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JetStrobe wiring

Discussion in 'Strobe Lighting' started by highridge, Jan 12, 2010.

  1. highridge

    highridge Member
    Messages: 47

    Hello
    Just bought a used federal signal Jetstrobe for my truck and was wondering if anyone had any advice. I hooked it to a battery to test it and got the normal flash pattern(standard red and black wire) The manual said to apply 12v to the smaller colored wires to change the pattern. I think there were 5 wires, 2 of which changed the pattern to something weird(not the standard front or rear cutoff) and then 3 wires did nothing. Is it possible these were disconnected at some point? I would like to have the front cutoff so it matches my hideaway strobes front cut off as well.

    Thanks
    Derek
     
  2. JohnnyU

    JohnnyU 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,040

    What's the model number of the Jetstrobe?
     
  3. highridge

    highridge Member
    Messages: 47

    The model is SJL 6071P
     
  4. JohnnyU

    JohnnyU 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,040

  5. highridge

    highridge Member
    Messages: 47

    Yea thats the thing I downloaded, but thanks. I suspect someone messed around with the connectors inside the lightbar. That diagram says Red for front strobes and Red/White for rear, but when I hook up red to 12v I get all the strobes and then Red/White plus Red gives me front left and rear right.
     
  6. JohnnyU

    JohnnyU 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,040

    Sounds like someone switched a couple of strobe connectors front to rear. Remove the lenses and switch the left-side strobe cables front to rear. This should correct that problem, that way you'll get just rear strobes when activating the "cut-off".

    :drinkup:
     
  7. highridge

    highridge Member
    Messages: 47

    Yea that makes sense now, thanks!
     
  8. highridge

    highridge Member
    Messages: 47

    So you mean change the cables on the power supply right?
     
  9. JohnnyU

    JohnnyU 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,040

    Yea, the cables that feed the strobe heads.
     
  10. highridge

    highridge Member
    Messages: 47

    Right I think I understand now. Thanks again
     
  11. highridge

    highridge Member
    Messages: 47

    All set now! I've got it set for all flashing, rear flash, and what I call rapid flash(the diagram calls it low intensity) and I'm still seeing spots lol
     
    Last edited: Jan 12, 2010
  12. SafetyLighting

    SafetyLighting Senior Member
    Messages: 601

    Low intensity would dim the strobes, not change the flash pattern. Someone probably changed that around inside the bar as well.