LRA: Linear Residential Actuator

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Residential duty swing gate operator, available in 115V supply voltage, 15-18 second gate opening speed.

The Model LRA Linear Residential Actuator is designed to open and close a light-duty residential swing gate. The operator can be used in left‑hand or right‑hand swing gate installations on gates weighing up to 600 pounds. Dual gate installations are possible by adding a second LRA2 arm.

The operator is connected by a cable to an APeX electronic controller, which provides all connections for input and entrapment detection devices. The Controller is housed in a separate enclosure and contains a built-in radio receiver for wireless activation by remote control transmitters.

Brackets attached to the gate and gate hinge post are for mounting the operator and to provide a mechanism to move the gate. When the operator activates, the worm drive in the linear actuator changes the distance between the two brackets that the operator is mounted on. When the operator pulls the two brackets closer together, the gate opens. When the operator pushes the two brackets farther apart, the gate closes.

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LRA Push to Open Diagram.

The LRA has four programmable options for gate operation in case of an AC power failure:

With Fail Safe selected, if AC power fails and the backup battery voltage becomes low, the gate will cycle open and remain open until AC power is restored or the battery gets charged by solar panels. Then, the LRA will resume normal operation and auto-close if programmed to do so.

With Fail Secure selected, if AC power fails and the backup battery voltage becomes low, the gate will cycle closed and remain closed until AC power is restored or the battery gets charged by solar panels. Then, the LRA will resume normal operation.

With Open Immediate selected, if AC power fails the operator will cycle open immediately and remain open until AC power is restored. Then, the LRA will resume normal operation and auto-close if programmed to do so.

With Close Immediate selected, if AC power fails the operator will cycle closed immediately and remain closed until AC power is restored. Then, the LRA will resume normal operation.

Ratings

  • Maximum duty cycle: 60 cycles per day

Features

  • Controller pre-configured for two arms (order LRA and LRA2 for dual arm installation)
  • APeX™ controller with outdoor-rated fiberglass enclosure
  • Dual batteries charged by 115 VAC or optional solar panels
  • Built-in MegaCode receiver
  • Magnetic limits for improved reliability
  • Adjustable soft-start/soft stop capability
  • Adjustable stagger on LRA2 dual gate applications
  • Aluminum housing provides protection from the elements without rusting
  • Sleek design with no motor or gear protruding from the arm
  • Integrated auto close timer (0-9 minutes)
  • Dual controller features allows for added flexibility
  • Selectable pre-start alarm with provision for ADA compliant visual pre-start and run alarm
  • Selectable fail-safe or fail-secure modes of operation
  • ETL Listed for UL 325 (Class I-IV) for U.S. and Canada
  • 5′ cable on LRA, 40′ cable on LRA2

Electrical

  • 24 VDC motor
  • Integral entrapment sensing system with digital set point for quick accurate adjustment and enhanced safety
  • Continuous tone entrapment alarm with reset button
  • LED diagnostic display for ease of setup and troubleshooting
  • Regulated 24 Volt DC power available for access control accessories
  • Built-in networked dual gate capability using 3-wire shielded cable

Mechanical

  • 16″ stroke length
  • Silver finish

Factory Options

  • 10 watt, 24 volt solar panel kit
  • Push-to-open bracket

Warranty

  • 2 years
LRA Model
MODELVOLTAGE &
PHASE
TYPE
DRIVE
MAXIMUM GATE
LENGTH
MAXIMUM GATE
WEIGHT
SECONDS TO
OPEN
90 DEGREES
LRA
115V 1P or Solar Panels
Worm screw
16 FT.
600 LBS.
15-18 seconds
LRA2
115V 1P or Solar Panels
Worm screw
16 FT.
600 LBS.
15-18 seconds

This gate operator qualifies for a 30% tax credit!

The Linear LRA, when powered by solar panels qualifies for a homeowner 30% tax credit of the value of the operator system.

The US Federal Government is offering financial incentives to homeowners for the use of solar powered systems at their home. Homeowners are able to apply for a Federal Tax credit equal to 30% off the installed cost of their Linear Solar Powered Gate Operator System.

What is Covered: This solar system Tax Credit applies to the total installed cost of the solar gate opener system. This includes the related solar panel, opener, access control device, remote controls, obstruction detection device(s), etc.

What is Not Covered: The cost of the gate itself, or work required to place the physical gate into proper working order (leveling the gate, replacing hinges, etc.)

Qualifications:

  • The installation of a Linear Solar Gate System can qualify for a 30% tax credit on the installed system cost
  • Effective for tax years beginning after December 31, 2008
  • You will need to use The Federal Tax Credit form 5695, Residential Energy Efficiency Property Credit
  • You will need to provide a copy of the Manufacturer’s Certification for Credit
  • The dwelling must be located in the United States and be used as a residence by the taxpayer
  • This offer is only available in the United States

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