SOLVED - FedSig Valor / SSP300B Bench Testing Help

laley210

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Hoping for some help.

I purchased two complete Valor + SmartSiren + and Control Heads at auction from a local police department for a profanely low price. The PD says they were pulled from service 100% operational, and I have no reason to doubt them - they always have nice, expensive new toys (their new setup has loaded W Legacy Trios).

Anyway, when bench testing, and connecting the lightbar, siren, and control head to 12VDC, and connecting the lightbar and controller serial cables, the control and siren come to life, but the lightbar is not responsive. I reset the SS to factory defaults, but no change. Same result on both Valor bars (lightbar no go flashy-flashy), with both SSP300s and both control heads, even after swapping parts around. Am I missing a step?
 

Menachem S

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Did you program the Platinum to what lightbar you have and select what patterns you want to come on with which buttons/slide switch
 
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laley210

laley210

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Did you program the Platinum to what lightbar you have and select what patterns you want to come on with which buttons/slide switch
Yes, I connected to the Platinum in the Convergence software and it's setup correctly.
I'm thinking I may have a serial cable issue between the control head and the Platinum. When I plug in the cable "SM PWR" and "Aux PWR" lightup, but there's no activity on the TX/RX lights. The siren functions also aren't working - so that might be the culprit. Thoughts? Does anyone have the pinout of the cable?
 
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laley210

laley210

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A possibility could be not enough amps to fire the bar... what power source are you using for bench testing?
Good thought - but I hope it's not trying to draw THAT much... I'm using a 650CCA deep cycle RV/Marine battery with a good charge.
 

Menachem S

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Yes, I connected to the Platinum in the Convergence software and it's setup correctly.
I'm thinking I may have a serial cable issue between the control head and the Platinum. When I plug in the cable "SM PWR" and "Aux PWR" lightup, but there's no activity on the TX/RX lights. The siren functions also aren't working - so that might be the culprit. Thoughts? Does anyone have the pinout of the cable?
Just btw you can plug the lightbar directly into the control head and bypass the amp to test it
 
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laley210

laley210

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Just btw you can plug the lightbar directly into the control head and bypass the amp to test it
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This was a huge help in troubleshooting. Thanks!

In the end - everything works except one control head. I'll try factory defaulting it, looking for cooked parts on the PCB, and telling it how special it is - or use this as an excuse to buy a 6-button control head that I really wanted anyway.
 

Menachem S

Registered Member
Just by the way as far as a 6 button control head they are super rare to find the ones that control platinum sirens

Also you can't play with programming on them they are locked however you get them from federal
 
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