Test or Auto???

dalliwacker

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I know Jesse's page says to keep the sensor in test mode, but it just seems like an awful lot of clicking.  I am concerned if all of the clicking is going to make them bears a bit on the edge as their hearing is very good.  Does the sensor drain the battery more if it is in Auto mode?  What are the disadvantages of the Auto mode?
 



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1st, here is the difference betw Auto and Test modes:

In Test mode, when motion is sensed, it turns on the Flood light for 4 seconds

in Auto mode,  when motion is sensedand "if it's dark", the light comes on and "STAYS" on as long as there is movement.  If you remove the Light Sensor from the MS20, then the flood light would come on anytime of day.  Once the Movement is gone, the light goes out after 1 to 1.5 min's.

If you are not using a timer but the MS20 is hooked up directly to the camera, it would hold the camera button down (electronically) for 1 min or so.....this sounds good at first, a built in time delay, but some people reported the PF will "Shut Down" if the button is held in for 2 mins or so.  If an animal remained in front of the MS20, then it feasably could keep the button pressed over that shutdown time and the cam would have to be reset by turning it off then back on....not good

But

you could build a 2 sec timer to only hold the cam button down for 2 sec's when motion is triggered.  Then, on TEST the cam would take a pix every time it sensed movement and on AUTO, it would only take one pix of that coon instead of a whole roll but never hold the cam button down for over 2 seconds!!!

Tinhorn


(Edited by Tinhorn at 9:54 am on May 21, 2001)
 


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