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REPLACING YOUR ATA OR FIRMADOOR REMOTE

HOW TO RE-CODE TO THE ELSEMA SYSTEM

SINGLE BUTTON REMOTES

25+ years ago ELSEMA invented a digital coding system that solved the overpopulation & interference problem with the early garage & gate remotes. 

This new system used 12 switches which could be manipulated for 1000's of combinations.  Remotes could use the same code as long as they were more than 500m apart from each other, so the problem was solved at that time.

ATA copied the ELSEMA system but reversed all components & the coding sequence. This means that single button ATA, FIRMADOOR & MAGIC BUTTON TXA1 & PTXA1 remotes are 100% reverse compatible with ELSEMA.  See Video.

To help - write this matrix on a piece of paper & circle the SWITCHES that are UP or ON in your ATA - FIRMADOOR - MAGIC BUTTON remote.  The numbers below are what you need to set the ELSEMA remote switches to.
 
CODING MATRIX
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ATA & FIRMADOOR TO ELSEMA
 
ATA REMOTE
 1
 2
 3
 4
 5
 6
 7
 8
 9
 10
 11
 12
Circle Numbers ON in the ATA or FIRMADOOR
 
ELSEMA REMOTE
 12
 11
 10
 9
 8
 7
 6
 5
 4
 3
 2
 1
Numbers below are your ELSEMA ON code
 


MULTIPLE BUTTON REMOTES

 
Soon, people started demanding more than 1 button, so the designers came up with a solution - Make 11 & 12 switches invisible, electronically  switching 11 On or Off & leaving 12 fixed ON.  So when you press button A - invisible Switch 11 = ON & Button B - invisible Switch 11 = OFF.

SO YOU WOULD SET THE RECEIVER'S LIKE THIS:

BUTTON A GATE = CODE SET 1 to 10           + 11 ON & 12 ON
BUTTON B GARAGE = CODE SET 1 to 10     + 11 OFF & 12 ON
Then people had 3 x garages & a gate or 2 gates & 2 garage's - so a 4 button remote was made, this brought invisible Switch 12 into play.
SO YOU WOULD SET THE RECEIVER'S LIKE THIS:

BUTTON 1 GATE = CODE SET 1 to 10           + 11 ON & 12 ON

BUTTON 2 GARAGE = CODE SET 1 to 10     + 11 OFF & 12 ON
BUTTON 3 GARAGE = CODE SET 1 to 10     + 11 ON & 12 OFF
BUTTON 4 GARAGE = CODE SET 1 to 10     + 11 OFF & 12 OFF
 
So even though the remote has only 10 visible switches in the remote - each receiver needs to be set for 12 switches in line with the above.

ATA PROGRAMMING RECEIVER – this has no switches, only a single push “CODE SET” button. To code a remote PUSH & HOLD the "CODE SET"  button – Transmit the coded ELSEMA remote button you want to activate this device for 2 seconds - wait 2 seconds – transmit again for 2 seconds & lift off the “CODE SET” button.

Most gate openers have ELSEMA receivers fitted, this will make it easy for you. ATA receivers will have the code set 1 to 10 as per the ATA remotes, if reversed it is a ELSEMA receiver.


ATA MULTIPLE BUTTON REMOTES - 10 SWITCH

When ATA started making 2 & 4 button versions they found that they too had to use 11 & 12 as the invisible switches the same as ELSEMA.  As 12 & 11 is 1 & 2 on the other - they are not compatible.  You must junk the ATA made remotes & start again with ELSEMA using the matrix + 11 & 12 settings above.


ATA COMMON ENTRY REMOTES - 12 SWITCH

Common entry is slightly different as the coding switches in the remote are split into 2 sections 1 to 4 - 5 to 12. when you press Button 1 -  COMMON ENTRY the code sent out is what is set 1 to 4 with the rest of the switches OFF.  Button 2 - PRIVATE ENTRY uses the full code.

SO YOU WOULD SET THE RECEIVER'S LIKE THIS:


BUTTON 1 COMMON ENTRY GATE = CODE SET 1 TO 4    + 5 TO 12 OFF
BUTTON 2 PRIVATE ENTRY GARAGE = CODE SET 1 to 12


As all remotes send out the code 1 to 4 the gate is controlled by everyone.  This leaves 256 combinations for each individual garage - more than enough for most complexes.


ATA found the same problem with this system, so followed the same coding procedure. As 1 to 4 on one is 9 to 12 on the other they are not compatible.


Simplest solution here is to put a 2nd ELSEMA receiver in the gate with a new code & re-code each garage as needed.