Electrician Talk banner

Sliding Gate Motor Wiring

2863 Views 3 Replies 3 Participants Last post by  Speedy Petey
Hi everyone,

I ran 100 feet of 12 gauge wire from my electrical box panels to where I'm about to install a sliding gate motor to open my 16 feet, 200lbs aluminum gate. The motor requires a 10Amp circuit and its 1.5 horsepower. The motor could handle up to 1400lbs, 50 foot gate.

My question is if my 12 gauge wiring will be able to handle such a motor or should I buy a smaller 0.5 horsepower motor instead? I have a 20 amp breaker on this line.

Not open for further replies.
1 - 4 of 4 Posts

· Premium Member
Licensed Electrical Contractor
11,733 Posts
Just a home owner looking for advise.
Well, it is made VERY clear in the sign up page that these types of questions are not allowed and that this site if for electrical professionals only.
Funny how all that was overlooked. :whistling2:

Thanks for posting on ElectricianTalk.com. The Moderators of this forum would prefer if you post Do It Yourself related topics on our sister site www.DIYChatroom.com

ElectricianTalk.com is designed for electrical industry professionals to discuss issues and topics related to the electrical trades and related industries. Many of our professionals are also members at DIYChatroom.com and are looking forward to assist you with your needs.

Please take a moment to post your question at www.DIYChatroom.com If you're not already a member of DIYChatroom.com you can sign up for a free account by going to http://www.diychatroom.com/register.php/

We apologize for any inconvenience that this may have caused. This thread has been closed.
1 - 4 of 4 Posts
Not open for further replies.