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OK folks....many of you have asked me for a how-to on my MOTION SENSOR / POWER STRIP hack...so here it is...
PLEASE LET IT BE KNOWN THAT I KNOW VERY LITTLE ABOUT ELECTRICITY....about enough to really get myself in trouble, I'm not even that sure why this thing works so well. So please be very careful and ask a real electrician to help you. I don't want anyone to fry the pizz out of themselves or the tots that show up at your haunts. PLEASE BE CAREFUL ! ! !




Got all of this at Home Depot. Cost about $35.



I like to use this type of power strip because it's metal and easy to take apart and put back together. Also has surge protection, an on/off switch, and power on light
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I am not going to give you a blow by blow verbal description of this wiring, but I will tell you that all the wiring set-up is in the directions that came with the motion sensor.
The bottom line is that you are going to splice in a new type of switch (which is the motion sensor) into the on/off power strip switch. In the end both switches will work.





Make room for the sensor by taking out the last receptacle



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I use 3M reflective decal material to seal the front and back of the holes after I take out the receptacle. I know most people do not have the material so you will just have to figure that out on your own. (Maybe stop by a sign shop and ask nicely for a few scraps of vinyl decal material)




I needed this large washer to hold the sensor securely on the strip
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Find the wires that go through the switch and cut them open to splice in the new switch (which is the motion detector)
all the wiring set-ups are in the directions that came with the motion sensor.




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This is the setting that I use on all my power strips...The "test" mode turns the strip on for 7 seconds.

After you make all your splices, set the sensor and test the strip. (you can see the both power on lights)


I now have 6 of these plus another type that uses 2 wireless sensors to turn on a power strip.
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Incredible how to! Simple, concise and lots of photos to help! My hats off to you, and your fabulous technique.
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So the motion sensor triggers whatever is plugged into the strip?
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Hey thanks Sickie!! ...You still going to make one?

Haunted Bayou...yes the sensor will turn the power on and off anything that is plugged into the strip...up to 500 watts
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yes I am. And maybe more. I'm going to use the cheap plastic ones methinks.
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