Apollo AP210 10 Watt Solar Panel and Mounting Bracket. It is recommended to pair the Apollo AP210 10 Watt Solar Panel with the Apollo SG-4 Solar Charge Controller to keep the battery from overcharging.
Optional equipment is possibly even more important to consider when determining solar requirements. Most of the time, options such as probe detectors, loop detectors, keypads, photo beams, and the like, will draw current constantly - 24 hours a day
The first thing to consider in a solar application is the number of cycles per day that the gate is going to be expected to operate. Once the number of cycles is determined, use the following equation to find the solar requirements of a basic Apollo gate operator including the standard receiver.
Solar Recharged gate operators are nearly as reliable as AC recharged systems. The primary concern in a solar system is to provide enough solar power to accommodate the duty cycle of the system and the options that will be used with the system
A minimum of 17.5 watts would be needed to handle the duty cycles of this system.