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November 13, 2017 09:34

Connection of Motion Control Sensors

Hello, I want either of two Steinel Sensor IS1 500 W devices to turn on two 10 W LED floodlights at the same time. Do you know of any reason why the sensor-switched live outputs cannot be connected in parallel?  Many thanks. 

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November 14, 2017 08:32

Thank you.

November 13, 2017 11:23

I'm not an electrician but those sensors are designed to switch 500W each from a 230-240V supply so these would be fine if used in parallel to supply 2x 10W LED's

November 13, 2017 08:40

Hi Dave, sorry just want each sensor to switch on both LED lamps at the same time - so the output live feeds have to be connected in parallel. Would this be harmful to the sensors in any way? Appreciate your comments.

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November 13, 2017 08:28

Is this a sensor question rather than a motion question? I initially read this that you wanted to turn (rotate) the floodlights. I see that you are referencing simple IR sensors. SO, the lights in series driven from the sensors in Parallel should do exactly what you require. The power requirement of the sensors looks more than capable of driving a couple of 10W LED's. Now if you want the floodlights to rotate or point to the source of the triggered sensor that would be cool.

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