Wooden and solid metal garage doors are pretty common nowadays than fiberglass ones. And we all know that 1/2HP motors of most rubber belt driven garage door openers just don’t have enough power to lift these heavy fixtures. In these cases, we normally should use a chain drive which is more powerful but way too noisy for a lot of users. The Chamberlain PD752D attempts to solve this problem through incorporating its Motor Vibration Isolation System or MVIS, an engineering breakthrough that seals and absorbs the noise by effectively drafting the chamber design. Find out more about this product as we crucially inspect whatever it can offer us.
- EASE OF USE
The first feature that the Chamberlain PD752D brags is its MVIS design which isolates most of the noise from the motor and chain clanking. This is indeed apparent as it is relatively more silent compared to its chain driven cousins. It also comes with a utility light that can be adjusted with a time delay to give you vision even if the doors are already closing. Speaking of closing, this model is equipped with safety sensors that adjusts the door force based on elevation, temperature variation and movement in the environment. The door reverses its motion once an object or person either interferes with the infrared sensor or touches the door itself. It is also programmed to change the code that it sends and uses to communicate with the panel every time you open your garage, preventing anyone from breaking in while you are gone.
All of these features can be enjoyed and monitored wirelessly through the MyQ system. Signing up with their internet protocol will also gain you access to mobile app services which give you a pop-out status about your garage door. This Chamberlain PD752D model is also HomeLink compatible, meaning you can manipulate the door while you are inside your car.
In terms of power, its ¾ horsepower motor can drive even the heaviest home garage doors that are more than 700 pounds. Compared to many chain driven panels, even if there is still some noticeable noise, the PD752D is a lot quieter. Its chains are also well lubricated, extending the life of the machine. Its light delivers 200 watts of energy and is adjustable, hence making everything even more convenient.
The MyQ and HomeLink system also works perfectly with each other without any compatibility issues. Although it has no battery system that serves as an alternative source of power, a manual release handle is there to rescue your doors even if the electricity is out.
It is the quite operation of this product that earned our respect. Although not all noise were eliminated, it is ultimately smoother than any chain drives we have reviewed so far. The features which it is packed with are also worth noting for.
MyQ and HomeLink compatibility is a big plus for those who wants to take their doors into the next level.
- As what many have noticed, it is the installation really of many garage door openers that gives everyone a headache. Although this model is easier to install compared to others, we still think that for a normal person having this device up and running in a minute or so isn’t really possible.
- Around 3-4 hours will be spent in installing this and we do recommend that you check the packaging first and take all items into account so as to prevent rushing back to the store just to have the missing part.
In conclusion, Chamberlain did a good job in isolating the noise of this chain driven garage door opener. The operation is smooth and the features work soundly. One thing we can comment on is all about improving the ease of installation, which in all fairness is a comment that is directed to all door openers out there. Overall, this gadget is worth all the buck considering all the security, safety and efficiency features that it offers.