Monthly Archives: November 2014

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


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


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.

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


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: