Motion sensor switch

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Old 06-10-18, 08:57 AM
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Motion sensor switch

I ran into a snag trying to install what I thought was a simple motion sensor switch in my garage, (replacing an existing toggle on-off switch.

On the back of the motion switch are 3 wires, green , black, and red. The instructions tell me to put the Green to the white wire (Neutral), the black to the black wire (hot) in the box.
Then it says put the red wire to the hot end of your light (load). I'm confused with the red wire, there are only 2 wires coming out of the box that used to be connected to the simple on-off toggle switch.


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Old 06-10-18, 02:15 PM
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What is the make and model of that switch ?
It is completely against the NEC (code) to connect green to a white wire.

A three wire sensor requires a neutral in the box..... period.
 
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Sensky Ip20.....
 
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Old 06-10-18, 03:20 PM
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The IP20 is a rating. See if there is a model number.
Sk031, SK033
 
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io20cerohs or BSO33C?......
 
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Sensky BS033C Motion Sensor Light Switch, Occupancy Sensor Switch (Neutral Wire Required)

Pretty self explanatory. White/neutral wire is required.
In your switch loop setup there is no neutral.
 
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I figured it out, it was easy once I understood it. Thanks for the help
 
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