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Kit myShark - Single Gate Opener, Underground

Product Volt Weight
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Type Price Buy
Kit myShark Galvanised
Underground, Ambidextrous
RRP £804.00 Save 20%

£643.20 inc.vat
Kit myShark Stainless Steel
Underground, Ambidextrous
RRP £890.40 Save 20%

£712.80 inc.vat

Kit Contents

1 x Motor
1 x Foundation Box
2 x Wired Safety Photocells
1 x Control Board (with Built in Aerial)
1 x Radio Remote
1 x Manual Release Key
1 x Instruction Manual



The myShark motor mechanics are buried within secure steel (choose from galvanised or stainless) underground foundation boxes for ultimate waterproofing and durability.
 myShark underground kit is one of our most discreet systems to power single gates. As well as being discreet, it is also super quiet making it our top recommendation for underground automation.

The powerful electro mechanical motor will operate gates up to 3m in length and can open outwards or inwards. The unit also has in-built opening & closing limit stops.

The fluid-grease lubrication system and the built-in thermal protection ensures a long-lasting working life in any weather conditions without the need for periodic maintenance.

As standard the mySark opens to a 90° angle but will extend to 180° with an adaptor (gate hinge position dependant).

The operators are non-reversible and therefore don’t need the inconvenience or expense of an additional electric lock to keep them closed.

Controlling the myShark system is the Q80A control board which has an in-built obstacle detection feature for an extra level of safety. The gate will come to a stop and start reversing if it comes into contact with anything! This is a welcome extra safety precaution over and above photocells.


How do I tell if I need a left or right hand kit?

Left and and Right hand gates are denoted by the type of bracket. The way to tell which handed kit you need is by looking from the back of the gates from the inside of the driveway with the property to your back – if the gate is hinged on the left, it’s a left handed gate. If the gate is hinged to the right, it is a right handed gate.


Installation Advice

The myShark underground foundation box is installed beneath the gate at the foot of the hinge pillar.

The minimum distance between the vertical centre line of the hinges and the inner face of the pillar is 65mm. There must also be at least 65 mm between the lid of the foundation box and the bottom of the gate.

Blank Installation Guide

If fitting underground drivers to wooden gates it will be necessary to clad the gate bottom edge with metal to spread the load and to give something to attach the motor shoe. If you don't, the push/pull from the high torque will eventually split the wood.

All underground motors will operate underwater when new, but if left submerged, it is likely that water will eventually enter the motor and the cable insulation will become porous. It is better to correctly drain the foundation cases from day one to protect your investment! Some additional fabrication/welding may be necessary to connect the drive shoe to your gates.


Product Details



Single swing underground

Motor type

Underground gear motors

Power Supply


Control panel


Gate speed

1400 rpm

Inbuilt aerial range


Max opening angle


Frequency of use

Idealy less than 15 operations a day

Opening direction

Inwards or outwards

Thermal protection


Lock required


Extra safety cells required

Additional photocells recommended

Limited warranty (Motor)

3 Years


Need more information or advice on this kit ? Call our sales team on 01202 717 191.


myShark optional upgrades and accessories include:

* gate stops (all of our gate motors require some form of resistance at the end of the opening & closing phase.)
* underground exit loop (detects the presence of a vehicle and automatically opens the gate)
* extra photocells
* additional key fobs
* intercom kit
* extended range (external) aerial

Products bought with Kit myShark - Single Gate Opener, Underground

Kit Contents

1 x Motor
1 x Foundation Box
2 x Wired Safety Photocells
1 x Control Board (with Built in Aerial)
1 x Radio Remote
1 x Manual Release Key
1 x Instruction Manual

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.