If you have a faulty NICE operator PLUTO 220V, changing it could not be so easy. PLUTO has been in fact no longer in production for quite some time, and NICE has never designed a motor that is totally compatible with it.

What can you do, then, if you need to replace it?



How to replace the motor PLUTO


CLICKING HERE you can find our replacement kit (product code KS-37-001).

This kit is ideal if you just have to change the motors of the operators PLUTO:


  • PL4000

  • PL4005

  • PL4015



What does the kit include?


The complete kit includes:

  • 2 operators (a right one, a left one) model LEADER 4 TA a 220V for leaves up to 2,75 meters;

  • 2 condenser;

  • front and back anchoring brackets for both motors;

  • instructions.



Why the motors LEADER are the most suitable choice?

The PROTECO operator LEADER works like the old PLUTO, meaning with the endless screw and the sliding nut, not with the telescopic tube.

However, the reasons why these motors are more suitable to replace and improve your installation are essentially seven:

  1. They are robust and reliable, suitable both for residential use and more intensive use.

  2. They are safer for your house and family, thanks to the key release.

  3. The brackets are easy to install. You won’t need to weld or do invasive works: you just need self-drilling screws if you have metal pillars, and synthetic resin plugs if you have masonry columns,

  4. There’s full compatibility, tested many times with all the devices of the old installation (photocells, remotes, key controls). The original control unit of the PLUTO (usually the A6F, or the older A3 or A700) perfectly handles the LEADER.

  5. PROTECO extend the classical guarantee period: no longer 24 months but 36 months.

  6. The operators LEADER are more powerful motors compared with the PLUTO, therefore you’ll effectively benefit a better installation.

  7. PROTECO products are developed and produced in Italy.



 Is the LEADER equal to the PLUTO?


No, but it’s compatible.


As seen above, this means that by installing the LEADER you won’t have to change the devices, like the control units, the photocells, etc.

However, this also means that you necessarily have to change both the actuators, not just one, otherwise it won’t work.

Another thing you must absolutely change are the brackets, that are included in the packaging. It’s also true that you’d have to change the brackets in any case, because NICE never created a motor compatible with the PLUTO.


How to connect the A6F to the new motors


Once you remove the old PLUTO, you’ll have to connect the LEADER to the old control unit.

Truly, this connection is easy, because both the serigraphy of the A6F and the instructions of the LEADER clearly indicate which are the opening and closing terminals and which is the common wire.

Pay attention, however, to which leaf opens for first, because this will determine the connections.



In this article, I’ll show you the case where the left leaf starts first from the inside, therefore M2, while M1 moves after. If in your case the right leaf starts first, you’ll just need to invert the instructions that follow for M1 and M2.


Connect M2


On M2 you need to connect the wires in this sequence:


  • brown

  • grey

  • black

  • One of the wires of the condenser goes on the brown one, the other on the black one; because they have no polarity, the wires of the condenser could indiscriminately go on one or the other.



Connect M1


On M1 you have to connect the wires in this sequence:


  • black

  • grey

  • brown

  • The condenser will go again on the brown and black wires.




Compared to before, therefore, the sequence is a mirror image.



Which adjustments do you have to do on the control unit A6F when replacing the PLUTO?


On the A6F you don’t need to do any programming, because both the receiver and the dip-switches parts are already programmed, being a replacement.

The only part that you may need to touch a little bit is the trimmer one because the speed of the PLUTO and that of the LEADER are different. You can regulate them with the tip of the screws, increasing or decreasing them like the volume of the stereo.


The potentiometers or trimmers to regulate are 4 (starting from left):




TL indicates the Working Time, or how much time the motor of the automatic gate stays active to open (and close) the leaves. It doesn’t indicate the time of opening, wait and closing of the leaves, but only of a single maneuver (for example the opening).

     If when the leaves are completely open the motors still work, you need to decrease the time. You’ll notice that they are still working both for the noise of the motors and the flashing light, that stop working as soon as the motors stop. If instead the leaves stop before the total opening, you need to increase it.

Obviously, you just need to regulate this once, because the opening and closing times will be the same.





TP indicates Pause Time, or how long the gate stays open before closing again.





T.R.A. indicates the Delay Time in Opening, or how long M1 waits before moving.


M2 and M1 move separately, therefore, and for a simple reason: otherwise they would impact with each other. In addition, if the gate has an electric lock, the electric lock need the time to click, exit from the counter-plate and open.





TRC indicate the Time Delay in Closing, or how long M2 waits before closing. Even in this case, the reason is simple: otherwise they would clash. 


The force


One last adjustment you can do is the force one, on the transformer. On the label of the transformer you’ll find some values, from 130 to 230, and they respectively indicate the minimum and the maximum of the force.

Practically, the motor will have to push with more or less force based on the weight of the gate it has to move.

It’s very important to never put the force to the maximum because it’s very dangerous: should you hit a person, in fact, it would send him to the hospital. In addition, you wouldn’t be able to block the leaf, and the consequences could be even more severe.

For these reasons, always use the minimum force needed to move the gate.


Is there a video tutorial?


Yes, but it’s only in Italian. However, if you want to visually see every step, you can still watch it here:





See you soon!



Please remember that these are just suggestions and, if you have any doubts, you have to contact specialized personnel.



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