Rated 4.1 out of 5Â by 21
Rated 2 out of 5Â by Hexalectris Needs a redesign
Suffers from design deficiencies. The closing time and obstruction sensitivities are set by best guess, and it took several attempts to set these items to my needs. Further, the motor is very slow and our 12 foot gate takes about 15 seconds to fully open. I've learned to open the gate before I even start the car but the slowness is annoying. Also, there's no release to allow the gate opening when I simply want to walk out my driveway. That act requires using our spare transmitter and partially opening the gate just to retrieve the mail. The price seems fair but given the design problems it's certainly worth no more than that.
June 26, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5Â by Larry Ease of installation
Instructions were easy to follow even at my age , 68.. it was installed and operating
in a couple hours.
June 13, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5Â by Greg Be prepared for some trial and error
The price is right and the gate opener works as it should, so I'm not complaining. The problem I ran into is that every gate is different, and if you're retrofitting a gate that was built without thought for a gate opener, you may have a tough time getting the geometry to work out so the gate opens and closes all the way. Your goal is to get a 10 foot wide gate to open fully with a power arm that opens only about 14 inches. So it makes a big difference where you attach the shaft to the gate, and where you attach the opener to the gate post; I spent hours tinkering with the attachments at both ends. Once you get that figured out, the installation goes pretty quickly. The one-button controls, the wireless dial pad, and the solar charger all work as expected. If I had to start over, I would start with a one of the more expensive units because the 200 takes about 30 seconds to open fully.Â
February 4, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Beau Solar Performance is Top notch!
I am lucky enough to have my vacation home in the Sunshine state so being able to use the Solar powered gate opener is pretty clutch. The price cannot be beat. I spent months researching gate openers and asking friends for their suggestions. Finally my neighbor told me about her gate opener(FM200) so I got it and I have been happy with the performance! When Iâm at my vacation home I AM ON VACATION! The added convenience of not getting out of the car to open the gate and the peace of mind from the safety of this product make my vacation home the ultimate getaway!
June 7, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Zach FM200- More BANG for your BUCK!
alright guys so I ended up buying the cheapest model available and afer reading reviews I was a little worried that I was wasting my money and almost considered changing my order to get a higher end model. I ended up deciding to try this one out and see how it went! Sometimes simpler is better. Like I always say less gizmos and gadgets just means less things for my kids to break and me to have to fix haha! But it really is a simple gate opener that serves its purpose. Easy to install and easy to use not to mention affordable!
May 4, 2013