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> Removing Motion Sensor Circuit, eBay Flood Lights
PinkFloydEffect
  Posted: March 27, 2017 04:03 am
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I bought some LED lights off eBay with motion sensors. I want to override the motion sensor so the lights stay on and I can wire them to a wall switch. There are three wires coming into the unit, yellow-ground and brown/blue for AC.

The ground terminates on the board, then both AC wires daisy chain from the board to the sensor. So brown goes to board then to sensor, and blue goes to board then to sensor. I have a red wire returning from the sensor that I assume is suppose to be a hot wire when the sensor is active?

If I had to guess I would cut all 3 wires leading to the sensor, discard the brown and connect the blue to the red. I assume the brown only leads to sensor to give it power to work, and the blue wire is the one it is switching to the red wire?

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Posted: March 27, 2017 10:23 am
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Open the sensor unit and let's have a look!

The LED looks to be one of those direct-drive (mains) versions with the mains 'interrupted' by the sensor module and fed to the LED via the red wire.

Power it on and measure the signal on the red wire during on/off. If it switches at mains voltage levels then simply join the red to the brown.


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Posted: March 27, 2017 08:19 pm
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I was not able to split the sensor shell, but I used a multimeter to read the leads. Brown and blue had constant power, the red wire got power when the light came on.

Jumping blue to red did nothing, only brown to red powered the light. So I got my answer as you called it, red to brown!
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Posted: April 21, 2017 02:30 am
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Why do I keep getting emails saying I have replies to this topic? Clearly I do not, yet I receive 2 emails a day saying I do. Frustrating. No forum support email or admin to reach, awesome.
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Posted: April 21, 2017 10:48 am
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it got deleted in the meantime.
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Posted: April 21, 2017 12:01 pm
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