Cam won't trip

vman

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Ok Im stumped.  I have a RS pir and a reed relay.  I'm getting voltage accross the relay.  I have verified that the relay is closing when the sensor is tripped.  I can manualy trip the camera with a jumper.  For some reason when hooked up the the sensor The camera will not take a pic.  Is their anything else I have overlooked?

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davered1

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Has to be in your plug then. what type of plug are you using.

Wire camera direct to relay wires and see if it fires
 

MBullism

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vman-

What kind of connection do you have between the relay and the camera?  I've read all sorts of posts of peeps tearing their hair out over stereo plugs/jacks used for quick disconnects.  If your POSITIVE the relay is working with the PIR, and the cam is wired right, it has to be between the two I would think.  I'd look at the wiring/disconnects between the two...

M

edit:  LOL, davered beat me to it...  The help here never ends....

(Edited by MBullism at 12:50 pm on May 19, 2002)
 

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 if you used the plugs as per the picture,the male(jack) only has two places to solder to,the female(plug)has 3 places to solder to,but only 2 will work,you have to find witch 2 to solder your wires on,if that dont seem to be your problem bypass the plugs altogether and see if it works that way.
 

vman

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Passsthru,
You are the winner.  This was my fourth camera.  I have used the same jacks in all four, this is the first time I have had this problem.   Oh well live and learn.

Thanks everybody
 

mudroller

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I have been using RS in line couplers for phone jacks with good success, I use female/female coupler in the middle and put phone jack plugs on the ends of the wires. I use what ever wire ends up at the two outer most positions, whatever color they happen to be and solder those to my connections. It hasn't failed me yet and is relatively cheap. what i like is it is completely modular and I can switch cams or PIR's  back and forth to trouble shoot.

http://www.radioshack.com/product.asp?cata...%5Fid=279%2D459

http://www.radioshack.com/product.asp?cata...%5Fid=279%2D384

http://www.radioshack.com/product.asp?cata...%5Fid=279%2D388


 

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