Review: ALEKO AR1500 Sliding Gate Opener
This company was established in 2007, and is located in Seattle Washington. So we have here genuine US products for a change. The company offers a variety of driveway gate products and accessories such as driveway gate, iron fence, pedestrian gate, sliding gate opener, swing gate opener etc. They are praised to have rapid delivery (between 21-48 hours), stellar customer service and that they offer the people a superior shopping experience. 80% of their sales is done online, which is a good thing considering that we live in a technological era. Other good sides of their products is the guarantee which satisfies every customer, as well as their very useful website which gives complete information and photos of the products. Also their products are DIY friendly.
Aleko AR1500 Sliding Gate Opener
This amazing gate opener has the ability to open gates up to 1500 pounds or 600kg in weight and 40 feet (12m) in length. In case if the gate is more than 40 feet in length, you have a 13 feet gear rack tracks included with the option of buying extra racks. The product has a 120V AC (1/2HP equivalent) motor which provides remarkable starting torque and continuous operation. It has a user programmable and user erasable remote codes and 2 remotes are included.
What’s in the box?
When you open the package, a lot awaits. First you will find one brand new slide gate opener unit, which is followed by a set of ALEKO® 13Ft Nylon Gear Racks reinforced with a metal insert 3.3 Ft each, 4pcs. Then one mounting metal base and two 433MHz remotes LM122. Also enclosed in the box is one set of accessories and mounting hardware for easy installation and of course a user manual with a step by step instructions. This is what I call a full box!
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Product features and dimensions
The product dimensions are 38.1 x 35.6 x 30 cm and it weighs 8kg.
The opening gate speed is 5inches per minute and the remote control distance equals 100feet (30m). It also has reliable rolling code technology for remote control and an emergency release key in the case of power failure. There is a built in radio receiver and the motor is a single phase one. For your safety, this model will stop and reverse if it encounters an obstruction on closing and stop when it encounters an obstruction on opening.
Since my friend isn’t very handy, recently I had the opportunity to assemble this gate opener and to see how it works. The instructions are pretty clear, we just followed the steps and it worked like a charm. As far as operation goes, it does what it’s supposed to do. The only trick which is not mentioned is that you need to turn the magnets around in order for them to work properly. If you do not do this you will have problems with the magnet sensor. To sum up, I was happy to help, and my friend is satisfied.
Pros and cons
- Easy to install
- Midway mode
- Soft start and stop
- Stop/Reverse option in case of obstruction
- Built in adjustable auto-close (30, 60, 90 seconds)
- Optional accessories
- Emergency release key in case of power failure
- Built in max. 90 seconds Motor running time (MRT) for multiple safety protection
- Problems with the magnet sensor – SOLUTION: Turn the magnet around.
Aleko is one reliable company and when you take into consideration the price, this is a very good product for the money given. It has a lot of pros, but the most important thing is that it is easy to install and optional accessories can be added in case you are not satisfied. Worth the money and time spent on installation.
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