CHEAP! Regent Sensors and Lenses

Jaggermax

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I came across the following pages at  American Science and Suplus.  Some of you may be interested in the PIR sensor and the Fresnel lenses.

http://www.sciplus.com

Do a search for "Motion" and it will pull the page up with the Regent sensor.  


Also check out some of the cases.  The first one looks like it may work.  Looks a lot like the Pelican cases.  

http://www.sciplus.com/category.cfm?subsec...amp;category=83

(Edited by Jaggermax at 1:07 am on Sep. 15, 2001)


(Edited by Jaggermax at 9:43 pm on Sep. 15, 2001)
 

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Jaggermax,

I emailed the site's tech support to see if this is the MS20.  I think it's the MS35 that is also 110 degrees.  Hopefully this is a new source of MS20's for us.  I'll post later when they respond.  

By the way, that's a pretty cool surplus site.  I think I'll keep dropping by there to see what they have from time to time.  Thanks for sharing it with us.
 

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Apparently these are not MS20's.  Just wanted to let everyone know.
 

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I bought 1 of these to see what the deal was. It came on Monday and the sensor is a Regent MS401. It has a sensitivity adjustment and a "test", 4min, 12min setting. I tore into it and swapped the relay with the 9v relay we've been buying at Radio Shack. Basically the same mods as on the MS20 just in slightly different places. It works fine but the Power drain at idle (2.55 ma) was a bit high. I'd stick with the RS, GE/Dimango/Lamson, MS20. It'd be nice to find out what is hogging the juice though. This PIR has 3 of those little black transistors compared to the MS20 which has 2. I think these things can hog the power but I'm really outta my league here.
 
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