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twist lock strobe question on Whelen 9000

Discussion in 'Strobe Lighting' started by dave_dj1, Sep 5, 2011.

  1. dave_dj1

    dave_dj1 Senior Member
    from NY
    Messages: 350

    I just aquired a Whelen Edge 9000 for cheap, it has take down lights, alley lights, a set of flashing halogens, 4 corner strobes and front and rear twist lock strobes.
    My problem is, I can't seem to make the twist strobes work, I have everything else working fine, even the hi/lo for the corner strobes.
    Is it possible that all 4 bulbs are bad? How do you tell (by looking) if in fact the bulbs are shot?
    The light bar does have two power units to fire the strobes, I guess one of those could be bad. I can run the front or rear corner strobes independently of each other if that helps.

    p.s. I just hate to order bulbs and find out I wasted the money. I will order them if y'all think that's the issue. I don't know how to test a strobe.
    I did swap the plug on one of the corners to the twist and it didn't fire, and I hooked the twist power to the corner and it didn't fire that one either so I'm stumped.

    RBRONKEMA GHTFD 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,592

    Unhook the bulbs from that supply. Turn that supply on. If you hear it firing and making noise its working. If not its shot. Also there may be a fuse inside that's just bad for that supply so double check that. That's a easiest way to figure out if the bulbs are shot or not.
  3. Pirsch

    Pirsch Senior Member
    Messages: 596

    Just don't stick your tongue in the socket! Not a good idea :yow!:
  4. dave_dj1

    dave_dj1 Senior Member
    from NY
    Messages: 350

    LOL, both good advice :mechanic:
    I feel like a dummy, I had checked the "other side" power supply looking for a fuse without realy taking it apart, I spun the light around on the bench and took it apart and it turns out I had a blown fuse!
    I have bad hearing and had the wife come out to the garage and give a listen, she couldn't hear anything either. On my older lightbar I can hear the power supply whining.
    Anyhow, the light works good, turns out I do have one bad twist strobe (the one I happen to be using to test earlier..LOL)
    So now I'm in search of some amber endcaps with clear for the alley lights, some cable and a twist strobe.
    Anyone want to trade some endcaps? I have a complete set of red lenses for a 44" bar too if anyone needs them, I'll go to the classifieds now.
    THANKS Thumbs Up