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Sensor Plug repair update

testing out the Sensor Plug


I tried giving the Sensor Plug a sharp blow to the the side of the case by slamming it into a table top like Zimmy suggested in a comment last week.

That brute force cure worked at bringing life back to this product. Now the Sensor Plug will eventually turn whatever is plugged in off, and then turn it back on when movement is detected. I'm just not sure yet what the interval length is.

Not sure if that proves it must have a mechanical relay or maybe the adjustment potentiometer was damaged and the jolt brought it back to a proper state of providing variable resistance.



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If you hear a clicking sound when it is switching on or off, it is a mechanical relay.
Comment by Roland_Smith Wed Aug 1 19:03:47 2012

Yes...it clicks.

Turns out it just needed a good smack.

Comment by mark Thu Aug 2 16:10:47 2012





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