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Whelen 9000 edge help

Discussion in 'Strobe Lighting' started by beaver2, Feb 7, 2008.

  1. beaver2

    beaver2 Member
    Messages: 62


    A brief search did not reveal what I was looking for.

    I picked up a 1987 Whelen 9000 edge lightbar. I don't know if it works. Does anyone have a wiring diagram for this bar? It has 8 (or 6 at least) strobes and two halogen flashers. It has two main wires coming out of it, one with a large black and red, and the onther with several multi-colored wires in it of smaller guage.

    Is there a way to test the power supplies?

    Does anybody want to buy the redblue lenses off of it?

    Thanks for your time.

    THEGOLDPRO PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,136

    take it out to your truck and put the big red one on the positive of the bat, the big black one on the neg, then touch the smaller ones to the positive one at a time. strobes should start working.
  3. streetfrog

    streetfrog Senior Member
    Messages: 337

    Or goto http://whelen.com/install/manuals/lightbars.html and look for one that matches or just email them the model and serial number. They will give you the right diagram. If you dont have those tell them how many strobes etc and list the colors of wires. They will give you the diagram.
  4. beaver2

    beaver2 Member
    Messages: 62

    Tried that. Nothing happened.

    I will email Whelen for the diagram. Thanks for your help!
  5. streetfrog

    streetfrog Senior Member
    Messages: 337

    No problem. You should hear back in 24 hrs. They are pretty good at doing it.
  6. DodgeGuy

    DodgeGuy Member
    Messages: 97

    You may have the type of Edge which requires a special controller to operate, something due to how they switch.

    Either way, Whelen will be able to tell you.
  7. Fiafighterdude

    Fiafighterdude Senior Member
    from ME
    Messages: 740

    ia it a edge or a advantedge and do you have a pic
  8. beaver2

    beaver2 Member
    Messages: 62

    I always have a hard time posting pictures. I could send one to you. It was a police lightbar. I don't see advantage anywhere on it but it does say "Edge 9000" in several places.

    Thanks to everyone for their replies.

    THEGOLDPRO PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,136

    send me the pic and ill post it for you.
  10. sparky8370

    sparky8370 Senior Member
    Messages: 234

    That's the kind I have, I believe it's called a diagnostics bar. They only have 4 wires. (2) 10gauge power wires and (2) 16gauge controller wires. I don't think it's this type with a bunch of wires unless maybe someone added wires to change patterns.

    Look inside the bar. Mine has fuses in it. Mine also has a big circuit board in it that is part of the diagnostics control. If you have one then you probably need a controller, I believe mines called a pcds9. Mine also has a smaller board in that is a halogen flasher, so don't confuse them.
  11. beaver2

    beaver2 Member
    Messages: 62

    Ok update.

    My buddy messed around with it and got the following to work:

    1. inner strobes front and back
    2. halogen lights (flashing and steady)
    3. Alley lights

    Those turned out to be a loose ground.

    So the only ones that don't work are the front and back corner strobes. We had them working for a few seconds until I flipped the bar on it's side and it stopped working. Loose wire maybe?

    Is ebay the cheapest place for lenses?

    As always, thanks for your help.

    no pics yet, sorry.

  12. beaver2

    beaver2 Member
    Messages: 62


    Bar is fully functional

    Thanks for your help guys.

    If anyone wants the old lenses, let me know, they are faded, but im sure if you wetsanded them they'd clean up well.

  13. shngraff

    shngraff Junior Member
    Messages: 3


    I saw that you want to get rid of some lens for an edge 9000, I am mainly looking for the blue lenses, but I would take the red too.

    let me know if you still have them
  14. beaver2

    beaver2 Member
    Messages: 62

    Yeah I still have them, PM me. Keep in mind they are faded, maybe a little wetsanding would bring new life to them. They will also need new gaskets.
  15. dakotaskustoms

    dakotaskustoms Senior Member
    Messages: 100

    If you guys need some Lens .. let me know ...

    I have an overload of new and used ...

    I got a bunch of used amber on ebay currently ... http://search.ebay.com/_W0QQsassZdakotaskustoms

    Red, Amber, Yellow (Yes, there is a difference), Clear, Blue, Green and even Purple.

    Lots of parts too ... power supplies and even blank frames from Mini Edge to Full Towman series (52")

  16. shngraff

    shngraff Junior Member
    Messages: 3


    I am not sure how to PM you on here, just email me at - forumemail@gtskc.net


  17. sparky8370

    sparky8370 Senior Member
    Messages: 234

    I don't mean to burst your bubble, but some of that pricing (buy it now) is more than I paid brand new. I bought some amber lenses and clear lens in 17.??" for $15.99 or $16.99 each. I also bought the alley end caps, screws, gaskets for $34.99 It seems like if you're selling used it should be a significant discount. I bought my dividers used and paid $0.99 each with gaskets.
    Ebay is a good place to buy this stuff though. I bought an edge bar with the pcds-9 controller for $189 then bought all new lenses and those used dividers for around $115 if I remember correctly. And I got a bunch of spare parts in the basement.

    THEGOLDPRO PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,136

    how much for a power supply for a mini edge if you have one.
  19. shngraff

    shngraff Junior Member
    Messages: 3


    I never heard back from you about the blue lenses for the edge 9000 lightbar, I am still really interested in buying those from you. to get a hold of me directly email me at shngraff@gtskc.com, or forumemail@gtskc.net


  20. beaver2

    beaver2 Member
    Messages: 62

    email sent