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Model #MLC4BC

Plug-In Motion Activated Control

  • Turns on when motion is detected
  • Plugs into any indoor receptacle
  • No wires required
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Product Overview

Add a measure of safety, security and convenience to everyday life with Westek Timers, Light Controls and Dimmers. Turns light/radio/appliance on when motion is detected. Selectable off times, Detects motion up to 25 ft. away, 100° detection zone, Plugs into any indoor receptacle.

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Electrical FeaturesNo Additional FeaturesNo Additional FeaturesNo Additional FeaturesIndicator Light
Wattage (watts)1001200100100
Mounting TypeLight SocketPlug-InScrew-InPlug-In
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Motion Sense TypeOccupancyOccupancyOccupancyOccupancy
Field of View120 Degrees100 Degrees120 Degrees100 Degrees
Voltage120 volt120 volt120 volt120 volt
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Specifications

Dimensions

Product Depth (in.)
2
Product Height (in.)
3.65
Product Width (in.)
2.6

Details

Amperage (amps)
10
Color Family
White
Color/Finish
White
Commercial/Residential
Commercial,Residential
Compatible Bulb Type
CFL,Halogen,Incandescent,LED
Coverage Area (sq. ft.)
400
Electrical Features
No Additional Features
Electrical Product Type
Motion Sensor
Field of View
100 Degrees
Indoor/Outdoor
Indoor
Maximum Distance (ft.)
25
Motion Sense Type
Occupancy
Mounting Type
Plug-In
Pack Size
1
Rating
General Purpose
Returnable
90-Day
Voltage
120 volt
Wall Plate Included
Yes
Wattage (watts)
1200

Warranty / Certifications

Certifications and Listings
UL Listed
Manufacturer Warranty
1 Year Limited Warranty

Questions & Answers

23Questions41Answers

Is the 100 degree field of view omnidirectional or directional?

Asked by None March 5, 2021
1
Answer

Hello None, thank you for your question. The sensor cannot be rotated. It is forward-facing, in line with the outlet this unit is plugged into.

Do you make an outdoor version of this device?

Asked by Outdoorguy January 22, 2021
1
Answer

Hello Outdoorguy, thank you for your question. At this time we do not make this in an outdoor version.

What’s the range or coverage area of the sensor “eye”?

Asked by John September 17, 2020
2
Answers

I believe 12'

I have bought another Westek “motion” plug switch. The issue is I wanted to use in a closet for a...

Asked by Darren June 25, 2020
2
Answers

Had same problem of staying on all of the time. Returned mine and bought Westek model MLC12BC-4 from another supplier. I've been using MLC12BC-4 ones for years and haven't had any problems with them.

What is the detection range and is it adjustable? My intent is use the control circuit to turn o...

Asked by Chewy June 13, 2020
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Answers

I do not know maximum detection range because of location in my pantry but it is mote than two feet. I do not believe detection range is adjustable, whatever it is.

what is wattage of the unit itself?

Asked by john May 19, 2020
4
Answers

The unit uses a tiny bit of power. 240 watts is the maximum for anything plugged into the motion detector.

Does this require movement of a heat-generating body (a person) to work, or will it work with mov...

Asked by AZSteve December 3, 2019
4
Answers

The unit detects any movement

will this this work with fluorescent bulbs ?

Asked by ron October 16, 2019
5
Answers

It's just an on-off switch, so I assume it should work.

How long does it take to turn on (detection time): instant? 1 or 2 seconds? or more?

Asked by Wisconsinsprayer April 29, 2019
10
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ABOUT ONE SECOND - VERY FAST

Will this product work without a ground connection?

Asked by Taylor March 4, 2019
10
Answers

it should but the safety factor is compromized

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Customer Reviews

  • 3.9
    out of 216 reviews
  • 70% recommend this product
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The first one didn’t work at all returned it.The second one works.The first one looked just as pi...
The first one didn’t work at all returned it.The second one works.The first one looked just as pictured .The second one looks a little different.
by Joe
Response from AmerTacMay 17, 2019
Thanks Joe for taking the time to share your experience. We realize this wasn't a recent review however, we are committed to ensuring your enjoyment with our Plug in Motion Activated Control. Should you have further feedback or need assistance, we would love to help. You can reach us directly at CustomerService@Amertac.com. AmerTac
1 person found this helpful
Installed two detectors in three car garage into ceiling outlets. Slow to detect motion and works...
Installed two detectors in three car garage into ceiling outlets. Slow to detect motion and works two out of three times. Possibly a detection angle issue.
by GarageGuy
1 person found this helpful
Motion Sensor works great. We were worried that it might not pick up movement since where we put...
Motion Sensor works great. We were worried that it might not pick up movement since where we put it was partially blocked, but it works just fine.
by CCOV
It's not like the one in the picture.. The sensor on the one I got was flat, not bulging out.... ...
It's not like the one in the picture.. The sensor on the one I got was flat, not bulging out.... IT'S BETTER than the one pictured and works GREAT. Now only of they sold it in Canada, it would be better.
by cd3000
I now have three of these units in my home, and I have given two others to friends. They are very...
I now have three of these units in my home, and I have given two others to friends. They are very effective in darker areas, as the attached light comes on when one walks through. The first controls I purchased are nearly one year old and are still coming on--and turning off--as needed. The only issue I have is that the light sometimes comes on when there is no motion in the room. It does then turn off, so I don't consider this a problem for me.
by Scotty
Just plug in
Just plug in
by Dennis
by RVW
Sensitivity not the best had to return it...
Sensitivity not the best had to return it
by Gary
Response from THD-CSMar 23, 2021
Dear Valued Home Depot Customer, We have reached out to the manufacturer and their reply is, We are sorry to see that you returned your purchase. We take pride in our products and the happiness of our customers. If you require future assistance, we encourage you to reach out to us at (610) 336-1330 or CustomerService@amertac.com, so we can help.
One works, one does not. The one that doesn’t...
One works, one does not. The one that doesn’t goes on and off intermittently. I can’t use it for its purpose. I had to replace it with another one.
by DANIEL
Response from THD-CSMar 23, 2021
Dear Valued Home Depot Customer, We have reached out to the manufacturer and their reply is, We're sorry to hear that your experience has been less than stellar. We believe in the quality of our products and we take pride in being able to assist our customers at every turn. We'd like the opportunity to turn this around and we encourage you to reach out to us directly at (610) 336-1330 or CustomerService@amertac.com so we can assist you further and have you enjoying your product!
The sensor only activates if your standing right in front...
The sensor only activates if your standing right in front of it. It does not activate 180 degrees.
by ENRIQUE
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