How to Program a Garage Door Remote Control
Programming a garage door remote is best done by reading the instructions that come with the remote you purchase. Certain remotes (and receivers) may have unique or specific ways in which to program. The following is general instructions that are applicable to most types of garage door remotes.
To begin with, it is imperative that the remote you purchase is compatible to your receiver. Compatibility is based on two things: frequency and coding technology. Common frequencies are 300, 315, and 390MHz. The coding technology will be either dip switch or learn button. Dip switch coding is a manual coding format that uses a set of 8,9,10, or 12 switches that can be set in 2 (binary) or 3 (urinary) positions in order to create a code combination. (With dip switch programming, be sure to match the number and type of dip switches as well.)
How Do Garage Door Remotes Work?
It has always been a bother for most individuals to manually open their garage entrance by getting out of their car, opening the gates, and parking the car inside, before finally closing the gates. But thanks to modern technology, garage door remotes were introduces as a hassle-free way in opening your gateway. This modern tool’s concept was basically patterned to the electric garage opener wherein a button is located near the entrance of the garage gate. Historically this electrically operated device was invented way back in the early 1900’s but did not become well known up until the end of the Second World War.
The sole purpose of garage door remotes is to open and close the entrance from a certain distance without the need of the driver to get out of the vehicle. This wireless device may be utilised in opening the gate both from the inside and from the outside of the garage. Remote controlled openers are basically composed of a transmitter and a receiver; the transmitter of which is the remote while the receiver is a motor attached to the gate. This device works with the fundamental concept of the remote transmitting a radio signal to the receiver to block or unblock the gateway.
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Having confirmed that your garage remote is compatible with your receiver, you are ready to program. If you are using dip switches your job is simple. Match the combination of the dip switches on the receiver to the remote and it is functional. While dip switches are easy to program, the limited number of code combinations make it the less safe option of the two.
Remotes that utilises learn buttons can be programmed in a number of ways (which is why it is best to consult your remotes instructions). In most cases, however, the process begins by pressing the learn button on the receiver unit. Then, press and hold the button on the garage remote that will operate the garage door. Certain remotes will have an LED light blink a number of times to confirm the programming.