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Apollo 835/836 UL Controller Board Features

Contents

1. Introduction

2. Program Switches and User Adjustments

3. Controller Board Features and Operation

4. Controller Board Connections

Introduction

The Apollo 835/836 UL board is designed for operation with the new and improved "intelligent actuator"  (816E/816EX) from Apollo for use in swing gate applications. The 833 UL is a single version while the 834 UL is the dual. The functions of the board are similar to previous models (i.e. 633/634 and 733/734) but the new controller design also incorporates additional features and provides increased reliability, Please read the following instructions and product description completely before installing the 835/836 UL board.

Note: The 835/836 UL does differ from a standard (non-UL) operator.

Hard Shutdown

The 835/836 UL board may go into hard shutdown where there will be no response from the operator. A hard shutdown will occur if the operator current senses 2 times or an edge switch is triggered twice before the gate(s) hit an open or closed limit. Shorting the firebox brings the operator out of a hard shutdown.

Program switches and User Adjustments

The program switches and user adjustments allow the user to configure the controller board for various types of installations. This allows for the ultimate flexibility in the customer application.

Program Switches
 

#1: Timer to Close On = Automatic close is turned on
Off Automatic Close is turned off.
#2: Timer to Close Option On = Gate will automatically close only when on the open limit
Off = Gate will automatically close from any position (after open cycle)
#3: Slave Disable On = Slave side of the board disabled (Used for single gates)
Off = Slave side of the board enabled (Used for dual gates)
#4: Siren Delay On = Siren output is active for a 3 second delay before the gates move
Off = Siren output is active and gates moves immediately upon trigger
#5: 3 Button Enable/Option
** Stop Circuit on UL boards is always enabled circuits
On = Constant pressure is required to activate the "open" and "close"
Off = "Open" and "close" circuits are momentary contacts
#6: Lock Type On = Output for lock is normally 12V when the gate is closed (For Magnetic locks)
Off = Output for lock is 12V during open cycle (For Solenoid locks)
#7: Coast Enable On= Coast feature enabled (coasts at limit switch)
Off = Coast feature disabled (brakes at limit switch)
#8: Free Exit Option On= Free exit input will open gate on open and close cycles
Off = Free exit input will open gate after close cycle only
#9- Learn Mode On= Controller is in learn mode Off - Controller is in normal operation mode
#10: lot. Act. On = Controller is connected to "Intelligent actuator" (8 1 6E/8 16EX)
Off - Controller is connected to slide gate or other type of actuator (416E/416EX)



UL boards require a short from terminal #5 to GND to operate properly. If this circuit is broken the operator stops immediately. Controller Board Features and Operation

Controller Board Features and Operation

Basic Board Set-Up

1550 & 1650 w/ Intelligent Actuator/s (816E & 816EX)

Initial board set-up for a single gate should have the actuator plugged into the master connector, the program switches 1, 2. 3, 9, mid 10 in the ON position and a wire jumper or 3 button station is connected between terminals 4 & 5.

Initial board setup for a dual gate should have the actuators plugged into the master and slave connectors, with program switches 1, 2, 9, and 10 in the ON position and a wire jumper or 3 button station is connected between connectors 4 & 5.

1550 & 1650 w/ Standard Actuator/s (416E & 416EX)

Initial board set-up for a single gate should have the actuator plugged into the master connector, the program switches I , 2, 3, and 9 in the ON position and a wire jumper or 3-button station is connected between terminals 4 & 5.

Initial board set-up for a dual gate should have the actuators plugged into the master and slave connectors, with program switches 1, 2. and 9 in the ON position and a wire jumper or 3-button station is connected between connectors 4 & 5.

Keep in mind that the 834 UL dual board will work exactly like the 833 UL single board if the slave side is disabled by setting switch #3 to ON.

!! PROGRAM SWITCH #9 MUST BE IN OFF POSITION DURING NORMAL OPERATION OF THE GATE OPERATOR.!!

Intelligent Actuator vs. Slide Gate/Normal Actuator

Program switch #10 allows the controller to be used with the "intelligent actuator" (816E/816EX) or the standard slide gate or actuator (416E/416EX). Program switch #10 should be set to the ON position when using the intelligent actuator and to the OFF position when any other actuator or slide gate is used.

Keep in mind that the intelligent actuator incorporates a soft-stop feature while other actuator/slide gate configurations do not. The soft-stop feature on the intelligent actuator is automatically configured from the factory and requires no adjustment to function properly.

Learn Mode

When program switch #9 is in the ON position, the controller is in learn mode. Learn mode is used to "train" the controller on the current installation. Specifically the controller monitors current and stroke length during the learn mode. This allows the controller to automatically set the auto reverse sensitivity of the controller in addition to determining when to engage the soft stop feature.

When the controller is initially installed, it should be put into learn mode. The gate should be fully opened and closed 3-5 times to allow the controller to adjust tile current settings to the weight and size of the gate. Program switch #9 should then be moved to the OFF position to exit learn mode. Any changes to the condition of the gate (i.e. cold weather, rust, etc.) may require the controller to be put into learn
mode to "train" the controller once again.

!! PROGRAM SWITCH #9 MUST BE IN OFF POSITION DURING NORMAL OPERATION OF THE GATE OPERATOR!!

Run Timer

The run timer is used to stop the gate or stop and re-open it if the run time has been exceeded. The run timer is now pre-set and non-adjustable. Should an extreme circumstance arise where a longer run time is necessary, please contact us and let us know so we can modify a board for you. An adjustable run timer is not needed for most of our operators since limit switches are used for the open and closed adjustments.

Dual Gate Lock Delay (Dual Gates Only-834 Board)

The dual gate lock delay adjustment is located at the upper section of the board. It is adjustable from zero to approximately 4 seconds. As the adjustment is turned clockwise, the delay between the start of the master and the slave will increase. When this option is selected, the master side of the board will start the adjusted amount of time before the slave when opening. When closing the slave will start first,
then the master after the proper delay has elapsed. This feature enables the use of a solenoid lock, magnetic lock, mechanical lock, or a set of stop tabs to be used on the gates without the fear of the gates jamming together. When no delay is desired between the two gates, turn the adjustment fully counter-clockwise. Also note that when the slave disable program switch (#3) is turned ON, the dual gate
delay will not be active regardless of the adjustment.

Coast Enable

Program Switch #7 controls the coast feature. When the switch is in the OFF position, the coast feature is disabled and the operator will stop immediately upon contacting the limit switch. When the switch is in the ON position, the operator will be allowed to coast for approximately one second before the relay is grounded, braking the motor. In all slide gate installations and in swing gate installations using the 416E or 416EX actuator, the coast feature should be disabled to prevent damaging the magnets Or losing the limit after it is read.

Close Timer

Near the top left of the board is an adjustment labeled "Timer to Close". When program switch #1 is turned ON, this adjustment will vary the amount of time the gate stays open before it begins to close. Fully counter-clockwise is approximately 5 second while fully clockwise is about 63 seconds. Also, by setting program switch #2 to the OFF position the gate will close from any position after a close cycle, even if the gate is not on the open limit switch. When program switch 42 is ON, the close timer only works when the gate is fully open (on the open limit switch). When program switch #1 is in the OFF position, the close timer is de-activated.

Limit Switch Test

At the center, right side of the board is a small black button labeled "Limit Switch Test". When the button is pressed, the LED indicators on the board becomes active. There are two LED's on single boards and four on dual boards. These indicators will light only when the operator is contacting the respective limit switch. Determining limit switch position and diagnosing possible problems with limit contacts are two uses of this feature.

Free Exit Option

Program switch #8 enables the free exit option. When program switch #8 is in the ON position, the free exit option will open the gate after open and close cycles. When the switch is in the OFF position, the free exit input will only open the gate on/after a close cycle. That is the free exit input will have no effect after an open cycle.

Auto Reverse Sensitivity

The advanced auto reverse sensitivity or "Current Sensing" feature of the 835/836 UL functions differently from the 633/634 circuit board. The 835/836 UL monitors the current that the gate operator is drawing and will stop and reverse the gate for a fixed distance of at least 2 feet, during both the open and close cycles. During "Learn Mode" the current sensing is disabled.
 



Controller Board Connections

8 Pin Molex Connector(s)

Located at the bottom of the controller board are the MOLEX connectors for the actuator cord. On the single (833 UL) boards there is one master (J6) and an emergency bypass (A). On dual (834 UL) boards there is a master, slave (J5) and an emergency bypass. Following is the pin layout for the master and slave
connectors:

Pin I ORANGE - Open Limit Input
Pin 2 WHITE - Close Limit Input
Pin 3 BLACK - Motor - positive on open, reactive on close
Pin 4 RED - Motor - negative on open Positive on Close
Pill 5 GREEN - Ground for limit switches
Pin 6 YELLOW - Actuator feedback (Only on intelligent actuator)
Pin 7 BLACK - Battery negative
Pin 8 RED - Battery positive

Screw Terminal Connectors

Located on the left edge of the board are screw terminal connectors (J14 and 9) for controller inputs. The connections for these terminals is as follows:

1 . Edge Input #1 - When the gate is opening or closing and this input is shorted
to ground, the gate will stop and reverse the direction of travel. When the gate is open and this input is shorted to ground- the timer to close will reset.

2. Edge Input #2 - See Edge Input I

3. Ground

4. Ground

5. Stop Input (Only used with 3 Button Station) Allows the gate to run when shorted to GNP. (Normally Closed circuit) Note: # 5 should always shorted to GND when not used with 3 Button Station.

6. Close Input (Only used with 3 Button Station) This input is dependent on program switch #5 When program switch # 5 is in the on position constant pressure is required for this option to function property. When program switch 5 is off this input functions correctly when the contact to GND is momentary.

7. Open Input (Only used with 3 Button Station) This input is dependent on program switch #5. When program switch # 5 is in the on position constant pressure is required for this option to function properly. When program switch 9 & 5 is off this input functions correctly when a the contact to GND is momentary.

8. Ground
9. Ground

10. Free Exit Input (Telephone Entry, probe, remote open, hold open) - If the gate is closed and this terminal is shorted to ground, the gate will open. If this terminal is shorted to ground while the gate is open, the close timer resets and begins to count down again. If this terminal remains shorted to ground, the gate will be held open until the short is removed at which time the close timer will begin to count
down again. The free exit input is typically used with free exit probe detectors or loop detectors, the relay contact from a telephone entry system, a receiver to only open the gate, a "hold open" switch or a seven day timer.

11. Ground

12. Shadow Loop Input - When the gate is open and this terminal is shorted to ground, the close timer is reset and the gate is held open. If the Late begins closing and the input is shorted to ground there is no effect on the operator. This allows the gate to swing over a "shadow loop" without the gate stopping and reopening. Grounding this input will not open the gate from the closed position.

Note: Shadow Loop should NOT be placed under the gate while it is in the full closed or open position.

13. Ground

14. Safety Loop Input (Safety loop, edge, photocell) - When shorted to ground, this input terminal causes the operator to hold the gate open if it is already open, or stop the gate and re-open it if it is closing. This terminal will not open the gate from the closed position. Typically this input is used for safety loops, edge switches, receivers used with wireless safety devices, etc,

 


Optional Device Inputs

Three additional screw terminals 07, J8, J1 3) are provided for optional input device installation. Two of the optional input terminals are located in the upper left comer of the controller board while the other is at the bottom right. The terminals we labeled GND, INP, and 12V. GND stands for battery ground, INP for input activation, and 12V for battery positive. The 12V terminals are fused with 3A fuses for input device protection. Radio controls, keypads, and intercoms are commonly connected to these inputs. Use caution in connecting external input devices to these inputs so as not to exceed the 3A fuse rating. Note: The Optional Device Inputs are NOT for use with devices that have latching (continuous) relay outputs. These
devices should be connected to the Fr ee Exit or Firebox Inputs.


Fuses

On the lower left of the board are three fuses: two 3 Amp and one I 5Amp. Also, on the lower right side is another 3 Amp. The 3 Amp fuses simply fuse the 12V outputs on the board. Two are located in the upper left and the third is in the lower right of the board. Any additional equipment powered from these outputs
should never exceed 3 Amps of current Additionally, should any of these options fail to function, the fuses should be checked to ensure the devices are receiving power.

Fire Box Input

This input resets the control board when the board is in Hard Shutdown Mode. The fire box terminal works exactly like the Open Input on the 3-button station. The normally open switch in a #900 Fire Box is connected to the ONE) and INP of the fire box input. When the fire box is opened, the switch closes and in turn opens the gate and holds it open wit the fire box is closed. After closing the fire box any activation from the auto close or other input will close the gate. Monitor Output.

At the top right of the board are four terminals for use with the remote monitoring indicators. T he four terminals are labeled: GND for ground, M for Master, S for Slave, and 12V for 12V positive output. The master and slave terminals are 12V positive when the operator is contacting the respecting close limit switch. When the operator is not contacting the respective close limit switch, the master or slave terminal will be ground (OV). This facilitates having indicator lights to show when the gates are shut, or when the gates have moved off their closed limit.

Typically LED's are used as indicator lights for master and slave. The distance from the gate that the monitoring lights can be run varies depending on wire size and type of LED or light used. LED's have been tested to 5000 feet using 24-gauge wire with excellent results. Keep in mind that any monitoring lights will continuously draw current from the battery. therefore they should only be used with operators having AC. recharge unless additional solar panels are used.

Lock Output

The lock output terminal located at the center, right of the board provides power to the locking mechanism for the gate. When program switch #6 is turned OFF, the "Out" terminal outputs positive 12V for the first 8 seconds of the open cycle only. This is the setting to be used with our #655 Solenoid Lock. When program switch #6 is turned ON, the output is 12V the entire time that the gate is closed. This would be used to power our #660 Magnetic Lock. Keep in mind that a Magnetic Lock should only be used when there is AC power available to charge the battery as Magnetic locks draw power continuously. Note, If the Stop Input of the 3-button station is shorted while the gate is on the closed limit, it will turn off the Magnetic lock output.

Siren Output

The siren output terminal located at the center, right of the board provides power to a siren or strobe light. The OUT terminal is positive 12V any time the gate is in motion. When program switch #8 is turned ON, there is a five second delay before the gates begin to move. This is the case for both open and close cycles of the gate.

Emergency Output

The emergency bypass connection is in the lower left comer of the board. This plug is for momentary emergency use only. Should the need arise to open the gate without the controller board, the Molex plug of the actuator may be removed from the master or slave receptacle and placed into the emergency bypass plug. Doing so will provide power directly from the battery to the actuator, causing the gate to open. Caution should be used when doing this, as the actuator will not stop at its normal position. Unplug the actuator from the emergency bypass as soon as the gate is opened far enough to be accessed. Should you fail to do so, when the actuator opens to its maximum travel the 15 Amp fuse will be blown. Should the emergency bypass fail to function, check the 15A fuse.

DB-9 Pin Connector

This connector is used to connect a computer system to the 835/836 controller board. With the use of GateLink software, we are able to monitor and diagnose the functions of the 835/836 microprocessor.

A DB-9 Pin female to female modem cable and GateLink software are required for this option. 

 

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