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progressive slide switch......what does it do

Discussion in 'Strobe Lighting' started by ACA L&L, Jan 9, 2011.

  1. ACA L&L

    ACA L&L Senior Member
    Messages: 362

    so for example on a sirenet, 7 switch switch box with a slide switch on it..........what is the slide switches job? i get the switches but not the slide thing, is it for increasing amperage....? thanks.

    trying to hook up 6 strobes, a light bar and or some led lights on tailgate like an ambulance possibly instead of and or rear/front strobes.....i have a stobe kit, just trying to do this switch box where it all can be controlled from one unit
  2. cameo89

    cameo89 Senior Member
    Messages: 669

    From my uderstanding the slide switch is to have one switch to turn on all of your switchs, instead of fliping each one. Kinda like a pursuit mode! Hope this may help, that's if im correct.
  3. KL&M Snow Div.

    KL&M Snow Div. PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,616

    I have a whelen push button switch box in my truck, with a three position progressive slide switch as well. Basically the push buttons are for my reverse lights, spotlight, map light, and a few other things. The slide switch controls my ambers, position one I have set up to run rear only, position two runs rear and grille, then position three is all ambers. This switch does nothing other than let you essentially "program" a few different light options, if that makes sense.
  4. ACA L&L

    ACA L&L Senior Member
    Messages: 362

    it helps, the slider switch looks to have 3 selections........thats what confused me, hey would you know if i was to order a light bar with the cig lighter connector and the magnetic mount, and then at some point decided to mount it manually, if i was to expose the wires and hard wire it to the switch box, those wires would be good, the ones that i spliced into right......sounds stupid but better safe than sorry.
  5. wizardsr

    wizardsr PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,584

    That's correct, unless it's a program-able. Usually the first position to the left is off, first click turns on outlet A, next click turns on outlet A and B, next click turns on A, B, and C.
  6. ACA L&L

    ACA L&L Senior Member
    Messages: 362

    thanks guys..........if you have a lightbar and strobes with diffrent patterns, do you just designate one of the switches as the the one that changes light patters for it......if you have 4 strobes a lightbar, and some led surface mounts, to change the pattern you would do what withat switch box? or would i need a diffrent kind of switchbox?
  7. EvenCutLawnCare

    EvenCutLawnCare Senior Member
    Messages: 207

    in my patrol car:

    Position 1 Back Of bar only
    Position 2 Full Bar
    Position 3 Full Bar Alley/Takedowns Flash as well
  8. cameo89

    cameo89 Senior Member
    Messages: 669

    Yes that would work also, but the other way you could do it is: buy a add on cigg lighter plug($5-6) and wire that to a switch then you can still plug it in and have it kinda have it hardwired! If that makes sence.