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Controlling a GTO Gate Opener


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I'm trying to figure out if the 74551 Garage Door Control & Status Kit will work with my existing GTO PROSW3000XL Single Gate Opener (circa 2007), and if this is the best way to control the gate. I mainly want to be able to open and close it through my ISY994 so that I can have it automatically open/close at specific times on trash and landscaping days. 

 

The instruction manual I have for the GTO says that when you connect low voltage accessories to the control panel, each activation of the accessory will cause the gate to cycle as follows: open->stop->close->stop and then this repeats. 

 

It also says there is an output relay that provides N/O and N/C contact. N/O contact functions only when gate is moving. N/C contact functions only when gate is at rest. Relay can switch up to 36 volts A/C or D/C.

 

I also have the Automatic Gate Lock option installed, in case that is of any consequence. 

 

Any help would be appreciated.

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Coincidentally, I have a GTO PROSW3000X: Single Gate Opener that I control with an I/O Linc. Connect the NO and COM terminals to the CYCLE CLOSE and COM terminals on the GTO Control Board. If you also want notification of the gate opening and closing, then connect the AUX terminals on the Control Board to the GND and S terminals on the I/O Linc. As with the cycle connection, polarity doesn't matter.

 

I use a BuzzLinc for notification.

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Before you hook an iolinc to any gate (or garage door), please read the all-on thread to ensure you take appropriate precautions against rogue openings (or closings!).

 

I'm not taking that risk at all - my security sensitive controls are performed via my Elk to avoid this kind of issue.

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We've experienced the ALL ON and the gate did open as did the garage doors. Fortunately, GTO gate operators can be set to automatically close after opening (default). Ours is set to close after 30 sec. Although we are vulnerable, an intruder would have to be passing at that particular time. We are the top of a series of hills, our streets are narrow, one side parking only. On streets that allow parking on both sides, only one moving car fits. It's definitely not a fast drive get away.

 

I do not disagree that it's a gamble. It's a risk we take. We have on more than one occasion left with a door unlocked and even ajar.

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Coincidentally, I have a GTO PROSW3000X: Single Gate Opener that I control with an I/O Linc. Connect the NO and COM terminals to the CYCLE CLOSE and COM terminals on the GTO Control Board. If you also want notification of the gate opening and closing, then connect the AUX terminals on the Control Board to the GND and S terminals on the I/O Linc. As with the cycle connection, polarity doesn't matter.

 

I use a BuzzLinc for notification.

 

Thank you so much for the info! I finally got around to installing the I/O linc today and your instructions worked perfectly. The only thing I'm having trouble with the AUX terminals you mentioned on the Control Board. My board is Revision 7A and it doesn't have any AUX terminals that I can see. I attached an image of what my board looks like. I also have the Automatic Gate Lock option installed, which adds a smaller control board:

http://www.gtopro.com/PDF/Manuals/FM143-B909%20Lock%20Instrs%2010-11-11.pdf

 

Do you know if there is a way I can still utilize notification with my setup?

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The older board relay has both NO and NC contacts. Use NO and RLY-COM.

 

BTW, the new board does not require the gate lock relay, it's built-in. I discovered that when my board (same as yours) failed and I replaced it.

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Thanks, stusviews. I'm halfway there.

 

I followed the instructions in this link to handle the programming in the ISY but I'm having some issues:

http://wiki.universal-devices.com/index.php?title=ISY-99i/ISY-26_INSTEON:Garage_Door_Kit

 

When the gate is closed, the ISY shows:

Relay: Off

Sensor: Off

 

And the KeypadLink back light is Off 

 

When I push the button on the KPL:

Gate opens

Relay: On

Sensor: On

KPL back light: On

 

When I push the KPL button again, instead of closing the gate it just turns the back light, relay and sensor off.

 

When I push the KPL button a third time, 

Gate closes

Relay: On

Sensor: On

KPL back light: On

 

Pushing the KPL button a fourth time, the gate stays closed and the back light, relay and sensor go off. 

 

So essentially I'm having to push the button twice each time in order to achieve the desired results. I know I must be missing a check box or some other setting somewhere; anyone have an idea?

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My I/O Linc for the gate is set to Momentary B (2 secs). Nothing else is selected. I'm using two KPLs and a Mini Remote as controllers. Each tap opens or closes the gate. If the gate is in motion, than a single tap stops the movement until another On is sent.

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I duplicated your settings and now when I push the KPL button the gate opens and relay stays on (not sure if it's supposed to) and the sensor shows 'on' but goes back to 'of'f after a few seconds. I'm assuming it's supposed to be the opposite, or at least the sensor should stay 'on' as long as the gate is open. 

 

I guess I can now write my programs to automatically close the gate at a certain time or alert me if it's left open for a specific amount of time based on the relay being on/off; it just seems like I should be writing them based on the sensor instead. I'll keep trying different settings until I get it to work; how many possible combinations could there be, lol? I hope my neighbors don't throw a rock through my window before I'm finished...

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Like virtually all gate operators, the built-in relay remains on when the gate is moving. It's a safety feature, not an open/close sensor. I connected a flashing yellow light to the relay as well as a link to the BuzzLinc (see post #2).

 

BTW, the GTO gate operator has a timer to close the gate. The choices are after 15, 30, 60 or 120 seconds. Use dip switch 3 to set the mode (auto close or not) and 6 and 7 to set the time.

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