Two components make up the Pioneer™ free exit system:
1. CT-3BG circuit board
2. CT-6 sensor probe
• CT-3BG circuit board
The CT-3BG circuit board is the same as in the CT-2B control unit. The difference is that the CT-3BG (the “G” represents “Gate”) is conformal coated with acrylic for direct installation in an automatic gate operator. It comes with or without the enclosure. The board is less than 4 inches square.
The CT-3BG is connected to the free exit terminals on the gate operator. Universal voltage (AC and DC) make it compatible with any gate operator, solar or powered.
Field adjustments include relay time and sensor probe sensitivity. The adjustments, multi-component aspect, and variety of sensor probe cable lengths differentiate it from the GateMate™ free exit system.
To compare the Pioneer™ and GateMate™ free exit systems on our Comparison Chart.
• CT-6 sensor probe
Based on magnetometer technology, the CT-6 detects movement in the earth’s magnetic field caused by moving steel. It will not detect animals, people or blowing objects. Wind and weather do not affect it. This makes it virtually false-alarm proof. It does not require power.
The CT-6 sensor probe should be buried 6-10 inches underground, at least 100 feet from the automatic gate operator (toward the house), beside and parallel to the driveway. It covers a 12′ wide driveway from the side. It has direct burial cable attached, making conduit unnecessary. The cable is buried 3-6 inches underground, up to the gate operator and connected to the CT-3BG circuit board.
The CT-6 comes with a custom length of direct burial cable attached in increments of 50′ from 100′ to 500′; comes in increments of 100′ from 500′ to 3000′. The cable is polyurethane coated, making repair-splicing in the field possible.