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Can I turn on stobe when I turn on touch pad

Discussion in 'Meyer / Diamond Products Discussion' started by whdahel, Nov 14, 2015.

  1. whdahel

    whdahel Junior Member
    Messages: 14

    Is it possible to wire a relay to touch pad so it energizes strobes when I turn on the touch pad? Didn't know of energized a out put in a idle state. Thanks guys.
  2. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,391

    Why not just add a normal switch?
  3. kimber750

    kimber750 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,676

    Only time power is coming out is when you request a function. Now if you wanted to open the control up I am sure there is a way to do it but like SS said it would be easier just to install its own switch.
  4. Jaynen

    Jaynen Senior Member
    Messages: 309

    The touch pad should have a positive and negative wire. So when you flip the switch the controller turns on. Now maybe you could wire a relay on the ground wire like 2 light bulbs in series. I could be wrong though. Do a test with a light and on off switch.
  5. 1olddogtwo

    1olddogtwo PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,174

    Best question of the night
    Explain your logic to us if you don't mind
  6. whdahel

    whdahel Junior Member
    Messages: 14

    Your right, just figured any time the plow was on the light would be on.
  7. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,391

    Put everything on separate switches. Every accessory I run is switched. Strobes, aux back-up lighting, and b-up beeper. Can always turn off what you don't want on.
  8. Jaynen

    Jaynen Senior Member
    Messages: 309

    Kind of a cool idea though. I personally like the seperate switch but some times i forget to turn it on so this would help with that.
  9. danknight163

    danknight163 Member
    Messages: 65

    the only problem i see with this is if you run into alternator problem or battery problems you will want to shut down as much as you can to get the truck home