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How to install and troubleshoot photo eye
|Check that photo eye
rating matches voltage and wattage of Load
Check that power line is not running under voltage
Check that wiring is correct using diagrams below
General troubleshoot-Troubleshoot photo eye manual/ pdf
Troubleshoot household electricity
How to wire photo eyes
120 Volt photcell wiringPhoto eye control requires Neutral wire to power the internal switch.
When exposed to light, the photo eye turns off internal switch, and cuts power between black hot wire and red wire to light.
When darkness is sensed by photo eye, the switch is turned on and power flows to light through red wire.
Neutral wire completes the circuit.
Read about 120Volt circuit
Intermatic photo controls/ on-line
Intermatic photo controls sell sheet with model numbers
Photo control sell sheet
Do not face photo eye toward direct sun, to avoid damage.
Face photo eye away from outdoor lights, to avoid blinking
Add photocell to outdoor lightsLeave switch turned ON
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120Volt photo control
208-240 Volt photocell wiring120Volt photo eye can control 240Volt load as long as Neutral wire is present.
Photo eye control requires Neutral wire to power the internal switch. (Or for non-code-compliant solution, connect white wire on photocell to bare ground wire)
240Volt circuit can be turned off by turning off power to either Hot1 or Hot2. This is called turning off 'one leg' in 240V circuit.
12-3 wire or 10-3 wire is needed to provide 2 hot legs and 1 neutral
Read about 240Volt circuit
Larger image of photocell wiring
More illustrationsPhotoeye wiring
Photo controls at Intermatic
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K4100 sell sheet all voltages
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High amp loads/ Motor, multiple bulbsHow to control motor or pump with photo eye
Ordinary Contactor turns pump turns ON at Night.
Use Dayton 5X847 relay to reverse, and turn plump ON in Day
Use illustrated wiring to control pumps or any large amp load that exceeds timer rating.
Example definite purpose contactors
Optional: Add 15 amp busman line fuse to black wire going to photo eye to protect device if amp load of motor exceeds photo eye maximum load rating. See illustration
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Reverse photo-eye so Load turns ON in daylightTo reverse operation of photo-eye
So Load comes on during daylight hours
photo eye connected to SPDT relay
Use Dayton 5X847 relay for loads up to 30 amp
Use Omron 120volt LY2-AC 8-pin relay for 10 amp.
Omron 30Amp DPDT
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Wire sizesSelect correct wire size
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