Do you live in an area where storms can knock out the power? If so, adding a backup garage door opener battery is an easy way to add peace of mind. The Overhead Door Company of Macon makes some of the most reliable backup batteries to get your car out of the garage no matter what.
What Exactly Is A Backup Battery?
The Overhead Door Backup Battery is an add-on system. It can be easily installed to open and close your heavy garage door in the event of a power outage. The battery backup operates the garage door at 3.5 inches per second. Additionally, if the power is out for an extended period of time, the unit will run up to 50 cycles in a 24-hour period.
It is compatible with Overhead Door Destiny and Odyssey garage door openers, two of the most reliable and powerful openers.
How Is It Installed?
With several mounting options available, the battery backup can easily be installed by either an Overhead Door™ Distributor or the homeowner. It’s charged and powered through a connector cable between the opener and the unit. This eliminates the need to plug into an outlet.
The unit comes with an 8-AMP, sealed-lead acid battery (SLA). The battery will reach a full charge within 48 hours.
Learn more about the Garage Door Opener Battery Backup on our website.
How Do You Check It?
A battery backup is only good if it works when you need it most. Check the battery backup function every six months to ensure proper garage door opener function. Open and close the door under normal power, then disconnect the power cord of the garage door opener from the outlet. Press the button on the wall control or the remote control and ensure the opener operates, albeit at a slower speed. Reconnect the power cord after the test is complete.
If for any reason the battery backup does not work check the charge. If you know it’s fully charged or the motor head displays a red to yellow flashing light, the battery likely needs to be replaced. Contact us for replacements for the internal battery.
To get your backup battery installed, contact the Overhead Door Company of Macon.