2017 The Year For GIBIDI Automation

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Do your gates close but then re-open ?

This is the gates passing the front photocells!

The gate passes the photocell as it is closing to far and breaking the photocell beam so control panel makes the gates re open...

Try just stopping the gate with your hand just short of the photocell the gate should then remain still untill next opening command.

Some gates you can add a bit of steel like the picture below this helps SOMETIMES !!!...

Sheffield gibidi gate repairs
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gibidi slug damaged control panel

Above is a common fault its a slug in the controle panel ip box gone bang!

to fix the problem we needed a new control panel and sealed the cable holes

We have lots of call outs for gates not closing or opening... I think we can see why the photocell isnt working

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The below video shows how to program a Gibidi Domino remote without removing the lid of the control panel

(You must be as close to the control panel as you can or this wont work)

Gibidi Domino Programming procedure

for Gibidi AU01600, AU01680, AU03000 & AU03010 433Mhz key fob transmitters

(requires an existing working Gibidi transmitter)

1. Stand within close proximity of the Gibidi gate control enclosure

(or Gibidi garage door operator) that you wish to control.

2. Take an existing working Gibidi transmitter and press buttons one & two simultaneously and hold them both down for exactly five seconds, you now have 10 seconds to perform the next step.

3. Take the new transmitter and press the button that you wish to use to operate

your receiver for one second.

4. Programming is now complete and your new handset should now operate your receiver.

The below video shows how to program a remote with the plug in receiver unit in a control panel

Just a quick press... Don't press for more than 4 seconds as this wipes the memory and all remotes already programmed will be lost

gibidi top repair ram 291, 391, 441,

Above is a TOP441 Motor that stopped working and keept shorting the fuse out in the control panel we found the cable had twisted and earth was touching the live conducter fixed by making the cable back off and re fixing into position


The above is not a Gibidi reciver unit and wont work with Gibidi remotes

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Basic Troubleshooting For Electric Gate Automation



If you are comfortable with trying out some basic troubleshooting yourself feel free to look at arsparks guide to fixing your own electric gate automation  


Sometimes when an electric gate automation malfunctions there is a fairly simple solution. If you follow the troubleshooting guides below you might be able to repair your gates yourself and avoid a call-out charge.

Gate stuck closed or Gates stuck open

If your electric automatic gate is not opening or closing on your remote control try the following.


   Try using another control to open the gates such as a keypad or intercom. If this works then try another remote control. If another remote control work then it is likely your remote control batteries are flat. If no remote controls work but you can open the gates using other controls then you have a problem with your remote control receiver. 

    Check that the power supply to the gate is on. If your automated gate was installed by arsparks installers we would have explained where the electrical isolation was at time of installation. If you are unsure then check your electricity consumer unit (fuse box) and see if any of the switches are in the off position. Read the labels of any switches that are off and if they are for the electric gate switch it back on. If the trip switch returns to the off position again then you will need to ring Adrian and ask him to visit to repair your gate electrics. If the switch stays on then try your gate again.


     If power to the gate was on try turning the power off, wait 30 seconds and turn it back on. This will reset any microprocessor controls for the gate.


     If your gate has safety beams then check the safety beams are working. The most common cause of gates sticking open or closed is an obstruction to the infrared safety beams that shine across the gateway. Typically there are two pairs of safety beams, one just beyond the gates when they are closed and one just beyond the end of the gate when it is opened. Each safety beam box is one of a pair, a transmitter and a receiver on opposite sides of the road.

  First check that there is nothing blocking the line of site between the pair of beams such as long grass. Check that there is no mud or dirt on the front face of each beam box. Also if the weather is dry you could have a look inside the lid of the sensor's. Turn off all gate power then open the cover with a small cross head screwdriver. Then giving them a wipe out with a damp cloth or clean dry paint brush and getting rid of insects and spiders webs then replace the cover. When you have cleaned all four (if you have four)safety beams switch the power back on.

You should hear a click and see a red light from 1 photocell when you put your hand in front of the photocell

This depends on type and modal as there are lots of different sorts of photocell

Gibidi photocells no light is good when you obstruct photocell a red light and click from 1 of the pair!

A constant red light is bad for Gibidi photocells! 


open photocells and move them as they may have come un aligned when photocells

red light gose off all  should be good!


underground safety loopes and opening and closing loops

are harder to test but if you have a colege help you with this you stand

by the control panel and get them to drive over the loop you should hear a

click from the control panel { if the loop detector is in there}

if there is no click the unit may need resetting this can be dun on most

modles by pressing the button marked reset

or it may have a timer connected to the underground loop

this may need corecting times or just advancing to on by

pressing the advance button  


if you have safety strips connected to your gates there are a few different types

one type has a cable inside a rubber strip

when pressed lightly you should hear a click at one end and when released

you should here just 1 click {if you here 2 clicks the cable may of come lose inside

if no clicks  the cable may of come louse inside or it is a different type of safety strip

this type is harder for you to test yourself



 If none of the above resolves the problem then call Adrian to repair your electric gate automation.



    The electronic gate control panels internal fuses may have blown. it is very important that you isolate the gate electrics before checking them. DO NOT PROCEDE IF YOU ARE UNSURE HOW TO SWITCH THE POWER OFF. After switching of the power to the gateway open up the control panel enclosure. Look on the main circuit board for the labelled fuses. Open each one in turn and look at the glass fuse inside. If the fuse has not blown you should be able to see a very fine silver wire inside it. If the fuse has blown there may be replacements in the control panel housing. Read the rating of the fuse on the silver cap and replace it with one of the same rating. It is very important you only use a fuse of exactly the same rating or you may damage your equipment. If you are at all unsure of the correct fuse to use or the fuse blows again after you have replaced it and switched power back on then call Adrian  to come and repair your electric gate automation.



   If none of the above helps then your gate


will need professional


 help and we recommend you give us a call at





 07971 475781



Below is changing out an old Gibidi 810 motor no longer working for a new

Gibidi 830 motor with the modiforcations to the Gibidi foundation box

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Below are old Gibidi remotes

Gibidi old analog receiver unit

and old remotes

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Below is the wiring numbers for F4+ CONTROL PANEL AND TRIM POTS

gibidi trimmer pots
gibidi manual
gibidi automatic gates
photocells gibidi wiring, F-200 Photocell now been replaced by DCF 180
gibidi Sheffield

Just some of the problems we find on callouts .......

photocell keeping gates open
forced gibidi 830 motor 810 floor
beninca flooded motor not working
broken gate aston
flooded came frog motor
intercom problem AES GSM
slug on control panel not working gate
power on ok srt gate bang slug on control panel