Anyone know about the connections for the wired switch that operates a
(probably) Chamberlain garage door opener? Going to help a friend with
some tasks at the w/e and one of the things he'd like to do is install
a new bellpush to open the garage door from inside the house. There's
a wired switch inside the garage. This has 3 buttons (open/close,
light, disable remote) but only single bell wire linking to the unit.
So what differentiates the functions (timing of current applied?) /
how to replicate just the open function.
Forgive the vagueness but I've not seen this setup yet and want to be
prepared / not waste time playing around or stuffing up the unit.
I have had a Chamberlain door opener for more than 10 years, one of my
I don't have the fancy switch you describe. For local operation in the
garage I wired a bell push with twin bell wire to the 2 contacts provided.
Push the button, door opens; push it again door closes.
As my garage is >4m from the house it was much easier to just get another
remote and mount it with velcro pads on a window frame in the house. Its
important that anyone operating the door from a distance should have a clear
view of the door. I once brought the door down on an open hatchback door
because I didn't check properly.
On 6 Nov 2003 15:54:00 -0800, email@example.com (Doordoc) wrote:
When my roller shutter was installed I was warned about leaving things
in the way - told a horror story of a bicycle that was left propped up
against the door opening and had its top tube converted into a "V".
I hadn't stowed a ladder properly on the hooks just inside the door
once and the shutter had no problem lifting the ladder by pressing
down on the short part extending beyond the hook - at most 18" . The
ladder is 12 feet long and a "trade" aluminium one.
I've also been caught a couple of times by having the remote in my
pocket and the button getting pressed with the tension of the fabric.
I now switch the power off when I'm working around the entrance and
the shutter is raised.
(Please put out the cats to reply direct)
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