Skylink EQ-1511 Chain Drive Review

Written by Mitch Spencer. Posted in Chain Drive

    Those who live in a house and have a garage, know exactly how important is to have a garage door opener in order to increase the security level and also add an extra comfort. Therefore, if you would like to buy a device like this in the near future, but you don't know what model to get, then we highly recommend the Skylink EQ-1511 chain drive system with wall button. This is one of the best ones available on the market today, and it is exactly what you need in order to obtain the desired result. It costs…

Skylink EQ-1511 Chain Drive Ratings

FEATURES - 84%
EASE OF USE - 88%
SECURITY - 98%
SAFETY - 98%

92%

VERY GOOD

What we like about the Skylink EQ-1511 chain drive garage door opener is that it ultra quiet. We don't like the fact that it doesn't have a battery backup function.

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Those who live in a house and have a garage, know exactly how important is to have a garage door opener in order to increase the security level and also add an extra comfort. Therefore, if you would like to buy a device like this in the near future, but you don’t know what model to get, then we highly recommend the Skylink EQ-1511 chain drive system with wall button. This is one of the best ones available on the market today, and it is exactly what you need in order to obtain the desired result. It costs $133,89 and it is a chain drive model. For further information about this device, you should continue reading this review.
 

Technical Specifications

The ultimate in both performance and safety, this device contains everything you need in order to update your garage to modern standards. It is excellent for residential doors up to 7 feet tall. This set also includes a durable 1/2HP chain-drive opener and a rail that is necessary for the installation. Take into account the fact that 1/2-horsepower motors are great for standard aluminum sectional doors used for most new homes, and on those that were actually built from 1990 to today. This modern device features a soft starting and soft stopping motor operation, which means that you can confidently open the garage door as many times as you want, even during the night, without producing a disturbing sound for your family or your neighbors. Unlike other devices of this type, this one cannot be connected to the internet. This entire unit measures 30 x 13 x 7 inches, and it weighs 35 pounds.

Safety and Security Features

The safety you need is provided by the infrared beam kit that is very easy to install, and the self-learning force that stops when it actually detect resistance. It features the innovative rolling-code technology that will actually change the access code after each use, in order to prevent unwanted access. This technology is without a doubt one of the best ones these days when it comes to the home safety. Thanks to the Self Learning Force feature, the Skylink EQ-1511 has enough force to open and close the garage door, but it is sensitive enough to detect any obstacle. Furthermore, the door will automatically reverse if an obstacle is detected beneath it while closing, thanks to the Safety Beam feature. The door opener has an automatic light dimming, which means that the light starts to dim before it actually turns off. Another great thing about this device, that you will certainly love is the fact that it is extremely easy to install, and you can do this even if you haven’t installed a door opener before.

Accessories

A wall button and remote control are provided so that you can easily control the device. The light system supports a 60W lightbulb, which is not included. It doesn’t have a battery backup function for times when the power runs out, it is not internet connectable so you can’t access it from a distance, and it doesn’t come with a keyless entry pad. The whole package contains the device (eq-005), the sectional rails (tr-001), the wall button (pb-001), the IR sensor kit (ir-001), the mounting accessories, and the user instructions.

Warranty and Support

The manufacturer offers a 1-year motor warranty and 6-year parts warranty. As a customer, you can get all the necessary information just by contacting the Customer Service department. The contact details are on the manufacturer’s website.

Final Thoughts

After reviewing this opening system, we were able to draw some conclusions and make a list of its good and bad sides. We can say that we were impressed with the many features it was packed with, such as the motion sensors, the rolling code technology, or the remote control that comes in the package. However, we expected more advancements from it, starting with an internet compatibility that would have made it more accessible. All in all, it’s a very good unit that will add to the security of your home.

Pros

  • Easy to install and setup
  • Affordable price
  • Powerful motor that can easily lift any garage door
  • Sensors that detect motion and stop the door from opening or closing
  • Dimming lights for increased visibility
  • Rolling code technology for added security

Cons

  • No internet connectivity
  • Doesn’t feature battery backup
  • Doesn’t come with a keyless entry pad

Comments (4)

  • Stewart

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    Will the Skylink EQ-1511 work with the HomeLink system on my car?

    • John Bailey

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      Hello, Stewart. The question is a little vague and the answer depends on the car brand and the frequency of the HomeLink system. The garage door opener should work with your car if they use the same frequency for the signals.

  • Damien

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    Can I install it if I have an 8′ door?

    • John Bailey

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      Yes, you could match the opener with a taller door but only if you purchase the separate extension kit that is available in stores. Or, you could buy a 2×3′ angle bar and extend the opening angle of the device.

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