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new whelen system worked for 15 min.

Discussion in 'Strobe Lighting' started by wiseguyslawn, Dec 4, 2008.

  1. wiseguyslawn

    wiseguyslawn Senior Member
    Messages: 116

    Had my new system running for a total of 15 min or so at different times and they quit running. All fuses were good. some people suggest the box over heated and fryed. i bought this brand new what would cause this. Also i did hear a small pop before the shut off. Any suggestions.
  2. flykelley

    flykelley 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,124

    It may have overheated, if so it will shut itself down till it cools off.

    Regards Mike
  3. ahoron

    ahoron Senior Member
    from here
    Messages: 422

    might be moisture in the connectors
  4. ColliganLands

    ColliganLands PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,854

    how many things are hooked up to the supply?
    ive run 8 strobes on high power for 8 hours at a time and never had any problem
  5. wiseguyslawn

    wiseguyslawn Senior Member
    Messages: 116

    only 4 bulbs, ill check the connectors the system did sit for over 24 hours and still not come back on this would have to be bad connections, i just hope the power supply box is not dead
  6. BlueLine Ent

    BlueLine Ent Senior Member
    Messages: 570

    If you heard a pop, check the fuses on your feeds and on your power supply.
  7. fordmstng66

    fordmstng66 Senior Member
    Messages: 527

    I would check the bulbs, when they blow, they make a big pop. The system i had if one bulb was out, the whole system would not work. it was a federal signal system though.
  8. Dissociative

    Dissociative 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,066

    moisture in the connection at the bulb will shut the system down....turn on and remove one line from supply at a time until it comes back to life....most likely cause...
  9. Pirsch

    Pirsch Senior Member
    Messages: 596

    Ok...Here's my 2 cents worth... check the fuses including the one you have going to your pwr for the supply. Check the connections. (dry and tight). Finally make sure that your pwr supply has air getting to it to keep it from over heating. Oh One other item. Check your grounding of your pwr unit. If it's loose or the wire is loose it will make the big snap/crackel or pop!
  10. snow tender

    snow tender Senior Member
    Messages: 134

    Fuses, I had the same problem Changed all fuses Worked fine. Check to make sure everything is dry the least bit of moisture will give you fits.