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Faradite Motion Sensor IP67 waterproof PIR 24V

New Product: Motion Sensor 360 IP67 Volt Free

Our current Motion Sensor 360 – Volt Free delivers discreet motion sensing to the custom install industry from a tiny sized sensor with an impressively large detection zone. Now, from the amount of requests that we have had from our customers we are excited to announce a new, IP67 rated version. 

What is IP rating? 

IP (ingress protection) ratings are used to define levels of sealing effectiveness of electrical enclosures against intrusion from foreign bodies (tools, dirt etc) and moisture. Depending on where the electrical devices is being installed it will be required to have a certain IP rating for that location. 

First Digit: 

Level 

Object size protected against 

Effective against 

0 

Not protected 

No protection against contact and ingress of objects 

1 

>50mm 

Any large surface of the body, such as the back of the hand, but no protection against deliberate contact with a body part. 

2 

>12.5mm 

Fingers or similar objects. 

3 

>2.5mm 

Tools, thick wires, etc. 

4 

>1mm 

Most wires, screws, etc. 

5 

Dust Protected 

Ingress of dust is not entirely prevented, but it must not enter in sufficient quantity to interfere with the satisfactory operation of the equipment; complete protection against contact. 

6 

Dust Tight 

No ingress of dust; complete protection against contact. 

 

Second Digit: 

Level 

Object size protected against 

Effective against 

0 

Not protected 

 

1 

Dripping water 

Dripping water (vertically falling drops) shall have no harmfull effect. 

2 

Dripping water when tilted up to 15° 

Vertically dripping water shall have no harmful effect when the enclosure is tilted at an angle up to 15° from its normal position. 

3 

Spraying water 

Water falling as a spray at any angle up to 60° from the vertical shall have no harmful effect. 

4 

Splashing water 

Water splashing against the enclosure from any direction shall have no harmful effect. 

5 

Water jets 

Water projected by a nozzle (6.3mm) against enclosure from any direction shall have no harmful effects. 

6 

Powerful water jets 

Water projected in powerful jets (12.5mm nozzle) against the enclosure from any direction shall have no harmful effects. 

7 

Immersion up to 1m 

Ingress of water in harmful quantity shall not be possible when the enclosure is immersed in water under defined conditions of pressure and time (up to 1 m of submersion). 

8 

Immersion beyond 1m 

The equipment is suitable for continuous immersion in water under conditions which shall be specified by the manufacturer. Normally, this will mean that the equipment is hermetically sealed. However, with certain types of equipment, it can mean that water can enter but only in such a manner that it produces no harmful effects. 

 

The new IP67 rated sensor brings many of the same popular features that the current Motion Sensor 360 Volt Free delivers but, with the added benefit of being IP67. This means discreet motion sensing from Faradite can now be achieved in bathrooms, wetrooms, changing rooms, workshops and outside areas with complete confidence of compliance.  

The new IP67 sensor has the same size front (just 50mm) and fits the same size hole (35mm) as our current motion sensors. In fact, the IP67 rated motion sensors packaging is exactly the same size as the rest of our Motion Sensor 360 range. The only difference is that the unit is slightly longer/deeper than the rest of the Motion Sensor 360 range.  

The development... 

When we began developing the IP67 rated sensor, we were keen to deliver the same great features our customers have been used to on our existing volt free version but with the added benefit of a high level of IP rating. Our goal was to design a new sensor that would have a high enough IP rating to be installed in areas of the home such as bathrooms, wetrooms, gardens, garages and anywhere else where a higher IP rating is advised and sometimes required for compliance.  

To be sure the new IP67 rated sensor was as discreet, subtle and aesthetically pleasing as our existing Motion Sensor 360 range there were a number of challenges that we had to overcome during the design process. To achieve the IP67 rating we had to ensure the unit is sealed to all potential ingress, obviously to achieve this, extra sealing components had to be added to the construction of the sensor. As you can imagine, adding these components to such a small sensor meant that much of the internal circuitry and housing had to be re designed and adjusted to incorporate the multiple seals required for IP67 rating.  

The new IP67 rated sensor benefits from a broader power range and can be powered from 5V to 35V which makes them ideal for any 12V or 24V powered systems but gives added flexibility if needed. 

We inspected and tested hundreds of different materials and components when designing the IP67 motion sensor with a number of things in mind.  

  • We wanted to ensure the new IP67 rated sensor was small and could be installed in the same size hole as the rest of the sensors in the Motion Sensor 360 range. 
  • We wanted to make sure the installation process was as simple as possible and avoided too many fiddly, easily lost components. 
  • The sensor should deliver a very high IP rating, typically higher than is technically required for many locations our customers have requested to install an IP67 rated sensor.  
  • The new IP67 rated sensor should have the same popular push fit terminals as our existing sensors and have the same wiring as the current Motion Sensor 360 – Volt Free product.   

 

Using the IP sensor....  

There are many great ways the IP67 motion sensor can be used to enhance installations. Here are some ideas to consider using the new IP rated sensor for your next project:  

Welcome light – Install the IP67 rated sensor in the porch to greet people approaching the house with an outside lighting scene. Also, it will detect directly below itself so when stepping out of a door with a sensor directly above there is no need to take a number of steps away from the building before the sensor is triggered.  

Bathroom lighting – the IP67 sensor will be perfectly at home in the bathroom/wetroom to provide automatic lighting, automatic triggering of extractor fans or the turning on of heated towel rails on occupancy.  

Pool rooms/ changing rooms – eliminate the need to touch switches in areas where hands may be wet by using the IP67 rated sensor in the ceiling. 

Outside seating areas – install an IP67 rated Motion Sensor 360 around outside seating areas to ensure outside lighting comes on and stays on during those late summer evenings.  

Gate posts – the IP rated motion sensor 360 does not need to be delivered in a ceiling, as with all our sensors it can be mounted on vertical surfaces such as gate posts to alert homeowners of an approaching visitor. Bear in mind the beam patterns as the sensor is triggered when a beam is crossed, if a user were to walk directly towards a vertically mounted sensor the sensitivity maybe be greatly reduced.  

Greenhouse/garden rooms – avoid leaving lights on by mistake by using an IP67 rated motion sensor in the greenhouse or garden room.  

If you have any questions about our new IP67 rated sensor please contact the Faradite team.  

We look forward to seeing the many great ways our IP67 rated sensor is utilised.  

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