6524 Residential and Commercial

The DKS DC Swing Gate Operator is perfect where backup power is critical, as it will keep running even when AC power has been lost. The solar power version is ideal in applications where AC power is unavailable, allowing you to add your own solar system for power, or you can choose the DKS solar kit.

This Swing Gate Operator offers versatile and safe operation in a small, compact design, and is ideally suited for residential or commercial applications.

6524 Residential and Commercial

DC Swing Gate Operator Battery Back-up & Solar Power

The DKS 6524 Swing Gate Operator keeps running when AC power has been lost. The solar power version is ideal in applications where AC power is unavailable and allows you to add your own solar system for power, or you can choose the DKS solar kit.  This swing gate operator offers convenience, reliability and safe operation in a small, compact design and is ideally suited for residential or commercial applications. The 1/2 HP Quadra Drive DC Motor provides powerful and long lasting operation and is backed up with built-in 7.2 Ah batteries to provide operation if AC power is interrupted.  The 6524 features a pully/belt drive 60:1 worm gear-box reduction system to provide powerful, yet extremely quiet, slide gate operation. The 6524 uses an advanced microprocessor control circuit with outstanding features. Designed with versatility in mind, the DKS Model 6524 provides everything you expect from a gate operator in this class – and more.

*Assumes a 16 foot gate weighing 800 Lbs.  Other external factors (temperature, charge state of batteries, gate weight, gate length, etc.) will affect the performance of the gate operator and may reduce the number of cycles shown.


Compatible with
Swing Gates
Designed to Mount
on Concrete Pad
2-Piece Split Housing
for Easy Internal Access



Commercial & Industrial
Self Storage
Small Multi-Family Residential

Product Features




Solar Power Option

Choosing the solar power option should be dependent on geographical location, the number of cycles per day expected, and the accessories to be used. Solar panels must be located in an area clear of obstructions and shading to allow maximum sunlight to reach the panel. Snow, heavy fog and rain will affect solar panel performance. Solar operation is not recommended in areas where temperatures routinely fall below freezing (32°F or 0°C).





Gate Tracker™

Provides Operator data to companion access controller (DKS 1833, 1835, 1837, 1838).


Breakaway Hub

Unique breakaway hub design prevents gear box damage if the gate is struck.

Loop Detectors

Easy plug-in ports for DKS Loop Detectors.

Easy-to-Adjust Electronic Magnetic Limits

Eliminates old-style mechanical switches that can wear out, break, or fail.

Steel Frame

Provides strength and durability even in harsh weather environments.


Technical Specifications

  • Maximum gate width 16-ft.
  • Maximum gate weight 800 pounds*.  (*Assumes gate swings in a level arc, in good condition with properly adjusted hardware.)
  • 115 / 230 VAC input: 1.8A / 0.9A.  24 VDC input: 8 Amp
  • Class I, II, III and IV applications.
  • Compliant with UL 325 and 991. ETL Listed. (Note: To be compliant with UL 325 and industry safety guidelines, additional Type B1 and/or Type B2 entrapment protection devices are required to be installed with this gate operator.  Your professional DKS system installer can provide you with more details on these devices and on current industry safety standards.)
  • Easy adjustable electronic magnetic limit switches
  • Auto-close timer 1-30 seconds
  • Gate overlap feature for dual (bi-parting) gate operation
  • Selectable shadow / reverse loop function
  • DC power shut-off switch
  • Battery protection circuit
  • Ports for plug-in open and reverse loop detectors. DKS plug-in detectors only
  • AC Powered Operator Only
    115 VAC convenience outlets
  • AC power shut-off switch
    Magnetic lock power
    DC Powered Operator Only
    0.0 Amp SBPDPatPend circuit
Gate TrackerTM

Reporting output provides operator data to a DKS 1833, 1835, 1837 or 1838 access control system (requires 2358 expansion board)


  • Heavy-duty gearbox
  • Heavy-duty steel frame provides strength and quiet operation
  • 7.2 Ah batteries (2)
  • Primary reduction is provided by a pulley / belt driving a 60:1 worm gear reduction system running in a continuous oil bath
  • The 6524 rotates the gate 90° in approximately 12-14 seconds
  • Operator mechanics are mounted on a steel frame plated for corrosion resistance Two-piece articulating arm mechanical slow-start / slow-stop function
  • Mounting: operator requires a concrete mounting pad
  • Keyed access is provided to release arm for manual gate operation in the event of a power outage
  • Split polypropylene housing simplifies installation and maintenance, no need to remove the gate arm
  • Unique breakaway hub helps to protect the gear box if the gate is rammed
  • Environmental: 10°F to 115°F (-12°C to 46°C)
  • Thermostatically controlled heater kit required for operation below freezing temperatures to prevent batteries from freezing. Heater kit can only be used with AC powered operators
  • Operator requires monitored Type B1 and/or Type B2 entrapment protection devices





Dimensions and Weight

20.5″W x 38.5″H x 30″D (52cm W x 97.8cm H x 76.2cm D)

Shipping weight:
175-225 lb (79-102 kg) (approximately)


Tech Support

Quick Start Guides

Owner’s Manuals

Accessory Manuals

Easy Connect Manuals

Tech Tip Videos


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