The Genie PowerLift 900 is an engineering feat in of itself as the manufacturers did their best to isolate as much noise and vibration with its C-channel rail. This also adds to the beauty of the whole product plus it mounts a headlight that aims to save energy. Join us as we dissect this model into bits, feature by feature.
- EASE OF USE
The first feature that Genie PowerLift 900 has is the smooth start and stop option that slowly starts up and stops the unit with an in-between acceleration rate of 7 inches per second. This lessens the wear and tear in the machine for a longer model lifespan. As foreshadowed earlier, its C-channel rail aside from the aesthetics also lessens the noise that the device emits.
Its software has an intelligent code rolling technology which prevents theft by encrypting the codes and changing them right after a cycle of closing or opening is finished. Its design also enables it not to be maintained always as the rail already decreases the friction that is present.
First off, its 1/2HP engine does lift pretty heavy doors that are up to 500 pounds. We appreciate the strength of this given the control that the panel is also exhibiting with the soft start and stop option. Another thing that we can take note is how the noise is considerably lessened as well due to its C-channel rail and casing.
Moreover, its hardware allows auto-seek frequency which will seek after either the 315 or 319 MHz frequency hence its response to your remotes is uninterrupted. Its Safe T-beam and sensors for auto-reverse of action are also working without lag, enabling the reverse function instantly if ever someone or something touches the garage door while it is closing.
We like to commend Genie for the sleek design of the model that incorporates some functionality that is in making this craft less susceptible to noise emission and friction. The Genie Intellicode 2 encryption technology also puts another layer of encryption to the product, although we feel that the current encryption methods of most products nowadays are more than enough to fend off thieves.
Lastly, we also liked its 2-bulb system that consumes only 60 watts yet are already extremely bright. Another advantage that we want to point out is its dual auto-seeking frequency feature which enables it to respond faster to your commands from considerably farther distances, making it a beast in terms of wireless connectivity.
What others might not necessarily want about it is its seemingly difficult installation. Some instructions aren’t that clear and so you may deviate from the real method of installing it. Its rails are also different from previous Genie models, hence you should be careful if you are planning to not completely change your old railings. A quick watch at various installation methods in YouTube can help remedy these problems.
In conclusion, we do like everything about the Genie except for a few minor tweaks that we would have wanted with its railing compatibility with the older Genie models. Its motor is powerful enough yet it is not as loud compared to its chain driven cousins. Overall, the PowerLift is a good addition in your home improvement options, especially if you are thinking of upgrading your old Genie model.