Over at Amazon there seems to be a new rolling deal on 2 “smart” Chamberlain garage door opener packages.
WD832KEVG is a 1/2 HP system with bundled MyQ internet gateway.
WD962KEV is a 3/4 HPS system with battery backup, and there’s a bundled with the CIGBU internet gateway device.
Both systems come with belt-driven mechanisms, an indoor control pad, 2 car remotes, an outside keypad, and 2 safety sensors.
The pricier system is more powerful and equipped with a battery backup. It doesn’t come with an internet gateway, an extra $48 expense if/when you want it.
Both Chamberlain openers seem to be highly well regarded in online reviews.
HPS? That’s really “equivalent HP.”
HPS (Horse Power Similar) is a designation indicating the high-quality DC motor in this garage door opener features pulling force similar to a 3/4 horsepower AC motor. This designation is provided for comparison purposes since DC motors are not typically measured in horsepower.
So the less expensive unit is rated in HP, the pricier one in HPS.
In the image above is the Chamberlain WD962KEV with internet gateway package, which was a Lightning Deal on Amazon last holiday season, for $180. I haven’t noticed any lightning tool deals on these or other garage door openers lately.