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Inside a Photocontrol #182245 11/21/08 06:53 PM
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electure Offline OP
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Inside a Photocontrol

The internal workings of an Intermatic photocontrol.

Rating 1800 Watts Tungsten, 8.3 Amps Ballast at 120 Volts
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Re: Inside a Photocontrol [Re: electure] #182339 11/24/08 02:58 AM
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haha cool. I just replaced one of those exact models @ my shop.

~Matt


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Re: Inside a Photocontrol [Re: electure] #182381 11/25/08 02:03 AM
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That particular photocell gets replaced over and over, many times more than a quality one. It also has the added feature of taking on water because of the mis-aligned threads from the 2 piece construction if you can even thread it in, and they often don't shut off until 10AM.
Keep a few in the truck for your cheapest customers.

Re: Inside a Photocontrol [Re: bigpapa] #182398 11/25/08 12:01 PM
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I'm sorry to hear of your problems. I have used this particular model many times, with generally good results.

Indeed, it has performed better than most other makes it has replaced.

True, it is available in a heavier-duty model .... and the most common problems involve circuits that really ought to be on a contactor.

Re: Inside a Photocontrol [Re: renosteinke] #182402 11/25/08 01:26 PM
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electure Offline OP
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I "sacrificed" this one by opening it up with a hacksaw.

A heavier duty one would have been too hard to cut.

Re: Inside a Photocontrol [Re: bigpapa] #182417 11/25/08 11:23 PM
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Originally Posted by bigpapa
they often don't shut off until 10AM.


I almost always use a photocell / timer combination. Its an easy upsell.

~Matt


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