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Understanding Automatic Gate Opening Systems

Automatic Gate Systems and Actuator Control Configurations: I have an Elite Automatic Gate opener actuator, the gate openers are opening in the opposite direction.

Automatic Gate Openers and Actuator Configuration
Electrical Question: I have an Elite Automatic Gate opener actuator, which is discontinued. The gate openers are opening in the opposite direction. The master is wired red to black, green to green, white to white. The slave is wired black to black, red to red, white to white, green to green. I’ve tried to wire the master the same as the slave-no power. I haven’t had this problem before when I have changed out the slave operator. I have never had to change the master until now and didn’t know it was wired differently. I also tried to replace the slave operator and still had the gates opening opposite. I bought extra operators before they discontinued the model. I also have an extra panel board.

This electrical question came from: Ellen, a Homeowner from Paicines, California.

Dave’s Reply:
Thanks for your electrical wiring question Ellen.

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2 Responses to “Understanding Automatic Gate Opening Systems”
  1. dianne says:

    How do I reset my Duraswing gate motor?
    The gates are opening and closing in opposite directions to each other.

    • Dave Rongey says:

      Hi Dianne,
      How to Reset a Duraswing Gate
      Duraswing has a few different models of gate motors and operators.
      This information is specific to the Durnswing Model DWS2000:
      The information regarding the DuraSwing Swing Gate Operator indicates that there is either a external reset button, or there are Built-in On/Off and Reset switches that can be accessed through the cover if desired.

      A system reset may also be accomplished by turning the system power OFF, and then back ON.

      I hope this helps,


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