Can I use a transformer w/ this model?
I have power to the gate...is a transformer OK and what size would I need?
asked 5 years, 2 months ago
on "Mighty Mule Automatic Gate Opener For Medium-Duty Swing Gate, Model# FM350"
This item includes the transformer, but still uses the battery. The battery must be used along with the transformer. You cannot use the transformer alone.
answered 5 years, 2 months ago
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If you download the installation manual you will find on page 10 Technical Specifications. The opener is powered by a 12 VDC marine battery. Battery charge is maintained from one of two methods. A 120VAC, 18VAC output indoor transformer connected to the opener OR a solar panel sold by GTO. The transformer can not be located more than 1000 feet of wire away from opener.
There are no instructions for powering the opener without a battery. To ensure you will not void your warranty you should call 800 543 1236 and tech support can answer your questions.