Gates are meant to be heavy and Aleko does not take this matter lightly. And that’s what the ALEKO® AC1400 is all about- providing serious tenacity in automating the task of gate opening through their 1.5 HP equivalent AC motor that can move without ease masses of up to 1400 pounds at lengths of up to 40 feet.
Enter the world of gate openers as we take a full review about this product and objectively judge whether it is worth your buck or if this really suits your needs.
- EASE OF USE
Everything that you would expect from a gate opener is present on the ALEKO Sliding Gate Opener AC1400. It has a high frequency receiving port that handles long range communication on your remote to the panel which enables wireless control of the gate. The codes for the gate can also be changed every time you open and close it.
It also has a motion activated sensor which will halt and reverse the gate’s movement if you are to accidentally come into contact with it. Aleko is also the first manufacturer to pioneer in the field of multiple remote ownership of up to 100 remotes, a perfect feature for industrial gates where many are to be given access to it.
Geared with a 1.5HP motor that is encased in aluminum alloy chassis, the ALEKO Sliding Gate Opener AC1400 is meant to carry 1400 pounds in mass of gates that are up to 40 feet long. The packaging does come with a 20 –foot chain but you might want to purchase a higher quality industrial grade chain now that is longer if your gate is so much wider.
Moreover, the unit itself is corrosion resistant although this might vary depending on the moisture and particulate matter content in your area. This model comes with a high base and is light enough to be installed by a single person.
The power and the capacity of the motor was what we liked with this item. It can accommodate gates that are too large for common openers and the engine itself can lift heavy and solid gates. Although it is powerful, it still does display a good deal of control which is apparent in its soft start and stop feature.
The ability of the panel to respond to a hundred remotes is also impressive considering the fact that this might be used on home-owner villages. Its security and safety features are also impressive, considering the fact that it is hard to code auto-reverse systems in large gate openers.
What we would be happy to be improved though, is its instruction manual. We found it a little too vague and technical hence some people might find it hard to install this especially those that are not inclined in mechanical work. However, this wouldn’t be much of an issue if you ask for help or read some forums that are widely available online.
The ALEKO Sliding Gate Opener AC1400 exhibits a great deal of balance between strength and control. It is only second, to its predecessor the AC2700 in terms of strength but still can accommodate a lot of gates nowadays. It also provides much room for improvement which is worthy of being appreciated.