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MegaCode Garage Door Opener Remote Controls ACT21 and ACT22 How To Programming Instructions


ACT-21, PART NO. ACP00607

ACT-22, PART NO. ACP00606A

The ACT-21 and ACT-22 digital transmitters are wireless radio controls designed for use with AM/II or AccessPro receivers. In addition the MegaCode code is compatible with Linear MegaCode receivers and can be used with MDR type garage door and gate receivers.

The MegaCode radio format provides unparalleled security the format provides more than 1 million different codes.

MegaCode transmitters and receivers do not contain a typical "coding switch". Each transmitter is permanently coded at the factory to a unique code. The receiverís programmed by "learning" the transmitterís unique code. The receiver will activate only from these "memorized" transmitters.

Block coded versions of these transmitters (ACT-21 and ACT-22) can be ordered from the factory. Block codes are divided up as 16 facility codes and 65,500 sequential local ID Codes. This will save time when programming and maintaining large numbers of transmitters in an application.

The transmitters are powered by two 3 Volt "button" batteries, (type CR1616, CR1620, DL1620 or equivalent). The batteries should last up to 5 years with normal use.



*************   WARNING   *************

            Moving Door can cause serious injury or death.

         DO NOT install transmitter unless the door operatorís safety reverse works as required by the door operatorís manual.

         Wall control must be mounted in sight of door, at least 5 feet above floor and clear of moving door parts.

         Keep people clear of opening while door is moving.

         DO NOT allow children to play with the transmitter or door operator.

If safety reverse does not work properly:

         Close door then disconnect operator using the manual release handle.

         DO NOT use transmitter or door operator.

         Refer to Door and Door Operators Ownerís Manuals before attempting any repairs.


            Electrical Shock can cause serious injury or death.

         Power cord must be unplugged before attaching any wires,

         Be sure wire ends do not touch each other or other terminals.

If you have questions or if you need a manual, contact the distributor or manufacturer of the operator.


MDR/MDRNR/MDR2 Program button and Led Location. Locate the program button and LED on the side of the receiver case.

MDRM/MDRM2 Program button and LED Location. Locate the program button and LED on the back of the receiver case.


Momentarily press the receiverís program button (channel one or two). The red programming LED will light if thereís room in the receiverís memory. A transmitter must be entered while the LED is on. Press the desired transmitter button. The LED will flicker indicating that the receiver has accepted the transmitter.

NOTE: Be sure to press the receiver program button for less than 2 months.

WARNING: Door operator will not activate when the receiver is being programmed from the transmitter, but the door operator will activate the next time the transmitter is activated after programming.

NOTE: The programming LED also monitors radio signals entering the receiver. It is common to see an occasional blink from the LED. The LED will also light when any transmitter tuned to the receiverís frequency (programmed into the receiver or not) is activated.


Repeat the steps above for each transmitter used with the receiver. Be sure to press the receiverís program button each time a new transmitter or a different transmitter button on a multi-button transmitter is pressed. If the LED doesnít come on when the receiverís program button is pressed, the receiverís memory is full. Use the erase function to remove transmitters from the receiverís memory. (Refer to # 6 Erasing Receiver Memory).


Press and hold the receiverís program button (channel one or two) until the LED begins to flash or flashes. The number of flashes equals the number of transmitters programmed into the channel of the receiver.

NOTE: Donít hold down the programming button longer than 5 seconds, the receiverís memory for that channel will be erased.


Be sure door area is clear. Activate each transmitter. The receiver relay should click, (relay output models only) and the operator should activate. Wait 2 seconds between each activation.


Transmitters may be erased for the receiverís memory by pressing and holding the receiverís program button (channel one or two) for 5 seconds or more. After the Led blinks (count of transmitters) it will blink one more time for channel one and twice for channel 2 as the receiverís memory for that channel is erased. All transmitters for each receiver channel are erased at the same time.


Open the case. Remove the two retaining screws from the rear of the case. Hold the case halves together and flip the transmitter over. Lay the unit on a table with the button(s) facing up. Carefully remove the case top.

Remove the board. WARNING: Hold board by edges only. Very carefully remove the circuit board and set it aside. Notice how the batteries are placed in the bottom case of the transmitter.

Replace the batteries. Remove the old batteries noting their location and placement. Replace the batteries with fresh type CR1616, CR1620, or DL1620 batteries. Both batteries must be the same type. WARNING: Do not install batteries backwards this will damage this unit. Be sure battery springs are in place. The battery closest to the key ring loop should be minus (-) side up, the battery near the board alignment posts should be plus (+) side up. Replace fresh batteries on springs, in battery holder.

Carefully place the circuit board into the case over the batteries. Align the board on the two case alignment posts. Hook the top case onto the bottom case and squeeze the case together. Flip the case over and replace the two case screws Test the transmitter for proper operation.



Linear radio controls provide a reliable communications link and fill an important need in portable wireless signaling. However, there are some limitations which must be observed.

For U.S. installations only. The radios are required to comply with FCC Rules and Regulations as Part 15 devices. As such they have limited transmitter power and therefore limited range.

A receiver cannot respond to more than one transmitter signal at a time and may be blocked by radio signals that occur on or near their operating frequencies, regardless of code settings.

Changes or modifications in the device may void FCC compliance.

Infrequently used radio links should be tested regularly to protect against unidentified interference or fault.

A general knowledge of radio and the vagaries should be gained prior to acting as a wholesale distributor or dealer, and these facts should be communicated to the ultimate user.
 - Owned by 1st Garage Door Openers, Inc., an independent family owned and operated business serving the Garage Door and Garage Door Opener Industry since 1981.  Providing excellent customer service and assistance for over 25 years. We are a discount reseller of  garage door opener remotes, repair parts, keyless entry and gate operator controls for your home, business, or gated community.   We carry parts for the following garage door openers Lift-Master, Chamberlain, Sears Craftsman, Access Master, Sears Best Craftsman, Sears Automatic Door Opener, Master Mechanic, Security +, Formula 1, Garage Master, Billion Code, LiftMaster Professional, Estate Series, Premium Series, Contractor Series, Power Driver, Whisper Drive, Genie, Alliance, Norelco, Blue-Max, Lift-A-Door, Pro Max, Aladdin, Hercules, Stealth, Excelerator, Intellicode, Genie Pro, OverDrive, Python 2, Signature, Phantom, Legacy, Medallion, CodeDodger, Overhead Door, Genie Shop Vac, Stanley, Vemco, Quiet Glide, SecureCode, Lightmaker, Innovative Products, Whistler, U-Install, Popular Mechanics, Allister, Allstar, Pulsar, MVP, Challenger, GTO, All-O-Matic, Electrolift, Westinghouse, AM/11, Linear, Access Pro, Moore-O-Matic, MegaCode, Delta 3, MultiCode, Heddolf, ESP Micom, Intercontinental Dynamics, Crusader, Wayne Dalton, iDrive, Door Master, Quantum, Classic Drive, Tec Key, Martec, Monarch, Telectron and other garage door openers, and gate operators. All mentioned brand names of Garage Door openers, Garage Door opener receivers and Gate operator devices are registered trade names and trademarks of the respective entities and are only used for reference.

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