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    Driveway gate electrical fault

    Electricians

    If there’s some kind of fault with the electrics, power cut, etc. how can I get in and out of my driveway gates if they are automated/electric? Is it harmful to the gates if I were to try to open them without the use of power? Is this dangerous?

    Asked by Kamil on 23rd Nov 2020
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    Teckengineering

    "The motor will get damaged and there's always a overwrite button for a circumstances like this for you to use it manually."

    Answered on 4th Dec 2020 - Member since Oct 2019 - report
    Vedika engineering ltd

    "Hi, it all depends on the mechanism. Most of the motor's drive has override mechanism. Switch off the power, release any kind of brake and try to rotate the driving motor. Be careful if you forcefully drive a motor it can damage gears or brake mechanism."

    Answered on 23rd Nov 2020 - Member since Sep 2020 - report

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