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Installers- question on strobe wire connector pinning

Discussion in 'Strobe Lighting' started by justme-, Apr 6, 2011.

  1. justme-

    justme- 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,138

    Alright, I'm planning on putting in a couple of small TIR type lights and I want to wire it reasonably standard so I'm wondering what is the standard wiring sequence - in other words the 4 pin Molex connectors (Whelen style), which pin is supposed to go to which color wire, and which side is supposed to have the male or female?
    I'm not using a strobe setup at this time, but it would be nice not to have to redo the wires in the event I do in the future.
     
  2. RBRONKEMA GHTFD

    RBRONKEMA GHTFD 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,592

    Pin 1 is red
    Pin 2 is black
    Pin 3 is white
    Pin 4 is green

    The white female looking plug gets the male pins and the male looking white plug get the female pins.
     
  3. justme-

    justme- 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,138

    Thanks- which end goes on which side of the wire- from a strobe controller it's pretty straight forward, but which end (m or f) is generally on the tube pigtail?
     
  4. RBRONKEMA GHTFD

    RBRONKEMA GHTFD 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,592

    The female with male pins goes on the strobe tube and the male with female pins goes on the cable.
     
  5. justme-

    justme- 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,138

    Thanks again!
    It's amazing how hard that little bit of information is to locate on the web in this google-centric world we have.
     
  6. RBRONKEMA GHTFD

    RBRONKEMA GHTFD 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,592

    I agree. Sometimes you have to go to the manufactures site and look high and low for it. Sometimes you can find it sometimes you can't on their site, usually you can.