Signalmaster with a Code 3 Arrowstik?

I have a Code 3 360 with the Arrowstik feature. I don't have an Arrowstik controller, but I have a Smartsiren SS2000SM. Is it possible to use this to control the Arrowstik or do I have to use a Code 3 controller? I was going to use it to control the bar's functions and was hoping that I could do an all-in-one setup.

Worst case scenario, couldn't I just use a Mastercom B?
 

SeattleSAR

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I controlled a FedSig signalmaster with a whelen TACTRL1A, fairly sure you can use your SS.
 
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Thanks! It's worth a shot. I'll read the manuals for both and see what can be done.
 

MtnMan

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The difference is Federal SignalMaster controllers have 8 outputs, one for each module, while Code 3 uses 5 outputs (Arrowstick modules are grouped 1-2-2-2-1). You could rewire the Arrostick to operate each module independently.
 

Tango7

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Halogen or LED Arrowstick? The Arrowstick built into the 360 looks like it has 7 wires to the control head, while the LED has 11.
 
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Halogen. It has two negative wires. This one really threw me off at first as they're both red wires.

The difference is Federal SignalMaster controllers have 8 outputs, one for each module, while Code 3 uses 5 outputs (Arrowstick modules are grouped 1-2-2-2-1). You could rewire the Arrostick to operate each module independently.
What might/would be involved in rewiring it? Do you think that it might just be better in the long run to get an Arrowstik or some other Code 3 controller? I'm up for the challenge, that's for sure. Only problem is that my tools are still 460 miles north of here ;)!
 

MtnMan

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Halogen. It has two negative wires. This one really threw me off at first as they're both red wires.

What might/would be involved in rewiring it? Do you think that it might just be better in the long run to get an Arrowstik or some other Code 3 controller? I'm up for the challenge, that's for sure. Only problem is that my tools are still 460 miles north of here ;)!

The two red wires are positive. The control wires are negative switched.

Rewiring involves cutting circuit a few board traces to isolate the modules and adding three new wires. I think its pretty much self-explanatory when you look at the circuit board layout.
 

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