Genie Battery Backup Solutions
When the power goes out, Genie power goes on!
What used to be considered a luxury is now an affordable convenience offered to everyone thanks to Genie’s battery backup solutions. Getting in and out of the garage during a power outage has never been easier when your Genie battery backup kicks in. Make the right choice for peace-of-mind and security with a garage door opener battery backup.
Genie offers a complete line of garage door openers that meet this requirement:
Battery Backup included:Professional Models (Dealer Installed):
Model 4164H-B, Model 4064H-B, Model 3064H-B, Model 4124H-B, Model 4024H-B, Model 3024H-B, Model 3020H-B, Model 3120H-B, Model 2128B, Model 1128B, Model 2028B, Model 1028B
DIY / Retail Models:
Stealth Drive 750 Model 7055, Chain Drive 750 Model 7035
Battery Backup available as an add-on:Professional Models (Dealer Installed):
Model 4164, Model 4124, Model 3120, Model 4064, Model 3064, Model 4024, Model 3024
DIY / Retail Models:
MachForce™ Model 4062 & MachForce™ Connect Model 4063, SilentMax™ 1200 Model 4042, SilentMax™ 1000 Model 3042,
ChainMax™ 1000 Model 3022
- Color coded LEDs on these units show charge status
- Several mounting options to choose from for added convenience *
- Photoeye sensors with reversing feature continue to operate
- 1-Year warranty from time of installation *
Read our blog post “Battery Backup Systems For Your Garage Door Opener” to learn more.
Frequently Asked Questions
- How much does a battery backup (BBU) add to the cost of the opener?
- If I purchase a new opener, will the battery come in the box?
- Is the battery backup replaceable?
- Will a generic battery work?
- Can a battery backup be added to older Genie openers?
- How long will the battery last?
- How do you know when to replace the battery backup?
- How many times will the battery backup operate the garage door?
- Will the other garage door opener features work under battery power?
- In the event of a power outage, will the operating speed of the opener change?
- If someone has more than one door on their garage, do they have to have a BBU on every door?
- If someone purchased an opener before July 1, 2019, can it be installed after July 1, 2019?
- If my opener was installed before July 1, 2019, and is still under warranty but needs replaced, what then?
- Can I work on or service an opener with a battery backup still attached?
It depends on which opener you are choosing to use in your application. Genie offers the most complete line of openers in the industry and the capabilities and power output vary between them. Openers that require more power output, like our 140V opener, will require a larger and more expensive battery as opposed to our 24V opener.
If you purchase an opener that comes standard with a battery backup, then the battery unit will be included in the box. If the opener has the option to add a battery backup, then the battery will be in a separate box.
Yes, the battery can easily be replaced.
It is not recommended to use any battery not provided by Genie.
This answer depends on which model you have. Models 2028, 2128, 1028 and 1128 cannot have a BBU added. However, many other Genie openers can be retrofitted with a BBU
This answer depends on a variety of factors. Environmental conditions such as extreme cold can reduce the life of the battery, and a battery used frequently will not last as long as one rarely used.
There are (3) LED lights on each battery backup. If the green light is illuminated, the battery is fully charged and operational. If the yellow light is illuminated, the BBU is currently charging. If the light is red, the unit has failed to charge. If the red light remains illuminated for more than 48 hours, the battery needs replaced.
The answer varies depending on factors such as the age of the battery, the weight of the door, and number of hours since the BBU was last fully charged. With optimum conditions, it is expected that within the first 24 hours of a power outage, the battery could operate the door up to 50 times.
The opener’s light will not function under battery power.
Yes, the speed will be reduced to conserve power.
Yes, a battery backup will be needed for each garage door opener.
No. After July 1, 2019, CA SB-969 prohibits openers without a BBU from being installed or replaced.
If an opener must be replaced in California, the new one must have a BBU attached. If the opener does not have a battery backup, the warranty will cover repair but the unit will need upgraded to a BBU capable unit. Or you can purchase a Genie BBU retrofit kit to bring it into compliance with CA SB-969.
No. Before working on any opener, it should be disconnected from all sources of power which includes the battery backup unit.