Test mode for Linear/GoControl Motion Sensors

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By default, the Linear Motion sensor and it's branded counterparts (GoControl, Monoprice, others...) go into sleep mode for 3 minutes after motion is sensed to conserve battery life. Any motion during those 3 minutes will not be sensed.

You can overcome this in 1 of 2 ways: 1) The sensor has a configuration parameter to change the default time from 3 minutes to any value between 1 minute & 255 minutes.

  • I'm trying to figure out how to do this with Wink and will update when I do.

2) By setting a jumper on the control board. This method will completely remove the wait timer, but will also drastically reduce battery life.
LinearMotionSensorTest.jpg Put a jumper across the pins marked "Test" (Green circle in the picture)