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Automotive: Power Supplies
ENGINEERING COMPANY INC.
51 Winthrop Road
Chester, Connecticut 06412-0684
Phone: (860) 526-9504
Fax: (860) 526-4078
Internet: www.whelen.com
Sales e-mail: autosale@whelen.com
Canadian Sales e-mail: autocan@whelen.com
Customer Service e-mail: custserv@whelen.com
Installation Guide:
Model CSP690
Strobe Power Supply
Safety First
This document provides all the necessary information to allow your Whelen product to be properly and safely installed.
Before beginning the installation and/or operation of your new product, the installation technician and operator must
read this manual completely. Important information is contained herein that could prevent serious injury or damage.
•
Proper installation of this product requires the installer to have a good understanding of automotive
electronics, systems and procedures.
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If mounting this product requires drilling holes, the installer MUST be sure that no vehicle components or
other vital parts could be damaged by the drilling process. Check both sides of the mounting surface
before drilling begins. Also de-burr any holes and remove any metal shards or remnants. Install grommets
into all wire passage holes.
•
If this manual states that this product may be mounted with suction cups, magnets, tape or Velcro®, clean
the mounting surface with a 50/50 mix of isopropyl alcohol and water and dry thoroughly.
•
Do not install this product or route any wires in the deployment area of your air bag. Equipment mounted
or located in the air bag deployment area will damage or reduce the effectiveness of the air bag, or
become a projectile that could cause serious personal injury or death. Refer to your vehicle owner’s
manual for the air bag deployment area. The User/Installer assumes full responsibility to determine proper
mounting location, based on providing ultimate safety to all passengers inside the vehicle.
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For this product to operate at optimum efficiency, a good electrical connection to chassis ground must be
made. The recommended procedure requires the product ground wire to be connected directly to the
NEGATIVE (-) battery post.
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If this product uses a remote device to activate or control this product, make sure that this control is
located in an area that allows both the vehicle and the control to be operated safely in any driving
condition.
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Do not attempt to activate or control this device in a hazardous driving situation.
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It is recommended that these instructions be stored in a safe place and referred to when performing
maintenance and/or reinstallation of this product.
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FAILURE TO FOLLOW THESE SAFETY PRECAUTIONS AND INSTRUCTIONS COULD RESULT IN DAMAGE
TO THE PRODUCT OR VEHICLE AND/OR SERIOUS INJURY TO YOU AND YOUR PASSENGERS!
For warranty information regarding this product, visit www.whelen.com/warranty
©2001 Whelen Engineering Company Inc.
Form No.13583B (072507)
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The CSP690 Strobe Power Supply, like all Whelen
components, can be installed in many different types of
vehicles. The guidelines for the installation of this product are
written so that no matter what vehicle is being used, the
installation and operation will be simple.
Selecting a Mounting Location:
The most common choice for a mounting area would be a
trunk or similar compartment. However, due to the wide
variety of vehicles an CSP690 can be installed, this is not
always possible. The following guidelines will help the
installer select an acceptable alternative:
A) This unit should be mounted on a metal surface to aid
heat dissipation. Be sure that this surface is not one that
either generates or is exposed to excessive heat during
normal operation of the vehicle.
B) Do not select a location where the power supply will be
exposed to potential damage from any unsecured or
loose equipment in the vehicle.
C) Be sure the area selected will not allow the unit to be
exposed to water.
D) When routing the power supply’s wires, it is important to
choose a path that will keep these wires away from
excessive heat and from any vehicle equipment that
could compromise the integrity of the wires (ex. trunk
lids, door jams, etc.).
E)
When the best mounting location has been determined,
securely fasten the CSPS690 to it’s mounting surface
using the supplied hardware.
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 disconnecting the
unit from its power source before starting work or
troubleshooting on power supply or system.
1.
Position the power supply in its proposed mounting
location to ensure that it fits properly. With the unit in
place, insert an awl or other suitable tool into the
mounting screw area of the power supply and scribe the
areas that are to be drilled.
2.
Remove the CSP690 from its mounting area and, using
a drill bit sized for a #8 Phillips pan head sheet metal
screw, drill a hole in each of the areas scribed in the
previous step.
3.
Return the unit to its mounting location and using the
supplied sheet metal screws, mount the power supply
onto its mounting surface. NOTE: the shorter screws go
to the back of the unit.
Wiring the CSP690:
1.
Locate the 3-position Power Connector included with
your CSP690 and plug it into the port indicated in Fig. 1.
Extend the BLACK and RED wires from the Power
Connector towards the battery.
WARNING! All customer supplied wires that
connect to the positive terminal of the battery must
be sized to supply at least 125% of the maximum
operating current and FUSED at the battery to carry
that load. DO NOT USE CIRCUIT BREAKERS WITH
THIS PRODUCT!
2.
Connect the RED wire to a fuse block (customer
supplied) and then to the POSITIVE terminal on the
battery.
Note: Although a 15 Amp fuse (customer supplied) is
required to be used in the fuse block, do not install the
fuse until all of the wire connections are completed.
3.
Connect the BLACK wire to the factory chassis ground
adjacent to the battery.
4.
Refer to Fig. 2 for wiring information for the Control
Connector and for the Pattern Selection Connector.
5.
As indicated in Fig. 2, there is a provision in the Power
Connector for a wire (VIOLET) to activate Hi/Low
Power strobe operation. If this feature is desired,
locate the VIOLET wire included with your power
supply and, with the Power Connector disconnected
from the power supply, insert the pinned end of the
VIOLET wire into position 3 of the Power Connector.
Refer to Fig. 2 for wiring information.
Caution: Permanent mounting of this product
will require drilling. It is absolutely necessary to
make sure that no other vehicle components could
be damaged by this process. Check both sides of
the mounting surface before starting. If damage is
likely, select a different mounting location.
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CSP690 SPECIFICATIONS
V-INPUT
I-IN 12.8V
FLASHRATE
FLASH PATTERNS
JOULES HI
JOULES LO
OUTPUT POWER
S W I T C H O P E R AT I O N TA B L E
12VDC +/-20%
9 AMPS
150 F/M TYP
1. CometFlash®
2. TripleFlash™
3. DoubleFlash
4. SingleFlash
5. ActionFlash™
6. ModuFlash™
7. MicroBurst II™
8. MicroBurst III™
9. LongBurst™
10. ActionScan™
Outlet Control (Switches 1 & 2)
Switch 1 Enabled: Outlets 1 & 2 are active
Switch 2 Enabled: Outlets 3,4,5 & 6 are active
Switches 1 & 2 Enabled: All outlets are active
Pattern Control (Switch 3) Momentary
To go to next pattern: Press switch for less than 1 second and release.
To choose a pattern: Allow a pattern to run for more than 5 seconds.
To cycle back through patterns: Hold switch down for more than
To cycle back through patterns: 5 seconds and release.
14.6/7.2/7.2/7.2-TYP
7/3.6/3.6/3.6-TYP
90 WATTS
Fig. 1
Control Connector
Position # 1 - Yellow Wire
Position # 2 - Green Wire
Position # 3 - Blue Wire
6 STROBE
OUTLETS
Power Connector
Position # 1 - Red Wire
Position # 2 - Black Wire
Position # 3 - Violet Wire / Optional
POWER
CONNECTOR
15 AMP
FUSE
Latching Mode: By applying +voltage
to the Violet wire for less than 1 sec.,
the power supply is “latched” into low
power operation. The unit must be
turned off and then back on to restore
normal, Hi power operation.
A momentary switch is desired for
this style.
Lamps 1 & 2
Lamps 3, 4, 5 & 6
Flash Patterns
Low power activation.
(See note)
LAMP 2
OUTPUTS
SPST / Switch 1
SPST / Switch 2
Momentary / Switch 3
Momentary / Switch 4
Momentary / Switch 4
NOTE - The type of switch used
is dependant on how the operator
wishes the Hi/Low feature to function:
LAMP 1
Switch Functions
LAMP 3
LAMP 4
LAMP 5
LAMP 3, 4, 5 & 6
SPST
PATTERN
MOMENTARY
MOMENTARY
(SEE NOTE)
VIOLET
BLACK
RED
15 AMP FUSE
(CUSTOMER SUPPLIED)
WIRING
DIAGRAM
12 VDC
BATTERY
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3
2
1
POWER
Hi/Low
3 AMP FUSE
(CUSTOMER SUPPLIED)
Level Mode: Applying +voltage to the
Violet wire for more than 1 sec. holds
the power supply in low power mode
until that voltage is removed. A toggle
switch is desired for this style.
BLUE
3
GREEN
2
YELLOW 1
CSP690
SPST
CONTROL
LAMP 6
LAMP 1 & 2
15
AMP
FUSE
Fig. 2
CONTROL
CONNECTOR
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