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Wiring a CSP690

Discussion in 'Strobe Lighting' started by unklechuckles19, Feb 18, 2008.

  1. unklechuckles19

    unklechuckles19 Junior Member
    Messages: 7

    Quick question for you guys. I know I have power to the pack. The wiring diagram from Whelen tells me I have to have 3 switches total to control the strobes. My question is about the blue/green/yellow "control" plug. Do I need the 3 switches for this plug to run everything? I tried to get the lights to do something by just connecting the power/ground and nothing. Do I need to have all 3 switches in order to run this or can I run it off one main switch. I know a few guys with the same setup and they have only one switch, not sure if they have control of the flash pattern's though. Thanks for any light you guys can shed for me, I'm new to the world of wiring things.
     
  2. BlueLine Ent

    BlueLine Ent Senior Member
    Messages: 570

    The main power to the supply must remain on at all times, no questions asked.

    To activate outlets 1+2 you need power to the blue wire.
    To activate outlets 3-6 you need power to the green.
    If you want to turn them all on with one switch, you can combine the green and blue, but no others. You however will not be able to change the flash patterns from a switch, since you won't have one hooked up.
     
  3. unklechuckles19

    unklechuckles19 Junior Member
    Messages: 7

    I was hoping to hear from you BlueLine, thanks for the nudge in the right direction. So I can cut it down to 2 switches, one for control of the lights on/off and one for pattern selection right? Again, thanks for the help!
     
  4. BlueLine Ent

    BlueLine Ent Senior Member
    Messages: 570

    Yup it is possible to do that, and works well.
     
  5. unklechuckles19

    unklechuckles19 Junior Member
    Messages: 7

    Thanks for the help BlueLine. I'm coming up to the boston area in april for the firefighter test, I might have to buy ya a cold one.