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A passive infrared sensor (PIR sensor) is an electronic sensor that measures infrared (IR) light radiating from objects in its field of view. They are most often used in PIR-based motion detectors.

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PIR sensor (HC-SR501) with n-Mosfet transistor not switching off

I have none to less electronics background, with limited knowledge whatsoever. I've used some schematics from the internet https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ugDPdgGekNo to put in place the below setup : ...
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How to stop electric fluctuation while using PIR sensor

I used a triac to control the AC current to my led bulb 💡 but once the bulb is in on state, it's flickering. I made a bridge rectifier and using transistor connected to triac, the input is given ...
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Is it possible to use a PIR detector to switch something on and keep it on without a microprocessor?

When a PIR detector switches something on e.g. a 12V light, I know I could use a microprocessor to keep it on or do anything that I choose to programme. If I didn't want to use a microprocessor, how ...
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Connect 240v PIR motion detector to Raspberry Pi

I want to connect a 240V PIR motion detector directly to my Raspberry Pi 3. Inside its plastic case I found 2 PCBs. One is the power supply board which has a 24VDC relay, a S9013 NPN transistor, ...
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How to trigger a Low-level relay with PIR sensor? [duplicate]

I have a SRD-12VDC-SL-C relay with this configuration: https://www.iotwebplanet.com/product/relay-module/ And I want to trigger it with PIR Motion Sensor Detector Module HC-SR501 https://robu.in/...
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Triggering 12v Relay with HC-SR501 PIR sensor

I have a SRD-12VDC-SL-C relay with this configuration: https://robu.in/product/1-roadchannel-relay-module-light-coupling-12v/ And I want to trigger it with PIR Motion Sensor Detector Module HC-SR501 ...
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Which N channel mofoset should i use for PIR sensor to turn on LED strip 12v 6A

As i am not a graduate of electronics i have no idea about the transistor that i need to use. Can anyone suggest which N channel MOFOSET should I use to turn on my 12V 6A LED strip. The output given ...
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PIR sensor led strip with N channel mosftet

I have a PIR sensor (HC-SR501) and I want it to turn an led strip(12V 0.8A) on when the sensor detects motion and off when there's no motion. I checked a previous thread which is similar in that ...
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Supply current of Nanopower OpAmp

I'm using MCP6044 Quad OpAmp (Datasheet) for battery powered PIR sensor, it works fine but draws too much current. When I plug it to 3V source (VDD: 3V, VSS: GND) with no load it draws around 550uA, ...
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Is one of my multimeters wrong?

I have a Panasonic PIR sensor (EKMC1603111) and am measuring the voltage between the output pin and ground pin. On the green multimeter I read 0v when there is no motion and 3.3v when there is motion ...
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Passive Infrared (PIR) Motion Sensor

I want to have the PIR Motion Sensor: https://www.adafruit.com/product/189 Used to turn on a light whenever it detects motion. Simple enough, but would it be possible to have this done wirelessly? ...
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PSOC 5 interfacing with PIR sensor

I am trying to interface the PSOC5 LP097 with PIR sensor to trigger the stepper motor for my Pet Feeder System. In addition, everytime the PIR sensor detects a movement, I try to send a mail using ...
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What kind of sensor could this be? (Also recommended sensor for detecting the entry of vehicles)

Any idea which sensor this might be? It is being used to detect the presence of a cold and ferrous vehicle, in this case a truck passing by, with minimum speed 1km/h and max speed 5 km/h. Also would ...
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Motion sensor to detect birds and small animals but ignore humans

I would like to develop a motion activated sprinkler to deter birds (cranes and other smaller birds) and small animals from eating the fish in my pond. I am using the approach of controlling a ...
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PIR sensor 3.3V output driving a mosfet loaded with 24V power LED

I'm trying to build a cheap motion activated LED light system. Circuit is: 24V power --> LED --> LED --> resistor --> (drain) mosfet (source) --> GND LED are 10V 10W on aluminium heat sink, resistor ...
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How to use pir motion sensor to light up 3.8v dc bulb using battery and relay

I would like to detect motion to turn off my 3.8v 0.3A dc light bulb using pir motion sensor. Recently I tried to connect it with 5v relay, arduino uno and 2×3.7v li ion battery and the bulb seem to ...
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HC-SR501 PIR Sensor timer adjustment seems to have no effect

Is anyone who is familiar with the HC-SR501 PIR module been able to fine-tune the output time adjustment? I am targeting a signal time of 10 seconds. Module data sheet: https://www.mpja.com/download/...
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How to blink LED using NodeMCU in Arduino IDE?

I have alredy installed ESP8266 package in my Arduino library. I connected d0 pin of NodeMCU to LED's positive terminal and ground pin of nodeMCU to LED's Negative terminal as well as I uploaded blink ...
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PIR sensor bypass for LED light strip

I don't know that much about electronics, but I was able to put together this PIR module: (original) and a LED strip and everything works just fine, when the PIR detects motion, it turns the strip ...
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Noisy or malfunctioning PIR HC-SR505 sensor

I bought 5 PIR Sensors to trigger when movement is detected, using an Arduino. During bench tests, all 5 sensors show many false triggers. I wonder if all 5 sensors have something wrong, or whether ...
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Turn on LED strip via PIR using NPN transistor

I have following circuit. Really simple. But I keep missing why I cant power LED strip (5V 1A). Falstad simulator says overflowing current. I am not very good at simple hardware thing. I often solving ...
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PIR triggers relay without motion

simulate this circuit – Schematic created using CircuitLab I'm using a HC-SR501 PIR sensor and a 12V relay to switch between green (NO) and red (NC) on a LED strip, everything being powered by ...
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PIR (HC SR-501) not working

I'm working with ESP8266 Wemos D1 Mini and HC SR-501 (PIR sensor) in one particular project (please, see the circuit image in annex). The question is the HC SR-501 stay always LOW. I tried change the ...
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thermistor in HC-SR501 PIR

i know the effects of soldering photo-resistor to HC-SR501 PIR module. It then detects movement in the dark only. But can anyone tell me that what is the effect of adding a thermistor to the same PIR ...
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Retriggering 3V PIR sensor with 555 timer circuit and LEDS

Hi y'all I'm putting together a PIR sensor circuit that will trigger a 555 timer in monostable and run a set of LEDS for about 5 sec all on a 3v cr2032 button cell battery and than reset until next ...
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PIR Sensor for bulb in room

This has been very long since I left electronics but recently I restarted taking interest in it as hobby. I bought some PIR sensors from Aliexpress and found it is very simple to implement if I have ...
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How can I amplify PIR output to 5V

I need help with a project. I want to make a circuit to work as a night-time motion detector circuit that will power several LEDs. I bought: 1 LDR some NPN transistors BC547 and 2N3904 some resistors ...
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PIR sensor always gives HIGH

This is my first time to use PIR (HC-SR501 ) . It's in repeat trigger model. But when I test the output of the PIR , it gives always HIGH . I rotate sensitivity adjustment and time delay adjustment ...
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How do I model a digital out in a circuit simulation?

I have a PIR: Panasonic NaPiOn AMN34112 that has a digital output. When it detects motion it outputs 4V and 100 uA max. I want to connect this output to a LED using one or more transistor amplifier ...
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Need help connecting PIR to LED

I have a Panasonic Pir Motion Sensor (AMN34112.) I want to connect it to a LED so that the LED lights up when the sensor detects motion. I need some help to make sure I do not destroy the PIR. The ...
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How to switch PIR sensor on/off based on photocell result

I've built the following circuit based on an ATtiny85 for a night lamp. The circuit is powered by a 3.7v LiPo battery. I'd like to turn off the PIR sensors when the photocell detects light in order to ...
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Wiring 2 separate PIR’s to an LED Floodlight

If possible can someone please confirm that this would work? I want to place a waterproof box on the front of the house, next to this I will put an LED floodlight (without PIR), I then want to put 1 ...
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PIR HC-SR501 and TIP122 - TIP 127 heating problem

I'm having a problem with a circuit commanded by a PIR. I managed to ring a chinese doorbell when someone pass in front of the PIR but the main problem is the two transistors become very hot and I ...
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Convert continuous signal of HC-SR501 PIR sensor to a single pulse

HC-SR501 PIR sensor sends a continuous signal of 0-3.3V for the period of 4-8 seconds (depending upon the delay set). Is there a way/IC I can convert this signal to a single pulse of 1 sec, preferably ...
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How do I keep the “detected” state ON in a PIR detector until a human has left the detection area

A PIR detector stops alarming after a while, if a human in the detection area doesn't move. How do I keep the alarming state ON as long as there's a human in the detection area even if he doesn't move?...
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PIR Sensor triggering voltage not enough

I'm using a HC-SR501 PIR sensor. The sensor is working fine, it outputs 3.3 V on motion detection. But when I connect the PIR sensor to pin 2 (interrupt) of an Arduino pro mini, the voltage output is ...
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PIR sensor outputs HIGH for too many seconds

I've a pretty simple set up which consists of a PIR sensor and ESP8266. This PIR sensor outputs a HIGH value when presence is detected. This HIGH value lasts for 8 seconds. I want this trigger to ...
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Convert 2s pulse into short pulse to wake up ESP8266

I have an ESP8266 that does something, then goes to sleep. I also have an AM312 PIR sensor which wakes up the ESP when activated. The PIR generates a 2 second long pulse when activated. The ESP ...
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Faster PIR Sensor speeds?

I am trying to use an array of sensors to trigger a series of stepper motors based on peoples' presence within different areas of a hallway. It is for an interactive kinetic art piece at an elementary ...
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Designing a low power PIR

I'm trying to design a low power PIR motion sensor, but there seems to be a dearth of information about it. I know how the pyroelectric sensor works, and I know what the waveform looks like, but how ...
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Troubleshooting Strange Circuit Behaviour…Missing Diode?

I've built this circuit to control a submersible pump with a PIR sensor. The circuit works as expected (the PIR sensor activates the mosfet, turning the pump on) but only after about 30 seconds from ...
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Keeping a PIR on all the time

I've just moved to a student accommodation,and they are using sensors to keep the lights in the room on(I'm almost sure that they are PIR). The problem is that they turn off way too quickly and it's ...
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Is this circuit safe?

What the circuit does is very simple: once the PIR motion sensor detects a motion, the OUT pin is high (3.3v) and it will put the MOSFET in an open state. The LED strip will be therefore on. It's ...
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PIR motion sensor with MOSFET, optocoupler or Relay to turn on LED ribbon

I made a small circuit (with a breadboard) which turns a small 12V LED ribbon (a few mA) when the Pir sensor detects a motion. The circuit is made of: Velleman PIR motion sensor Relay Velleman step ...
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PIR Detector Controller IC

Honestly, I have a good deal of questions so this may not be for the faint of heart. I will do my best to ask them in a logical order with specific language. I really appreciate the helpful ...
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Is the '0V' on a non-isolated buck converter the same on the input as it is on the output?

I'm working on a project where I want to switch a load (utility LED light, +- 20W) using a motion sensor. The PIR can only operate at a maximum of 12 volts, while the load can be operated at a voltage ...
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Waking ESP8266 from Deep Sleep Using a Motion Detector

I'm building a project using Adafruit Feather HUZZAH ESP8266 and PIR Motion Sensor. I have everything working, but I'm trying to reduce power consumption as I'm running it off of a 3.7v/600mA battery....
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Long Range Motion Detection solutions

I'm trying to find solutions for the security of an outdoor area (2km long and 1km wide). We want to detect any breach through the borders of the area, if someone sneaks in and/or someone goes out. ...
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PIR motion switch

I have been thinking to use a PIR motion switch (originally the switch is aim to open light and used as switch for big current. I saw in the detector specification that: Rated load: 300-1200W So if I ...
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pir motion sensor sensor - working principle

I read about how PIR sensor works. It is written that it has two slots that convert IR energy to electrical voltage pulses. The working principle is to diff between the two slots and when the ...