Marantec is a German based door opener co. That started manufacturing garage door openers in the United States in 1997 their manufacturing facility is located in Gurnee IL. Marantec openers are engineered in Germany but they are assembled here in the United States they specialize in DC motor technology, which tends to make garage door opener very quiet.
All of Marantec remote transmitters are identically the same. The only difference will be the number of buttons that you can use on each remote they come with two, three or four buttons and they also have a keychain style remote with two buttons.
The instructions for programming Marantec remotes and keypads apply to almost all of their products pretty much from 2003 until present – there’s not a lot of info on pre 2003 models. The first time we ever installed a Marantec opener was in 2003. And don’t forget you will need your programming connector if you don’t have one you might have to get one off the Internet from the manufacture.
This is especially the kind of thing that make us think about some manufacturers make it so hard just to do a simple task like programming a remote transmitter because if you don’t have the programming connector you’re not going be able to complete the programming process.
Marantec openers are a little bit less expensive than your average LiftMaster and Genie opener so they have sold a good amount of them. We used to see a lot of them in Southern California, Dallas and Chicago but not so much in other regions. Marantec is most notably known for their high powered DC motors and the openers are digitally controlled and the rail systems are interchangeable so if you don’t like your chain drive and you want upgrade to a belt drive then all you do is replace the rail assembly.
You probably will have to replace the rail at some point because Marantec up and down limit controls system relies on a small plastic piece clipped into the chain or belt driving the opener and they are notorious for breaking off and replacing this piece is not so easy. so just replacing the whole rail assembly is much easier way to go. also Marantec openers were also notorious for their receiver boards malfunctioning and not to mention the infrared safety beams would fail after a couple of years. We have witnessed that Marantec has rectified a lot of these problems in their new Synergy line of openers.