LiftMaster LA412UL Single Swing Solar Gate Opener w/ 20w Solar Panel & MyQ Technology & Large Control Box

Price: $1,549.00

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  • Gate Opener At a Glance
  • D­IY Installation
  • Gate Opener Features
  • Included with Gate Opener from Manufacturer
  • Gate Opener Description
  • Gate Exclusive Product and DIY Additions
  • Words from Senior Application Engineer
  • Gate Opener Ordering Options
  • Tools & Supplies for Installation
  • Customer Installations
  • Factory Visit Updates
  • Product Media
  • Customer Testimonials

  •    Gate Opener At a Glance Top of Page
    The Liftmaster / Chamberlain LA-412 gate opener is a residential and light commercial linear actuator with solar capabilities.
    • Gate Materials: Wood, Steel, Aluminum, Vinyl, Chain Link, and others.
    • Weight and length: Up to 16' in length and 850 lbs
    • Max degree of opening: 100 degrees.
    • Gate Post or Column size (pull to open): Max 7" x 7" post or gate mounted 4" from the rear face of a column.
    • Push to Open: Yes, setback above does not apply (Not Included)
    • Solar Compatible: Yes (20 Watt Panel Included)
    • Power: Battery (Included with small box)
    • Power Wire Specifications: 12 Guage wire (sold separately). Length of wire depends on distance between transformer and control board.
    • Operating Temperature: -4°F (-20°C) to 140°F (60°C)
    • All LiftMaster Openers and Operators should be professionally installed.

    • Warranty:2-year manufacturer control board/ 2-year component manufacturer warranty. offers more expert assistance than anyone. If you need help deciding if this gate opener has the abilities that are right for your gate we have live application specialists available 9am - 9 pm EST 7 days a week or try our exclusive gate opener recommendation tool 24 hours/day.

       DIY Installation

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    For over a decade has been the premier online retailer of gate openers and gate opener accessories. Because of our extensive technical and installation knowledge, we are authorized to sell to the DIY market. If you purchase a LA 400 or LA12 gate opener system from and install it yourself, your warranty eligablitily will be recognized by LiftMaster and supported by You can access our trained technical staff 7 days a week from 9 am to 9 pm, EST. The LA 400 and LA 412 can be installed with simple household tools and do not require any specialized tools. Wiring required for the installation is simple and straightforward as it is all low voltage wiring.

    When you DIY install your gate opener system, you will save $1000s of dollars over the life of your gate opener. You will have working knowledge of your gate opener installation and how the gate opener works. This will make it easier for you to troubleshoot your system and perform routine maintenance, if needed in the future. offers more expert assistance than anyone. If you need help troubleshooting or installation support with your gate opener,we have live technical support specialists available 9am - 9 pm EST 7 days a week or try our exclusive gate opener recommendation tool 24 hours/day.

       Gate Opener Description Top of Page

    Most people don't even realize the make of their garage door opener because they've never had a problem that required contacting the manufacturer. This kind of reliability is now delivered in their LA-412 gate opener.

    The Liftmaster / Chamberlain LA-412 Dual Gate Opener is a low voltage system, eliminating the need to run expensive 110 volt AC power wire to your gate. The solar panel (20 Watt Panel included) charges the battery, so there is no reason to run wire to any other power source. Furthermore, the LA-412 meets the high safety standards of UL 325 listing for a reliable, safe gate opening device.

    The Liftmaster line of gate openers now feature built-in MyQ technology. Liftmaster's MyQ technology allows you to control your MyQ enabled Liftmaster devices right from your smartphone. When connected to the Liftmaster 828LM Internet Gateway (not included), you will be able to take advantage of the built-in MyQ connectivity. The MyQ technology gives you the added convenience of controlling all of your MyQ Liftmaster openers right from 1 device. is the DIY factor. further adds to most of our gate openers for easier DIY installation. We have developed exclusive components (example: easy adjustable mounting brackets), customized instructions, and offer a full spectrum of accessories to truly cover all aspects of the installation of your gate opener. In addition we have the largest staff of factory trained technicians in the US.

       Gate Opener Features Top of Page

    • CONTROL BOARD, EASY READ DIAGNOSTICS - The LED light diagnostic on the control board permits easy diagnostics of problems or missing connections. This allows efficient repair and swift continuation of normal electric gate operation.

    • SOFT START/SOFT STOP Soft start/soft stop is a feature in which the control board, during the set up process, learns where the opening and closing points are for the swing of the gate. Then during normal operation the gate operator automatically slows the motion of the gate to smoothly meet with the gates destination point. This reduces stress on the gate and operator for extended functionality.

    • BI-PART LATCH - Designed to allow one gate leaf to begin opening or closing independently for those gates that have overlapping leaves.

    • ADJUSTABLE CLOSING TIMER Set your gate to close between 0 and 120 seconds after reaching the full open position.

    • ELECTRONIC LIMIT SWITCHES - Set the limit switches with just the push of a button for accurate, easy setup.

    • ON BOARD RADIO RECEIVER - It is compatible with a number of wireless remotes and allows operation of a number of devices with one remote - such as the garage door and the gate opener.

    • INPUT TERMINALS - For convenient addition of accessories requiring like loops, sensing devices and controlling devices.

    • QUICK, SAFE AND SECURE MANUAL RELEASE - The LA-412 operator comes with a manual release key that can be used should the power fail and the backup battery is not charged. This ensures that the driveway gate can be opened without damaging or disconnecting any components.

    • HIGHEST LEVEL OF SAFETY - This operator is designed with separate force adjustments for obstructions. If the gate meets an obstruction while it is opening it will reverse to close, and if it is closing it will reverse to open. Additionally, the LA-412 is UL 325 Listed.

    • HIGH LEVEL OF CONVENIENCE - The LiftMaster MyQ technology allows you to control your gate simply from your MyQ app enabled smartphone and 828LM Internet Gateway.

    • SOLAR-READY ULTRA-RELIABLE SYSTEM - Simple solar conversion delivers power when you need it most and is extremely power efficient at all other times to maximize solar performance.

    • PROGRAMMABLE AUXILIARY RELAYS - easily add additional features, such as warning lights/alarms.

    • SYNCHRONIZED CLOSE - Simultaneously closes gates.

    • KEYED MANUAL DISCONNECT - When unlocked, allows gate to be operated manually.

    • INHERENT REVERSING SENSOR - Detects obstructions or increased loads. Reverses gate when closing or tops/reverses the gate when opening.

    • FIRE DEPARTMENT COMPLIANCE - Allows gate to auto open upon loss of AC power or battery depletion.

    • SURGE SUPPRESSION - Provides industrial surge and lightning protection against strikes up to 50 feet away.

    • COMMERCIAL-DUTY CAST ALUMINUM HOUSING WITH HEAVY-DUTY DC MOTOR - Powerful enough to perform in the most demanding applications.

    • ANTI-TAILGATE - Prevents unauthorized access. Gate will pause when closing as vehicle pulls onto interrupt or breaks photo bean. Once vehicle backs up, gate will continue to close.

    • QUICK CLOSE - Closes the gate immediately after a vehicle pulls off the interrupt loop. has the resources you need. How do you use your gate opener system once you get it? is the only retailer to give a real answer to this question. We have develop videos for installing many of our gate openers and products and write DIY focused manuals for most gate openers and have individual instructions for each accessory to be installed with each gate opener.

       Gate Opener Ordering Options Top of Page
    The ordering options for the LiftMaster residential gate opener series involve selecting your desired frequency and the size of the control box. Standard box measures: 14" x 10" x 6," where as the larger upgraded box measures: 20" x 17" x 6."

    There are two options:
    w/ Standard box: comes with the standard control box.
    w/ large control box: comes with the larger, upgraded control box. (Please note the larger box is to store a larger battery - batteries are not included with the larger box)

    Also if you need a dual gate opener system, but are unable to run low voltage wire underneath your driveway, Liftmaster has a solution for you. You can simply purchase 2 single gate opener systems and with the built in network communication. This will allow to single gate opener systems to work as a dual opener system.

       Included with Gate Opener from Manufacturer Top of Page
    • Batteries (with small box)
    • Control Box
    • Operator Arm with Power Cable
    • Control Board
    • Bolt on Brackets
    • Low Voltage Transformer
    • 20 Watt Solar Panel
    • Liftmaster Receiver
       Gate Exclusive Product and DIY Additions Top of Page

    2) LiftMaster single-button Transmitters (811LM)

    DIY Additions:
    Attention: LiftMaster Gate Openers do not come with any remotes from the factory or most other retailers. We give you 2) FREE Lift Master remotes to work with the built in receiver

    • Order specific customized accessory wiring instructions
    • 360 degree accessories - we can take you through exit, entry, safety, power, and all other minute details to create a fully rounded kit.
    • Free 24/7/365 Installation Support
    • Free 7 day/week Technical Support
    • Largest Number of Certified Techs in America
    • Free assistance to find the right gate opener for your gate
    • Free systems design assistance to match the right accessories to fit your needs.
    • Extremely competitive pricing
    • Free shipping on all accessories purchased with a gate opener
    • We stock all replacement parts
    • Many brands of many types of accessories, enough to handle just about any operational situation you can imagine has actual experience. We have a testing area, we have factory and internal training courses, we build gates and have our own gates that are automated, we attended all industry trade shows in multiple countries and are a member of the AFA, and we pay visits to our chosen manufacturers' factories. All these factors are what have lead to us having so many exclusive additions. When you see and actually use as many products as we have you tend to have many ideas for minor changes that have major impacts. We acted on these ideas and have utilized them to help thousands of customers automate their gates.
       Tools & Supplies for Installation Top of Page

    The following tools and supplies are suggested in the manufacturer manual for optimal installation. They are not provided by GateCrafters, however, most tools are available at local hardware stores for purchase or rental.

    • Please refer to manual for Tools Needed.

    Depending on the type of gate, power supply and contributing environmental factors additional tools or supplies may be needed. Please review the product manual associated with this gate opener model for further details.
       Words from Senior Application Engineer, Anthony Gaeto Top of Page

    “The LiftMaster LA412 and LA412 Dual solar gate openers are rated up to 550 pounds and gates up to 16 feet in length. The LA412 kits come with your choice of control board enclosures, a 20 watt solar panel, and your choice of transmitters. LiftMaster gives the LA412 a 2 year warranty.

    The LA412 has a lockable release that allows you to unlock the arm, so you can manually open your gate. The motor on the LiftMaster LA412 is about 2 and 1/4 inches in diameter and about 4 inches long. The worm drive gear transmission is made up of stainless steel and brass gears. The gear transmission spins a shaft that both controls the screw drive as well as the limit switch system. This shaft is riding on sealed ball bearings. This gate opener has an additional limit switch that tells the gate opener, that the gate has been unlocked. This is a well made gate opener, with the only exception being that the limit switches are electric and not magnetic. This type of limit switch is prone to contamination and may need to be replaced at some point in time.

    The LiftMaster LA412 has the option of two different control board enclosures. Each control board enclosure contains the same LiftMaster control board. The control board on the LA412 and LA412 Dual has all of the necessary plugins for any accessories you wish to add to your gate opener. These can include exit wands, exit loops, edge devices, various safety devices, and locks. One down side of this control board is that it is very complex.

    The larger control board enclosure, is made to hold a larger battery that you must provide. One downside of this box is that it does not hold a larger group size 24 deep cycle marine battery in this box. A battery of this size will be beneficial to you if live in an area that does not get a lot of sunlight for some periods of time. The smaller control board enclosure comes complete with 2 batteries.

    When you order from, you have the choice to choose the transmitters. Gate Crafters includes 2 transmitters of your choice, you can either receive LiftMaster transmitters or you can choose the Estate Swing transmitters. When you choose the Estate Swing transmitters you will receive an addition receiver. A couple positives of the Estate Swing transmitters is that we have successfully tested them up to ranges of 1400 feet, they are less expensive than the LiftMaster transmitters, and you will be able to use the Estate Swing wireless key pads as well.

    Gate Crafters was started in 2002 with the goal of providing our customers with high quality gate openers. Our experts know gate opener inside and out and will be able to answer any questions you may have. We have technical support available 7 days a week from 9 am to 9 pm, eastern time. So please give us a call, send us an email, or use our live chat on our website, we are more welcome to answer any question you may have.”

       Factory Visit Updates Top of Page
    Liftmaster/Chamberlian's domestic operations are located in Elmhurst, IL and maintains a wide reaching branch of international offices. Its manufacturing has been in Mexico for more than 20 years. In business for over 100 years this company is well known for its garage door, gate operators and other access oriented innovations.

       Customer Installations Top of Page
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       Customer Testimonials Top of Page

    "I bought my LiftMaster / Chamberlain LA-412 in April 2013.   I have waited a year to write about it because I wanted to be sure it was a good buy.  I couldn't be happier!  Installation took me just a couple hours because my gate and posts were already in place.  I highly recommend reading the manual from front to back in a comfortable chair before starting.  It helped to highlight instructions and pages that were specific to my gate.  The gate works perfectly and quietly, every time.  The solar charge has lasted me more than 40 openings and closings in a single day, and I'm sure it would go many more if I ever had the need.  If you have sun, solar is the way to go!"

    -Scott A. from Riverside, CA

    "I was very impressed by the quality of the  the gate construction and hinges. Equally, installation of the Liftmaster opener was clean and straightforward. After the posts were set, the entire installation took about a half day with the help of a friend. My wife loves it… no more getting in an out of the car! Thanks."

    -Greg P. from Alpine, CA

    "We bought this gate opener system (LiftMaster / Chamberlain LA-412 Single Swing Solar Gate Opener w/ solar panel - w/ Standard Box) in September.  It took me so long to install the system because I hurt my back at work.  I had my friend help me install the system.  I had to install the solar panel about 250 ft away from the gate.  I used 12 gauge stranded copper wire.  I installed push buttons (door bell buttons) for visitors and emergency personal.  The installation was easier than I thought it was going to be."

    -Raina D. from Washington

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       Product Media Top of Page

    Previous Generation LA412

    Programming the Liftmaster LA-412 Driveway Gate Opener

    Current Generation

    Testing Battery Voltage for Driveway Gate Openers

    Manual: la412dc_manual
    Manual: 0137831
    QB ID: LA412XL20W

       Reviews Top of Page