LCS850MG Siren Amplifier Light Controller

LCS850MG Siren Amplifier Light Controller
INSTALLATION AND INSTRUCTION MANUAL
LCS850MG
SIREN AMPLIFIER & LIGHT CONTROLLER
PLIT426 REV. E
3/11/15
Installation Information
INSTALLATION INFORMATION
MODEL:
LCS850MG
AMPLIFIER SERIAL #:
CONTROL HEAD SERIAL #:
PURCHASE DATE:
DEALER:
INSTALLER:
INSTALLATION DATE:
CONTROL HEAD DIP SWITCH OPTIONS
_____ Keypad Beep
_____ Gun Lock
_____ TD Mode
_____ AUX Wire
_____ Audio Pursuit
_____ Visual Pursuit
_____ Progressive Slide Switch
_____ TD Output
_____ Auto On
_____ Magnum Mode
_____ Radio
_____ Phaser
_____ Sweep
AMPLIFIER DIP SWITCH OPTIONS
_______ AUX Input Polarity
_______ Park-Kill Polarity
TRAFFIC DIRECTOR DIP SWITCH OPTIONS
_____ Phantom Mode
_____ Fast Rate Arrow
_____ Low Power
_____ 6-Head Arrow
_____ Full 8-Head Arrow
_____ Dual Travelling Arrow
_____ Double Blink End
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Table of Contents
TABLE OF CONTENTS
OVERVIEW
PRECAUTIONS
CONTENTS
SPECIFICATIONS
INSTALLATION
INSTALLER-SELECTABLE OPTIONS
1
2
2
3
4-44
4-34
Control Head DIP Switch Settings
4-8
Overview Chart
BUZZ (Beep Settings), Gun Lock, Traffic Director Mode, AUX (Auxiliary Input)
Audio Pursuit, Progressive Slide Switch, TD Output
Auto On, Magnum Mode
Radio, Phaser, Sweep, Programming Mode
Amplifier Dip Switch Settings
Traffic Director Settings
4
5
6
7
8
9
10-13
Standard 8-Output Mode (DIP Switches)
Traffic Directors With Internal Controllers
Programmable Settings
10-12
13
14-34
Detailed Programming Summary Table of Contents
Detailed Programming Legend
Detailed Programming Instructions
(see page 14 for specific page numbers for each option)
RESETTING UNIT TO DEFAULTS
QUICK INSTALLATION GUIDE
MOUNTING
ELECTRICAL CONNECTIONS
14
15
16-34
34
CENTERFOLD
35-37
38-44
Power and Ground Connections
10-terminal Connector (SS and Pushbutton Outputs)
Siren Wiring Diagram #1
Label Insertion
12-terminal Connector (Audio I/O)
Siren Wiring Diagram #2
OPERATION 45-49
SLIDE SWITCH
PUSH BUTTON SWITCHES
AUDIO MODE BUTTONS
VOLUME CONTROLS
MANUAL BUTTONS
39
40
41
42
43
44
45
45
46
46
47
Chart of Manual Tones
47
AIR HORN 48
Chart of AUX Terminal/HRT Activation
MAGNUM MODE
TRAFFIC DIRECTOR CONTROL BUTTONS
SPEAKER DIAGNOSTICS
MICROPHONE
AUXILIARY INPUT
PARK KILL
CLONING
SERVICE
FUSES
PARTS
TROUBLESHOOTING
WARRANTY
RETURN
RETURNED GOODS AUTHORIZATION FORM
CONTROL HEAD INSTALLATION TEMPLATE
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48
49
49
49
49
49
50
51-54
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51
52
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Inside Back Cover
Overview
Overview
The LCS850MG Siren Amplifier is a premium 200W unit designed for dual 100W speaker
use and full lighting control. It comes standard with a remote control head and a noisecancelling microphone for PA use. The amplifier box contains two separate amplifiers that
allow the user to operate two separate and distinct tones at the same time. This dual tone
(Magnum) feature creates a unique sound that is one of the most attention getting
amplifiers on the market today. The Magnum sound allows a single vehicle to sound like
several vehicles traveling at the same time. Each amplifier can operate one 100W RMS
speaker.
The primary operating modes are Phaser, Yelp, Wail, Hands Free, Manual, and Radio. A
Noise Canceling PA Override and push-button Horn Override are available in all modes. A
manual push-button is provided for push-on/push-off tone toggle operation in the Phaser,
Yelp, and Wail modes. It also allows manual siren control in the HF and silent modes. The
Phaser function can be optionally replaced by Two-Tone or disabled entirely with
programming. Another feature allows cycling through Wail, Yelp, Phaser, and Standby by
providing a signal to the horn ring auxiliary wire when the function switch is in the Hands
Free (HF) position. A Park Kill option is provided for connection to a door switch, etc. to
disable the siren when exiting the vehicle. Radio and PA volume controls are provided on
the front panel. Also located on the front panel are two LED's for speaker diagnostics.
This unit additionally contains several distinct controls for operation of vehicle devices. A
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 seven push buttons to
control up to seven different lighting or auxiliary functions, or six functions and a traffic
director.
The front panel is backlighted with LED's for night visibility. This compact unit utilizes short
circuit, high voltage, low voltage, and reverse polarity protection systems for maximum
service life.
Questions?
Signal Vehicle Products will attempt to answer and resolve any questions or issues you
may have. Please contact our Customer Service Department at the number below with any
questions. When contacting us about a product you have purchased, please have the
product’s serial number readily available.
Phone: (585) 226-9025
Fax: (888) 478-2797
www.starheadlight.com
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Installation Information
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. Signal Vehicle Products and/or the
manufacturer make 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. Signal Vehicle Products and/or
the manufacturer 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.
Precautions
Proper installation of the unit is essential for years of safe, reliable operation. Please read all
instruction before installing the unit. Failure to follow these instructions can cause serious
damage to the unit or vehicle and may void warranties.
•
Installing any siren requires a good understanding of automotive electronics,
systems, and procedures.
•
Please read all of the instructions, before attempting to install or operate any of the
sirens.
•
Always disconnect power when installing or uninstalling this device.
•
Never use a battery charger to bench test this device.
•
This product is intended to be installed and operated in interior applications only.
Keep These Instructions - Keep these instructions in the vehicle or other safe place for
future reference. Advise the vehicle operator of the location.
Unpacking - Inspect contents for shipping damage. If found, alert carrier
immediately.
Contents
Contents should include:
1 - Siren with Microphone
1 - Mounting Bracket w/Screws (Non-Flange version only)
1 - Microphone Bracket w/Screws
3 - Wiring Connectors
1 - Pack of Button Labels
1 - Wire Bundle
1 - Installation and Operating Instructions
Contact your supplier immediately if any components are missing.
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Specifications
Specifications
Input Voltage
Input Current
Standby Current
Max Peak Current
Audio Frequency
Audio Output
Output Power
Siren Frequency
High Voltage Protection
Operating Temperature
Siren Controls
Diagnostic Indicators
Light/Device Controls
Light Output Ratings
Siren and Light
Connections
Size
Shipping Weight
10 - 16 VDC (negative ground)
8.0 Amps @ 13.6 VDC (single 100W speaker)
16.0 Amps @ 13.6 VDC (dual 100W speakers)
0 mA while Off, <150 mA with backlighting on
50 AMPS (supply circuit must be capable of supplying this for brief
period)
200Hz - 10 kHz + 3db
40 watts @13.6 VDC
105 WATTS RMS MAX. (15.0 VDC – single 100W speaker)
180 WATTS RMS MAX. (15.0 VDC –dual 100W speakers)
675Hz - 1633Hz
16 - 18 VDC will cause siren output to cease, resumes at normal
voltage
-15° F to +140°F
5 pushbutton selectable audio modes-(HF, Wail, Yelp, Phaser, Radio)
Push-Button Manual and Horn switches
Auxiliary input (DIP switch programmable) for positive or negative horn
Remote Manual or Hands Free operation
Park Kill input (DIP switch programmable) for positive or negative
activation
Phaser (and Two-Tone) disable (programmable)
Two-Tone activation (swaps modes with Phaser) (programmable)
Two LED indicators provide diagnostic feedback for each speaker
7 push-on/push-off buttons
4-position slide switch (Off, 1, 2, and 3)
20A fuse on each of the 10 outputs. (7 push buttons, 3 slide positions)
Detachable 12-terminal connector
Detachable 10-terminal connector
1 individual Ground terminal, 3 +12VDC power terminals
7-5/8" Wide, 9-7/8" Deep, 2-1/8" High
7 lbs.
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Installation
Control Head Dip Switch Settings Overview
Installation
Signal Vehicle recommends that you bench test the unit immediately after receipt to ensure
that it was not damaged in shipping. Then you should program all settings and test again
prior to installation.
For quick installation using all of the default options,
please refer to the removable centerfold guide.
Optional Settings
The LCS850MG has many different optional settings that can be set with DIP switches or
programmed to meet your particular needs. Please review pages 4-34 (Control Head DIP
switches below, Amplifier DIP Switch Settings on page 9, Traffic Director Settings on page 10,
and Detailed Programming on page 14) to determine if you need to change any of the settings
for your application. If you need to make any changes to the default settings, please do
so prior to installation of the siren.
Control Head DIP Switch Settings Overview
(Continue to the next page for detailed descriptions)
Optional Setting
Enabled
Enabled
Enabled
Air Horn
Enabled/Programmable
Enabled/Programmable
Progressive
Discrete/8-Output
No Buttons on @ Boot
Enabled
Silent
Standard On/Off Button
No Traffic Director
Clone Manual Function
Disabled
Disabled
Programmable or Non-Progressive
Logic Control (3 or 4 outputs)
Programmed Buttons on @ Boot
Disabled
Enabled
Enabled
Automatic
Off/Normal Operation
Disabled/Lighting Control
Disabled/Lighting Control
Manual
On (Set Up Mode)
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11 12 13 14
RADIO DISABLE
PROG. MODE
DISABLE
9 10
SWEEP DISABLE
8
PHASER ENABLE
7
MAGNUM MODE
ON AT BOOT
6
DISCRETE TD
5
ON AT BOOT DISABLE
4
VISUAL PT ENABLE
3
PROGRESSIVE ENABLE
2
AUX
1
AUDIO PT ENABLE
There are 14 DIP switches located on the
back of the Control Head. The default
position for all of them except for Gun
Lock (DIP switch 2) is “down”.
(Back of
Control Head)
TD MODE
Radio Button
Phaser Button
Tone Sweep in HF Mode
Programming Mode
Default Setting
BUZZ
Keypad Beep (BUZZ)
Gun Lock Button
PB13 Traffic Director Mode
Aux Wire Control
Audio Pursuit
Visual Pursuit
Progressive Slide Switch
Traffic Director Output
Auto On @ Boot
Magnum Mode @ Boot
GUN DISABLE
Option
Installation: Dip Switch Settings
Control Head Dip Switch Settings (cont’d)
Buzz, Gun Lock, TD Mode, AUX Input Function
Detailed DIP Switch Information
1
K eypad Beep
Gun Lock
Button(s)
2
No Gun Lock
Button(s)
GUN DISABLE
GUN DISABLE
PB14 is defaulted as a 10 second “Gun Lock” button. If you will not
be using the Gun Lock option, flip switch 2 down. PB14 will then
become a standard ON/OFF button.
Silent
BUZZ
BUZZ (Beep Settings)
By default, every time a button is pressed on the keypad, the unit beeps.
Flip the BUZZ DIP switch up to deactivate this feature.
Please note: There is also an optional 10-second beep setting that can
be set to beep every 10 seconds when ANY function is active. The
optional 10-second beep function will not work if this switch is in the UP
position (see page 18 of the Detailed Programming section for further
details).
TD Mode (Traffic Director Mode On/Off)
AUX (Auxiliary Wire Input Function)
Normally the siren Air Horn can be activated by using the vehicle
horn switch (or other external switch) to apply +12VDC to the
auxiliary input (terminal 7 of the 12-terminal connector, see pages
43-44).
If you instead prefer to have the AUX wire activate your Manual
function, flip DIP switch 4 up.
NOTE: If the AUX wire DIP switch is set for the MANUAL function
(and the HRT is connected), neither your vehicle horn, nor
the siren Air Horn will sound when you press your steering
wheel horn during a siren tone.
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3
TD MODE
Not Using
Traffic Director
Using
Traffic Director
Activates
Manual Function
4
Activates
Air Horn
AUX
PB13 is normally used to control an approved traffic director
(arrowstick) by scrolling through the four main traffic directing patterns:
WARN, LEFT, RIGHT, and CENTER OUT. Flip DIP switch 3 up to
disable the traffic director mode and to use PB13 for ON/OFF control
of the PB13 output (see wiring diagram on page 41), .
Installation: Dip Switch Settings
Control Head Dip Switch Settings (cont’d)
Audio Pursuit, Visual Pursuit, Progressive SS, and TD Compatibility
AUDIO PURSUIT ENABLE (DIP switch 5) and VISUAL PURSUIT ENABLE (DIP switch 6)
Normally slide switch position activates “Pursuit Mode”:
a. The lights connected to all 3 slide switch positions will activate.
b. The siren will activate in Wail mode.
c. Your compatible traffic director (if connected to this unit) will activate in the
Warn mode.
To disable automatic activation of the siren (AUDIO PURSUIT) in position , flip DIP
switch 5 up.
To disable automatic activation of the traffic director (VISUAL PURSUIT) in position ,
flip DIP switch 6 up.
Siren Does NOT 5
Auto-Activate in Pursuit
6 Traffic Director Does NOT
Auto-Activate in Pursuit
TD Auto-Activates in
Pursuit or Programmable
Non-Progressive SS
or Programmable SS
Progressive SS
PROGRESSIVE ENABLE
AUDIO PT ENABLE
PROGRESSIVE ENABLE (Progressive Slide Switch Enable)
Normally the slide switch is “progressive”, meaning that each
position will add another function while keeping the previous
one(s) on. Position 1 activates the first function. Position 2
activates the functions connected to both 1 and 2. Position
will activate all of the functions connected to 1, 2, and 3.
VISUAL PT ENABLE
Siren Auto-Activates in
Pursuit or Programmable
To disable this feature so that each slide switch position is
independent from the others, flip DIP switch 7 up.
DISCRETE TD (Traffic Director Compatibility: 8-Output or 4-Output Logic)
TD Mode DIP switch (switch #3) must be ON (see page 5)!!
The default settings of this unit allow for operation
of our standard 8-head traffic directors (i.e. TD77,
Use 3 or 4 Output Signal for 8
TD w/Internal Controller
TD92, TD93) through an internal controller within the
(Logic Controlled)
LCS850MG using 10 outputs from the 12-terminal
connector.
Use Built-In 8-Output
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Siren TD Controller
DISCRETE TD
If the traffic director you will be using has a built-in
controller and only needs three or four “signal” wires to
operate, then flip DIP switch 8 up.
With this switch up, the default setting will be for
operation of our DL15-30W. To program the LCS850MG
to operate other traffic directors, please refer to page 32
of the Detailed Programming section.
Installation: Dip Switch Settings
11 12 13 14
DISCRETE TD
RADIO DISABLE
PROG. MODE
DISABLE
9 10
SWEEP DISABLE
8
PHASER ENABLE
7
MAGNUM MODE
ON AT BOOT
6
ON AT BOOT DISABLE
TD MODE
5
VISUAL PT ENABLE
BUZZ
4
PROGRESSIVE ENABLE
3
AUX
2
AUDIO PT ENABLE
1
GUN DISABLE
Control Head Dip Switch Settings (cont’d)
Button Auto On, Magnum Mode, and Radio Rebroadcast
ON AT BOOT DISABLE (Push Button State At Power Up)
If you would like any of the push button switches to automatically
be “ON” when the unit is powered up, flip DIP switch 2 up. By
default, if you flip switch 9 up, PB5 will be ON at boot up.
Please see page 17 of the Detailed Programming section for further
instructions on selecting which buttons you would like “ON” at power
up.
Please note:The switches still function normally as an On/Off
switch in either mode. This option only allows you to
select whether the switch is automatically On or
automatically Off when the unit is powered up.
10
Siren in Magnum
Mode at Boot
MAGNUM MODE
ON AT BOOT
MAGNUM MODE ON AT BOOT (On At Power Up)
(For details on Magnum Mode see page 48)
Normally, the siren is in Magnum mode at boot up. If you
would like it to be in standard mode (non-Magnum/single tone),
flip the 10th switch from the left (switch 10) up.
Siren in Single Tone
Mode at Boot
Please Note: This option only affects which mode the siren is
in at boot. Magnum Mode can still be switched to
at any time.
RADIO DISABLE (Radio Rebroadcast or ON/OFF Switch for Output 7)
Normally, the RADIO button is used to
rebroadcast the two-way radio over the
PA system of the siren. If you will not
be using this feature, you can instead
use the RADIO button to control the
PB13 output (see the wiring diagram on
page 41).
RADIO Button 11
Controls PB13 Output
To use the RADIO button to control the PB13 output, flip
DIP switch 11 up.
NOTE : To use the RADIO button to control the PB13 output, the TD MODE
DIP switch (#3) MUST also be in the DOWN position.
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RADIO DISABLE
RADIO Button Rebroadcasts
Radio Over PA
Installation: Dip Switch Settings
Control Head Dip Switch Settings (cont’d)
Phaser, Sweep, Programming Mode
PHASER ENABLE
PHASER ENABLE (Optional Phaser Tone or ON/OFF Switch for the PB13 output)
Normally, the PHASER button is used to activate
12
PHASER Button Controls
The PB13 Output
the Phaser siren tone. If you will not be using this
PHASER Button
feature/tone, you can use the PHASER button to
Activates Phaser Tone
control the PB13 output (see the wiring diagram
on page 41) by flipping DIP switch 12 UP.
NOTE : The PHASER Button cannot be used to
control the PB13 output if either DIP switch
#3 (TD MODE) or DIP switch #11 (RADIO)
is UP (those options override this one).
SWEEP DISABLE (‘Manually Cycle’ or ‘Auto-Sweep’ Siren Tones in HF Mode)
When the siren is placed in Hands Free Mode (by pressing
the HF button), no sound will be initially produced.
Normally, activating the Auxiliary Input/HRT (see page 43 of
the Electrical Connections section) or moving the slide
switch to position 3, will activate the siren with a “WAIL”
tone. Then you can manually cycle through all of the tones
using the AUX input/HRT.
Auto Tone
Sweep in HF
If you instead would like the siren to automatically “sweep” through all of
the tones when activated, flip DIP switch 13 up.
Manual Tone
Cycle in HF
(Optionally if you’d like the sweep option described here to only function in
HF with the AUX input, and NOT in Slide Switch 3, then see the Tone
Sweep Disable section on page 28).
NOTE : The siren WILL NOT operate while in Programming Mode.
DIP switch 14 must be in the “down” position for proper
operation of the siren.
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Siren In
Programming Mode
14
Standard Operation
PROG. MODE
DISABLE
PROG. MODE DISABLE (Programming Mode)
To access the additional “programmable” options described in the
Detailed Programming section on pages 14-34, flip this switch up.
After programming the siren, return the switch to the Standard
Operation location.
13
SWEEP DISABLE
(WAIL YELP PHASER/TWO-TONE OFF).
Installation
Amplifier DIP Switch Settings
AUX Input Polarity and Park-Kill Polarity
Amplifier DIP Switch Settings
There are four additional DIP switches located on the amp box near the connectors (see
diagram below). These four switches are used to control the polarity of your Auxiliary function
and your Park-Kill function.
There are TWO switches that must be set for Auxiliary Polarity and TWO switches that must
be set for Park-Kill Polarity. You must set BOTH switches correctly for each function.
Positive AUX
and PK Switching
OFF
Negative AUX
and PK Switching
OFF
ON
PK POS SWITCHING
PK NEG SWITCHING
AUX NEG SWITCHING
(DOWN)
1
2
3
4
PK NEG SWITCHING
4
AUX NEG SWITCHING
3
PK POS SWITCHING
2
AUX POS SWITCHING
1
AUX POS SWITCHING
ON
(DOWN)
(DEFAULT)
Auxiliary Input Polarity
The auxiliary input (see AUX WIRE on page 5 and see Terminal 7 of the 12-terminal
connector on page 43) is normally activated by connecting terminal 7 to positive voltage
(+12VDC). (See Positive Switching AUX and PK Switching diagram above).
To activate the AUX function by connecting the corresponding terminal to ground
(negative) instead, turn switch 2 (AUX POS SWITCHING) “OFF” and turn switch 4 (AUX
NEG SWITCHING) “ON” (see Negative Switching AUX and PK Switching diagram
above).
!!! CAUTION !!!
BOTH AUX SWITCHES MUST BE SET
CORRECTLY or this feature will not work.
Park-Kill Polarity
The Park-Kill input (Terminal 3 of the 12-terminal connector, see page 43) is used to
automatically turn off any siren tone output when activated (i.e. vehicle shifted into park,
door opened, etc.). The tones will remain off until a control on the siren is activated. The
wiring diagram on page 44 shows two connection examples.
The park kill input is normally activated by connecting it to positive voltage (+12VDC).
(See Positive Switching AUX and PK Switching diagram above).
To activate the Park-Kill feature by connecting it to ground (negative) instead, turn switch
1 (PK POS SWITCHING) “OFF” and turn switch 3 (PK NEG SWITCHING) “ON” (see
Negative Switching AUX and PK Switching diagram above)
!!! CAUTION !!!
BOTH PK SWITCHES MUST BE SET
CORRECTLY or this feature will not work.
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Installation
Traffic Director Settings
Traffic Director Settings
This section only applies to those applications in which the TD CYCLE on the control
head will be used to operate a traffic director (arrowstick). If you are NOT using this
button to control a traffic director, you can skip to page 14, after ensuring that DIP switch 3
(TD MODE), on the back of the Control Head, is in the OFF position (see page 5).
PB13 is normally used as a TD Cycle
button to control an approved traffic
director (arrowstick) by scrolling through
the four main traffic directing patterns:
WARN, LEFT, RIGHT, and CENTER OUT.
Pressing this button will activate your
traffic director and will illuminate the TD
Indicator LEDs on the bottom of the
control head in the same pattern that the
traffic director is displaying.
By default, the LCS850MG is compatible with any of our ground-side switched 8-head traffic
director (e.g. TD77, TD92, TD93, etc.) and will use its own internal controller to drive the
“dummy” heads in the traffic director. The Standard 8-Output Mode is also compatible with 6head traffic directors (e.g. lightbars with only 6 TD heads) or 8-head TDs in which only 6
heads are used in the traffic directing pattern (and the heads on each end are flashed back
and forth).
If your traffic director has a built-in TD controller and only requires “Signal” or “Logic” inputs
(e.g. the DL15-30W), there are also three (3) additional TD compatibility modes. Skip to page
13 if you will be using a controller that is already built in to your traffic director.
Standard 8-Output Mode (default setting)
This section only applies to those Traffic Directors that normally require a
separate control box and use inputs for each individual head. Skip to page 13 if
you will be using a controller that is already built in to your traffic director.
3
Use 3 or 4 Output Signal for 8
TD w/Internal Controller
(Logic Controlled)
Use Built-In 8-Output
Siren TD Controller
RED WIRE (MAX 20 AMPS)
8 (Gray)
Cable Shield (Ground)
7 (Violet)
4 (Yellow)
5 (GREEN)
1 (Brown)
If you are only
controlling six
heads, do not use
terminals 1 and 8.
8-Output Discrete Wiring
2 (Red)
3 ( Orange)
Connect the 10 wires from your traffic director harness to the 12
-terminal connector that plugs into
the back of the LCS850MG-AMP
box. The last two terminals of
the connector will be empty.
DISCRETE TD
TD MODE
Not Using
Traffic Director
Using
Traffic Director
6 (BLUE)
If you will be using the internal
controller of the LCS850MG to
operate your traffic director,
please verify that DIP switches
3 and 8 on the back of the
control head are set properly.
(See pages 5 & 6)
Traffic Director Harness
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Installation
Traffic Director Settings: Standard 8-Head Traffic Directors (cont’d)
Internal TD DIP Switches
There are several additional programmable options for
standard 8-head (or 6-head) traffic directors that
utilize the internal controller. Review these options
below and determine if you will need to change any of
the default settings.
TD DIP Switch Access
1. Loosen the two Phillips head screws that secure
the access cover to the top of the siren.
2. Locate the DIP switches inside the housing
towards the right hand side.
3. There are two banks of four
switches. .
DOUBLE BLINK END
(Future Use)
DUAL TRAVELLING ARROW
6-HEAD ARROW
FULL 8-HEAD ARROW
LOW POWER
PHANTOM MODE DISABLE
1
4
Phantom Mode
2
Normally the LCS850MG will use all 8 heads as part
of the traffic directing pattern. To switch to Phantom
mode, move DIP switch 4 (on the far left of the first
bank of DIP switches) AWAY the edge of the siren
(UP).
1
Phantom Mode (switch 4/bank 1)
• Phantom Mode is designed to
use 6 of the 8 heads for traffic
directing.
• In the Phantom mode, the end
lights are NOT part of the
“traffic directing” patterns.
• Both of the end lights will flash
back and forth in a high speed
“warn” type display any time the
slide switch is in position 2.
• The end lights of your traffic director automatically
flash in a “random flicker” pattern with the slide
switch in position 3 (see TRAFFIC DIRECTOR
VISUAL PURSUIT on page 31).
FAST RATE ARROW
4. Replace the cover when finished.
THESE TWO HEADS ALTERNATE
OFF
ON
3
2
3
4
BANK 1
BANK 2
TRAFFIC DIRECTING HEADS
Fast Rate Arrow (switch 3/bank 1)
This option will “speed up” the flash rate of the arrowstick. Typically this is used for high
speed or high traffic areas where viewing time of the arrow is limited. To set your
arrowstick to display a “Fast Arrow”, move DIP switch 3 of the first bank of DIP switches
TOWARDS the edge of the siren (DOWN).
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Installation
Traffic Director Settings: Standard 8-Head Traffic Directors (cont’d)
Low Power (switch 2/bank 1)
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%. To set your
arrowstick to run under Low Power, move this DIP switch TOWARDS the edge of the
siren.
Six Head Arrow (switch 1/bank 1)
This option should be used if your traffic director contains only six heads. In this mode,
under all patterns the 1st & 8th heads will alternate back & forth, operating as rear flashers.
This differs from Phantom Mode, which flashes the end heads only when the Slide
Switch is in position 2 or 3. (NOTE: This option is NOT available if the controller set for
Phantom Mode.) If you wish to operate your traffic director in 6-Head mode, then move
this DIP switch TOWARDS the edge of the siren.
Full 8-Head Arrow (switch 4/bank 2)
Many arrow sticks contain
END HEADS w/ARROWS
directional arrows (actual
st
“points”) on either end (the 1
and 8th heads). Because of
this, the default setting is for a 7-head pattern that will automatically skip the first head in
the right or 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 move this DIP switch TOWARDS the edge
of the siren. (This option is not available if the controller is set for Phantom Mode.)
Dual Traveling Arrow (switch 3/bank 2)
Normally, when the traffic director is in one of its “arrow” modes (Right or Left), the arrow
will start on one side and illuminate the lights, adding one at a time. Optionally, you may
choose a Dual Travelling Pattern, where energy saving is desired. In this case only two
heads will illuminate at any given time, and “travel” across the arrowstick in the direction
you select. (NOTE: The Dual Travelling Pattern option is NOT available if the controller
set for Phantom or Double Blink Mode.) If you wish to use the Dual Travelling Pattern
instead of the Standard Pattern, then move this DIP switch TOWARDS the edge of the
siren.
Standard Left Arrow Pattern
Dual Travelling Left ArrowPattern
OFF
Double Blink Last Head (switch 2/bank 2)
The last head to flash in an arrow can be optionally selected to blink twice at the end of
the arrow sequence. (NOTE: The Double Blink Last Head option is NOT available if the
controller set for Phantom Mode.) If you wish to Double Blink the last head, move this DIP
switch TOWARDS the edge of the siren (DOWN).
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Installation
Traffic Director Settings: Traffic Directors with Built-In Controllers
Traffic Directors with Built In Controllers (Logic Controlled)
This section only applies to those Traffic Directors that have a built-in controller,
but will be operated with the TD CYCLE button through “signal” wires.
The LCS850MG has three different “logic controlled” modes that can be used, depending
upon the input requirements of your Traffic Director. These are as follows:
DL15-30W Configuration: Stick operated with 4 wires (Warn/Power, Left, Right, and C/O)
Left Arrow activated by power to Warn+Left wires from stick
Right Arrow activated by power to Warn+Right wires from stick
C/O activated by power to Warn+C/O wires from stick
WARN pattern activated by Warn/Power wire
Alt. TD Configuration #1: Stick operated with 3 wires (Warn, Left, and Right)
Warn, Left, and Right each operate independently
C/O activated by power to only Left+Right wires from stick
Alt. TD Configuration #2: Stick operated with 3 wires (Center-Out, Left, and Right)
C/O, Left, and Right each operate independently
No Warn Pattern
3-WIRE LOGIC + POWER
(DL15-30W)
3-WIRE INDEPENDENT LOGIC
(Alt. TD Configuration #1)
2-WIRE LOGIC + POWER
(Alt. TD Configuration #2)
CENTER-OUT= LEFT+RIGHT
POWER/CENTER-OUT
!
RIGHT
!
LEFT
WARN
RIGHT
FOR EITHER OF THESE LOGIC
OUTPUTS, YOU MUST CHANGE
THE TD SETTINGS!!
(SEE PAGE 32)
LEFT= LEFT+POWER/CENTER-OUT
RIGHT= RIGHT+POWER/CENTER-OUT
- NO WARN
If you will be using the TD CYCLE button on the
LCS850MG control head to operate your “logic
controlled” traffic director i.e. its own internal
controller), please verify that DIP switches 3 and 8 on
the back of the control head are set properly. (See
pages 5 & 7)
3
See page 32 to program
the siren for each of the
appropriate
configurations described
above.
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Not Using
Traffic Director
Using
Traffic Director
TD MODE
Review the appropriate diagram
above and connect the necessary
wires from your traffic director
harness to the corresponding
terminals on the 12-terminal
connector that plugs into the back
of the LCS850MG-AMP box.
Use 3 or 4 Output Signal for 8
TD w/Internal Controller
(Logic Controlled)
Use Built-In 8-Output
Siren TD Controller
TD OUTPUT
LEFT= LEFT+POWER/WARN
RIGHT= RIGHT+POWER/WARN
CENTER-OUT= CENTER-OUT+POWER/WARN
LEFT
GROUND-Optional (Black)
POWER/WARN (Red)
CENTER-OUT (Purple)
RIGHT (Green)
LEFT (Yellow)
DEFAULT
Installation: Detailed Programming
Detailed Programming Summary Table
Detailed Programming Summary Table
The options below should be programmed PRIOR to installation of your siren.
Refer to pages 15-34 for detailed programming instructions.
Option
Button Operation
(Open or Closed)
Push Button State at Power Up
Button Operation
Auto Beep When Any Function
WARN Pattern Excluded From TD
Default Setting
Optional Setting
Activating a Button (Turning it on) Will Activating Button (Turning it on) Opens
Apply +12VDC (Closed)
The Circuit (Off/Not Connected)
PB5 On (if enabled by DIP switch 9)
Any Can Be On at Power Up
All are Standard On/Off (Latched)
Any Can Be Momentary
Disabled
Beeps Every 10 sec.
WARN Pattern Included
No WARN Pattern in TD Cycle
Gun Lock Timer Button Assignment
Gun Lock Timer Period
Button PB14
10 Seconds
None, PB1, PB2, PB3, PB4, PB5, PB13
20 Seconds
Gun Lock Pass Code Enable
Setting the Gun Lock Pass Code
Radio/PA Speaker Diagnostic POP
No Passcode Needed
PB1, PB3, PB5
Radio and PA send POP signal
Passcode Need to Unlock Gun
Any Buttons (PB1-PB5)
No POP
Steady or Flashing/Pulsed Outputs
Pulsed Output Rate
Pulsed Output Phase
All Steady Output
Slow
All Buttons Phase 1
Any Can Be Pulsed
Fast
Any Button(s) Phase 2
Manual "Step Up" Function Time Out
Manual Wind Down Function
Siren Disable—Only PA & Air Horn
Audio Lockout
Audio Lockout Unless Select
Audio Pursuit Options
Audio Pursuit Mode (HF or WAIL)
HF Mode at Boot
Quick Shot Tone Replaces Air Horn
Second Tone Swap in Magnum
Mode
Never Times Out
Times Out After 15 sec.
MAN Tone Winds Down When MAN
MAN Tone Stops Immediately When
Siren Enabled
Siren Disabled
Disabled
All Audio Functions Locked Out Until
Button(s) or Slide Switch Programmed
If Enabled, Slide Positions 1, 2, and 3
Any Output(s)
WAIL in Slide Position 3
Any Tone In Any SS Position or Any PB
Tones Sweep in HF Mode and SS3 if Sweep
Feature Enabled by DIP
Tones Do Not Sweep in HF Mode and
High-Low Override of Phaser Tone
Phaser Tone When PHSR Button
High-Low Tone When PHSR Button
Button(s) or Slide Switch Required For
HRT to Activate
Slide Switch Programming (if
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
WAIL mode activated in pursuit
HF mode activated in pursuit
No Mode Active at Power Up
Siren In HF Mode at Power Up
26
Air Horn
Quick Shot Tone When Air Horn Pressed
2nd Tone of Magnum Mode Stepped 2nd Tone of Magnum Mode Staggered
27
Up in SS3
Clone of First Tone in SS3
Tones Sweep Disable in HF for Slide
Horn Ring Transfer Active Mode
PG
Always Active - Vehicle Horn (HRT)
Will Always Control Siren
If Enabled, SS1, SS2, and SS3
28
Vehicle Horn (HRT) Will Only Control
Siren If Programmed Button(s) are ON
or Slide Switch is in Programmed
Position(s)
Add Any Button(s) or Remove Any Slide
Switch Positions
29
None
Any Button or SS output Can Be
30
Slide Switch Options Auto-Off
Traffic Director Visual Pursuit Option
Enabled
TD WARN Auto-Activates in SS3
Disabled
Enable or Disable Any Positions
31
Logic Controlled TD Output Select
TD Logic Polarity
3-Wire LOGIC + Power
Positive Switching
3-Wire Independent or 2-Wire+Power
Negative Switching
32
Function When Ground Applied to
Dim Backlighting
Gun Lock
Function When +12VDC Applied to
Gun Lock
Dim Backlighting
33
Park-Kill De-activation Of Lights
Reset To Defaults
Park-Kill only Disables Siren
Park-Kill Disables Both Siren AND any
Disabled
Reset Siren to Factory Default Settings
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Installation: Detailed Programming
Detailed Programming Legend
PB1
SLOW
OFF
OFF
PB2
DISABLED
Manual "Step Up" Function 15-Sec. Time Out
OFF
OFF
PB3
ENABLED
Radio and PA Test “POP”
OFF
OFF
PB4
SIREN
ENABLED
Siren Disable (Only PA & Horn Functions)
OFF
OFF
PB5
DISABLED
Auto Beep When Any Function Active
OFF
OFF
PB13
ENABLED
Second Tone Swap in Magnum Mode & SS3
OFF
OFF
PB14
ENABLED
Tone Sweep Disable in HF for SS3
HF
WAIL
YELP
ANY PB
OR SS
ANY PB
OR SS
ANY PB
PHASER PB1-PB5
Slide Switch Auto-Activates any Output
NONE
Park-Kill Deactivation of Functions
1, 3, 5
PB2
PB3 PB4
PB5
PB13 PB14
PB1
PB2
PB3 PB4
PB5
PB13 PB14
PB2
PB2
PB4
PB5
PB13
PB14
2 3
1&2
2 3
PB1
PB2
PB3 PB4
PB5
PB13 PB14
PB13 PB14
PB5
PB13 PB14
Set Pass Code For Gun Lock Release
PB1
PB2
PB3 PB4
PB5
ENABLED
Slide Switch Options Auto-Off
OFF
PB3
AIR HORN
Quick Shot Tone Replaces Air Horn
OFF
PB4
POSITIVE
OFF
PB5
OFF
OFF
PB13
ON
OFF
PB14
OFF
Positive or Negative Switched LOGIC Arrowstick
ALT TD Config 1 - L,R,&W (CO= L&R) Toggles
with PB13 & PB14
Default TD Configuration: DL15-30W-CO,L,&R
(Power On=Warn) Toggles with PB5 & PB14
ALT TD Config 2 - L,R, (Power On=CO) Toggles
with PB5 & PB13
.
PB13 PB14
PB1
PB5
PB2
Remove Warn Pattern From TD Cycling
MAN
Gun Lock Timer (10 seconds or 20 seconds)
NONE
Slide Switch 2 Auto-Activates Outputs
NONE
Button(s) or SS Required for HRT Activation
PB1
PB2
PB3
PB4
PB5
PB13
PB14
1 3
3
1&2
2
Audio Lockout Unless… (Only if ENABLED by
1&2
2
OFF-RAD-PB14)
PHASER PB1-PB3 SS3 ONLY SS Positions for Auto-Activation of WARN Patt.
NONE
RADIO
HORN/
MAN
N/A
OFF
PB1
DISABLED
High-Low Override of Phaser Tone
OFF
PB2
DISABLED
Wind Down MAN Tone In HF Mode
OFF
PB3
ALWAYS ON
OFF
PB4
DISABLED
OFF
PB5
DISABLED
HRT Active Mode (Configure w/SS2-WAIL)
Audio Lockout (Config w/SS2-YELP)
Gun Lock Release Pass Code Required
OFF
PB13
DISABLED
HF Audio Mode at Boot
OFF
PB14
WAIL
Audio Pursuit = WAIL or HF
NONE
Slide Switch 3 Auto-Activates Outputs
ANY PB
OR SS
ANY PB
WAIL
OR SS
ANY PB
YELP
OR SS
ANY PB
PHASER
OR SS
PB5
PB3 PB4
OFF
HF
PB3 PB4
PB3 PB4
10 SEC.
YELP
PB2
PB2
PB1
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
PB13 PB14
PB1
PB2
OFF
HF
PB13 PB14
PB5
PB1
WARN
INCLUDED
WAIL
PB5
PB3 PB4
PB1
MAN
2
2
PB3 PB4
PB2
Pulsed Output Phase (if activated by OFF-YELP)
OFF
ANY PB
OR SS
ANY PB
OR SS
ANY PB
OR SS
PB2
PB1
PB1
NONE
ALL
PHASE 1
PB14
OFF
PB13
Pulsed Output Rate
OFF
PB1
PB4
Gun Lock Buttons
ALL OPEN
PB5
ALL PB
PB3
WAIL
PB2
ONLY PB4
Button Operation (Open or Closed)
OFF
YELP
ALL PB ALL STEADY Steady or Flashing/Pulsed Outputs
OFF PHASER ALL PB ALL LATCHED Button Operation (Momentary or Latched)
OFF
RADIO ALL PB
ALL OFF
Button State at Power Up
OFF
PB1
ALL PB
MAN
HF
FUNCTION DEFINITION
HORN
SLIDE
SWITCH
POSITIO
N
OFF
AUDIO
PUSH
DEFAULT
MODE
BUTTON SETTING
BUTTON
Reset Siren To Factory Defaults
SS3
Auto-Activation of Siren in WAIL Tone
NONE
Auto-Activation of Siren in YELP Tone
NONE
Auto-Activation of Siren in PHASER Tone
OFF
PB5
ENABLED
Ground Optional Input 2 to Dim Backlighting
OFF
PB13
DISABLED
+12VDC to Optional Input 1 to Dim Backlighting
OFF
PB14
DISABLED
Ground Optional Input 2 to Enable Gun Lock
OFF
MAN
ENABLED
+12VDC to Optional Input 1 to Enable Gun Lock
For quick reference later, we recommend highlighting any
of the optional settings you have programmed.
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3
PB1
PB2
PB3 PB4
PB5
PB13 PB14
PB1
PB2
PB3 PB4
PB5
PB13 PB14
PB1
PB2
PB3 PB4
PB5
PB13 PB14
1 2 3
BOTH BOTH
PB1
PB2
PB3
PB4
PB5
PB13
PB14
1 2
1&2
2 3
1&2
2 3
1&2
2 3
PB1
PB2
PB3 PB4
PB5
PB13 PB14
PB1
PB2
PB3 PB4
PB5
PB13 PB14
PB1
PB2
PB3 PB4
PB5
PB13 PB14
PB1
PB2
PB3 PB4
PB5
PB13 PB14
PB5
PB13
PB14
MAN
Button Controls This Function
Button Controls Different Function
Button Does Nothing
Installation: Detailed Programming
Placing the Siren Into Programming Mode
Detailed Programming Instructions
The following section gives a detailed description of how to program each of the options listed
on the previous two pages. If you do not need to change any of these options, you may
skip to the Mounting section on page 35.
Once you have programmed all necessary options, you must flip
the Programming Mode DIP switch down to save the changes.
PROG. MODE (Programming Mode)
To access the additional “programmable”
options described in this Detailed
Programming section on pages 17-34, you
must place the unit into “Programming Mode”:
RADIO DISABLE
PROG. MODE
DISABLE
11 12 13 14
SWEEP DISABLE
9 10
14
PROG. MODE
DISABLE
Standard Operation
Siren In
Programming Mode
8
PHASER ENABLE
AUX
7
MAGNUM MODE
ON AT BOOT
TD MODE
6
DISCRETE TD
BUZZ
Siren In
Programming Mode
5
ON AT BOOT DISABLE
4
VISUAL PT ENABLE
3
PROGRESSIVE ENABLE
2
AUDIO PT ENABLE
1
GUN DISABLE
Locate the DIP switches on the back of the
Control Head.
Flip DIP switch 14 up, placing the unit into Programming Mode.
Program any of the options listed in this section that you need.
14
PROG. MODE
DISABLE
Standard Operation
NOTE :
After programming the siren, return the switch to the Standard Operation
location to “SAVE” the programming.
The siren WILL NOT operate while in Programming Mode.
DIP switch 14 must be in the “down” position for proper
operation of the siren.
Once you have programmed all necessary options, you must flip
the Programming Mode DIP switch down to save the changes.
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Installation: Detailed Programming
Button Operation (Open or Closed)
Button State at Power Up
All of the options on pages 1717-34 can optionally be programmed using free software
and a USB to serial cable available upon request from StarSignal at 585585-226226-9787.
Button Operation (Open or Closed)
All of the Push Buttons (PB1-PB5, PB13,
PB14), by default, operate as standard
switches (“normally open”). Pressing each
button once will turn them ON and “close” the
connection (applies +12VDC to the
corresponding output). Pressing each button
again will turn them OFF and open the
connection again.
If you would like any of these switches to be
normally “closed” (outputting +12VDC) when
they are OFF (Green) and “open” when they are ON (Red), change this setting.
Programming Mode DIP switch:
Up
Slide Switch:
Off
Activate this button (RED):
WAIL
Modify any of these buttons: PB1-PB5, PB13, PB14
Button is Green: (Default setting for all buttons) When any of these buttons are activated
(or ON), the circuit is “closed” or “connected” to +12VDC.
Button is Red: The circuit is “open” (or OFF) when ON and “closed” (or ON/connected to
+12VDC) when OFF.
Each button (PB1-PB5, PB13, PB14) can be programmed independently of the others.
Once you have programmed all necessary options, you must flip
the Programming Mode DIP switch down to save the changes.
Push Button State At Power Up
Please Note: You must have control head DIP switch 9 (On at Boot Disable) up (Off) to use
this feature (see page 7).
If you would like any of the pushbutton switches to automatically be in the ON position
(activated) when the unit is powered up, change this setting:
Programming Mode DIP switch:
Slide Switch:
Activate this button (RED):
And modify any of these buttons:
Up
Off
RADIO
PB1-PB5, PB13, PB14
Button is Green: (Default setting for all but PB5) When the unit is powered up, these buttons
will be OFF.
Button is Red: (Default setting for ONLY PB5) When the unit is powered up, these buttons
will be ON.
Please note: The switches still function normally as an On/Off switch in either mode.
This option only changes whether the switch is automatically On or
automatically Off when the unit is powered up.
Once you have programmed all necessary options, you must flip
the Programming Mode DIP switch down to save the changes.
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Installation: Detailed Programming
Button Operation (Latched or Momentary)
Auto Beep Option
Button Operation (Latched or Momentary)
If you would like any of the buttons to act as a “momentary” pushbutton switch instead (ON
only while held in), change this setting.
Programming Mode DIP switch :
Slide Switch:
Activate this button (RED):
And modify any of these buttons:
Up
Off
PHSR
PB1-PB5, PB13, PB14
Button is Green: (Default setting) Button operates as a standard ON/OFF button.
Button is Red: The button will operate as a momentary switch.
Each button (PB1-PB5, PB13, PB14) can be programmed independently of the others.
Once you have programmed all necessary options, you must flip
the Programming Mode DIP switch down to save the changes.
Auto Beep When Any Function Is Active
Please Note: You must have the BUZZ DIP switch (#1) on to use this feature (see page 5).
This feature is designed to alert the user that devices which may not be noticed by the user,
are still active. If you would like the unit to beep every 10 seconds when any function is
active, change this setting.
Programming Mode DIP switch:
Up
Slide Switch:
OFF
Audio Mode Buttons (HF/WAIL/YELP/PHSR/RADIO): All OFF/Green
And modify this button:
PB5
PB5 is Green: (Default setting) No Auto-Beep.
PB5 is Red: Unit Beeps every 10 seconds whenever any functions are activated.
Once you have programmed all necessary options, you must flip
the Programming Mode DIP switch down to save the changes.
WARN Pattern Excluded From TD Pattern Cycle
Please Note: You must have the TD MODE DIP switch (#3) set to use the Traffic Director in
order to use this feature (see pg. 5).
When using the TD CYCLE button (PB13) to scroll through the traffic directing patterns, the
patterns will cycle from WARN►LEFT►RIGHT►CENTER OUT►OFF and repeat. If you
desire to remove the WARN pattern from the cycle, change this setting.
Programming Mode DIP switch:
Up
Slide Switch:
1
Audio Mode Buttons (HF/WAIL/YELP/PHSR/RADIO): All OFF/Green
And modify this button:
MAN
MAN is Green: (Default setting) WARN is included in TD cycle.
MAN is Red: TD button will cycle only LEFT►RIGHT►CENTER OUT►OFF
and repeat.
Once you have programmed all necessary options, you must flip
the Programming Mode DIP switch down to save the changes.
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Installation: Detailed Programming
Gun Lock Button Assignment
Gun Lock Timer Period
All of the options on pages 1717-34 can optionally be programmed using free software
and a USB to serial cable available upon request from StarSignal at 585585-226226-9787.
• By default, the Gun Lock Disable DIP switch (#2) on the back of the Control Head is OFF
(see page 5), enabling the basic Gun Lock option for button PB14 . You MUST have this
switch OFF to use these features.
• The Gun Lock options described on pages 19-21 are for advanced Gun Lock
programming and are not required for basic Gun Lock operation.
Optional Gun Lock Timer Button Assignment
If you have enabled the Gun Lock option as described on page 5, by
default PB14 will act as a timed “Gun Lock” pushbutton switch
instead (timed ON to disengage your gun lock).
If you would like to use a different button and its corresponding
output, or program additional buttons/outputs as Gun Lock or “timed
ON” buttons, change this setting:
Programming Mode DIP switch:
Slide Switch:
Activate this button (RED):
And modify any of these buttons:
Up
Off
HF
PB1-PB5, PB13, PB14
Button is Green: (Default setting for PB1-PB5, PB13) Button operates as a standard ON/
OFF pushbutton switch.
Button is Red: (Default setting for PB14) The button will now operate as a timed “Gun
Lock” switch.
Each button (PB1-PB5, PB13, PB14) can be programmed independently of the others.
Once you have programmed all necessary options, you must flip
the Programming Mode DIP switch down to save the changes.
Gun Lock Timer Period (10 seconds or 20 seconds)
If you have set one or more of your push buttons to operate as a Gun Lock button above, it
will default to a 10 second timed switch.
If you would like the timed switch to activate for 20 seconds instead of 10 seconds, change
this setting.
Programming Mode DIP switch:
Up
Slide Switch:
1
Audio Mode Buttons (HF/WAIL/YELP/PHSR/RADIO): All OFF/Green
And modify this button:
PB1
PB1 is Green:
PB1 is Red:
(Default setting) All Gun Lock buttons are activated for
10 seconds.
All Gun Lock buttons are activated for 20 seconds.
Once you have programmed all necessary options, you must flip
the Programming Mode DIP switch down to save the changes.
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Installation: Detailed Programming
Gun Lock Pass Code Enable
All of the options on pages 1717-34 can optionally be programmed using free software
and a USB to serial cable available upon request from StarSignal at 585585-226226-9787.
Gun Lock Button Pass Code Enable
This feature can ONLY be used if your Gun Lock release button is PB14.
Normally the Gun Lock can be operated by simply pressing the appropriate Gun Lock button.
If you require a higher level of security, you can require a Pass Code to be entered to release
the Gun Lock (PB14 only).
To require that the pass code, change this setting:
Programming Mode DIP switch:
Slide Switch:
Modify this button:
Button is Green:
Button is Red:
Up
2
PB5
(Default setting) No Pass Code required to release Gun Lock.
Pass Code required to release Gun Lock.
Under normal operation, if you have the Pass Code option enabled, when the PB14 Gun Lock
button is pressed:
• The Gun Lock button will turn a flickering red/green.
• Buttons PB1-PB5 will all turn green.
• The siren and lighting functions selected before the Gun Lock button was pressed will
remain active but unable to be changed until the Gun Lock pass code entry is
complete.
Default Pass Code
PB1
PB2
PB3
PB4
PB5
ON
OFF
ON
OFF
ON
Red
Green
Red
Green
Red
To release the Gun Lock:
• While the Gun Lock button is flickering Red/Green, press the appropriate buttons (P1P5). ONLY the designated buttons can be “ON” (RED). The default pass code is
buttons 1, 3, and 5 ON/RED and buttons 2 and 4 OFF/GREEN.
Then press the Gun Lock button again (or wait 10 seconds until time out occurs).
•
• If the correct pass code was entered (correct buttons are RED) the Gun Lock will
temporarily release and the other functions on the siren will be editable once again.
• If the incorrect password was entered, the siren will beep 5 times quickly and the Gun
Lock WILL NOT be released.
Once you have programmed all necessary options, you must flip
the Programming Mode DIP switch down to save the changes.
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Installation: Detailed Programming
Setting Gun Lock Pass Code
Radio/PA Diagnostic POP
All of the options on pages 1717-34 can optionally be programmed using free software
and a USB to serial cable available upon request from StarSignal at 585585-226226-9787.
Setting the Gun Lock Pass Code
Before proceeding please verify the following:
• You have the Gun Lock Disable DIP Switch OFF (see page 5)
• Only PB14 is set as a Gun Lock button
• You have enabled the Gun Lock Pass Code (see previous page)
When you enable the Gun Lock Pass Code (described
on the previous page), the default pass code is:
∗ PB1, PB3, and PB5 ON
∗ PB2 and PB4 OFF
Default Pass Code
To select a different pass code:
Programming Mode DIP switch:
Up
Slide Switch:
1
Activate this button (RED): PHASER
And modify any of these buttons: PB1-PB5
Button is Red: (Default setting for PB1, PB3, PB5) Must activate this button (and any
other Red buttons) after the Gun Lock button is pressed to release Gun
Lock.
Button is Green: (Default setting for PB2, PB4) This button (and any other Green
buttons) MUST NOT be activated after the Gun Lock button is pressed
Once you have programmed all necessary options, you must flip
the Programming Mode DIP switch down to save the changes.
Disabling Radio/PA Diagnostic POP
As a standard feature the Radio and PA tones create a “POP” the first time they are powered
up from the off state. This feature is enabled to detect for shorts in the speakers and/or
speaker wiring. In the event of a short, the unit will not activate these modes, thus preventing
possible damage to the unit itself (specifically the output transistors).
Although the siren has been designed so that this feature can be disabled, DISABLING THIS
FEATURE WILL VOID THE WARRANTY ON THE OUTPUT TRANSISTORS AND FOR ANY
OTHER ISSUES DETERMINED TO BE DIRECTLY RELATED TO A SHORT IN THE
SPEAKER AND/OR SPEAKER WIRING.
If you wish to disable this feature, change this setting:
Programming Mode DIP switch:
Up
Slide Switch:
OFF
Audio Mode Buttons (HF/WAIL/YELP/PHSR/RADIO): All OFF/Green
And modify this button:
PB3
PB3 is Green: (Default setting) Diagnostic POP active.
PB3 is Red: Diagnostic POP disabled (warranty void).
Once you have programmed all necessary options, you must flip
the Programming Mode DIP switch down to save the changes.
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Installation: Detailed Programming
Steady or Pulsed Output Options
Steady or Flashing/Pulsed Outputs
The outputs switched by each push button normally apply steady +12 VDC.
If you would like any of these outputs to be flashing or pulsed (i.e. if you were hooking it up to
a light that didn’t have its own flasher), change this setting.
Programming Mode DIP Switch:
Slide Switch:
Activate this button (RED):
And modify any of these buttons:
Button is Green:
Up
Off
YELP
PB1-PB5, PB13, PB14
(Default setting) The output will deliver steady +12 VDC.
Button is Red:
The output will pulse +12 VDC.
Each button (PB1-PB5, PB13, PB14) can be programmed independently of the others. The
buttons that control any outputs programmed to flash, will flash green to indicate they are a
“pulsed” output.
Once you have programmed all necessary options, you must flip
the Programming Mode DIP switch down to save the changes.
Pulsed Output Rate
Advanced Pulsed Output Programming
If you have set any of the outputs to pulse (as described above), they will default to a slow
flashing pattern. If you would like your pulsed outputs to use a fast flashing pattern,
change this setting. All pulsed outputs must be slow or all pulsed outputs must be fast.
You cannot program the pulse speed of each output independently.
Programming Mode DIP Switch:
Up
Slide Switch:
OFF
Audio Mode Buttons (HF/WAIL/YELP/PHSR/RADIO): All OFF/Green
And modify this button:
PB1
Button is Green:
Button is Red:
Once you have programmed all necessary options, you must flip
the Programming Mode DIP switch down to save the changes.
Pulsed Output Phase (for use with two or more pulsed outputs)
If you have set any of the outputs to pulse (as described above), there are two “phases”
each can flash in (Phase 1 alternates with Phase 2). By default, all of the outputs are set
for Phase 1 (they will all flash “On” at the same time). If you wish any of the outputs to
flash in Phase 2 (opposite Phase 1), change this setting.
Programming Mode DIP Switch:
Slide Switch:
Activate this button (RED)::
And modify any of these buttons:
Button is Green:
Button is Red:
(Default setting) ALL pulsed outputs will flash slow.
ALL pulsed outputs will flash fast.
Up
1
YELP
PB1-PB5, PB13, PB14
(Default setting) Output, if pulsed, will flash during Phase 1.
Output, if pulsed, will flash during Phase 2.
Once you have programmed all necessary options, you must flip
the Programming Mode DIP switch down to save the changes.
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Installation: Detailed Programming
Manual Step Up Function Time Out
Manual Wind Down in Standby or HF
All of the options on pages 1717-34 can optionally be programmed using free software
and a USB to serial cable available upon request from StarSignal at 585585-226226-9787.
Manual “Step-Up” Function Time Out
Normally when a siren tone is activated by
pressing the WAIL, YELP, or PHSR buttons,
pressing the MAN button will advance (or
“Step-Up”) one of the tones to the next siren
tone, where it will remain until you
deactivate it by pressing the MAN button
again or activating a different Audio Mode.
If you would like the Manual button only to temporarily step up the tone for 15 seconds and
then revert back to the original tone, change this setting.
Programming Mode DIP Switch:
Slide Switch:
Audio Mode Buttons (HF/WAIL/YELP/PHSR/RADIO):
And modify this button:
Up
OFF
All OFF/Green
PB2
If PB2 is Green: (Default setting) Manual button tone change remains stepped up.
If PB2 is Red: Manual button tone step up time out after 15 seconds tone.
Please Note: The MAN button will have no effect if the siren is in HF
mode and a tone has been activated by the AUX wire/HRT.
Once you have programmed all necessary options, you must flip
the Programming Mode DIP switch down to save the changes.
Manual “Wind Down” Function In Standby or Hands Free Mode (HF)
Normally when the siren is in Standby or Hands Free Mode (HF) and no tone is being
produced, pressing the MAN button will produce tone that “winds up”. When the button is
released, the siren will “wind down”.
If you would instead like the tone to immediately silence when released (rather than winding
down), change this setting.
Programming Mode DIP Switch:
Up
Slide Switch:
2
Audio Mode Buttons (HF/WAIL/YELP/PHSR/RADIO): All OFF/Green
And modify this button:
PB2
If PB2 is Red: (Default setting) Releasing the MAN button will “wind down” the siren.
If PB2 is Green: Releasing the MAN button will immediately silence the siren.
Please Note: The MAN button will have no effect if the siren is in HF
mode and a tone has been activated by the AUX wire/HRT.
Once you have programmed all necessary options, you must flip
the Programming Mode DIP switch down to save the changes.
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Installation: Detailed Programming
Siren Disable
Audio Lockout
Siren Disable (PA and Horn Functions only)
If you desire to COMPLETELY disable the siren
feature from this unit, allowing only the PA, Horn,
and Radio audio functions (applications such as
security, volunteer, training etc.), change this setting.
Mode DIP switch is in this position:
Up
Slide Switch:
OFF
Audio Mode Buttons : All OFF/Green
And modify this button:
PB4
PB4 is Green:
PB4 is Red:
(Default setting) Siren functions normally.
Siren tones WILL NOT function in any mode.
Once you have programmed all necessary options, you must flip
the Programming Mode DIP switch down to save the changes.
Audio Lockout Enable
Normally, you can activate the siren at any time, by pressing any of the Siren Audio Mode
buttons (WAIL, YELP, PHSR). If you would like to prevent the siren from activating UNTIL a
certain push button is activated, or the slide switch is moved, change this setting.
Programming Mode DIP Switch:
Up
Slide Switch:
2
Audio Mode Buttons (HF/WAIL/YELP/PHSR/RADIO): All OFF/Green
And modify this button:
PB4
If PB4 is Green:
If PB4 is Red:
(Default setting) Siren function always available.
Siren will only operate if any of the buttons or slide switch programmed
below are activated. (By default, any Slide position other than off will
allow for operation of the siren.)
—Advanced Audio Lockout Programming—
Once you have programmed all necessary options, you must flip
the Programming Mode DIP switch down to save the changes.
Audio Lockout “Unless” Select (Buttons/Slide Positions That Disable Audio Lockout)
The Audio Lockout feature MUST be enabled as described above in addition to programming the
“Lockout Disable Buttons” described below.
By default, if you have Audio Lockout enabled, the siren tones will not activate unless you have the
slide switch in positions 1, 2, or 3. If you wish to change the “Lockout Disable Buttons”, follow the
steps below to select or deselect the desired button(s) and/or slide position(s) that will permit Audio
functions.
Programming Mode DIP Switch:
Up
Slide Switch:
2
Activate this button (RED):
YELP
And modify any of these buttons: PB1-PB5, PB13, PB14, MAN, HORN
(Use the MAN button to program for slide position 3 and use the HORN button for slide position 1 & 2)
If Button is Red: (Default setting for HORN & MAN) That button or slide position will disable the
Audio Lockout feature and allow the siren to operate.
If Button is Green: (Default for PB1-PB14) Button/slide position has no effect on Audio Lockout.
Once you have programmed all necessary options, you must flip
the Programming Mode DIP switch down to save the changes.
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Installation: Detailed Programming
Audio Pursuit Options
All of the options on pages 1717-34 can optionally be programmed using free software
and a USB to serial cable available upon request from StarSignal at 585585-226226-9787.
Audio Pursuit Options
By default, Slide Switch 3 will
automatically activate your siren in
WAIL mode (unless you have
disabled it using Control Head DIP
switch 5/Audio Pursuit as described
on page 6).
Optionally, you can choose any of
the siren tones (WAIL, YELP,
PHASER) to activate in any of the
slide switch positions or to activate
when any of the pushbuttons are
activated (PB1-PB5, PB13, or PB14).
If you would like to add or remove slide positions or push buttons that auto-activate the
various tones, change this setting.
To Set Auto-Activation
for Each of These Siren Tones:
Programming Mode DIP Switch:
Slide Switch:
Activate this button (RED):
And modify any of these buttons:
•
•
•
•
•
WAIL
Up
3
WAIL
YELP
Up
3
YELP
PHASER
Up
3
PHASER
PB1-PB5, PB13, PB14, MAN, HORN
Program each siren tone separately.
Verify the Programming DIP switch is Up.
Place the Slide Switch in position 3.
Press the Audio Mode button for the tone that you wish to program (WAIL, YELP, or
PHASER).
Toggle the various buttons listed above to have the siren tone you are programming for
auto-activate when you press that button or move the slide switch into that position.
If button is Green:
This button or slide switch position WILL NOT activate the tone you
are programming for. (Default setting for all buttons except MAN
when programming for WAIL tone)
If button PB1-PB5, PB13, or PB14 is Red: The siren tone you are programming for WILL
auto-activate when that button is pressed.
If MAN button is Red : The siren tone you are programming for WILL
auto-activate when the slide switch is in 3.
If HORN button is Red : The siren tone you are programming for WILL
auto-activate when the slide switch is in 1 or 2.
Please Note:
If you have more than one tone programmed for a particular position or
button, only the fastest tone will be produced (i.e. PHASER overrides
YELP, which overrides WAIL).
Once you have programmed all necessary options, you must flip
the Programming Mode DIP switch down to save the changes.
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Installation: Detailed Programming
Audio Pursuit Mode, HF Mode at Boot
Quick Shot Tone Replaces Air Horn
Audio Pursuit Mode (WAIL or HF)
As indicated on the previous page, by default, Slide Switch 3 will automatically activate your siren in WAIL
mode (unless you have disabled it using Control Head DIP switch 6/Audio Pursuit as described on page 6).
For some applications it may be desired that instead of the siren going directly to a wail tone, it goes into
Hands Free Mode (HF) under Audio Pursuit, where the siren can the be easily activated through the HRT
(vehicle horn switch) when desired. Typically, when using this option, all three slide switch positions are
programmed for Audio Pursuit mode (see previous page for slide switch Audio Pursuit programming). At
least one position must be already programmed for WAIL tone in Audio Pursuit for this option to
work (default for SS3).
If you would like the siren
to go into HF mode instead
of WAIL when in pursuit,
change this setting:
PB14 is Green:
Programming Mode DIP Switch:
Slide Switch:
Audio Mode Buttons (HF/WAIL/YELP/PHSR/RADIO):
And modify this button:
Up
2
All OFF/Green
PB14
(Default setting) When you go into pursuit mode, the siren auto-activates with the
WAIL tone.
PB14 is Red: When you go into pursuit mode, the siren auto-activates into HF mode (unless you
have enabled the SWEEP DIP switch - see page 8, and have NOT disabled Sweep
for SS3—see page 28).
Once you have programmed all necessary options, you must flip
the Programming Mode DIP switch down to save the changes.
HF Mode at Boot
By default, when the LCS850MG unit is powered up, no Audio Mode will be selected (active).
If you would like the siren to automatically be in HF Mode (siren can be activated by AUX wire/HRT),
change this setting.
Programming Mode DIP Switch:
Up
Slide Switch:
2
Audio Mode Buttons (HF/WAIL/YELP/PHSR/RADIO): All OFF/Green
And modify this button:
PB13
If Button is Green: (Default setting) When the unit is powered up, no Audio Mode is active.
If Button is Red: When powered up, the unit will be in Hands Free Mode (HF), allowing remote
activation of the siren via the HRT.
Once you have programmed all necessary options, you must flip
the Programming Mode DIP switch down to save the changes.
Quick Shot Tone Replaces Air Horn
The standard Air Horn tone can be replaced with an optional “Quick Shot” tone. This tone creates a quick
double-burst of sound each time the Air Horn button (or vehicle horn/AUX if applicable) is pressed.
If you would like to use the Quick Shot tone instead of the Air Horn tone, change this setting.
Programming Mode DIP Switch:
Slide Switch:
Audio Mode Buttons (HF/WAIL/YELP/PHSR/RADIO):
And modify this button:
Up
1
All OFF/Green
PB3
If PB3 is Green:
(Default setting) Air Horn tone functions normally.
If PB3 is Red:
Air Horn tone is replaced by the Quick Shot tone.
Once you have programmed all necessary options, you must flip
the Programming Mode DIP switch down to save the changes.
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Installation: Detailed Programming
Second Tone Swap
All of the options on pages 1717-34 can optionally be programmed using free software
and a USB to serial cable available upon request from StarSignal at 585585-226226-9787.
Second Tone Swap in Magnum Mode for Slide Switch 3
This siren is equipped for Magnum Mode which
allows it to drive two separate speakers with
different outputs (see Magnum Mode on page 7
and page 48 for further details about Magnum
Mode).
Normally, when you move the Slide Switch to
position 3 the siren is automatically activated
(audio pursuit mode). While in Magnum Mode,
the second tone produced will be automatically
“stepped up” from the first tone, to the next
priority level (e.g. If the first tone is WAIL, the
second tone will be YELP). This is different than
the default Magnum Mode when the tone is
activated by one of the audio buttons (WAIL,
YELP, or PHASER) and the second tone is
staggered.
When you activate audio pursuit, if you rather would have the second tone of the Magnum
Mode be a staggered clone of the first tone, change this setting.
Programming Mode DIP Switch:
Slide Switch:
Audio Mode Buttons (HF/WAIL/YELP/PHSR/RADIO):
And modify this button:
Up
OFF
All OFF/Green
PB13
If PB13 is Red: (Default setting) Second Tone Swap is active - When the slide switch is
moved to position 3 and the siren is in Magnum Mode, the second tone
will be a different tone than the first.
If PB13 is Green:
Second Tone Swap is NOT active - When the slide switch is moved to
position 3 and the siren is in Magnum Mode, the second tone will be a
staggered clone of the first tone.
Once you have programmed all necessary options, you must flip
the Programming Mode DIP switch down to save the changes.
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+
PLUGS
INTO
AMP
20A
AUDIO I/O
T.D.
RADIO
+12 VDC
Door Switch
+12 VDC
CUT
HERE
+12 VDC
OR
VEHICLE
HORN
VEHICLE
HORN
Negative Switching AUX Horn Jumper Selected
Negative Side
Horn Switch
CUT
HERE
Dome
Light
OR
Horn ring transfer out <GRE/YEL>
Gun Lock (Enabled with +12V) <GRE/WH>
Speaker 1 - (Radio, Siren & PA) <BR>
Backlight Dim Mode <ORA>
(Ground to Dim for Night Driving)
Speaker 1 + (Radio, Siren & PA) <BR/WH>
Door Switch
PARK KILL NEG. SWITCHED
Connect to Ignition Switched +12VDC
(Deactivates unit when vehicle is off)
OR
Positive Side
Horn Switch
+12 VDC
PARK KILL POS. SWITCHED
+
TRAFFIC DIRECTOR FUSE
AUDIO & LOGIC FUSE
SPEAKER 2
11 OHMS
Ground - #8 AWG
Power - #8 AWG
Power - #8 AWG
Speaker 2 - <BR>
Park Kill <GRA>
Speaker 2 + <BR/WH>
Remote Enable <YEL>
Radio input 2 <BLU>
Radio input 1 <BLU>
Horn ring transfer out <GRE/YEL>
Aux wire (Horn ring transfer in) <GRE>
Gun Lock Enable (Enabled with +12VDC) <GRE/WH>
Speaker 1 - (Radio, Siren & PA) <BR>
Backlight Dim Mode <ORA>
(Ground to Dim for Night Driving)
Speaker 1 + (Radio, Siren & PA) <BR/WH>
-
Positive Switching AUX Horn Jumper Selected
REMOVABLE CENTERFOLD
QUICK INSTALLATION GUIDE
SPEAKER 1
11 OHMS
-
SCREW HEADS VISIBLE!!
(See detail to LEFT)
AUDIO I/O
AUDIO I/O
SCREW HEADS VISIBLE!!
WARNING: ENSURE ALL CONNECTORS ARE FULLY INSERTED & SCREW LOCKE
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{
CONNECTORS ARE FULLY INSERTED & SCREW LOCKED
8 GRAY
RADIO VOLUME ADJUST
NEGITIVE POSITIVE
TD DIP SWITCH BANK
TRAFFIC DIR. OUTPUTS
(MAX 20A EACH)
TRAFFIC DIR. OUTPUTS
POLARITY DIP
SWITCH BANK
Computer Interface
SCREW HEADS VISIBLE!!
(See detail to LEFT)
AUDIO I/O
AUDIO I/O
• Gun Lock Terminal (#9 of AUDIO I/O) to +12VDC (direct or through switch, if applicable)
• Correct AUX and Park-Kill polarity (+ is default)
• Speaker (+) and (-) connected
• Ignition switched +12VDC to Terminal 4 of 12-way conn. (AUDIO I/O)
• Lights connected to PB1-PB14 outputs
• +12VDC to two Power Terminals (Use 8 AWG)
QUICK INSTALLATION CHECKLIST
• 8 AWG Wire to Ground Terminal
Not Used
PHSR
Not Used
WLRCO
or
PB13
SWITCHED +12V (MAX 20A)
YELP
CABLE SHIELD (Ground)
LIGHT OUTPUTS
WAIL
7 VIOLET
Speaker 2 - <BR>
Speaker 2 + <BR/WH>
Park Kill <GRA>
Remote Enable <YEL>
Radio input 2 <BLU>
2
3
MAGNUM
6 BLUE
LIGHT OUTPUTS
HF
5 GREEN
AUX
PARK
KILL
Aux wire (Horn ring transfer in) <GRE>
Radio input 1 <BLU>
2
PHANTOM MODE
FAST
LOW POWER
6 POSITION
8 POSITION
GROUP TWO
END BLINK
SLIDE SWITCH OFF, SIREN OFF DISABLE
OFF
PB5
PB13
PB14
ON
AMP
PARK
KILL
AUX
Gun Lock (Enabled with +12V) <GRE/WH>
Horn ring transfer out <GRE/YEL>
1
HORN
4 YELLOW (or Center Out)
20A FUSES
20A FUSES
PUSHBUTTON FUSES
SLIDE SWITCH FUSES
TRAFFIC DIRECTOR FUSE
MAN
2 RED (or WARN)
3 ORANGE (or Right Arrow)
PB1
PB2
PB3
PB4
1
2
3
T.D.
1
1 BROWN (or Left Arrow)
PB1
PB2
PB3
PB4
PB5
PB13
PB14
SLIDE
SWITCH
1
2
3
Ground - #8 AWG
CONTROL HEAD
MODE
PB1 PB2 PB3 PB4 PB5
Command Center LCS850 MG
GUN
LOCK
or
PB14
RADIO
Installation: Detailed Programming
Tone Sweep Disable in HF for Slide Switch 3
High-Low (Two-Tone) Override of Phaser Tone
All of the options on pages 1717-34 can optionally be programmed using free software
and a USB to serial cable available upon request from StarSignal at 585585-226226-9787.
Tone Sweep Disable in HF for Slide Switch 3
• Review the Sweep Disable section on page 8.
• SWEEP DISABLE DIP switch must be set for ‘Auto Tone
Sweep in HF’.
Auto Tone
Sweep in HF
13
SWEEP DISABLE
Manual Tone
Cycle in HF
If, when in HF mode, you only want the siren to automatically “sweep”
through all of the other tones when the siren is activated by the AUX
input/HRT, and you DO NOT want the tones to sweep when the siren
is activated by Slide Switch 3, then change this setting:
Programming Mode DIP Switch:
Up
Slide Switch:
OFF
Audio Mode Buttons (HF/WAIL/YELP/PHSR/RADIO): All OFF/Green
And modify this button:
PB14
If PB14 is Red: (Default setting) SS3 WILL activate Tone Sweep when the siren is in HF
mode and the SWEEP DIP switch is up.
If PB14 is Green: SS3 WILL NOT activate Tone Sweep when the siren is in HF mode and
the SWEEP DIP switch is up. Only the AUX input will activate the tone
sweep.
Once you have programmed all necessary options, you must flip
the Programming Mode DIP switch down to save the changes.
High-Low (Two-Tone) Override of Phaser Tone
By default, the Phaser tone is enabled on this siren. This tone can be replaced with a High/
Low siren (also known as Two Tone or the European sound), if desired. Some municipalities
may have regulations regarding the use of the Phaser tone and you may wish to replace it
with the High/Low tone.
If you would like to use the High/Low tone instead of the Phaser tone, change this setting.
Programming Mode DIP Switch:
Slide Switch:
Audio Mode Buttons (HF/WAIL/YELP/PHSR/RADIO):
And modify this button:
If PB1 is Green:
If PB1 is Red:
Up
2
All OFF/Green
PB1
(Default setting) Phaser tone functions normally.
Phaser tone is replaced by the High/Low tone.
Once you have programmed all necessary options, you must flip
the Programming Mode DIP switch down to save the changes.
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Installation: Optional Settings
Horn Ring Transfer (HRT) Options
All of the options on pages 1717-34 can optionally be programmed using free software
and a USB to serial cable available upon request from StarSignal at 585585-226226-9787.
Horn Ring Transfer (HRT) Active Mode
Normally, if you have the HRT connected you can control the siren any time it is on using the
vehicle horn (switch).
If instead, you would like the ability of the vehicle horn/HRT to ONLY change the tone once
the slide switch or certain buttons are activated, change this setting.
Programming Mode DIP Switch:
Slide Switch:
Audio Mode Buttons (HF/WAIL/YELP/PHSR/RADIO):
And modify this button:
Up
2
All OFF/Green
PB3
If PB3 is Green: (Default setting) The HRT function will operate any time the siren is on.
If PB3 is Red: The HRT feature will only operate when the buttons programmed (described
below) are activated. (By default, if PB3 is Red, the HRT function will be
operational any time the Slide Switch is moved to 1, 2, or 3).
If PB3 is GREEN, move to the next option or flip the PGM DIP switch down
to save the changes.
If PB3 is RED, you may need to proceed below to program the functions
necessary for the HRT to function. If the default setting of any Slide Switch
position activating HRT is acceptable, you can skip the Advanced Slide
Switch Programming section below.
Advanced Horn Ring Transfer Programming
Once you have programmed all necessary options, you must flip
the Programming Mode DIP switch down to save the changes.
If you need to select which buttons or slide switch positions will enable functioning of the
HRT mode, proceed below.
Programming Mode DIP Switch:
Slide Switch:
Activate this button (RED):
And modify these buttons:
PB1-PB14 are Red:
MAN is Red:
HORN is Red:
Up
2
WAIL
PB1-PB14, HORN, MAN
If any of the functions tied to each Red button (PB1-PB14) are
activated, the HRT function is available.
(Default setting) If SS3 is activated, the HRT function is
available.
(Default setting) If SS1 or SS2 is activated, the HRT function
is available.
PB1-PB14, HORN, MAN are Green: (Default for PB1-PB5, PB13, PB14) These buttons
(PB1-PB14) or SS positions will have no effect on
whether or not the HRT function is available.
Once you have programmed all necessary options, you must flip
the Programming Mode DIP switch down to save the changes.
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Installation: Detailed Programming
Slide Switch Programming
All of the options on pages 1717-34 can optionally be programmed using free software
and a USB to serial cable available upon request from StarSignal at 585585-226226-9787.
Slide Switch Programming
When DIP switch 7 is up, the slide switch will operate
based upon the settings you have programmed. By
default the Programmable setting is for NO additional
functions to be activated in each slide switch position
(thus defaulting as Non-Progressive). To change the
settings, proceed below:
To Program Settings for Each
of These Slide Switch Positions:
Programming Mode DIP Switch:
Slide Switch:
Activate this button (RED):
And modify any of these buttons:
•
•
•
•
•
1
Up
2
Up
PROGRESSIVE ENABLE
PROGRESSIVE ENABLE
The default setting for the Progressive Enable DIP switch is for “progressive” switching (see
DIP Switch Settings on page 6). This means that each position will add another function
while keeping the previous one(s) on. Position 1 activates the first function. Position 2
activates the functions connected to both 1 and 2. Position 3 will activate all of the
functions connected to 1, 2, and 3.
7
7
To modify the functions that are activated by each slide
Non-Progressive SS
Non-Progressive SS
or Programmable SS
or Programmable SS
switch position, ensue that control head DIP switch 7 up,
Progressive SS
Progressive SS
as described on page 6.
3
Up
1
2
3
HF
HF
HF
PB1-PB5, PB13, PB14, MAN, HORN
Program each Slide Switch position individually.
Verify the Programming DIP switch is UP.
Place the Slide Switch in the position you wish to program.
Activate the HF button.
Modify any buttons that you want to auto-activate for each slide switch position.
If button is Green: (Default setting for all buttons) This function
WILL NOT activate in the corresponding slide
switch position.
If button PB1-PB5, PB13, or PB14 is Red: The function attached to each corresponding
output WILL activate when the slide switch is in
the position you are programming.
Slide Switch Outputs Represented By MAN and HORN Buttons
If This
Button
Is Red...
While Programming For This Slide Switch PositionQ
1
2
3
MAN
Output 3
Output 3
Output 2
will activate when SS in 1 will activate when SS in 2 will activate when SS in 3
HORN
Output 2
Output 1
Output 1
will activate when SS in 1 will activate when SS in 2 will activate when SS in 3
Once you have programmed all necessary options, you must flip
the Programming Mode DIP switch down to save the changes.
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Installation: Detailed Programming
Slide Switch Options Auto-Off
Traffic Director Visual Pursuit
Advanced Slide Switch Programming
All options on pages 1717-34 can be programmed via USB cable using the enclosed CD
Slide Switch Options Auto-Off
By default, any of the additional button functions that you have programmed (as
described on the previous page) to auto-activate with the various slide switch positions,
will DE-ACTIVATE once you move the Slide Switch out of the corresponding position.
(Note: This only applies to the button or slide switch outputs, it does NOT apply to the
Audio Pursuit or TD Pursuit options.)
If you want the functions to continue to stay on, once the slide switch is moved out of the
corresponding position, change this setting.
Programming Mode DIP Switch:
Slide Switch:
Audio Mode Buttons (HF/WAIL/YELP/PHSR/RADIO):
And modify this button:
If PB2 is Green:
If PB2 is Red:
Up
1
All OFF/Green
PB2
(Default setting) Push button functions that are auto-activated
with the slide switch will turn off when the slide switch is moved
out of the corresponding position.
Push button functions that are auto-activated with the slide
switch will stay on until the button each is associated with is
pressed.
Once you have programmed all necessary options, you must flip
the Programming Mode DIP switch down to save the changes.
Traffic Director Visual Pursuit
Normally, moving the slide switch to position 3 will automatically activate your traffic director
in Warn mode (unless you have disabled it using Control Head DIP switch 6/Visual Pursuit as
described on page 6). Optionally, you can select or deselect which slide positions will autoactivate the Traffic Director.
If you would like to add or remove slide positions that auto-activate
the Traffic Director, change this setting.
Programming Mode DIP Switch:
Up
Slide Switch:
2
Activate this button (RED):
PHSR
And modify any of these buttons: PB1, PB2, or PB3
(Use the PB1 button to program for slide position 1,
use the PB2 button to program for slide position 2, and
use the PB3 button to program for slide position 3)
Button is Red:
Button is Green:
(Default setting for PB3/SS3) The Traffic Director will automatically
activate into the Warn pattern whenever the Slide Switch is in this
position.
(Default setting for PB1/SS1 & PB2/SS2) This Slide Switch position
has no effect on the Traffic Director.
Once you have programmed all necessary options, you must flip
the Programming Mode DIP switch down to save the changes.
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Installation: Detailed Programming
Logic Controlled TD Programming:
Output Select and Polarity
All options on pages 1717-34 can be programmed via USB cable using the enclosed CD
Logic Controlled Traffic Director Programming
The two options described below ONLY apply if you have set Control Head DIP switch #8 (DISCRETE TD)
for a LOGIC controlled traffic director (see page 6). That DIP switch MUST be in the up position to use this
option.
Logic Controlled Output Select
As indicated on page 6, page 13, and above, the LCS850MG has the ability to operate a Traffic Director
(arrowstick) that has a built in controller (i.e. uses LOGIC controls). It can be programmed to operate
sticks with three different input requirements:
CENTER-OUT= LEFT+RIGHT
LEFT= LEFT+POWER/WARN
RIGHT= RIGHT+POWER/WARN
CENTER-OUT= CENTER-OUT+POWER/WARN
RIGHT
PB14
POWER/CENTER-OUT
2-WIRE LOGIC + POWER
LEFT
PB13
DEFAULT
GROUND-Optional (Black)
RIGHT (Green)
LEFT (Yellow)
WARN
RIGHT
LEFT
PB5
POWER/WARN (Red)
3-WIRE LOGIC + POWER
(DL15-30W)
CENTER-OUT (Purple)
3-WIRE INDEPENDENT LOGIC
LEFT= LEFT+POWER/CENTER-OUT
RIGHT= RIGHT+POWER/CENTER-OUT
- NO WARN
By default, when you set Control Head DIP switch #8 (DISCRETE TD) up (to use a LOGIC controlled TD),
the output of the wires will control our DL15-30W (see center diagram above).
If your arrowstick operates differently, program the output as described below:
Programming Mode DIP Switch:
Slide Switch:
Audio Mode Buttons (HF/WAIL/YELP/PHSR/RADIO):
And modify these buttons:
Up
1
All OFF/Green
PB5, PB13, PB14
During programming, PB5, PB13, PB14 buttons will operate as “radio” type buttons (only one can be
active at any time). Depressing (activating) one button will change it to RED and will deactivate the other
two buttons (change them to GREEN).
PB5 is Red: The LOGIC outputs will be set for 3-WIRE INDEPENDENT.
PB13 is Red: (Default setting) The LOGIC outputs will be set for 3-WIRE+POWER.
PB14 is Red: The LOGIC outputs will be set for 2-WIRE+POWER.
Once you have programmed all necessary options, you must flip
the Programming Mode DIP switch down to save the changes.
Logic Controlled Traffic Director Polarity
By default, when you select to use a LOGIC controlled TD, the output wires will output +12VDC (see Traffic
Directors with Built-In Controllers on page 13).
If instead, you would like the outputs to be grounded, change this setting.
Programming Mode DIP Switch:
Slide Switch:
Audio Mode Buttons (HF/WAIL/YELP/PHSR/RADIO):
And modify this button:
PB4 is Green:
PB4 is Red:
Up
1
All OFF/Green
PB4
(Default setting) The LOGIC outputs described on page 13 will output +12vdc.
The LOGIC outputs described on page 13 will output Ground.
Once you have programmed all necessary options, you must flip
the Programming Mode DIP switch down to save the changes.
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Installation: Optional Settings
Optional Input Functions:
Gun Lock Button Enable and Dim
All of the options on pages 1717-34 can optionally be programmed using free software
and a USB to serial cable available upon request from StarSignal at 585585-226226-9787.
Optional Input Functions
The LCS850MG has two optional inputs that can be
used to ENABLE the Gun Lock button and control the
siren faceplate backlighting:
• Input 1 (terminal 9) activates the corresponding
feature when +12VDC is applied to it.
• Input 2 (terminal 12) activates the corresponding
feature when Ground is applied to it.
By default, the Gun Lock button is enabled through
Optional Input 1 and WILL NOT function until
+12VDC is applied to it.
INTO AMP
AUDIO I/O
SCREW HEADS VISIBLE!!
9
+12 VDC
Optional Input 1
Feature Enabled with +12VDC
(Gun Lock Defaulted Here)
By default, the Backlighting Dim feature is activated
through Optional Input 2. When Ground is applied
to it, the Backlighting of the siren control head is
dimmed for night driving.
Optionally, you can swap these inputs so that
Input 1 (terminal 9) activates the backlighting
dim feature and/or Input 2 (terminal 12) will
allow the Gun Lock button to function.
Note: Although not usually desired, both
features can be controlled by the same wire.
12
Optional Input 2
Feature Activated By Ground
(Backlight Dim Mode Defaulted Here)
Please note: By default the Gun Lock button
WILL NOT operate unless you have +12VDC
applied to terminal 9 of the AUDIO I/O connector.
To bypass this feature, connect Terminal 9 directly
to +12VDC or Program as described below (PB14
and MAN Green)
If you DO wish to change either of these settings, proceed below.
Programming Mode DIP Switch:
Up
Slide Switch:
3
Audio Mode Buttons (HF/WAIL/YELP/PHSR/RADIO):
All OFF/Green
And modify these buttons: PB5, PB13, PB14, MAN
Please note: Typically PB5 and the MAN button should be the same color
as each other and the opposite color of PB13 and PB14.
Backlighting Settings
Button
If Red...
If Green...
PB5
+12 VDC to Terminal 9 Will Dim Backlighting
Terminal 9 does not affect backlighting
PB13
Ground To Terminal 12 Will Dim Backlighting
Terminal 12 does not affect backlighting
Button
If Red...
If Green...
PB14
+12 VDC to Terminal 9 Enables Gun Lock Button
Terminal 9 does not affect Gun Lock Button
MAN
Ground To Terminal 12 Enables Gun Lock Button
(Default Setting)
(Default Setting)
Gun Lock Settings
(Default Setting)
Terminal 12 does not affect Gun Lock Button
(Default Setting)
Once you have programmed all necessary options, you must flip
the Programming Mode DIP switch down to save the changes.
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Installation: Detailed Programming
Park-Kill De-activation of Lights
Reset To Factory Defaults
All of the options on pages 1717-34 can optionally be programmed using free software
and a USB to serial cable available upon request from StarSignal at 585585-226226-9787.
Park-Kill De-activation of Lights
The Park-Kill option automatically shuts off the siren when activated.
(see Page 43 - Terminal 3)
If you would also like it to automatically disable any of the outputs tied to your Slide Switch or
Push Buttons, change these settings.
Programming Mode DIP Switch:
Up
1
Slide Switch:
Activate this button (RED):
WAIL
And modify these buttons: PB1-PB5, PB13, PB14, HORN, MAN
If Any PB1-PB5, PB13, PB14, MAN, or HORN is Green:
(Default setting) Functions tied to each Green button will NOT
automatically deactivate whenever the Park-Kill function is activated.
If Any PB is Red:
MAN is Red:
HORN is Red:
Functions tied to each Red button (PB1-PB5, PB13, PB14) WILL
automatically deactivate whenever the Park-Kill function is activated.
Function tied to SS3 output WILL automatically deactivate
whenever the Park-Kill function is activated.
Function tied to SS1 and SS2 outputs WILL automatically
deactivate whenever the Park-Kill function is activated.
Once you have programmed all necessary options, you must flip
the Programming Mode DIP switch down to save the changes.
Reset To Factory Defaults
If at anytime during the programming, you are unsure of what settings you have changed, you
can reset the unit back to the factory defaults.
To reset the siren to its factory default settings, perform the following.
Programming Mode DIP:
Slide Switch:
Activate this button (RED):
And press both of these buttons together:
Up
2
RADIO
Manual and Horn
•
Hold the Manual and Horn buttons and the five amber traffic director
LEDs will sequentially light up from left to right.
•
Once all of the LEDs have lit up, the siren will elicit a long beep.
•
Release the MAN and HORN buttons and the siren will be reset to
the factory defaults.
Once you have programmed all necessary options, you must flip
the Programming Mode DIP switch down to save the changes.
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Installation: Mounting
Mounting
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.
!!! WARNING !!!
•
DO NOT mount in airbag 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)
•
Be sure you have set all of your options prior to installation.
•
The LCS850MG control head may be mounted above the dash, below the dash, or in
a rack with the mounting u-bracket provided.
•
Choose a mounting location convenient to the operator and away from any air bag
deployment areas.
•
Inspect behind mounting area for clearance.
•
Assure adequate ventilation to prevent overheating.
•
Consider wire routing and access to connections, as well as microphone bracket
placement.
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Installation: Mounting
Control Head
Control Head
The standard control head can be mounted using either an adjustable “U” bracket, or mounted
directly to a plate or other flat surface using the flange.
• Verify that you have already set all of the applicable option jumpers on the control head.
• Select a location such as the dash, the overhead console, or a center console.
• Choose a mounting location convenient to the operator and away from any air bag
deployment areas.
• Consider wire routing and access to connections when selecting location as well.
U-Bracket Mounting
1. The standard control head comes with two
interchangeable “U” brackets. Using one of the
two “U” brackets as a template, mark at least
two mounting holes.
2. Drill the mounting holes in the vehicle and
mount one “U” bracket using installer-supplied
hardware.
3. Screw the second “U” bracket
to the backside of the control
head using the two #8 screws
provided.
4. Using the enclosed hardware,
attach the two U-Brackets
together. (See diagram to
right).
5. Adjust the control head and
tighten the hardware.
CONTROL HEAD
U-Bracket
1
4"
Bolt
#8 Screws
Nut
Flat
Washer
Split Washer
U-Bracket
Flange Mounting
• Mark the mounting hole locations and
the area to be cut out using the control
head installation template provided on
the inside of the back cover.
• Carefully drill and cut.
• Connect the communication cable.
• Mount the control using the four #8
screws provided.
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Installation: Mounting
Siren Amplifier and Relay Control Box
Microphone Bracket
Siren Amplifier and Relay Control Box
• The LCS850MG 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.
1. The amplifier unit has four mounting flanges
with 1/4-20 clearance holes.
2. Using the amplifier unit as a template,
mark the location of the four mounting
holes to be drilled. Be sure to check
for obstructions behind the mounting
hole locations.
3. Drill the four mounting holes and
secure the amplifier using appropriate
hardware (not supplied).
Note: Be sure that all wiring harness connections are made prior to connecting the harness
to the amplifier unit.
Microphone Bracket
A metal clip is provided for mounting the
microphone. Choose a location convenient to the
operator and away from any air bag deployment
areas. Using the mounting clip as a template, mark
the two holes to be drilled. Using a 1/8" drill bit, drill
the two mounting holes. Install the two #6 screws
provided with the bracket.
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Installation
Electrical Connections
Electrical Connections
The following steps are recommended when installing, to help reduce RFI:
• 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).
• Keep the siren control head and the police radio as far away from one another as is
practical.
• 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.
• Excess communication cable from the control head to the amp should be tightly bound
back near the amplifier box.
BEFORE installing your siren and running your wires, please review
the diagram below showing an example of how the wires should be
run.
ANTENNA LEAD
RADIO POWER WIRES
SIREN
AMP
BATTERY
SIREN CONTROL
HEAD
RADIO
SIREN COMMUNICATIONS CABLE
SIREN POWER WIRES
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Installation
Electrical Connections (CONT’D
Power and Ground Wiring Connections
Communications Port
Slide Switch and Push
Button Outputs
Audio I/O
CPU Serial Interface
Power
Battery
Negative
Traffic Director Outputs
Electrical connections to the unit are made using several terminals and removable
connectors located on both the front and back of the unit. The unit is protected by a 20 amp
fuse on the input power and each output is protected by a 20 amp fuse. Wiring diagrams on
pages 41 and 44 show detail of how to make all of the necessary electrical connections.
Wire Size and Termination
Please review pages 39-43 to determine the minimum wire size used for each connection.
We have enclosed a wiring harness for the Power, Ground, and AUDIO I/O wires that can be
used for most applications. Recommended wire colors are listed next to each function.
Please also use the following guidelines when wiring your siren:
• Use only high quality crimp connectors.
• Make sure all connections are tight.
• Route the wiring to prevent wear, overheating, and/or 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 can be made to substantial chassis components, but preferably
directly to the negative of the vehicle battery.
• Install and check all wiring before connection to vehicle battery.
Power and Ground Wiring Connections
Power (+12VDC) and ground connections are made through
several terminal blocks on the back of the siren.
Ground: (Black) Make your ground connection using the
BLACK 8 AWG wire to the single terminal shown to
the right.
Power
Battery
Negative
Power: (Red) Connect +12VDC to BOTH power terminals on the left side of the rear of the
unit. Use 8 AWG wires for these connections. The power supply for this unit must
be capable of delivering peak currents up to 150 amps for adequate short circuit
protection and reliable operation (50 amps for the audio functions and up to 100
amps for the additional devices and/or lights you have connected to the outputs).
The preferred source is directly at the vehicle battery. Review the chart below for
proper Power and Ground wire sizes.
Current Draw(Amps)
10'
20'
25'
>25'
20-30
2 x 6 AWG*
1 x 8AWG
1 x 8AWG
1 x 8AWG
40
2 x 8AWG
2 x 6 AWG*
1 x 8AWG
1 x 8AWG
50-70
2 x 8AWG
2 x 8AWG
2 x 6 AWG*
1 x 8AWG
80-90
2 x 8AWG
2 x 6 AWG*
2 x 6 AWG*
1 x 8AWG
100-140
2 x 8AWG
2 x 6 AWG*
2 x 6 AWG*
2 x 6 AWG*
* We recommend running the enclosed 8 AWG power wires to a power distribution block
located near the siren. Then use two 6 AWG wires for the run to the battery.
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Installation: Wiring
Slide Switch and Push Button Outputs
Slide Switch and Push Button Outputs
The slide switch and push button switch outputs
are all made on a 10-terminal connector (P/N
P30041-177). Be sure to use a wire size that is
appropriate for the load each will be carrying
(see pages 39-43). Connect devices that draw
a maximum of 20 amps (+12VDC) per output.
See the wiring diagram on the next page for the
necessary connections.
MAXIMUM COMBINED OUTPUTS
SHOULD NOT EXCEED 100 AMPS TOTAL!!!
Because the voltage in vehicles can
fluctuate, we normally do not recommend
exceeding 80% of the rated current for each
output.
Current
10'
20'
25'
2
18 AWG
18 AWG
18 AWG
4
18 AWG
16 AWG
16 AWG
5.5
18 AWG
16 AWG
14 AWG
8
16 AWG
14 AWG
14 AWG
12
16 AWG
12 AWG
12 AWG
14
14 AWG
12 AWG
10 AWG
18
14 AWG
10 AWG
10 AWG
20
12 AWG
10 AWG
8 AWG
Slide Switch:
PB1-PB5, PB13, PB14:
P30041-177
These connectors are designed to
handle a MAXIMUM 12 AWG wire.
If your device has a larger wire
(i.e. 8 or 10 AWG), solder a short
(4”) 12 AWG lead onto the end of
the wire so that it can properly fit
into the connector.
The chart to the left shows the required
wire gauge to be used for each output
(1-10) above, based upon the current
draw of the light (or device) connected
to it and the length of the wire run to
the light (or device).
Each of these terminals should be connected to the +12VDC
device you would like controlled by the slide switch in each
corresponding position (1, 2, or 3). Do not exceed 20 amps
per output.
Each of these terminals should be connected to the +12VDC
device you would like controlled by the corresponding pushbutton
switch. Do not exceed 20 amps per output.
(PB13 will only be used if you are NOT using it to control your
traffic director.)
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Installation
Wiring Diagram #1
10-Terminal Connector
Siren Wiring Diagram #1
Inputs and Light Outputs
Please note that the screws
should be located on the top of
this connector, as it plugs into the
back of the unit.
PB13 (20A MAX)
PB14 (20A MAX)
PB4 (20A MAX)
PB5 (20A MAX)
PB3 (20A MAX)
OPTIONAL: Connect to device to be controlled by PB14
IF NOT USED FOR GUN LOCK
OPTIONAL: Connect to device to be controlled by PB13
IF PB13 NOT USED FOR TD
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!
See the charts on pages
39-40 for proper wire sizes!!
!
PB1-PB5, PB13, PB14 Lights
Slide Switch Lights
PB2 (20A MAX)
+
PB1 (20A MAX)
SLIDE SWITCH3 (20A MAX)
SLIDE SWITCH 2 (20A MAX)
1 (20A MAX)
SLIDE SWITCH
BATT. NEG. (-) - #8 AWG
+12VDC - #8 AWG
+12VDC - #8 AWG
BATTERY
10
9
6
8
5
7
4
3
2
1
P30041-177
Installation: Wiring
12-Terminal Connector (Audio I/O) (CONT’D)
Label Insertion
Label Insertion
Once the wire connections have been made to PB1PB5, PB13, and PB14, labels can be inserted into the
switches. The product is shipped with 49 different
labels for these push buttons. Select the desired label
inserts. Insert the label into each button and tuck it
under the lip of the switch.
Testing
Test all siren and light functions after installation
to assure proper operation. Test vehicle
operation to assure no damage to vehicle.
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Installation: Wiring
12-Terminal Connector (Audio I/O)
12-Terminal Audio Connector Inputs and Outputs
(See wiring diagram on page 44)
P30041-68
Terminal 1: Speaker 2 (Negative) - <BROWN>
Connect to the negative terminal from your
second speaker. Use a minimum 14 AWG wire.
Terminal 2: Speaker 2 (Positive) - <BROWN w/WHITE>
Connect to the positive terminal from your second
speaker. Use a minimum 14 AWG wire.
Terminal 3: Park/Kill - <GRAY>
Used for the Park/Kill feature that automatically deactivates the siren (such as when the vehicle is
placed in Park or a door is opened). Using an 18 AWG wire, connect this terminal to the dome light,
a door switch, or other external switch. By default this wire activates the Park/Kill feature when it
receives +12VDC. Optionally, this input can be set to activate the Park/Kill feature when it is
grounded (see page 9 of the Installer Selectable Options).
Terminal 4: Remote Enable - <YELLOW>
Use an 18 AWG wire to connect this terminal to +12VDC through a switched power supply (possibly
ignition). This will turn the siren and light controls off when the ignition is off. Be sure to use
minimum size #18 AWG wire. NOTE: It is NOT recommended that you connect this to constant
+12VDC. This wire must have +12VDC applied to it for the lights and siren to work.
Terminal 5 & 6: Radio 1 & Radio 2 - <BLUE>
Used for radio repeat. Connect one terminal to one output and the other terminal to the other output
from the two-way radio (speaker or output connector). This unit has been designed such that polarity
is not important. Use #18 AWG wire.
Terminal 7: Auxiliary (Horn Ring Transfer In) - <GREEN>
Used for remote Manual (or Air Horn) control. Using an 18 AWG wire, connect to the horn ring circuit
or some other remote switch. Typically the Horn wire is disconnected from the Horn and connected
to this wire. By default this wire activates the Auxiliary feature when it receives +12VDC. Optionally,
this input can be set to activate the AUX feature when it is grounded (see page 9 of the Installer
Selectable Options).
Terminal 8: Horn Ring Transfer Out - <GREEN w/YELLOW>
If you are using the Auxiliary wire listed above, connect this terminal to the side of your vehicle horn
that was disconnected when the horn ring circuit was connected to the AUX wire (see Auxiliary
above). This allows for normal functioning of your vehicle horn when the siren is off. Normal
installation of this unit has the vehicle’s horn switch disconnected from the horn and routed to the
Auxiliary terminal (see the Wiring Diagram on page 44). Use 18 AWG wire.
Terminal 9: Gun Lock (Optional Backlight Dim) - <GREEN w/WHITE>
By default, this input is designed to enable the Gun Lock button when +12VDC is applied to it. If you
desire, it can instead be used to dim the backlighting when +12VDC is applied to it (see page 33 of the
Optional Settings section).
Terminal 10: Speaker 1 (Negative) - <BROWN>
Connect to the negative terminal from your first speaker. Use a minimum 14 AWG wire.
Terminal 11: Speaker 1 (Positive) - <BROWN w/WHITE>
Connect to the positive terminal from your first speaker. Use a minimum 14 AWG wire.
Terminal 12: Backlight Dim (Optional Gun Lock) - <ORANGE>
By default, this input is designed to dim the backlighting for night driving when Ground is applied to it.
If you desire, it can instead be used to release the Gun Lock when Ground is applied to it (see page 33
of the Optional Settings section).
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CUT
HERE
CUT
HERE
Positive Side
Horn Switch
+12 VDC
Negative Side
Horn Switch
Positive Switching AUX Horn Jumper Selected
VEHICLE
HORN
VEHICLE
HORN
+12 VDC
Negative Switching AUX Horn Jumper Selected
OR
+12 VDC
RADIO
PARK KILL POS. SWITCHED
Connect to Ignition Switched +12VDC
(Deactivates unit when vehicle is off)
PARK KILL NEG. SWITCHED
AUDIO I/O
See I/O descriptions on pages
!
42-43 for proper wire sizes!!
Horn ring transfer out <GRE/YEL>
Aux wire (Horn ring transfer in) <GRE>
Radio input 1 <BLU>
Radio input 2 <BLU>
Remote Enable <YEL>
Park Kill <GRA>
Speaker 2 + <BR/WH>
Speaker 2 - <BR>
!
Backlight Dim Mode <ORA>
(Ground to Dim
for Night Driving)
Speaker 1 + (Radio, Siren & PA) <BR/WH>
Speaker 1 - (Radio, Siren & PA) <BR>
Gun Lock (Enabled with +12VDC) <GRE/WH>
SPEAKER 1
11 OHMS
-
OR
-
Door Switch
Door Switch
+12 VDC
SPEAKER 2
11 OHMS
+
Dome
Light
(Audio I/O Connector)
Siren Wiring Diagram #2
Installation
Wiring Diagram #2
12-Terminal Connector
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Operation
Slide Switch and Pushbuttons
Operation
General
This unit is designed for easy operation under the stress associated with high-speed pursuit.
Most siren functions and/or light controls are accessible with one simple motion without
repetitive activation of switches or automatic timed switching that can interfere with desired
operation.
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 Slide Switch Output 1).
Position 2: Activates both the 1st and second set of lights (connected to Slide Switch
Outputs 1 and 2).
Position 3: Generally used for the FULL PURSUIT MODE. It allows for a quick
procedure that will activate 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 Slide Switch Outputs 1, 2 and 3 Each output is protected with a 20A fuse)
• The siren (Wail mode)
• The Traffic Director lights will flash in a warn pattern
NOTE: The siren and the arrow stick may be disabled in the pursuit
mode during installation if desired. (Refer to the Audio and
Visual Pursuit DIP switch settings section on page 6).
Push Button Switches (PB1-PB5, PB13, PB14)
Seven push button switches are provided to operate your external lights or devices. Each
push button (PB1-PB5, PB13, PB14) will control the corresponding item(s) connected to
Terminals 4-10 of the 10-terminal connector (see page 40). Each of these seven outputs is
protected with a 20A fuse (see page 51).
By default, button PB13 is designed for use with a compatible arrowstick (traffic director) and
P14 is set to be used for a Gun Lock release. Both buttons can be used to control other
functions if you will not be connecting a traffic director or Gun Lock.
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Operation
Audio Mode Buttons
Volume Controls
Audio Mode Buttons
The five (5) push buttons across the middle of the
control head are used to select the various “audio
modes”. When these buttons are NOT activated,
they are backlit in green for nighttime viewing.
When activated, an audible beep is heard, and the
backlighting turns red.
Hands Free (HF): Also known as Horn Ring Cycler, allows the user to cycle through Wail,
Yelp, Phaser, and Standby (Off) by repeatedly pressing the horn or other
switch connected to the AUX input. Operating any other mode resumes
normal operation. Please note: this mode disables the Manual (MAN)
push button selection when a Wail, Yelp, or Phaser tone is cycled to.
WAIL: A normal rise-fall tone generally used on highways and areas with low
traffic or constant traffic flow.
YELP: A rapid warble tone used in light to moderately congested areas.
Phaser (PHSR): Ultra-fast warble tone used for maximum attention in highly congested
areas.
RADIO: Also known as Radio Repeat, this function amplifies the two-way radio
through the siren speaker(s). PA is available, but no siren tones are
available in this position.
Radio Volume Control
The Radio Repeat volume control will control the rebroadcast volume. It is located inside the
amplifier case. Typically it will not need to be changed once it has been set.
Locate the Radio Repeat volume control inside the housing towards the right hand side and
use a small Phillips head screwdriver to adjust the volume.
PA Volume Control
The PA volume control (PA) will control the public address volume. It is located in the lower
left hand corner of the front face. Insert a small, flat blade screwdriver into the PA
volume adjustment port. Turn counter-clockwise direction to
increase the sound level. Typically it will not need to be
changed once it has been set.
(This adjustment does not affect the radio rebroadcast
volume. The radio repeat volume control is located inside
the amp unit. For details see above.)
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Operation
MAN Button
MAN and HORN Buttons
There are two (2) other push buttons across the middle of the control head that are used to
control additional audio functions, the MAN and HORN buttons.
Manual (MAN): In Standby (no Audio Modes activated) or Hands Free Mode, this
momentary push button switch provides a manually activated “Momentary
Wind Up” siren tone while being pressed.
With the Wail, Yelp, or Phaser mode selected, the MAN button provides a
generally quicker changing tone (see table below). These quicker tones
are used to momentarily alert motorists at intersections and very highly
congested areas. Pressing the button once changes to the next faster
tone. Pressing the manual button again, reverts the siren back to the
original tone.
Note: If your siren is NOT in Magnum Mode, the tone from both speakers
will “step up. If your siren IS in Magnum Mode, only one of the tones
(speakers) will “step up”. The other will remain unchanged.
Activation of MAN Button
Siren
Mode
Magnum Mode Off
No MAN
MAN Button
Button
Pressed
Speaker 1 & 2 Speaker 1 & 2
Magnum Mode On
No MAN Button
MAN Button Pressed
Speaker 1
Speaker 2 Speaker 1
Speaker 2
WAIL
Wail
Yelp
Wail
Wail
Yelp
Wail
YELP
Yelp
Phaser
Yelp
Yelp
Phaser
Yelp
PHSR
Phaser
Two-Tone
Phaser
Phaser
Two-Tone
Phaser
No Output
Momentary
Wind Up
No Output
Radio Repeat
No Effect
Radio
Repeat
No Output
Momentary
Wind Up
No Output
HF
(Hands
Free)
Radio
Standby
(None)
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Momentary
No Output Momentary
Wind Up
Wind Up
No Effect
Radio
Repeat
No Effect
Momentary
No Output Momentary
Wind Up
Wind Up
Operation
Air Horn
Magnum Mode
Air Horn (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.
In many modes, the siren’s Air Horn can also be activated by pressing the
vehicle’s horn switch (if you have connected your Horn Ring Transfer to
Terminals 7 & 8 of the 12-terminal Audio I/O connector as described on
pages 43-44). The chart below summarizes the functionality of the AUX
terminal/HRT.
Activation of AUX Terminal/Horn Ring Transfer
Siren Mode
Selected:
WAIL
YELP
PHSR
Speaker Output
(Both)
Wail
Yelp
Phaser
HF (Hands Free)
No Output
RADIO
Standby (None)
Radio
No Output
Activating the AUX function/HRT
Changes the Speaker Output to:
Air Horn
Air Horn
Air Horn
Steps through from Standby to Wail
to Yelp to Phaser then repeats.
Radio
Air Horn
Magnum Mode
The amplifier box in the LCS850MG contains two separate
amplifiers that allow the user to operate two separate and
distinct tones at the same time. This dual tone (Magnum)
feature creates a unique sound that makes it one of the most
attention getting amplifiers on the market today. The Magnum
sound allows a single vehicle to sound like several vehicles
traveling at the same time.
Normally, the siren will automatically be in Magnum Mode when a siren tone is activated.
See the Magnum Mode DIP switch section on page 7 if you DO NOT want the siren to
automatically be in Magnum Mode when a tone is activated.
Magnum Mode can be enabled or disabled at any time during siren operation by pressing
both the MAN and the HORN buttons at the same time. If the Magnum Mode LED above the
MAN and HORN buttons is lit, the siren is in Magnum Mode. If the LED IS NOT lit, the siren
IS NOT in Magnum Mode.
The Activation of MAN Button chart on the previous page shows the tones produced by
each speaker while in Magnum Mode. If the tones indicated in the chart, while in Magnum
Mode, are the same for both speakers, the tones will be staggered and cycle at a slightly
different speed than one another, thus mimicking the sound of two vehicles.
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Operation
Traffic Director Control Button, Speaker Diagnostics,
Microphone, Auxiliary Input, and Park-Kill
Traffic Director Control Button (PB13)
By default, button PB13 is designed
for use with a compatible arrowstick
(traffic director). It can be used to
control other functions if you will not
be connecting a traffic director.
The TD CYCLE push button toggles the arrow output through a different pattern with each
push. (Warn, Left arrow, Right arrow, Center-Out arrow, and Off). The eight LED’s in
between the two buttons provide real time user feedback as to the output of the arrow stick.
Speaker Diagnostics
The LCS850MG is equipped with a pair of
diagnostic LEDs that display information about the
speakers. Each speaker has a diagnostic LED.
These LEDs can be found in the lower left hand
corner of the control head, beneath the MAN and
HORN buttons. The LEDs will only light up while a
tone is trying to be generated.
LED 1 will apply to the speaker connected to terminals 1 and 2
of the Audio I/O connector (see page 43) and LED 2 will apply to
the speaker connected to terminals 10 and 11.
Status of the speakers are indicated as follows:
Steady - Speaker is connected and operating properly.
Off - No speaker is connected, or
- The siren is not activated to output a tone to that speaker, or
- The speaker or wire connection is loose or is electrically
open.
LED 1 Doubleflash - Park-Kill is activated.
Both Simultaneous Flashing - There is an electrical short in one of the speakers or wires
to the speakers.
Both Alternating - Incorrect voltage (<10 VDC or >16 VDC).
Both Tripleflash - Siren Disable/Audio Lockout activated (see page 24).
Microphone
The attached noise-canceling microphone is used for public
address operation and overrides any siren tone when its
push-to-talk (button on the side) is pressed.
Auxiliary Input
During installation an auxiliary input (Terminal 7 of the 12-way Audio I/O connector) may be
connected to the vehicle horn ring or other switching device. It provides the same operation as
pressing the HORN button or optionally the MAN button. (See the Installation: Wiring
section on page 43 for details and the Air Horn section on the previous page.)
Park Kill (Cutout)
During installation, the Park Kill input may be connected to a door switch. It will automatically
turn off any siren tone when the door is opened. The siren tone will continue to be cut off even
when the door is closed. Changing any switch or input will restore normal function. (See the
Installation: Wiring section on page 43 for details.)
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Cloning
Cloning
The LCS850MG has been designed to allow for the settings of one unit to be “cloned” or
copied to another unit, thus reducing the time that it takes to program multiple units. This
feature is extremely useful when setting up fleets of vehicles that will all be using the same
(or similar) options.
After setting the
options on the
first unit, follow
the procedure
below to copy
them onto a
second unit (or
multiple units).
1. After programming the first LCS850MG-CH (control head), make sure it is connected to
the amp (this will be the Master Amp), turn it on by applying power to the one of the
Power wires and the Remote Enable wire (terminal #4 of the 12-way connector). The
Ground wire should also be connected. Ensure slide switch is in the OFF position.
2. Place the unit into Programming Mode by flipping the programming DIP switch up (see
page 8 for details about the Programming DIP switch).
Activation
Button
5. Press PB1. The unit will
then begin to beep non
stop.
Audio
Mode
4. Press the RADIO button.
Slide
Switch
3. Move the slide switch to
position 3.
3
3
3
RADIO
PB1
Write Settings from Master Control Head to Amp
RADIO
MAN
Write Settings from Master Amp to Control Head
RADIO
HORN
Function
CPU Start
Please Note: Do not leave the unit beeping for more than a few
seconds as it will eventually corrupt the memory.
6. Flip the programming DIP switch down (out of Programming Mode). This will “save” the
settings from the current control head onto the Master Amp.
7. Disconnect the “master” control head.
8. Attach the new control head to the Master Amp that you would like to “clone” from the
“master” control head.
9. Turn the new unit on by applying power to the one of the Power wires and the Remote
Enable wire (the Ground wire should also be connected), and ensure the slide switch is
in the OFF position.
10. Place the new unit into Programming Mode by flipping the programming DIP switch up.
11. Move the slide switch to position 3.
12. Press the RADIO button.
13. Press the MAN button. The unit will then begin to beep non stop.
14. Flip the programming DIP switch down (out of Programming Mode). The original
“master” control head settings are now saved onto the new control head.
15. To clone additional control heads, repeat steps 8-14. The Master Amp will remember
the saved settings even if turned off.
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Service
Fuses and Parts
Service
Fuses
The outputs on this unit are protected by ten 20 Amp
automotive type blade fuses. They are located inside the
amp and are accessible through the removable access
panel.
1. To access the fuses, loosen the two Phillips head
screws that secure the access cover to the top of the
siren, and remove the cover.
2. Once the access cover is removed, you can locate the
fuses inside the housing.
3. Please review the diagram below to determine which
fuse corresponds to which output
PUSHBUTTON FUSES
PB1
PB2
PB3
PB4
SLIDE SWITCH FUSES
TRAFFIC DIRECTOR FUSE
1
2
3
T.D.
20A
AUDIO & LOGIC FUSE
4. Replace the cover when finished.
20A FUSES
PB5
PB13
PB14
Parts
Part
Description
P30235-25P
P30234-25P
P30041-68
P30041-177
P30069-38
P30056-14
P30028-1
P30232-1
P30208-10
P30032-8
P30150-77P
P30052-35
Siren Top Mounting Plate
Siren Bottom Cover
12-Terminal Connector
10-Terminal Connector
Microphone Bracket with Screws
1/4-20 x 1/2" Hex Locking Bolt
20 Amp Automotive Fuse
Noise Cancelling Microphone
Microphone Strain Relief
TIP36C Power Transistor
Mounting Bracket
Control Head Mounting Screws
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Service
Troubleshooting
Troubleshooting
This unit is designed to provide years of reliable service under even the worst conditions.
Many times there may appear to be a problem with the unit when the true problem is in the
speaker(s) or improper installation. The following chart shows typical symptoms and possible
causes.
Symptom
No power
Possible Cause
Check
No power supplied to +12 terminal
block inputs in amplifier.
Connector loose
Amplifier 20A fuse or 5A fuse blown
Does back-lighting come on?
Fuse blown
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 amp?
Are all 12 terminal block connections tight?
Do you hear a “pop” when turned on?
Is power hooked up backwards? Positive ground vehicle?
Is an external fuse or circuit breaker used?
Loose connection at power source
Are the negative leads connected to a good ground?
Remote Enable wire not connected Check that terminal #4 of the 12-way connector has
+12VDC applied to it.
The input voltage must be less than 16 volts.
No siren tone - PA High voltage protection
Low voltage protection
The input must be greater than 10V with the siren turned on.
works
Does microphone button release properly?
Microphone button stuck
Park Kill polarity option set wrong
Is the PK DIP switch option properly configured?
Does the siren work when Park Kill input is disconnected?
Park Kill activated
Bad speaker or speaker wiring
Does either speaker diagnostic LED flash? Check for a short.
Does neither speaker LED turn on steady? Check for an
No siren tone - No
open.
sound
No PA
PA volume not set properly
Have you tried adjusting the PA volume control?
Distorted siren
Speaker assembly loose
Is the speaker bell or tip loose?
sound
Intermittent Aux. Input connection
Is the Aux. Input used and wired properly?
Low or high vehicle voltage
Input voltage must be 10-16 volts while siren is on.
Is the vehicle voltage regulator working properly?
Intermittent siren High voltage protection
tone
Low voltage protection
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?
Microphone button activation
Circuit breaker in supply connection Is a circuit breaker used with at least a 50A rating?
Does the speaker have water damage, or is a wire
Shorted speaker or speaker wire
pinched?
Horn function or
Siren push button switch stuck
Does the Siren switch return fully when released?
Manual function Aux. Input improperly connected
Is the AUX Input used and wired properly?
stuck on
Aux. Input Polarity Option set wrong Is the AUX jumper option properly configured?
Is the radio connected properly to the unit?
No Radio
Unit not connected to radio
Radio volume too low
Can you hear the radio in the vehicle?
Have you tried turning the Radio volume control?
No or Low Radio Radio outputs not isolated and
Are the radio wires connected to the correct polarity from
polarity hooked up backwards
the radio output?
Wrong siren tone Two-Tone option jumper installed
Is the TT jumper option properly configured?
Aux. Input set to wrong function
Is the AUX jumper option configured properly?
Phaser not
Phaser disabled
Is the PD jumper option configured properly?
working
Lights not working Overloaded or short circuit
Check fuse. Check wire connections.
Arrowstick not
working
Erratic arrow stick
pattern or 1st or
8th head not
working
Arrow stick option jumpers net set
properly
Poor connection
If you have reviewed the chart above and still cannot resolve your issue, reset the unit
to the factory defaults as described on page 34 and troubleshoot again.
If you still cannot resolve your problem, please contact our Technical Service department.
When contacting us about a product you have purchased, please have the product’s serial
number readily available.
Phone: (585) 226-9025
Fax: (888) 478-2797
[email protected]
www.starheadlight.com
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Warranty and Return
LIMITED WARRANTY
Signal Vehicle Products warrants this new product to be free from defects in material and
workmanship, under normal use and service, for a period of one (1) year from the date of
delivery to the first user-purchaser.
During this warranty period the obligation of Signal Vehicle Products is limited to repairing or replacing, as Signal Vehicle Products may elect, any part or parts of such product
which after examination by Signal Vehicle Products is determined to be defective in material
and/or workmanship.
This warranty does not cover labor charges for removal or re-installation of the product.
Fuses and lamps are not covered under this warranty.
This warranty does not extend to any unit that has been subjected to abuse, misuse, improper installation or which has not been adequately maintained, nor to units which have
problems related to service or modification at any facility other than the manufacturer.
THERE ARE NO OTHER WARRANTIES, EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT
NOT LIMITED TO, ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS
FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. IN NO EVENT SHALL SIGNAL VEHICLE PRODUCTS
BE LIABLE FOR ANY LOSS OF PROFITS OR ANY INDIRECT OR CONSEQUENTIAL
DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF ANY SUCH DEFECT IN MATERIALS OR WORKMANSHIP.
If you have any questions concerning this or any other SVP product,
please contact our Customer Service Department at (585) 226-9025.
RETURN
If a product must be returned for any reason, please fill out the form on the back of this page,
then call 585-226-9025 and ask for the Repair Department. Once the product is deemed
defective by us, an RMA number (Returned Materials Authorization Number) will be issued to
you. Please write the RMA number in the appropriate box in the form on the back of this
page. Please enclose the form with the returned product(s) and write the RMA# clearly on the
package near the mailing label. No returns will be allowed for product returns that are not
listed on the RMA.
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Returned Materials Authorization Form
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
LCS850MG
MODEL:
Serial
No.
Purchase
Date
RMA
Number
/
Install
Date
/
/
Customer Name:
Company:
Address:
City:
ST:
Phone:
Briefly Describe the Problem:
Dealer:
Installer:
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