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How do I Enable Occupancy Control for My Echoflex Sensors?

Some definitions first

Vacancy Control = Lights shut-off automatically upon vacancy after a timer expires
Partial-OFF = Lights dim down to a set level automatically upon vacancy after a timer expires
 
Occupancy Control = Lights turn-on immediately upon occupancy detection
Partial-ON = Lights turn-on to a set level immediately upon occupancy detection. The level may be determined by applicable energy codes

Issue

I have a sensor and switch station linked to my controller and now it only performs vacancy control. How do I enable occupancy control?

Description:

Echoflex controllers will automatically configure as vacancy control when you have a switch station and sensor linked. It does not matter in which order they were linked.

If only a sensor(s) is linked and no switch stations, the controller will enable occupancy control automatically.

Solution:

Enabling occupancy /vacancy control or partial-ON, partial-OFF can be performed without any special tools. However you will need access to both the wall station and sensor and if you're working alone, it may be more convenient to remove one or the other from the mounting location and take with you to the other device.

Enabling Occupancy or Setting the Partial-ON Value:
  1. Turn the lights ON
    1. in the case of setting partial-ON, use the switch to dim the lights to the desired level for the partial-ON setting
  2. Press the TEACH / LINK button on the sensor. You may have to remove the cover depending on the model
  3. Within five seconds, press the ON side (button or paddle) of the switch station four times. The controller will cycle the output once to confirm the change

NOTE: To disable Occupancy or Partial-ON and revert to vacancy operation, replace step 3 above with: 

Within five seconds, press the ON side (button or paddle) of the switch station three times followed by one press of the OFF side. The controller will cycle the output once to confirm the change


Setting the Partial-OFF Value:

  1. Turn the lights ON and use the switch to dim the lights to the desired level for the partial-OFF setting
  2. Press the TEACH / LINK button on the sensor. You may have to remove the cover depending on the model
  3. Within five seconds, press the OFF side (button or paddle) of the switch station three times followed by one press on the ON side. The controller will cycle the output once to confirm the change

NOTE: To disable  Partial-OFF and revert to vacancy operation, replace step 3 above with: 

Within five seconds, press the OFF side (button or paddle) of the switch station four times. The controller will cycle the output once to confirm the change