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Battery Backup for 140V Motors - 37228R

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The Genie battery backup unit offers peace-of-mind to homeowners who need to be able to operate their garage door opener during a power outage. When the power goes out, Genie power goes on automatically. Never be locked out of your garage again due to bad weather or electric company equipment failure. This garage door opener battery backup add on allows for up to 50 full operations of your garage door when the primary power is out. This backup is designed specifically for the Genie 140 volt garage door openers. 

  • Optional accessory for Genie 140 volt models- PowerMax1500, PowerMax1200, SilentMax1200, SilentMax1000, ChainMax1000, MachForce, Excelerator II or TriloG and IntelliG - Model numbers 3022, 3024, 3042, 4022, 4024, 4042, 3062, 3064, 4062, 4063, 4064. **
  • Provides up to 50 cycles after the main power outage
  • Color-coded LEDs on the front of the battery unit show charge status
  •  3' connector cable between the opener and battery back-up unit is included
  • Garage door battery backup is easily installed with the included mounting bracket
  • Automatically recharges during normal garage door function and kicks into action automatically when the main power is lost

**Compatible models with serial numbers that begin with 12249 or lower cannot add this battery backup as an option.

 UPC: 050049017385

 California Residents: Proposition 65 WARNING

Sku: 37228R

 PDF Genie Battery Back-Up Replacement Instructions 

Battery Back-Up for Residential Garage Door Openers



To Prevent possible Serious Injury or Death by Electrocution -Disconnect all electric power sources and battery power BEFORE performing ANY service or maintenance. INSTALL ONLY IN DRY LOCATIONS. NOT FOR OUTDOOR USE.

This unit to be used ONLY with Genie® Operator Models PowerMax®, SC, TriloG™, PowerLift™, SilentMax®, CB and IntelliG® that are equipped with Series II electronics. Disconnect power before performing the following tasks. Do NOT drill holes in the Battery Back-Up case.

To Reduce the Risk of Fire or Injury to Persons  A. Use only the following type and size battery 12V, 8Ah (Genie® P/N 37342R). B. Do not install Battery Back-up unit on an improperly balanced door. An unbalanced door could cause severe injury or damage to this unit. Repairs and adjustments to the door must be made by trained service persons using proper tools and instructions. C. Do not dispose of the battery in fire. The cells may explode. Check with local codes for possible disposal instructions. D. Do not open or mutilate the battery. Released electrolyte is corrosive and can damage eyes or skin.TOXIC if swallowed. E. Exercise care in handling the battery to prevent shorting battery with conducting materials such as rings, bracelets & keys. F. Change the battery provided with or identified for use with this product only in accordance with the instructions and limitations specified in this instruction. G. Observe proper polarity orientation between the battery and charging circuit. H . Do not set limits while in Battery Back-up Mode. AC power MUST be connected to the opener, while setting limits, for proper operation

REQUIREMENTS This unit is designed to work with specific garage door openers on properly balanced doors with a maximum height of 8 ft. and a maximum weight of 500 lb. The unit will provide operation of the door for 24 hours after a power loss. Your garage door opener MUST have the matching Connection Cable connector in the powerhead. Do not tamper with or rewire Connection Cable. The unit may be wall mounted provided mounting location is within 24 inches of the powerhead. The unit must be inserted into the mounting bracket as far as it will go so that the bracket locks onto the ridges (Figure at Top Right) on top of the Battery Back-Up unit. This prevents the unit from moving. The unit must be mounted so that the Status LEDs are visible from the floor, and it is locked into the mounting bracket.


NOTE: DO NOT connect the Battery Back-Up Connection Cable to the garage door opener until you have completed Steps 1 & 2.

Step 1. Wire Battery 

A. Remove Cover (4 screws).

— Remove foam shipping block and throw away.

 B. Connect RED (+) wire to RED terminal, BLACK (–) wire to BLACK terminal.

NOTE: DO NOT REVERSE CONNECTIONS—this WILL damage the Battery Back-Up Unit.

C. Replace Cover. 

Step 2. Mount

Choose mounting, Method 1 - Ceiling Mount Method 2 Angle Iron Mount and Method 3 - Horizontal Mount and attach the mounting plate using screws provided.

Method 1 - Ceiling Mount Locate and attach the mounting plate to ceiling rafter or truss using two 5/16" x 1-3/4" lag screws (provided). — Drill 3/16" pilot holes for lag screws.

Method 2 - Angle Iron Mount

A. Fasten a second perforated angle iron (not provided) to the powerhead mounting angle iron as shown using two 5/16" nuts and bolts (not provided).

B. Attach the mounting plate to the perforated angle iron using two more 5/16" nuts and bolts (not provided).

Method 3 - Horizontal Mount

A. ENSURE the locking TABS are at the bottom and attach the mounting plate with (2) two 5/16" x 1-1/2" lag screws.

B. Plug the Connection Cable into the Battery Back-Up unit.

C. Slide the Battery Back-Up unit into the mounting plate. 


Step 3. Wiring to powerhead

A. Remove power from garage door opener (unplug or turn off the breaker).

B. Remove the connector port cover for the Battery Back-Up (marked "BBU") on the Powerhead

C. Plug the Connection Cable into the operator powerhead Battery Back-Up port.

D. Restore power to the garage door opener. 

E. Battery Back-Up will NOT turn on until the opener has power.

Step 4. Testing

NOTE: It is recommended that the battery be allowed to charge for 24 to 48 hours prior to initial testing. Initially, the opener may not run in the Battery Back-Up mode if the battery charge is too low.

A. Run the opener using the Wall Console or Remote Transmitter to ensure it is working properly.

A. Turn off power to the garage door opener by unplugging its power cord from its grounded outlet, or turn off the breaker in the permanently installed power circuit.

B. Press the OPEN/CLOSE button on the wall control to operate the opener. It should operate the door at a lower speed.

NOTE: If the opener does not operate, recheck the connections of the Connection Cable at both the powerhead and the Battery Back-Up and try again, (SEE CAUTION BELOW.)

C. After successfully completing the test, return power to the garage door opener

REMINDER: Battery Back-Up will not turn on until power is restored to the opener

CAUTION: To remove the Connection Cable connector from the Battery Back-Up port on the powerhead, you must depress the disconnect latch before pulling the connector out of the port. Use a small screwdriver or similar device. Attempting to remove the connector without first depressing the latch will damage the circuit board


No user required tasks for normal use. The opener will run at a slower speed while using battery power

There are three (3) LEDs on the front housing; GREEN, YELLOW, and RED. Use the CHART.


Green LED Normal operation, No action required

Yellow LED Battery is charging, No action required

Red LED Battery voltage is below operational level. If the red LED stays on over 48 hours, the battery has failed to charge. Check Connection Cable connections and battery.

NOTE: Remember when replacing the battery—DO NOT REVERSE POLARITY [(+) and (–)] as this WILL damage the circuit board.

NOTE: To conserve battery power during a power failure (in Battery Back-Up mode), the motion detector & work light will not function.


A. Remove power to the opener (unplug or turn off the breaker) and unplug Connection Cable from Battery Back-Up.

B. Slide unit out of the mounting bracket.

C. Remove cover (4 screws).

D. Slide connectors off the battery.

E. Remove the old battery and insert its replacement.

F. Attach connectors, RED (+) and BLACK (–), to battery terminals.

G. Replace cover (4 screws).

H Slide unit onto the mounting bracket.

I. Plug in Connection Cable.

J . Plug in power cord. 



Ask a Question
  • Will the battery backup compatible with Gene Pro Max model ACSR1G. If not what will?

    No, 37228R battery back up is not compatible with older Promax units such as the PMX500IC/B.  There is currently no battery back up for these models.

  • Will it work with 3120H?

    No the 37228R is not compatible with the 3120H, you would need the Battery Backup 39524R

  • Will this battery work for a ReliaG 850 model?

    No the GBB-BX 37228R battery backup is not compatible with the ReliaG 850.

  • will this battery backup work with model number 4063

    Yes, it will!

  • Will this work with Odessy 7030?

    Yes, it will.

  • Will this battery backup work with the Silentmax model 3155LD?

    No, it will not.

  • Will it work on a Model 3062

    Yes, it will.

  • will this work on a 1022 model?

    No, it will not. We do not have a battery backup that will work for the 1022 model garage door opener.

  • Will the GBB-BX backup system work on a Genie Intellicode Screw drive system? It's about 22 years old but works well! Just need a back up system.

    No, it will not.

  • Will this battery back up work with a LifeMaster Formula 1. 3280 or a LiftMaster Elite 3800PC? Do you ship to Canada? Thx

    No, it will not!

  • Will this work with model 3053-tkv

    No, it will not.

  • Will this battery (model 37228R) replace the one that was installed with my Genie Professional Line Model 3024?

    Yes, it will.

  • will this work on the Silentmax 1000 model 3042

    Yes, it will!

  • Will it work with the genie pro 1024

    No, it will not. We do not have a battery backup option for the 1024 model garage door opener.

  • Will the opener still work if by chance the battery dies? We just want to make sure if one day the battery dies and we don't know that it's dead, that the door will still open if electricity is flowing to it.

    Yes, if the battery would die or not work, and the power was still on, the garage door opener would keep working as usual.

  • will the battery backup work with silentmax 1000 model 4042

    Yes, it will!

  • can i install backup battery for #3055 silent max 750

    No, a battery backup cannot be added to the SilentMax 750 model.

  • Will this work with a 4024?

    Yes, it will!

  • Is this compatible with a GENIE PMX500IC/B?

    No, this battery backup will not work with the PMX500IC/B. We do not have a battery backup compatible with that model.

  • Will this work with Model 1028 ?

    No, it will not. The 1028 cannot have a battery backup added to it.


    This depends on what model the screw drive garage door opener is. Please contact Genie customer service at 1-800-354-3643 for assistance.

  • What are the exact size of the battery specifically the bottom measurements ?

    The measurements are 7" wide, 5" tall, and 5" deep.

  • My garage door opener just says "2020L" will this work with it?

    No, we do not have a battery backup for the 2020L model.

  • Will this work with a 2028?

    No, this will not work with the 2028 model.

  • Will this Battery Backup for 140V Motors - 37228R, work with the Liftmaster model 2280-267, 1/2 HP ?

    No, it will not.

  • Will this work with Enduradrive 2562 ?

    No, it will not. 

  • Will this work with the Silentmax 1000?

    Yes, it will! 

  • Will this Battery Backup work with the Genie Mach Force Connect?

    Yes it will! 

  • how long will battery last if not used during power shortage?

    Provides up to 50 cycles in a 24-hour period after initial power outage. 

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