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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Liftmaster 8550 Belt Drive Garage Door Opener Parts

Most low- to mid-range garage openers use a chain drive. Belt-driven openers are in principle very similar to chain-driven openers, but they are quieter and smoother.

Lifmtaster of it as a refinement of the chain-drive principle. Is it worth the extra few dollars? LiftMaster products are designed specifically for professional installation.

The advantage here is that the rail will be one single length, rather than multiple pieces that are clipped together from a box kit. This is stronger and more attractive. I think the looks pretty good with its big red accent and pearl housing. You get the main unit, the wall control panel, and a single 3-button remote.


Remember, though, that DC motors are not rated in HP. The backup battery is built-in, and of course without an inverter only DC motors can have battery backup in the first place. As far as I can tell, although it supports them there are no safety beams in the box. The product listing for this opener on Amazon is a bit misleading, which worries me somewhat.

However this is not the case, according to user reviews.

Liftmaster Belt Drive Garage Door Opener Parts

Thanks to the combination of a belt-drive and a DC motor the only noise actually comes from the roller wheels and doors. This is especially important if your garage is attached to a bedroom or underneath a living space. If, however, this is for a detached garage, or you want to know if your significant other is sneaking out in the middle of liftmastre night, you can safely go for the noisier chain-drive model.


The rest of the parts have a five-year warranty, and the battery only has a one-year warranty. 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.

Performance-wise the seems really good. Both devices should perform about the same. The battery backup and lifetime motor warranty do, however, add significantly to the appeal of the If budget is not an issue, go with the LiftMaster; if you want to control costs go with something else, like the Chamberlain.