The weight is quite variable and will depend on what repairs have been done over the years. I measured mine by placing a bathroom scale and length of wood in where the struts were going, not the original location on mine. I don't have a record of what it was now. It became lass relavant when I decided to go with a hydraulic pump instead of electric actuators.
Anyone know off hand what a canopy weighs when lifting as I am getting my electric actuators spec'd out ?
37kg (81lbs). That's my Webster canopy which includes a glass sun roof but NO DOORS. If you use the SEARCH facility on here, and look for both words "canopy weigh" AND user "cdb15" you'll find more information in a number of threads - including the 'weight' at the rear when hinging upwards which was about 28kg as I recall.
For your actuators, you'll need to know the FORCE required at the lifting point, which is not the same as the MASS of the canopy. The force required will vary depending on the distance from the hinges, whereas the mass is a constant. The closer your lifting point to the hinges, the greater the force you will need. Consult a basic physics book, law of levers, but there's probably something on YouTube that will help.
Great info mate thanks , I am having a sunroof also. I will go for a sync'd pair and over spec its lifting load to be safe. I have been doing a lot of research on the spec of each actuator and a lot are cheap plastic, the good ones are metal gears.
I did mechanical engineering at college so time to get out my one on the law of levers LOL
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