Monthly Archives: November 2014

Question regarding an Apollo Opener only opening 40% of the time

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Hey it’s been a while, so how about we answer a few questions from our end users?

Question: Greg would like to know: We have an Apollo 635/636 dual opening board for our gate. It only opens about 40% of the time using remotes. I usually have to walk around and push the button on the side to get it to open the gates. Do I need to replace the board and if so which one?

Answer: Well Greg, I wouldn’t go rushing to purchase a new board quite yet… Maybe we should try cleaning the antenna connectors, all power connections and make sure that the batteries on your remotes are fresh and well charged. I would say that probably over 80% of remote control issues are caused by the transmitters themselves. Good luck to you and please keep us informed.

Question regarding the Apollo 1500 Opener and 635 Control Board

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Question:
Gail from California has a little situation on her hands: I have an Apollo 1500 gate opener with the 635 circuit board. Attached to it is the EMX CarSense 101 vehicle motion detector with an underground probe.

The problem I have is I had to replace the sensor and someone else took it off and did not mark were the wires go to the board. Is there any way you could send me a diagram of how to put the wires in the right places? I will try to send the diagram of the sensor.

Answer:
Hi Gail, per your email inquiry, I would be happy to help you with this.

First you will need to identify the following wires on your exit probe.

Probe 12Volt DC Input (Red) = Power +
Probe 12 Volt DC Ground (Black) = Power –
Probe N.O. Relay – Normally open contact on the probes relay
Probe COM Relay – Common contact on the probes relay

Now you will have to…
Connect the Power to the battery directly observing polarity (+ RED and - BLACK)
Connect the COM wire from your probe to the terminal labeled 9 GROUND
Connect the N.O. / Normally Open wire from your probe to the terminal labeled 10 FREE EXIT

Intersted in an Apollo Gate Opener, give us a call at: 1-800-803-8093.

Question regarding the Nice Apollo 1050 Control Board

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Question: Julie has a very good question for which I had a very cool answer: We have a Nice Apollo 1050 Control Board gate opener that is set to close at 5:00 Pm, which is now 4:00 PM…how do we change this?

Answer: Hey Julie, I am going to refer you to their web page so you can check out a link which will give you a virtual tour of the board, that very cool link is: http://www.niceapollo.com/1050guide/.