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benfreke

Hello,

Can placing a piece of cardboard over a PIR sensor for a light cause it to burn out? I have been told that the cause of the sensor failing is the piece of card that we placed over it for a while to stop it being turned on; but I simply cannot imagine that an infrared sensor would burn out because of a piece of card?

Could someone help me with this?
Ben
 

Richard Burns

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No the sensor will not burn out because it is blocked off with a piece of card.
 

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what he said^^^^^
 

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What Tel said about what he said
 

telectrix

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has your mother-in-law breathed on it?
 

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What they said....after he said it first
 

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what about what I said then?
 

tazz

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But he...and they...said it first
 

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well then I aint saying no more so there
 

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oh no it isn't.
 
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did someone set light to the cardboard - that might cause it to burn out. if not, agree with above!:yes:
 
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