Legalities in respect of gate motor installations
It is a statutory requirement (SANS 10142-1 (2009)) that a double pole isolator switch be fitted within 1m of the gate motor. In addition; depending on where power is taken from to the isolator switch, the following:
If you think you are going to get away with a cheap installation by not complying with the above, think again. You are going to end up paying dearly when selling the property. Ask friends and family regarding the cost of the Electrical Compliance Certification in remedying such work when it comes to selling.
Cost of standard 220V legislative compliant electrical connection to gate motor: R900.00 VAT Incl. (Maximum 10m of cabling to be installed from the nearest power source to the double pole isolator switch located within 1m of motor).
If cabling exceeds 10m, additional cabling will be charged at R70.00 (VAT Incl.) p/m. (To be confirmed & finalised on-site).