Here's 3 Reasons to Own A Battery Powered Gate Opener

Here's 3 Reasons to Own A Battery Powered Gate Opener

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Automatic gate opener systems are all about making your property’s entryway easy to operate and time-efficient. After looking at or even purchasing Ghost Controls® single and dual gate openers, you may have noticed that all of our kits are battery powered. This method of powering gate systems is uncommon, but we have used industry-leading technology solutions to guarantee a uniquely useful way of operating driveway single swing gates to our customers. Here are 3 pros to help you understand why a battery operated gate system is Ghost Controls®’ choice for automating your entrance:

Easy Installation

First and foremost, our battery operated system makes installation easier than any other brand. Simply connecting your system’s battery to a nearby 12 volt AC power source is enough to have your gate up and running. Establishing an AC power connection will keep your batteries fully charged and allow for the electric driveway gate to operate with enough cycles for frequent everyday use.

Battery Box Kit with Harness and Two Batteries - ABBT2

Battery Box Kit with Harness and Two Batteries - ABBT2


Battery Box Kit with Two 12V, 7 Amp Batteries and battery harness are included. Has a removable lid for easy access and can be locked with a padlock (not included) to prevent unwanted access. Can be easily mounted to a post.… read more

The installation requires no heavy, complex units; only a separately purchased battery box that mounts to your fence post. A Ghost Controls® battery box will house two 12 volt batteries that can be easily wired to your control box in no time.

In addition to easy installation, battery power is easier on your remote gate opener’s mechanism. This is due to the system giving a soft-start and soft-stop to prevent your gate from being damaged, minimizing the wear and tear on your operator system itself.

Solar Compatibility

The second benefit of having a Ghost Controls® battery operated system is the compatibility with solar power. At Ghost Controls®, we offer two different calibers of solar panels with mounting equipment included to connect directly to your batteries in a similar way to an AC power source. Installing your panel can also be done with ease, and will allow you to operate your gate system off the grid. This option is perfect for gates that are long distances from an AC power source and will charge your batteries using varying levels of sunlight.

Solar powering your system means that as long as the sun is out, you can be sure that your gate works. Depending on the region of the United States you live in, you can integrate solar panels to provide an output range of 10 watts to 30 watts of power to your system. For a detailed guide to determining what solar output is right for you, click here.

Powerless Functionality

One of the most useful aspects of battery power is the capability to use your system even when the power is out. Each 12 volt battery can hold a limited charge once no power is being transferred, giving you potentially enough uses to operate your gate until you get your power back.

Other gate operating systems are liable to stop functioning during dire situations when power is lost. This means many property owners risk battling the elements while having to manually push or pull open their gate to enter and exit. With Ghost Controls® battery operated systems, opening your gate remotely from the comfort of your home or vehicle is a reliable option through almost any scenario.

Ghost Controls® One-Of-A-Kind Reliability Assurance

Investing in Ghost Controls® systems means that your gate will operate using our uniquely reliable and efficient battery powered automation. To view the full battery requirements for Ghost Controls® systems, click here.

Looking to learn more about Ghost Controls® solar gate openers and gate opener accessories? 

Ghost Controls offers a wide array of reliable driveway swing gate openers, including chain link gate openers. For years, customers have asked for an alternative for slow, unreliable, and noisy operators. At Ghost Controls we have worked hard with innovations in Noise Reduction, Speed, and Reliability on our heavy duty electric gate openers. Additionally, we provide all of our customers with the opportunity to share our love of solar powered renewable energy by converting their systems into a solar automatic gate opener. Using a solar operator is a great way to go off the grid and provide your swing gate operator system with endless clean energy for your remote gate opener.

Speed, and Reliability:

  • Quiet – motor noise is accurately correlated to quality in the mechanical and electronic design. All our openers have a maintenance free gear box and motor. They were designed for smooth, quiet operation regardless of the age and cycles of the battery powered gate opener.
  • Fast – Our mechanical design and new radio frequency offer superior range offering a greater level of convenience for customers.
  • Invincible (Limited Life-Time Warranty) – The motor is one of the most critical components to ensure reliability and longevity. We back our proprietary gear motors with a limited lifetime warranty. No other product in the market can make this claim.

GHOST CONTROLS® single and double swing gate openers are designed and manufactured with pride, delivering the highest quality product and customer support in the industry. We believe in our products with our limited lifetime warranty on each solar compatible dual or single gate opener*. Our corporate philosophy is; steadfast commitment to our customers, culture, products, and people.

*Limited lifetime warranty on motor and gear assembly.

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