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The light is not working. This could be because:

The internal battery has no power – take the unit outside for one to two days to allow recharging.
No movement has been detected – check the sensor is clean and not damaged.
The unit has become damaged by misuse / tampering – check for damage to light and sensor.
The battery may be no longer be able to charge. The battery lifecycle is typically two years – depending on use.

What is the best position for the portable toilet unit?

Clear, unshaded locations are best. Shaded areas will still work but the charge capability of the solar panel will be restricted and so the number of nightly operations of Tibu might be less.
If you have placed the unit inside, please note it will not be able to charge and will only work until the internal battery becomes flat. You will then need to place the units outside to recharge.

Can I adjust the time the light is on for?

No this has been pre-set to around 90 seconds and cannot be adjusted.

Can the light be set to permanently on?

No, it can only operate via the PIR sensor and run for 90 seconds at a time.

Can the light be set to come on in the day?

Yes if you set the switch to “Auto day night” position.

I am only getting around 100 activations per day in the winter. Why?

The time of year and how much sun hits the panel will vary the charge time of the internal battery. But the unit will work with whatever energy is in the battery.
Summer charge times could be as low as five hours of daylight to fully charge the battery.
Spring and Autumn charge times will be between eight  and 15 hours of daylight to fully charge the battery.
Winter charge times could be as long as three days of daylight to charge the battery from flat to full.
In most cases, however, the battery is never being charged from flat because the 240 nightly operations will usually never be fully used, particularly in the winter, thus the reduced performance of the solar cell in winter is compensated by lower use of the toilet/shower unit.

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