What Are Automatic Door Opener Electrical Requirements?
Automatic door openers are gaining huge popularity. If you are an electrician one of the most common questions is what are the electrical requirements for automatic door openers for the handicap. For this article we are going to explain in detail using our own automatic door opener as an example, the Commander.
120VAC, 60 Hz, Single Phase
If you are an electrician, this is the voltage found on any wall socket. Our Commander automatic door opener requires the standard 120VAC, 60Hz, single phase power. However, our Commander automatic door opener is also a UL listed commercial grade door opener made in the USA and designed for the USA market. With that being said if you are an electrician installing another brand automatic door opener, look for the UL Listed sticker. If the product does not have a UL listed sticker, consult the building owner.
The challenge today is that there are alot of imported Chinese door openers flooding the market. In China the power requirements are 220VAC, 50Hz. Most of these door openers are not UL Listed for installation on commercial buildings. If you do not clearly see a UL Listed sticker on the product, don't hook it up. Consult the building owner or contractor.
Automatic Door Opener Current Draw
The Commander automatic door opener will only draw about 1 amp. However other automatic door openers may draw less or more. It is up to the electrician to decide what type of circuit the automatic door opener should be connected to. After all, you don't want it to be connected with another device, that would cause the circuit to constantly trip due to too much amperage.
Bringing Power Into The Door Opener
The Commander automatic door opener utilizes a heavy duty aluminum enclosure. Power conduit can be ran into the header enclosure from virtually any direction. Simply drill a hole into the enclosure to route the conduit to it.
Need A UL Listed Automatic Door Opener
If you are in need of a UL Listed automatic door opener please check our Commander automatic door operator. It is UL Listed and designed for installation on all commercial door types in America. Don't nickel and dime yourself by installing a non-UL listed product and having it break prematurely.
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