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Merlin Prolift 230T Garage Door Opener



The Merlin Prolift 230T is a high quality, durable, reliable garage door opener which is built to last, unlike some of the cheaper versions available on the market.

With one touch of a button your garage door opens, a welcoming light comes on and you drive in - warm, safe and dry. One more touch and the door closes and is positively locked behind you. You leave the garage and the light turns off automatically about 4 minutes later. All this from the comfort and safety of your car. What could be easier?

The Prolift 230T is suitable for tilt-up and sectional doors. The 80kg maximum lifting force makes the opener suitable for both single and double doors made of wood, steel or fibreglass. The Prolift 230T will open doors of up to 3.0 meters (9ft 10in) high and 6.0 meters (19ft 8in) wide.
Doors over 2.2 meters (7ft 2in) high, simply require a further extension kit - please contact us for more details of this kit

The legendary build quality and time tested reliability of Merlin Garage Openers means you can expect years of trouble free service. All Merlin products carry a comprehensive 2 year warranty. In addition the motor has a 5 year total replacement guarantee.

A manual for this product is available:

pdf Click here to read the Merlin 230T Installation Manual - 462kb
pdf Click here to read the Merlin 230T User Manual - 141kb



  • Opens or securely closes your door by remote control from the comfort and safety of your car
  • The built in light comes on automatically and switches off 4 minutes later
  • A 2 button wall control is available for operating the door or light from inside the garage
  • Second button on transmitter can be programmed to operate your opener light, a second door, gates, alarms or lighting
  • Extra transmitters are available with 2 or 4 buttons in a variety of styles
  • A manual release cord allows manual operation in event of power failure
  • Auto-close can be set to automatically close your door (requires optional beam sensors)


  • High-security code-hopping radio each signal randomly chosen from 4.3 billion possible codes
  • Door is positively locked by the strong chassis and drive-train
  • Transmitter is compact for easy removal from your car


  • Open and close your door from the safety of your car
  • Safety sensing system constantly monitors force. If obstructed, door immediately reverses or stops
  • A run timer, electronic watchdog circuitry and relay protection ensure safe operation
  • Designed to meet all safety standards (This may require optional beam sensor to be fitted in a 'fail safe' state.) It is recommended that the optional sensor beams which detect an obstruction before the door contact is made are used.

Made for your door

  • Fits most new or existing overhead sectional or one piece residential garage doors up to 6m wide and 3.5m high (doors over 2.3m require extension kits)
  • Dual speed options, adjustable force settings and electronic settings for extra tall or light doors allow the opener to be tailored to suit your door.


Smooth and quiet

  • Spring cushioned metal worm and machined gears for quieter and smooth operation
  • Large size chain sprocket for reduced noise and stress
  • High-torque low-rpm motor mounted in a unique T-chassis for quieter running
  • Rubber isolated mounting system reduces transmitted vibration




  • ISO90002 certified manufacturing
  • Powerful 220watt long life motor features thermal overload protection and permanent lubrication
  • Unique shock-absorbing gearbox
  • 433Mhz radio to reduce interference
  • Surge suppression built in with all settings retained even after a power loss
  • Force sensing systems constantly adapt to compensate for minor changes in door load from weather and door age
  • System uses magnetic sensor for maximum reliability in dusty conditions
  • Control panel concealed under large operate button features diagnostic LEDs for rapid fault finding and controls are colour coded for ease of adjustment.

Easy installation

  • Can be installed by any competent person with basic DIY skills
  • Kit comes complete with clear and detailed installation and use instructions
What's included

What's included in the box:

  • Overhead sectional/tilt opener with 1 remote control
  • Complete fitting kit including brackets, perforated angle straps, pole and chain
  • Full fitting and user instructions
  • 5 year comprehensive motor warranty and 2 year general parts warranty

Also available - Not included as standard:

  • Optional Beam sensors to detect door obstructions
What door do I have?

There are 3 types of garage doors:-

Type 1>A Canopy door, where the tracks the door runs on, are up the side of the door frame and when the door is fully open, approx. 1/3 of the garage door protrudes out of the front of the garage.

Type 2>A Retractable or sectional door, where the tracks run back into the garage and when the door is open it is totally within the garage.

Type 3>A Counterweighted door, where there are large counterweights which hang down on each side of the door.

If you have Type 1> you need a 'Bow arm converter'.
If you have Type 2> you only need the standard opener.
If you have Type 3> this garage door opener is NOT suitable for your door.

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  1. Long term reliable performance

    Posted by Andrew Smith on 4th Nov 2012

    We have had the Merlin for 11 years the system is still working as well now as when I first installed it. I have broken my remote control and came on the site to get a replacement.

    This door opener is excellent we have a big heavy double metal up and over door and it copes brilliantly. I just wanted to say thanks for a really quality product

  2. Merlin Prolift 230T Garage Door Opener

    Posted by Richard Wilson on 27th May 2010

    I bought one of these units as a replacement for an old system that broke down having first made some enquiries with the retailer to check that it was what I needed. My 'e' mail enquiry was dealt with promptly and subsequent delivery was within 48hrs of payment.
    The unit was easy enough to install and seems more than powerful enough to operate my double sectional garage door. Subsequent enquiries with the retailer have also been dealt with efficiently.

  3. Merlin Prolift 230T Garage Door Opener

    Posted by Lawrence Haller on 28th Mar 2010

    The on-line purchase was painless and I was kept up to date with each stage of the delivery process.
    The product from Merlin is far superior to anything else I have seen - it is well engineered and appears robust enough to justify their warranty.
    The fitting was straight forward and can be achieved by a competent DIY person with a reasonable inventory of tools.
    In my case the Merlin product lifts a double, steel framed, aluminium clad, door with ease and I am looking forward to a trouble free operation that even my wife got exicited about.
    Thank you.

  4. Merlin Prolift 230T Garage Door Opener

    Posted by Edward McDougall on 20th Dec 2009

    I would also like to point out that I had a bit of hassle with my delivery.
    The courier pointed out that the box of my Bow arm converter was damaged and there was nuts & bolts rattling about inside.
    When I opened the box there seemed to be some missing. On reporting this to my supplier they assured me they would sort it out.
    I could'nt wait for the new bolts to come as I was in the middle of installing it, so I went to B & Q and bought various nuts & bolts to complete the job.

    Eddie McDougall

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