Impaxx IPX600 Series
Installation and
Maintenance Manual
2562654
REV. C0 0714
Printed in U.S.A.
Impaxx, Solaris, Arjent, and Intelli-Flash are trademarks of Federal Signal Corporation.
Contents
Safety Message to Installers and Service Personnel of Warning
Light Equipment............................................................................5
Safety Message to Operators of Warning Lights.......................9
Unpacking the Your Shipment...................................................11
An Overview of the IPX600 Series.............................................11
Steps in Installing the IPX600 LED Lightheads........................13
Converting a Lighthead from Controller to Follower and
Follower to Controller.................................................................14
Converting a Lighthead from Controller to Follower............. 14
Converting a Lighthead from Follower to Controller............. 15
Configuring Multicolor Lightheads............................................16
Setting the White LEDs to Always Flash................................ 16
Setting the Steady-Burn Color................................................ 17
Setting a Multicolor Lighthead to Only Flash One Color....... 17
Changing the Follower Power-Up Color................................. 18
Mounting the IPX600 Lighthead to a Vehicle............................18
Mounting the Lighthead with the Bezel.................................. 19
Mounting the Lighthead without the Bezel............................. 20
Wiring the IPX600 Lighthead in the Vehicle..............................21
Selecting a Flash Pattern............................................................22
Synching and Alternating Lightheads.......................................23
Configuring Lightheads for an X Flash Pattern........................24
Maintaining the Lightheads........................................................26
Cleaning the Lightheads ............................................................26
Replacing the Mounting Hardware............................................27
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Testing the System......................................................................27
Getting Technical Support and Service.....................................28
Returning a Product to Federal Signal......................................28
Tables
Table 1 Package contents................................................................. 11
Table 2 IPX600 controller default settings......................................... 15
Table 3 Flash patterns for the IPX600 LED Lighthead...................... 25
Table 4 IPX600 replacement parts.................................................... 27
Figures
Figure 1 IPX600 mounted with bezel................................................ 19
Figure 2 IPX600 mounted without bezel........................................... 21
Figure 3 Wiring for synchronized lights............................................ 23
Figure 4 Wiring for alternating lights................................................. 24
Figure 5 X-pattern wiring diagram.................................................... 24
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Safety Message to Installers and Service
Personnel of Warning Light Equipment
People’s lives depend on your proper installation and servicing
of Federal Signal products. It is important to read and follow all
instructions shipped with this product. In addition, listed below
are some other important safety instructions and precautions you
should follow:
Before Installation or Service
Qualifications
• To properly install or service this equipment, you must
have a good understanding of automotive mechanical and
electrical procedures and systems, along with proficiency
in the installation and service of safety warning equipment.
Always refer to the vehicle service manuals when performing
equipment installations on a vehicle.
Light Hazards
• To be an effective warning device, this product produces bright
light that can be hazardous to your eyesight when viewed at a
close range. Do not stare directly into this lighting product at a
close range or permanent damage to your eyesight may occur.
• Do not install the light system in an area that would block,
impair or blind the driver’s vision. Ensure that the light system
is mounted in a position that is outside of the driver’s field of
vision, so the driver can safely operate the vehicle.
• Federal Signal power supplies and lightheads are designed
to work together as a system. Combining lightheads and a
power supply from different manufacturers may reduce the
warning effectiveness of the lighting system and may damage
the components. You should verify or test your combination to
ensure the system works together and meets federal, state and
local standards or guidelines.
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Electrical Hazards
• Strobe systems present a shock hazard because they use high
voltage to operate. Do not handle strobe cables, the power
supply or bulbs or remove the lens while the equipment is
connected. Strobe systems can also hold their charge even after
they have been turned off. After disconnecting power to the
unit, wait five minutes before handling any parts of the strobe
system.
• A light system is a high current system. For the system
to function properly, a separate negative (–) connection
and positive (+) connection must be made. All negative
connections should be connected to the negative battery
terminal and a suitable fuse should be installed on the positive
battery terminal connection as close to the battery as possible.
Ensure that all wires and fuses are rated correctly to handle the
device and system amperage requirements.
• Never attempt to install aftermarket equipment that connects
to the vehicle wiring without reviewing a vehicle wiring
diagram available from the vehicle manufacturer. Ensure that
your installation will not affect vehicle operation or mandated
safety functions or circuits. Always check the vehicle for proper
operation after installation.
• The lighting system components, especially light bulbs, strobe
tubes, LEDs, and the outer housing, get hot during operation.
Be sure to disconnect power to the system and allow the
system to cool down before handling any components of the
system.
• Halogen light bulbs and strobe tubes are pressurized and if
broken, can burst and result in flying glass. Always wear
gloves and eye protection when handling these components.
• Do not mount a radio antenna within 18 inches (45.7 cm)
of the lighting system. Placing the antenna too close to the
lighting system could cause the lighting system to malfunction
or be damaged by strong radio fields. Mounting the antenna
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too close to the lighting system may also cause the radio noise
emitted from the lighting system to interfere with the reception
of the radio transmitter and reduce radio reception.
• Do not attempt to wash any unsealed electrical device while it
is connected to its power source.
During Installation and Service
• DO NOT get metal shavings inside the product. Metal shavings
in the product can cause the system to fail. If drilling must be
done near the unit, place an ESD-approved cover over the unit.
Inspect the unit after mounting to be sure there are no shavings
present in or near the unit.
• DO NOT connect this system to the vehicle battery until
ALL other electrical connections are made, mounting of all
components is complete, and you have verified that no shorts
exist. If the wiring is shorted to the vehicle body or frame, high
current conductors can cause hazardous sparks resulting in
electrical fires or flying molten metal.
• DO NOT install equipment or route wiring (or the plug-in
cord) in the deployment path of an air bag.
• If a vehicle seat is temporarily removed, verify with the vehicle
manufacturer, if the seat needs to be recalibrated for proper
airbag deployment.
• Before mounting any components, check the manual to be sure
that the component you are installing is suitable for use in that
area of the vehicle. Many components are not suitable for use
in the engine compartment or other extreme environmental
exposure areas.
• Before drilling into a vehicle structure, be sure that both sides
of the surface are clear of anything that could be damaged.
Remove all burrs from drilled holes. To prevent electrical
shorts, grommet all drilled holes through which wiring passes.
Also, ensure that the mounting screws do not cause electrical
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or mechanical damage to the vehicle.
• Refer to the manual packed with the lighting system for proper
electrical connections, additional precautions and information.
• Because vehicle roof construction and driving conditions vary,
do not drive a vehicle with a magnetically mounted warning
light installed. The light could fly off the vehicle causing injury
or damage. Repair of damage incurred because of ignoring this
warning shall be the sole responsibility of the user.
• To avoid denting the roof of the vehicle, place the lightbar
mounting feet as close to outer edge of the roof as possible.
• On Arjent® lightbars tighten the adjustment bolts 10 ft-lb to
11 ft-lb. On all other lightbar models torque the adjustment
bolts 6 ft-lb to 7 ft-lb. Install keeper plates. Excessive
tightening of the hook adjustment bolts can cause damage to
the lightbar, mounting system, or the vehicle’s roof
• Locate the light system controls so the VEHICLE and
CONTROLS can be operated safely under all driving
conditions.
After Installation or Service
• After installation, test the light system to ensure that it is
operating properly.
• Test all vehicle functions, including horn operation, vehicle
safety functions and vehicle light systems, to ensure proper
operation. Ensure that the installation has not affected the
vehicle operation or changed any vehicle safety function or
circuit.
• Scratched or dull reflectors, mirrors or lenses will reduce the
effectiveness of the lighting system. Avoid heavy pressure and
use of caustic or petroleum based products when cleaning the
lighting system. Replace any optical components that may
have been scratched or crazed during system installation.
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• Do not attempt to activate or de-activate the light system
controls while driving in a hazardous situation.
• You should frequently inspect the light system to ensure that
it is operating properly and that it is securely attached to the
vehicle.
• After installation and testing are complete, provide a copy
of these instructions to instructional staff and all operating
personnel.
• File these instructions in a safe place and refer to them when
maintaining and/or re-installing the product.
Failure to follow all safety precautions and instructions may result
in property damage, serious injury, or death.
Safety Message to Operators of Warning Lights
People’s lives depend on your safe use of our products. Listed
below are some important safety instructions and precautions you
should follow:
• Do not attempt to activate or de-activate the light system
control while driving in a hazardous situation.
• Although your warning system is operating properly, it may
not be completely effective. People may not see or heed your
warning signal. You must recognize this fact and continue
driving cautiously.
• Also, situations may occur which obstruct your warning signal
when natural and man-made objects are between your vehicle
and others, such as raising your hood or trunk lid. If these
situations occur, be especially careful.
• All effective sirens and horns produce loud sounds which may
cause, in certain situations permanent hearing loss. You and
your passengers should consider taking appropriate safety
precautions such as wearing hearing protection.
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• To be an effective warning device, this product produces bright
light that can be hazardous to your eyesight when viewed at a
close range. Do not stare directly into this lighting product at a
close range or permanent damage to your eyesight may occur.
• The effectiveness of an interior mounted warning light depends
on the clarity, the tinting, and the angle of the glass it is being
placed behind. Tinting, dirt, defects and steeply angled glass
reduce the light output of the warning light. This may reduce
the effectiveness of the light as a warning signal. If your
vehicle has dirty, tinted or steeply angled glass, use extra
caution when driving your vehicle or blocking the right of way
with your vehicle.
• It is important that you fully understand how to safely operate
this warning system before use.
• You should only operate your vehicle and its light/sound
system in accordance with your department’s Standard
Operating Procedures.
• If a selected function does not perform properly or if any of the
lamps remain illuminated when the control is off, disconnect
the power connector from the control unit and contact the
nearest service center.
• At the start of your shift, you should ensure that the entire
warning light system and the siren system is securely attached
and operating properly.
• Suction cup mounting is for temporary applications only. The
unit should be removed from the window and stored securely
when not in use. Temperature changes and sunlight can cause
suction cups to lose holding power. Periodically check the unit
to be sure the suction cups have a firm grip on the mounting
surface. An improperly secured light could fall off of the
vehicle causing injury and damage.
• The holding power of magnetic mounting systems is dependent
upon surface finish, surface flatness, and thickness of the steel
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mounting surface. Therefore, to promote proper magnetic
mounting:
• Mounting surface and magnets must be kept clean, dry, and
free of foreign particles that prevent good surface contact.
• Ensure that mounting surface is flat.
• A magnet mounting system should not be used on vehicles
with vinyl tops.
• To prevent sliding of light assembly on mounting surface,
quick acceleration and hard stops should be avoided.
Failure to follow these safety instructions and precautions may
result in property damage, serious injury, or death.
Unpacking the Your Shipment
After unpacking the product, inspect it for damage that may have
occurred in transit. If it has been damaged, do not attempt to install
or operate it. File a claim immediately with the carrier, stating the
extent of damage. Carefully check all envelopes, shipping labels,
and tags before removing or destroying them. Ensure that the parts
listed in Table 1 are included in the package. If you are missing
any parts, contact Customer Support at 1-800-264-3578, 7 a.m. to
5 p.m., Monday through Friday (CT).
Table 1 Package contents
Qty.
2
2
1
1
Description
Part Number
Screw, Thrd Frm, #8-32, Six-Lobe, Blk, SS
70000143-06
Screw, #10 Type B, Six-Lobe, Black, SS
Bezel, Black, Polycarbonate
Gasket, Rubber
7011246-08
8652239
8652240
An Overview of the IPX600 Series
The IPX600 Series LED Lightheads are fully-sealed, low-current
warning lights that can be mounted on the inside or outside of the
vehicle. IPX600 uses SOLARIS® LED reflector technology to
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provide a bright and effective secondary warning signal. IPX600
models have 6, 12, or 18 LEDs that can be ordered in various
combinations of amber, blue, green, red, or white with a clear lens.
The IPX600 can also be ordered with colored lenses matching the
LED color (for single-color lights only).
LEDs are available in enhanced horizontal and vertical off-axis or
focused configurations. The IPX600 has an internal flashing circuit
with 25 selectable flash patterns, including a steady burn pattern
for use with an external flasher. Patterns are selected by briefly
touching a pattern-selection wire to ground (–GND).
Lightheads can be set to synchronize, synchro-shift, or both. The
synchronize/synchro-shift feature is fully compatible with the
Federal Signal Viper® S2, Viper EXT and IMPAXX® warning
lights. The Model IPX600 also has several floating-synch
pattern sets that are within one flash per minute of each other
(Table 3 on page 25). If one light is set at 74 FPM and another at
75 FPM, for example, the lights appear to migrate in and out of
synchronization. IPX600 lights have the ability to have an external
switch/controller or controller steady-burn override a single color
by applying +BAT to the OPTION wire. This allows a lighthead
to be used as auxiliary steady-burn light when needed as in white
area lighting, but also be used as a flashing head when the steady
burn is not needed. If more than one color is ordered in a single
lighthead and one of them is white, the IPX600 can be set to flash
white with the pattern.
By default, white is only used as a steady-burn color if there are
more than two LED colors in one lighthead. Instead of controlling
a steady burn color, the OPTION wire can be changed to allow
white to flash with another color when +BAT is applied. When
+BAT is removed, the light stops flashing white.
Lightheads can also be set to only flash one color.
All IPX600 models are designed for use with all Federal Signal
switch controllers. The IPX600 lighthead is supplied with a
black polycarbonate bezel, a rubberized gasket, and mounting
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hardware for surface mounting. An optional chrome plated bezel,
IPX600M-1, is available.
The IPX600 has an operating temperature of -22 °F to +176 °F
(-30 °C to +80 °C).
Steps in Installing the IPX600 LED Lightheads
LIGHT HAZARDS—To be an effective warning device, this
product produces bright light that can be hazardous to your
eyesight when viewed at a close range. Do not stare directly into
this lighting product at a close range or permanent damage to
your eyesight may occur.
Before installing the IPX600, read all instructions and plan all
wiring and cable routing. To secure and protect the wiring, use
grommets, wire ties, looms, and cable mounts (installer-supplied)
as needed.
The steps in installing the lights are:
1. Optional: Set a lighthead to control the flash patterns of one or
more lightheads in the IPX600 system (see the next section).
2. Optional: For lightheads with more than one color, one of
which is white, select whether the white LEDs flash with
the pattern and/or the function of the OPTION wire. See
“Configuring Multicolor Lightheads” on page 16.
3. Mount the IPX600 system to the vehicle. See “Mounting the
IPX600 to a Vehicle” on page 18 or the instructions for the
mounting bracket included with the lighthead.
4. Wire the IPX600 system to the vehicle. See page 21.
5. Select a flash pattern for the controller lighthead. See page 22.
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Converting a Lighthead from Controller to
Follower and Follower to Controller
Several IPX600 lightheads can be controlled through the selected
flash pattern of one controller lighthead. All IPX600 lightheads
are shipped as controllers. Before the start of your installation,
determine which lighthead will be the controller and which
lighthead or heads will be followers.
LEDS AND LENS COLORS—The LED color and the lens color
must match. Either use a clear lens or match the color of the lens
with the LED. Using a lens colored differently than the LED color
will greatly reduce the light output and reduce the effectiveness
of the light for emergency signaling purposes. Failure to follow
this warning may result in personal injury or death.
SET ONLY ONE CONTROLLER—When putting together systems
of IPX600 lightheads ensure there is only one controller
lighthead. If more than one lighthead in a system is a controller,
the follower lightheads will malfunction.
Converting a Lighthead from Controller to Follower
To convert a lighthead to follower:
1. Connect the black wire from the lighthead to ground (–GND).
2. Apply 12 Vdc (+BAT) to the red wire from the lighthead.
3. Hold the green pattern-selection wire to ground (–GND) until
the lighthead goes out then flashes 3 times once. This procedure
will take approximately 3 seconds to complete. Remove the
green wire from –GND, shortly after the 3 flashes stop. Do not
hold the green wire to ground (–GND) much longer after the 3
flashes or you may change a different feature. If the light flashes
4 times, you have held the green wire too long.
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Changing from controller to follower resets all features to the
default settings. See Table 2 on page 15 for the defaults. The
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lighthead will shortly go to a low-power steady burn with all
LEDs regardless of which color lights up. Low-power mode
continues until the lighthead is connected to a controlling
lighthead.
The patterns for the lighthead are now ready to be controlled
by another controller lighthead.
Converting a Lighthead from Follower to Controller
To convert a light to a controller:
1. Connect the black wire from the lighthead to ground (–GND).
2. Apply 12 Vdc (+BAT) to the red wire from the lighthead.
3. Hold the green pattern-selection wire to ground (–GND) until
the lighthead goes out then flashes 3 times. This procedure
will take approximately 3 seconds to complete. Remove the
green wire from –GND, shortly after the 3 flashes complete.
Do not hold the green wire to ground (–GND) much longer
after the 3 flashes as you may change a different feature. If the
light flashes 4 times, you have held the green wire too long.
Changing from follower to controller resets all features to the
default (Table 2).
The lighthead has now been placed into Pattern 2, which is
79 FPM Power Quad. Subsequent flash patterns can be
achieved by tapping the green pattern-selection wire to ground
(–GND). For information about available flash patterns, see
“Selecting a Flash Pattern” on page 22.
Table 2 IPX600 controller default settings
Option
Default Setting
OPTION wire mode
Steady burn
Pattern Number
White LEDs in multicolor lighthead
Flashing color(s)
2
Do not flash with pattern
All available
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Configuring Multicolor Lightheads
The IPX600 can be ordered in various color combinations, which
flash differently depending on what colors are ordered. By default
the OPTION wire is set for steady burn a single color by applying
12 Vdc (+BAT) to it. The OPTION wire can be changed to instead
control white LED flashing instead of steady burn. The lighthead
can also be setup to always flash white and use the OPTION wire
to steady burn white.
To set the OPTION Wire Mode:
1. Connect the black wire from the lighthead to ground (–GND).
2. Apply 12 Vdc (+BAT) to the red wire from the lighthead.
3. Set the lighthead to be controller or follower. See page 14.
4. Apply 12 Vdc (+BAT) to the white wire from the lighthead.
5. Hold the green pattern-selection wire to ground (–GND)
until the lighthead goes out and then flashes four times. This
procedure will take approximately 6 seconds to complete.
Remove the green wire from –GND, shortly after the four
flashes complete. Changing from follower to controller resets
all features to the default (Table 2 on page 15).
The OPTION wire now enables the white LEDs to flash with
the pattern.
Setting the White LEDs to Always Flash
By default white LEDs do not flash; they are only activated by the
OPTION wire (steady burn or flash enable). The Model IPX600
lighthead can be changed to always flash white. To do this you
must set the OPTION wire mode for steady burn. If you try to
change the IPX600 to flash always white while the OPTION wire
mode is not set for steady burn, the change will be ignored.
To set the white LEDs to always flash:
1. Connect the black wire from the lighthead to ground (–GND).
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2. Apply 12 Vdc (+BAT) to the red wire from the lighthead.
3. Hold the green pattern-selection wire to ground (–GND) until the
lighthead goes out then flashes 4 times. This procedure will take
approximately 6 seconds to complete. Remove the green wire
from –GND, shortly after the four flashes complete. Changing
from follower to controller resets all features to default. See
Table 2 on page 15 for defaults. The lighthead has now been
placed into Pattern Number 2, which is 79 FPM Power Quad.
4. Repeat the above procedure to disable white LEDs from
always flashing with the pattern
If the OPTION wire is set for steady burn and there is more
than one color in a lighthead, you can change which color
steady burns when the OPTION wire is active.
Setting the Steady-Burn Color
To change the steady-burn color:
1. Connect the black wire from the lighthead to ground (–GND).
2. Apply 12 Vdc (+BAT) to the red wire from the lighthead.
3. Set the lighthead to be controller or follower (see previous
section)
4. Apply 12 Vdc (+BAT) to the white wire from the lighthead.
5. Hold the green pattern-selection wire to ground (–GND) until
the lighthead goes out then flashes 3 times. This procedure will
take approximately 3 seconds to complete. Remove the green
wire from –GND, shortly after the 3 flashes complete. The
selected steady burn color will flash 3 times.
Setting a Multicolor Lighthead to Only Flash One Color
To change the from multicolor to one color:
1. Connect the black wire from the lighthead to ground (–GND).
2. Apply 12 Vdc (+BAT) to the red wire from the lighthead.
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3. Hold the green pattern-selection wire to ground (–GND) until
the lighthead goes out then flashes 5 times. This procedure will
take approximately 15 seconds to complete. Remove the green
wire from –GND, shortly after the four flashes complete. The
multicolor lighthead now flashes one color.
Changing the Follower Power-Up Color
To change the power-up color for a follower:
1. Connect the black wire from the lighthead to ground (–GND).
2. Apply 12 Vdc (+BAT) to the red wire from the lighthead.
3. Set the lighthead to be a follower. See page 14.
4. Tap and remove the green pattern-selection wire from the
controller lighthead to ground (–GND) to display the color you
want on power up. The lighthead will flash 3 times in the color
in which it will power up.
Mounting the IPX600 Lighthead to a Vehicle
ROOF SUPPORT STRUCTURE—There is a roof support
member that spans the distance between the driver’s side and
passenger’s side. DO NOT DRILL THROUGH THIS MEMBER!
Adjust any hole locations until the holes can be drilled without
going through this support. Failure to follow this warning will
weaken the roof of the vehicle and may lead to an increased
chance of bodily injury or death in a rollover accident.
LOCATING OPERATOR CONTROLS—Locate the light system
controls so the VEHICLE and CONTROLS can be operated safely
under all driving conditions. Failure to heed this warning could
result in driver distraction or driver error while operating the
vehicle.
AIRBAG DEPLOYMENT—Do not install equipment or route
wiring in the deployment path of an airbag. Failure to observe
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this warning will reduce the effectiveness of the air bag, or
potentially dislodge the equipment, causing serious injury.
DRIVER VISION—Do not install the light in a location that will
obstruct or impair the driver’s vision. Always locate the light
out of direct view of the driver and test the system to make sure
excessive stray light from this light does not impair the driver’s
vision. Make sure you minimize both direct light and reflected
light from the driver’s vision. Failure to follow this warning could
result in injury or death.
DRILLING PRECAUTIONS—Before drilling holes, check the area
into which you plan to drill to ensure you do not damage vehicle
components. All drilled holes should be de-burred and all sharp
edges should be smoothed. All wires going through drilled holes
should be protected by a grommet or convolute/split-loom tubing.
Mounting the Lighthead with the Bezel
To mount the IPX600 to the vehicle (with the included bezel or
with the optional chrome bezel):
1. Determine the mounting location for the IPX600.
2. Using the bezel as a template, scribe the mounting-hole
locations on the mounting surface.
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3. Scribe a wire-routing hole location on the mounting surface in
the center of the bezel.
4. Use a #21 drill bit to drill two 0.159" holes at the scribed
mounting hole locations.
5. Drill a 0.75" hole at the wire-routing location.
6. Prepare the hole for the wires by removing all burrs and sharp
edges.
7. Route the cable from the lighthead through the holes in the
gasket and mounting surface (Figure 1). Use grommets, wire
ties, looms, and cable mounts (not supplied) as needed to
secure and protect the wiring.
8. Place the mounting bezel over the lighthead and secure it to the
mounting surface with the #10 sheet-metal screws provided.
Mounting the Lighthead without the Bezel
LEAK PATH CREATION—The use of user-supplied mounting
hardware may create a leak path that causes moisture damage to
the IPX600 light. An improperly mounted IPX600 is not warranted
for damage.
To mount the IPX600 without the bezel:
1. Using the IPX600 as a template, scribe the mounting-hole
locations on the mounting surface (2.332" center-to-center).
2. Scribe a wire-routing hole location on the mounting surface
midway between the mounting hole marks.
3. Use an 11/64" drill bit to drill two 0.172" holes at the scribed
mounting-hole locations.
4. Drill a 0.75" hole at the wire-routing location.
5. Prepare the hole for the wires by removing all burrs and sharp
edges.
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6. Route the cable from the lighthead through the hole in the
mounting surface. Use grommets, wire ties, looms, and cable
mounts (not supplied) as needed to secure and protect the
wiring.
7. Secure the IPX600 to the mounting surface with the provided
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Wiring the IPX600 Lighthead in the Vehicle
WIRING PRECAUTION—Never attach both the orange wire AND
the yellow wire from the CONTROLLER lighthead to the same
FOLLOWER lighthead. Connecting both signal wires to the same
FOLLOWER will cause the lightheads to malfunction.
REVERSE POLARITY / MISWIRING—Reverse polarity or
incorrect voltage may damage the light. To avoid damage to the
light, ensure that the battery voltage is the same as the voltage
rating of the light and that the correct polarity is observed. If you
are connecting to a cigarette lighter plug, connect the positive
wire to the center terminal and connect the negative wire to the
outer terminal.
FUSE ELECTRICAL SOURCES—Always fuse current/voltage
sources with a fuse connected near the power source. Be sure
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that the fuse is properly rated to protect the electrical load, the
wiring and the connectors used in the circuit. Failure to follow
this notice could result in vehicle or equipment damage
Make the connections shown in Figure 3 on page 23 (synched), or
in Figure 4 (alternating) and Figure 5 (X-Pattern) on page 24. For
single lighthead applications and applications using alternative
flashing control, such as a Federal Signal Intelli-Flash®, cut and
seal the orange and yellow IPX600 wires.
IMPORTANT: You must place a fuse in line with the power
connection. See Figure 3 for the fuse recommendations.
Selecting a Flash Pattern
When the lightheads are connected in a configuration, the
controller LED lighthead can be used to control the flash pattern of
the entire system. Table 3 on page 25 describes the 25 selectable
flash patterns
To select a flash pattern:
1. Tap and remove the green pattern-selection wire from the
controller lighthead to ground (–GND) as many times as
needed to display the pattern you want. The lighthead will
flash once almost immediately after you tap the green patternselection wire; after this flash remove ground (–GND)
2. To reverse the direction of pattern selection, hold the green
wire to ground (–GND) for slightly longer than 1 second, but
less than 3 seconds. The lighthead will flash twice after one
second. Once the double flash is finished, remove ground
(–GND).
Now every time the green pattern-selection wire is tapped, the
patterns change in the reverse order
3. When finished, cut and seal the green wire.
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Synching and Alternating Lightheads
If an IPX600 is set to be a follower and has more than one color,
you can change which color it will sync to on power up. This
provides a very basic way to sync or alternate colors. When
configured as a follower, the IPX600 changes its color after an
off-time of 160 milliseconds. Color syncing works best when
the lightheads that are synced together are of the same LED
configuration. For wiring diagrams, see Figure 3 below and
Figure 4 on page 24.
Figure 3 Wiring for synchronized lights
12 Vdc (+BAT)
FUSE*
POWER
RED
STEADY BURN /
FLASH WHITE
(OPTIONAL)
RED
SYNCHRONIZED
YELLOW
CONTROLLER
LIGHTHEAD
YELLOW
WHITE
WHITE
BLACK
BLACK
FOLLOWER
LIGHTHEAD
*FUSE REQUIREMENTS:
1 TO 3 LIGHTHEADS = 5 A
290A6712
(–GND)
4 TO 6 LIGHTHEADS = 10 A
STEADY BURN PULLS 1 A
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Figure 4 Wiring for alternating lights
12 Vdc (+BAT)
FUSE*
POWER
RED
SYNCHRONIZED
RED
BROWN
CONTROLLER
LIGHTHEAD
BROWN
WHITE
WHITE
BLACK
BLACK
(–GND)
290A6711
STEADY BURN /
FLASH WHITE
(OPTIONAL)
FOLLOWER
LIGHTHEAD
*FUSE REQUIREMENTS:
1 TO 3 LIGHTHEADS = 5 A
4 TO 6 LIGHTHEADS = 10 A
STEADY BURN PULLS 1 A
Configuring Lightheads for an X Flash Pattern
To create an X pattern, set one light as a controller and three lights
as followers. Mount and wire the four lights in the configuration
shown in Figure 5. For power, ground, and fusing, see Figure 4.
Figure 5 X-pattern wiring diagram
YELLOW
CONTROLLER
LIGHTHEAD
FOLLOWER
LIGHTHEAD
ORANGE
YELLOW
OR
ORANGE
YELLOW
OR
ORANGE
YELLOW
OR
ORANGE
FOLLOWER
LIGHTHEAD
FOLLOWER
LIGHTHEAD
290A6713
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Table 3 Flash patterns for the IPX600 LED Lighthead
Flash
Description
Pattern
Flash
Pattern
Description
1
Null (off)
14
75 FPM Double
2
79 FPM Power Quad*
15
150 FPM Triple
3
150 FPM Single
16
75 FPM Triple
4
151 FPM Single
17
5 Single @ 680 FPM
4 Single @ 216 FPM
5
74 FPM Single*
18
4 Single @ 570 FPM
3 Single @ 246 FPM
6
75 FPM Single
19
3 Single @ 460 FPM
2 Quad @ 75 FPM
7
240 FPM Single
20
Progressive (flashes
start slow and increase in speed)
8
241 FPM Single
21
4 Single @ 154 FPM
2 Quad @ 75 FPM
9
240 FPM Double*
22
Random
10
241 FPM Double
23
3 quick flashes, then
stays in Steady Burn
11
150 FPM Double
24
FedPulse 75
12
151 FPM Double
25
Steady Burn
13
74 FPM Double
*Conforms to CCR Title 13
Note: Single, Double, and Quad refer to the number of flashing intervals.
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Maintaining the Lightheads
Periodically cleaning the IPX600 lenses using proper procedures
and compatible cleaners will prolong their service life.
There are no user-serviceable parts within the light lighthead.
However, you can order replacements for the mounting hardware
listed in Table 4 on page 27.
Cleaning the Lightheads
CRAZING/CHEMICALS—Crazed, cracked or faded domes or
reflectors reduce the light output and the effectiveness of the
lighting system. Domes or lenses showing this type of aging
must be replaced. Failure to follow this warning may result in
bodily injury or death.
USE PROPER CLEANING AGENTS—Do not use cleaning agents
that cause crazing such as strong detergents, solvents, or
petroleum products. If crazing of lenses does occur, reliability
of the light for emergency signaling may be reduced until lenses
are replaced. Failure to follow this warning may result in bodily
injury or death.
To clean the lightheads:
1. Rinse the mounting bezel and lenses with lukewarm water to
loosen dirt and debris.
2. Use a mild soap, lukewarm water, and a soft cloth to gently
clean the plastic surfaces. To avoid damaging the lenses, do
not use heavy pressure or cleaners that are caustic, abrasive, or
petroleum-based.
3. Rinse and dry the plastic surfaces with a soft cloth to prevent
water spotting.
4. To remove fine scratches and haze, use a specialty plastic
cleaner/polish and a soft cloth. You can also use a high quality
automotive paste cleaner/wax that is non-abrasive.
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Replacing the Mounting Hardware
To order replacement parts, please contact your local dealer/
distributor or:
Customer Support
Federal Signal Corporation
Phone: 1-800-264-3578
(7 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, Central Time)
Table 4 IPX600 replacement parts
Qty.
2
1
1
Description
Screw, #10 Type B, TORX , Black, SS
®
Bezel, Black, Polycarbonite
Gasket, Rubber
Part Number
7011246-08
8652239
8652240
Testing the System
SOUND HAZARD—All effective sirens and horns produce loud
sounds (120 dB) that may cause permanent hearing loss. Always
minimize your exposure to the sound of the siren or horn and wear
hearing protection. Do not sound the siren or horn indoors or in
enclosed areas where you and others will be exposed to the sound.
LIGHT HAZARDS—To be an effective warning device, this
product produces bright light that can be hazardous to your
eyesight when viewed at a close range. Do not stare directly into
this lighting product at a close range or permanent damage to
your eyesight may occur.
After the installation, test the emergency warning system to
ensure that it is operating properly. Also test all vehicle functions,
including horn operation, vehicle safety functions, and vehicle
lighting systems to ensure proper operation. Ensure that the
installation has not affected the vehicle operation or changed any
vehicle safety functions or circuits.
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After testing is complete, provide a copy of these instructions to
the instructional staff and all operating personnel.
Do not test the sound and light system of the vehicle while driving.
Operating the vehicle warning systems may pose a hazard to
the operator and other drivers if the systems do not function as
expected. Test the vehicle only in a controlled environment.
Getting Technical Support and Service
If you are experiencing problems or need service for the IPX600,
please contact:
Service Department
Federal Signal Corporation
Phone: 1-800-433-9132, 1-708-534-3400
Fax: 1-800-343-9706
Email: [email protected]
Returning a Product to Federal Signal
Before returning a product to Federal Signal, call 800-264-3578,
800-433-9132, or 800-824-0254 to obtain a Returned Merchandise
Authorization number (RMA number). To expedite the process
please be prepared with the following information:
• Your Federal Signal customer or account number.
• The purchase order number under which the items were
purchased.
• The shipping method.
• The model or part number of the product being returned.
• The quantity of products being returned.
• Drop ship information as needed.
• Any estimate required.
When you receive your RMA Number:
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• Write the RMA number on the outside of the box of returned
items.
• Reference the RMA number on your paperwork inside of the
box.
• Write the RMA number down, so that you can easily check on
status of the returned equipment.
Send all material with the issued RMA Number to:
Federal Signal Corporation
2645 Federal Signal Drive
University Park, IL 60484-3167
Attn: Service Department
RMA: #__________
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