DC BLUE PLUS USER MANUAL
The following are a couple
of quick reference reminders of procedures and instructions your service
provider/installer discussed with you on completion of your new garage door
automation. For any queries not sufficiently answered by the following please
make contact with your service provider/installer.
Please consider that by
automating your garage door you have created the largest moving electrical
appliance in your home. As an appliance it needs to be respected as a danger if
not used correctly.
Do not operate the door without clear sight of it.
Ensure children and pets are kept clear of the
automatic door area at all times. (Speak to your service provider about
detection equipment for your type of door)
Check for any obstructions before operating your
Have your service provider inspect and service your
door mechanics regularly. Even maintenance free doors need to be check regularly
for mechanical wear.
to open and close the door.
The two most popular ways
to do this are either by remote control or by wall mount push button.
Simply press and release
the designated open/close button on either the wall console or remote control.
If the door is:
– It will begin opening
Opening – It will stop and wait for next trigger to
Open – it will start closing
Closing – it will stop and re-open.
If the holiday lock-out is active – unit emits three
rapid beeps and courtesy light flashes three times rapidly. (See using holiday
to switch the courtesy light on/off.
The courtesy light will
come on automatically when the door is triggered to open or close and will
switch off automatically three minutes after the last operation of the door. If
you would like to switch the light on/off without opening/closing the door
simply press and release the button designated to the light control on either
your remote or wall mount button console. The light will switch off
automatically after three minutes again. Please note that the light control is
also used for holiday lock-out activation/de-activation. (See using holiday
and using holiday lock-out mode.
The holiday lock-out mode
is an added feature that allows you to disallow other users from operating the
door from time to time. This feature is usually used where domestic workers gain
access to the house via the garage. This can also be used if somebody is busy in
the door area and they do not want other users to operate the door while they
To activate holiday
Close the door
Press and hold the button designated to the light control.
When unit emits three rapid beeps as the light flashes three times rapidly,
release the button.
Any attempts to operate the unit at this point will result in a repeat of the
light and buzzer beeping and flashing.
The only position the door
cannot be lock in is the full open position. If you want to lock the door open,
then stop the opening door before it reaches the full open position and follow
the above procedure.
To deactivate holiday
Press and hold the button designated to the light control
When the unit emits three long beeps as the light flashes three times slowly,
release the button.
The operator is back to normal mode.
open or close the door manually.
Release the door from the
While pulling down on the emergency release cord start
moving the door with your other hand.
Release the cord.
The lever attached to the cord will spring back and
you can continue moving the door manually
If at any point, the door re-engages or positive locks
repeat the first step above.
To re-engage the door:
Press the door control button.
The drive will collect the door (you will hear a click
as the traveler/sledge re-engages)
If the door does not re-engage by the time the motor
stops running, re-trigger the unit and allow it to collect the door in the other
You can also move the door
gently by hand until you feel and hear it click back on to the drive system.
Once engaged, you can
continue to use the automation normally.
To secure your door when the drive system is still in the open position and the power is off:
While in manual mode as above, move the door fully
closed until you feel it lock into place.
Trigger the unit with the door control button.
It will run and collect the door for normal operation.
If the power has not returned by the time you want to open the door, pull the release cord and move the door.
the automatic obstruction-sensing feature.
Your garage door operator
has an automatic safety feature built in, obstruction sensing. Knowing and
understanding how this feature works will help you maintain a safe and working
automation system. This feature monitors for any excessive physical resistance
to the door while moving. Most often this resistance is caused by badly
maintained or un-balance doors. An untreated wooden door will travel differently
in the rainy season as it soaks up water and becomes heavier. Extreme weather
conditions can also be a cause of excessive physical resistance. A fiberglass
door in a storm for instance. The obstruction sensing primarily designed into
your unit as a safety feature, (A door closing onto a motor vehicle) also
protects the unit from internal damage. Please test for the following on a
regular basis or have your service provider do the tests.
Your door when sensing an
On opening should stop and wait for the next
door-control trigger to reverse.
On closing should stop and reverse to the open
position. (For your safety, use a brick or milk crate to test this.)
your door initiates the obstruction sensing routine without any obvious cause,
try manually disengaging it from the drive system (see “To open and close the
door manually” above) and then trigger your unit to run without the door. If
the unit completes a full open and closed cycle successfully, contact your door
supplier/service provider to check the door. If your unit does not initiate the
obstruction sensing routine at any point during testing, contact your operator
the automatic close feature.
you want your garage door to close 20 seconds after opening, the auto-close
feature must be activated. Speak to your Service provider/installer about this.
For safety reasons, it is required that safety detection devices such as an
infrared beam set be connected to the units control card. If there is any
interruption to the beam, by an object in the door area, the unit will not
close. If there is any interruption to the beam, while the door is closing, the
door will stop and return to the open position. 20 Seconds after the obstruction
has been cleared the door will begin closing again. If auto-close is selected
the unit will emit three beeps before closing. You can trigger the door to close
before the 20 seconds time out via the door control button.
the beeps mean?
x beep – Insufficient
battery power – Allow enough time to recharge. If problem persists, contact
your service provider.
x beeps – Interruption
of household electrical supply (power failure). Check the plug point and
x rapid beeps –
Holiday lock out – see “Understanding and using holiday lock out” on page
x long beeps – Auto-close
is active and the door is about to close.
about the battery reserve.
the case of a power failure the DC BLUE PLUS will draw all power from the
available reserve is 1.2A/hour at 24Vdc when fully charged.
continuous draw is approximately 29mA on standby. (Even though you are not
running the door)
unit will, therefore, remain powered for approximately 12-18hrs without running
the door. Thereafter the door may not run correctly
amount of times you can run the door when the power has failed will depend on
the door running load and time. Please check with your installer.
Extended power failures will be detrimental to the lifespan of the batteries. To
prevent irreversible damage to the batteries re-apply power immediately you
become aware of the power interruption. Or contact your electrical power supply
battery reserve recharge time is approximately 8hrs to full charge from
resumption of mains power supply. (This is dependent on length of standby time
used). After extended power failures minimize use of the unit for the duration
of the recharge time.
at least 8 hours charge time after the installation of new batteries in the
All goods manufactured
by G&C Electronics cc T/A ET Systems carry a 12 month factory warranty from
date of invoice. All goods are warranted to be free of faulty components and
manufacturing defects. Faulty goods will be repaired or replaced at the sole
discretion of ET Systems free of charge. This warranty is subject to the goods
being returned to the premises of ET Systems. The carriage of goods is for the
customers account. This warranty is only valid if the correct installation and
application of goods, as laid out in the applicable documentation accompanying
said goods, is adhered to. All warranty claims must be accompanied by the
original invoice. All claims made by the end user must be directed to their
respective service provider/installer.
following conditions will disqualify this product from the warranty as laid out
conditions are non-negotiable.
Any single DC-BLUE PLUS
garage door operator used to automate more than one door at one time.
Any DC-BLUE PLUS garage door
operator used outdoors, including carports.
Any DC-BLUE PLUS domestic
garage door operator used in excessive traffic applications for example an
apartment-block parking garage.
non-manufacturer modifications to the product or components thereof.