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Topic # 201362 15-Aug-2016 17:10
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Hi, been hunting for something suitable and not having much luck.

Our property is fully fenced with a very tall and solid gate. Great for keeping children in and unwanted visitors out. However this has created a problem when we have a visitor that we may not necessarily be aware they are wanting to get in!

Currently we use a wireless weatherproof gate bell which is battery powered but the battery seems to go flat fairly quickly.

The ideal for me is a solar powered option, if anyone is aware of something along those lines?

Would need at least a 30 meter range.

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  Reply # 1613053 17-Aug-2016 09:41
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Thanks!


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  Reply # 1613134 17-Aug-2016 11:37
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How many volts is the gate bell? I recently re-purposed a cheap solar security light (from Mitre 10) for something similar (not a gate bell though).

 

I think from memory the battery inside was 3.6V.

 

You could probably power the bell from that.

 

BTW bit confused why a wireless bell would be chewing through the batteries since it should only be using power when the button is pressed. Are you sure the unit isn't faulty? Just a thought.


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