Emergency Release Cord or Backup Battery?11/28/2014 Back To Blog
Consumers often make the mistake to confuse the purpose of having a garage door opener backup battery with having a release cord. Although they're both parts of the electric opener system and directly related to the automatic operation of the door, their mission is entirely different. One does not exclude the other but on the contrary, they complete one another in the best way possible for higher safety.
As a matter of fact, you can have an electric garage door opener with an emergency release cord but not a backup battery but not the other way around. Does that make the significance of the release rope higher than that of the battery? In many ways, it does. It's also implied by its name. The release cord will be used mostly during emergencies. Whatever will make your life safer during emergencies is considered a must. The backup battery will just come to complement your convenience.
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Have you ever wondered what makes the release cord so important? Let's say there's a fire and the power is out. What will you do? The emergency release cord will allow you to disconnect the door opener and open the door manually. You'll find it equally useful when your jacket is caught in the door or someone is trapped under the door and the power is suddenly out. It's the way to turn the opener in manual operation whenever you want to check the balance of the door or check the components with safety. It will definitely allow you to open the door in order to get the car out during power outage.
Though, the release cord won't allow you to open the door from outside if you're locked out of the garage or if there's no power in the house. This can happen only if you have a special release lock, which can be used from outside to disconnect the electric operators and give you the chance to open the door. This is definitely important. At the same time, having a backup battery is a convenient way of having access to your garage even without power since it will keep the overhead door working for hours automatically. These batteries will last for about 50 cycles and keep on working for about 24 hours from the moment the power goes out.
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