Installation and Operation Guide for the UPS-64C™ Power Supply with CometFlash® ENGINEERING COMPANY INC. ROUTE 145, WINTHROP ROAD CHESTER, CONNECTICUT 06412-0684 TELEPHONE: (860) 526-9504 FAX: (860) 526-4078 The Model UPS-64C™ Strobe Light Power Supply is a multiple outlet power supply, to be mounted in areas protected from the weather and abuse. The electronics of the power supply are enclosed inside a weather resistant (Not waterproof) powder coated die cast aluminum housing. NOTE: THIS RIDGE INDICATES LOCATION OF POSITION NUMBER 1 32 1 RED WIRE (ANODE) IN POSITION 1 MOUNTING THE UPS-64C . . . 1. 2. Install the unit with the strobe light connections located in such a way that they are easily accessible. IMPORTANT: THE UPS-64C IS NOT WATERPROOF. Install the unit with the four supplied #10 sheet metal screws on a metal surface to provide adequate heat dissipation (See important warning on page 3). BLACK WIRE (CATHODE) IN POSITION 2 WHITE WIRE (TRIGGER) IN POSITION 3 AMP 3 PIN CONNECTOR HOUSING. Fig 2 Once these AMP 3 pin connectors are properly connected onto the cables of the remote strobe light head assemblies, the remote strobe light head assemblies are ready to be plugged into the 3 position socket strobe light connectors located on the Model UPS-64C™ Power Supply (Figs. 1 & 5). Fig. 1 CONTROL WIRE HARNESS ASSEMBLY 3 POSITION STROBE LIGHT CONNECTORS 3. 4. 15 AMP FUSE FOR STROBE POWER SUPPLY PROTECTION 32 1 3 POSITION CONTROL CONNECTOR 3 POSITION POWER INPUT CONNECTOR. The Control wire harness assembly consists of an AMP 3 pin connector with 2 wires, green and blue (See Figures 3 & 5). The green wire controls the strobe light outlets 1, and 4, the blue wire controls the strobe light outlets 2 and 3. This Control harness assembly is to be connected to the 3 position socket control connector located on the UPS-64C strobe light power supply (See Figures 1 & 5). This control harness assembly is to be crimped to a customer supplied control cable, which in turn is to be connected to a customer supplied switch to complete the installation. Fit the supplied 3 pin AMP connectors on the pins located on the end of the cables connected to the remote strobe light head assemblies, (Fig. 2) and insert into the proper strobe light outlets to conform to the desired strobe light system (See Pg. 4 & 5). Connect the power supply to power source via a desired control switching system. (See Pg. 4 & 5) GREEN WIRE POSITIVE (+) IN POSITION 2 BLUE WIRE POSITIVE (+) IN POSITION 3 CONTROL WIRE HARNESS ASSEMBLY Fig. 3 POWER-INPUT WIRE HARNESS ASSEMBLY CONNECTING THE AMP 3 PIN CONNECTOR HOUSINGS TO THE CABLES OF THE REMOTE STROBE LIGHT HEAD ASSEMBLIES . . . The Whelen remote strobe light head assemblies are supplied with a 3 conductor cable mounted to the units. On the end of each one of these cables are three pins factory crimped onto each of the three wires. After cables have been properly installed and routed, these pins will have to be inserted into the AMP 3 pin housings enclosed in the mounting kit. (Fig. 2). This Power-Input wire harness is to be connected to the 3 position socket Power-Input connector located on the power supply (See Figures 1 & 5). The Power-Input wire harness assembly consists of 2 wires, red and black (Fig. 4), and functions to supply the power supply with power and controls the 3 position strobe light connectors (Fig. 5). NOTE: IT IS IMPORTANT TO OBSERVE PIN LOCATIONS & ORDER OF COLOR ON AMP 3 PIN CONNECTORS. ©1998 Whelen Engineering Company. Form No.13290A (010798) Page 1 HI/LOW STROBE LIGHT INTENSITY CONTROL The violet wire assembly (enclosed in the mounting kit) is to be inserted in the AMP 3 position pin housing of the Power-Input wire harness (See Fig. 4), and controls the Hi-Low feature of the power supply. This wire will have to be connected to the system as shown in figure 7, and wiring diagrams shown on page 5. The Hi-Low intensity feature will enable to put the strobe lights of the system into low power, or 30 percent of their high power light intensity. This feature is most useful when high power may not be needed, such as for night use. To reset the strobe lights back into the high power mode, turn power to strobe light power supply OFF, then back ON. NOTE: If the Hi-Low feature is not desired, do not insert the purple wire on the Power-Input wire harness. The 2 wires of the Power-Input harness assembly and the purple Hi/Low control wire, are to be crimped to a customer supplied power cable which in turn is to be connected to a customer supplied control switching system (See Figures 6 & 7 on pg. 4, and Wiring Diagrams on pg. 5). 2 WIRE POWER-INPUT WIRE HARNESS ASSEMBLY Fig. 4 32 1 RED WIRE POSITIVE (+) IN POSITION 1 3. 4. FIGURE 6, ALL ON HIGH POWER ONLY This wiring diagram shows an On-Off control system. This configuration controls the two sets of 3 position socket strobe light connectors as one unit, the sets functioning as described in figure 5, page 4. FIGURE 7, ALL ON WITH HIGH AND LOW POWER CONTROL This wiring diagram shows an Hi/Low/Off control system.This configuration controls the two sets of 3 position socket strobe light connectors as one unit, the sets functioning as described in figure 5, page 4. NOTE: For a 2 OR 2 OR 4 switching configuration (not shown), connect each strobe light outlet set to an On-Off switch with the proper positive (+) wires located on the PowerIn wire harness (see figure 5 on page 4). Power both switches via each other or individually. UPS-64C™ FEATURES . . . VIOLET WIRE (HI-LOW) IN POSITION 3 RECOMMENDED STEPS FOR INSTALLING A STROBE LIGHT SYSTEM 2. (See Figures 6, & 7). On page 4 are shown switch control options easily wired to complete a strobe light system. Switches customer supplied. BLACK WIRE GROUND (-) IN POSITION 2 8 INCH HI-LOW WIRE ASSEMBLY WITH AMP PIN FACTORY CRIMPED ON. 1. SWITCH CONTROL OPTIONS AVAILABLE WITH THE UPS-64C™ STROBE POWER SUPPLY Install the UPS-64C™ in an accessible location as described on page 1. Install the remote strobe light head assembly in the desired location, and run the cables to the power supply. Connect the 3 pin position AMP housings to the cables of the remote strobe light head assemblies and plug into the appropriate 3 position socket strobe light connectors on the UPS-64C™ (See Pg. 4 for Strobe Light Flashing Configuration Options). Connect the UPS-64C™ to the power source through a switching control (See Figs. 6 & 7 and Wiring Diagrams on page 5). VOLTAGE: 12/24 volts DC operation only. FLASH RATE: 70 strobe light blasts per minute per strobe light outlet, for a total of 140 strobe light blasts per minute between two alternating strobe light outlets (See Fig. 5) HI/LOW: The standard Hi/Low strobe light intensity feature is described in detail under Hi-Low control copy (See Pg. 2). POWER CONSUMPTION: 6.0 amps at 14 volts DC (high power), 3.0 amps at 28 volts DC (high power). Page 2 WARNING: The Strobe Light Power Supply is a high voltage device. Do not touch or remove tube assembly in strobe light head assemblies while in operation. WAIT 10 MINUTES AFTER TURNING OFF POWER before starting work or any trouble shooting on the unit or the system. CAUTION: Reversing polarity during installation (reversing positive voltage wires and ground wires) will blow the 15 amp fuse incorporated into the unit. The fuse clip securing the fuse is located beside the 3 position socket power input connector, making the fuse easy to replace. (See Figure 1) 2.5 INCHES 6 INCHES IMPORTANT NOTICE . . . Use the four enclosed #10 sheet metal screws for mounting your power supply to the mounting surface, and pre-drill this surface with a 9/64 drill. DO NOT ALTER MOUNTING HOLES in power supply housing , to fit any mounting hardware too large to fit these holes.Do not use the power supply as a drilling pattern. IMPORTANT NOTE!! The template(s) included with this manual MAY NOT BE TO SCALE. Before drilling, CONFIRM ALL DIMENSIONS. MOUNTING HOLES (QTY. 4) IMPORTANT NOTE: Whelen Strobe Light Power Supplies are designed to interface with Whelen flash tubes, Whelen Strobe Light Head Assemblies and Whelen cables only. Substitution of any of these components with anything other than Whelen supplied equipment voids all warranties. All Whelen products are Designed, Manufactured and Assembled in the U.S.A. Page 3 The Model UPS-64C outlet strobe light flashing sequence variations are controlled by three factors: A. Alternating flashing sequence controlled by blue wire on control harness, Pin # 3. B. Alternating flashing sequence controlled by green wire on control harness, Pin # 2 SIMULTANEOUS FLASHING SIMULTANEOUS 1. Selecting one of the four wiring and control switchings available for the system as described in diagrams shown. FLASHING 2. Choosing to connect the remote strobe light head assemblies to the alternating or simultaneous strobe light flashing functions on the power supply outlets. CONTROL 3 REMOTE STROBE LIGHT HEAD ASSEMBLY LIGHTING SYMBOLS INDICATES STROBE LIGHT OFF. 3 2 1 2 1 3 2 1 NOTE: The UPS-64C features a Hi-Low strobe light intensity control. When in low intensity mode, switch power to power supply OFF and then back ON, and the system will return to high. 3 2 1 3 2 1 3. Number of remote strobe light head assemblies used. INDICATES SIMULTANEOUS FLASHING STROBE LIGHT PAIRS POWER IN 3 2 1 RED (+) 4 A BLUE (+) B GREEN (+) BLACK (-) Fig. 5 4 OUTLETS ON-OFF SWITCHING, HIGH POWER CONTROL INDICATES STROBE LIGHT ON. INDICATES STROBE LIGHT ON. 3 2 1 POWER IN 3 2 1 SWITCHING CONTROLS AND STROBE LIGHT FUNCTIONS (ALSO SEE NEXT PAGE) Fig. 6 3 2 1 BLUE BLACK (--) GREEN TOP RED (+) INDICATES ALTERNATING FLASHING STROBE LIGHTS. TO POWER SOURCE (+) SPST ON-OFF SWITCH (SHOWN FROM REAR) IN-LINE FUSE, 15 AMPS FOR 12 VDC, 8 AMPS FOR 24 VDC. 4 OUTLETS HIGH-OFF-LOW SWITCHING CONTROL POWER IN 3 2 1 1 2 3 4 2 LIGHT SYSTEM 2 Strobe Light Head Assemblies, 1 Strobe light Flashing Alternately with 1 Strobe Light. 1 2 3 4 2 LIGHT SYSTEM 2 Strobe Light Head Assemblies, 1 Strobe Light Flashing Simultaneously with 1 Strobe Light. 3 2 1 Fig. 7 BLUE GREEN BLACK (--) VIOLET, HI-LOW (SEE PAGE 2) RED (+) TOP TO POWER SOURCE (+) 1 2 3 LIGHT SYSTEM 3 4 3 Strobe Light Head Assemblies, 2 Strobe Lights Flashing Alternately with 1 strobe light. 1 2 3 IN-LINE FUSE, 15 AMPS FOR 12 VDC, 8 AMPS FOR 24 VDC. 4 4 LIGHT SYSTEM 4 Strobe Light Head Assemblies, 2 Strobe Lights Flashing Alternately with 2 strobe lights. Page 4 DPDT CENTER OFF SWITCH (SHOWN FROM REAR) On this page, two selective switching variations with strobe light operating modes are illustrated. The final strobe light system depends on the location assigned to each remote strobe light head assembly and its type. (360° or directional units) OR IMPORTANT GENERAL NOTES: 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 2 alternating strobe lights from outlets 1 and 4 . . . Or 2 alternating strobe lights from outlets 2 and 3. 4 LIGHT SYSTEM FUSES: All fuses shown in the wiring diagram below are customer supplied and recommended in-line fuse ratings are to be observed and used. SWITCHES: All switches are customer supplied. OR SELECTIVE SWITCHING VARIATION 1 3 2 1 3 2 1 BLUE BLK (--) GREEN 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 strobe light from outlet 1 . . . Or 2 alternating strobe lights from outlets 2 and 3. 3 LIGHT SYSTEM RED (+) TOP HI-LOW TO POWER SOURCE POSITIVE (+) OR GROUND NEGATIVE (-) OR 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 strobe light from outlet 1 . . . Or 1 strobe light from outlet 2 2 LIGHT SYSTEM SPDT CENTER OFF SWITCH (REAR VIEW) IN-LINE FUSE, 1 AMP, ONLY WHEN HI-LOW IS CONNECTED TO POSITIVE. VIOLET, HI-LOW ( PG. 2) 1 SPST MOMENTARY CONTACT SWITCH TO POWER SOURCE (+) IN-LINE FUSE, 15 AMPS FOR 12 VDC, 8 AMPS FOR 24 VDC. SELECTIVE SWITCHING VARIATION 2 OR 3 2 1 3 2 1 BLUE BLK (--) GREEN 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 4 strobe lights, 2 strobe lights alternating with 2 strobe lights . . . Or 2 strobe lights, 1 strobe light alternating with 1 strobe light. 4 LIGHT SYSTEM NOTE:CUSTOMER SUPPLIED DIODE (506 OR EQUIVALENT) IS TO BE INSTALLED INTO SWITCH TOP OR RED (+) HI-LOW TO POWER SOURCE POSITIVE (+) OR GROUND NEGATIVE (-) IN-LINE FUSE, 1 AMP, ONLY WHEN HI-LOW IS CONNECTED TO POSITIVE. 1 3 LIGHT SYSTEM 2 3 4 1 2 3 3 strobe lights, 1 strobe light alternating with 2 strobe lights . . . Or 2 strobe lights, 1 strobe light alternating with 1 strobe light. Page 5 4 SPDT CENTER OFF SWITCH (REAR VIEW) VIOLET, HI-LOW ( PG. 2) 1 SPST MOMENTARY CONTACT SWITCH TO POWER SOURCE (+) IN-LINE FUSE, 15 AMPS FOR 12 VDC, 8 AMPS FOR 24 VDC.