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wiring the TIR3's to my 60w hide-a-way kit

Discussion in 'Strobe Lighting' started by rebel2234, Jan 5, 2010.

  1. rebel2234

    rebel2234 Junior Member
    Messages: 1

    Hey Everyone,

    I have two extra outlets on my 60w whelen power supply and I wanted to know if I could wire the TIR3's to it b/c i want to put them in my grill or on my salter (im not sure which yet). If i cant is there anyway to have the TIR3's be in-sync with the my hide-a-ways?

    Thanks,
    Tim
     
  2. groundbreakers

    groundbreakers Senior Member
    Messages: 824

    thats a big no no ... Led's and strobe units are different sources of power ... you can hook up the leds to the same wiring harness as your strobes but dont connect the leds to the power supply you will blow up the Leds ..

    not really you can try to sync them as much as possible it may work .. but the pattern may have a slight delay in being sync with each other
     
  3. massfirefighter

    massfirefighter Senior Member
    from mass.
    Messages: 128

    Two different technologies. No way to sync unless you buy a strobe/led power supply.
     
  4. kitn1mcc

    kitn1mcc Senior Member
    Messages: 516

    what model power supply do you have. if it has a Sync line they can be synced
     
  5. massfirefighter

    massfirefighter Senior Member
    from mass.
    Messages: 128

    Who makes a syncable power supply?
     
  6. massfirefighter

    massfirefighter Senior Member
    from mass.
    Messages: 128

  7. kitn1mcc

    kitn1mcc Senior Member
    Messages: 516

  8. massfirefighter

    massfirefighter Senior Member
    from mass.
    Messages: 128

  9. SafetyLighting

    SafetyLighting Senior Member
    Messages: 601

    Only 40 watts? That equals 20 watts per tube, which is pretty close to the highest output per tube you can get.

    The UPS64LXA is also syncable.

    Your whole plan to syncronize is unnecessary anyways. Just pick a good pattern and leave it. I am all for synchronizing and use it whenever it is possible, but in your application it is just not needed.
     
    Last edited: Jan 5, 2010
  10. massfirefighter

    massfirefighter Senior Member
    from mass.
    Messages: 128

    Oops! I didn't notice it was a 2 outlet.
     
  11. SafetyLighting

    SafetyLighting Senior Member
    Messages: 601

    Oh ok. Not that I wanted to ruin your strobe dreams or anything, LOL.
     
  12. massfirefighter

    massfirefighter Senior Member
    from mass.
    Messages: 128

    LOL....who uses strobes anymore anyway.....
     
  13. SafetyLighting

    SafetyLighting Senior Member
    Messages: 601

    LOL, yeah. I tell you though, I still have plenty of customers who refuse to use LED's.
     
  14. kitn1mcc

    kitn1mcc Senior Member
    Messages: 516

    those little P/S are nice i have used them a few times on. they are bright
     
  15. DFLS

    DFLS Senior Member
    Messages: 339

    The power supply for my strobes I had on my truck was 90 watts. Are you saying that I was only seeing 40 of that 90?
     
  16. kitn1mcc

    kitn1mcc Senior Member
    Messages: 516


    take the number of outlets divide by the power
    90watt 4 outlets is 22.5 watts per outlet
     
  17. SafetyLighting

    SafetyLighting Senior Member
    Messages: 601

    No. The power supply we were discussing was a 40 Watt, two outet. So each tube would be powered with 20 watts.
     
  18. SafetyLighting

    SafetyLighting Senior Member
    Messages: 601

    Not true. It depends on the power supply. If he is running a CSP690, he is only getting 15 watts per tube regardless of how many tubes are active.
     
  19. kitn1mcc

    kitn1mcc Senior Member
    Messages: 516

    yeah that is true, i never worried i only used the UPS/IPS packs