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Beninca vs TAU Gate motor

Postby surferdude » June 6th, 2017, 10:51 am

As the topic suggest I need to decide between Beninca and TAU. I have narrowed my search between these two brands.

I would appreciate any feedback in terms of

1. Reliability and Product related problems
2. Availability of parts, remote (generic) etc
3. Warranty


I have seen old posts but each manufacturer have updated their products so I am looking for recent feedback.

Thanks

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Re: Beninca vs TAU Gate motor

Postby Rory Phoulorie » June 6th, 2017, 12:39 pm

I have a Beninca motor going on three years now.

The only problem I encountered was a failure of some electronic part on the board in the control box (the motor stopped working). A guy from TriniTuner was able to fix it at reasonable cost (around $400 or so).

One of the remotes fell and got damaged. I got one of those generic remotes as a replacement, but I can't remember the cost for the remote and programming. Sorry.

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Re: Beninca vs TAU Gate motor

Postby hong kong phooey » June 6th, 2017, 12:59 pm

I have a tau gate motor and no issues with the motor itself (motor over 10 years i own it for 5 years ) . the only issue was the transmitter for the remote control started acting up but, i changed it my self with a chinese one from ebay . I could have gotten same crap locally but the gate people wanted to get rich on just working on my gate. thats over a year.

Which ever you decide make sure they use proper wires . On my system they used telephone wires between the detector sensors and it starting to deteriorate . make sure they run the wires in trunking under the ground

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Re: Beninca vs TAU Gate motor

Postby pugboy » June 6th, 2017, 1:54 pm

Tau uses rolling code remotes which there aren't generic ones available
So you have to pay $350 for original

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Re: Beninca vs TAU Gate motor

Postby surferdude » June 6th, 2017, 1:55 pm

hong kong phooey wrote:I have a tau gate motor and no issues with the motor itself (motor over 10 years i own it for 5 years ) . the only issue was the transmitter for the remote control started acting up but, i changed it my self with a chinese one from ebay . I could have gotten same crap locally but the gate people wanted to get rich on just working on my gate. thats over a year.

Which ever you decide make sure they use proper wires . On my system they used telephone wires between the detector sensors and it starting to deteriorate . make sure they run the wires in trunking under the ground



Thanks very much.

By chance do you have a link to the transmitter you bought on ebay?

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Re: Beninca vs TAU Gate motor

Postby surferdude » June 6th, 2017, 1:58 pm

pugboy wrote:Tau uses rolling code remotes which there aren't generic ones available
So you have to pay $350 for original



I have seen both Beninca and Tau using the rolling codes as well. I seen on amazon that there are generic ones but cant say if they will work for sure.

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Re: Beninca vs TAU Gate motor

Postby pugboy » June 6th, 2017, 2:08 pm

I bought a few as well as tried from local generic suppliers to no avail

Remotes are easily damaged when the fall

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Re: Beninca vs TAU Gate motor

Postby wagonrunner » June 6th, 2017, 5:05 pm

replacement rolling code remote bought at gate automation - $200.
Requires one working remote for it to learn. very easy to program.

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Re: Beninca vs TAU Gate motor

Postby pugboy » June 6th, 2017, 5:28 pm

which tau remote do you have ?

I have a couple like those also, they seem to use a generic case for many of them

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Re: Beninca vs TAU Gate motor

Postby airuma » June 6th, 2017, 8:07 pm

I have a daspi and the manual override key broke in the keyhole.... definitely something to consider.

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Re: Beninca vs TAU Gate motor

Postby hong kong phooey » June 7th, 2017, 12:03 am

surferdude wrote:
hong kong phooey wrote:I have a tau gate motor and no issues with the motor itself (motor over 10 years i own it for 5 years ) . the only issue was the transmitter for the remote control started acting up but, i changed it my self with a chinese one from ebay . I could have gotten same crap locally but the gate people wanted to get rich on just working on my gate. thats over a year.

Which ever you decide make sure they use proper wires . On my system they used telephone wires between the detector sensors and it starting to deteriorate . make sure they run the wires in trunking under the ground



Thanks very much.

By chance do you have a link to the transmitter you bought on ebay?


dont have the exact link because that was a couple years ago . i believe i bought it from amazon but ebay has the same so you will have to search for the best price
this one i posted is 110 V ac the one i used was 12V dc so i needed a power supply .


https://www.amazon.com/Universal-433MHz ... ransmitter

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Re: Beninca vs TAU Gate motor

Postby surferdude » June 7th, 2017, 9:00 am

Thanks very much. You guys are great with all the information.

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Re: Beninca vs TAU Gate motor

Postby surferdude » June 13th, 2017, 9:14 am

Anyone has anymore experiences with either?

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Re: Beninca vs TAU Gate motor

Postby src1983 » June 13th, 2017, 9:30 am

pugboy wrote:Tau uses rolling code remotes which there aren't generic ones available
So you have to pay $350 for original


Instead of buying remotes I use gogogate a module that allows the gate to be open via smart phone.

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Re: Beninca vs TAU Gate motor

Postby surferdude » June 13th, 2017, 2:05 pm

src1983 wrote:
pugboy wrote:Tau uses rolling code remotes which there aren't generic ones available
So you have to pay $350 for original


Instead of buying remotes I use gogogate a module that allows the gate to be open via smart phone.



which brand you use the gogogate on beninca or tau?

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Re: Beninca vs TAU Gate motor

Postby src1983 » June 13th, 2017, 2:25 pm

surferdude wrote:
src1983 wrote:
pugboy wrote:Tau uses rolling code remotes which there aren't generic ones available
So you have to pay $350 for original


Instead of buying remotes I use gogogate a module that allows the gate to be open via smart phone.



which brand you use the gogogate on beninca or tau?


Tau

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Re: Beninca vs TAU Gate motor

Postby pugboy » June 13th, 2017, 4:14 pm

yeah it is actually easy to put in a third party wireless system, they all basically do the same thing
relay triggered
many persons have put the generic key remotes they use for magnetic locks on their gate motors.

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Re: Beninca vs TAU Gate motor

Postby TrinbagoMan » May 2nd, 2018, 10:10 pm

Where can i get a Beninca and at what price?

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Re: Beninca vs TAU Gate motor

Postby fozzy2010 » May 3rd, 2018, 7:51 am

Bought one from this guy last year:

https://www.facebook.com/RemotelyAutomatedSystems/

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Re: Beninca vs TAU Gate motor

Postby Lance » May 3rd, 2018, 1:48 pm

fozzy2010 wrote:Bought one from this guy last year:

https://www.facebook.com/RemotelyAutomatedSystems/


About 8 years ago Vaughn Installed a beninca for me. He has been able to provide maintenance parts and support for me ever since.

Highly recommended.

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Re: Beninca vs TAU Gate motor

Postby triniboi49 » August 15th, 2018, 4:24 pm

Rory Phoulorie wrote:I have a Beninca motor going on three years now.

The only problem I encountered was a failure of some electronic part on the board in the control box (the motor stopped working). A guy from TriniTuner was able to fix it at reasonable cost (around $400 or so).

One of the remotes fell and got damaged. I got one of those generic remotes as a replacement, but I can't remember the cost for the remote and programming. Sorry.


Do you have a number for the guy?

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Re: Beninca vs TAU Gate motor

Postby Rory Phoulorie » August 15th, 2018, 5:06 pm

triniboi49 wrote:Do you have a number for the guy?

315-9508

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Re: Beninca vs TAU Gate motor

Postby RedVEVO » August 15th, 2018, 6:15 pm

TAU rules !

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Re: Beninca vs TAU Gate motor

Postby pugboy » August 15th, 2018, 9:55 pm

Until your remote breaks and you have to buy a new one,
They don't even give you Vaseline



RedVEVO wrote:TAU rules !

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Re: Beninca vs TAU Gate motor

Postby RedVEVO » August 16th, 2018, 2:41 am

pugboy wrote:Until your remote breaks and you have to buy a new one,
They don't even give you Vaseline



RedVEVO wrote:TAU rules !


Truth .

A remote cost about $350 :wink:

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Re: Beninca vs TAU Gate motor

Postby pugboy » August 16th, 2018, 4:47 am

where you getting remotes for $350 ?
I wanna get a spare.

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Re: Beninca vs TAU Gate motor

Postby RedVEVO » August 16th, 2018, 4:56 am

pugboy wrote:where you getting remotes for $350 ?
I wanna get a spare.


G4S Secure Solutions (Trinidad) Ltd.
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Re: Beninca vs TAU Gate motor

Postby hong kong phooey » May 6th, 2019, 10:52 am

Guys any one know the estimated cost of the tau unit presently

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Re: Beninca vs TAU Gate motor

Postby X_Factor » May 6th, 2019, 11:01 am

Using a viper from gate automation for the last year and it works well and plenty cheaper than the others

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Re: Beninca vs TAU Gate motor

Postby Strugglerzinc » May 6th, 2019, 5:30 pm

hong kong phooey wrote:Guys any one know the estimated cost of the tau unit presently


$5500 last year, installed, i think 900kg rating. D and S Gate Motors. They're on FB.

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