Does the NT Switch use a proximity sensor?
- No. The NT Switch generates its own infrared signal, similar to your TV remote control, and looks for that signal to be reflected back by your hand or other object.
What makes the NT Switch germ-free?
- The NT Switch does not require contact to operate. If you don’t touch it, you won’t pick up any germs. (Or leave any behind)
Why are there three LEDs on the front of the switch?
- The center yellow led lights up to indicate the state the NT Switch is in (if this is lit up, the switch is off) also making the switch easy to find in the dark. The other two LEDs are an infrared transmitter and infrared receiver that detects objects such as your hand.
What is the best movement to use with the NT Switch?
- The switch does not detect movement, just the presence of an object within one inch (2.5cm) directly in front of it. You can swipe up, down, left, right, or sideways and the switch will respond the same way.
Will a mirror directly in front of but across the room from the NT Switch be a problem?
- No. A highly reflective object such as a mirror can increase the detection range of the NT Switch but under ideal circumstances the range will be doubled to two inches and only if the mirror is positioned two inches in front of the switch. Anything more than 2 inches away from the NTS will not be detected.
Why is the no touch switch limited to a maximum 400 watts?
- The electronic switch within the NT Switch gets warm when the light (or load) is on. The larger the load the warmer the electronic switch becomes. 400 Watts ensures that the NT Switch does not become too hot and blow its internal fuse.
My lights flashed during a powerful thunderstorm even though they were off. Is this normal?
- Yes it is. Often during a strong thunderstorm the voltage on the power line can surge. When this happens the NT Switch will protect itself by bypassing some of the surge into the light. This only happens when the lights are off. If the lights are on when the surge occurs the light will receive the full force of the surge.
The NT Switch has two black wires. Is there a difference or are they interchangeable?
- The two wires are completely interchangeable.
Are other timer values besides none, 30 minutes and 50 minutes available?
- No not at this time.
Is there an easier way to enable the timer?
- Unfortunately no. Setting or disabling the timer is a bit of a bother. However it only needs to be set the one time and it will remember that setting forever or until you change it to something else.
Can I turn the switch off before the timer runs out?
- Yes. And the timer will reset its count and start again the next time you turn it on.
Can I mount more than one TIMER 5030 next to each other?
- Yes. Take a look at the online videos and you’ll find three no touch switches mounted side by side. (Link)
Will I have to reprogram the timer if the power fails?
- No. The TIMER 5030 will remember its settings when the power fails. If it had been on when the power failed it will come back on when the power is restored. If the timer was running when the power failed it will continue the count from where it left off when the power is restored.
Can I use two MULTI 224 switches to replace my existing 3-Way switch?
- Yes. Existing 3-Way switch installations will work with two MULTI 224s without need to change the wiring. But it is a bit complicated. See the MULTI 224 wiring document. (Link)
If I use the MUTLI 224 in a new 3-Way type installation will I need to run three wires between the new switches?
- No. Two, three or four MULTI 224 switches can be used to control one light by connecting the MULTI 224s in parallel using only two wires.
See the MULTI 224 wiring document. (Link)