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Bft gate tripping
02-01-2018, 03:00 PM
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Bft gate tripping
Hello. Got some bft gates. Everything works fine. Then every other day the main 5amp switch form the mains will trip.

It doesn’t happen when I’m opening the gates. So it’s not the motors. It only happens when the dogs are in a certain area. I’m guessing it’s either the photocells. Or the aerial. Can the bft aerial make a fuse trip if a dog were to climb on it. They have already ripped the aerial stub off it. I’m thinking water might have got it.
Has it got power going to it ?

The dogs can walk through the photocells hundreds of times a day and not go off. Only when they go in one particular corner. That’s were the aerial is and a photocell. Many thanks for your help
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02-01-2018, 09:01 PM (This post was last modified: 02-01-2018 09:05 PM by Automatic-TC.)
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RE: Bft gate tripping
(02-01-2018 03:00 PM)Mjc Wrote:  Hello. Got some bft gates. Everything works fine. Then every other day the main 5amp switch form the mains will trip.

It doesn’t happen when I’m opening the gates. So it’s not the motors. It only happens when the dogs are in a certain area. I’m guessing it’s either the photocells. Or the aerial. Can the bft aerial make a fuse trip if a dog were to climb on it. They have already ripped the aerial stub off it. I’m thinking water might have got it.
Has it got power going to it ?

The dogs can walk through the photocells hundreds of times a day and not go off. Only when they go in one particular corner. That’s were the aerial is and a photocell. Many thanks for your help

hi
it's not aerial
it something else ,check photocells .
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02-01-2018, 09:13 PM
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RE: Bft gate tripping
(02-01-2018 09:01 PM)Automatic-TC Wrote:  
(02-01-2018 03:00 PM)Mjc Wrote:  Hello. Got some bft gates. Everything works fine. Then every other day the main 5amp switch form the mains will trip.

It doesn’t happen when I’m opening the gates. So it’s not the motors. It only happens when the dogs are in a certain area. I’m guessing it’s either the photocells. Or the aerial. Can the bft aerial make a fuse trip if a dog were to climb on it. They have already ripped the aerial stub off it. I’m thinking water might have got it.
Has it got power going to it ?

The dogs can walk through the photocells hundreds of times a day and not go off. Only when they go in one particular corner. That’s were the aerial is and a photocell. Many thanks for your help

hi
it's not aerial
it something else ,check photocells .

THANKS. So if the photocells are faulty. As soon as I switch the 3am fused switch to make the rigel5 Panel live. that will make The fuse pop? We’ve had a lot of rain recently. Could be water ingress in the photocells.
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02-01-2018, 09:25 PM
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RE: Bft gate tripping
(02-01-2018 09:13 PM)Mjc Wrote:  
(02-01-2018 09:01 PM)Automatic-TC Wrote:  
(02-01-2018 03:00 PM)Mjc Wrote:  Hello. Got some bft gates. Everything works fine. Then every other day the main 5amp switch form the mains will trip.

It doesn’t happen when I’m opening the gates. So it’s not the motors. It only happens when the dogs are in a certain area. I’m guessing it’s either the photocells. Or the aerial. Can the bft aerial make a fuse trip if a dog were to climb on it. They have already ripped the aerial stub off it. I’m thinking water might have got it.
Has it got power going to it ?

The dogs can walk through the photocells hundreds of times a day and not go off. Only when they go in one particular corner. That’s were the aerial is and a photocell. Many thanks for your help

hi
it's not aerial
it something else ,check photocells .

THANKS. So if the photocells are faulty. As soon as I switch the 3am fused switch to make the rigel5 Panel live. that will make The fuse pop? We’ve had a lot of rain recently. Could be water ingress in the photocells.
hi
if you have water everywhere do not touch gate stay away from it !!!! switch off the power .
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02-01-2018, 09:34 PM
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RE: Bft gate tripping
(02-01-2018 09:25 PM)Automatic-TC Wrote:  
(02-01-2018 09:13 PM)Mjc Wrote:  
(02-01-2018 09:01 PM)Automatic-TC Wrote:  
(02-01-2018 03:00 PM)Mjc Wrote:  Hello. Got some bft gates. Everything works fine. Then every other day the main 5amp switch form the mains will trip.

It doesn’t happen when I’m opening the gates. So it’s not the motors. It only happens when the dogs are in a certain area. I’m guessing it’s either the photocells. Or the aerial. Can the bft aerial make a fuse trip if a dog were to climb on it. They have already ripped the aerial stub off it. I’m thinking water might have got it.
Has it got power going to it ?

The dogs can walk through the photocells hundreds of times a day and not go off. Only when they go in one particular corner. That’s were the aerial is and a photocell. Many thanks for your help

hi
it's not aerial
it something else ,check photocells .

THANKS. So if the photocells are faulty. As soon as I switch the 3am fused switch to make the rigel5 Panel live. that will make The fuse pop? We’ve had a lot of rain recently. Could be water ingress in the photocells.
hi
if you have water everywhere do not touch gate stay away from it !!!! switch off the power .
o

The power is off. The control box is dry. The motors are dry the 5amp fused switch is dry. The only thing I havnt checked is the photocells. What I wanted to know was- can water ingress in photocells. Cause the fused to blow as soon as I turn on the power with a new. Fuse. Thanks for your help. Greatly appreaciated.
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03-01-2018, 08:44 AM
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RE: Bft gate tripping
(02-01-2018 09:34 PM)Mjc Wrote:  
(02-01-2018 09:25 PM)Automatic-TC Wrote:  
(02-01-2018 09:13 PM)Mjc Wrote:  
(02-01-2018 09:01 PM)Automatic-TC Wrote:  
(02-01-2018 03:00 PM)Mjc Wrote:  Hello. Got some bft gates. Everything works fine. Then every other day the main 5amp switch form the mains will trip.

It doesn’t happen when I’m opening the gates. So it’s not the motors. It only happens when the dogs are in a certain area. I’m guessing it’s either the photocells. Or the aerial. Can the bft aerial make a fuse trip if a dog were to climb on it. They have already ripped the aerial stub off it. I’m thinking water might have got it.
Has it got power going to it ?

The dogs can walk through the photocells hundreds of times a day and not go off. Only when they go in one particular corner. That’s were the aerial is and a photocell. Many thanks for your help

hi
it's not aerial
it something else ,check photocells .

THANKS. So if the photocells are faulty. As soon as I switch the 3am fused switch to make the rigel5 Panel live. that will make The fuse pop? We’ve had a lot of rain recently. Could be water ingress in the photocells.
hi
if you have water everywhere do not touch gate stay away from it !!!! switch off the power .
o

The power is off. The control box is dry. The motors are dry the 5amp fused switch is dry. The only thing I havnt checked is the photocells. What I wanted to know was- can water ingress in photocells. Cause the fused to blow as soon as I turn on the power with a new. Fuse. Thanks for your help. Greatly appreaciated.

hi
Of course, the water can get into the photocell.
check the lamp as well

regards
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03-01-2018, 09:19 AM
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RE: Bft gate tripping
(03-01-2018 08:44 AM)Automatic-TC Wrote:  
(02-01-2018 09:34 PM)Mjc Wrote:  
(02-01-2018 09:25 PM)Automatic-TC Wrote:  
(02-01-2018 09:13 PM)Mjc Wrote:  
(02-01-2018 09:01 PM)Automatic-TC Wrote:  hi
it's not aerial
it something else ,check photocells .

THANKS. So if the photocells are faulty. As soon as I switch the 3am fused switch to make the rigel5 Panel live. that will make The fuse pop? We’ve had a lot of rain recently. Could be water ingress in the photocells.
hi
if you have water everywhere do not touch gate stay away from it !!!! switch off the power .
o

The power is off. The control box is dry. The motors are dry the 5amp fused switch is dry. The only thing I havnt checked is the photocells. What I wanted to know was- can water ingress in photocells. Cause the fused to blow as soon as I turn on the power with a new. Fuse. Thanks for your help. Greatly appreaciated.

hi
Of course, the water can get into the photocell.
check the lamp as well

regards

Thanks for your help. I have no lamps on the gates. The only other thing I havnt checked is the key over ride box to open the gates. I will look at the key over ride and the photocells. Gotta be them. Every other part is dry and intact.
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