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#27274 - 07/08/03 04:20 AM Higher wattage Motion Detector
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I need to operate 2 double flood lamps (each with 2 150 watt halogen lamps) from a single motion detector. 600 watts total.
The one I have found (Heath/Zenith) is only good for 500 watts.
I will call my suppliers today, but in the meantime, any help?

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#27275 - 07/08/03 05:26 AM Re: Higher wattage Motion Detector
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Redsy,
Why not switch the lamps through a relay or 120V contactor?, using the output of the sensor as a trigger for the coil.
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#27276 - 07/08/03 05:39 AM Re: Higher wattage Motion Detector
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Thanks trumpy,
I actually thought about that, but it's a residential application and I want to keep it simple. Plus, the wiring is already installed, so installing a relay would be somewhat problematic.
I would probably opt to reduce wattage, if need be.

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#27277 - 07/08/03 05:54 AM Re: Higher wattage Motion Detector
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Assuming that you are after an outdoor sensor head, try Watt Stopper (408-988-5331. The EW series is good for 0-100 watt ballast or tungsten. There are many other choices out there also.

Shane

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#27278 - 07/08/03 05:57 AM Re: Higher wattage Motion Detector
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It must be my keyboard is getting old and no longer registering all my key strokes (it could not be the operator). I meant 0-1000 watts and here is the closing ) for the phone number.

Shane

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#27279 - 07/08/03 07:06 AM Re: Higher wattage Motion Detector
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The least expensive route may be to install two motion sensors and "split" the load. 85-watt PAR38 lamps in place of 150-watters may work too.

Or, something like http://www.nolico.com/saveenergy/23_watt_par_38_outdoor_flood.htm

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#27280 - 07/08/03 07:53 AM Re: Higher wattage Motion Detector
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RAB makes a motion sensor with a 1000 watt rating and it should be easy to get. http://www.rabweb.com/catalog/stealth.pdf

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#27281 - 07/09/03 03:49 AM Re: Higher wattage Motion Detector
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Got the "Stealth" A cool $50.00!
Thanks

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