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Chamberlain Smartphone-Controlled Ultra-Quiet & Strong Belt Drive Garage Door Opener with Battery Backup

Model # B970C|Store SKU # 1000837132

Overview

Model # B970C Store SKU # 1000837132

Bringing simple convenience to your home, the Chamberlain 1-1/4 HP garage door opener provides instant garage access at your fingertips. Featuring an innovative, integrated smartphone control and battery backup, this system ensures you'll never be locked out of your home. Featuring a steel-reinforced belt drive, the B970C features anti-vibration technology to deliver years of smooth, ultra-quiet performance you can sleep in. Perfect for attached garages, Chamberlain's Lift Power system provides maximum lifting capacity. With the Chamberlain MyQ application, you can receive alerts, open, close and know the status of your garage door from anywhere.

  1. Smart garage door opener comes with built-in MyQ technology to keep you connected and protected: open, close and know the status of your garage door from anywhere with a smartphone or tablet with the MyQ App
  1. Battery backup - ensures safe ins-and-outs even during power failures
  1. Ultra-quiet and strong belt drive - steel-reinforced belt drive is constructed with high-grade materials for years of worry-free, long lasting, ultra-quiet operation perfect for attached garages
  1. Powered by Chamberlain's MAX lift power system, the B970C delivers lifting force equivalent to 1-1/4 HP, the highest lifting capacity in the category for superior performance in extreme conditions
  1. Superior range - includes 2 3-button TriBand frequency remotes that let you control a combination of up to three openers or Chamberlain interior light modules (sold separately); exclusive TriBand technology boosts remote range up to 1,500 ft. for a quicker entrance and exit
  1. Trusted safety and security - Chamberlain's unmatched security+ 2.0 100 billion code encryption, paired with your home's ISP and Wi-Fi router firewalls guard against hacking

Specifications

Dimensions

Assembled Depth (in inches)
123
Assembled Height (in inches)
7
Assembled Weight (in lbs)
35
Assembled Width (in inches)
18
Packaged Depth (in inches)
26.75
Packaged Height (in inches)
13.38
Packaged Weight (In lbs)
36.6
Packaged Width (in inches)
8.06

Details

Battery Backup Function
Certified
Country of Origin
MX-Mexico
Drive Mechanism
Belt Drive
Keypad Included
Motor Type
DC
Power Rating (horsepower)
1-1/4 HP
Remote Control Included
Smart Technology
Smart

Warranty / Certifications

Smartphone-Controlled Ultra-Quiet & Strong Belt Drive Garage Door Opener with Battery BackupChamberlain Smartphone-Controlled Ultra-Quiet & Strong Belt Drive Garage Door Opener with Battery BackupBringing simple convenience to your home, the Chamberlain 1-1/4 HP garage door opener provides instant garage access at your fingertips. Featuring an innovative, integrated smartphone control and battery backup, this system ensures you'll never be locked out of your home. Featuring a steel-reinforced belt drive, the B970C features anti-vibration technology to deliver years of smooth, ultra-quiet performance you can sleep in. Perfect for attached garages, Chamberlain's Lift Power system provides maximum lifting capacity. With the Chamberlain MyQ application, you can receive alerts, open, close and know the status of your garage door from anywhere.
Chamberlain
1000837132
Smartphone-Controlled Ultra-Quiet & Strong Belt Drive Garage Door Opener with Battery Backup is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 176.
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazingly quiet, cool options The door opener was installed 2 weeks ago (06/19/2017) and has been working great. The belt drive system is very quiet and runs smoothly, while the configurable options are a cinch to set and use. In particular, I like the battery back-up feature (it allows for 4 -5 openings during power failures) and the "Time To Close" setting (the opener kicks in and closes the door after a chosen time should I forget to do it). Haven't tried the "MyQ" Wi-Fi hook-up + app as yet but will do so soon. Altogether, I'm very pleased with the purchase process and installation service arranged through Home Depot.
Date published: 2017-07-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good features, but manual incorrect Having set it up only yesterday, I have not much experience with it, but the setup mostly went smoothly and bespeaks good design. HOWEVER, there was one problem: the printed manual packaged with the door has incorrect, non-functional instructions on how to set up the WiFi and Internet access, page 32. I downloaded nominally the same manual as a file, and page 32 is completely different, while AFAIK all the other pages are completely identical. With the downloaded manual, I was able to set up all features easily. The ability to control from my phone is very convenient because I go through the garage even when I walk (odd house design), so don’t need to carry a separate controller.
Date published: 2019-04-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works Smooth and Quite Works Smooth and Quite. Easy to program to Smartphone with the App and Wall Button. But don't cheat yourself with power rating. All depends with used gears inside. The opener has a DC motor and gears inside that make less torque for opening a garage door to compare to let's say 1/2hp AC Motor. The power rate on the box is usable only for how the strong the motor to close or hold a heavy door but not about to open. Just had a proof to compare AC motor 1/2hp that could open one section door and 1-1/4 DC motor that barely open the same door in 1/5 of full open position. The rest no big issues if this motor is going to be installed for regular multi-sectional residential doors.
Date published: 2020-10-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Self-installed and working well Installation wasn't difficult if you're a little bit handy - although it does take a full afternoon (and 2 people). The belt drive is extremely quiet - most of the noise comes from the door rumbling up and down rather than the motor! I had a slight problem with the door failing to close in extreme heat, but Chamberlain customer service helped me do some troubleshooting and identified the problem (it was the door, not the opener) -- and gave me an effective work-around until I could get it addressed properly.
Date published: 2018-07-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Happy to have this unit I purchased the unit less than a week ago, and installed it myself without too much difficulty. I had hated my previous unit that came with my house, when I bought the place 11 years ago, and when it finally literally fell apart, I was eager to get a new one. I quickly zeroed in on the Chamberlain brand, and found a 1/2 HP model for $299. Even better, I found Home Depot had a sale, so I upgraded to this 1.25 HP model for the same price. One of the selling features for me were the excellent YouTube videos put out by Chamberlain, and I was almost ready to install from watching the videos, prior to even picking up the unit at the store. The manual was excellent, the author or authors used English as their first language, unlike so many manuals eminating from overseas these days. A glitch which I found amusing....the manual was complete, but many of its pages were out of sequence! I ended up using both the manual AND the YouTube installation video at the same time, and it was very useful. One minor difficulty during installation, when the connecting wires for the backup battery were nowhere to be seen....they had slipped back into the interior of the opener, and I had to bend a coathanger to reach in and pull them out. The unit works like a dream, and runs silently and smoothly. I am very happy to have it in place.
Date published: 2016-06-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great unit! Poor app integration. Would buy again! I purchased this unit for a number of reasons (a) belt drive for quiteness (b) DC powered for energy efficiency (c) torque/power (d) number of accessories included and finally (e) the smartphone/app integration. I’m very happy with this unit in all aspects with the exception of the app side of it. It’s a very quite unit, that operates very well. Also love the backup battery Loses a star for its poor integration with voice services like google and amazon. While it is there for google, it’s not as solid as it could be. In short, I would buy this unit again. The function of the garage door opener itself out weights the poor app integration.
Date published: 2020-08-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Silent and Powerful Top of the line garage door opener. Silent to the point it opens and closes like a whisper. Really powerful which means it will likely last longer. If you are in Canada like me, when setting up the MyQ app, make sure you do it on data and not on wifi as the app account setup will not work which I took 3 hrs to figure out including calling their help line.
Date published: 2018-03-23
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Need a Compatibility Bridge...Really Just purchased this to replace my older model Chamberlain opener. After spending most of the afternoon installing the opener, I was surprised to find out that my vehicle’s programmable opener was not compatible with the new Chamberlain opener; even though it was compatible with the old one. Found out that I now need to purchase a compatibility bridge. This apparently can only be purchased online through the manufacturer, but the manufacturer does not sell to Canadians. No idea what to do now.
Date published: 2018-12-04
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Is the smartphone able to be used as a remote control to open the garage door with in lieu of the remote control that comes with the product?

Asked by: reno it
Yes, it is recommended to always have a back up remote near by or with you in the case that the device is dead or there is no Wi-Fi or technical connection issues. If you require technical support, please contact our support center at 800-528-9131. Thank you!
Answered by: TheChamberlainTeam
Date published: 2021-12-01

Is the extension railing included for an 8' foot door or do you have to buy separately?

Asked by: Rick59
The Extension Kit for a 8ft tall door is purchased separately, model number 8808CB-P. Thank you!
Answered by: TheChamberlainTeam
Date published: 2021-09-08

Does this unit have to be programmed to stay open until I manually close it?

Asked by: Donna
No, it does not need to be programmed. Once the door is open, it will stay open until you manually close it. It does come with options of timer to close. For any information, please contact Support for assistance.
Answered by: TheChamberlainTeam
Date published: 2021-05-13

Does this come with a backup battery or must you purchase separately ? How often do you need to replace the battery?

Asked by: Sandy1291
Yup, comes with a backup battery. Have owned it over two years with no issues. Have used the battery, works great. Not sure on battery replacement schedule. 
Answered by: Customer
Date published: 2021-03-09

Is this compatible with HomeKit? 

Asked by: Jray85
https://www.liftmaster.com/ca/myq
Answered by: Dan66
Date published: 2021-09-06

Can this opener operate a solid one piece wooden door approximately 6' high by 8' wide?

Asked by: Andrew
This Garage door opener has 1.5 horsepower , starts smoothly to raise or lower the door, so no jerking. Should suffice. (I wish I new how many pounds it can lift safely), If you are worried about the weigh then I would recommend a chain vice belt drive and phone Chamberlain Customer Support. I found this below on th Chamberlain website: Chamberlain residential garage door openers meet the industry standard to operate a 7 feet high garage door. If a garage door is higher than 7 feet, depending on your type of system, a chain or belt drive extension kit will be necessary to operate your garage door. Refer to the parts page in your product manual to order the correct extension kit. If a garage door height exceeds 10 feet, please contact your local professional garage door installer. Garage doors higher than 10 feet are generally considered semi-commercial, these types of doors can include doors for workshops or RV's. found this on the website:
Answered by: Patr
Date published: 2021-07-15

Hi, I heard that this motor is not compatible with cars programmable garage door opener.Is that true? which of your motors can be compatible with cars openers. I heard there is bridge to buy directly from company but not available to buy in Canada.

Asked by: kevin
Do you mean HomeLink? If so, it works fine with my two HomeLink equipped cars.
Answered by: andyh
Date published: 2019-03-04

Is this and most of your openers compatible with homelink systems in vehicles?

Asked by: elcaptainhook
Yes. To check if your unit might need the Home Link Repeater use this webpage: https://bridge.chamberlain.com/#/intro
Answered by: TheChamberlainTeam
Date published: 2021-08-16
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