- May 24, 2010
What are the differences between the V-Shaped, Vision, Smart Vector and Vectors etc.
+1ethator said:This should be a sticky.
Stendec said:Has anyone successfully converted an IVP to a mag-mount beacon? Obviously it would be hard to do with the auxiliary light version, but is there something about the one-rotator model that would preclude it?
The magnetic IVP and the 5-pod Vector are VAMA products, sold in Europe - I intentionally didn't mention that in the list above. (Also I think the Vision and Smart Vector aren't available in Europe)RJ* said:And a 5 pod version also exists.
In 7 pods. You can have rotators in 3 speeds, forward and intersection oscillators, front and rear flashers, takedown and alley lights, and a built-in arrow stick. The most common standard model includes two 95 FPM rotators, three 175 FPM rotators, rear flashers, two takedown lights, alley lights, and a built-in arrowstick.
SMART VECTOR: In 7 pods. The same as the Vector, but with two "smart pods" which can be controlled to rotate, steady burn as takedown or alley lights, oscillate, or flash.
VISION: 7 smart pods with several preset flash patterns. A LOT of user-controllability.
A Vector with 3 pods and the same custom options. The most common standard model includes two 95 FPM rotators and one 175 FPM rotator.
One-sided split Vector with 3 or 4 pods each for a total of 6 or 8. Meant for use on big vehicles like fire trucks. Similar options to full Vector. 2x4-pod standard models include, on each side, two 95 FPM rotators and either two front oscillators or two 175 FPM rotators.
Individual Vector Pod. Only available with a 175 FPM rotator. May also include a rear-facing flasher, or hose-bed light for use on fire trucks. (If it has a hose bed light, it must be mounted on the rear, backwards, with the sloped side facing toward the rear of the truck)
I don't know if they ever were available in 95 or 120 - that's just what the FedSig website says:SBFD-E-9 said:Are you sure? My FD has a rescue with two of these on the back and they are regular speed.
Those are Smart Vectors.opskmallory said:Idaho State Police (used to) have Vectors on their cars, but I don't remember which model. A feature I found very neat was the ability to use the Takedown/Alley pods as rotatable spot lights. A seperate pair of toggle switches were used. One was a 3 position/middle off toggle. This was used to select the left or the right pod. When in the middle off position, they were controlled by the primary controller and would flash/rotate as originally designed. The second was a 2 position momentary toggle. If you clicked it to the left, the pod reflector would rotate counter clockwise, directing light in that direction. Clicking to the right, did the same but clockwise.
I always thought that setup was pretty cool, and useful from what I observed in the couple of ride-alongs I did with them.