A universal garage door remote is a device that can be programmed to work with a variety of garage door openers. They are often popular as replacement units for those who need another remote control. Often, finding original remote controls to work with specific garage door openers can be a time-consuming process.
All garage door openers work in a similar way. The automatic garage door is connected to a motor, which then pulls the door open or lets it down using a chain connected to the door. The door is also on a track. The remote simply gives the command to raise or lower the door.
If a remote is lost or becomes damaged, the quickest way to replace it is often the universal garage door remote. This remote can be programmed to work with a number of different garage doors. In most cases, a universal remote should work with the most popular brands of openers on the market. The packaging will often provide information as to which brands and models it will work with.
However, there may also be cases when a universal garage door remote will not work with a certain door. This may be because the opener is an off brand that is not supported by the remote, or it may be because the security features associated with the opener do not allow for it to be used. When this type of remote is not compatible, the only option is usually to get another one from the manufacturer.
The garage door remote is usually programmed using one of two methods, or a combination of both. The first method is to use the switches inside the remote and find the one that works with your particular brand. The garage door opener may also be able to program the universal garage door remote through the push of a button on the motor housing. Detailed instructions are usually included in the remote opener packaging that detail how to accomplish the task with certain popular openers.
Like most remote control openers, a universal one can come with many different options. They have from one to three buttons. These buttons can be used to control multiple doors or doors and automatic gates. The power source for the remotes is a battery. Some are standard 9-volt batteries. Others may be run on other types of batteries, such as those commonly associated with watches and other such electronics.