The ALEKO Gate Opener AS600ACC lives up to the credibility of its mother brand with the robust features that it can offer on the table. It can accommodate gates up to 10 feet long and 660 pounds in mass. It also has various alternative sources of energy which can be utilized in cases where on when electricity might not be available. Join us as we venture through the ups and downs of this model from Aleko.
- EASE OF USE
This ALEKO Gate Opener boasts the signature feature of its manufacturer which is the soft start and stop option. The panel quickly learns the mass of the gates and the distance of the swing, thus allowing it to start out slow and accelerate quickly only to decelerate slowly upon arriving at its destination.
This is to prevent wear and tear of the gadget as well as to eliminate that loud banging noise which may be produced if ever the gates swing too quickly without halting slowly. A flash lamp and the photocells also provide proper monitoring on the gates, sensing whoever is in between and quickly acting upon it by halting the whole cycle.
Inside the box one would find a wireless keypad, photocells, a push button, remote controls, the flash lamp and the unit itself. These materials come with a 24-month warranty from the manufacturer. Installation is relatively easy as long as your gates are properly built in the first place.
The 24 VDC motor is powerful enough to provide lift on gates that are no more than 700 pounds. The starting torque is quite dominating yet the panel exhibits much control over it through the soft start feature. This model can also be powered by a back-up battery or a solar panel on cases where electricity might not be available.
Relative to other products, the ALEKO AS600ACC is cheaper yet it offers more features. This is one of the strongest points of the product. Also, its easy installation adds up to the ease of use which is a good thing.
The motors are also pretty powerful and the soft start and stop feature is pretty compelling to have. Lastly having a reliable alternate source of energy is a big plus especially in a market where almost all products have identical features.
We would have been happier however if the batteries or a solar panel was included along the packaging. These add-ons would have been good especially that they have made this product compatible to them. However, considering the price, we think that the manufacturer had already been generous in terms of the packaging itself.
Overall, this ALEKO Gate Opener provides more than a satisfactory grade for many users. Its motors are powerful, its features are robust, and the possible sources of energy can be reliable. There are many ways to upgrade it and installation only takes a couple of hours. We think that overall, Aleko has once again proven its worth in the field of home improvement through this product.