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RCWL-0516 microwave radar motion sensor~

module uses a “microwave Doppler radar” technique to detect moving objects. Its advantage over traditional PIRs is that it can detect presence through obstacles with a sensing distance of 3m average in real life conditions.

Configuration~

Wiring~

RCWL-0516 ESP266
GND GND
VIN 5V
OUT GPIOx

Tasmota Settings~

In the Configuration -> Configure Module page assign:

  • GPIOx to Switch1 (9)

A configured RCWL-0516 will not appear in the web UI, only the console displays the status of Switch1 as POWER.

Continue to use RCWL-0516 just as any other PIR in Tasmota.


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Features of RCWL-0516
RCWL-0516 Datasheet
RCWL-0516 GitHub