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Checking photo controls

Want to know how to check a locking photo control for dusk to dawn lights i have voltage tester.

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If you are in doubt, just replace it, they to very cheap. But here is the answer to your question:

  1. Unscrew the photo cell or take it apart untill you can see the two wires connected to it. If is light outside you should not get a reading from your voltage tester. Put your finger over the photo cello and test it again. There should be power. If the the phote cell is broke. You should not have power.

If it has light stays on all the time or does not come on at all (If it is getting power) just replace it. The are cheap and easy to replace.

Thank you for the chance to help.

Randy
FixYa Support Team

Posted on Oct 06, 2009

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