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Magnetic Locks & Strikes

Magnetic locks are used on entry, garden, and driveway gates. The most common is a 1200 Lb. holding force magnetic lock. A 600 Lb. lock can be used on smaller garden gates. Typically magnetic locks are controlled by a keypad, card reader, or telephone entry system. Since a magnetic lock needs to be energized to maintain its holding force, an uninterrupted power supply (UPS) is needed. These locks draw about 240 mA at 12 VDC. The power supplies are in a small metal cabinet with a 12V 7 Amp Hr. gel cell battery and a power supply. See Diagram