Hello folks - hope everyone is well. I have the following situation that i would welcome any throughts on:
- We have electric driveway gates that are opened both by key fob remotes (with automatic closure after 3 mins), and also an override inline switch next to the gate wiring hub/board in the garage (which when flicked keeps the gates permanently open)
- We flick the switch in the garage to keep the gates permanently open when we are expecting a delivery or friends/family visiting, but it is a hassle having to run from the house to the garage when we want to do this
- So following fitting an RF wireless switch for some lights on my mother-in-laws garden room, i wondered if the same could be used in the garage (Link: Wireless switch), replacing the override inline switch with this, to allow us to be able to permanently open/close the gates from a switch in the house
- However, i pulled off the inline override switch cover this afternoon and there are only 2 very thin wires (similar to those used for wiring smart thermostats/data cable) in the switch (see pictures below)
- I am assuming that this is a simple switch that just overrides all other switches in the gate wiring hub/board, setting the gates in the open position, therefore does not carry the equivalent to a "live" in light fitting and therefore not sufficient to power an RF switch receiver as linked above
- So are there any options, bar trying to run a set of wires somehow into the house? I have seen these (Link: No neutral wireless switch) but i assume similarly, that there wouldnt be enough power to run the switch and it works over wifi which may not reach to our garage? I'd much just prefer to have a physical switch (not one in an app on a phone) as i am a luddite at heart!