Help with disabling PIR occupancy sensor

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    Helen

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    We've recently moved into a home which is equipped with a CBUS system, including an PIR occupancy sensor for the ensuite. I'm keen to turn it off but am a bit gun shy on doing something which might affect the whole system. I'd appreciate any help on how to disable it for the ensuite.
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    Helen
     
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    Ashley

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    Ideally you need to get a Cbus installer to come around and reprogram the sensor. However if you don't want to use it at all, just remove it from the ceiling (the flush ones just pull out), make sure it's really a Cbus sensor (it will have a pink cable going to it), and disconnect the green plug. It just pulls out. The pink cable is safe low voltage so you can just leave it in the ceiling.

    Alternatively, just cover up the sensor. You can remove the cover plate (it rotates) and use it to hold a bit of dark material in place.
     
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    Thanks Ashley for your answer. I've also found a settings area on my CBUS panel and will see if there is any guidance in there.
     
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    Hi Helen
    Finding a good local C-Bus conversant specialist will be an asset for you long term, most general electricians are useless when it comes to C-Bus.
    As well as fix things when they break (accidental or otherwise) they can explain the way the system operates and customise some of the operations as to how you could / would like to use them. The options depend on what's installed but it's probably suffice to say if you have purchased a house with C-Bus installed its not an entry level house. A small investment in some time with a skilled technician will likely enhance your use of the space.
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    Thanks Matthew; we'll definitely be looking into finding an electrician who's familiar with the system. Using the control panel I managed to turn off the system for the ensuite. Like most things, I think it's getting used to a system we're not familiar with!
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