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Whelen wiring/sync questions.

Discussion in 'Strobe Lighting' started by Gix1k4, Jan 9, 2009.

  1. Gix1k4

    Gix1k4 Senior Member
    Messages: 172

    I'm sure it's been asked before (I did search), but i'm gonna ask again to be absolutely certain.

    I bought 2 Vertex hide-a-ways, and 2 TIR3's. I'm planning to install the vertex's in the reverse lights and the TIR3's on the backrack brackets facing sideways. I already have an l.e.d. beacon up top on the backrack, running off a switch in the cab. I'd like to set up the vertex/TIR's to run staggered wig-wag style.

    Here are my questions;
    1) Can I tie all 4 lights into the power wire already in the cab for the beacon?

    2) Can I run one 4 wire common sheathed cable to all the lightheads from the 2 in-cab switches? (momentary and on-off)

    Keep in mind that this is my 1st experience with whelen l.e.d. strobes. Thanks for any help, I want to do this the right way once, and not have issues down the road.
  2. Fiafighterdude

    Fiafighterdude Senior Member
    from ME
    Messages: 740

  3. Pirsch

    Pirsch Senior Member
    Messages: 596

    Shouldn't be a problem. Just make sure you have everything sealed really good. You're not drawing that much power through the wires so your fine.
  4. Gix1k4

    Gix1k4 Senior Member
    Messages: 172

    And one more question that I forgot to add in the 1st post...and it may be a dumb one...

    I'm assuming that I'll still need to fuse each light separately, downstream of the switch, as opposed to a single fuse for all 4 lights. Correct?
  5. WOODY367

    WOODY367 Senior Member
    from LI, NY
    Messages: 477

    Just put the fuse right after your tap for poer before the switch. That will protect evertthing down stream.
  6. Dissociative

    Dissociative 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,066

    1 fuse is fine
  7. Gix1k4

    Gix1k4 Senior Member
    Messages: 172

    Thanks again for the help. Got 'em wired up and I'm hoping to get a vid to post.....been kinda preoccupied with trying to figure out my rough-start issues with the truck.
  8. Gix1k4

    Gix1k4 Senior Member
    Messages: 172

    Well here's a vid for you. It was shot on my point & shoot digicam. The lights flash faster than it shows, the cam couldn't keep up...
  9. murphyslaw

    murphyslaw Senior Member
    Messages: 443

    looking good.