Sensor Power Supply Voltage FAQ


What is the voltage/power/current information for Gen 5 sensors?

The Gen 5 sensors are rated for supply voltage between 12 to 30VDC.  If the sensor is not being used to control a dimmable fixture (i.e., the 0-10V dimming lines are not connected), then the supply voltage can be as low as 5V, and the sensor will operate properly. The sensor current is nominally 10mA but can have higher peaks depending on operating mode and connection to dimming drivers.  The sensor nominally consumes 150mW.

Are the Micro sensor and High Bay Sensor compatible with 120V and 240V light fixtures?

The sensor operates on 12 to 30VDC and gets its low voltage power from the Control Unit (CU) or a 0-10V driver with an auxiliary output (Profile 0) or a DALI driver with a Power Supply Unit (PSU). The Enlighted Control Unit is rated for 120 to 277VAC.  Drivers come in various voltage ranges, but 120 to 277VAC ‘universal’ input drivers are very common and cost-effective.  It is the driver that will ultimately determine the fixture voltage compatibility.  Note that for voltages higher than 277VAC, proper selection of a Profile 0 or DALI driver with PSU can enable the use of Enlighted sensors on 347VAC and 480VAC fixtures. Refer to the Control Unit Power Consumption.

How do we power cycle a sensor?

If the sensor is already commissioned, you can reboot the sensor. To reboot a sensor, double-click the required sensor on the floor plan and select Reboot in the Fixture Details window.


If this option is not responsive -OR- if the sensor is not commissioned, try these other options:

  • Power cycle the sensor by briefly:
    • turning off/on the wall switch that controls the fixture


    • unplug/replug the sensor at the fixture if it is accessible, or cycle the circuit breaker that powers the fixture associated with the sensor.
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