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GMAN

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MS16A w.Mag Switch
« on: February 11, 2011, 08:28:36 PM »

http://forums.x10.com/index.php?topic=20677.0
http://www.laureanno.com/

Maybe old news now, but I've been mess'n with a MS16A and so far it's working. ;D

Open Door= ON command - Closed Door= OFF command
or Open Door trips ON command and Sensor just runs it's course. Off is sent
at what ever duration is programed. 1 min, 2 min, etc.
 

When I'm satisfied I'll post back with pics.

G.
 
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Re: MS16A w.Mag Switch
« Reply #1 on: February 15, 2011, 06:41:26 PM »

Not that exciting...?   :P

Oh' well, I thought that it could be useful to others. Those mod directions are for the other model sensor(s)
and when I first tried them on a 'MS16A'  nothing worked.
   
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Re: MS16A w.Mag Switch
« Reply #2 on: February 15, 2011, 06:55:32 PM »

I did this a while ago. Although it worked well, I found there was
Too long of a delay for what I was using it for. I ended up using a ds10a
Which responded faster. I have kept the modded motion sensor
For future use. I agree that it is a handy mod >!
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Re: MS16A w.Mag Switch
« Reply #3 on: February 15, 2011, 07:26:29 PM »

or Open Door trips ON command and Sensor just runs it's course. Off is sent
at what ever duration is programed. 1 min, 2 min, etc.
Why is that happening? Or how did you get it to happen? The motion timing function should not effect the light -dark sensor.
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Re: MS16A w.Mag Switch
« Reply #4 on: February 15, 2011, 09:15:48 PM »

You guy's are better at this than me.  I'm the newbie learning

I first found I had to cover the sensor when working/testing.

First try;
With D1 trace cut and a 10k Resister soldered to left half, I found if the other end of resister was closed to ground
the sensor activated and ran as normal.

Second;
I went with,  D1 trace cut, 10k to left half, 1M to that and then to ground. Switch soldered to 'junction point' of resisters and to 3v +
 To get this working I have to set the sensor to  'Only when it's Dark, and DOES turn Unit +1 on'
 
So the test lamp on work bench is set to G2 

Note: I found with the thin gauge wire I used, I had to separate molded together leads to the switch or it wouldn't work.

Here's my contraption.

Don't laugh to hard.  Kinda chunky   Didn't put alot of effort into the packaging   Just went with what the Shack had for now

Next road trip I'll hunt down a smaller scale project box. This is going in the Garage so...





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Re: MS16A w.Mag Switch
« Reply #5 on: February 16, 2011, 09:19:53 AM »

Pretty good setup for a "newbie"! :)
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Re: MS16A w.Mag Switch
« Reply #6 on: February 16, 2011, 09:26:54 AM »

You guy's are better at this than me.  I'm the newbie learning

Here's my contraption.

Don't laugh to hard.  Kinda chunky   

Keep this up and you will be promoted X10 guru soon. I think your "clunky" cotraption is great.
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Re: MS16A w.Mag Switch
« Reply #7 on: March 18, 2011, 01:46:13 PM »

Added pics...

Mounted, I'm using it to trigger a Macro that turns the overhead garage lights on only after dark.
That Shack Project Box came with two covers so I bent the Aluminum one and used it as a mounting bracket.

And for kicks, added a little Passive Antenna - just to throw the transmit frequency off. (I have sense replaced it
with a 9 1/6" inch one.)  Helps?

To extend troll334's concept (battery pack swap plug/port) I built an adapter so when 'Abby' (BVC) reminds me, I can easily check in on the batteries with multimeter. (this and my modded Motion Sensors).

Also: when I was mounting that to the garage door, I looked over and thought why couldn't one jump in on the door limit switch(s) and use it as a trigger for a PowerFlash Module? A/C receptacle is right there. mmmm



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