Whelen LFL Patriot Lights Install?

TapouT57

New Member
Aug 21, 2010
6
Hi,


I recently just purchased a whelen patriot bar and am planning to add more lights so i purchased a bunch of strobes and halogens to install. well i took my bar apart and ran into some difficulty, the lights i have to install are whelen 500 series and whelen 52 linear lights which i was told would fit and work with my bar. I have plugs for them that will fit other plugs not in use on the bar however i dont know how to make them flash or light up at all. the plugs they are plugged into run back to my power supplys A & B box's and then from there run to the center I.O. card, is there something im missing or doing wrong? I can take pictures if needed, im at a dead end i cant seem to figure it out lol. any help is VERY much appreciated! thanks so much in advance.
 

Andy L.

Member
Jun 16, 2010
282
Michigan
Does the bar have enough power supplies to run the amount of strobes you want? Those supplies only run four strobes so if it was only built as a four strobe bar there wouldn't be a second power supply from the factory.
 

cajunblitz

Member
May 20, 2010
1,217
Saint Martin Parish LA
TapouT57 said:
Hi,

I recently just purchased a whelen patriot bar and am planning to add more lights so i purchased a bunch of strobes and halogens to install. well i took my bar apart and ran into some difficulty, the lights i have to install are whelen 500 series and whelen 52 linear lights which i was told would fit and work with my bar. I have plugs for them that will fit other plugs not in use on the bar however i dont know how to make them flash or light up at all. the plugs they are plugged into run back to my power supplys A & B box's and then from there run to the center I.O. card, is there something im missing or doing wrong? I can take pictures if needed, im at a dead end i cant seem to figure it out lol. any help is VERY much appreciated! thanks so much in advance.

Wow, my tech in New Orleans called me with the exact same questions about a customer. Are you in or around the New Orleans/Jefferson area?
 

TapouT57

New Member
Aug 21, 2010
6
to: andy


The bar has two power supplies labeled as "A" and "B" one on each end, is that enough to run them? and i want to fill the bar completely with lights i have enough to do so now, thanks for your reply by the way


to: cajunblitz


lol nope im in New Hampshire and this is the first time ive asked the question but that is definitely weird. thanks for your reply as well
 

Grotonems5

Member
Jun 1, 2010
933
Groton, Vermont
sorry to get off topic... but I saw a truck over my way with a TapouT decal on it.. What is TapouT? Where in NH are you? I'm right near the border and have an LFL 8 strobe with halo's in it if you need a hand let me know, I'm in the Central part of the Twin States!
 

TapouT57

New Member
Aug 21, 2010
6
Grotonems5 said:
sorry to get off topic... but I saw a truck over my way with a TapouT decal on it.. What is TapouT? Where in NH are you? I'm right near the border and have an LFL 8 strobe with halo's in it if you need a hand let me know, I'm in the Central part of the Twin States!


Oh no problem, TapouT is an MMA cage fighting equipment company, its seen on a lot of UFC fights and stuff of that category. basically like a nike but in the fighting aspect of sports hence the word tap out as in submit. also im in Exeter,NH how about yourself? I travel to MA everyday for work and could absolutely use a hand or even information if possible, thanks a ton!
 

Grotonems5

Member
Jun 1, 2010
933
Groton, Vermont
Exeter, you are down south! I'm in Groton, VT. Well let's start out with this... how many strobes/LED's/halos do you have in your bar now? The way I understand it you can only run 4 strobes off of each power supply. So without some modification 8 strobes is all you can have in these bars unless they make some 6 outlet power packs for these, which would be awesome. I have 8 strobes, flashing takedowns/alleys in mine and room for 6 LED's.
 

BlueLineEnt

New Member
May 23, 2010
118
Danvers, MA
Tapout,


I'm in Danvers, MA if you need a hand with anything or trying to figure it out. I deal a bit with these bars as we have them here in town.


Matt
 

TapouT57

New Member
Aug 21, 2010
6
Grotonems5 said:
Exeter, you are down south! I'm in Groton, VT. Well let's start out with this... how many strobes/LED's/halos do you have in your bar now? The way I understand it you can only run 4 strobes off of each power supply. So without some modification 8 strobes is all you can have in these bars unless they make some 6 outlet power packs for these, which would be awesome. I have 8 strobes, flashing takedowns/alleys in mine and room for 6 LED's.


I have 4 strobes but theyre all corners, 2 front 2 rear.. I have 4 LED's as well, 2 front 2 rear, and i have I believe 4 halos, 2 front as takedowns and 1 left alley and 1 right alley. I have 2 power supplies so i should beable to make this work, my problem is my lights im installing are 3 plug and the exsiting are two plug but there is 3 plugs as well tucked away inside the bar.im pretty new to this so im not sure if what im describing is correct 100% but i can post pictures too if that will help, i may do that tomorrow.


Thanks so much for your help by the way
 

TapouT57

New Member
Aug 21, 2010
6
BlueLineEnt said:
Tapout,
I'm in Danvers, MA if you need a hand with anything or trying to figure it out. I deal a bit with these bars as we have them here in town.


Matt


ive been working out of middleton and andover,MA lately so any help would be very much appreciated.


Thanks!
 

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