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Proteco RF03 Wired Safety Photocells - Flush Mounted

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Quick Overview

Proteco RF03 safety photocells are compatible with all Proteco gate automation systems (including myGate systems).

Gate automation safety photocells are designed to be cited to cover the gateway and approaches to the gate operating area (for swing gates). When the invisible infra-red beam between the transmitter and receiver photocells is broken by an obstacle - a pedestrian or vehicle going past them - the photocells send a stop-break-return command to the control board. This command ensures the gates remain open/closed when the beam is broken.

Proteco RF03 Flush Mounted Wired Safety Photocells

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Kit Contents

1 x Pair of photocells (1 x transmitter, 1 x receiver)
1 x Instruction Sheet

Key Facts

  • Invisible infra-red safety beam
  • Flush mounted (recessed into the wall)
  • Position to cover gateways, doorways and approach areas
  • 20 metre range (maximum)
  • Compatible with all Proteco/myGate automation systems
  • Installation type - wired, flush mounted
  • 1-year motor warranty

Technical Details


RF03 photocells are flush mounted (recessed) and will required aligned cavities with access to appropriate wiring. Termination into the control board is very simple with predefined wiring in points for either opening or closing phase photocells. The Q80 control board has the safety feature turn-on by default, so you merely wire the photocells into it.

  • Gateway photocells - wired into the closing phase terminals on the Q80
  • Gate approach photocells (covering the arc of swing gates) - wired into the opening phase terminals on the Q80

Swing gate arc (operating area)

Under UK and European gate automation safety law all installation must go through a risk assessment prior to any work where potential hazards are identified and measures taken to mitigate risk. What this means it that de facto you will almost certainly require a second set of photocells to cover the operating area (swing arc) of any swing gates.

The Safety Photocell’s are normally positioned either side of the opening at a height of about 300mm - 600mm, the Safety Photocells have a range of approx 20m 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.


Product Type Safety Photocell
Compatible with All Proteco automation systems, all myGate automation systems
Amps 35 mA Receiver, 25 mA Transmitter
Voltage 12 / 24V ac dc + / - 10%
Range 20m