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Old 02-12-2020, 11:04 PM   #1
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120v, 60v, 20v, 12, Question


I have a genie garage door operator in my box van.

It runs on shore power.
It runs on a 12v RV battery.

I have a solar panel which charges the battery. It doesnít quite keep up, so I have to charge it every three weeks or so.

Iím happy with it overall, but as you can see, itís slow.



I didnít go the inverter route, because I donít want an inverter turned on all day, and I donít want to turn it on remotely every time I want to use the opener.

I do small jobs, and if I canít see the van, I close it. I easily get into it a dozen times a day. It would be nice if it was faster.

My question:

Can my cordless battery platform operate the operator?

- would a 20v Max battery work?
- would a Flexvolt battery work?
- would either be faster than the 12 volt?



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Re: 120v, 60v, 20v, 12, Question


Get an excelerator


https://m.geniecompany.com//garage-d...celerator.aspx

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Maybe.


I was hoping a $20 adapter from eBay would be an easy answer. Iíll probably buy one and experiment.


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I'm not understanding this.

Is it slow because it's not being fed with the proper voltage?
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Yes, Itís slow because itís being fed with 12 V. Anytime I am not plugged in. Which is pretty much always.


California requires battery back up in the event of a power outage.

I was just hoping a Sparky or somebody who knows garage door operators better than me could tell me if the 20 V or the 60 V battery will work.




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But there is no inverter?

Are you running a 120VAC unit on 12VDC?
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Looked up the model. Some reviewers say it goes half the speed on DC power. Sound about right? 20V might bump the speed up. Or it might burn it out.
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But there is no inverter?

Are you running a 120VAC unit on 12VDC?
https://www.homedepot.com/p/Genie-Ch...35-V/308708256

Not sure how it works. Maybe a universal motor with a transformer for AC running, but transforms to a higher voltage than the battery back up?
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But there is no inverter?



Are you running a 120VAC unit on 12VDC?


No inverter, running on 12 v RV battery.


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Looked up the model. Some reviewers say it goes half the speed on DC power. Sound about right? 20V might bump the speed up. Or it might burn it out.


That is the question.

Sparkies?


I donít know if it makes any difference, but mine is a silentmax (?) belt drive


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