Besides the detection advantage, installing a large loop is physically easier on the installer. Cutting in multi-loop configurations and wiring the loops in series to a detector, or connecting the loops to individual detectors and harness wiring them to the operator takes much longer and offers no real advantage when detection gaps are present that represent a liability to the installer.
Now you may be wondering how large can you make a loop. There are no hard rules when it comes to how large a loop can be, every installation will be different. At BD Loops we regularly make loops up to 112’ in perimeter (6’x50’), but we have made even larger loops for special applications where small vehicles such as motorcycles and golf carts would never be using the gate.
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BD Loops is a manufacturer of preformed direct burial and saw-cut inductance loops for the gate, door, and parking industries. With over 16 years in business the quality of BD Loops is unparalleled. BD Loops products are available through over 450 distributors in the U.S. and Canada. Visit www.BDLoops.com to find a distributor near you.