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Proteco RF02 Recessed Safety Photocells

Product Details Price Buy

Proteco RF02 Wired Photocells
1 x RX Receiver & 1 x TX Transmitter Safety Photocells for Recessed Mounting

£92.38 inc.vat

Proteco RF05 Iron Photocell Columns
Pair of Iron Photocell Columns in Dark Grey for use with the RF02 Flush Mounted Photocell set.

£82.68 inc.vat

Kit Contents

1 x Pair of Recessed Safety Photocells

Products bought with Proteco RF02 Recessed Safety Photocells


The photocell RF02 has been designed and created for use on power operated gates or doors. It has autotest function, usable with control units able to manage it.

  • The Safety Photocells are a safety feature designed to keep the gates open/closed when the beam is broken by a pedestrian/ vehicle.
  • Adjustable beam direction.
  • Easy to install.
  • An additional pair of wired Safety Photocells can be added to cover both sides of the gates, inside and outside.

The product comprises of a pair of Safety Photocells, a transmitter and a receiver, these are installed either side of the door or gate opening, this creates an infra-red beam, if the beam is broken the door or gate will not operate or if it is moving it will stop or stop and reverse, dependent upon the control unit.

The transmitter has a normally closed contact input for connection of a Safety Edge, when the Safety Edge is activated the Safety Photocell receiver operates in the same way as if the infra red beam was broken.

The Safety Photocell’s are normally positioned either side of the opening at a height of about 600mm, the Safety Photocells have a range of approx 40m although this can be reduced by up to 70% in cases of misalignment or difficult climatic conditions.

The Safety Photocell’s can be installed either in-front of the gates, behind the gates or for additional safety both in-front & behind the gates. By placing the Safety Photocells in-front of & behind the gates it provides further protection in the closing phase of the gate operation, if either infra-red beam is broken whilst the gates are closing the operation will halt. The diagram below provides an example :



Technical Features


Power Supply (TX - RX) 12 ÷ 24V ac/dc
Consumption 30 mA (TX) ÷ 25 mA (RX)
Container Fiber Glass added Nylon
Size/Weight 1/400g
Modulation Frequency 1000 Hz
Degree of Insulation IP 44
Infrared Wavelength 950nm
Relay Contact Capacity 0,5A @ 24V ac/dc
Infrared Beam Range 35m
Working Temperature -20 + 60ºC
Intervention Time <20ms


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Gate Automation

Please select what type of automation you require for your gate/s. Double & Single Swing refer to motors which attach to the gate and pillar of a swing motion gate. Double & Single Underground refer to motors which lay beneath the ground which attach to the hinge end of swing motion gates. Choose Sliding if you require lateral moving gate automation and Wheeled if you require a motor which utilises a wheeled motor to drive your gate/s.

Motor Voltage

There are two types of power outputs to consider - 24v & 230v. If you need a higher number of operations (opened/closed more than 5-6 times in an hour) during peak periods such as the morning and evening, then you may wish to consider a 24v system.

24v systems are more suitable for higher operation levels as they tend to run cooler than 230v gate motors. However, they do cost more in relative terms, so if you only need to open or close the gate 1-5 times an hour then a 230v system might prove more cost-efficient.

24v motors tend to be used on commercial premises, whereas 230v tend to be used on standard domestic properties. The exception to this rule is sliding gate motors where the reverse is true - 24v sliding gate automation systems tend to be for domestic use, 230v for more intense use (commercial/communal).

24v systems can draw power from battery backup systems meaning they can still operate during any mains power cut (a 230v or 3 phase system would need to be opened with a manual release key).

24v systems can also utilise solar power units as a means of charging batteries, allowing you to site gate automation in rural and remote locations where mains power is unavailable.

Specifications can be found for each product from their datasheet. Each datasheet is downloadable from each product page on this website.

Weight of Gate

All electric gate motors operate up to a maximum weight. This is so the gate will operate in a reliable and safe manner. It is essential to know the weight of each gate leaf in order to choose the correct motor for you installation. If you do not know the weight of your gate/s, send us a photo along with the gate/s dimensions and we can advise.

Gate Width

As with weight, gate motors are designed for gates within certain dimensions. The most important dimension is the width of the gate. To ensure you select the right motor to operate your gate you must know the width of each gate that requires automation.

Opening Angle

Each motor has a maximum angle to which it can operate to. Therefore it is important to note how far the gate needs to open in order for a vehicle to enter/exit safely.

Daily Use

The amount of times your gate is used per day is a determining factor when deciding on the right motor for your usage. Motors are designed to operate within a certain capacity (operations per day) so choosing a motor compatible with your desired use is essential for its durability. Select from the options below the number of times (open & closure = 1 x operation) the gate/s will be operated on an average day.