Photocell Switch 120 vac or 12v DC

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by truwebs, Jun 7, 2016.

  1. truwebs

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    Can this Photocell switch be used with a 12v DC circuit or is it strictly for 120 vac?


    If it will not work with 12v DC... why?

    Thanks,
    TRU
     
  2. bushrat

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  3. truwebs

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  4. bushrat

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    Unlikely (I could be wrong). I don't think that the load is resistive, like light bulb filament.
     
  5. Techno Tronix

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    Yes. I think from the given reference, i can see that you can use it with 12 DC circuit.
     
  6. truwebs

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    Hmmmm.... Seems we have a split decision.;)

    Wondering if anybody can recommend a proven dark sensor photocell that has proven reliability. Weather proof would be a huge bonus.

    Inexpensive one of course..:)

    TRU
     
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