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Garage gate openers frequency

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I have this simple gaage remote opener with DIP switches.  10 DIP switches inside.

Does anyone know what frequencies these remotes operate?  Or does it really matter when shopping for a new remotes?

Thanks.
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by:Dr. Klahn
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The frequency is typically in the 460 MHz band.

Be sure to get a remote that is guaranteed to work with your existing opener.  The days of simple codes are gone, and now openers jump to new digital codes every time they are used.  So when shopping for a new opener, either buy the exact unit from the manufacturer or get a universal unit that specifically says it will work with your model opener.
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by:John Hurst
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I agree. My door opener is digital (no DIP switches) and does not open except with my own opener. There were some issue back a long time with the older style but I replaced that.

Get a new digital opener and corresponding remote unit.
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Look into getting a Universal garage door opener.

https://www.google.com/?gws_rd=ssl#q=universal+garage+door+opener+lowes

I have a total of 3 for my garage.   Simple to "program".  Push the program button on your opener (be careful on the ladder) then hold the button down on your remote until your opener learns and you are good to go.
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You should be able to find either a second hand model for your brand/model on eBay or a universal model for your brand/model on eBay (or possibly Amazon).

In these cases it is a matter of opening them up and adjusting the dip switches to the same settings as in your present opener.  The universal will probably come with documentation on how to do the adjusting.

Yep, I've bought a second hand one and a universal so I've been down this road.

As for the digital ones the others have described, I've had no experience with those, only a dip switch model.

Oh, and if you buy a second hand one, get a new battery for it.
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If you can't find a remote that works with your current setup, this universal opener works VERY well -- I've used it on two different setups to completely override the old remotes:

https://www.amazon.com/Skylink-318TR-Universal-Garage-Control/dp/B000GPZXZ6/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1478118910&sr=8-1&keywords=Skylink+318TR

You simply connect the receiver to the push-button for your opener, and then it effectively just "pushes the button" when you use the remote.   You can also get a wireless keypad that makes it very easy to open the door from outside if desired:
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000GR98MS/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o08_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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