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Whelen lightbar weak strobes

Discussion in 'Strobe Lighting' started by daninline, Jan 19, 2010.

  1. daninline

    daninline Senior Member
    Messages: 430

    Hey everyone I have a Whelen mini 9M that the strobes are blinking weak, I'm thinking the power supply is bad or going. anyone have any info on this. can these power supplys be fixed

    .I might be selling a Edge 9000 soon that needs lenses
     
  2. SafetyLighting

    SafetyLighting Senior Member
    Messages: 601

    Well, first make sure it isn't in low power mode. Other than that, you can send(or bring) the PS to Whelen, they may be able to fix it.
     
  3. kitn1mcc

    kitn1mcc Senior Member
    Messages: 516

    bad tube the 9m power supplys are encapsulated
     
  4. Pirsch

    Pirsch Senior Member
    Messages: 596

    1 bad tube can cause the whole light to get weak... PS may also be going... give Whelen a call and they may be able to help you out.
     
  5. daninline

    daninline Senior Member
    Messages: 430

    I'm still messing with it I was trying to unplug some of the strobes to see if there was a bad one all ready checked fuses and I did see the PS is just a swap out unit.
    this light is only a little over 2 years old with 4 strobes alleys and work lights so I think it's worth the PS replacement
     
  6. fireboy6413

    fireboy6413 Senior Member
    Messages: 396

    if its only 2 years old then send it back to whelen, they have a full 5 year warranty.
     
  7. daninline

    daninline Senior Member
    Messages: 430

    No Sh*t they do :) if thats the case it will be going in for repair tommorow morning
     
  8. fireboy6413

    fireboy6413 Senior Member
    Messages: 396

    Just give them a call, they will give you their address, then just ship it back to them, in the event its out of warranty they usually have a flat rate to repair their products, which is much less then buying new. But yours should still be under warranty since its 2 years. I see your in CT, here is their address, maybe you can just drop it off if yor not too far
    51 Winthrop Road
    Chester, CT 06412-0684
    (860)526-9504 Fax(860)526-4078
     
  9. daninline

    daninline Senior Member
    Messages: 430

    the 5 year warr if for LEDs only power supplys and strobes are only 2 years and it's just over 2 years old
     
  10. fireboy6413

    fireboy6413 Senior Member
    Messages: 396

    Its for strobe power supplys as well, Like I said, if its something thats out of warranty, they usually have a flat rate fee, which is alot less then buying the parts new. Give them a call in the morning, ask to speak to one of the tech guys, explain to them whats the problem, they are real good guys that work in the tech dept. they will give you an idea of what it can be, or usually they know right off the bat, then they will tell you if its covered or not
     
  11. daninline

    daninline Senior Member
    Messages: 430

    thanks will do, I'll give them a call while on the road, long day of driving coming up about 300 miles or more :dizzy:
    can't wait to get it all setup and running, thanks for the info
     
  12. kitn1mcc

    kitn1mcc Senior Member
    Messages: 516

    just drive to chester
     
  13. daninline

    daninline Senior Member
    Messages: 430

    thats the plan I have the time Thursday after some sanding :drinkup:
     
  14. kitn1mcc

    kitn1mcc Senior Member
    Messages: 516

    they can even fix it on the truck
     
  15. fireboy6413

    fireboy6413 Senior Member
    Messages: 396

    keep us posted
     
  16. groundbreakers

    groundbreakers Senior Member
    Messages: 824

    not necessarily .... if one tube goes out the rest still blink as normal ... i had an old mini edge ... just replaced the turbo64 strobe tube ...
     
  17. daninline

    daninline Senior Member
    Messages: 430

    well I talked to one of there tech guys and he thinks it's a power supply and there not under warranty but under a pro rated warrany it will cost $130 for a power supply unless someone has one cheaper.
    Or is it better to just get a newer lightbar
     
  18. kitn1mcc

    kitn1mcc Senior Member
    Messages: 516

  19. SafetyLighting

    SafetyLighting Senior Member
    Messages: 601

    That's not right either. I've serviced plenty of whelen strobe bars that act strange when one tube fails. The outlets are fired in pairs, so one bad tube can effect the other sibling.
     
  20. daninline

    daninline Senior Member
    Messages: 430

    I even tried to unplug the strobes one at a time no change.
    I tested all the voltages and they look good going into the power supply