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post #1 of 4 Old 04-17-2012, 07:09 AM - Thread Starter
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I need to replace an electric overhead garage door opener.

I've seen mention of newer 'smart' models that are difficult to automate.

Any model recs, or features to avoid?

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I'll add that I'm using RA2, but would also like to control the garage door using contact closures.

When the RA2 VCRX RF Receiver is used with HomeLink, I think any opener with HomeLink would be fine, since the momentary CCOs of the VCRX wouldn't be used to control the opener. Correct?

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For the record, Lutron TS said the Chamberlain Smart Control Panel would be shorted by the VCRX, when pulsed.

I'll skip the Chamberlain Smart Control panel.

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In any garage door integration you will need to abandon the fancy wall controls that the garage door installer provides and use a simple momentary contact wall control (doorbell push button or the like) then your integrator should be able to figure it out.
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