ILLUMRA offers 2 Magnetic contact sensor options for sensing when windows or doors are open or closed and sending a wireless signal to a corresponding receiver. 

  • Option A - E9T-MDCCP - Solar powered Window Door Sensor
  • Option B - E9T-DWS - Solar Powered with Battery back-up


These sensors are compatible and may be linked to several different receivers. 


Linking to E9X-RUV-4IBTP (or E9X-RUV-3HOTP):

  • Option A: Link in Mode 1 for real time response - receiver will open and close in real-time as the sensor detects open and closed
    • Step 0 - If receiver has been previously commissioned, consider clearing the memory by restoring factory defaults.
    • Step 1 - Hold Menu or Link button until the relay clicks (about 5 seconds) (button closest to corner of receiver). Receiver should be toggling ON and OFF to indicate it is in link mode.
    • Step 2 - Use paper click or small tipped object to press LINK button on sensor - confirm sensor status LED flashes to indicate transmission. Also confirm that receiver clicking pauses in the ON position (Status LED = GREEN) to indicate the sensor has been added to the receiver memory. (Pausing on RED indicates the sensor was removed, pressed sensor Link button again to ADD to the memory). After Receiver resumes clicking, repeat Step 2 to ADD additional sensors if needed, or proceed to Step 3.
    • Step 3 - Wait for 30 seconds for click to stop indicating Link mode is no longer active, then test the configuration. When any sensor is OPEN, the receiver should be OPEN (LED=RED). When all linked sensors are CLOSED, the sensor should be closed (LED=GREEN).
  • Option B: Link in Mode 2 for HVAC response - Triggers only if Window / Door sensor stays open for 5 minutes, then the receiver contact will open. Once opened, receiver contact will stay open for at least 5 minutes before closing to protect HVAC equipment against short cycling.
    • Step 0 - If receiver has been previously commissioned, consider clearing the memory by restoring factory defaults.
    • Step 1 - Hold the MENU button for 15 seconds. At the 5 second mark the relay will click once. After another 10 seconds, the LED will blink a steady amber pattern to indicate it is in Advanced Link Mode 1.
    • Step 2 - Press SELECT button 1 time to advance to Advanced Link Mode 2 indicated by a 2 amber blink pattern, with a pause. (Additional SELECT button presses will advance through Amber Menu options and cycle around to mode 2 if needed).
    • Step 3 - Use paper click or small tipped object to press LINK button on sensor - confirm sensor status LED flashes to indicate transmission. Also confirm that receiver LED blinking pauses in the ON position (Status LED = GREEN) to indicate the sensor has been added to the receiver memory. (Pausing on RED indicates the sensor was removed, pressed sensor Link button again to ADD to the memory). After Receiver resumes blinking, repeat Step 2 to ADD additional sensors if needed, or proceed to Step 3.
    • Step 3 - Wait for 60 seconds for click to stop indicating Link mode is no longer active, then test the configuration (or power cycle the receiver to exit immediately). When any sensor is OPEN for 5 minutes, the receiver should be OPEN (LED=RED). When all linked sensors are CLOSED, the sensor should close within 5 minutes (LED=GREEN).


Troubleshooting:

  • Problem: Sensors don't reliably detect when the Window or Door is closed
    • Solution: Confirm the magnet is aligned properly with the marks on the sensor housing and that a faint click is heard and the sensor's status LED flashes when the magnet is in the closed position. Magnetic contact sensors use a reed switch to detect when a magnet is close to the sensor which will produce a faint clicking sound when the magnet enters the "closed" position and again when it leaves the "closed" position. The status LED will also flash when the sensor transmits a wireless signal.
  • Problem: Sensors don't have enough energy to transmit
    • Solution: Confirm the solar cell has a few hours of ambient light each day. If not, use the E9T-DWS sensor with the battery backup and ensure the battery is working. The battery should last up to 5 years depending on how often the sensor transmits.