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whelen B-link?

Discussion in 'Strobe Lighting' started by NY_plow_guy, Jan 1, 2010.

  1. NY_plow_guy

    NY_plow_guy Junior Member
    from CNY
    Messages: 26

    hello. I just got a whelen edge light bar. I am beginning to think its maybe a B-link bar as it only has 4 wires coming out of it total. 2 large wire a red and a black(10-12ga). i believe for powering the bar? and 2 small wires a red and a black (18-22ga wire) i guess i'm wondering how this unit works? From what i understand it needs a controller? is there any way to test this with out one? Its an amber bar i'd like to use on my truck. If it needs a controller and i can't come across one i will put it up for sale if anyones interested in it. it is in good shape without knowing the operating condition.
    thanks austin
     
  2. SafetyLighting

    SafetyLighting Senior Member
    Messages: 601

    All the BLink equipment I have dealt with has one blue and one gray wire for communications. What is the model number of the bar? Should be a label on the underside of it.
     
  3. NY_plow_guy

    NY_plow_guy Junior Member
    from CNY
    Messages: 26

    there are no numbers on the underside. the rear lenses are arrows to the left and right if that is any help to anyone. any where else to look for numbers?
     
  4. fireboy6413

    fireboy6413 Senior Member
    Messages: 396

    can you take a pic of the bar and wires
     
  5. SafetyLighting

    SafetyLighting Senior Member
    Messages: 601

    How many strobe tubes are in it?
     
  6. kitn1mcc

    kitn1mcc Senior Member
    Messages: 516

    is it the standard edge or a 10,0000
     
  7. SafetyLighting

    SafetyLighting Senior Member
    Messages: 601

    Paper or plastic?
     
  8. NY_plow_guy

    NY_plow_guy Junior Member
    from CNY
    Messages: 26

    it has the 4 corner strobes and 2 on the front. the arrow and the other 2 have the regular halogens(i think thats what they are) in it. it has a circuit board. in it with several fuses in the board. i can get some pics later to night
     
  9. SafetyLighting

    SafetyLighting Senior Member
    Messages: 601

    That board with the fuses is usually for the arrow halogens. So what do the small gauge red and black connect to in the bar?
     
  10. THEGOLDPRO

    THEGOLDPRO PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,136

    the bar on my blue truck was the same way sept it had the power and ground, then like 10 small wires to control it all, after messing with the wires i found one of them was a signal wire, and just needed to twist a few together to get the whole bar to work, i hooked it upto switch i got at radio shack so i didnt waist money on a bulky controller.
     
  11. SafetyLighting

    SafetyLighting Senior Member
    Messages: 601

    Ben, I think you are referring to the activation wires. Those are different than an actual communication style setup.

    Where did you find the Ram head avatar you are using? I can't read it, LOL.
     
  12. THEGOLDPRO

    THEGOLDPRO PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,136

  13. SafetyLighting

    SafetyLighting Senior Member
    Messages: 601


    LMAO, that is great.
     
  14. ultimate plow

    ultimate plow PlowSite.com Addict
    from N. IL
    Messages: 1,763

    So are you making fun of your own trucks? ? ? ?
     
  15. Indy

    Indy Senior Member
    Messages: 704

    he's making fun of uterus's:nono:
     
  16. SafetyLighting

    SafetyLighting Senior Member
    Messages: 601


    lololololololololol
     
  17. NY_plow_guy

    NY_plow_guy Junior Member
    from CNY
    Messages: 26

    ok here are the pics of the light and the wires. I found a date code on it that say 12/92

    0102001925.jpg

    0102001925a.jpg

    0102001926.jpg
     
  18. doo-man

    doo-man Senior Member
    Messages: 387

    Its just a plain strobe bar, hook the larger blk wire to ground and the red to a switched 12volt + supply and it should about blind ya, Look what wires connect the halogens for the arrow stick usually these are negative tripped as my old code 3 was. Nice bar hope you got a good deal on it !
     
  19. NY_plow_guy

    NY_plow_guy Junior Member
    from CNY
    Messages: 26

    well if that is the case there there is something wrong with it as i get nothing. i hold the big wire to a battery and get nothing what so ever other than a coulpe of small sparks when i first touch it to the battery. i have checked all the fuses and still get nothing so i'm not sure whats next
     
  20. doo-man

    doo-man Senior Member
    Messages: 387

    So if you hooked the larger red/black wires to battery and try the smaller red wire to 12+ also see what happens