Chamberlain Group PD220 1/2-HP Chain Drive Review

Written by Mitch Spencer. Posted in Chain Drive

    Not only your house must be secured very well against intruders, but your garage as well, in case you have one. The Chamberlain Group PD220 1/2-HP chain drive garage door opener is a high-quality device that will surely help you obtain a wonderful result. Furthermore, you will find extremely comfortable to open and close the door, no matter how many times you are going to do this. This device costs $139 on the manufacturer's website. For further information, it is recommended to continue reading this review.     Technical Specifications This chain drive garage door opener comes with…

Chamberlain Group PD220 1/2-HP Chain Drive Ratings

FEATURES - 89%
EASE OF USE - 93%
SECURITY - 70%
SAFETY - 75%

82%

GREAT

We like about this chain drive garage door opener the fact that it is extremely quiet. We do not like that it doesn't come with innovative security features.

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Not only your house must be secured very well against intruders, but your garage as well, in case you have one. The Chamberlain Group PD220 1/2-HP chain drive garage door opener is a high-quality device that will surely help you obtain a wonderful result. Furthermore, you will find extremely comfortable to open and close the door, no matter how many times you are going to do this. This device costs $139 on the manufacturer’s website. For further information, it is recommended to continue reading this review.

 

 

Technical Specifications

This chain drive garage door opener comes with a powerful and quiet DC motor. Therefore, you will not disturb your family or your neighbors each time you actually open or close the garage. Take into account the fact that other devices of this type can be very noisy. Therefore, this is without a doubt a huge advantage. The 1/2-horsepower motors are best suited for standard aluminum sectional doors used on most new homes and those ones that were built from 1990 until today. This innovative unit has been specifically designed for 7 ft. sectional doors, and once it is installed it will allow for more headroom in the garage especially with Minivans or SUV’s. It is HomeLink Compatible. The Compatible Bridge is not included, but it is absolutely necessary for certain vehicles. This door opener has a polycarbonate housing and polypropylene light lens, which means it is very strong, durable, and light as well. Furthermore, it comes with a single 60W lighting tri-band frequency radios & remote for an excellent range, greater performance, and less interference. When the door is fully closed, the garage opener will go into the sleep mode, which helps when it comes to energy conservation. Not too many garage door openers can do this, which is essential, especially if you want to save energy and pay less on your bills. The designing is purely industrial. It comes with a smaller carbon footprint.

Safety and Security Features

For safety, the Protector System uses IR safety sensors in order to prevent operation in case an object is detected in its path. There is no automatic reverse on the door to bring it to the open position whenever it encounters an obstacle but it will still prevent any sort of accidents. It doesn’t come with the innovative rolling code technology, but this doesn’t mean that your garage will not be secured very well.

Accessories

This device has one 60 W of lighting compatible with LED and CFL bulbs, one button visor remotes with tri-band frequency, and an easy-to-install doorbell wall control. Due to the fact that the device has a single remote for multiple uses, it will actually decrease the clutter caused by multiple remotes. It also includes a doorbell wall control that comes in handy whenever you want someone to open the garage door for you.

Warranty and Support

The manufacturer provides a 6-year motor warranty and a 1-year warranty fo the parts, the chain, and the accessories. Feel free to contact the Customer Service Department in case you need further information about this product. All the necessary contact details are available on the manufacturer’s website.

Final Thoughts

After analyzing the specs and features of the Chamberlain garage door opener, we were able to decide how effective and reliable it is, compared to other models we have reviewed. Our conclusion was that it’s a very good product that manages to improve the security of your home with the help of a very smart technology that locks the door for you. Although it doesn’t include all the features some other models do, it is an affordable garage opener that can be a great home improvement.

Pros

  • Easy to install and setup
  • Affordable price
  • Sensors that detect motion and stop the door from opening or closing
  • Garage lights for increased visibility
  • Doorbell wall control

Cons

  • Doesn’t feature battery backup
  • Doesn’t come with a keyless entry pad
  • No rolling code technology for added security

Comments (2)

  • Steve

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    I see it can lift doors that measure 7 ft. in height but will it be able to open dual garage doors?

    • John Bailey

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      Yes, the unit should be able to open a double door but it will take more time and the noise might be a little louder than usual.

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