Relay to switch lights on from gate motor

by Op.Ivy   Last Updated June 29, 2020 23:25 PM

I'm installing a 24V sliding gate motor (Powertech 500) and was hoping to power two 12V LED wall lights of it as the gate opens. Unfortunately the motor doesn't have an input connection for lights but does for a flashing light. This connection gives out an alternating voltage as the gate opens/ closes which causes the light to flash. Now with my limited knowledge of electronics and from the guy at the gate shop reckons, I thought I could wire the lights into this connection with a latching relay, which would trigger the lights to come on a stay on for a period of time.

This would be good... but I also don't need the lights to come on during daytime so I'm wondering if there are there latching relays with 24hr timers that will only operate during certain periods? I can't seem to find anything.

otherwise, can a separate timer be included in the wiring to achieve this? I'm not sure what I should be looking for is any of this going to work? and is there a better alternative??? the motor comes with 2 battery backup but not sure how I could wire into this....

Obviously I come with little knowledge of how this works so any help would be appreciated.



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