13290: UPS-64C Power Supply

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.
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