I want to install a motion sensor wall plate switch by Cooper or
Leviton. Some of their models can we incorporated in a three way
electrical setup. The other switch would be a standard three way
I want to know, how all this will work?
I assume if you pass in front of the switch, the lights will go on.
Will it still do that is someone flips the other switch? Will the
motion one be disabled?
If the light is switched on by the manual one, will the lights be
turned off by the motion switch according to it's preset delay?
Just a suggestion . Where are you using the switch? I installed one in my
garage and had a high failure rate of the wall switch type and its a %$#&*^
to get in the box.
I installed a porcelain light socket and used a screw in motion sensor light
near the entry door . It comes on as soon as the entry door moves or the
garage door opens. Very happy with it stays on as long as you are moving
I want to install this in a corridor that has a L shape. It would be
place on a 45 degree wall in the corner. The manual light switch would
be place at one end.
I want to know how this product performs in that kind of setup.
On 8 Feb 2007 08:31:45 -0800, " firstname.lastname@example.org"
That's what I have in my garage. It was a 3-way switch with one in the
garage and the other inside. I replaced the one in the garage with a
motion detector and used the other traveler as a way to bypass it from
See also my other reply in this thread.
BTW, It doesn't get colder than about 40F in this garage, because of a
heater I put in to keep plants from freezing.
On 7 Feb 2007 13:33:39 -0800, " email@example.com"
I have has a setup like that. You wire the second (manual) switch to
bypass the motion sensor switch and turn the light on. Turning this
OFF will start the timer. That is, that manual switch needs to be
MOMENTARY (leaving it on would force the light to stay on and the
motion detector couldn't do anything about it). You should be able to
get a momentary pushbutton switch that fits on a wall plate.
Thanks for the answer. So from what I understand the manual switch
simply overrides the motion detector switch.
That doesn't correspond with the setup I want. I want to avoid
forgetting to close the lights. I'll put a simple circuit with the
motion detector in the corner. It will do.
On 19 Feb 2007 07:56:47 -0800, " firstname.lastname@example.org"
(sorry for the previous omission)
It's A Cooper Wiring Devices model 6109.
This model has 3 wires, but the third wire is ground (which doesn't
have to be connected).
BTW, Something I'm looking for is one like this with a NEUTRAL wire.
On Tue, 20 Feb 2007 19:02:26 GMT, email@example.com (Doug Miller)
Yes. I actually had 2 identical devices, one of which hasn't been
installed. I was looking at it while writing that response. Most of
the wiring in my house is old enough not to have ground. There would
have been no place to connect that green wire.
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