Daily Giz Wiz 794: Sensor Plug

Episode 794 of the podcast

Sensor Plug
Subject: Review of Sensor Plug
Released:Thursday 26 March 2009
Length:about 15 minutes
Download file:DGW-794.mp3 (6.7 MB)
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Short info

Make your power outlet motion sensitive with The Sensor Plug.

Detailed information

SensorPlug
Motion-Sensitive Light Switch

The SensorPlug works just like an AC adapter which you plug into an outlet, and to which you connect a lamp.  It has an infrared motion sensor that is triggered by motion, which turns your light on.  You can also connect another appliance instead of a lamp.  There is a switch at the top of the SensorPlug for selecting the "L" position (for a light), and the "O" position, for other appliances.  At the L position, the light will turn on only when the ambient light is low.  The light or appliance will stay on if motion is continuously detected.  Otherwise, it will turn off after 2 to 6 minutes (depending on your setting).

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