ratgdo

MSRP: $75.00
Chowmain LTD
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Version: 20240221
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Overview

ratgdo is a WiFi control board for your garage door opener that works over your local network. It connects to your door opener with three simple wires.

It works with virtually any residential Chamberlain or Liftmaster manufactured garage door opener and also offers basic support for other brands which use dry contacts to control the door.

It can control the door and report back the actual status of the door (closed, opening, open, closing). For Security + 2.0 door openers, the obstruction sensors, light, wireless lockout and even motion sensing are also integrated.

Features

  • IP Control
  • Light Proxy for Garage Door Light
  • Auto install / Binding of official Control4 proxies for Garage Door, Motion Sensor, IR Beam and Lock drivers.
  • Support for 'Relay Garage Door Controller (OS2.9+)' driver for fully open, open, closed states.
  • Control
    • Garage Door Open
    • Garage Door Close
    • Garage Door Position
    • Garage Door Stop
    • Light On
    • Light Off
    • Light Toggle
    • Wireless Remote Lock
    • Wireless Remote Unlock
    • Wireless Remote Toggle
  • Feedback
    • Garage Door Open
    • Garage Door Opening
    • Garage Door Close
    • Garage Door Closing
    • Garage Door Position - for use with Relay Garage Door Controller (OS2.9+) for fully open, partially open and closed states
    • Motion Sensing (if wall control panel has motion detector built in)
    • Obstruction (if Obstruction Detector IR/PE Beams installed)
    • Light State
    • Wireless Remote Lock State
  • Automatic Push and Email Notifications On
    • Garage Door Open
    • Garage Door Close
    • Garage Door Still Open (variable time defined in driver properties)
  • Button Bindings
    • Garage Door Toggle
    • Garage Door Open
    • Garage Door Close
    • Garage Light Toggle
    • Garage Light On
    • Garage Light Off
    • Remote Control Lock Toggle
    • Remote Control Lock
    • Remote Control Unlock

FAQ

Why is this product so exciting?

ratgdo is a WiFi control board for your garage door opener that works over your local network. It connects to your door opener with three simple wires.

It works with virtually any residential Chamberlain or Liftmaster manufactured garage door opener and also offers basic support for other brands which use dry contacts to control the door.

It can control the door and report back the actual status of the door (closed, opening, open, closing). For Security + 2.0 door openers, the obstruction sensors, light, wireless lockout and even motion sensing are also integrated.

What garage doors will this work on?

Any residential door opener manufactured Chamberlain/Liftmaster which has a yellow learn button except for wall mounted jackshaft openers with model # 8500, 8500C, RJ020 or RJ020C

A matrix of known / tested compatible garage doors can be found via link below.

ratgdo wiki

How does the motion sensors and obstruction sensors work?

  • Motion detection requires a wall control panel with a built in motion detector such as the 889LM.
  • Obstruction Status requires Obstruction Detection Beams be installed. This can be purchased from the garage door manufacturer.
  • The ratgdo driver will automatically install the motion sensor portion and obstruction portions. If these are not available on your product configuration then please delete the motion sensor driver or irbeam driver from your project.

What is the remote control lock?

This feature allows you to disable the RF remote control from controlling the garage door. This is useful if the car is parked outdoors or if it is loaned out to someone whom the homeowner does not want to give access to the garage to.

Help i cannot use my garage door RF remote anymore.

You have locked the remote control. Unlock it via the driver or via the ratgdo web server.

How do i install ratgdo hardware?

Please see link below instructions. Take note that you need to pre-install the ESPHome firmware as per instructions below.

How does the Control4 driver talk to ratgdo?

The driver will communicate to ratgdo via IP. Please ensure that the ratgdo is put on a static or reserved ip address.

Where can i purchase ratgdo?

This driver is designed to work with ratgdo with the ESPHome firmware installed. You can order the hardware from the following website

I want to try this driver out before buying it?

All Chowmain drivers for Control4 come with a 90 day trial.

Do you offer showroom discounts?
We offer dealers a free showroom licence for demonstration and educational purposes.  See link below for T&C's and signup procedure.

Chowmain Dealer Showroom FAQ

I want to try this driver out before buying it?
All Chowmain drivers for Control4 come with a 90 day trial.  Just add the driverCentral licencing driver and this driver and you're good to go.

Do you offer other drivers?

We have hundreds of drivers.  Many of which are manufacturer sponsored and free.  Please visit our website to view all available drivers including FREE drivers.

http://www.chowmainsoft.com

 

Security +, Security + 2.0, myQ are trademarks of the Chamberlain Group.

 

Version 20240221 - 21-FEB-2024

  • Implemented protobuf ping / pongs.
  • Implemented discrete open and discrete close commands. Note not all door openers support discretes. Please test discretes out on ratgdo esphome web interface first. Only effects programming from ratgdo driver (the light proxy driver). Not garage door (sensor) driver as that sends toggle based on state.
  • Implemented method to open garage door to a specific position

Version 20240212 - 12-FEB-2024

  • Added automatic email and push notifications for close, open and left open.

Version 20240111 - 11-JAN-2024

  • Added full open contact for the garage door. This is to add compatibility with the Control4 'Relay Garge Door Controller (OS2.0+)' driver

Version 20240110 - 10-JAN-2024

  • Added a poll in to get state periodically. This is on top of the live event stream.

Version 20240109 - 9-JAN-2024

  • Improvements to communications on initialisation.

Version 20240108 - 8-JAN-2024

  • Initial release