i have been using this sensor for most all of my cams now and really like it .
they are already rigged for the small 9 volt batteries and have a bit more range than the rs 49-425
easily modified but i find it best to use a timer
blacktail - i like the pir as well. I used to use the MS20 but wanted to try a PIR that was already rigged for 9V. I bought one under the GE name thinking it may be a new PIR but it turned out to be an exact copycat of the Lamson. Like Gun Docc said, it work well. I just ordered 4 of them - Just in case. You can buy them online then pick them up at the store without paying any shipping. Neat idea.
Gun Docc - Was curious as to how long you get out of a 9V batt with this pir. By calculations it should last about a 9 months of "ON" time by itself. Of course with a timer it won't be as long.
I was in Wal-Mart the other day and saw a GE PIR and it looked identical to the Lamson but I did not buy it because I thought it was different. They were fairly cheap also. Do you know the model#. Thanks
Gun Docc - Thanks, i figured you was getting a long time out of the batts. The pir itself draws only .06ma at idle - compare that to the MS20 at 1.6ma. WOW!
Suppose with 3 of them wired together you'll get a long time regardless of the timer.
Blacktail - I have no model number but the packaging and parts look EXACTLY like the Lamson,Dimango PIR. I could only find the GE in White. You get a sensor and one socket.
It's so energy efficient it would work well with JoeD's timer if the battery voltage was more compatable. I wonder (& bet) that the Lampson actually runs on 5volts, anybody look for a voltage regulator inside there? If it does run off 5v, could tap into it and run JoeD's timer.