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GE 57885 Installation Manual

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Single Pole Motion Sensing Switch
WARNING: For indoor use only. The Single Pole Motion Sensing Switch
detects motion to turn on lights for an adjustable amount of time. A built-in
photo cell can be set to keep lights off when the lights aren't needed. The
unit has excellent sensitivity and a wide 150˚ detection range. It can be used
with incandescent lighting as well as rapid start fluorescent lighting.
Installation is as easy as replacing a wall switch. However, some codes
require installation by a qualified electrician.
Features include:
150˚ motion detection angle.
Adjustable on-time from 5 sec. to 20 min.
Adjustable photocell.
Works with incandescent and rapid start
fluorescent lighting.
Works with motors up to 1/8 hp.
Slide switch selectable OFF, ON AND AUTO modes.
Included are:
The sensor switch
Cover plate
3 wire connectors
2 large screws
2 small screws.
New Application
Choose a location where the motion sensor has
a clear view of the entire area where occupant
motion may occur.
Retrofit Application
Motion sensing switch will replace existing wall
switch. Use only where the existing switch location
provides a clear view of the occupied area.
General Application Information
The detector is more sensitive to motion across the front of the sensor
than to motion towards the sensor. The detector senses heat in motion
and possible heat sources that change temperature quickly. Therefore, to
avoid false triggering, avoid placing the sensor where it will be aimed at air
conditioners, heaters, and other sources of heat or cold.
If you are unsure or uncomfortable about performing this installation,
consult a qualified electrician. WARNING: Turn power off at the circuit
breaker before wiring.
Remove the decorative coverplate (secured by two screws).
Remove Control Cover. (Press
in with screwdriver. Swing out
cover to remove.)
Remove the existing switch (if
this is a retrofit application).
Connect the detector as
shown in the diagram. Before
installing the detector into the
box, make sure there is no wire
exposed at the connection.
Typical Installation
Mount the detector into the wall
box with the mounting screws.
For test purposes, use a small
screwdriver to turn the time
control fully counter-clockwise and the light control fully clockwise. Turn the
power back on at the circuit breaker.
Set the switch to the AUTO mode. When unit stabilizes (about 1 minute) the
light may flash 3 times indicating the sensor is ready to detect motion. If
motion is detected, the lights will turn on. The lights will turn off 5 seconds
after motion is no longer detected.
The length of time that the lights
stay on is adjustable from 5
seconds to 20 minutes. Use a
small phillips screw driver to set
the time by using the diagram as
a guide.
Light Level
The sensor can be prevented
from turning on lights when
there is already enough light in
the room. Use a small phillips screw driver to set the light level using this
diagram as a guide. In the fully clockwise position, the sensor turns on lights
even in full daylight. In the fully counter-clockwise position, the sensor only
turns on lights when the surrounding light level is very low.
To adjust the photocell:
When the light in the room is at the level you want the lights to turn on, set
the switch to the AUTO position.
Put the TIME control to the 5 sec. (fully counter-clockwise) position.
Put the LIGHT control to the minimum dark (fully counter-clockwise)
position. Wait for the lights to turn off.
Turn the LIGHT adjustment clockwise in very small steps and wait 2
seconds before moving your hand in front of the sensor. Repeat until the
lights controlled by the sensor come on. The light will now come on when
the light level is at or below the present level and motion is detected.
Replace control panel cover and install the decorative wall plate. In
installations where the motion sensor switch is combined with other
switches or outlets on an expanded box, a combination wall plate will need
to be purchased. Various combination wall plates are available at Home
Centers and Electrical Supply Stores.
Slide the switch a couple of times to make sure it operates freely.
Moving the switch selects one of three modes of operation: OFF, AUTO, ON
OFF: Lights stay off.
AUTO: Lights come on for time set when motion is detected and the light
level is below the set level.
ON: Lights stay on continuously.
Light does not come on.
Circuit breaker or fuse is turned off.
If the lamp being controlled has another switch, it may be turned off.
Bulb is defective.
LIGHT control is set too far toward the DARK position.
MODE switch is set to OFF instead of AUTO.
Poor connection.
Lights do not stay on in the Auto mode.
Motion has stopped in the room.
TIME control is set for too short a delay.
Light does not turn off.
Incorrect wiring.
MODE switch is set to ON instead of AUTO.
Motion is still present.
Delay set by TIME control has not expired.
Light comes on for no reason in the Auto mode.
Heating or cooling objects (such as air vents, appliances, or drafts through the wall box) are
causing false triggering.
Switch on the sensor has been turned off and back on.
There was a momentary power interrup-tion. The light will turn off automatically when the "on"
time expires.
Electrical input: 120V, 60 Hz
Fluorescent Load: (2 tube minimum) 30 Watt minimum 400 Watt maximum Rapid Start
Motor Load: 1/8 HP maximum
Incandescent: 500W maximum
On-Time: Adjustable approximately 5 sec. to 20 min.
Photocell Sensor: From full daylight to less than 1 FC.
Coverage: up to 15 ft. at 150˚, up to 30 ft. in front of the sensor
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    Single Pole Motion Sensing Switch WARNING: For indoor use only. The Single Pole Motion Sensing Switch detects motion to turn on lights for an adjustable amount of time. A built-in photo cell can be set to keep lights off when the lights aren't needed. The unit has excellent sensitivity and a wide 150˚...

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