Looking to get a Whelen 4500 series up and running for home use

casualmaleXL

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Howdy,

I have this nice Whelen 4500-series (maybe 5000-series) build-a-bar lightbar I won at auction a few years back. After sitting in the garage for a few years I'd like to get it running. I'm a newbie when it comes to lightbars but I have hobbyist electric skills (soldering, splicing, multimeter-ing).

Looking for some pointers on how to get this thing running. I've attatched a picture of the spliced wires coming out the back, some of them are labelled but I'm not sure how to power them. Do I need a control box? Can I hook it up to a transformer? Looking for any and all technical manuals/tips/pointers/anecdotes/etc.

I enjoy hosting gatherings and this lightbar would make for some cool functional decor.

Thanks in advance for any help you can offer.

4500 series brochure

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The 4500 Super AdvantEdge has endcaps that wrap around into end lenses, and it has lens dividers that are held on with screws. This is not a 4500 bar.
 
You will need a strobe power supply for the three strobe lights. If you can find one the Whelen isp94 was always a favorite of mine and quite bright.

You’ll need some strobe cable extensions and a place to mount the PS, but would add another layer of affect at a party.

If you’ve got anyone prone to seizures at your party, may wanna hold off running the bar as all the flashes particularly up close can induce seizures.

Seth
 
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