“The Apollo NICE 1550, 1650, 1500, and 1600 are the Rancher’s choice when it comes to agricultural gate openers. Apollo is the industry leader in solar powered gate opener and build their gate openers to last.
The Apollo 1550 is suited unto 16 foot gates that weigh 600 pounds.
The motor on the Apollo 1550 is approximately 4 and half inches long and approximately 2 and half inches in diameter. The motor spins a heavy duty all steel gear that turns the large drive gear. The main drive gear, approximately 5 inches around and made of 1/4 inch steel, turns the piston in and out and also drives the limit switches. The limit switches on the Apollo 1550 are magnetic and are very reliable. These switches are completely sealed which will extend the life of your gate opener.
The Apollo 1550 gate opener features stainless steel and aluminum construction. The outside of the gate opener is power coated black to help extend the life of your gate opener. This gate opener has a 2 year warranty.
The difference between the Apollo 1550 and Apollo 1500, is that the 1550 is rated for human/vehicular use, whereas the 1500 is for agricultural use only. The Apollo 1550 features an operational current sensor, which detects the movement of the gate opener arm. If the movement does not match up with the rotation of the motor, the switch stops the gate opener and places it into reverse. This is an additional safety feature that is in place to protect your gate, gate opener, and car in the event of contact with your vehicle.
The Apollo 1550 can utilize two different control boards, either the Apollo 1050 control board or Apollo 310 Mercury control board. The Apollo 1050 smart control board has multiple built in features such as timers, diagnostic, volt meter, and many more built in features. This control board is one of the more sophisticated control boards on the market today. The Apollo 310 mercury control board has plug-in locations for the necessary accessories such as exit devices, inputs, outputs,safeties, and powering.
When you buy an Apollo 1550 gate opener from Gate Crafters we include a complete DIY kit for you. This kit include the bolt on brackets that attach your gate opener to your post, a receiver and 2 transmitters, a power transformer and charging board if you need it for your gate opener. GateCrafters.com also sells key pads that works wirelessly with the included receiver.
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