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Zodion SS3 NEMA Photocell

Zodion SS3 NEMA Photocell

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Here is a Zodion SS3 Photocell for use on lanterns equipped with a NEMA socket. This one is calibrated to operate at 35 Lux.

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Manufacturer:Lucy-Zodion Street Lighting Controls Ltd
Model Reference:SS3
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Socket Type:NEMA
Photocell Type:Zodion SS3
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Factory Location:England
Fabrication Date:07/12
Application/Use:Control of street lighting

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Oct 15, 2019 at 06:28 AM Author: sox35
This was supplied free of charge by the seller of my Urbis Evolo 2 lantern as the one that came with it was faulty
The intriguing thing is that although the label says SS3, the PCB inside says SS6 so I am officially confuzzled

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Oct 15, 2019 at 06:41 AM Author: HPSM250R2
It seems that in the UK, all of the photocontrols used there have clear covers and have upward facing silicon sensors. Unlike here in the US for example where most photocontrols used here have a color coded cap with a window where the sensor is for facing north. Just felt like bringing up the subject lol.
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Oct 15, 2019 at 06:58 AM Author: sox35

It seems that in the UK, all of the photocontrols used there have clear covers and have upward facing silicon sensors. Unlike here in the US for example where most photocontrols used here have a color coded cap with a window where the sensor is for facing north. Just felt like bringing up the subject lol.

Interesting, no idea why that should be. Very strange, anyone know the reason..?

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Oct 15, 2019 at 07:17 AM Author: Mr. Orthosilicate
I think the color coding is to tell the voltage rating of the photocell. For example, I believe that a red photocell signifies that it is rated for a 480 volt circuit.

I do know that in the days of tube photocells, a lot of the phototubes were not rated for exposure to direct sunlight, especially ones with caesium cathodes, as the caesium could evaporate if voltage was applied while the tube was in direct sunlight. I looked at an old phototube catalog once, and most of the tubes had this limitation. They must have used either special phototubes, or a tinted filter above the tube to protect it. One of these days I plan on making a tube based photocell.
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Oct 15, 2019 at 07:46 PM Author: wide-lite 1000
I would assume this one actually works ?

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Oct 16, 2019 at 07:07 AM Author: sox35

I would assume this one actually works ?

Fortunately, yes..! It must have just been the luck of the draw, the original one was picked out of a box of them and it just happened to be a dud. He tested this one before he sent it, so I knew it would be ok

By the way do you know where I could get some standalone sockets for these..? I have a couple of lanterns without them fitted and I can't see any on eBay.

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Oct 16, 2019 at 07:18 AM Author: HPSM250R2

Fortunately, yes..! It must have just been the luck of the draw, the original one was picked out of a box of them and it just happened to be a dud. He tested this one before he sent it, so I knew it would be ok

By the way do you know where I could get some standalone sockets for these..? I have a couple of lanterns without them fitted and I can't see any on eBay.


Ria, I found these photocontrol receptacles. If you are installing them on a lantern you should be able to just remove the black receptacle from the gray cup mount. This type probably will not swivel though but if your photocontrols do not need to face north then it doesn't matter. Here's the eBay item number you can enter into the search bar.

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Oct 16, 2019 at 07:22 AM Author: sox35
Thanks, they look like they are designed to fit onto the end of a length of conduit, but they might work, I'll keep an eye on them. I'll contact the seller of the lanterns I bought as well, he's in the trade and may have some.

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