Marantec Garage Door Openers are Made in Germany. They feature high quality German engineering and ingenuity. Marantec has led the garage door industry for years with many innovations. Marantec was the first garage door opener company to make DC Motors standard in every operator. Marantec garage door openers feature a super strong channel rail system (one of the strongest in the world) available in either chain drive or belt drive where the belt or chain is contained within the rail system. Marantec uses some of the most powerful DC motors in the industry and they are famous for how quiet they operate. Most customer who have had a Marantec garage door opener ask for them by name whenever they need a new one. Many customer comment how their neighbors are impressed with how quiet their garage door is. Marantec was the first company to offer an interchangeable rail system in either chain drive or belt drive that works with the same powerhead.
Marantec Frequency History: Marantec first started selling garage door opener products in the United States in the mid 1990s and have been known for their reliability and durability as well as how quiet they are ever since they were first introduced into the garage door opener market in the USA. Marantec's operators have been available in several different remote control radio frequencies. When Marantec was first introduced in the United States, they used a 40MHz frequency that ended up interfering with many military frequencies and so they were forced to change to a 390MHz frequency. Soon afterwards it was discovered that this frequency often interfered with other garage door opener frequencies from other brands of garage door opener already on the market. And so, once again they were forced to discontinue use of this frequency. Prior to discontinuing this frequency, Marantec began offering models in a 433MHz frequency to combat this issue in areas it was a problem. Eventually, the 390MHz frequency was discontinued altogether and was replaced with the current 315MHz frequency. Marantec no longer offers any products with either the 40MHz or 390MHz frequencies. All openers are made using the 315MHz frequency with 433MHz operators being available for areas that are having interference problems. The vast majority of Marantec garage door openers out there today are 315MHz There is also a new but extremely rare frequency available that is 916MHz. These are extremely rare. So much so that I personally have never come across one. If you do happen to have one of these rare frequencies, we can special order remotes, keypads or receivers for your. Just give us a call 1-888-346-3173
How to determine the frequency of your Marantec garage door opener: There are a few ways to determine what frequency your Marantec garage door opener is. The first and easiest is by looking on the back or your existing remote control. The frequency will be printed on the back of your remote control although in most cases it can be a light gray that is hard to read. if you do not have an existing remote control or if the information on the back of the remote has been worn off, you can measure the length of the antenna wire. The following chart shows the frequencies with the length of their antenna wire:
40MHz = 4' to 5' long antenna
390MHz = 9-1/2" antenna
433MHz = 6" to 8" antenna
315MHz = 13-1/2" antenna
916MHz = 3" to 4" antenna
Marantec is also famous for having one of the best warranties in the business. All Marantec garage door openers have a complete Lifetime Warranty on the complete operator.* Most garage door opener companies don't stand behind their products with such confidence.
*Some companies offer a lifetime warranty on the motor and/or gearbox but Marantec covers all wear and tear parts. How can you beat that? Proof of purchase is required for all warranty claims. Garage Door Supply Company is an authorized installing dealer for Marantec Garage Door Opener product, however, we do not warranty any Marantec parts or openers. All Marantec warranties must be handled with Marantec Directly. The Marantec Company can be reached by calling (847)478-1500. Warranties are usually handled by your local installing Marantec dealer.