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Mighty Mule Automatic Gate Opener For Medium-Duty Swing Gate, Model# FM350

Item# 34686
The FM350 Automatic Gate Opener is designed for swing gates weighing up to 550 lbs. or up to 16ft. long. This is an ideal gate opener for chain link, vinyl and tube gates in light wind environments. The 1-pc. design includes the control board and operator arm all in one unit, and it is very easy to install. This unit is solar compatible, which makes it ideal for rural environments. This opener requires an automotive or marine-style battery and weather-proof case not included. Application Swing gate opener. Works with all Mighty Mule accessories including gate lock, digital keypad, gate opening sensor, solar panel and more Ideal for gates that open into the property standard in kit or with gates opening away from the property using one Push-To-Open Bracket Item #34694, sold separately Includes one remote control transmitter, mounting hardware and pivot brackets for pull-to-open installation
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Questions & Answers for Mighty Mule Automatic Gate Opener For Medium-Duty Swing Gate, Model# FM350

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Under normal use. Open & close twice a day. How often would the battery need to be charged?

asked 3 years, 6 months ago
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This would greatly vary on the size and type of battery that is being used. Mighty mule recommends using a deep cycle marine battery. One of these would go the longest between charges.
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
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I use a regular car sized battery with a solar charger. The only time I may need to charge the battery is if we have 3 or 4 days of clouds with little sunlight. My gate is opened at least 5 or 8 times a day with no problems from the battery.
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Vick0504
 - Murfreesboro, Tn
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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 4 years, 2 months ago
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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 4 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.
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
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DCinTX
 - DFW Texas
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