Mini Basic PIR Sensor (BS412)
Runs on 3.3V power - so make sure if you're interfacing with an Arduino or other 5V chip, you power it from the 3V regulator. Digital signal output is 3.3V high/low and you can change the length of time the signal pin stays high by connecting a resistor divider to the second pin, from 2 seconds (0V) up to one hour (3.3V) - see the datasheet 'on time' table for recommended resistor values.
To use, see datasheet page 7 pin-out diagram:
- Connect pin #1 to ground
- Connect pin #2 to ground (on time of 2 seconds)
- Connect pin #3 to 3.3V
- Check signal on pin #4
The snap-on lens is focused to 5 meters away with a 120 degree spread, but should work from about 3 to 8 meters.
The BS sensor window is 4mm x 3mm. We also carry the BL412 PIR sensor which has a larger sensing element (so it will be more sensitive)
Note: PIR sensors and the Raspberry Pi sometimes don't get along - if you're having false trigger reports, make sure the PIR Sensor is far away from the Pi.