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The magnet and switch can work in other configurations besides having the arrows pointing at each other. You can generally rotate the magnet 90 degrees, or leave a gap of up to about 1/4 inch, and it will still work OK. To cover bigger gaps, you can always try using a different, stronger magnet, instead of the magnet we provide.
 
The magnet and switch can work in other configurations besides having the arrows pointing at each other. You can generally rotate the magnet 90 degrees, or leave a gap of up to about 1/4 inch, and it will still work OK. To cover bigger gaps, you can always try using a different, stronger magnet, instead of the magnet we provide.
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We cannot recommend any particular magnet sellers; I recommend doing [http://www.google.com/products?q=rare+earth+magnet a Google Products search for RARE EARTH MAGNET].

Revision as of 01:54, 27 May 2008

Question

I am installing my Door/Window sensor, but I cannot position the magnet and sensor so that their arrows are pointing exactly at each other. What can I do?

Answer

The magnet and switch can work in other configurations besides having the arrows pointing at each other. You can generally rotate the magnet 90 degrees, or leave a gap of up to about 1/4 inch, and it will still work OK. To cover bigger gaps, you can always try using a different, stronger magnet, instead of the magnet we provide.

We cannot recommend any particular magnet sellers; I recommend doing a Google Products search for RARE EARTH MAGNET.