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TIPS TO CHOOSE THE RIGHT SOLAR PANELS

Posted: February 6th, 2014 | Author: admin | Filed under: Uncategorized | No Comments »
There was an experiment in the year 1839 on solar energy. It was found that enough power could be produced to light up an entire Christmas light. But whether it is true in real life today is a big question. In order to make a house completely solar powered, the amount of solar panels to be used would be very large.

In order to have a house completely powered by solar energy, we have pay particular attention to solar panels. While going to buy a solar panel, what are the points we should consider, let’s have a brief idea.

The price of the panel is the first thing to consider. Then the durability of the panels, efficiency of the panels and the type of solar electric panels used come next.

Experience also plays a big factor in choosing the right kind of solar panels. Start a survey among your kith and kin that already use solar panels. Ask your friends, relatives, neighbors and friends about it.

Smaller photo voltaic cells electrically connected constitute the solar panel. The solar cells have a glass covering over them which protects the cells from external elements besides allowing sun rays to pass through them.

Solar panels produce DC current like that in a battery. At least 12 volts of power can be used at the time of sun light continuously. Solar cells are generally connected in series. So, if you connect solar panels in parallel, then you can get a higher current output. The number of solar panels is directly proportional to the amount of electricity produced.

Place the solar panels on roof tops or any other open space where maximum sunlight falls. The panels should have the scope of absorbing maximum solar energy. Solar panels come in various sizes. Choose the size which fits your home demands.

Portable devices can be recharged by using solar panels. The solar electric system in your house is made up of many solar panels arranged in a particular fashion. The amount of electricity produced in your house is determined by this configuration.
For a 12V system, if you need to replace 100A/h of charge to your batteries each day, and you have 8 sunlight hours in each day you will need…

100AH x 12V = 1200WH

1200WH / 8H = 150W of solar panels.

Solar electric panels of 150 W will be enough for a standard house or cottage practically. So to have sufficient power, you have to consider extra solar panels say 180 W. In this way you will never fall short of power.

Now, you must have understood what to look for in a solar panel and make the right choice. Why not buy some solar panels from Wholesale Gate Openers as per your need?


REMOTE GATE OPENERS: BENEFITS

Posted: January 28th, 2014 | Author: admin | Filed under: Remote gate openers | Tags: , , | No Comments »

Gate opener and gate operator are two different terms. Gate openers are used for residential automatic gates and gate operators are used for commercial gates. A ‘remote opener’ is not actually a remote opener. It is actually the motor assembly which is used to open the gate by the help of a remote control.

Who would like to get out of the car to open the gate during leaving the house or returning home? This is indeed very convenient for the home owners until you drive by houses with gates open. During rainy season also gate remote openers help you to stay dry.

Worm driven remote gate openers can work with both sliding and swinging gates. But swing arm operators can only work with swinging gates. Worm driven remote operator does not need chains, other pumping mechanisms or valves.

Swing arm operators reach from the enclosure to the middle of the gate with a hydraulic piston. These gate remote operators can handle any type of gate materials like wood, steel or wrought iron.

Underground loop opener is also one kind of loop opener which can be used both in sliding and swinging gates. These are costlier than swing arm operators. The main advantage of this is that it is buried deep inside the ground due to which you can get a clean look. Your gate looks even better. But in order to have such a system, the gate should be located nearer to the mains supply else powerful batteries have to be used.

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THINGS TO ASK WHEN BUYING AN AUTOMATIC GATE

Posted: January 21st, 2014 | Author: admin | Filed under: AUTOMATIC GATE | No Comments »

When you go to buy an automatic gate with a remote controlled gate opener, then you cannot arbitrarily go and buy any automatic gate available in the market. Since an automatic gate does not come cheap, it requires massive research before you buy an automatic gate. Many factors play a role in deciding the right automatic gate like fencing style, house style and security level. Buying an automatic gate in haste might lead to frustrations at later stages. So, why not have a look at some of the important questions you need to ask to make your automatic gate buying experience a grand success?

  • What are the numbers of entry and exit points to a property?

Some gate companies have combo offers in which they offer multiple numbers of gates together at a lesser price.

  • How much room is present for the installation of gate and gate operating system?

This question can be better addressed by the gate company. There should be ample space for hinges, opener, pivot point and post.

  • Which type of gate better suits your property?

There are sliding gates and swing gates. Personal choice plays a role in this as well as the space present in the gate installation area.

  • If swing gate, then it should open in or out?

Generally swing gates open inwards. But in some cases, when the inward slope is higher, the gates have to swing outwards.

  • What should be the width of the gate and how heavy it should be?

This question arises when you have already chosen the type of gate to install. Then the type of gate opener you wish to buy affects the decision to buy the gate also. Each gate opener has


TIPS TO MAINTAIN YOUR DRIVEWAY GATE

Posted: January 8th, 2014 | Author: admin | Filed under: Driveway Gates | No Comments »
A driveway gate if maintained is an asset for your property. On the contrary if not properly maintained, it will be a headache for you and your family. A well maintained gate works smoothly and does not give any trouble. But a sparsely maintained gate gives all sorts of problems even during opening and closing of gate.

How can you maintain your driveway gates in excellent condition, you can know by reading the following tips:

  • PRIORITIZE REGULAR MAINTENANCE:
    Regularly maintain your gate by checking. Tighten the nuts and bolts, clear the sliding path of the gate, and oil the hinges. Look for rusting of any part. If found, quickly clear the rust. In case of automatic gate, check the batteries or power supply if they are working properly or not.
  • BUY A GATE WITH MAINTENANCE PLAN:
    Nowadays gate manufacturers also offer maintenance plans along with the gate. These maintenance plans cover any defective parts after use or any replacement as well. The gate company may visit your home frequently or once or twice a year. This type of maintenance work can help you detect problems in your gate much before it becomes worse. Gate mechanisms and motors are also checked.

  • CONSULT AN EXPERT INSTEAD OF DOING IT BY YOURSELF: Small minor problems in your gate like paint removed or minor rust can be handled by you. But in case of major problems like defect in your electrical system of your automatic gate, cannot be handled by you. You need to call a certified professional to handle these types of work. Don’t try to do it yourself and invite more defects by this.
  • ALWAYS CHOOSE GATE WITH WARRANTY: Warranty is the best form of protection. Always choose a gate with sufficient warranty protection. The warranty should offer guarantee on gate sag. It should have replacement warranty in case of major defects in automatic gate parts. If your warranty expires, then always go for extended warranty. This gives you peace of mind.

Wholesale gate opener is your one stop shop for all types of gate products, fences and security systems.


SLIDING GATE OPENER LOCKING SYSTEM

Posted: December 29th, 2013 | Author: admin | Filed under: Uncategorized | No Comments »

There is a huge difference between a gate opener and a gate operator. A gate opener is used in residential homes whereas gate operator is used in case of commercial establishments. A very strong and durable gate for your home or office is a great idea. But what if the locking system is poor and outdated? It does not complement the gate for security for which you have installed the gate in the first place. In the absence of a proper lock, it is very difficult to stop thieves or intruders from entering your house.

The locks or mechanical locks that we were using long before seem to be right for our protection. But the problem is that whenever the lock opens or closes, then the owner cannot be able to know. Take for example it can happen in case of a theft also. But the electric lock is a very safe and efficient way to protect your home.

One disadvantage of using an electric lock is that it requires regular maintenance. Frequent oiling is required in order to ensure that the lock works smoothly. At times, it is also needed to paint the parts of the lock. All the related equipments have to be present with you in case of any defect if arises.

Another disadvantage of using electric lock is that if a thief disconnects the power supply, then the lock becomes useless and any one can get into the house then. In order to avoid that, you have to ensure that the power supply is protected enough and is very efficient as well.

Apart from the disadvantages, we can see that the electric sliding driveway gate lock is a very useful and protective lock as compared to traditional locks. So, give your house this high-tech locking system from ALEKO to ensure maximum protection of your periphery. ALEKO has electric locks as well as electromagnetic locks. These locks provide added security by locking and unlocking automatically whenever the gate opens and closes. They come with a keypad manual release. Some locks are available which are compatible with 24 V sliding gate opener system and some are compatible with 12 V gate opener system.


LIVE SAFE BY INSTALLING VIDEO SECURITY SYSTEM AT YOUR HOME

Posted: December 23rd, 2013 | Author: admin | Filed under: Uncategorized | No Comments »
In this world of crime and criminals, nobody is safe. Just by locking the doors and windows, you can’t term it as being safe. In this world of high-tech thieves and criminals, we need high-tech systems in order to protect our family and our precious belongings. A home is not a home without safety. But with the advent of modern technology, has come modern video surveillance security system which has kept thieves and criminals at bay.

Video surveillance security system gives you a host of other benefits also. When you are out of home to a distant place, then you can be assured that your home is protected by video surveillance. This gives you peace of mind which is the most invaluable thing in life. Because after all, at the end of the day all you need is mental peace.

Home security cameras are of two types: covert and overt. In a covert system, the cameras are hidden from sight. In this case, criminals or burglars cannot know that the home is protected by video security. Sometimes, they are caught red handed. In overt system, cameras are visible. So, thieves fear to commit theft in a building which is clearly guarded by video surveillance. Generally people use a covert system inside the house in order to not terrify the guests. It has some other uses like watching old members of the house, or small babies, or the entrance door.

Many elderly people nowadays are using video security system to guard their house and reduce apprehension. Elderly people deserve to feel safe at all times. So, installing a video security system is worth it.
Many locations which are termed as safe, can actually be attacked by robbers and burglars, because at such places public don’t expect them and their work becomes easier.

Let’s have a look at some of the benefits of video security system at home:

>> Discourages thieves and intruders.

>> Monitors the home.

>> Insurance charges are reduced.

>> Valuables are protected.

>> Faster assistance during emergency situation.

>> Peace of mind is guaranteed.

>> Liberty of seniors is attained.

>> Value of house increases.

A home video surveillance security system looks after your protection all throughout the day and night non-stop. ‘A stitch in time saves nine’. So, what are you waiting for? Make your home and home mates safe now. !


SLIDING GATE OPENERS FOR EASY GATE MECHANICS

Posted: December 16th, 2013 | Author: admin | Filed under: Uncategorized | No Comments »

As far as aesthetics of a house is concerned, a gate is the first and foremost thing that one notices. And a gate should be designed in such a way that it adheres to the comfort and convenience of house mates. In most of Europe and USA , gate openers are widely used to open and close gates by the help of various mechanisms. When we look at the types of gate openers, mainly there are 2 types of gate openers. One is hydraulic and the other one is electromechanical.

>> Mechanical gate operators are actually electromechanical gate operators which use power from the mains and are screw driven , barrier arm operator or of sliding type. Some types of automatic gate openers also use solar power as a green power to operate opening and closing of gates.

>> Hydraulics system is also used for this purpose and as the name suggests, hydraulic fluids are used which makes this operation smoother. Hydraulics operators also have some more advantages like they are more powerful and it can move heavy gates with less power consumption.

Among the various gate types, there are swing gates, slide gates, overhead gates, barrier gates and tiger’s teeth gates.

One of the most accepted type of gate operator and widely used is the slide gate opener. It can be attached at the end of the gate in an open position or in a closed position. “In Europe a metal or plastic rack is attached to the gate with a gear fitted to the operator. But in America, a chain is attached across the gate near the bottom and passes through the operator. This moves it back and forth.” European method is more secure and silent. Whereas the American method allows maximum movement of gate and is lither.

Sliding gates are generally big, weighty and more perilous as compared to swing gates. So, if you are looking to equip your gate with one of the most appropriate and safest gate systems available in the market, then you should go through our gate opener section and get a chance to see some of the most modern and advanced slide gate openers at ALEKO®. We have an array of different types of sliding gate openers for different needs of different people.


Electric Gate Openers: Remote VS Keypads

Posted: December 9th, 2013 | Author: admin | Filed under: Uncategorized | No Comments »
Automatic driveway gates have become a common feature in every residential property and the reason behind this is the enormous advantages and advanced features that these gates provide in comparison to the traditional manual gates. At the same time with the advancement of technology new features are being invented that can be easily integrated with the driveway gates and hence improve the value of your property and also add security to your home. The installation of gate openers has immensely increased the convenience level of individuals. There are various types of gate openers available in the market to meet the specific demand of the individuals and their driveway gates. There are lot of complex technologies and a lot of models to select from. Some of the options available are motion sensors, infrared sensors, light sensors, keypads and remotes to open your garage doors or driveway gates. Here we are going to discuss on two types of open devices, a remote and a keypad.

Remote:

Remotes are the most common and widely used devices to operate and access the driveway gates. With the advancement in technology the design and efficiency of remotes have also improved. The push button remote controls are generally battery operated and basically have two buttons that is the open and close button.

The driveway gates that are integrated to work with the help of remote are operated mainly through radio frequencies or Bluetooth. Radio frequencies are really helpful if you need an extensive amount of distance to operate the gates where as for lesser distances the Bluetooth technology remotes are the best options. Another popular technology that remote controls rely on is the infrared. Infrared is a very cheap solution but lasts for a long time. A major factor that comes into existence with the use of infrared technology is you have to point the remote that is the transmitter directly or in line with the receiver that is generally attached at the bottom or side of the driveway gate.

When it comes to security remotes are the ideal solution. They provide a high level of security because today’s remote transmitters are very much secure as they adopt a very strict algorithm procedure for radio frequency so there shouldn’t be any fear regarding security.

Keypads:

Keypads are an alternative method to access driveway gates that is to open and close the driveway gates. While selecting a keypad for your driveway gate it is very important to keep in your mind the type of motor you have installed on your driveway gate or garage door.

The keypads are an excellent addition to the security of the house. The keypads are very secure as they use a password normally between 3 to 6 digits to open the gates. The best thing about the keypad is that its password can be changed at regular interval for more security eliminating the risk of losing your gate opener. The keypads can also be connected to alarms to improve the overall safety. A keypad is very ideal when you go out of the house but do not want to carry a key.

Both remote controls and keypads have their own advantages and it completely depends on the customer on what type of access control he or she wants to install taking into consideration their requirements. Wholesale gate opener has all varieties of keypads and remote controls and you can consult us to select the right kind of access control that best suits your necessity.


Improve the security of your premises by installing gate openers

Posted: December 2nd, 2013 | Author: admin | Filed under: Uncategorized | No Comments »
In today’s world security is a major concern and everybody needs to take necessary steps to protect themselves from any unwanted danger that may occur at any time. And when it comes to security one need to ensure safety at home first and there are various ways through which one can enhance the overall security of the house and there is no better place than the driveway gates to start from. Driveway gates are the first line of protection of any house and a strong security at these gates is a must.


In order to keep your home safe and prevent it from intrusions by unwanted people, many home owners go for installing automatic driveway gates and high quality fences. Depending on the type of fence, gate location and access point one can select from a variety of driveway gates like sliding or swinging driveway gates. But apart from these gates the other main aspects of driveway gates are the installation of gate openers which give an added security to your house besides increasing your convenience and comfort level.

Gate openers are mechanical devices used to operate the opening and closing of driveway gates. These gate openers are designed for both sliding and swinging driveway gates and at the same time can be programmed to open and close with the help of a transmitter or a manual device. These gate openers are like boxes along the fence lines and are attached to the gate or may be placed underground. Due to these advantages, gate openers have gained popularity and are now readily available and can be brought from online also. Wholesale gate opener is an authorized dealer of gate openers and other driveway gate products. Wholesale gate opener sells gate openers with the highest quality standards and one of our most popular gate openers is the ALEKO® Metal GG1700 AC/DC Dual Swing Gate Operator.

The ALEKO® Metal GG1700 AC/DC Dual Swing Gate Operator is designed for residential applications and is capable of handling dual swing gates weighing up to 1700 lbs and up to 26 ft in length. The ALEKO® AS1700 Series is equipped with a powerful 24V DC motor which provides an exceptional starting torque and these also come with optional built-in battery back up to ensure seamless operation of gate openers and all DC controls. Some of the features of this product are:

>> The gate can be accessed through keypad and remote control.

>> Easy soft start and stop function.

>> Emergency release in case of power failure.

>> Adjustable opening and closing interval between master and slave gate.

>> Two years warranty provided by the company.

It is very important for people to invest in order to ensure safety and security of their property and the best option to maximize the security of your property is to install gate openers. Gate openers are designed to ensure maximum safety and secure gate access that is easy to access. At wholesale gate opener we provide top quality gate opener products and take into consideration all the requirements of our customers.


Small wind turbines for home and business.

Posted: November 22nd, 2013 | Author: admin | Filed under: Wind Turbine | Tags: , , | No Comments »
If there is enough wind resource in your area and if the situation is right then installing small wind turbines are one of the best cost effective home based renewable energy system with zero emission and pollution. The wind turbine which is installed on the tower is designed to collect the wind energy and convert it into electricity. The output is fed into the household wiring after making the turbine output electrically compatible with the utility.

If you take a closer look at the functioning of a wind turbine and the generation of electricity then you will find that a house is served by both wind turbine and the utility. If due to some reasons there is no output from the wind turbine then the entire electricity is supplied from the utility. As the turbine output increases then the amount of power purchased from the utility is proportionally decreased and all these process takes place automatically. And when the turbine output is more than the house need then it is automatically sold to the utility.

Advantages of Small wind turbines:

  • It helps you lower your electricity bill.
  • Installation of wind turbines in remote location help to decrease the cost of installing power lines to these locations.
  • Combination of wind turbines and power utility provides uninterrupted power supply during power outages.

Components of small wind turbines:

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Turbine: The turbine is the spinning part of the wind turbine system responsible for generating electricity. Few of the parts of the turbine are:

  • Blades: The small wind turbines are upwind machines that generally have two to three blades made of a composite material such as fiberglass.
  • Rotor: The blades are connected to a rotor assembly which spins when the blades catch the wind. The magnet rotor spins around a magnetic alternator, creating a magnetic field and producing an electrical charge.
The rotor, generator and tail are attached to a structure called the turbine’s frame. The amount of the energy produced by the turbine is primarily determined by the diameter of the rotor and the tail keeps the turbine facing into the wind.
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Tower: The small wind turbine is mounted onto a tower because the wind speed increases with height. The power the wind system produces generally depends on the height of the tower. Most turbine manufacturing companies provide wind turbine packages that include the tower.
Inverters: The inverters convert the DC power from the batteries to Active current (AC) used in the home and on the utility grid.
Controller: The controller converts the raw electricity to direct current (DC) power and sends it to either to a battery or an inverter. Wholesale Gate Opener manufactures a whole range of different wind charge controllers which are of prime quality and stands up to the expectation. ALEKO® CD5.0 24V Wind Charge Controller is one of the latest additions to the wind charge controller section designed especially to produce wind power from 10 mph wind. Some of the functions of this model are:
  • It transforms the AC power from wind turbine by Rectifier Bridge to DC power for battery charging.
  • It comes with an inbuilt short circuit protection and a dump load in case of high wind.
  • There is also a facility for over charge battery protection.
  • And there is also an optional function low voltage battery protection.
Storage batteries: Batteries are optional in some cases as most modern residential wind turbines are coupled directly to the utility grid and don’t require the use of batteries, but if you have a stand-alone wind turbine system, or in case you want back-up at times of power outages, batteries are needed for storage.
We would be happy to send you further information on our small wind turbines and components related to wind turbine systems and answer any of your questions. You can contact us anytime and our customer support will be glad to help you.