Gate Crafters Estate Swing Exclusive DIY Kit Package Includes:
Receiver, (2) Remotes, Transformer, and Adjustable Bolt On Brackets
The Estate Swing Heavy Duty Solar gate opener (E-S 1000H) is easy to use and easy to install. Openers in this solar series have lowest standby draw of any DIY solar gate opener control board on the market today (under 10mA). Considered to be a heavy duty single gate opener, it has a 500mm stroke length and was designed to accommodate heavy or long gates. Yet, it is still gentle enough for lightweight gates.
Gate Materials: Wood, Steel, Aluminum, Vinyl, Chain Link, and others.
Weight and length: Up to 16' in length or 600 lbs
Max degree of opening: 110 degrees
Gate Post or Column size (pull to open): Max 6" x 6" post or gate mounted 3" from the rear face of a column.
Push to Open: Yes, no additional bracket needed - setback above does not apply to push to open.
Solar Compatible: Yes
A/C Charging Option: Low Voltage Transformer (battery and 18 gauge low voltage not included, up to 1000' run for low voltage wire from transformer to battery)
Solar Option: Group 24 Battery (not included) charged by 5 / 10 Watt Solar panel (included based on options)
Power Wire Specification: 16 gauge wire (purchased separately). Length is determined by distance between transformer/solar panel and the battery.
Operating Temperature: 0 to 110 F
Warranty:1-year electrical/ 5-year component limited warranty.
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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.
Estate Swing Gate Openers are made for the DIY gate opener customers. With easy bolt on brackets and simple setback templates, Estate Swing has made it easy for any homeowner to install their gate opener and automate their gate. Estate Swing gate openers can be installed with simple household tools and do not require any special expertise or building code approval*. Gate Crafters has been aiding customers for over a decade in providing technical and installation support 7 days a week from 9 am to 9 pm, EST and is the premier source for Estate Swing opener and accessories because of this experience.
When you DIY install your gate opener system, you will save $1000s of dollars over the life of your gate opener. You will have working knowledge of your gate opener installation and how the gate opener works. This will make it easier for you to troubleshoot your system and perform routine maintenance, if needed in the future.
*Disclaimer: We are currently unaware of any required building code inspections required for any installation of an Estate Swing gate opener(s). Moreover, we cannot guarantee all counties would not require approval.
GateCrafters.com offers more expert assistance than anyone. If you need help troubleshooting or installation support with your gate opener,we have live technical support specialists available 9am - 9 pm EST 7 days a week or try our exclusive gate opener recommendation tool 24 hours/day.
Gate Opener - Estate Swing E-S1000H Heavy Duty Solar Gate Opener
With the Estate Swing Solar series, your residential gate can be automated by tapping into the power of the sun. Estate Swing gate openers are designed to be easy to install for the average handyman. This unit comes standard with the kit items needed to automate your gate, including mounting brackets (hardware to affix brackets to the gate and column are not included).
The Estate Swing 1000H includes a generous sized control box you can house a larger Group size 24 battery than most gate operating systems. A larger Group size 24 battery means more cycles during a time of power outages or low sunlight (if solar is being used). A fully charged Group size 24 deep cycle battery will provide up to 300 cycles or an average of 30 days usage on a basic system before requiring a recharge. Group size 24 battery is not included.
The Estate Swing Solar series is designed with some of the same great features as the Estate Swing classic line but made with 12 volt power to enable the solar option. GateCrafters.com even provides solar panels (5 watt or 10 watt) within the DIY kit to make your purchasing choice hassle-free. The Estate Swing Solar series can be used with higher wattage panels with minimal modifications. Capable of adapting to extreme solar applications, you can match any size 12 volt battery (box fits max group size 24) and any wattage solar panel* to the system. * Solar panels must be matched up to compatible solar charger.
Estate Swing gate opener features for DIY installers include: no learning procedure, magnetic limit switches, and fully adjustable brackets. Estate Swing Solar series has no learning procedure; because of its smart usage it runs from one limit to the other without having to learn the procedure to the processor. Meanwhile the magnetic limit switches are adjustable on the bottom of the arm; simply slide them to where you need them. The included fully adjustable brackets can be made to fit any situations. Installers have alternate parts for gate openers on hand; homeowners do not; that is why these brackets are designed to fit all needs (including push to open).
This solar gate opener kit comes along with Estate Swing's unique user directed instruction manual. As the first user driven updateable manual for continuous improvement of installation ease, maintenance and troubleshooting updates, Estate Swing manuals are designed for the DIY installer. Gatecrafters.com knows that during your install, you might seek assistance. This is why we offer free seven days a week technical support!
All Estate Swings are built to the highest standards worldwide. Each unit is put through rigorous quality control testing on each component. The Estate Swing E-S 1000H meets and exceeds UL325 standards for anti-crushing safety.
The Estate Swing Solar Series - How Does it Work?
The solar panel absorbs solar energy and charges the 12 volt battery (not included). The gate opener then runs off this charged battery. Your solar panel can be installed up to 250 feet away from the control box (and charge controller). If you are using the A/C charging option, instead of solar, your transformer can be up to 1000' away from the gate opener control box. For both of the above options the battery is maintained directly by either the solar panel or the transformer.
One major benefit of this Estate Swing Solar series is that it only has one power supply connecting to the control board. Fewer wires means it's simpler to install and simpler to use. Fewer wires also means better protection against power surges. Reduced wire and the lowest standby draw on the DIY market makes the Estate Swing Solar series truly stand apart.
GateCrafters.com is the DIY factor. GateCrafters.com further adds to most of our gate openers for
easier DIY installation. We have developed exclusive components (example: easy adjustable mounting brackets),
customized instructions, and offer a full spectrum of accessories to truly cover all aspects of the
installation of your gate opener. In addition we have the largest staff of factory trained technicians in the
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.
Operator Arm with power cable
Manual Release Pin
Low Voltage Transformer (A/C charging option only)
433Mhz Deliberate Attempt Receiver
433Mhz Deliberate Attempt Transmitter
Adjustable, bolt on mounting brackets
Instruction Manual, Public Warning Sign, Quick Check color wiring diagram and setback cutout
Order specific customized accessory wiring instructions
Graphics from Manual:
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Additional 433Mhz Deliberate Attempt Transmitter
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
Limited 5 year mechanical warrantee on ALL Estate
Limited 1 year electrical warranty
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 all replacement parts
Many brands of many types of accessories, enough to handle just about any operational situation you can
GateCrafters.com has actual experience. We have a testing area, we have factory and internal training
courses, we build driveway 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.
The following tools and supplies are suggested in the manufacturer's manual for optimal installation. They
are not provided by GateCrafters, however, most tools are available at local hardware stores for purchase or
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.
- Low voltage wire depending on placement of solar panel or transformer
- Power Drill
- Crescent Wrench
- Flat Head Screwdriver
- Philipps Head Screwdriver
- C-Ring Pliers
- Tape Measure
- Wire Strippers
- 3/8", 1/4", 5/16" Drill Bits
Words from Senior Application Engineer,
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"The Estate Swing Solar series gate opener is a great combination of the simplistic board of the Estate Swing Classic
which has been so popular and the solar maintenance methods of the top solar gate openers. There have been
many attempts at dual purpose gate openers, meaning low voltage trickle charge and solar combined into one gate opener unit.
However we have found the gate openers that work best are the ones that are built for solar and the battery is transformer charged separate from the system if
desired. I will explain:
The way the best solar gate openers work, including the Estate Swing Solar series, is that the gate opener board and motor run off of
a battery only. All the charging is done directly to the battery. This is good because you can increase the
size of your battery, you can increase the size of your solar panel, you can increase the size of the charge
controller for faster charging or higher wattage solar panels; all leading to a more reliable gate opener system tailor
made to your circumstances. Other gate opener systems have the solar panel feed the power it produces into the gate opener control
board and the control board has a charge control built into it. The problem having the charge control
built into the gate opener control board is it is a performance limiting factor. In order to increase battery size or solar panel
/ wattage you have to match the right charge controller. If the charge controller that is built into the gate opener control board cannot handle the desired charging the system will not be capable of keeping up with your needs. For lesser used gate opener systems or systems in optimal
sunlight this is ok, but if you have other plans like many access control devices, less than optimal solar
conditions, etc having the flexibility of external charging is a huge plus.
The other advantage of not running charging power through the gate opener control board is lightening protection.
Having the low voltage lines from a transformer or solar panel leading directly to a battery instead of the
gate opener control board creates a buffer that helps to protect against minor surges. We still recommend using lightning
protection but if you choose not to, which we have seen many times over the years, your chances of having a
surge mishap is decreased through this type of gate operator charging system.
Having a system that is this DIY ready as well as solar ready has been something we have been after for a
while. The DIY aspect of this gate opener is the other component that I truly value. It has adjustable
brackets making the mounting easy (we have a video showing how to do this by the way). There
no programming, just a few parameters to set. Other gate openers have sequences to follow to get the gate
opener to "learn" how to operate for your particular gate. The main problem with having programming is no
matter how easy you make the procedure there is still a procedure and you are not familiar with it. This is a
carryover from the times when all gate openers were installed by professionals. Professionals learn the
procedure after a few times and it is no big deal; but why would a DIYer want to learn something they are
never going to use again. The Estate Swing Solar gate opener is designed to simply run from limit to limit
stop on them, wire it up, set a few parameters and off you go with a running gate (we also have a video for
Estate Swing and GateCrafters.com make a perfect match because of the commitment to customer service.
Estate Swing's manufacturer works with members of our technical support staff offering direct training on the
product line. This knowledge and know-how is available 7 days a week for support from 9 A.M to 9 P.M. Eastern
Time and upon request 24 hours a day, 365 days a year even during holidays. This after-hours support allows
for installation questions absolutely free. As the Senior Application Engineer for GateCrafters.com I know
each customer will obtain the support they need at GateCrafters.com. I stand behind the values of
GateCrafters.com and would like to invite you to give us a try. Our service, knowledge and enthusiasm have
made us the number one seller of gate openers in the world."
Estate Swing E-S1000H/D Control Board Overview
Installing the Mounting Brackets
Easy Limit Adjustment
Measuring for Driveway Gate Set Back
Testing Battery Voltage for Driveway Gate Openers
E-S 1000H Parameters Explanation
Wiring Estate Swing Deluxe Exit Wand
Manual: E-S 1000H Series
Manual: E-S 1000H Series
QB ID: E-S 1000H/10W