The belt-driven LiftMaster is a premium model, but is that premium worth it?. Liftmaster Elite Series DC Battery Back up Belt Drive This MyQ enabled Liftmaster garage door opener is one of the best on the market; but like all garage . Adams’ Door can Install Your LiftMaster /W or /W Garage Door Opener with MyQ Technology anywhere in the Buffalo, NY area and all.

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The advantage here is that the rail will be one single length, rather than multiple pieces that are clipped together from a box kit.

The backup battery is built-in, and of course without an inverter only DC motors can have battery backup in the first place. Both devices should perform about the 88550.

Liftmaster 8550 Belt Drive Garage Door Opener Parts

Belt-driven openers are in principle very similar to chain-driven luftmaster, but they are quieter and smoother. Also, if you do use the CIGBU gateway for smart functions you may want to put both it and your WiFi router on a UPS, otherwise a power outage while you are away may leave you with no control via smartphone.


Liftmastdr is stronger and more attractive. LiftMaster products are designed specifically for professional installation. If, however, this is for a detached garage, or you want to know if your significant other is sneaking out in the middle of the night, you can safely go for the noisier chain-drive model.

Remember, though, that DC motors are not rated in HP. Most low- to mid-range garage openers use a chain drive.

Thanks to the combination of a belt-drive and a DC motor the only noise 85500 comes from the roller wheels and doors. Think of it as a refinement of the chain-drive principle.

LiftMaster Belt-driven Garage Door Opener Review

I think the looks pretty good with its big red accent and pearl housing. The rest of the parts have a five-year warranty, and the battery only has a one-year warranty. However this is not the case, according to user reviews. The product listing for this opener on Amazon is a bit misleading, which worries me somewhat.


As far as I can tell, although it supports them there are no safety beams in the box.

Performance-wise the seems really good. Is it worth the extra few dollars?

The battery backup and lifetime motor warranty do, however, add significantly to the appeal of the You get the main unit, the wall control panel, and a single 3-button remote. If budget is not an issue, go with the LiftMaster; if you want to control costs go with something else, like the Chamberlain.

This is especially important if your garage is attached to a bedroom or underneath a living space.