NICE / Apollo Single Slide Heavy Duty Residential / Commercial 120VAC - 24VDC Gate Opener - 8300SL / 1/2HP


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   Product Details
  • Gate Opener At a Glance
  • GateCrafters.com Exclusive Additions
  • Gate Opener Description
  • Tools & Supplies for Installation
  • Gate Opener Features
  • Factory Visit Updates
  • Product Media
  • Customer Testimonials

  •    Gate Opener At a Glance Top of Page
    The NICE / Apollo 8300SL and 8500SL slide gate openers are a cutting edge advancement in gate automation for heavy residential or commercial applications. They are one of the only commercial gate openers with an installation designed for the DIY installer, the only professional required for installation is an electrician to hook up a proper 120VAC source.


    Gate Materials: Wood, Steel, Aluminum, Vinyl, Chain Link, and others.
    Weight and length: 1/2 HP: Up to 35' in length and 1000 lbs; 1 HP: Up to 35' in length and 1500 lbs
    Mounting: Pad mount
    Solar Compatible: Yes, for low usage non-commercial scenarios.
    Power: 120VAC converted to 24VDC in unit, Backup batteries included.
    Power Wire Specification: 120VAC should only be run by a professional, please consult for wire specification.
    Operating Temperature: -4F to +150F
    Warranty: 7 Years manufacturer residential, 5 years manufacturer Commercial (Click Here for Warranty Pros and Cons)


    GateCrafters.com offers more expert assistance than anyone. If you need help deciding if this gate opener has the abilities that are right for your gate we have live application specialists available 9am - 9 pm EST 7 days a week or try our exclusive gate opener recommendation tool 24 hours/day.

       Gate Opener Description Top of Page

    The NICE / Apollo 8300SW and 8500SW slide gate openers incorporate features considered to the latest wave of gate opener innovation. These gate openers can be used on residential properties or commercial properties such as gated communities or storage facilities. Utilizing the dependability of direct 120VAC power with the efficiency of a DC motor allows this gate opener to operate service free for many years.

    Installation is a breeze with this gate opener making this a popular choice for both the novice installer and seasoned pro alike. Featuring the 1050 smart board, the terminal connections are clearly labeled and easy to access with a pivoting control board mount. The on board diagnostic lights and digital read out make system operation very clear and intuitive. With this innovative board all polarity errors have been eliminated and the board will indicate the polarity needs to be swapped without causing damage.

    The board is designed to work with loops, keypads, alternate receivers, or any other accessory that is available to the gate opener industry. In addition to being able to add any accessories the control board has a built in 7 day programmable timer. Also built in to the control board is a multi-meter that can read the motor power consumption and all current incoming power levels.


       Gate Opener Features Top of Page

    • Built-in battery backup comes standard in case of power failures (2: 7 Ah batteries in series)

    • Soft Start Soft Stop smooth operation offer a smoother, quieter operation and is easier on the gate and gate installation

    • Flip out control board for easy setup / usage.

    • Power diagnostic built into control panel.

    • Easy manual release with provided release wrench.

    • Includes 35' of #40 chain and the brackets.

    • Meets UL325 standards

    • Easy access limit switches

    • Built in 7 day programmable timer

    • 7 year manufacturer residential / 5 year manufacturer commercial warranty

    • Digital controls over force, speed, delay

    • (2) AC accessory power plugs: The control board only has a power output for the receiver. Other accessories should be powered from transformers which you can conveniently plug into the provided receptacle. Please plan on purchasing a transformer for any accessories you are purchasing. Consult GateCrafters.com for specification on transformers.

    • Multiple terminal inputs for simple, clean wire installation

    • Maglock, solenoid, external alarm outputs

    GateCrafters.com has the resources you need. How do you use your gate opener system once you get it? GateCrafters.com is the only retailer to give a real answer to this question. We have develop videos for installing many of our gate openers and products and write DIY focused manuals for most gate openers and have individual instructions for each accessory to be installed with each gate opener.

       GateCrafters.com Exclusive Additions Top of Page
  • GateCrafters.com provides a Free Estate Swing receiver and 2) Free Estate Swing transmitters.
  • Order specific customized accessory wiring instructions
  • 360 degree accessories - we can take you through exit, entry, safety, power, and all other minute details to create a fully rounded kit.
  • Free 24/7/365 Installation Support
  • Free 7 day/week Technical Support
  • Largest Number of Certified Techs in America
  • Free assistance to find the right gate opener for your gate
  • Free systems design assistance to match the right accessories to fit your needs.
  • Extremely competitive pricing
  • Free shipping on all accessories purchased with a gate opener
  • We stock replacement parts
  • Many brands of many types of accessories, enough to handle just about any operational situation you can imagine
  • GateCrafters.com has actual experience. We have a testing area, we have factory and internal training courses, we build gates and have our own gates that are automated, we attended all industry trade shows in multiple countries and are a member of the AFA, and we pay visits to our chosen manufacturers' factories. All these factors are what have lead to us having so many exclusive additions. When you see and actually use as many products as we have you tend to have many ideas for minor changes that have major impacts. We acted on these ideas and have utilized them to help thousands of customers automate their gates.
       Tools & Supplies for Installation Top of Page

    The following tools and supplies are suggested in the manufacturer manual for optimal installation. They are not provided by GateCrafters, however, most tools are available at local hardware stores for purchase or rental.

    • Supplies for building a concrete pad for your area: concrete, shovel, wood bracing boards, rebar, water, wheel barrow
    • Supplies for running and making electrical connections: Wire cutters, wire strippers, wire at the appropriate gauge, mini screwdriver.
    • Supplies for bolting unit to concrete pad: Concrete anchors, masonry bit, hammer drill, hammer, wrench.
    • Other tools: Wrench, bolts for attaching bracket to gate, screw drivers

    Depending on the type of gate, power supply and contributing environmental factors additional tools or supplies may be needed. Please review the product manual associated with this gate opener model for further details.
       Factory Visit Updates Top of Page
    Apollo and NICE have recently become one. Apollo is based out of and has its production in San Antonio, TX and NICE manufacturers in Italy. NICE, being a much larger world wide company has brought industry leading design and technology to partner Apollo’s superior understanding of solar operation.

       Customer Testimonials Top of Page
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       Product Media Top of Page

    PDF Manual Apollo 1050 D.I.Y. Package Guide


    Manual: 1.0.2_08 2012_apollo_8300_8500_slide_gate_en
    Manual: 8300_8500_spec_2
    QB ID: 8300SL 433PKG