Those Awkward Hymer Bathroom Lamp Switches we Fumble for!

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  1. TeeMyob

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    Fed up fumbling around in the dark at night trying to find the lamp switch for the Bathroom. Usually hidden behind the loo roll.


    I have fitted a 12v Sensor. Simply comes on automatic when you open the door and you can set from 5 seconds to 8 mins.

    I hope its of some use to someone else.

    TM


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    Thanks. Do you have a product name, link and preferably a picture of the install?
     
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    Hi,

    I have put it all back together now.

    http://www.velleman.co.uk/contents/en-uk/p552_pir416.html is the item. Widely available.

    I simply cut into the two existing wires and used Wago connectors to connect the unit into.

    Small hole through the plastic for the sensor. Blob of glue on the plug to stop it popping out during transit and hey ho. Simples.

    The PIR416 comes with a multi language instruction sheet. Very easy to follow.

    - Negative in
    + Positive Live in
    + Switched out to lamp(s)

    I wired after the switch. So it can still be switched off permanent
     
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    E63C437E-8AC0-4595-90BC-79708B3ED79F.jpeg Location of sensor
     
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    Clever :) Thanks a lot for sharing! I see other uses as well: garage, inside cupboards etc.
     
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    Great idea I will certainly be looking at them I can think of a few cupboards that they would work in and not that expensive either.
    Thanks for telling us.(y)(y)(y)
     
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    Cant stop opening the door!
     
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    A note of caution. In electronics, 12 Volts often means 12 volts give or take half a volt. For example if these things are designed for wardrobe/kitchen cupboard lights, that's what they'll be expecting.

    Habitation voltage will vary from 10 to 15 volts on a routine basis, because of power demand and battery charging. Getting a nice steady 12 volts from a supply that is always moving above or below that level is particularly awkward. You need to trim or boost the input in real time. Something like this will do the job OK.

    DC-DC 5-32V to 12V 3A Automatic Voltage Stabilizer Power Converter Regulator
    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/DC-DC-5-...233415?hash=item1c9abe1787:g:09UAAOSwdTJafTdq

    However some of these PIR sensors may be intended for burglar alarm systems, which will have battery backup and battery charger just like the habitation side of a MH. In which case, they should be OK.
     
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    I bought a battery powered led with pir, works well only coming on after dark. Problem is the pir drains the battery whether light coming on or not.
    Might look at this, thanks for idea.
     
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    Yes, some of those listed by Minxy Girl may not be compatible. In-fact, one looks like its only 1 component of a 2 part system
     
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    No idea, I just put up some for consideration ....
     
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    why not get one of these, give you something to aim at.:rofl:
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    How about an illuminated cassette so you open the flap and are met with a shaft of sublte glow from within ....... I working on the design right now, I can see a winner.
    What's the number for Deborah Meeden ?
     
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    This reminds me of the 'Letter of the Month' prize that I won (MMM) for my suggestion on how to be 'easily flushed' in the camper washroom! :D

    Do you suffer early morning groping?
    Or fumbling around at night?
    Doing acrobatic manoeuvres
    In a space that’s a little bit tight?

    As bleary eyed and half asleep
    Trying to see by just moonlight
    You feel around for the exact ‘spot’
    But it’s never there ... not quite

    Defeated you’ll have no choice
    But to switch on the dazzling light
    Disturbing others with the glow
    Oh dear, you’ll feel contrite

    But it shouldn’t be so difficult,
    As from the ‘throne’ you alight,
    To find the ‘push’ to flush the loo
    Without a nocturnal fight!

    Fear not - for there’s a solution
    To save you from this plight
    Simply place a ‘stick-on’ button
    On the ‘flush push’ control site

    So no more disturbing others
    With scrabbling about at night
    As you reach down for the flush ‘spot’
    You’ll find it easily ... such delight!​

    Flush button.jpg
     
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    dont take the p155
     
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    You mean like an Asparagus wee but one you can see rather than smell?
     

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