CAME BX-78, our opinion on the CAME sliding gate motor

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If you are looking for an automation for your sliding gate, the BX-78 from the CAME brand is of excellent quality. Discover our opinion on this renowned engine, its strong points, its characteristics, its installation and the accessories supplied

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  • 230 V motor
  • Up to 800 kg
  • 14 meters long maximum
  • Pedestrian opening

The CAME BX-78 is an engine appreciated for its qualities. To help you decide if this is the right choice for you, we compared this model to other gate motors. Read our guide to best motorization for sliding gate to discover all the available options.

Detailed product description

Kit contents

The CAME BX-78 motorization kit is relatively complete. You will have what you need to motorize your sliding gate.

  • The BX-78 engine
  • 2 remote controls
  • 1 radio receiver
  • 2 photocells
  • 1 flashing light

Some kits include the rack. If this is not the case, you will also need to choose a suitable rack.


The CAME BX-78 automation is suitable for sliding gates weighing up to 800 kg and up to 14 meters in length. All gates are compatible, whether they are made of wood, aluminum, iron, PVC and whether they are openwork, semi-openwork or solid.

The 230 volt motor is designed for particularly large gates or when there are strong constraints such as wind or cold. This type of engine is very powerful.

The engine has many options. Obstacle detection allows the gate to stop immediately in the event of encountering an animal, a person or an object, for example. Once the obstacle is detected, the gate is stopped and its movement reversed to avoid any domestic accident.

On the safety side, we also find self-diagnosis of safety devices to guarantee the safety of the engine throughout its life cycle.

It is possible to add mechanical limit switches.

The motor is compatible with CAME Connect for remote control of your gate.


CAME products are relatively simple to install if you are used to DIY and if you have knowledge of electricity. The installation instructions are detailed and very complete. Do not hesitate to call a professional if you are not comfortable with the installation.

Installation is done in 3 steps:

  1. Mechanical installation of the motor and racks
  2. Electrical connection of the motor and accessories
  3. Programming

Our opinion on the CAME BX-78 automation

The motorization is particularly suitable for heavy and imposing gates thanks to its 230 V motor. The CAME brand is of excellent quality, you will not be disappointed by this BX-78 model. Whether it’s safety, installation or engine, everything is there.

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