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#170016 - 10/24/07 04:13 AM cad cells
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The new dusk/dawn eye on a post light seems to have crapped out in 3 weeks.
Does anyone make a high end / warranted unit that lasts ?
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#170022 - 10/24/07 07:48 AM Re: cad cells [Re: derater]
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Buy one rated for the highest amps possible. It's unusual to me as I have had very few photocell issues in the 30 + years in this business.
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#170027 - 10/24/07 10:40 AM Re: cad cells [Re: JValdes]
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Was the "eye" pointed north? If it is pointed where the sun can shine directly on it, it won't last long.
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#170029 - 10/24/07 12:48 PM Re: cad cells [Re: resqcapt19]
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Loc: Chesapeake, VA
I am really happy with intermatic products. I personally think they make some durable products. Check out the hardwired photo eyes on the site. Its worth a look. Good Luck, Brian

http://www.intermatic.com/Default.asp?action=subcat&sid=387&cid=119&did=45
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#170033 - 10/24/07 03:37 PM Re: cad cells [Re: gibbonsseabee80]
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Loc: Georgia USA
Tork makes good photo cells they are the only ones I install
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#170053 - 10/25/07 06:37 AM Re: cad cells [Re: wire_twister]
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Registered: 10/01/02
Posts: 481
Loc: Huntington Beach, CA, USA
I think most Intermatics are warrantied for 5 years.

I deal with photocontrol all the time, and on a rare occasion you will just get a bad cell. Make sure you're using the proper unit rated for the load and also the TYPE of fixture (ballasted or unballasted)you are operating.

Good Luck!
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