Leviton Presents: How to Install the IPV15 & IPS15 Universal Occupancy and Vacancy Sensor
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Leviton Presents: How to Install the IPV15 & IPS15 Universal Occupancy and Vacancy Sensor

In this video we will demonstrate how to install
the Leviton IPV15 Vacancy Sensor and the IPS15 Occupancy Sensor. Please be certain to follow all wiring instructions
and diagrams provided with these products. If you are unsure about any part of the instructions
or if you are not comfortable or familiar with working with electrical wiring, contact
an electrician. When installing and terminating these Leviton
devices, have the following tools on hand: a flathead screwdriver,
a Phillips head screwdriver, a mini flathead screwdriver,
electrician’s pliers, a wire stripper,
electrical tape, and a handheld voltage tester. This installation takes approximately 15 minutes. The process shown follows general guidelines. Local codes take precedence. Be sure to turn the power off at the circuit
breaker and use a voltage tester to ensure that the
power is completely OFF. Now we need to identify the “Hot” wire. To do this, turn the circuit breaker back
on. Carefully use the voltage tester to test each
wire. The “hot” wire will be indicated by the
tester. Once identified, turn off the circuit breaker
to shut power and test to ensure that the power is off. Use a small piece of electrical tape to label
the “hot” wire. Identify whether the wiring application is
a single-pole or a 3-way application. If the wiring in the wallbox does not resemble
either of these configurations, consult an electrician. We will proceed with a single pole application. Visit YouTube.com/leviton to view a 3-way
installation video including how to wire the coordinating remote. Note that in this example, there is a black
“hot” line wire a black load wire 2 white neutral wires and a bare copper wire which is the ground Keep in mind, the color of the wires can vary,
the hot wire may be black or red. The ground wire could be green or bare copper. If you are unsure, contact an electrician. Next, you need to be sure that the wires are
prepared for installation: Start by making sure the wires are straight
and stripped according to the strip gauge located on the back of the device. Before wiring, it is also important that you
identify the device terminal screws to ensure that you are wiring it correctly. The black or BK terminal is for the line or
hot wire, the silver or WH terminal is for the neutral
wire, the red or RD terminal is for the load and the green terminal is for the ground wire. Now that the terminals are identified, we
can proceed to wiring the device. To wire: Take the white neutral wire and feed it into
the back and under the clamp of the silver terminal screw and tighten the screw to secure. Note: Each terminal can accommodate back wiring
for up to two conductors. Continue the same process, connecting the
black load wire to the red terminal screw. Connect the line hot wallbox wire to the black
terminal screw. Connect the Green or bare copper wire in the
wallbox to the Green terminal screw. Note: Switch terminal screw marked YL/RD should
have red insulation label affixed. If insulating label is not affixed to terminal
screw marked YL/RD use electrical tape to cover. Position all wires to provide room in the
outlet wall box for the device. Ensure that the word “TOP” is facing up
on the device. Partially screw in the mounting screws in
the wall box mounting holes. Restore power to the circuit breaker. We will now test the device. First, we will adjust time out and light sensitivity
levels: Remove the face cover of the sensor to expose
the adjustment dials. Set time selection of the sensor to 30 seconds
for a quick time out during testing. Set the light level dial full clockwise. Note that at higher sensitivity the lights
will turn ON in lighter conditions such a sun-filled room. If you reduce the sensitivity the sensor will
not turn ON when there is significant ambient light. Vacancy sensors are manual ON so sensitivity
does not apply. For IPS15 lights will automatically turn on
after power is applied. For IPV15, press and release push pad to turn the lights ON.


  • TheTubejunky

    IPV15 is "Manually On" and motion/ timed for "Auto Off". The "load" (light in my case) must be turned on Manually (physically press the switch) first. Motion will NOT turn it on unless it has already been turned on via switch and it hasn't been off longer than the timer's setting.
    The IPS15 which has Auto-on and auto-off functionality is for a motion activated "ON" function and timer off.

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