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Proteco Shark - 24v Underground Single Swing Gate Kit

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Proteco Kit Shark Galvanised

£1,063.76 inc.vat
Underground 180 degree adaptor

£131.99 inc.vat

Kit Contents

1 x Shark Motor
1 x Underground Chamber
2 x Wired Safety Photocells
1 x Q20A Control Board
1 x Radio Remote
1 x Manual Release Key

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Key Features

  • Waterproof aluminium gear motors
  • In-built obstacle detection
  • Inward or outward opening
  • Residential & Intensive use
  • Simple wiring & programming
  • Wide opening angles to 110° (180° with adaptor)

Product Overview

The Proteco Shark underground kit is one of our most discreet systems to power a single gate.

It is also super quiet making it our top recommendation for underground automation.  

The Proteco Shark motor mechanics are buried within secure galvanised steel underground foundation boxes for ultimate waterproofing and durability.

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.

The operators are non-reversible and therefore don’t need the inconvenience or expense of an additional electric lock to keep them closed. However, with this in mind it is always recommended to install ground stops in the opening and closing position. 

The 24V version is suitable for intensive use and it can be equipped with a backup battery in case of power cut. Click here to buy.

Limited Warranty - 3 years on motors, 1 year on other components. See T&C's for more info. 

Kit Suitability 

The Proteco Shark 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 58mm between the lid of the foundation box and the bottom of the gate.


Before purchasing this kit it is important to note your gate achieves the minimum cleranace as detailed above.

Installation Advice

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. Some additional fabrication/welding may be necessary to connect the drive shoe to your gates.

Gate Stops 

Most electric gate motors require a physical stop at the end of the opening and closing cycle. Gate Stops provide resistance to the motors so they know they've reached either the open or closed position. Without Gate stops the motors will over extend during their operation and the mechanism will eventually fail. When assessing your gate-way it is important to check you can install physical stops in both the closing and opening positions. A Common reason why gate stops cannot be installed is because of a sloping driveway or the gate is raised significanlty off the ground. If you cannot install something to provide resistance at either end of the motors cycle then you will require a specialised ram with in-built mechanical stops.


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Kit Contents

1 x Shark Motor
1 x Underground Chamber
2 x Wired Safety Photocells
1 x Q20A Control Board
1 x Radio Remote
1 x Manual Release Key
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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.