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Garage Door Opener Model Reference - Which Opener Should I Buy? Check out specifications and options on the most popular brands and garage opener models on the market

Garage door opener information and specifications

Mega Access Controls does not sell garage door openers online, we believe in offering our customers the most economical and convenient shopping experience. In that view, we constantly strive to find the most relevant information regarding our industry, specifically, garage door openers and present it to you, our customers, as new and improved garage opener models and accessories come on the market. As you can see, we do sell all parts and accessories related to garage door openers and access controls, but since the shipping would preclude us from offering the best possible price (due to shipping costs), we feel it is our duty to let the consumer know that it is more economical to purchase those locally from a retail store or from your garage door opener installer.

Please browse through our selection of various brands and models below to help you make a more educated purchasing decision. Feel free to contact us should you have any questions. The brands listed below are Chamberlain, Marantec, Liftmaster, Genie and Linear.

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Back in the day, a garage was separate from your home where you had to go outside, lift the garage door open with a handle at the bottom of the door, get in your car, drive out, stop the car, and then go back to pull it shut with a long cord that hung from the top of the door. Jump ahead to today, where garages are entire rooms, heated, decorated, attached to the home and remote control accessed.

Gone are the days of manually opening the garage door. Remote control garage door openers have been around for a while, but keep getting perfected. A simple device such as this, makes our lives so much more convenient. As we pull up to our homes, we can start opening the garage from the top of the street, so it is already open when we arrive, to pull right in. AAARemotes has been providing garage door openers since 1993, in conjunction with Mega Transmitters and Mega Access Controls Inc.

With products ranging from replacement remote control garage door openers to wireless and wired keypads, drivers can find any part they need. When using any remote control product, we want reliability. What good is it to us, or how much convenience does it offer, if it only works some of the time? When choosing AAARemotes stocks major brands such as Genie, Sears Craftsman, Stanley, Linear, Multicode, Chamberlain, Liftmaster, Allister, Pulsar, Skylink or other major brands specific to your product. With low costs and same day delivery 95% of the time, customers are ensured a long lasting product, delivered quickly and without hassle.

Garage door openers are either belt drive, chain driven or direct drive with an average speed of 7 inches/drop per second. There are faster openers that open at double the speed – 14 inches/drop per second. All automatic garage door openers are mandated to contain a sensor beam to detect a person or object in the way of a closing garage door, which then causes the door to stop losing and reverse back to open. They are also required to have a manual emergency release cord, a time reversing feature, automatic lights and a force adjustment feature. Safety is an important aspect to anything that automatically closes or opens, and a garage door is no exception.

With remote control garage door openers, it is important to have a rolling radio signal code to prevent thieves from capturing the code and breaking in. The ease of opening the garage should not be an invitation for burglar to come in. When approaching home, do open your garage door too soon and when you are not in sight of the garage. Look around the area and garage before pulling in and look in your rear view mirror as you come to a stop. Keep the door to your home from inside the garage locked. And, before you close the garage door, look around the car on both sides to make sure an intruder has not entered the garage undetected behind you. These are safety precautions everyone should be aware of to protect their home and family.

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Chamberlain Residential Garage Door Openers

Chamberlain® Whisper Drive® and Power Drive® Garage Door Openers are designed for do-it-yourself installation and are available with a variety of features and accessories. Whether you choose our belt, chain or screw drive opener, you can be confident that it is produced with precision and backed by the world´s largest manufacturer of garage door openers.

Belt Drive - Whisper Drive - Model WD822KS, WD822KLS

Chamberlain® Whisper Drive® Garage Door Openers are America’s best-selling premium drive systems. These belt drive openers are all equipped with a powerful 1/2 HP motor.

  • Strong and reliable, our belt drive openers are the quietest available
  • Belt is built like steel-belted tire, reinforced with flexible steel cords
  • Motor Vibration Isolation System (MVIS®) offers super-quiet operation
  • New Quick-Install Rail System installs in 60 seconds, with no tools required
  • Our belt drive openers include our best warranty – lifetime motor and belt

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Chain Drive - PD610S, PD612S, PD612KLS

The Chamberlain® Power Drive® Garage Access System is the most popular drive system available. These chain drive openers are available in 1/2 and 3/4 HP motors.

  • 3/4 HP is our most powerful and fastest drive system to lift today’s heavier doors
  • Motor Vibration Isolation System (MVIS®) is standard on our 3/4 HP model for the quietest performance
  • The all-purpose drive system
  • Rugged, heavy-duty, industrial-strength chain
  • Durable steel construction for years of dependable operation
  • New Quick-Install Rail System installs in 60 seconds, with no tools required


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Screw Drive - PD420, PD420-2, PD460-2, PD460-2K

Chamberlain® Screw Drive Garage Access Systems are heavy-duty and offer smooth performance. These Power Drive® openers are all equipped with powerful 1/2 HP motors.

  • Strong and reliable screw drive provides smooth and durable operation
  • Motor Vibration Isolation System (MVIS®) for super-quiet operation
  • Self-lubricating rail system for maintenance-free operation
  • Rugged all-steel chassis

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Marantec Residential Garage Door Openers

Introducing the Q-7900

Our NEW residential garage door opener system specifically designed for carriage house doors and heavier wind doors. The 7900 includes: 1000 Newtons of power, 2mm Finished Steel Rail System One piece, Self Learning Force and Modular Frequency System, Two 2-channel Transmitters, Multi-function Wall Station and a Wireless Keyless Entry System. More...

M-Line Series

The M-Line® is a feature-rich, reliable system designed to perform, built to last and guaranteed to provide years of smooth, trouble-free operation. Its advanced 24 V digital operating system provides the platform for the Direct Current (DC) Smart Motor that, coupled with a belt or chain drive system, ensures an amazingly quiet operation that is ideal for living space directly above the garage. More...

Q-Line Series

The Q-Line® is a reliable system designed to perform, built to last and guaranteed to provide years of smooth, trouble-free operation. This superior system, featuring Digital Intelligence, Modularity, and HomeLink® compatibility coupled with it’s sleek, contemporary look and new color in soft beige tones, meets the demands of what you would expect in a garage door opener system. More...


Marantec accessories are designed to provide added convenience, satisfaction and value to your door opener system. Accessories are available from your dealer. If you have difficulty locating available accessories, please contact us directly. More...


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LiftMaster Residential Garage Door Opener Systems

LiftMaster® Garage Door Openers come in a variety of drive and horsepower systems and offer an assortment of features and accessories.

Our Estate Series openers offer the ultimate in features and performance, while the Premium Series sets the standard in quality and performance. Lastly, our Contractor Series is the choice for value and reliability. Click on a model below to view more information about each individual product or to place an order.

LiftMaster Garage Door Opener Comparison Matrix

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Genie Residential Garage Door Opener Models

Genie Excelerator Garage Door Opener
Opens Twice As Fast. Closes Gently. Amazingly Quiet.
Genie Excelerator Garage Door Opener

The Genie Excelerator sets a new performance standard for garage door openers. The Excelerator opens twice-as-fast as conventional openers, closes gently and is amazingly quiet.

Product Features:

  • Opens Twice As Fast: Allows quicker garage entry and exit, adds peace of mind at night. Eliminates aggravating waits. Opens twice as fast; closes at normal speed.
  • Super quiet operation: Ideal for use near living areas and bedrooms. Excelerator™ is the quietest Genie screw drive available.
  • Bright, wider angle lighting: Makes getting around in garage safer and easier. Two 60 watt bulbs provide optimal lighting where it's needed.
  • All weather performance: Superior hot and cold weather performance, even operates smoothly and quietly at -25oF (-32oC)
  • More powerful motor design: Easily opens large sized doors.
  • Flush mount design: Ideal for low clearance applications, can be installed against ceiling.

For more information on Genie Excelerator garage door openers, click here
Genie Belt Drive Garage Door Opener
Genie Belt Drive Garage Door Opener
Genie Belt Drive Garage Door Opener

The Genie Stealth is one of the quietest garage door openers on the market. If you have a living area above or adjacent to the garage, the Stealth is the opener for you. The Stealth Belt-Drive Opener is ultra-quiet due to its innovative direct current motor and fiber-reinforced belt.

Product Features:

  • Featuring a direct current (DC) motor.
  • The belt drive offers ultra-quiet, long-lasting performance.
  • Automated slow start and stop for smoother operation.
  • Automatic 100-watt lighting system for safer evening exits and entries.
  • High-impact, heat-resistant hinged lens cover with No Lose™ screws for easy bulb replacement.

Genie Screw Drive Garage Door Opener
Genie Screw Drive Garage Door Opener
Genie Screw Drive Garage Door Opener

As the original screw drive manufacturer, Genie has been dedicated to providing the most complete garage door opening systems for more than 30 years.

Each Genie® Screw Drive offers new features like Intellicode® Access Security, a code-changing technology that prevents thieves from entering the garage by eliminating Access Code duplication. Add that to our exclusive direct drive motor system, which provides maximum lifting force. Plus our custom-built motor -- created specifically for Genie´s direct-drive design -- and you get the best screw drive system in the business.

Product Features:

  • Direct drive motor system for maximum lifting force.
  • The screw drive is machined from one-piece of solid-steel for added strength and security.
  • Fewer moving parts for years of reliable, quiet operation.
  • Automatic 120-watt lighting system for safer evening exits and entries.
  • High impact, heat resistant polypropylene lens cover for easy bulb replacement.

Genie Chain Glide Garage Door Opener
Genie Chain Drive Garage Door Opener
Genie Chain Glide Garage Door Opener

The Chain Glide system (patent pending), with the new enclosed in-line chain, does not rattle around an open rail providing quieter operation than a conventional chain-driven opener.

Product Features:

  • Quieter: The Chain Glide system, with the new enclosed in-line chain, does not rattle around like an open rail providing quieter operation.
  • Low Maintenance
    No tensioning or lubrication of the chain is required for the standard life of the opener.
  • No Mess: There are no greasy chains or wires exposed! The aluminum rail has channels which conceal the chain and wire leads for a cleaner more attractive appearance.
  • Long Life: The reinforced metal drive sprocket provides longer life and minimal wear on the system.
  • Weather Performance: The Genie Chain Glide weathers all of life's ups and downs, with reliable performance even in extreme temperatures.
  • Safety: The Chain Glide is equipped with a comprehensive safety package that meets or exceeds all UL, state, federal and CSA regulations.
  • Security: Genie Intellicode technology prevents unauthorized persons from opening your garage door by automatically changing the access code everytime you use it.

When Seconds Count, The New Genie® Excelerator™ Won't Let You Down

The Genie Company, dedicated to providing the most innovative, dependable garage door opening systems for more than 30 years, sets a new standard with the launch of the Genie Excelerator. The amazingly quiet Excelerator is designed to open twice as fast as conventional garage door openers, but closes gently.

Its rapid opening speed, 14 inches per second on average, is derived from a powerful, super-duty direct-current (DC) motor that delivers exceptional torque while generating very little noise. Keeping safety uppermost in mind, the Genie Excelerator gently closes at the standard rate of seven inches per second, on average.

The Genie Excelerator, the latest engineering innovation from the originator of screw-drive opener technology, features a powerful 1/2 horsepower DC motor that delivers the company's quietest ever screw-drive opener. The opener is equipped with a gentle start and stop feature for smooth operation and reduced door wear. The polymer-lined rail surrounding the screw drive eliminates metal-to-metal contact between moving parts, enhancing its dependable performance even in regions with low temperature extremes.

Innovative product characteristics include two incandescent light sockets on a 4-1/2 minute timer strategically placed on the underside of the opener, which directs greater illumination throughout the garage. The hinged light lens cover can be easily opened without tools for maintenance, access or cleaning.

The Genie Excelerator's exclusive one-piece door-sensing technology will automatically identify if the opener has been installed on a sectional garage door or on a swing-up type one-piece door upon the initial operation cycle. Installation on a sectional door will allow the activation of the twice-as-fast speed feature, while the opener will lift a one-piece door at a slower rate of 5 inches per second for safety purposes.

Linear Residential Garage Door Opener Models

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With over 40 years of experience in the garage door industry, Linear Residential Garage Door Operators are engineered and built specifically for the garage door professional. The heads and rails are completely interchangeable with Linear's modular design. Between three heads and two rail types, there are more than 6 different combinations available to satisfy virtually any residential application.
1/3 HP Standard Garage Door Operator
1/2 HP Deluxe Garage Door Operator
1/2 HP Premium Garage Door Operator
HCT Chain Rails
HBT Belt Rails
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