My last question would be :The wall fitting AC adapter ( 230V to 16VAC 1A ) has 3 terminals. 2 would be the live / neutral. The third is connected directly to the earth pin that plugs into the wall.Would it be recommended to connect spare wires in the cable to that earth terminal, and then at the gate location where the strike is, connect the same wires to the metal gate frame that the strike lock is inserted into ?
From my point of view, I have a striker rated 350mA for use on AC or DC, which I think should use around 350mA. The fact that my estimation of the size of power supply takes this into account, and I purchase the power supply, and it keeps failing because of the current being far in excess of the 'advertised' rating, becomes a problem for me - it's a matter of perception, you see.
Can you post a link to the data sheet for this striker that you are using?
Quote from: Papa G on May 03, 2013, 05:52 pmCan you post a link to the data sheet for this striker that you are using?Unfortunately not. This is Africa.All I can tell you is the specs we have, and 'Made in Spain'Brand name is not relevant, as I can probably buy the exact same thing with 3 or more different names.
Many Thanks Papa GI really have learnt SO MUCH from this forum. I am amazed at the number of regular replies by members whose level of knowledge I could only dream of reaching.My project is moving forward and, strangely, I look forward to the next problem challenge
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