Correct Sensor Type for MOT2002_0 ?

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Correct Sensor Type for MOT2002_0 ?

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Hello,

What is the correct sensor type for MOT2002_0 Motion Sensor?

I did not find it in either VoltageInputMode or VoltageRatioMode in Phidget Control Panel (1.6.20200921), although it is shown in your manual page https://www.phidgets.com/?tier=3&catid= ... prodid=710

Also in the Java library (phidget22.jar), MOT2002_0 does not show up either in VoltageRatioSensorType or VoltageSensorType.

Considering the previous model was 1111_0 Motion sensor, I am temporally using VoltageRatioSensorType.PN_1111 instead.

Could you let me know the correct usage?

Thank you
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@muretti0114

I'm using a MOT2002_0 here connected to a VINT Hub (HUB0000_0), and it's working OK as a 'DigitalInput'.

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@muretti0114

If you're using the Phidget Control Panel, you can just find the correct Hub Port and double-click the item 'Hub Port - Digital Input Mode'.

You should see a pop-up window with caption 'Digital Input'. Wave you hand over the sensor and the state should change to True for a short time.

HTH,
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I forgot to say that it also works as a 'VoltageInput' in the Control Panel, showing a varying analog voltage, but I get 'Saturation Detected' errors quite often - don't know why.
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Opening the hub port as a VoltageInput will allow you to set your own limits on how sensitive your system is to detecting motion, by detecting if the sensor's voltage is outside of a given threshold.

SATURATION errors occur because the signal from the analog sensor is too large to be accurately quantified by the HUB (e.g. >5V), and should be treated as the sensor detecting motion.
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As for the original question, it appears the MOT2002 sensor type does not currently exist, but likely should. We will look into it.
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Dear Jim,

Thanks for your reply.

I had no idea to use MOT2002_0 as Digital Sensor, which is great!!
I will use both mode depending on target use cases.
As for its behavior as a Voltage Ratio sensor, I thought it quite similar to
the previous 1111_0 sensor.

Thank you very much.
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Re: Correct Sensor Type for MOT2002_0 ?

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@muretti0114

Glad it helped!

As @jdecoux said, if you open it as a 'VoltageInput' then you can set your own threshold, whereas 'DigitalInput' seems to have a fixed threshold of approx. 3.0.

@jdecoux

Many thanks for the info re. the Saturation error. Yes, MOT2002_0 does seem to lack the normal quality of documentation so far.

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I will caution against using this sensor with the DigitalInput API, in that the voltage from the sensor can swing up or down, while the DigitalInput will only detect in one direction.
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Re: Correct Sensor Type for MOT2002_0 ?

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@jimd

Thanks for your great help! :D

@jdecoux

Yes, I will choose either Digital or Voltage mode carefully, depending on the target use case. I look forward to seeing the detailed document, but I am not in a hurry so please take time :)
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