Stepping up the bar of DIYs, Mighty Mule recently released the Mighty Mule Gate Opener EZGO-SOLAR Solar Kit. This kit offers an easy guide towards setting up an automatic gate opener that is powered by a solar panel. All the needed tools for its installation are provided by the kit, including a comprehensive DVD that will prevent the common problem of most users of not being able to figure out fast what to do in order to properly keep the opener up and running.
- EASE OF USE
The first noticeable feature of the Mighty Mule Gate Opener EZGO-SOLAR is its power source. It has a 5 Watt solar panel which eliminates the need for a plug or constant power source. The solar panel charges the 12V Marine Type battery which can then power up the opener for moving gates up to 16 feet long and 350 pounds in mass.
It also comes with the energy saving feature which makes the users avail of a 30% Residential Energy Efficiency Tax Credit. This credit can be used on the system, accessories and product installation.
This Mighty Mule Gate Opener includes all possible bolts and nuts which you would be using upon its installation. Hence, no wielding is required and the need for an electrician or contractor is not necessary anymore.
The package comes with 2 remote controls which can be operated from inside your car. An interactive DVD is also included in the package which eases up the whole installation process.
In terms of operation, the motor can handle most gate weights and it isn’t sluggish nor too powerful. The fixture adjusts with the gate mass and when set up properly, the remotes do work seamlessly with a pretty good range. In the long term, the manufacturer provides a 12-month warranty and customer service.
What we liked about the product is its ability to offer a DIY project for an automatic gate opener that is efficient yet affordable. Cheaper in price than most gate openers, the EZGO-SOLAR is a breath of relief to the oversaturated market of high priced fixtures. It also includes all the tools for installation, a big plus especially to those that do not have a wide arsenal for home improvement projects.
Moreover, the interactive DVD and manual is a smart solution to the ever complicated installation process of most automatic garage, door or gate openers.
What we suggest however to all users is that they check the box first and take into account if all the tools are there due to the wide array of items that are included in the packaging. Misplacement of tools and other accessories can be an issue, so watching out for the complete installation tools is a must.
Coming out strong with a wide inventory in tools and accessories, the Mighty Mule Gate Opener EZGO-SOLAR is a good upgrade choice especially to those that are starting out in home improvement. The affordable price is an attractive offer to many and the hassle-free installation is also an added bonus overall.