As in an elevator, the electric motor does not provide most of the power to move a heavy garage door. Instead, most of door's weight is offset by the counterbalance springs attached to the door. (Even manually operated garage doors have counterbalances; otherwise they would be too heavy for a person to open or close them.) In a typical design, torsion springs apply torque to a shaft, and that shaft applies a force to the garage door via steel counterbalance cables. The electric opener provides only a small amount of force to control how far the door opens and closes. In most cases, the garage door opener also holds the door closed in place of a lock.
¾ HP Belt Drive
Quiet and powerful, designed to lift heavy doors with ease and precision.
Wall MountSpace saver, MyQ enabled technology, standby system for power outages
DC Battery Backup Belt DriveQuiet Operation, MyQ enabled Technology, Timer-to-Close Feature
¾ HP AC Belt DriveQuiet/Powerful, Designed for heavy load doors in high wind areas.
½ HP AC Belt DriveOpen, close, and monitor using a computer, tablet, or smartphone with MyQ Technology.
DC Chain DriveMyQ enabled technology and battery backup capable for power outages
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