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Can I use this to wire it in at the beginning of a string of outside lights. I have been looking at a set of 10 outside security lights at a great price but they don't have a photo cell eye to work from dusk to dawn, And if so how would I go about wiring and mounting it to a metal R panel building? Thanks
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DIY PVC Clamp
Only if the P/C is rated at 12volts DC.
Reading these comments I have but one thing to suggest, open your wallets and get a skilled tradesman to properly install your P/C's. It will save your homes and lives.
Either the light is no good or you miss wired the P/C.
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I bought LED ropes, one 2 meters long & one 1 meter long off eBay. They were very inexpensive & worked great for about 6 months, then the LEDs started failing. I am going to try again.
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Their are three wires to and from sensor red black and white I wired each to its color but light still does not work new bulb as well
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Wiring a Dusk to Dawn Photocell Sensor
Thanks—this was quite helpful!
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Hunting / Skinning Knife Made Easy
You might want to look at the brass knife bolster I made on this i'ble: http://www.instructables.com/id/Bowie-Knife-2/ This knife is pretty rough, but that was the look I was going for. Here is another knife I made that's much nicer: http://www.instructables.com/id/Hunting-Skinning-Knife-Made-Easy/. I heated the scrap brass in an aluminum can with oxy/acetylene torch.
Drinking a small amount of vinegar also helps relieve leg cramps. I've never tried WD-40. LOL
Temporary A/C Compressor Fan
Will this work when using a 12v battery, solar panel, 12v light, and light sensor to light a flag?
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Thank you iminthebathroom.
At first when I saw this instructable in the "Heroes and Villains" contest, I thought it must have been a mistake. So I clicked on it out of curiosity and read it through. Doing what you did, for your wife, your family, in my eye makes you Sir, the hero, not just the A/C unit. Good for you, VOTED !
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The light switch should always remain in the on position for the photocell to operate automatically. Turn the light switch off first to make sure the lights do in fact turn off to isolate the problem to the wiring at the photocell or the photocell itself. If the lights remain on with the switch off (Highly doubtful) you have something messed up.I will assume the lights do go out when the switch is off.With the light switch on you need to test the photo-eyes circuit. This type of photo-eye has electronics in it that increase the resistance and stop the flow of electricity when light hits the sensor. Take a bright flashlight, laser etc and shine it directly on the face of the photo-eye for a short time and the lights should go out. If they don't go out you have a defective photoeye. If they do go out then the photo-eye is in a position where it isn't receiving enough daylight to increase the internal resistance to shut off the current flow thru the photo-eye thus turning off the lights. WIth the photo-eye removed from the circuit, and if you have a ohm meter, you can test the ohms thru the black and red wire coming out of the photoeye. When you shine light in the face of the photo-eye you should see a increase in resistance and when you cover up the photo-eye the resistance should drop to close to zero allowing current to pass.Photo-eyes are pretty reliable and durable, still most likely cause is that its defective.Hope this helps.
Great knife Milo. I have made several & appreciate yours.
Question...I did all of the above and lights work but they are on all of the time. Light switch to system should be on or off?
Who doesn't love a good hack repair! Nicely done
Low Cost Walking Stick
Just pull the nib off with tweezers-
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