In most standard garage door openers, a motor drives a trolley along a track, either pulling the door open or pushing it closed. These two main drive systems control how the motor moves the trolley.
How It Works:
How It Works:
In all openers, the motor supplies the power to raise and lower the door. Higher lifting power, or horsepower equivalent, means the motor doesn’t have to work as hard and will typically last longer.
*For comparison purposes only; lift capacity similar to 1-1/4 or 3/4 horsepower AC motor. Lift capacity of DC motors is typically not measured in horsepower.
Equivalent to 1 1/4 HPS*
Equivalent to 3/4 HPS*
Equivalent to 1/2 HPS*
If you want a smart garage, look for built-in Wi-Fi®.
This connects the opener to your home network, enabling smartphone control.
Then, all you need is the MyQ® App to:
Monitor and control your garage door from anywhere using your smartphone or tablet. Opener connects directly to your home's Wi-Fi network, and sets up in minutes using your smartphone.
HOW CAN I OPEN MY GARAGE DOOR WHEN THE POWER IS OUT?
If your area experiences severe weather, look for garage door openers with battery backup. Keeps the opener running when the power is down.Select models include Battery Backup, while a few others give you the option to add it, so you’ll be able to get in and out of the garage no matter what.