Installation Guide
PX/10 Specifications
Important Precautions
Wiring Diagram

   PX/10- Installation Guide

Five mounting holes are provided on the back of the enclosure for mounting the PX/10 to a flat surface. These holes will accept number 10 machine screws. It is recommended that both flat and lock washers be used to secure the PX/10

Before wiring the PX/10 into your system check the following items:
Make sure that the circuit breaker which is supplying power to the system and the PX/10 is OFF.

Check to see that the PX/10 battery is NOT connected at this time. It will be connected once all the wires are in place.

Review the wiring diagram to be clear on the flow of power into and through the PX/10. It is critical that the input and output of the PX/10 not be reversed.

Check the present system wiring to make sure that there are no parallel feeds from the main circuit breaker into the system which would create a back feed of power into the output of the PX/10.
Several conduit knockouts have been provided in the enclosure. It is recommended that if wires are run to the alarm contacts, that a separate knockout be used for this low voltage wiring.

For proper operation, number 12 gauge copper wire rated for 60%C should be used for all power connections. 20-gage wire can be used for the alarm circuit.

Refer to the wiring diagram in the following section of this guide to complete the wiring of the PX/10.


A 20 Amp supplemental circuit breaker is provided on the PX/10 to disable the power supplied from the unit to the system this supplemental breaker must be used in conjunction with a circuit breaker at the main panel.

The PX/10 circuit breaker is wired in the output circuit of the unit so that when the breaker is off, no power flows through.

The status of the battery pack charge is displayed via the three front panel LEDs. These lights are best interpreted when the gate motors are not cycling. Motor starts generate a strong battery discharge which causes the LEDs to flicker.

Batteries will generally reach a full charge within a 24-hour period after being fully discharged. Charge time will be affected by ambient temperature. Lower temperatures will require a longer recharge time.

When first installing the PX/10, allow a 12-hour charge period before use to insure that the batteries have a full initial charge.


A set of Dry, Normally Open relay contacts provide a signal when a LOW battery condition exists. This signals when the batteries have reached their discharge limit and the PX/10 should be taken out of service. Continued service of the unit with discharged batteries may cause system malfunctions.

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