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cad cells #170016 10/24/07 06:13 AM
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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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Re: cad cells [Re: derater] #170022 10/24/07 09:48 AM
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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.

Re: cad cells [Re: JValdes] #170027 10/24/07 12:40 PM
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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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Re: cad cells [Re: resqcapt19] #170029 10/24/07 02:48 PM
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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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Re: cad cells [Re: gibbonsseabee80] #170033 10/24/07 05:37 PM
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Tork makes good photo cells they are the only ones I install


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Re: cad cells [Re: wire_twister] #170053 10/25/07 08:37 AM
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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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