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Mighty Mule

Model FM121

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Store SKU #533181

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5-Watt Solar Panel Kit for Electric Gate Opener

$92.70 /each
  • Designed for the "Do-it-Yourself" Installer
  • Compatible with all Mighty Mule swing and slide gate openers
  • Includes all required mounting hardware

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The Mighty Mule 5-Watt Solar Panel Kit is an excellent option for charging the battery in your Mighty Mule Gate Opener. The Solar Kit provides a clean source of power; it can be used in place of the factory transformer. The Solar Panel Kit also includes a strong steel support,mounting hardware with required 8 ft. of low voltage wire. The Mighty Mule 5-watt Solar Panel is ideal for environments lacking a power source at the site of installation.

  • 30% Residential energy efficient property tax credit, residential home owners can use this credit on a new operator system, accessories and installation.
  • Easy DIY (do it yourself) installation to most applications, including fencing, posts or walls.
  • Increases your savings on your electric bill and can increase your property value
  • Some applications may require longer low voltage wire; available lengths include 100 ft. (RB509-100), 250 ft. (RB509-250) or 500 ft. (RB509-500)
  • Compatible with all Mighty Mule automatic gate openers
  • Backed by a 12 month Mighty Mule warranty and technical support
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What is the required Battery size ?

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Would a garden tractor battery work?
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September 4, 2015
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This product charges the battery in the Mighty Mule gate opener.
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Hello Plumbo334,
Thank you for contacting Mighty Mule! Depending on the model of Mighty Mule Gate Opener you have will help you determine which type of battery is required. Mighty Mule Gate Opener models FM200 and FM350 require a standard 12-volt automotive or marine type battery. Models FM500, FM502 and FM402 require our FM150 battery (SKU: 926777). For any additional questions you have, please feel Read More
Hello Plumbo334,
Thank you for contacting Mighty Mule! Depending on the model of Mighty Mule Gate Opener you have will help you determine which type of battery is required. Mighty Mule Gate Opener models FM200 and FM350 require a standard 12-volt automotive or marine type battery. Models FM500, FM502 and FM402 require our FM150 battery (SKU: 926777). For any additional questions you have, please feel free to contact our Technical Support Team. Our Mighty Mule Technical Support Team can be reached at (800) 543 -1236.
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Are the solar panels self regulated.

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October 19, 2015
Meaning. Can you hook straight to the battery
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October 20, 2015
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Hello Caribbean,
Our Mighty Mule Solar Panels FM121 (5 - watt) & FM123 (10 - watt) are designed to be connected into the control box of the gate opener and attached to the appropriate terminals on the control board of the gate opener . The red solar panel wire goes to the (+) positive solar terminal and the black solar panel wire goes to the (–) negative solar panel terminal. For additional information Read More
Hello Caribbean,
Our Mighty Mule Solar Panels FM121 (5 - watt) & FM123 (10 - watt) are designed to be connected into the control box of the gate opener and attached to the appropriate terminals on the control board of the gate opener . The red solar panel wire goes to the (+) positive solar terminal and the black solar panel wire goes to the (–) negative solar panel terminal. For additional information please refer to the installation guide listed the solar panel products pages on Homedepot.com. For additional questions please feel free to reach out to our Technical Support Team that is available toll free at (800) 543-1236 Monday – Friday, 8am – 7pm EST. Thank you! Read Less
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Does one solar panel for the mighty mule dual gate opener charge both gates or just one?

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September 7, 2015
Would the mighty mule fm402 dual gate opener need two different solar panels or can one panel charge the batteries for both sides?
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Thank you for taking the time to post your question. For solar applications on our Mighty Mule dual gate openers (model #'s FM402, FM502) we recommend a minimum of 10 watts of solar panel power. For solar applications on our single gate openers (model #;'s FM200, FM350, FM500 ) 5 watts of solar panel power is recommended. Our 10 watt solar panel is model # FM123, using one 10 watt solar panel on Read More
Wizkit,
Thank you for taking the time to post your question. For solar applications on our Mighty Mule dual gate openers (model #'s FM402, FM502) we recommend a minimum of 10 watts of solar panel power. For solar applications on our single gate openers (model #;'s FM200, FM350, FM500 ) 5 watts of solar panel power is recommended. Our 10 watt solar panel is model # FM123, using one 10 watt solar panel on a dual gate opener will charge the batteries to operate both arms of the gate opener. Thank you! Read Less
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Solar Charging

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Will the batteries charge from the solar panel when the control box switch is off or does the switch have to be on for it to charge?
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Thank you for posting your question. The charging circuit when using a solar panel is always active on a Mighty Mule Gate Opener. The gate opener does not have to be on for the solar panel to charge the batteries.
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Customer Reviews

Rated 4.3 out of 5 by 12 reviewers.
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by works and installs as it should. Owned two weeks, so preliminary review works and installs as it should. Owned two weeks, so preliminary review. August 16, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by so far good too new to tel My brother has the same one and still working good October 14, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by 5 watt solar panel mounting instruction were fine and it is performing per design May 19, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Works Great! I purchased the 5 Watt panel to charge a deep cell 12 volt marine type battery that operates my Mighty Mule 200 gate opener. Even though it does not get direct sunlight all day because of a few pine trees, it keeps the battery around 12.3 volts with no problem. I installed a small led volt meter inside the battery box (Walmart), and I'm able to check the voltage anytime. You could mount the voltmeter on the gate post but I didn't get that fancy. Great panel for the gate opener! June 7, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Didn't work Installed product. Gate worked fine until battery drained then nothing. Took forever to realize that the panel was shorted out. Wasted a full day. Purchased a 18watt panel for less money from Lowes. Worked great with the opener. The mighty mule panel is pricey and produces VERY little energy. Maximum wattage the system can accept is 30 watts. Why go with a 5 watt? Cudos to home depot. Brought it into store and was refunded no questions asked. July 9, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Works great We use these on 3 of our gates and talked family into getting them too. Works great. August 6, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Works as expected This was very easy to install. Turns out that it only works to keep a battery charged... the MM gate won't let it charge a dead battery... May 20, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Good product but has limitations I purchased the MM500 series product package. It seems to be a good fit for my application and has the right features. However, When it came to installation, I realized that the product designers had assumed that the control box will be situated tight next to the opener, and had allowed a limited amount of wire length. My application required the box to be further from the opener and I had to search in hardware stores to find a compatible cable (with 7 color coded wires) to splice to the wire provided by the manufacturer. I had great difficulty splicing seven wires and protecting the connection and burying it. As a result, my installation is not very reliable even though it is working. The product should come with a solution that would make it easier for the user to extend the primary opener cable as needed to support various installation scenarios. October 2, 2012
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