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Photo Beam sensor - connect to Elk J16 output.
Posted 30 May 2012 - 05:33 AM
(note that the photobeam above will work with 12V-240V)
**I have a small dog in the garage, he likely goes to the attached house door to "call" us when he needs to use the restroom at night, so I plan to have the beam sensor across the door when he is near, and the ELK will text me for notification.
1) will the above photobeam sensor work? OR is it a better idea for me to use a PIR motion detector instead?
2) How will I wire it to the ELK M1 board? OR an M1XOR should I buy one in the future?
Problem with a PIR motion is, I currently only have two strand wire to the location, and not the necessary 4 wire needed for PIR
Posted 30 May 2012 - 05:45 AM
Posted 30 May 2012 - 05:47 AM
So Im supposed to wire it to an INPUT ZONE on the elk.
For the power, will it work if I power it with a standard 12v wall wart?
I only have access to 2 wires at the garage for now...so 12V wall wart into an ac outlet, then 2 wires as NORMALLY OPEN back to the ELK panel?
Posted 30 May 2012 - 06:23 AM
12-240 VDC or 24-240 VAC
N.O./N.C./Common Relay Output
I would just use the NC and C connections back to the Elk so it looks like any typical door or window sensor. Make sure to disable the EOL setting if you are not using one.
Edited by BraveSirRobbin, 30 May 2012 - 06:23 AM.
Posted 30 May 2012 - 08:00 AM
Doubtful you will find any beam detectors that are not 4-wire, just like motion detectors. They need power to run the beam and there is no power when the input is open.
Edited by wuench, 30 May 2012 - 08:05 AM.
Posted 30 May 2012 - 08:10 AM
Then simply run two wires to the NC outputs to the M1?
Posted 30 May 2012 - 08:16 AM
Posted 30 May 2012 - 08:17 AM
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