Code 3 Force 4 XL Power Supply

Jacob K

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Hello all and thank you for viewing this thread!
I currently have a Code 3 Force 4 XL all amber. I’ve found it hard to get a power supply but i was given a Samlex Power SEC-1223 power supply a while back. I just got it out and wired it up but it won’t power the bar, almost like it’s not getting any power, but when i plug in my smaller light it workds just fine. Can anyone share or help me with my problem?
Thanks!
 

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EHFD_Tower_751

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Probaly not enough Amps to power the bar.

They usually pull about 30 Amps (or around there). I have 2 of them and I usually just test them once in awhile
 

Stampeed Valkyrie

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Amperage draw will be dependent on the bulbs in the bar. Take your bulb wattage and divide by 12 and this should give you an approximate amp draw.

So for example H1 bulbs are 55 watt. so 55/12 = 4.58 amps. Typically XL5000s came with either 795 (50watt) or 796 (35watt) bulbs..
figure out the type and multiply by 4.. then factor in 1 or 2 amps for motor draw.

Keep in mind also that Halogen bulbs draw a fairly large surge on cold start which can be quite high.. So in your case a 23 amp powersupply may power the bar post startup surge.. but you'll need 30 or higher to get it rolling.
 
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Jacob K

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Amperage draw will be dependent on the bulbs in the bar. Take your bulb wattage and divide by 12 and this should give you an approximate amp draw.

So for example H1 bulbs are 55 watt. so 55/12 = 4.58 amps. Typically XL5000s came with either 795 (50watt) or 796 (35watt) bulbs..
figure out the type and multiply by 4.. then factor in 1 or 2 amps for motor draw.

Keep in mind also that Halogen bulbs draw a fairly large surge on cold start which can be quite high.. So in your case a 23 amp powersupply may power the bar post startup surge.. but you'll need 30 or higher to get it rolling.
will LED bulbs make a big change?
 

Stampeed Valkyrie

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will LED bulbs make a big change?
Yes in 2 ways..
Lower amp draw..
probably a fraction of what its drawing now.

But also LED bulbs cast light differently the halogen bulbs and it may not be acceptable for your end result.

see this video..

 

Pete L.

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Aren't you supposed to use red leds behind red lenses and blue leds behind blue lenses ??
Something to do with the light spectrum ??
 

MtnMan

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Assuming this is for display purposes only, you can replace some or all of the halogen lamps with #93 lamps, which are only 13W.
 
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