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The MEGA ARM by DC SOLUTIONS, INC.was made to be unique in the industry through innovative design and solid engineering. Its single State of the Art universal electronics control board eliminates the need for mechanical limit switches, relays and contactors. Arm position is limited by a magnet mounted on the drive shaft which is sensed by two magnetic sensors on the electronics controller. Its full service controller is capable of accepting inputs from telephone entry, loop detectors, card readers, push buttons, barcode scanners, and is equipped with multiple vehicle memory buffer. Built in regulated 24VDC backed up power provided for accessories (detectors, receivers, card readers). The standard break away arm design can allow the arm to be reused many times. Finally, its modern design and cutting edge technology will make the MEGA ARM the perfect choice for all your parking control applications.  


The DC SOLUTIONS model MEGA-ARM barrier style parking gate operator is unique in the industry. Setting the MEGA-ARM apart are many features that make it the front runner in its class. With standard features like:

  • Built in battery backup - inherent 24 VDC backup power with regulated 24VDC for accessories. 
  • High torque 24 volt Permanent Magnet DC motor. 
  • Full service controller with eight inputs and LED indicators for loops, card reader, radio, etc... 
  • Continuous duty operation for all applications (even during power failures). 
  • Reversible arm direction for right or left handed operation. 
  • Instant Reverse Device (IRD) monitor senses obstructions going open and close. 
  • Automatic open of gate arm when power is lost if desired (With 15 sec. delay selection). 
  • Raise gate input memory will memorize multiple vehicles-ideal for barcode scanners & AVI. 
  • Ability to have arm STOP in close travel if tailgating is sensed at close loop. 
  • Break away mounting design for the 12 - 15 ft. X 3" tubular aluminum arm. 
  • All rust proof aluminum construction with powder coat baked on enamel. 
  • Molded Polyethylene UV stabilized cover never needs wax or paint (white or colors). 
  • Direct drive gear reducer eliminates many parts that might otherwise fail. 
  • Microprocessor (RISC) based electronics with watch dog reset timer. 
  • State of the art MOSFET motor drive technology, NO contactors or relays. 
  • Dynamic motor braking to preserve arm positioning. 
  • Soft start and stop in open and close travel motions. 
  • No limit switches to fail-uses magnetic (Hall Effect) sensors to monitor arm position. 
  • Maximum Run Timer for motor (MRT) with anti-tamper protection in closing direction. 
  • Each unit configurable as master or slave operator. 
  • Safe 24 VDC low voltage motor and control wiring. 
  • Open architecture PCB with space for OVERDRIVE CPU for future expanded options. 
  • LED diagnostic center for easy on-site trouble shooting. 
  • Closing timer adjustable from 1-33 seconds with on / off selection. 
  • Transorb diodes on all inputs for protection against transient voltage spikes. 
  • Capable of being powered by 120 VAC, 220 VAC or Solar power, standard. 
  • 5 year perforation warranty on cover and chassis with 1 year on electronics and mechanism.

Power Requirements
Voltage: 120 or 220V AC, Solar panel
Frequency: 50 or 60Hz
Amp Draw: 2 Amperes Nominal
Backup Power: Requires (2) 7 Amp Hour 12 Volt DC (Yuasa NP7-12 or Equivalent)
Chassis: 1/4" Heavy Duty Rust Proof T-6 Aluminum Construction
Cover: Removable Heavy Duty Molded U.V. Stable Polyethelene (White Standard, Colors Optional) Meets UL-746C, 94-5VO
Finish: Polyester Polyurethane Baked On Power Coat (White Standard)
Weight: 105 lb (Without Arm)
Barrier Arm (Boom)
Operation: Breakaway Design - Reusable Arm Attaches With Nylon Nuts
Lengths: 3" O.D. Round Extruded Aluminum
12', 15' Available With Or Without Yellow/Black Stripes (15' Requires Internal Counter Weight)
4" O.D. Soft Padded Arm - Yellow Padded Sleeve (Uses 2" O.D. Tube)
12', 14' (Both Require Adaptor Collars)
Material: 3" O.D. Extruded Aluminum
Finish: White Polyester Polyurethane Baked On Powder Coat
Drive Assembly
Motor: High Torque 1/3 HP 24 VDC Permanent Magnet (TENV) - With Permanently Sealed Bearings
Transmission: 60:1 Heavy Duty Gear Reducer
Arm Travel: 89 Degrees Approximately
Raise/Lower: 2.5 Seconds Approximately
Mechanism: Direct Drive - No Crank Arms Or Rubber Bumpers
Electronic Controller
Technology: Micro Controller Based (RISC)
Surge Protection: All Inputs Protected By Ultra Fast Transorb Surge Arrestors
Isolated Inputs: Opto Isolated - Open, Close, Free Exit, Safety, Shadow, Aux Open Has Memory/Non-Memory
Outputs: K1 Relay (Option), 24 VDC Regulated Accessory Power (500MA)
Terminals: One 12 Pin Removable, Three 4 Pin Removable
Timers: Select On/Off With 1 - 33 Seconds Via DIP Switch Selection
Position Sensing: Magnetic Hall Effect Sensors - No Mechanical Roller Switches
Motor Drive Output: State Of The Art Mosfet Motor Drive Technology
Compatability (Accessories): All AVI, Laser Barcode Scanners, Radio Receivers, Card Readers, Ticket Machines, Loop Detectors, Push Buttons, Token Machines (Note: Up To .5 Amp (500MA) 24 VDC Backed Up Accessory Power Available to Power Above Devices.)
Dip Selections
Aux Input Memory/Non Memory, Timer On/Off, Auto Raise Arm If Power Fails With 15 Sec Delay/Fail Secure - Right Hand Operation/Left Hand Operation, Relay Pulse On OLS/Relay On Except When On CLS
Safety Approvals: U.L. LISTED (U.S.), C-U.L. LISTED (CANADA)
Safety Standards: UL-325 (U.S.), CSA 22.2#247 (CANADA)
Relay: K1 Relay With Programmable Operation
Heater: 100 Watt Heater With Automatic Thermostat (For Use In Areas Where Temperatures Fall Below 15° F)

For Schematic View of Control Board ( click here )

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