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Mini Sensor
Outdoor Motion Sensor
Installation Manual
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Contents:
Why RAB Sensors are BEST for You?
Smaller is better!
Mini Sensor uses state-of-the-art surface mount technology (SMT), just like cellular
phones and beepers. SMT gives you more reliability, greater RF immunity, and a
compact sensor that can fit neatly where others cannot.
Specifications:
Relay On/Off Model:
500 Watts Incandescent
100 Watts Fluorescent at 120 Volts
5 Amps, 450 Watts LED at 120 Volts with
0.8pF driver
5 Amps, 300 Watts LED at 120 Volts with
0.5pF driver
Built for Severe Conditions:
Double weatherproofing for long life.
Photoelectric Control:
Deactivates lights during daylight.
Fully adjustable for 24 hour operation or
custom applications.
Wider is better!
The wide 180º view detects movement along the entire side of a building with
only one compact sensor. It will detect people as they exit or enter. It takes several
conventional sensors to get the same coverage.
Vandal Resistant Lens:
Hard lens resists casual vandalism.
Voltage:
120 Volts AC
Case Construction:
Precision molded Lexan®
Power Consumption:
One watt
Color Matched Lens:
Dark lens with black units.
White lens with white units.
UL Listing:
Raintight Photoelectric Switch
Suitable for wet locations.
Surge Protection:
Withstands up to 3000 Volts
Time Adjustment:
5 seconds to 15 minutes
Manual Override:
Double flip wall switch logic prevents
activation by short power outages.
Resets to auto at dawn.
No extra wiring needed.
Quick Test Time:
5 second test time for fast installation.
Works day or night.
Detection Zone:
Full 180º by 30’
Molded is better!
No leaky gaskets or bug hotels with Mini Sensor. The hard lens is molded as part of the
case. It’s vandalproof, rainproof, bugproof and absolutely sealed.
LED Detection Indicator:
Glows red day and night for
“on-guard” deterrence.
“No Hands” Auto Testing:
Auto mode starts after 3 minutes of
testing. No adjustment needed.
RF Immunity:
Circuits fully shielded for maximum radio
frequency immunity.
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Caution
Assembly and Wiring
• All wiring MUST comply with local
1.Screw the threaded arm of the sensor
electrical codes and should be installed
by qualified electrician.
Basic Wiring Diagram
into the center hold of the mounting
plate. Sensors can be wall or ceiling
mounted.
• Read entire Installation Manual before
2.If mounting on the same cover plate
proceeding.
as floodlight(s), screw the threaded
arm(s) of each floodlight into the
mounting plate. Leave the locknuts
and arm screws loose untill ready to
aim. Always mount the sensor below
lights.
TURN OFF POWER BY REMOVING
POWER FUSE OR TURNING OFF CIRCUIT
BREAKER BEFORE INSTALLATION.
• Total lighting load must not exceed:
5 Amps, 500 Watts incandescent quartz
when sensor is used remotely (250 Watts
when floodlights are mounted to sensor)
or 100 Watt fluorescent at 120 Volts or 5
Amps, 450 Watts LED at 120 Volts with
0.8pF driver or 5 Amp, 300 Watts LED
at 120 Volts with 0.5pF driver. To switch
more wattage, an electrician can install
an additional relay.
3.Bring power leads and sensor leads
into box.
4.Attach ground wire(s) to outlet box
grounding screw.
5.Strip 1/2” of insulation from all leads.
Connect as shown in Wiring Diagram.
6.Twist on wire nuts. Secure with
• Line Carrier Remote Control Systems
such as X-10, Leviton or Radio Shack are
incompatible with sensors and cause
false activations.
electrical tape.
7.Align gasket to ensure proper seal.
Fasten mounting plate with sensor
with two screws provided. Use
silicone sealant around all openings, if
necessary.
• Do not install on circuits feeding motor
loads such as kitchen appliances, HVAC
equipment, washer/ dryer or garage door
openers.
8.Screw in light bulbs. Turn on power.
9.Conduct Walk Test to adjust sensor
• Sensor functions best when movement is
across its detection pattern, not towards
the sensor.
response.
Less Sensitive
More Sensitive
• Mount 6’-10’ high for optimum range and
direction.
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Wiring Diagrams
How Does RAB’s Mini Sensor Work?
To override sensor with a manual switch
The Mini Sensor infrared sensor “sees”
small temperature changes caused by
the motion of people or cars within
its detection zone and turns on lights
automatically. It welcomes visitors and
may deter intruders.
How are the Time, Sensitivity and
Photocell adjusted?
TimeControl: Sets the time that lights
will remain on after the Detection Zone
is vacated from approximately 5 seconds
to 15 minutes. Use the adjustment tool
provided to turn clockwise to increase
the time.
Factory Setting: 5-8 minutes.
How long do the lights stay on?
Lights remain on as long as there is
movement within the Detection Zone.
Once the zone is vacated, lights can be
adjusted to remain on approximately 5
seconds up to 15 minutes.
To switch more than rated load
Photocell Control: For night only
operation, use the tool provided or a
small screwdriver to turn the Photocell
Control all the way counter-clockwise
(to the moon symbol). For operation in
low level lights, turn the knob all the way
clockwise (to the sun symbol). Adjust
counterclockwise to have the sensor
come on later at dusk, clockwise to have
it come on earlier. Turning photocell
control will show when the sensor
“thinks” the current ambient light level =
night, because the lights will turn on.
Factory setting : Night Only
Will the sensor detect animals?
Mini Sensor may detect large animals.
Having animals trigger the sensor can
give property a “lived-in” look. You can
limit animal detection by placing opaque
weatherproof tape on the lower part of
the lens or using the bottom mask on the
Lens Mask Kit provided.
Sensitivity: Increases or decreases the
responsiveness and range of the sensor.
Multiple sensors:
Wiring more than one sensor together is
recommended only for the experienced
installer because it becomes difficult to
troubleshoot. Single sensors that control
their own lights pinpoint movement
more accurately and operate better.
Power Quality:
Sensors should not be installed on a
circuit that also feeds motor loads such
as HVAC equipment, kitchen appliances,
or garage door openers. If voltage varies
significantly from 120 volts, sensors may
malfunction.
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Control Panel:
Turn controls gently using adjustment
tool provided. Do not force past stops.
Masking
the lens
Sensitivity
Time Control
What does Manual Override do?
Keep lights on by flipping the wall switch
two times within 5 seconds. Sensor resets
to auto mode at dawn. No extra wiring
needed.
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Photocell
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Picking A Location
Aiming and Walk Testing
Location Considerations:
Detection Pattern:
Test Period:
• Choose a location from which the
sensor can “see” all the paths of
movement that will be illuminated by
its lights.
• The sensor has a “Double Look Down”
Lens with one “Look Out” zone and
two “Look Down” zones, for excellent
detection both at long and close range.
The sensor has a 3 minute Test Period
which allows it to be aimed and walk
tested day or night.
• Mini Sensor may be wall or ceiling
mounted.
• Detection extends out a maximum of
• Sensor functions best when the
direction of expected movement
is across its detection pattern, not
towards the sensor.
• To reduce the Detection Pattern length,
aim the sensor down
30 feet and is 180º wide.
• To reduce Detection Pattern width,
mask the sides of the lens with the
Lens Mask Kit provided or opaque
weatherproof tape.
• If wall mounting, locate 6-10’ high for
optimum range and detection. Lower
mounting height will reduce range.
Sensor must be below and as far as
possible away from lights. If ceiling
mounted be sure there are no lights
below sensor.
• If sensor is mounted by a doorway at
the top of stairs, be aware that the
elevated mounting height may extend
the sensors range.
• As distance from the sensor increases,
it will take more movement to be
detected. For instance, at 10 feet, a half
step will be enough, while at 30 feet,
several steps will be necessary.
3. To reduce range, use the lens masks
provided or tilt sensor down.Repeat
steps #2 and #3 until you are satisfied
with the coverage.
4. The Time Control is factory set
between 5-8 minutes. This period
starts after the movement in the
Detection Zone ceases. If less time
is desired, turn the time control
counterclockwise. For more time, turn
the control clockwise.
• For the first 30 seconds, the lights will
be turned on. During this time, test
that all fixtures and lamps function
properly.
• For the next 3 minutes, the sensor will
keep lights on for 5 seconds each time
it detects movement in its Detection
Zone. The sensor will change to
Automatic Mode after the 3 minute
Test Period.
5. The sensor is factory set for night only
operation. To obtain full operation
24 hours per day, turn the Photocell
Control fully clockwise to the sun
symbol. Intermediate settings will
allow the sensor to operate earlier or
later at dusk.
• If another 3 minute Test Period is
desired, turn the power off for at least
10 seconds and back on again.
6. Your sensor is ready for operation. See
the Technical Tips pages if additional
help is needed.
Walk Test:
The purpose of the Walk Test is to check
and adjust the coverage pattern.
Control Panel:
Turn controls gently using the
adjustment tool provided. Do not force
past stops.
1. Aim the sensor approximately to cover
the area you desire.
2. Start outside the Detection Zone and
walk across the zone until the lights
go on. As distance from the sensor
increases, it will take more movement
to be detected. For instance, at 10 feet,
a half step will be enough, while at 30
feet, several steps will be necessary.
60’
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Top View 30’
Photocell
Turn to moon
symbol for night
only
8’
Turn to sun
symbol for 24
hour operation
(lights turn on
night and day)
30’
Side View
Double Look Down Lens
Start
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Finish
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Technical Tips:
Lights Do Not Turn Off
1. Make sure sensor is not aimed at
something that would move or
change temperature such as waving
branches, water, air conditioners,
windows or heating vents - even on
neighboring property. You can test
for infrared sources in the area by
placing a box or bag over the sensor.
Put sensor into Test Mode. After the
initial 30 seconds of the lights being
on, lights should stay off. Wave your
hand inside the bag in front of sensor.
Lights should go on and then time
out. If sensor operates properly when
covered, check items 2-6.
Technical Tips:
Range appears limited
Problem: Passing cars activate sensor.
1. Check that the sensor is level from
side to side and pointed at the area
you desire. If unit is tilted, part of the
Detection Zone may be high in the air
over people’s heads.
Solution: A 20’ safety zone between
the sensor and road is recommended
to avoid activation from passing cars.
You may tilt sensor to not aim in the
direction of the street or mask top of
sensor lens to reduce range (Pg. 8)
Less sensitive
Solution: Position sensor exactly level
from side to side.
More sensitive
Problem: Sensor is triggered by
unwanted movement or heat source.
2. Check that the sensor is not mounted
too high. If mounted above 20 feet,
much of the usable range will be lost.
Branches
blowing may
activate
sensor
Solution: Tilt sensor (Pg.8) or mask
lens in the direction of the source.
Move sensor or source.
2. Make sure sensor is mounted firmly
and does not move even slightly
when touched. If it moves, tighten all
screws.
4. Check that movement is not directly
towards sensor. Sensor will see
movement across its pattern more
quickly. To fix, move the sensor.
5. Check that movement far away and
directly towards sensor is not entirely
within one Detection Pattern finger.
Problem: Sensor will not detect until
movement crosses from one finger
into a second finger.
No detection until here
20’
6. Make sure heat from lights is not
triggering sensor. Make sure the
sensor is below and as far as possible
away from lights.
Solution:
Mounting at 5’ to 8’ allows maximum
range.
Solution: “Micro Adjust” sensor
by tilting sensor 1/16”. This small
adjustment may move the zones to
allow earlier detection.
3. Make sure that Mini Sensor is not
mounted on an unstable object such
as a tree or a pole that will move in
the wind.
4. Was sensor wired hot? If so, circuitry
may have been damaged.
3. If sensor is painted, make sure there is
no paint on the lens and that the lens
paint mask is removed.
5. Make sure sensor is not aimed within
30 feet of a road.
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Technical Tips:
Lights Do Not Turn On
Lights Turn Off
Too Quickly
Technical Tips:
Lights Turn On and Off Incorrectly
1. Check that lamps and fixtures work.
Compare wiring to the Wiring
Diagram in this manual. Check that
the power is on.
1. Check if sensor is being “tricked” by
reflected light. If lights shine or reflect
into the photocell, (located behind the
lens), the unit will go on briefly and
turn off thinking it is daytime.
1. Make sure the sensor is installed
on its own dedicated circuit free of
motor loads such as HVAC equipment,
kitchen appliances or garage door
openers.
2. If installing during daylight, remember
that the sensor will provide a 3 minute
Test Period after power is turned on.
After 3 minutes, the sensor will switch
to Automatic Mode and will not
work during daylight if the Photocell
Control is turned to or near the night
only position (fully counter clockwise
to the moon symbol).
Problem: Lights reflect into photocell
or lights shine directly into photocell.
2. It is not recommended to wire sensors
in parallel. More than one sensor
wired together makes them difficult
to troubleshoot. Disconnect multiple
sensors and test separately.
Solution: Aim sensor away from lights
and reflective objects or mask the
lens in the direction of the light or
reflection.
3. Keep all people completely out of the
detection pattern to make sure the
sensor is not detecting them.
If you require another 3 minute Test
Period, turn the power off for at least
10 seconds and back on again.
If you require the sensor to operate
both in low level light and at night,
turn the Photocell Control knob
clockwise to the sun symbol.
Solution: Adjust Photocell Control
slightly clockwise, toward the sun
symbol. This allows the sensor to
function in brighter ambient light
conditions. Alternatively, move the
lights or mask the lens in the direction
of the lights or reflections. If the
problem persists, it may be necessary
to increase the lenth of the sun shield
over the sensor using weatherproof
tabe or some other material.
3. Check that lights from other sources,
such as adjacent porch lights, garden
lights, streetlights or lights from inside
the house are not in the sensor’s view.
See #1 under “Lights Turn Off Too
Quickly”.
4. Was sensor wired hot? If so, circuitry
may have been damaged.
5. If sensor is painted, make sure there is
no paint on the lens and that the lens
paint mask is removed.
5.Make sure lights are not visible from or
reflecting back into sensor. Check for
white or reflective surfaces close to the
sensor.
2. Check if “R” lamps, “A” lamps or selfballasted PL lamps are being used in
a non-enclosed lampholder that can
be “seen” by the sensor. If so, switch
to reflector PAR floodlight lamps or
Quartz floods so the sensor is not
affected by stray light. If using PAR
floodlights, consider using lower
wattage, energy saving lamps.
Self ballasted compact fluorescent
lamps may cause the sensor to cycle
on and off.
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4. Make sure sensor is located below and
as far as possible from its lights. Heat
from the lights may trigger the sensor.
6. Heavy rain, snow or high winds may
activate the sensor occasionally.
Solution: Reduce sensitivity control
settings, mount in a more protected
area and/or mask the lens if this is a
constant problem.
Solution: Move sensor below and
away from the lights.
7. Make sure sensor is not aimed within
30’ of a road or sidewalk. Passing cars
will activate sensor.
Solution: Mask the top of the lens to
reduce Detection Pattern Length.
8. Self ballasted PL lamps may cause
cycling (on-off ).
9. Check solutions 1, 2, 3, 5 & 6 under
“Lights Do Not Turn Off” (Pg. 10).
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Technical Tips:
Lights Turn On For Unknown
Reasons
RAB Sensor Warranty
RAB Lighting
Product Warranties
1. Lights may turn on occasionally during
rain, snow and windstorms because
the sensor is detecting changes in
temperature. If this is a constant
problem, mount the sensor in a more
protected area.
The RAB Mini Sensor will be free from defects
in materials and workmanship for a period of
five (5) years from the date of delivery to the
end-user.
The following warranties apply to RAB Lighting, Inc. (“RAB”)
products that meet all of the following conditions: (a) the
product was purchased by the contractor or end-user
from an authorized RAB distributor who purchased the
product directly from RAB and from no other source; (b) if
the product has been installed, the entire installation was
performed by a licensed electrician or under the supervision
of a licensed electrician and the product was in its original,
unopened and new condition at the time of installation.
RAB LIGHTING DISCLAIMS ALL REPRESENTATIONS AND
WARRANTIES WITH RESPECT TO ALL OTHER PRODUCTS,
INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION PRODUCTS THAT HAVE
BEEN PURCHASED FROM ANY PERSON OR ENTITY OTHER
THAN AN AUTHORIZED RAB DISTRIBUTOR, OR INSTALLED
BY ANY PERSON OR ENTITY OTHER THAN A LICENSED
ELECTRICIAN OR UNDER THE SUPERVISION OF A LICENSED
ELECTRICIAN, AND ALL PRODUCTS THAT ARE USED OR
ARE OTHERWISE NOT IN THEIR ORIGINAL RAB LIGHTING
PACKAGING AT THE TIME OF INSTALLATION.
2. Tilt the sensor lower - it may be seeing
distant objects moving.
3. You may not be aware that animals
have triggered sensor. Check sensor
aiming to reduce nuisance triggering
or mask the lower part of the lens with
opaque weatherproof tape.
Masking the lens
4. The sensor may turn on occasionally
during voltage surges.
5. A possible source of “mysterious”
sensor activations are strong local
radio signals. Check for nearby
CB, Ham, VHF radio transmitters
or Cellular telephones. The sensor
may be activated, but will not be
permanently impaired by these
signals.
6. Check other solutions mentioned
under on pages 12 &13.
Sensors must be installed by a properly
insured and licensed electrician or under
the supervision of a licensed electrician
and the product must be in its original,
unopened and new condition at the time
of installation. The information provided in
the RAB Sensor Owner’s Manual is critical
in determining the location, conditions,
intended use and other requirements with
respect to the use and installation of a
sensor product. Using a sensor product in
any manner other than as disclosed in the
RAB Owner’s Manual automatically voids
the warranty.
Exceptions. The above warranties shall not
apply and RAB makes no representations or
warranties with respect to:
a. problems caused by acts of God including
without limitation lightning strikes; and
b. problems caused by any improper action or
failure to act by any person or entity other RAB,
including without limitation problems caused
by improper installation by the buyer, an
authorized RAB distributor, or any other person
or entity; and
c. using or installing a sensor product in any
manner other than as disclosed in the RAB
Owner’s Manual.
d. use with Instant Start ballasts; use with
Instant Start ballasts will void the RAB warranty.
Out of warranty sensors replacement program.
If your sensor is out of warranty or if damage
is unrelated to its original manufacture, return
your sensor (freight prepaid and insured)
directly to us (at RAB Lighting Inc. 170 Ludlow
Ave. Northvale, NJ 07647) with a check for
$20.00 made payable to RAB Lighting Inc. We
will repair or replace your sensor promptly.
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Remedy. RAB’s obligations for breach of warranty shall be
limited to repair or replacement, at RAB’s option, of any
products or parts which prove to be defective, provided that
buyer gives RAB written notice and returns the defective
product to RAB in accordance with RAB’s return material
authorization (RMA) policies, and RAB confirms the defect.
Buyer is responsible for all costs to de-install defective
products and re-install replacement or repaired products
and RAB shall not be liable for labor or other costs related to
de-installation or re-installation.
York and buyer agrees that such courts are a convenient
forum for adjudication. In the event that suit is necessary
to recover amounts owed RAB, buyer shall be liable for
reasonable attorney’s fees, interest and costs of collection.
No agreement or understanding varying the terms and
conditions hereof shall be binding upon RAB or buyer unless
in writing and signed by duly authorized representatives of
both parties. These product warranty terms shall inure to
the benefit of and be binding upon the parties hereto and
their respective successors and assigns.
Toll Free Technical Assistance
If you need technical assistance, please
do the following:
1. Re-read the Technical Tips sections of
this manual.
2. Call the Tech Help Line at 888 RAB1000, 8AM to 6PM Eastern Time M-F
and we will be glad to help you.
Before you call, please have the
following information handy:
DISCLAIMER. THE FOREGOING WARRANTIES ARE
IN LIEU OF, AND RAB EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS, ALL
OTHER REPRESENTATIONS, GUARANTEES AND
WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED IN FACT OR BY LAW,
INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION ALL WARRANTIES
OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR
PURPOSE OR OTHERWISE. THE FOREGOING WARRANTIES
STATE RAB’S ENTIRE AND EXCLUSIVE LIABILITY, AND BUYER’S
SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY, IN CONNECTION WITH THE
PRODUCTS AND ALL PARTS, THEIR DESIGN, SUITABILITY FOR
USE, INSTALLATION AND OPERATION.
a) Catalog number of your unit;
LIMITATION OF LIABILITY. RAB shall not be liable under
any theory of relief, including without limitation breach of
warranty, breach of contract, tort (including negligence),
strict liability, or otherwise, arising out of or related to any
breach of warranty, any RAB products and the use thereof,
or any other acts or omissions of RAB for: (i) any indirect,
incidental, special or consequential damages, whatsoever
(including without limitation, loss of anticipated value of
a business or its reputation) or (ii) any damage or loss in
excess of the price actually paid by buyer to the authorized
RAB distributor for the products that caused the damages.
Any action by buyer must be commenced within one year
after the cause of action has accrued.
d) Serial Number (4 digits) on the back
of the sensor.
Miscellaneous. These product warranty terms shall be
governed by the laws of the State of New York. Buyer
consents to the personal jurisdiction and venue of the
courts of the State of New York. Any legal or equitable
claim of any nature arising hereunder shall be filed and
maintained in the state or federal courts in the State of New
b) Wattage, types and locations of
lights connected to the sensor;
c) The electrical circuit on which the
sensor is installed. What else does
it feed? How is the sensor power
switched?
e) This installation Manual
RAB Lighting cannot give electrical
wiring instructions by phone. Please
consult a qualified electrician
Note: These instructions do not cover
all details or variations in equipment
nor do they provide for every possible
situation during installation operation or
maintenance.
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