Author Topic: PIR Plug?  (Read 413 times)

CAMRAMan

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PIR Plug?
« on: October 25, 2019, 05:47:55 pm »
I'm putting up some LED curtain lights in my hallway. Ideally I'd like them to come on whenever someone is in the hallway. A quick search didn't find anything suitable, so any ideas from where I can get a PIR plug from?
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Kim

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Re: PIR Plug?
« Reply #1 on: October 25, 2019, 05:50:22 pm »
Get a PIR intended for security lights and wire a socket onto it?
Careful, Kim. Your sarcasm's showing...

jiberjaber

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Re: PIR Plug?
« Reply #2 on: October 25, 2019, 06:09:14 pm »
Regards,

Joergen

CAMRAMan

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Re: PIR Plug?
« Reply #3 on: October 25, 2019, 07:43:48 pm »
Not with a UK plug, as far as I can see...
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Re: PIR Plug?
« Reply #4 on: October 25, 2019, 09:00:46 pm »
Wiring the PIR into the DC side of the LED power supply might be easiest. There are plenty of modules that will take a 12V input (or usually a much wider range) and switch it.

If you buy LED tape with a USB plug you could do also use something like this:
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/5-24V-USB-Wide-Voltage-Adjustable-PIR-Infrared-Motion-Human-body-Sensor-Switch-/372145334696

jiberjaber

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Re: PIR Plug?
« Reply #5 on: October 25, 2019, 09:13:08 pm »
Not with a UK plug, as far as I can see...
Just a different form factor, same voltage, use an adaptor ? I'd have no problems with using it.
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Joergen

jiberjaber

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Re: PIR Plug?
« Reply #6 on: October 25, 2019, 09:16:56 pm »
Not with a UK plug, as far as I can see...
Just a different form factor, same voltage, use an adaptor ? I'd have no problems with using it.
Regards,

Joergen

CAMRAMan

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Re: PIR Plug?
« Reply #7 on: October 26, 2019, 11:52:54 am »
Yebbut it would need two adapters. I'm surprised there isn't a UK one available.
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Re: PIR Plug?
« Reply #8 on: October 26, 2019, 02:42:10 pm »

jiberjaber

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Re: PIR Plug?
« Reply #9 on: October 26, 2019, 02:48:37 pm »
Yebbut it would need two adapters. I'm surprised there isn't a UK one available.

There is, just not as a single unit. so either way you are increasing the component count...

https://www.redlinesecurity.co.uk/pir-motion-activated-socket-kit/

I would support Kim and Grams suggestion, a battery powered PIR unit wired in to the DC voltage side of the LEDs seems like the least component count so far.

If you still want to switch mains voltage, an option (hardwired in) is this:
https://www.amazon.co.uk/SEBSON-Outdoor-Infrared-suitable-swivelling/dp/B0789FJBPX/ref=pd_sbs_60_12?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=B0789FJBPX&pd_rd_r=6f84444e-9bcb-4d89-b963-18feef011c2b&pd_rd_w=1HGpP&pd_rd_wg=ldHGp&pf_rd_p=cc188cba-1892-42b3-956f-6c67d0ab7a00&pf_rd_r=KQPZP08W5VHST95AK94F&psc=1&refRID=KQPZP08W5VHST95AK94F

Alternatively on the DC side of things, there's this which seems less obtrusive...
https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B01CG8D46A/ref=sspa_dk_detail_5?psc=1&spLa=ZW5jcnlwdGVkUXVhbGlmaWVyPUExRURCQUUyWDU3Wk1UJmVuY3J5cHRlZElkPUEwMDYxMTk1M1NGU1pPSzYyVUhCOSZlbmNyeXB0ZWRBZElkPUEwOTkxNzY5SkFaVjEzT0RNN0tMJndpZGdldE5hbWU9c3BfZGV0YWlsMiZhY3Rpb249Y2xpY2tSZWRpcmVjdCZkb05vdExvZ0NsaWNrPXRydWU=

Not knowing any further details of the load and location of wiring thats about the best I can come up for you for a starter for ten :)  :thumbsup:
Regards,

Joergen

CAMRAMan

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Re: PIR Plug?
« Reply #10 on: October 27, 2019, 11:50:38 am »
Thanks for the ideas. For about £17 I've found a PIR sensor that wirelessly operates a remote plug-in socket. It'll do, I spose. My sparky-fu isn't going to stretch to fettling wiring, I'm afraid.
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