Asked by: Jeanice Wilfart
asked in category: General Last Updated: 26th March, 2020

What is rain light sensor?

The rain sensor is a switch activated by rain. It is responsible for automatic windscreen wipers and protecting the internal systems from the rain. It works by bouncing an LED light off the windscreen, which becomes distorted by water on the surface.

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Hereof, how does a rain sensor work?

The rain sensor works on the principle of total internal reflection. An infrared light beams at a 45-degree angle on a clear area of the windshield from the sensor inside the car. When it rains, the wet glass causes the light to scatter and lesser amount of light gets reflected back to the sensor.

Also, what is a rain sensor on a car? Automotive rain sensors detect rain falling on the windshield of a vehicle. If the glass is wet, less light makes it back to the sensor. The software in a rain-sensing system turns on the wipers when the amount of light reflected onto the sensor decreases to a preset level.

Simply so, how do you know if your windshield has a rain sensor?

First, if your wipers automatically turn on when raindrops come in contact with the windshield then you have a sensor. You can also check by looking from the outside – behind the rear view mirror. If you see a strip of lens or film that faces the outside that is adjoining your light sensor.

How long does it take for a rain sensor to dry out?

All Hunter rain sensors have an adjustable "Vent Ring." Dry out time could be as little as 4 hours, depending upon weather conditions (temperature and humidity) and how the vent ring is set.

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