Backup Battery System enables garage door operation in blackouts.

Press Release Summary:

During blackouts, Battery Back-up enables Overhead Door Destiny® and Odyssey® garage door openers to operate garage door at 3.5 ips. In case of extended loss of electricity, unit will run up to 50 cycles in 24 hr period after initial power outage. Power is supplied by Interstate 8 A, sealed, lead-acid battery, which is charged via connector cable running between opener and unit. Battery reaches full charge within 48 hr and has front facing LEDs that indicate charge status.

Original Press Release:

Overhead Door Introduces Garage Door Emergency Battery Back-Up

New Accessory Provides Assurance and Reliability in Blackouts, Severe Weather

DALLAS — Overhead Door Corporation, one of the most-recognized brands in the garage door industry, is adding assurance and reliability to its garage door opener accessory portfolio with the Battery Back-up, a product that provides homeowners with reliable garage door operation during severe weather, thunderstorms and blackouts.

“The Battery Back-up accessory offers homeowners the security of always being prepared when severe weather hits, even in case of a power outage,” said Joe Dachowicz, vice president of marketing for Overhead Door. “It’s an accessory that can be easily installed and provides true peace of mind. When the power is out, the Battery Back-up will do the heavy lifting.”

Overhead Door’s Battery Back-up, powered by Interstate Batteries®, provides reliable garage door operation in the event of electricity outages. It is compatible with Overhead Door’s next generation of garage door openers, the Destiny® and Odyssey®, which combine reliability, speed and power, all with quiet operation. The Battery Back-up accessory enables an opener to operate the garage door at 3.5 inches per second, and, in the event of an extended loss of electricity, the unit will run up to 50 cycles in a 24-hour period after initial power outage.

With several mounting options available, this accessory is designed to be unobtrusive.  It’s charged and powered via a connector cable running between the opener and the unit, which means there is no need for it to be plugged into an outlet. The Battery Back-up can be easily installed by either an Overhead Door distributor or the homeowner. The unit is equipped with an 8-AMP, sealed lead-acid battery (SLA) from Interstate, one of the nation’s largest battery replacement companies, reaches full charge within 48 hours and has front facing LEDs that indicate charge status.

“Severe weather events are not an uncommon occurrence,” said Dachowicz. “With the Overhead Door Battery Back-up, customers can rest easy knowing that, with electricity or not, they will always be able to access their garage.”

To learn more about Overhead Door’s new Battery Back-up accessory, visit, the Overhead Door Facebook page, or follow Overhead Door on Twitter.

About Overhead Door Corporation

Overhead Door Corporation, based in Dallas, Texas, is a leading manufacturer of doors and openers for residential, commercial, industrial and transportation applications. The company has five divisions: Access Systems Division (ASD), which features the Overhead Door and Wayne Dalton brands; The Genie Company, manufacturer of remote-controlled garage door opening systems; Horton Automatics, a manufacturer of automatic entrance systems; TODCO, the largest producer of truck doors for the transportation industry and Creative Door Services, Western Canada’s leader in providing door products and services to the residential, commercial and industrial markets. Overhead Door Corporation created the original overhead garage door in 1921 and the first electric garage door opener in 1926. Overhead Door now employs more than 3,500 people, has 22 manufacturing facilities, 78 regional sales and service and installation centers and more than 5,000 distributors and dealers that service national builders, national accounts, architects, general contractors and homeowners, as well as major retailers in the U.S. and Canada. Overhead Door Corporation is a subsidiary of Sanwa Holdings Corporation of Tokyo, Japan. For additional information, visit, our Facebook page or follow us on Twitter.

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