How to connect wires with different colors?

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  1. Feb 3, 2018 #1

    ccpyue

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    I bought a Motion Sensor, want to attached it to a one bulb light out side my door. The Motion Sensor is from China, with wires RED, BROWN and BLUE. In Canada, the wire I can see are BLACK, WHITE and COPPER. Could someone tell me which color should be connected to which?

    Thank you.

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    Is there a schematic diagram in the box it came in?
     
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    brand name? model #?
     
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    This is a China generic brand, no model/brand, no wiring diagram attached. Their wired colors are different from that in Canada. So I am not sure how to match them.
     
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    Well if you don’t know nothing about it and it didn’t come with any information how do you know it is even 120V?

    Where did you get it?

    You are somewhat limited at what you can do to try and figure it out but might be able to do some non destructive probing with a meter and get some clues.
     
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    this is what seller specified: "PIR12V/PIR85-265V Security PIR Infrared Motion Sensor".
     
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    [ame]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gCxfDPd8S14[/ame]
     
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    I would guess that it's meant for a 230v Country, where blue = neutral (white), brown = black (live), and red = live out to the light. If that's the case I don't think it will will work in the US/Canada.
     

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