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INSTALLATION AND INSTRUCTION MANUAL

LCS880-008 & LCS881-8

SIREN AMPLIFIER & HAND-HELD LIGHT CONTROLLER

PLITSTR309 REV. M 11/4/15

Installation Information

MODEL: LCS______________________

PURCHASE DATE: _______________

DEALER: __________________________

INSTALLER: _______________________

INSTALLATION DATE: ____________

AMPLIFIER SERIAL #: _______________

CONTROL HEAD SERIAL #:________________

ARROWSTICK BOX SERIAL #:______________

SIREN OPTION DIP SWITCHES

_____ Negative Auxiliary Switching

_____ Negative Park Kill Switching

_____ Two-Tone Enabled

_____ Phaser Disabled

_____ Slide Switch Pursuit Disable

CONTROL HEAD OPTION JUMPERS

_____ Audible Beep disable

_____ S4 Activates S1+S2+S3

_____ Momentary S3

_____ 8 sec. gun lock (S4)

_____ Auxiliary = Manual

_____ Wail Tone Auto-Activate

_____ TD WARN Auto-Activate (LCS881 only)

ARROW STICK OPTION JUMPERS

(LCS881 ONLY)

_____ Phantom Mode

_____ Fast rate arrow

_____ Low power (Dim)

_____ 6 head arrow (1 & 8 flash)

_____ 8 head arrow

_____ Group 2 Traveling arrow

_____ Double blink end arrow

Please Note: These instructions are provided as a general guideline only. Some

vehicles may require special mounting, wiring, and/or weather-sealing. This is the

sole responsibility of the installer. Star Headlight & Lantern Co., Inc. assumes no

responsibility for the integrity of the installation for this or any of its products.

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(Installation Information CONT’D)

IMPORTANT: Please read all of the following instructions before installing

your new light. Failure to follow these safety precautions may result in damage to your light or vehicle and may result in serious injury or death to you and your passengers.

Use this chart to label the function of your switches.

L1

POSITION 1

SLIDE SWITCH FUNCTIONS

POSITION 2

SAME AS IN POSITION 1

L1

L2

L1

L2

L3

SLIDE SWITCH

POSITION 3

SAME AS IN POSITION 1 & 2

SAME AS IN POSITION 2

OFF L1 L2 L3

S1 S2

S3 S4

PUSH BUTTON SWITCH FUNCTIONS

S1

S2

S3

S4

PUSH

BUTTON

SWITCHES

Important

: This product is used to warn traffic. Improper use may result in vehicular collision, personal injury and/or death. Star Headlight & Lantern Co., Inc., and its subsidiaries shall not be held responsible for damages directly or indirectly caused by improper use of this product.

NOTICE

Due to continuous product improvements, we must reserve the right to change any specifications and information, contained in this manual at any time without notice. Star Headlight & Lantern Co., Inc. makes no warranty of any kind with regard to this manual, including, but not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. Star Headlight & Lantern Co., Inc. shall not be liable for errors contained herein or for incidental or consequential damages in connection with the furnishing, performance, or use of this manual.

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Table of Contents

INSTALLER INFORMATION

GENERAL DESCRIPTION

INSTALLATION NOTES

INSTALLER SELECTABLE OPTIONS

Siren Option DIP Switches

Control Head Option Jumpers

MOUNTING

Siren Amp & Relay Control Box

Cradle Mounting

Arrow Stick Control Box

ELECTRICAL CONNECTIONS

Wire Size And Termination

Siren Amplifier

Siren Wiring Diagram

Horn Ring Transfer Wiring Diagram

RFI Reduction and RFI Choke Installation

Input Power and Switch Output Connections

Light Wiring Diagram

ARROW STICK SETTINGS AND CONNECTIONS

Arrow Stick Option Jumpers

Arrow Stick Wiring

LABEL INSERTION

OPERATION

General

Slide Switch

Push Button Switches

Siren Mode Buttons

Microphone

PA Volume

Arrow Stick Controls

Speaker Diagnostics

Radio Repeat Volume

Auxiliary Input

Park Kill

Fuses

SERVICE

Troubleshooting

Parts

Specifications

Warranty

Returned Materials Authorization (RMA) Form

FLANGED CONTROL HEAD TEMPLATE

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General Description

The LCS880 series is a premium remote system that combines the siren amplifier, the siren controls, and light controls all in one system. A single slim-line hand-held remote control head combines the noise-canceling microphone with a built in siren, as well as many of the switch and light controls for the vehicle. The control head contains illuminated buttons that change color to indicate status. The face of the hand-held controller is sealed around every push button to help prevent liquid from entering the electronics. The amplifier is a 200W siren amplifier unit designed for single or dual

100W speaker use. The LCS881 model adds an additional button for full arrow stick control.

The hand-held controller contains several distinct controls for operation of vehicle devices. The slide switch allows quick pursuit mode operation. The far right slide position can be set up to activate maximum lights and siren for pursuit mode. There are six push buttons to operate the siren and four push buttons to control four different lighting or auxiliary functions. The LCS881 also adds an additional button for control of an arrow stick.

The LCS880 series is designed to allow maximum versatility in mounting. The handheld controller is remote from the siren amplifier and light relay control box, creating a compact user interface that can be mounted onto the dashboard, overhead, or in the center console. The hand-held controller comes with a cradle for mounting.

The amplifier box and arrow stick control box can then be mounted remotely in the trunk, under the dashboard, under the seat, or wherever convenient.

Siren operating modes include Wail, Yelp, Phaser, and Radio. A Noise Canceling PA

Override is available in all modes. A Manual button allows tone toggle operation and manual siren control. The Air Horn button will override any siren tone. The vehicle horn switch may also perform the Manual push button function via an auxiliary input. Ten option jumpers allow the unit to be fully customized to the operators' needs. Options include: Phaser vs. Two-Tone, Phaser disable, 8 second timed gunlock release, and momentary vs. lock-on/lock-off switch operation. A Park

Kill option is provided for connection to a door switch, etc. to disable the siren when exiting the vehicle. Both a PA volume and a Radio volume are provided.

The LCS880 series has been designed with several protection features to provide exceptional field service. Excessive high or low voltage detection will disable the siren output, protecting both the amplifier and the speaker. Fused inputs provide safety against reverse polarity. Speaker diagnostics provides user feedback as well as shutdown protection against speaker opens and shorts. The first four light output functions are individually protected with 20A fuses, while the Horn Ring Transfer (HRT) output function is protected with a 2A in-line fuse. CAUTION: These protection features will not guard against overloading the outputs.

The LCS880 series is available in the following different versions:

LCS880-008 Standard version with slide switch, full siren controls, and light controls. Includes a remote hand-held controller with microphone and a siren amplifier/switch relay box.

LCS881-008 Enhanced version with all the standard controls plus arrow stick controls. Also includes the arrow stick control box.

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Installation Notes

Proper installation of the unit is essential for years of safe, reliable operation. Please

read all instructions before installing the unit. Failure to follow these instructions can cause serious damage to the unit or vehicle and may void warranties.

Qualifications - The installer must have a firm knowledge of basic electricity, vehicle electrical systems, and emergency equipment.

Keep These Instructions - Keep these instructions in a safe place for future reference.

Advise the vehicle operator of the location.

Contents should include:

1 - Hand Held Controller

1 - Amplifier and Light Control Box

1 - Amplifier Wire Harness with Connector

1 - 25’ Amplifier Communication Cable (6-wire telephone style cable)

1 - Extended Cable Adapter

1 - Mounting Hardware

1 - Label Set

1 – RFI Filter

1 - Installation and Operating Instructions

1 – TDC850 Arrow Stick Control Box (LCS881 models only)

1 - Arrow Stick Communication Cable (telephone style cable) (LCS881 models only)

1 - Communication Cable Splitter (LCS881 models only)

1 – 12” Communication Cable (LCS881 models only)

Installer Selectable Options

The LCS880 and LCS881 have several options that can be selected during installation. Jumpers and DIP switches on the printed circuit board inside the amplifier case, inside the control head, and inside the arrow stick control box

(LCS881 only) allow the installer to select these various options. These options should

be set before installation of the unit.

Siren Option DIP Switches (located in the amplifier case):

• Auxiliary input polarity

• Park Kill input polarity

• Two-tone replacement of Phaser tone

• Phaser Disable

• Slide Switch Pursuit Disable

Control Head Option Jumpers (located inside the control head)

• Audible beep disable

• Button S4=S3+S2+S1

• S3 = Momentary switch

• 8 second timed gun lock release (S4)

• Auxiliary control (Manual vs. Horn)

• WAIL Tone Auto Activate on Position L3 of Slide Switch

• Arrow Stick WARN Auto Activate on Position L3 of Slide Switch

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SIREN OPTION DIP SWITCHES

Amplifier Cover Removal

Loosen the three protruding

Philips head screws located on the top of the amplifier unit. Slide the cover off.

CAUTION:

DO NOT OVER

TIGHTEN SCREWS!

Auxiliary Input Polarity

Applying a positive voltage to the green wire normally activates the auxiliary function (Air Horn standard/MANUAL function optional).

The wiring diagram on page 13 shows both connection examples.

To instead have the AUX function activate when the green wire is connected to ground (negative) .

1. Turn “AUX POS” DIP switch off.

2. Turn “AUX NEG” DIP switch on.

Diagram showing NEG AUX set up

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Park Kill Input Polarity

The Park Kill (Cutout) Input turns off any siren tone output when activated, and remains off until a control is activated or changed. The wiring diagram on page 13 shows two connection examples.

Connecting the white wire to positive (+12 VDC) normally activates the Park Kill input. To instead have it activate when the white wire is connected to ground

(negative):

1. Turn “PK POS” DIP switch off.

2. Turn “PK NEG” DIP switch on.

Two-Tone

If desired, the Phaser sound can be replaced with a Two-Tone sound. This can be done by turning on (up position) DIP switch #3 in the amplifier (labeled SW).

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(Installer Selectable Options CONT’D)

Phaser Disable

The Phaser function can be completely disabled by turning on (up position) DIP switch #4 in the amplifier (labeled PD). This will also disable the MAN button while

the siren is in Phaser mode (which normally would produce a Two-Tone sound).

Pursuit Disable

Slide switch position 3 normally activates:

• All three light functions (L1, L2, & L3)

• The siren (into the Wail mode)

• Warn pattern on the Arrow Stick (LCS881 series only)

To disable the automatic activation of the siren and Arrow Stick, move DIP switch #2 in the amplifier (labeled PS) to the “UP” position.

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(Installer Selectable Options CONT’D)

CONTROL HEAD OPTION JUMPERS

Five jumpers located inside the hand held controller can be used to select various options. Review the chart below to determine if you want to change any of the default settings.

Jumper Controlled Options

Jumper Standard Setting

(jumper on both pins)

Audible Beep

Disable

An audible beep is heard when the buttons in the control head are pressed.

S4=S3+S2+S1

(LCS880 ONLY)

Momentary (S3)

S4 is an independent switch controlling output S4.

Push button S3 is a standard

ON/OFF button.

S4 Timer

Auxiliary Control

(Horn vs. Manual)

Optional Setting

(jumper only on one pin)

No beep when the buttons in the control head are pressed.

When pressed, S4 automatically activates S3, S2, and S1 buttons.

Push button S4 is a standard

ON/OFF button.

S3 becomes a momentary switch, thus only being active while being held in.

S4 used for Gun Lock - Stays activated for only 8 seconds when pressed.

The green auxiliary (AUX) wire in the siren amplifier harness is connected to the vehicle horn ring, and activates the siren’s AIR

HORN for all siren modes except

RADIO.

AUX wire duplicates the function of the MAN push button instead of the

HORN.

Programmable Options (LCS881 ONLY)

Jumper Standard Setting Optional Settings

(Programmed with PROGRAM jumper removed)

WAIL Tone

WAIL tone auto-activated in slide

Auto-Activation With

Slide Switch switch position 3 (L3)

Traffic Director

The WARN pattern on your Traffic

WARN Pattern

Director will auto-activate in slide

Auto-Activation With

Slide Switch switch position 3 (L3)

S4=S3+S2+S1

(LCS881 ONLY)

S4 is an independent switch controlling output S4.

WAIL tone auto-activated in L1 or L2,

WAIL tone NOT activated in L3

TD WARN pattern auto-activated in

L1 or L2.

TD WARN pattern NOT activated in

L3

When pressed, S4 automatically activates S3, S2, and S1 buttons.

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(Installer Selectable Options CONT’D)

If you are NOT changing any of the options described on the previous page, skip this section.

Control Head Cover Removal

• Remove the three Philip head screws recessed in the back of the hand held controller.

• CAREFULLY remove rear cover using caution so as not to lift circuit board and membrane switch away from front faceplate.

• Locate the 10 jumpers located near the microphone coil cord strain relief.

DO NOT REMOVE ANY OF THE FIVE JUMPERS ON THE RIGHT

SIDE !!!

• By default, the five jumpers on the left side come installed across both pins.

Jumper Controlled Options

To change any of these options, move the corresponding jumper from both pins to only the top pin as shown in the diagram to the left.

Audible Beep Disable

S4=S3+S2+S1 (LCS880 only)

S3 Momentary

S4 Timer

Auxiliary Control

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(Installer Selectable Options CONT’D)

Programmable Options (LCS881 ONLY)

S4=S3+S2+S1

WAIL Tone Auto-Activate By Slide Switch

TD WARN Auto-Activate By Slide Switch

The LCS881 has a number of additional programmable option that are NOT available in the LCS880. To program these options:

• Power up the unit and remove the PROGRAM jumper.

• With the slide switch in the OFF position, toggle PB4.

Red : S4=S3+S2+S1

Green: S4= Standard On Off Switch

• Move the slide switch to positions L1, L2, and L3.

• Toggle the WAIL button to program whether or not you want the WAIL tone to auto-activate whenever the slide switch is in each of those positions during normal operation.

• Toggle the LRCO button to program whether or not you want the Traffic

Director to auto-activate into a WARN pattern whenever the slide switch is in each of those positions during normal operation.

Red : Enabled

Green: Disabled

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Mounting

SAFETY PRECAUTIONS

For the safety of the installer, vehicle operator, passengers, and the community please observe the following safety precautions. Failure to follow all safety

precautions and instructions may result in property damage, injury or death.

DO NOT mount in air bag deployment area.

Devices should be mounted only in locations listed in SAE standard J1849.

Controls should be placed within convenient reach of the driver.

Assure clearances before drilling in vehicle.

Sound levels produced by attached speakers can cause permanent hearing loss.

Never operate this unit without adequate hearing protection for you and others in the area.

(OSHA 1910.95)

SIREN AMPLIFIER & RELAY CONTROL BOX

• The amplifier should be mounted in a location such as the driver compartment firewall, under the seat, or in the trunk.

• Do not mount the amplifier in the engine compartment or in an area that would be allowed direct exposure to weather elements.

• Choose a mounting location away from any air bag deployment areas.

• Assure adequate ventilation to prevent overheating.

Mount the amplifier unit through the four 1/4” holes located in the flanges

(two visible and two not shown in the picture to the right).

CRADLE MOUNTING

• The LCS880 and LCS881 both include a cradle for storing the hand-held controller when it is not in use.

• Select a location so that the cable does not interfere with the vision of the driver or the operation of any controls, including, but not limited to, the steering wheel, gear shifter, and/or airbag.

• The cradle comes with four mounting holes predrilled in it. Only two screws are normally necessary to secure the cradle to the dash. Once you have selected a location, use the cradle as a template and mark the two mounting holes you will be using.

• Carefully drill two 1/16" pilot holes for your screws. Be sure to check for wiring and/or any other obstructions behind the mounting hole locations.

• Once the holes are drilled, use the two self-tapping

Phillip head screws to secure your cradle.

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(Mounting CONT’D)

ARROW STICK CONTROL BOX MOUNTING

(MODEL LCS881 only)

Review the Arrow Stick Settings and Connections (pages 18-22) section for

details on any option jumper settings prior to installing this control box.

• The TDC850 arrow stick control box is usually mounted near the siren amplifier and relay control box in a location such as the driver compartment firewall, under the seat, or in the trunk.

• Do not mount the amplifier in the engine compartment or in an area that would be allowed direct exposure to weather elements.

• Choose a mounting location away from any air bag deployment areas.

• Assure adequate ventilation to prevent overheating.

• The arrow stick controller comes with a 7-foot communication cable that must be plugged into the siren amplifier.

• A “U” bracket is provided for mounting. The “U” bracket may be used as a template when locating and drilling mounting holes.

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Electrical Connections

WIRE SIZE AND TERMINATION

• The wiring diagrams on pages 13 and 17 show the minimum wire size used for each connection, along with recommended lead color.

• If the wire is longer than 10 ft., use the next larger wire size.

• Use only high quality crimp connectors.

• Make sure all connections are tight.

• Route wiring to prevent wear, overheating and interference with air bag deployment.

• Use grommets and sealant when passing through compartment walls.

• Minimize the number of splices to reduce voltage drop.

• Ground connections should be made directly to the negative of the vehicle battery. If not possible, connect only to substantial chassis components.

• Install and check all wiring before connection to vehicle battery. SEE TABLE

BELOW FOR CORRECT WIRE SIZING!

• All conductors should be constructed of stranded copper with thermoplastic insulation.

CAUTION: All wires should be rated for at least 125% of their maximum current load.

All wires connected to the positive terminal of the battery should be fused at the

battery for their rated load. The load can be calculated by adding all lamp wattages and dividing by 13. Load (Amps) = Total Watts / 13 volts. Do not use 1/4" diameter glass fuses, as they are not suitable for continuous duty above 20 amps.

RECOMMENDED WIRE SIZE, AMP CAPACITY & CONSTRUCTION

Ampacity Range SAE Wire Size Gauge/No. of Strands

5A - 10A #16 29/19

10A - 15A

15A - 30A

#14

#12

27/19

25/19

30A - 40A

40A - 50A

#10

#8

23/19

21/19

SIREN AMPLIFIER

Communication between the control head and the amplifier is made via a communications cable using an RJ11 jack located on the opposite side of the power connector. CAUTION:

Please note that the cable used IS NOT a standard telephone cord and

CANNOT be replaced with one.

Make all electrical connections to the power connector before installing the connector on the unit.

If the unit needs service, both the communication cable and the power connector can be easily removed without unwiring the connector.

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(Electrical Connections: Siren Amplifier CONT’D)

Siren electrical power connections to the amplifier are made using a removable connector located on the back of the amplifier case.

The power supply to the siren unit must be capable of delivering peak currents up to

50 amps for adequate short circuit protection and reliable operation. The preferred source is directly at the vehicle battery. The unit is internally fused. The wiring diagram on the next page shows detail of how to wire the connector on the amplifier to the vehicle.

Make all electrical connections to the power connector before installing the connector on the unit.

Mandatory Siren Wiring Connections:

BLACK LEADS:

(GROUND) - Connect BOTH black wires to the negative of the battery, or to a good chassis ground. Be sure to use minimum size #14 AWG wire.

RED LEADS:

(POWER/+12VDC) - Connect BOTH red wires to the positive of the battery, or to a high current power buss. Be sure to use minimum size

#14 AWG wire.

BROWN LEADS:

(SPEAKER) - Connect one lead to each terminal or lead of the speaker.

If connecting a second speaker in parallel, you must observe the polarity

of the speakers (phasing). Be sure that the positive terminals of both

speakers are connected together to the same brown wire from the siren.

PINK LEAD:

(IGNITION SWITCHED POWER) - Connect the pink wire to your ignitioncontrolled power (or other switched power source). This will turn the power to your unit on and off.

Optional Siren Wiring Connections:

BLUE LEADS:

(RADIO REPEAT) - Connect one blue lead to each terminal of the twoway radio speaker or output connector of the radio. Use #18 AWG wire.

GREEN LEAD:

(AUX) - Use if you would like to activate the siren’s AIR HORN when the vehicle horn is pressed. Connect to horn ring circuit or other remote switch. Circuit may be positive or negative with proper jumper selection.

See Auxiliary Input Polarity section on page 3 for jumper details. NOTE:

Cut lead short if not used & insulate with electrical tape.

Optionally this may be used to mimic the Manual button function when the vehicle’s horn is pressed. See Auxiliary Control on pages 6-7 for

Control Head jumper setting.

WHITE LEAD:

(PARK-KILL) - Connect to dome light or added door switch. Circuit may be positive or negative with proper jumper selection. See Park Kill Input

Polarity section (page 4) for jumper details.

NOTE: If not used, cut lead short and insulate with electrical tape.

ORANGE LEAD:

(HORN RING TRANSFER or LOW CURRENT OUTPUT) - You only need to

connect this wire if you will also be connecting the green AUX wire to your horn ring circuit, thus enabling the driver to control the siren

functions by using the vehicle horn. This output is enabled whenever the handset is activated with the recessed On/Off switch on the side and it temporarily deactivates the vehicle’s horn. This allows the use of the horn ring switch without actually sounding the vehicle’s horn.

Connect the Orange wire to the Horn Ring Transfer Relay as shown the

HRT Wiring Diagram on page 14.

NOTE: If not used, cut lead short and insulate with electrical tape.

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(Electrical Connections: Siren Amplifier CONT’D)

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(Electrical Connections: Siren Amplifier CONT’D)

Wiring Diagram for OPTIONAL

Horn Ring Transfer (HRT)

Use this wiring diagram if you are connecting the Orange wire to utilize the Horn Ring

Transfer Feature. This feature de-activates the vehicle horn when the handset is activated with the recessed On/Off switch on the side. The diagram below shows wiring for both positive and ground-side switched horns, using an installer-supplied relay.

+12 VDC

Cut your horn wire here and insert the installer supplied relay

Green Wire From Amp

+12 VDC

Ground Side

Horn Switch

Green Wire From Amp

Orange Wire From Amp

2 Amp fuse

Connect like this for

Ground Side

Horn Switch

Negative Switching

AUX Jumper Selected

OR

Connect like this for

Positive Side

Horn Switch

Positive Switching

AUX Jumper Selected

2 Amp fuse

Orange Wire From Amp

Positive Side

Horn Switch

User Supplied Optional SPDT Relays

(Opened When Recessed On/Off

Switch On Handset is Activated)

VEHICLE

HORN

Cut your horn wire here and insert the installer supplied relay

VEHICLE

HORN

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(Electrical Connections CONT’D)

RFI REDUCTION AND RFI CHOKE INSTALLATION

The following steps are recommended when installing, to help reduce RFI:

1. Make sure that both the control head and amp are securely attached to good chassis ground (i.e. no paint in-between the chassis and the grounding terminal).

2. Keep the siren control head and amplifier as far away from the police radio as is practical.

3. Check that the police radio antenna wire makes a right angle from the back of the police radio and runs on one side of the vehicle. The communications cable for the siren should make a right angle out of the back of the control head and exit in the opposite direction from both the police radio antenna wire and the police radio power wires.

4. Excess communication cable from the control head to the amp should be tightly bound back near the amplifier box.

5. One of the RFI chokes (STAR P/N: P30039-57) should be placed around the communications cable at the back of the siren amplifier box.

6. The second RFI choke should be placed around the Red and Black wires exiting the siren amplifier box.

RADIO POWER WIRES ANTENNA LEAD

Minimum 3'

2-WAY

RADIO

AMP

SIREN

AMP

BATTERY

RFI

CHOKES

SIREN CONTROL

HEAD

SIREN COMMUNICATIONS CABLE

SIREN POWER AND GROUND WIRES

RADIO

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(Electrical Connections CONT’D)

INPUT POWER AND SWITCH OUTPUT CONNECTIONS

Top View

(Cover Removed)

Input Power

Slide Switch

Outputs

Push Button

Outputs

Side View

(REFER TO LIGHT WIRE DIAGRAM ON NEXT PAGE, AS WELL AS TO WIRE SIZE TABLE ON

PAGE 11 FOR PROPER WIRE SIZES!)

The electrical connections for input power, slide switch outputs, and the push button outputs are made to the control box (amplifier) using terminal blocks (top diagram

above).

Input Power: (Left Terminal Block) Connect +12VDC to the 3 large barrier style terminals. When controlling lights with a large amount of current (>15A) power should be supplied to all three inputs.

Slide Switch Outputs: (Center Terminal Block) Connect the lights that you wish to activate in the corresponding slide switch positions to the

L1, L2, and L3 outputs (20A max each). (Note: the second

slide switch position activates both L1 and L2 and the third

slide switch position activates L1, L2, and L3).

Push Button Outputs: (Right Terminal Block) Connect the lights that you wish to activate with corresponding pushbutton switches S1-S4 to the S1-S4 outputs (20A max each).

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(Electrical Connections: Light Relay Control Box CONT’D)

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Arrow Stick Settings and Connections

(LCS881 only)

The TDC850 controller that is shipped with the LCS881 has been designed so that it can operate three different styles of traffic directors:

Independently Switched Heads: Each Head is independently controlled by a ground-side switched wire.

3-Wire Logic Controlled Heads:

Left, Right, and Warn functions are controlled by delivering power to 3 separate wires.

Center-Out function activated by delivering power to both Left and Right functions

(wires) at the same time.

4-Wire Logic Controlled Heads:

Specifically designed for the DL15-30W.

Power wire activates Warn function. Right,

Left, and Center-Out functions controlled by delivering low current to 3 separate wires (in addition to Power wire).

Please review the instructions that came with your traffic director and then reference the corresponding section(s) in this manual for the type of traffic director that you will be installing.

ARROW STICK OPTION JUMPERS

Included with the LCS881 is the TDC850 arrow stick controller. There are several jumpers located inside the TDC850 that control different options for traffic directors.

Review the following section to determine if you need to open the case and change any of the jumper options inside the TDC850.

Arrow stick Control Box Cover Removal

1. Remove the four recessed Philip head screws (two on each side of the arrow stick control box).

2. Remove the top cover by sliding it towards the front of the unit.

Arrow Stick Control Mode Setting

The Standard Mode is designed to control traffic directors with independently switched heads. If you have a 3- or 4-wire controlled arrow stick (as described above), check the Option Header Location and configure the jumpers as pictured below.

TDC850 Controller

3-Wire

Logic Mode

Standard

Mode

Option Header

Location

Extra Jumper

Locations

4-Wire

Logic Mode

Set jumpers with power OFF!!

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(Arrow Stick Settings and Connections CONT’D)

Jumper Options for Independently Controlled Heads

If you are installing a 3- or 4–wire logic controlled arrow stick, skip this section. The options described below only apply to arrow sticks with independently controlled heads.

Jumper Defaulted In Center Header

Phantom:

The TDC850 is shipped with the jumper in the Standard Operation position. In this mode, the end lights follow the normal

“traffic directing” pattern you select.

Optionally you can select Phantom

Mode:

Extra Jumper

Locations

Phantom Mode

All Other

Options

• In the “Phantom” mode, the end lights are

NOT part of the “traffic directing” patterns.

• Both end lights will flash back and forth in a high speed “warn” type display any time the slide switch is in position 1 or 2.

TDC850 Controller

Option Header

Location

Standard Operation

Fast Rate Arrow

Low Power Mode

6-Head Arrow w/Flashing Ends

8-Head w/End Arrow

Group 2 Travelling Arrow

Double Blink Last Light (End Blink)

• ALL lights will automatically flash in a “random flicker” pattern with the slide switch in position

3 (see SLIDE SWITCH on page 23).

To set your control box for Phantom mode, move the 1 st jumper in the Option

Header Location back to the pins labeled PHANTOM in the Extra Jumper

Locations.

Jumpers Defaulted In Extra Jumper Location

To change one of these options, move one of the jumpers from the Extra Jumper

Locations over to the corresponding Option Header Location.

Fast Rate Arrow:

This setting increases the flash rate of the arrow stick for high speed or high traffic areas where viewing time of the arrow is limited. In addition, selecting this option will also change the

“Warn” pattern from an alternating pattern to a random pattern.

Low Power:

If the arrow stick is to be used for nighttime operation, or you wish to reduce the power consumption of the arrow stick, the output can be reduced by 50%.

Six Head Arrow †:

Use this option if your arrow stick contains only six heads. In this mode, under all patterns the

1 st & 8 th heads will alternate back & forth, operating as rear flashers.

Eight Head Arrow †:

Many arrow sticks contain directional arrows on either end (the 1 st

and 8 th

heads). The factory preset arrow pattern will skip the first head in the right and left patterns so as to not confuse the driver with the incorrect arrow direction. If your arrow stick does not contain directional arrows on the ends and you wish to use all eight heads in your right and left patterns then set this option jumper.

Group 2 Traveling Arrow (energy saving arrow) †:

Optionally selected where energy saving is desired. In this case only two heads will remain lit during the arrow pattern, traveling across the arrow stick.

Double blink last head of arrow (end blink) †:

The last head to flash in an arrow can be optionally selected to blink twice at the end of the arrow sequence.

† - These options are disabled when the controller is in PHANTOM mode.

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ARROW STICK WIRING

The arrow stick control box comes with a removable green terminal block connector (Power

Connector). Remove the terminal block from control box and loosen all applicable terminal screws. This will open the wire entries. Make the power wire connections as described in the section that corresponds to the type of arrow stick you are connecting. Be sure to tighten down each screw once the appropriate wire is inserted. After all power connections are complete, insert the terminal block into the mating receptacle in the back of the control box. Tighten the two terminal block locking screws on either end of the block to prevent it from vibrating loose.

Verify that your corresponding jumper setting shown on page 18 is correct for the type of arrowstick you are connecting and use the appropriate wiring diagram below or on the following page. All installations will require the Ground and Power connections described below.

Ground: Connect to good chassis ground, or the negative of the vehicle battery.

Battery +12 VDC: Connect this terminal to the same fused, +12 VDC source that the pink wire from the amp is connected to (see pages 12-13).

NOTE: This terminal must be connected to the same +12VDC

source as the pink wire in order to prevent inadvertent momentary activation of one or more of the lights in your

traffic director. For non-LED arrow sticks, use 12 AWG wire for all power and ground connections.

Arrowsticks With Independently Switched Heads

VERIFY MODE JUMPER

SETTING ON PAGE 18 !!

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12

This diagram describes how to connect a standard traffic director that utilizes eight (8) ground side switched wires (one for each head).

SWITCHED GROUND FOR EACH LIGHT

(6 head arrow sticks use 2-7 only)

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Arrowsticks With 3-Wire Logic Control

VERIFY MODE JUMPER

SETTING ON PAGE 18 !!

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12

This diagram shows how to connect the wires from an arrow stick that is logic controlled by 3 positive switched wires

(Right, Left, and WARN) AND uses a separate POWER wire.

Note: Terminals 4, 5, and 8 will only deliver

a maximum output of 4mA. They are designed to be used as “signal” wires.

You cannot use this controller if your arrow stick uses the function wires to deliver power for those functions.

BOTH FOR

CENTER-OUT

Arrowsticks With 4-Wire Logic Control

VERIFY MODE JUMPER

SETTING ON PAGE 18 !!

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12

The diagram to the right shows how to connect the wires from a

DL15-30W (or similarly controlled) arrow stick to the TDC850.

The colors shown represent those used in the DL15-30W harness.

Wire colors may vary for other arrow sticks.

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!

CAUTION: NOT REPLACEABLE WITH A

STANDARD TELEPHONE CABLE

TDC850 ARROWSTICK POWER SUPPLY

20 2

6-wire

Cable

Splitter

SIREN

AMPLIFIER

HAND-HELD

CONTROLLER

A communications cable splitter is provided with these units. Using the communication cables, plug both the

Arrow stick box and the control head into the cable splitter, and then plug the splitter into the amplifier box.

CAUTION: Please note that these cables ARE NOT standard telephone cords and

CANNOT be replaced with one.

Testing - Test all siren functions after installation to assure proper operation.

Test vehicle operation to assure no damage to vehicle.

Label Insertion

Once the wire connections have been, labels can be inserted into the switches. The product is shipped with 30 different labels for these push buttons. Select the desired label inserts

(provided). Insert the label into each button and tuck it under the lip of the switch.

The siren labels come pre-installed and may be used for reference when inserting light function labels.

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Operation

GENERAL

This unit is designed for easy operation under the stress associated with high-speed pursuit.

Many light and siren functions are accessible with one simple motion of the slide switch.

POWER

The unit is turned On and Off by a recessed switch on the side of the hand held controller. All functions are disabled until the unit is switched on.

SLIDE SWITCH

The slide switch is designed for quick pursuit mode operation. The far left position (OFF) will not activate any outputs.

Position 1: Activates the first set of lights

(connected to L1).

Position 2: Activates both the 1st and 2nd set of lights (connected to L1 and L2).

Position 1 & 2: (LCS881 only) If you have the 1 st jumper in the Arrow Stick Light

Controller set for Phantom Mode -

(see page19), the end lights in your traffic director will flash in a high speed “Warn” pattern in both positions 1 and 2.

Position 3: Generally used for the FULL PURSUIT MODE. It allows for quick activation of both the lights and the siren in one motion. When the slide switch is moved to Position 3, the following will activate:

• All three sets of lights (connected to L1, L2, and L3)

• The siren (WAIL mode)

• All of the Traffic Director lights will flash in a “WARN” pattern

(LCS881 only)

Note: The auto-activation of the siren and the arrow stick may be disabled if desired. (Refer to the Pursuit Disable section on page 5).

PUSH BUTTON SWITCHES

S1, S2, S3, and S4 control the devices connected to the corresponding output terminals described on pages 16-17. Press once to activate, then press again to deactivate.

Optionally, S3 can be set to be a momentary switch, S4 can be set as a timed “Gun

Lock” button, or S4 can be set to activate S1, S2, and S3 concurrently (see Control

Head Option Jumpers on pages 6-8).

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SIREN MODE BUTTONS:

The six push buttons towards the top of the control head allow full siren operation.

When not activated, these buttons are backlit in green for nighttime viewing.

When activated, an audible beep is heard, and the backlighting turns red.

MAN (Manual)

This button is used to temporarily change the siren output. Review the chart below for a description of the various outputs, depending upon which mode you are in.

Siren Mode

Selected:

WAIL

YELP

PHSR

RADIO

NONE

Speaker

Output:

Wail

Yelp

Phaser

Radio Repeat

No Output

MAN BUTTON FUNCTIONS

Pressing the MAN button Changes the Speaker Output to:

Yelp

Phaser

Two-Tone

No Effect

Creates a manual WAIL tone while button is being held that sweeps down when the button is released.

HORN (Air Horn)

This momentary push button switch provides a simulated air-horn tone while pressed. This can be used to either replace, or to supplement the normal vehicle horn and is useful at intersections or in high noise areas. This tone will override all other siren tones.

WAIL

A normal rise-fall tone used on highways and areas with low traffic or constant traffic flow.

YELP

A rapid warble tone used in light to moderately congested areas.

PHSR (Phaser)

Ultra-fast warble one used for maximum attention in highly congested areas.

RADIO

Also known as Radio Repeat, this function amplifies a two-way radio speaker input for re-broadcast outside the vehicle through the siren speaker(s). PA is available, but no siren tones are available in this position

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MICROPHONE and MICROPHONE BUTTON

The integrated noise-canceling microphone is used for public address operation and overrides any siren tone when the push-to-talk microphone button is pressed.

PA VOLUME

The PA volume control is provided for public address volume. This is in the bottom left corner of the control head. Turn it clockwise to increase the sound level.

ARROW STICK INDICATOR and

PUSH BUTTON SWITCH (LCS881 only)

The WLRCO push button toggles the arrow stick output through a different pattern with each push. (Warn, Left arrow, Right arrow, Center-Out arrow, and Off).

The LED indicator “simulates” the selected pattern.

SPEAKER DIAGNOSTICS

There are two diagnostic LEDs located in the lower left portion of the remote head controller. These LEDs will only turn on while a tone is trying to be generated. The status of the speakers is indicated as follows:

Steady - Speaker is connected and operating properly.

Flashing - There is an electrical short in the speaker or wires to the speaker.

Off - No speaker is connected, or

- The siren is not activated to output a tone to the speaker, or

- The speaker or wire connection is loose or is electrically open, or

- There is over/under voltage.

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RADIO REPEAT VOLUME

The radio repeat volume is located within the rear access cover of the amplifier. This should be set during installation when the vehicle is parked. Under normal circumstances, you should not need to adjust it again.

First set the volume level of the vehicle’s two-way radio to its normal operating volume. Turn on the On/Off switch of the hand held controller and press the RADIO button. The radio should be rebroadcasting through the siren speaker(s). Using a small flat blade screwdriver, adjust the potentiometer as desired.

AUXILIARY INPUT

(Green Wire)

During installation the vehicle horn ring (or other switching device) can be connected to the Auxiliary input (AUX/Green wire). Activating the AUX input will produce the same output as pressing the HORN button.

Optionally, you can program the AUX function so that it mimics the MAN button rather than the HORN button. (See Control Head Option Jumpers on pages 6-7).

PARK KILL

(White Wire)

During installation, the Park Kill input may be connected to a door switch. It will automatically deactivate any siren tone when the door is opened. The siren tone will remain off, even when the door is closed, until you change audio modes.

FUSES

The siren amp itself is protected by a 20 amp fuse located next to the power connector.

Each high current light output is also protected with a 20A automotive blade fuse located inside the fuse panel. The fuse panel is accessible by loosening the two screws in the cover plate on the amplifier. Refer to the diagram for proper fuse location.

The control head is protected with a 5A automotive blade fuse located in the amplifier fuse panel as well.

The HRT is protected with a 2A in-line fuse.

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Service

TROUBLESHOOTING

Symptom

No power

No siren tone -

PA works

No siren tone -

No sound

Possible Cause

No power supplied to +12 terminal block inputs in amplifier.

Connector loose

Amplifier 20A fuse or 5A fuse blown

Loose connection at power source

High voltage protection

Low voltage protection

Microphone button stuck

Park Kill polarity option set wrong

Park Kill activated

Bad speaker or speaker wiring

No PA

Distorted siren sound

Intermittent siren tone

PA volume not set properly

Speaker assembly loose

Intermittent Aux. Input connection

Low or high vehicle voltage

High voltage protection

Low voltage protection

Microphone button activation

Circuit breaker in supply connection

Shorted speaker or speaker wire

Check

Does back-lighting come on?

Do you hear a “pop” when turned on?

Is power hooked up backwards? Positive ground vehicle?

Is an external fuse or circuit breaker used?

Are the negative leads connected to a good ground?

The input voltage must be less than 16 volts.

The input must be greater than 10V with the siren turned on.

Does microphone button release properly?

Is the PK jumper option properly configured?

Does the siren work when Park Kill input is disconnected?

Does either speaker diagnostic LED flash? Check for a short.

Does neither speaker LED turn on steady? Check for an open.

Have you tried turning the PA volume control?

Is the speaker bell or tip loose?

Is the Aux. Input used and wired properly?

Input voltage must be between 10 & 16 volts while siren is on.

Is the vehicle voltage regulator working properly?

Is the connector tight on the back of the unit? Loose connection on a power lead? The input must be greater than 10V w/ the siren turned on.

Is something lying on the microphone?

Is a circuit breaker used with at least a 50A rating?

Does the speaker have water damage, or is a wire pinched?

Horn function or Manual function stuck on

No Radio

No or Low

Radio

Wrong siren tone

Phaser not working

Lights not working

Arrow stick not working

Erratic arrow stick pattern

Or 1 st

or 8 th head not working

Siren push button switch stuck

Aux. Input improperly connected

Aux. Input Polarity Option set wrong

Unit not connected to radio

Radio volume too low

Radio outputs not isolated and polarity hooked up backwards

Two-Tone option jumper installed

Aux. Input set to wrong function

Phaser disabled

Overloaded or short circuit

Fuse blown

Arrow stick option jumpers not set properly

Poor connection

Using ignition switched power for arrowstick

Does the Siren switch return fully when released?

Is the AUX Input used and wired properly?

Is the AUX jumper option properly configured?

Is the radio connected properly to the unit?

Can you hear the radio in the vehicle?

Have you tried turning the Radio volume control?

Are the radio wires connected to the correct polarity from the radio output?

Is the TT jumper option properly configured?

Is the AUX jumper option configured properly?

Is the PD jumper option configured properly?

Check fuse. Check wire connections.

Check fuses on arrow stick control box. Check communication cable.

Is the 6 head stick option selected? Is 8 head stick option not selected?

Is green connector screwed in tight to lock into arrow control box? Are all 12 terminal block connections tight?

Use constant power source for arrowstick, rather than one that is ignition switched

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PARTS

Part Description

LCS850-AMP8 Amplifier Only

LCS880-CH Hand-Held Controller for LCS880

LCS881-C

TDC850

P30255-43A

Hand-Held Controller for LCS881

Arrowstick Power Supply

Amp Wiring Harness

30008-22

30041-52

30008-30

P30041-188

SWH-140

30028-8

30028-1

25’ Communication Cable Between Control Head Cable and Amp*

Female/Female RJ11 Connector for Communication Cables

7’ Communications Cable Between TDC850 and Amp (LCS881 only)*

Control Head/TDC850 Splitter for Communications Cable (LCS881 only)

12” Communication Cable (LCS881 only)

5 Amp Automotive Blade Fuse inside Amplifier (also used in TDC850)

20 Amp Automotive Blade Fuse for Amplifier (also used in TDC850)

30007-66-1

S30007-66-2

P30232-4

P30053-31

P30032-8

Knob for Slide Switch

Slide Switch Assembly (less control knob)

LCS880-CH/LCS881-CH Microphone

Amplifier Case Screws

TIP36C Power Transistor

* CAUTION: These are not a standard telephone cables and CANNOT be replaced with one.

SPECIFICATIONS

Input Voltage

Siren Input Current

10 - 16 VDC (negative ground)

8.0 Amps @ 13.6 VDC (single 100W speaker)

16 Amps @ 13.6 VDC (dual 100W speakers)

Siren Standby Current Less than 10 mA when ignition is off

Audio Frequency 200Hz - 10 kHz + 3db

Siren Output Power

105 WATTS RMS MAX. (15.0 VDC - single 100W speaker)

210 WATTS RMS MAX. (15.0 VDC - dual 100W speakers)

Siren Frequency 675Hz - 1633Hz

High Voltage Protection 16 - 18 VDC will cause siren output to temporarily cease, resume at normal

Short Circuit Current 50 AMPS (supply circuit must be capable of supplying this)

Operating Temperature -15° F to +140°F

Siren Controls 5-illuminated push button switches (Hands Free, Wail, Yelp, Phaser, and Radio)

Momentary push button Horn and Manual/Toggle switch

Diagnostic Indicators

Light Controls

Auxiliary input connection for remote Manual/Horn operation (jumper programmable for positive or negative horn)

Park Kill input connection (jumper programmable for positive or negative activation)

Phaser (and Two-Tone) disable (jumper programmable)

Two-Tone activation swaps modes with Phaser (jumper programmable)

Two LED indicators provide diagnostic feedback, one for each speaker

4 push-on/push-off buttons (1 programmable 8 sec. time delay)

4-position slide switch (Off, L1, L1 & L2, L1 & L2 & L3 & Wail)

Light Output Ratings

Siren Connections

(12-Pin Connector)

20A fuse on each of the 7 light outputs. (4 push buttons, 3 slide positions)

Detachable, 12-pin, positive locking connector with pigtail leads for Amplifier

(2) Positive, (2) Negative, (2) Speaker, (2) Radio, Auxiliary, Park Kill

(Telephone Comm. Con.)

Light Control Connections +12 - three position barrier style terminal block

Telephone style communication cable between Control Head and Amplifier

L1, L2, L3 (Slide Switch) 3-position Eurostyle terminal block

S1, S2, S3, S4 (Push buttons) 4-position Eurostyle terminal block

S5 (Push button) flying lead

Arrow Stick Connections 12 position, positive locking connector

Size Amplifier: 2-1/2” High, 7” Wide, 7-3/8” Deep (plus 3/4" flange on each side)

Hand Held Controller: 6" High X 2-1/2" Wide X 1-1/4" Deep

Arrow Stick Control Box: 1-9/16” H X 6” W X 4-1/2” D (TDC850)

Boxed Weight LCS880: 8.5 lbs. LCS881: 9.25 lbs.

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ONE YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY

The manufacturer warrants each new product against factory defects in material and workmanship for one year after the date of purchase. The owner will be responsible for returning to the Service Center any defective item(s) with the transportation costs prepaid. The manufacturer will, without charge, repair or replace at its option, products, or part(s), which its inspection determines to be defective. Repaired or replacement item(s) will be returned to the purchaser with transportation costs prepaid from the service point. A copy of the purchaser's receipt must be returned with the defective item(s) in order to qualify for the warranty coverage.

Exclusions from this warranty include, but are not limited to, bulbs, strobe tubes, domes, and/or the finish. This warranty shall not apply to any light, which has been altered, such that in the manufacturer's judgment, the performance or reliability has been affected, or if any damage has resulted from abnormal use or service.

There are no warranties expressed or implied (including any warranty of merchantability or fitness), which extend this warranty period. The loss of use of the product, loss of time, inconvenience,

commercial loss or consequential damages, including costs of any labor, are not covered. The manufacturer reserves the right to change the design of the product without assuming any obligation to modify any product previously manufactured.

This warranty gives you specific legal rights. You might also have additional rights that may vary from state to state. Some states do not allow limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts.

Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages.

Therefore, the above limitation(s) or exclusion(s) may not apply to you.

If you have any questions concerning this or any other product, please contact our

Customer Service Department at (585) 226-9025.

If a product must be returned for any reason, please contact our Customer

Service Department to obtain a Returned Materials Authorization number (RMA #) before you ship the product back. Please write the RMA # clearly on the package near the mailing label. Be sure to fill out the form on the following page in its entirety and enclosed it with the defective product.

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If a problem with this product develops within the warranty period, please contact our Customer Service Department at (585) 226-9025. When contacting us about a product you have purchased, please have the product’s serial number readily available. If the product needs to be returned, you will be issued an RMA number

(Returned Materials Authorization Number). No returns will be allowed for product returns that are not listed on the RMA. Please fill out the form below and enclose it with the returned product(s).

Returned Materials Authorization Form

RMA #

Model No.

Purchase Date

/ /

Serial No.

Install Date

/ /

Customer Name:

Company:

Address:

City:

Phone:

Dealer:

Installer:

Briefly Describe the Problem:

ST: ZIP:

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