Vertex steady burn

iCrash

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Aug 11, 2010
50
New Jersey
I want to install a pair of Vertexs in the fog light housing (replacing the fog lamp entirely) of my S-10 and was wondering if it would be possible to set them up so that I can easily switch between the steady burn function and a synced pattern. According to the instructions steady burn is a non-sync pattern so does that mean if I have the sync wires connected I won't be able to switch to steady burn? But before I get ahead of myself would these things even throw enough workable light?
 

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May 20, 2010
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Would not throw workable light- more like mood/immediate area lighting. Also depends on how well they reflect in the actual fog marker.


For what you want to do, I'd recommend picking up a external flasher.. I believe the Whelen ulf44 has an option to have both steady burn and any flash pattern you want with a flip of a switch (or two)
 

Daniel

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May 21, 2010
14
Leiden, the Netherlands
Note, the ULF44 does feature steady burn, but that is a cruise function, not a full powered steady burn.


I got around that by applying 12 v via a switch to the output terminals of the ULF.


HTH, Daniël
 

AggiePhil

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Jul 17, 2010
146
Southwest
Daniel said:
Note, the ULF44 does feature steady burn, but that is a cruise function, not a full powered steady burn.

How did you manage to do that? The ULF44 has a Pattern Override terminal where you can select an optional second pattern and it also has a Low Power terminal. But the two are separate. So if you normally have the lightheads set to flash at full power, and have your Pattern Override set to Steady Burn, it should Steady Burn at full power unless you activate the Low Power terminal.
 

mjw357

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Jun 17, 2011
188
OHIO
AggiePhil said:
How did you manage to do that? The ULF44 has a Pattern Override terminal where you can select an optional second pattern and it also has a Low Power terminal. But the two are separate. So if you normally have the lightheads set to flash at full power, and have your Pattern Override set to Steady Burn, it should Steady Burn at full power unless you activate the Low Power terminal.
I don't know about the ULF44, but on the ULF22 the low-power is disabled on any steady mode.

EDIT: Just looked at the spec sheet http://www.whelen.com/install/141/14103.pdf


There are five intensity levels available for the steady burn, and says nothing about disabling low power on steady.


EDIT2: ULF22 will do a dim mode in steady, just not in SteadyFlash.
 
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AggiePhil

Member
Jul 17, 2010
146
Southwest
Does Whelen even still make the ULF22? It isn't listed on their website. Just the ULF44. Looks like there's only about a $10 between the two of them.
 

mjw357

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Jun 17, 2011
188
OHIO

Bizkitjmd1

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May 21, 2010
187
CT in good old US of A
You could run two separate external flasher and just diode isolate the two. Set one to the flash pattern you want and the second to steady burn. Not the best way to do it but it would work.
 

factorone33

Member
Jun 13, 2010
492
Merriam, KS
You could use a Whelen Pioneer flasher. Power to one terminal will give you a flash pattern (which can be changed), and power to another terminal gives you full power steady burn. Pretty simple (but expensive).


Honestly, the ULF44/ULF22 idea is the best to go with, since it's cheaper, and easier to do.
 

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