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Strobe Power Supply Location????

Discussion in 'Strobe Lighting' started by tattooedplower, Mar 6, 2009.

  1. tattooedplower

    tattooedplower Member
    Messages: 31

    Where would be an ok location for my strobe power supply. It is going on an 99 Yukon (old body style). I've been told (and common sense) that it needs to be in a dry location. This would make me think that under the hood would not work. So I was thinking inside under one of the seats would work, but the mechanic at our power plant who installs and services all of the work trucks said he has seen many of the power supplies burn up. He said that in the cab is a bad idea. What do you guys think, where are some of the locations you've got? Any help would be great, thanks.
  2. CityGuy

    CityGuy PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 17,220

    in the cab is the best place for them. Under the rear seat is a good spot for them.
  3. JCI Trans

    JCI Trans Senior Member
    Messages: 315

    Thats where mine is too, raised off the floor a bit so the underside can stay cool.
  4. tattooedplower

    tattooedplower Member
    Messages: 31

    Thanks for the advice, under the rear seat it goes.
  5. sparksrides

    sparksrides Senior Member
    Messages: 162

    I have mine under the hood with no problems for a year now. I mounted mine on my drivers side fender well. I did have a problem with the connections at the front bulbs i didn't seal them and when they got wet they would arc. they burnt up the couplers and could have started a fire so make sure you seal up any connections with silicon and tape
  6. 7879fordplower

    7879fordplower Member
    Messages: 49

    I mounted mine under the truck bed because i didn't have long enough cables, been problem free for over three years out in the weather.
  7. ultimate plow

    ultimate plow PlowSite.com Addict
    from N. IL
    Messages: 1,770

    if you mount it outside of the cab make sure its a waterproof PS. Otherwise under the seat is your best bet!
  8. Pirsch

    Pirsch Senior Member
    Messages: 596

    Under the passenger seat or on the rear bulkhead as long as you have some good airflow to it.
  9. Dissociative

    Dissociative 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,066

    as said....some are ok to mount outside....some are not...

    if it's dipped in liquid plastic and sealed mount anywhere...otherwise inside only
  10. duramaxblade

    duramaxblade Member
    Messages: 71

    Another thing to not forget is to put an inline fuse. All manufactures will tell you but everyone always bypasses it since everything will still work. But you can mess up the system by not putting the fuse it. Cost $2.00 and takes 2 minutes...