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90W 6head strobe install 2006 F250 "wires"question

Discussion in 'Strobe Lighting' started by T&M SnowMan, Apr 17, 2010.

  1. T&M SnowMan

    T&M SnowMan Senior Member
    Messages: 249

    bought 90w Whelen 6head this winter and finally have the time to install them coming up here shortly. I got to breeze through their instructions and see I need to buy a 15 amp fuse connector and some red/ black wires to run my power etc...What gage wire should I pick up so I get the best performance out of my Whelen Competitor 90W system? Any advice would be great guys! Thanks for the input ahead of time!!
     
  2. SafetyLighting

    SafetyLighting Senior Member
    Messages: 601

    Did you buy weatherproof connectors?
     
  3. Pirsch

    Pirsch Senior Member
    Messages: 596

    Hey John there's a guy look'n for some wiring and stuff for a strobe on one of the treads... ATTACK ATTACK!! Gett'm :laughing:
     
  4. SafetyLighting

    SafetyLighting Senior Member
    Messages: 601

    LOLOL, thanks Pirsch.
     
  5. T&M SnowMan

    T&M SnowMan Senior Member
    Messages: 249

    Got the strobe kit install done on the F250 Saturday. Spent 2hrs Friday night mounting and prepping/running my front stobe cables, and Saturday, prepped and ran my rear light cables, drilled the light casings, and zip-tied, cleaned up and hooked up power. Nice new switch mount and all wires hidden (neatly). I was waiting for one of those "I will hook that up when I finish" "why wont this work" moments at the end, but I didnt get ahead of myself and the diagram was fairly straight forward with two options to go with. It was a fairly simply install, just time consuming having doing it for the first time. If I was to do it again, I would prep some things before starting the job, probably knock off about 2hrs for the total install...I only hooked up the two headlights and the tail lights, held off on the 5 and 6 heads because I was going to put them in the cargo lights, but I just bought a new Back Rack and might buy a light casing and have a strobe on the rack instead, so they arent blocked at all. I will see if I can get a video on here soon.
     
  6. T&M SnowMan

    T&M SnowMan Senior Member
    Messages: 249

    answer to water proof wires question...

    I got the 3 prong connectors they (Strobes-n-more) send you with the whelen competitor kit. They dont appear to be weatherproof connectors, but I took the steps to make sure they dont become a problem for me. I used dielectric grease in all the connectors, front and back of connectors(plenty of it), so there is no entrance way for any water to get in. I also siliconed the piss out of the strobe lights on the backside where its screwed into the headlight and tail light casings.