GE 57885 GE Motion Sensing Single Pole Switch White User Manual

Single pole motion sensing switch, Installation, Troubleshooting

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Single Pole Motion Sensing Switch

WARNING: For indoor use only. The Single Pole Motion Sensing Switch

detects motion to turn on lights for an adjustable amount of time. A built-in

photo cell can be set to keep lights off when the lights aren't needed. The

unit has excellent sensitivity and a wide 150˚ detection range. It can be used

with incandescent lighting as well as rapid start fluorescent lighting.

Installation is as easy as replacing a wall switch. However, some codes

require installation by a qualified electrician.

Features include:
150˚ motion detection angle.
Adjustable on-time from 5 sec. to 20 min.
Adjustable photocell.
Works with incandescent and rapid start

fluorescent lighting.
Works with motors up to 1/8 hp.
Slide switch selectable OFF, ON AND AUTO modes.
Included are:
The sensor switch
Cover plate
3 wire connectors
2 large screws
2 small screws.



New Application

Choose a location where the motion sensor has

a clear view of the entire area where occupant

motion may occur.

Retrofit Application

Motion sensing switch will replace existing wall

switch. Use only where the existing switch location

provides a clear view of the occupied area.

General Application Information

The detector is more sensitive to motion across the front of the sensor

than to motion towards the sensor. The detector senses heat in motion

and possible heat sources that change temperature quickly. Therefore, to

avoid false triggering, avoid placing the sensor where it will be aimed at air

conditioners, heaters, and other sources of heat or cold.


If you are unsure or uncomfortable about performing this installation,

consult a qualified electrician. WARNING: Turn power off at the circuit

breaker before wiring.

Remove the decorative coverplate (secured by two screws).
Remove Control Cover. (Press

in with screwdriver. Swing out

cover to remove.)
Remove the existing switch (if

this is a retrofit application).
Connect the detector as

shown in the diagram. Before

installing the detector into the


make sure there is no wire

exposed at the connection.

Typical Installation

Mount the detector into the wall

box with the mounting screws.
For test purposes, use a small

screwdriver to turn the time

control fully counter-clockwise and the light control fully clockwise. Turn the

power back on at the circuit breaker.

Set the switch to the AUTO mode. When unit stabilizes (about 1 minute) the

light may flash 3 times indicating the sensor is ready to detect motion. If

motion is detected, the lights will turn on. The lights will turn off 5 seconds

after motion is no longer detected.



The length of time that the lights

stay on is adjustable from 5

seconds to 20 minutes. Use a

small phillips screw driver to set

the time by using the diagram as

a guide.

Light Level

The sensor can be prevented

from turning on lights when

there is already enough light in

the room. Use a small phillips screw driver to set the light level using this

diagram as a guide. In the fully clockwise position, the sensor turns on lights

even in full daylight. In the fully counter-clockwise position, the sensor only

turns on lights when the surrounding light level is very low.

To adjust the photocell:

When the light in the room is at the level you want the lights to turn on, set

the switch to the AUTO position.
Put the TIME control to the 5 sec. (fully counter-clockwise) position.
Put the LIGHT control to the minimum dark (fully counter-clockwise)

position. Wait for the lights to turn off.
Turn the LIGHT adjustment clockwise in very small steps and wait 2

seconds before moving your hand in front of the sensor. Repeat until the

lights controlled by the sensor come on. The light will now come on when

the light level is at or below the present level and motion is detected.


Replace control panel cover and install the decorative wall plate. In

installations where the motion sensor switch is combined with other

switches or outlets on an expanded box, a combination wall plate will need

to be purchased. Various combination wall plates are available at Home

Centers and Electrical Supply Stores.

Slide the switch a couple of times to make sure it operates freely.



Moving the switch selects one of three modes of operation: OFF, AUTO, ON

OFF: Lights stay off.
AUTO: Lights come on for time set when motion is detected and the light

level is below the set level.
ON: Lights stay on continuously.


Light does not come on.

Circuit breaker or fuse is turned off.
If the lamp being controlled has another switch, it may be turned off.
Bulb is defective.
LIGHT control is set too far toward the DARK position.
MODE switch is set to OFF instead of AUTO.
Poor connection.

Lights do not stay on in the Auto mode.

Motion has stopped in the room.
TIME control is set for too short a delay.

Light does not turn off.

Incorrect wiring.
MODE switch is set to ON instead of AUTO.
Motion is still present.
Delay set by TIME control has not expired.

Light comes on for no reason in the Auto mode.

Heating or cooling objects (such as air vents, appliances, or drafts through the wall box) are
causing false triggering.
Switch on the sensor has been turned off and back on.
There was a momentary power interrup-tion. The light will turn off automatically when the "on"
time expires.


Electrical input: 120V, 60 Hz

Fluorescent Load: (2 tube minimum) 30 Watt minimum 400 Watt maximum Rapid Start

Motor Load: 1/8 HP maximum

Incandescent: 500W maximum

On-Time: Adjustable approximately 5 sec. to 20 min.

Photocell Sensor: From full daylight to less than 1 FC.

Coverage: up to 15 ft. at 150˚, up to 30 ft. in front of the sensor

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