FTS 400/800-4 Approach Lighting Systems

FTS 400/800-4 Approach Lighting Systems
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FTS 400/800-4
Approach Lighting Systems
Reference Manual
P/N #7914008004
Flash Technology, 332 Nichol Mill Lane, Franklin TN 37067
(615) 261-2000
Front Matter
Abstract
This manual contains information and instructions for installing, operating, and maintaining the FTS 400 and 800 Approach Lighting Systems
®
manufactured by Flash Technology , a Dielectric Company.
Copyright
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Copyright © 1997-2003 Flash Technology , Franklin, TN, 37067, U.S.A.
All rights reserved. Reproduction or use of any portion of this manual is prohibited without express written permission from Flash Technology
and/or its licenser.
Trademark Acknowledgments
Flash Technology
ElectroFlash
® is a registered trademark name.
™, Flash Tech™, Flash Technology™, FTCA™, Flash™ and the Flash Technology Logo are all trademarks of Flash Technology.
All trademarks and product names mentioned are properties of their respective companies, and are recognized and acknowledged as such by Flash
Technology.
Applicable Specification
This equipment meets or exceeds requirements for an FAA Type L-849 Styles A, C, and E, and Type L-859, Styles B, D, and F.
Disclaimer
While every effort has been made to ensure that the information in this manual is complete, accurate and up-to-date, Flash Technology assumes
no liability for damages resulting from any errors or omissions in this manual, or from the use of the information contained herein. Flash Technology reserves the right to revise this manual without obligation to notify any person or organization of the revision.
In no event will Flash Technology be liable for direct, indirect, special, incidental, or consequential damages arising out of the use of or the inability to use this manual.
Warranty
Flash Technology warrants all components, under normal operating conditions, for two years.
Replacement Parts
The use of parts not manufactured or supplied by Flash Technology or unauthorized modification of this equipment voids the warranty and
could invalidate the assurance of complying with FAA requirements for Type L-849 Style A and E lights as published in Advisory Circular
150/5345-51.
Pub. No. 0594-400/800-0009
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PERSONNEL HAZARD WARNING
Dangerous Voltages
Dangerous line voltages reside in certain locations in this equipment. Also, this
equipment may generate dangerous voltages. Although FTCA has incorporated
every practical safety precaution, exercise extreme caution at all times when you
expose circuits and components, and when you operate, maintain, or service this
equipment.
Avoid Touching Live Circuits
Avoid touching any component or any part of the circuitry while the equipment is
operating. Do not change components or make adjustments inside the equipment
with power on.
Dangerous Voltages Can Persist with Power Disconnected
Under certain conditions, dangerous voltages can be present because capacitors
can retain charges even after the power has been disconnected. Protect yourself
— always turn off the input (primary) power and wait for one minute for storage
capacitors to drain their charge. Then check between the red and blue wires on
the TB2 terminal block with a voltmeter for any residual charge before touching
any circuit element or component.
Do Not Depend on Interlocks
Never depend on interlocks alone to remove unsafe voltages. Always check circuits with a voltmeter. Under no circumstances remove or alter any safety interlock switch.
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Table of Contents
Front Matter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Abstract . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Copyright . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Trademark Acknowledgments. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Applicable Specification . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Disclaimer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Warranty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Replacement Parts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Section 1 — Introduction and Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Elapsed Time Meter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Flash Monitor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
FTC 435 Controller . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Controls and Indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Setting Up the FTC 435 Series Controller. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Note the following abbreviations: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Style 1 Current Regulator — Three Intensity Levels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Style 1 Current Regulator — Two Intensity Levels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Style 2 Current Regulator — Three Intensity Levels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Section 2 — Outline, Mounting, and Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Unpacking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Tools . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Access . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Power Converter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
FH 400 Flashhead . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
FH 800 Flashhead . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Outline and Mounting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Wiring . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Installation Checklist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Section 3 — Maintenance and Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Safety . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Preventive Maintenance. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Diagnostic Testing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Control Signal Evaluation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
RFI Problems. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Control Line Interference . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Power Phasing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Master Unit Checkout P/N 2652318 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Slave Unit Checkout . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Master Unit Checkout P/N 2904413 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Slave Unit Checkout P/N 2904413 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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System Level Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Individual Light Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Component Testing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Capacitors (C1, C2, C3) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Flashtube (FT101) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Relays (K1, K2) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
High Voltage Rectifier Board(PCB2). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
High Voltage Transformer (T1) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Trigger Coupling Transformer (T3) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Timing and Trigger Board (PCB1). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Bleed Resistor (R1). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Interlock Switch (S1) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Component Removal and Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
High Voltage Transformer (T1) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Trigger Coupling Transformer (T3) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Timing and Trigger Board (PCB1). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
HV Rectifier Board (PCB2) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Capacitors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Section 4 — Replaceable & Spare Parts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Customer Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Ordering Parts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Power Converter Parts. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Internal Controller Parts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Series Controller Parts. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Flashhead Parts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Returning Equipment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Repackaging . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Section 5 — Programming T&T Board P/N 2904413 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Connecting the Handheld . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Using the Programmer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
SETUP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Parameters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
INFO . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
MODE CHANGE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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List of Figures
FTC 415 Internal Controller - Controls and Indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-3
FTC 435 Series Controller - Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-4
FTC 435 Series Controller - Current Sense Board . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-4
Typical REIL Configurations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-4
Typical ALS Configurations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-5
PC 400-2 or PC 800-2 Power Converter Mounting and Outline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-6
FH 400 Flashhead Mounting and Outline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-7
FH 800 Flashhead Mounting and Outline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-8
FTC 435 Series Controller Mounting and Outline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-9
PC 400 and FH 400 Comounted Unit Mounting and Outline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-10
PC 800 and FH 800 Comounted Unit Mounting and Outline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-11
Typical Wiring for FTS 410 or FTS 810 System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-12
Typical Wiring for FTS 410 or FTS 810 with FTC 435 Controller . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-13
FH 400 or FH 800 Internal Wiring . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-14
PC 400 & PC 800 Power Converter Internal Wiring . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-15
FTC 415 Controller Internal Wiring . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-16
FTC 435 Series Controller Internal Wiring . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-17
PCB1 Timing and Trigger Board Pictorial . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-8
PCB1 Timming and Trigger Board P/N 2904413 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-9
PC 400 and PC 800 Power Converter Component Locations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4-3
FTC 415 Controller Component Locations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4-4
FTC 435 Series Controller Component Locations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4-5
FH 400 Flashhead Component Locations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4-7
FH 800 Flashhead Component Locations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4-8
FIGURE 5-1 Handheld Programmer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5-1
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List of Tables
FTC 415 Internal Controller—Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
System-Level Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Lighting Unit Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
High Voltage Transformer (T1) Voltages. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Power Converter Major Replaceable Parts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
FTC 415 Controller Parts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
FTC 435 Controller Parts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
FH 400 and FH 800 Flashhead Major Replaceable Parts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Pin Assignments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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3-7
3-10
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4-4
4-5
4-6
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Section 1 — Introduction and Operation
System
The lights can be used in a combined ALS and REIL configuration.
FTS 400 System: An FTS 400 Approach Lighting System consists of two or more lighting units. Each lighting
unit is composed of an FH 400 Flashhead and PC 400
Power Converter. The power converter in the system is a
PC 410 with an FTC 415 Internal Controller. Power converters without controllers are slaves known as PC 400-2
Power Converters.
FTS 800 System: An FTS 800 Approach Lighting System consists of two or more lighting units. Each lighting
unit is composed of an FH 800 Flashhead and PC 800
Power Converter. The power converter in the system is a
PC 810 with an FTC 415 Internal Controller . Power converters without controllers are slaves known as PC 800-2
Power Converters.
The FH 400 Flashhead produces a beam covering 360
degrees horizontally and 8 degrees, or more, vertically.
The lens directs the main part of the beam upward toward
the airways, while limiting stray light toward the ground.
The FH 800 Flashhead directs the beam 30 degrees horizontally and 10 degrees vertically. The flashhead is
attached to a two-inch threaded pipe by a yoke that has
provisions for horizontal and vertical aiming and locking.
In ALS applications, the lights are aligned with the center
line of the runway and flash sequentially toward the landing threshold. An ALS installation may have from 3 to 21
(or more) sequentially flashing lights.
A REIL (Runway End Identifier Lights) system consists
of only two lights that are located on each side of the runway at the landing threshold. The REIL lights flash
(simultaneously) after the last center line light has
flashed.
FTS 400/800-4
Specifications
P h y s ic a l :
Heights include dimensions of the units only and do not
include the distance from the bottom of each unit to the
ground.
FTS 400 Comounted Assembly:
(H x W x D)
29 x 25 x 14 in., 25 lbs.
724 x 635 x 356 mm, 11.5 kg.
FTS 800 Comounted Assembly:
(H x W x D)
25 x 25 x 14 in., 25 lbs.
622 x 635 x 356 mm, 11.53 kg.
PC 400-2 or PC 800-2 Power Converter:
(H x W x D)
12.3 x 19.5 x 13.5 in., 21 lbs.
311 x 494 x 341 mm, 9.53 kg.
FH 400 Flashhead:
(H x W x D)
16.5 x 13.5 x 13.5 in., 10 lbs.
419 x 343 x 343 mm., 4.5 kg.
FH 800 Flashhead:
(H x W x D)
10.8 x 7.80 in., 4 lbs.
226 x 198 mm, 1.82 kg.
P e r f o r m a n c e C h a ra c te r is t ic s :
Power R equ iremen ts:
Voltage and Frequency
Volt-Amperes
FTS 400 Power Req.
120 VAC, 60 Hz
300 VA peak
105 W high int.
65 W medium int.
50 W low int.
FTS 800 Power Req. 120 fps 190 W high int.
75 W medium int.
55 W low int.
60 fps 135 W high int.
65 W medium int.
50 W low int.
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Flash Intensity:
FTS 400:
High Intensity
5,000 cd
Medium Intensity
1,500 cd
Low Intensity
300 cd
FTS 800:
High Intensity
15,000 cd
Medium Intensity
1500 cd
Low Intensity
300 cd
Flash Rate:
FTS 400
60 flashes per minute
FTS 800
120 flashes per minute
Flash Coverage:
FH 400:
Horizontal
360 degrees
Vertical
8 degrees (minimum)
FH 800:
Horizontal 30 degrees (minimum)
Vertical
10 degrees (minimum)
Application:
L-849
Radio Interface:
L-854
Control Interface:
FTC 415 Internal Controller
C o n t r o l Ty p e :
Master/slave with common reference
timing.
Monitoring & Environ mental:
Complies with FAA Advisory
CircularAC 150/5345-51.
Elapsed Time Meter
The Elapased Time Meter shows the hours of operation at
high intensity. You can use this timer, for example, to
schedule inspections, cleaning, or flashtube replacement
as preventive maintenance.
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Flash Monitor
The Flash Monitor allows monitoring flash operation
with external monitoring equipment. The main terminal
block TB1 has two connections at TB1-4 and TB1-5 to
which you can connect the monitoring device. These contacts open upon failure of the flashtube for more than
approximately 12 seconds. When you first turn the unit
on, a failure may be indicated for about 12 seconds until
the montior detects sufficient flashes to close the contacts.
After this initial period, the contacts remain closed until a
failure occurs or the power is removed.
FTC 435 Controller
The FTC 435 is a series-fed current-operated external
controller for the master lighting unit. A switch on its
front panel controls low, medium, and high light intensity,
or allows control from current steps in a constant current
regulator.
Operation
ElectroFlash ODALS and REIL systems uses an FTC 415
Internal Controller, which is combined with one of the
power converters.
Each lighting unit (power converter) has internal timing
circuitry to fix the instant at which it flashes. This signal
also contains encoded flash intensity information. A control line, which enables sequential flashing, interconnects
all the lights.
Controls and Indicators
Table 1-1 describes controls for the FTC 415 Internal
Controller, and Figure 1-1 shows these controls.
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Table 1-1 FTC 415 Internal Controller—Controls
Item
Description
Function
1
Power Circuit Breaker Applies AC power to the lighting system.
2
Remote Control Fuse Protects the remote control AC line.
3
Selects one of five operating modes:
• REMOTE places the system in remote control mode, controlled at another location.
• OFF removes power from the lighting units.
• LOW activates flashing at low intensity.
• MED activates flashing at medium intensity.
• HIGH activates flashing at high intensity.
MODE Selector
CTRL VAC RETURN
FROM REMOTE
SWITCH
1
3
2
CTRL VAC OUT
FOR REMOTE SWITCH
REMOTE
POWER
1
2
3
4
5
6
CTRL HI
M
LO
MODE
N
FTC 415
LOW
FUSE
OFF
OFF
TB201
OFF
REMOTE
MED
HIGH
3-7355-01G
81000031
Figure 1-1 FTC 415 Internal Controller - Controls and Indicators
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Setting Up the FTC 435 Series
Controller
Figure 1-3 FTC 435 Series Controller - Current Sense Board
For the following procedures, refer to Figure 1-2 and Figure 1-3.
Note the following abbreviations:
FTC 435
LOW
OUT
GND
CONTROL
VOLTAGE
LOW
MED
HIGH
MED
HIGH
IN
RUNWAY
LOOP
SERIES
CURRENT
1
2
3
1
2
3
4
TB2
81000033
Figure 1-2 FTC 435 Series Controller - Controls
SYNC
LOW
R22
MED
R23
•
CCW (Counterclockwise)
•
CW (Clockwise)
•
LED (Light Emitting Diode)
Style 1 Current Regulator — Three Intensity Levels
TB1
R21
CCR (Constant Current Regulator)
The FTC 435 Series Controller can be set up for
three-intensity operation using a Constant Current Regulator Type L-828, Class 1 (6.6 amps.): Style 1 (Three
Step); Style 1 (Two Step); or Style 2 (Five Step). To set
up the FTC 435 Series Controller, use the following procedure:
INTENSITY CONTROL
AUTO
•
HIGH
SENSE
R51
For this style, the lighting system switches off only when
the CCR is switched off.
1. Turn the SENSE control fully CCW.
2. Turn the HIGH, MED, and LOW controls fully CW.
3. Set the CCR to STEP 1 and adjust the LOW pot
CCW until LOW LED just comes on.
4. Set the CCR to STEP 2 and adjust MED pot CCW
until the MED LED just comes on.
5. Set the CCR to Step 3 and adjust the HIGH pot CCW
until the HIGH LED just comes on.
6. Recheck the light at all current steps and verify that
LEDs respond correctly at each step. Also verify by
visual comparison that flashing intensity decreases
when the CCR is switched from Step 3 to Step 2, and
that it decreases further when the CCR is switched
from Step 2 to Step 1.
Style 1 Current Regulator — Two Intensity Levels
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
81000034
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For this style, the lighting system switches off when the
CCR is at Step 1. It flashes at LOW intensity when the
CCR is at Step 2, and at HIGH intensity when the CCR is
at Step 3.
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1. Turn the SENSE control fully CCW.
2. Turn the HIGH, MED, and LOW control fully CW.
3. Set the CCR to Step 2 and adjust the LOW control
CCW until the LOW LED just comes on and the
strobe light flashes in low intensity.
4. Set the CCR to Step 3 and adjust the HIGH control
CCW until the HIGH LED just comes on.
5. Recheck the light at all current steps and verify that
LEDs respond correctly at each step. Also verify by
visual comparison that flashing intensity decreases
when the CCR is switched from Step 3 to Step 2, and
that the light switches off completely when the CCR
is switched from Step 2 to Step 1.
Style 2 Current Regulator — Three Intensity Levels
For this style, the lighting system switches on when the
CCR is at Step 1 and switches to progressively higher
intensities as you switch the CCR to higher steps.
FTS 400/800-4
1. Turn the SENSE control fully CCW.
2. Turn the HIGH, MED, and LOW controls fully CW.
3. Set the CCR to Step 1 and adjust the LOW control
CCW until the LOW LED just comes on.
4. Set the CCR to Step 3 and adjust the MED control
CCW until the MED LED just comes on.
5. Set the CCR to Step 5 and adjust the HIGH control
CCW until the HIGH LED just comes on.
6. Set the CCR to Step 4 and verify that the HIGH LED
goes off. If not, you may need to adjust the HIGH
control slightly CW until it does.
7. Set the CCR to Step 2 and verify the MED LED goes
off.
8. Recheck the light at all current steps and verify that
LEDs respond correctly at each step. Make trimming
adjustments if necessary. Also verify by visual comparison that flashing intensity decreases when the
CCR is switched from Step 5 to Step 4, and that it
decreases further when the CCR is switched to Step
2.
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Section 2 — Outline, Mounting, and Installation
Power Converter
Unpacking
Inspect shipping cartons for signs of damage. Check
package contents against the packing list and inspect each
item for visible damage. Damage claims should be
reported promptly to the freight handler.
FH 400 Flashhead
ATTENTION
Each light is packaged in its own shipping carton. The position at which the
light is to be installed is marked on the
carton and on an ID label on the outside
of the power converter. Refer to Figure
2-1 and Figure 2-2 to identify positions.
Tools
The following hand tools are suggested for installation
and maintenance:
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
The power converter enclosure consists of a thermoplastic cover attached to an aluminum base. Wing-handled
latches secure the cover. The cover tilts open for access to
the interior.
Phillips®-head screwdriver, #2
9- or 12-inch (# 2 - 3⁄16"), flat-blade screwdriver
9- or 12-inch (# 3 - 5⁄16"), flat-blade screwdriver
Three screw-fastened plates secure the lens to its base.
Remove these to access the interior of the flashhead.
FH 800 Flashhead
Three screws fasten the bezel, which holds the flashtube
in place. Remove these to access the flashtube or the interior.
Outline and Mounting
Each lighting unit consists of a power converter and a
flashhead, mounted as separate units or comounted as a
single unit. Frangible mounting couplings are available
from FTCA. Use the outline and mounting dimensions
shown in Figures 2-3 to 2-8.
Separately Mounted Power Converter: Mounting
and outline is shown in Figure 2-3. The base plate has
mounting holes for two 2-inch threaded pipes.
Medium, slip joint pliers
Set of combination wrenches
8-in. adjustable wrench
Assorted nut-driver handles (1⁄4", 5⁄16", 3⁄8")
Universal terminal crimper
Spanner wrench for 2-inch conduit locking nut
Triplett™ Model 630-NA VOM, or equivalent analog
volt-ohm meter
Access
Comounted Assembly: Figure 2-7 shows a
comounted assembly, a common configuration for REIL
applications. Mounting pipe details are similar to those in
Figure 2-3, except that you must consider the increased
overall height.
Installation
WARNING
Read the warning on Page iii. Disconnect primary power before opening
enclosures.
FTS 400/800-4
Separately Mounted Flashhead: Mounting and outline is shown in Figure 2-4 and Figure 2-5. Separately
mounted, the flashhead is typically installed on a pedestal
or tower.
This manual may not contain all the information about
installation wiring for your installation.
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NOTE
If installation drawings prepared specifically for your site disagree with
information provided in this manual,
the site installation drawings should
take
precedence.
Consult
any
site-specific installation wiring diagram supplied with your equipment.
tions in the Site Installation Diagram supplied with your
equipment.
CAUTION
This equipment is power phase sensitive. L1 and L2 must be wired to F1 and
F2 in a consistent manner throughout
the entire lighting system.
FTCA wiring diagrams define only minimum requirements recommended for satisfactory equipment operation. It is the responsibility of the installer to comply with
all applicable electrical codes.
Note that the wiring diagrams define minimum requirements and may not comply with all applicable electrical
codes. It is the responsibility of the end user to comply
with all prevailing electrical codes.
Conduit and other distribution wiring details can be found
on electrical installation diagrams provided by FTCA or
others.
Determine the wire gauge for power lines by considering
service voltage, length of the wire run, and total load
(number of lighting units). Use a value of 300 VA per
lighting unit and do not permit the voltage drop caused by
wire resistance to exceed 5% at any light. Internal or
external control units add less than 25W to the total load.
Also, use the value of 300 VA to determine the circuit
breaker or the slow-acting fuse rating at the service disconnect box.
Figure 2-1 Typical REIL Configurations illustrates a typical REIL configuration. For the FTS 410, the two lights
are functionally and physically interchangeable. The master light is designated as A, Although these lights flash
simultaneously, lights for positions A and B should not be
interchanged unless each one is re-aimed. The factory
presents aiming for the position. Flashheads are typically
comounted with power converters for REIL applications.
Figure 2-2 Typical ALS Configurations shows lights a
typical RAILs. The five RAILs are labeled from 1 to 5 to
identify their positions; the light with the lowest number
is located farthest from the runway and is the first to
flash. RAILs are typically configured by mounting power
converters and flashheads as separate units. The two
REILs are labeled A and B, with the master light as A.
Wiring
System power is supplied to the system controller. A contactor in the controller uses two conductors to distribute
power to all power converters in the system. Wire nuts
connect line power wires to the controllers, and include
those from the controllers to the power converters. These
wires are connected at the power converter fuse terminals
with screw connections. Typically, the wires are run
through conduits and junction boxes and installed by
electricians. Figure 2-9 provides wiring guidelines for
systems with internal controllers, while Figure provides
guidelines for systems with external controllers. These
figures are for reference only and may not exactly agree
with details in your installation. Always follow instruc2-2
Wire control lines from the master power converter to all
remaining power converters in the system by using two
unshielded #14 AWG (or larger) conductors, twisted
together (6 turns per foot is recommended). NOTE:
FTCA recommends 600 Volt insulation on all wires that
interconnect the lighting system. FTCA recommends a
counterpoise consisting of bare solid copper.
When you mount flashheads separately from power converters, wire each respective flashhead to TB2 in its corresponding power converter by using a five-conductor
cable (typically FTCA PN 6340).
Ground all power converter and separately- mounted
flashhead cases to the site grounding system. FTCA provides a grounding lug on each power converter base.
FTCA does not recommend connecting to the counterpoise for lightning protection.
Installation Checklist
Complete the following steps before applying power:
1. Inspect all equipment for damage.
2. Verify the received equipment against the packing
list to ensure completeness.
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3. Power Converter Mounting:
Position and mount each unit allowing adequate
clearance for opening the covers. Also, use the following guidelines:
–
–
–
–
–
–
Ensure that the case is mounted upright.
Check hardware inside the case to ensure that
the chassis mounting screws and nuts are
tight.
Ensure that the bottom of the case has clear
drain holes.
Ensure that no holes are punched or drilled on
the top surface of the case.
Ensure that air can flow around the case.
Mount the power converter away from radio
frequency interference (RFI).
4. Power Converter Wiring:
Examine the installation drawings and use the following guidelines:
–
Check for proper incoming service voltage
and current.
FTS 400/800-4
–
–
Wire each unit according to the instructions.
–
–
Check all electrical connections for tightness.
–
Ground the power converter to the site
grounding system.
Ensure that all power converters are on the
same line phase.
Check all terminal strip connections for tightness.
5. Flashhead Mounting:
–
Check the aim of the flashhead.
6. Flashhead Wiring:
–
–
Ground the flashhead if not comounted.
Check the wiring of the flashhead cable to the
flashhead.
After completing all the steps listed above, turn on the
power and perform an operational checkout from procedures in Section 3 of this manual.
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FH
400
B
FH
400
LANDING
THRESHOLD
PC
400
PC
410
A
OMNIDIRECTIONAL FLASHHEADS
MASTER UNIT CONTAINING
FTC 415 INTERNAL CONTROLLER
FTS 400 SYSTEM
LANDING
THRESHOLD
B
A
UNIDIRECTIONAL FLASHHEADS
PC 800
FH800
FH800
PC 810
MASTER UNIT CONTAINING
FTC 415 INTERNAL CONTROLLER
FTS 800 SYSTEM
CONFIGURATION WITH
INTERNAL CONTROLLER
81000021
Figure 2-1 Typical REIL Configurations
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FH
40 0
B
PC
40 0
FH
40 0
LAND ING
TH RESHOL D
PC
4 10
A
M ASTER U NIT
CO NTAINING FTC 41 5
INTERNAL CO NTROL LER
F H 4 00
PC
40 0
5
FH 40 0
PC
40 0
4
F H 4 00
PC
40 0
3
F H 4 00
PC
40 0
2
F H 4 00
PC
40 0
1
CO NFIGU RA TION W ITH
INTER NA L CO NTROLLE R
FTS 400 SY STEM
FH
80 0
B
PC
80 0
FH
80 0
LAND ING
TH RESHOL D
PC
8 10
A
M ASTER U NIT
CO NTAINING FTC 41 5
INTERNAL CO NTROL LER
F H 8 00
PC
80 0
5
F H 8 00
PC
80 0
4
F H 8 00
PC
800
3
F H 8 00
PC
800
2
F H 8 00
PC
800
1
CO NFIGU RA TION W ITH
INTER NA L CO NTROLLE R
F TS 800 S YS TE M
81000022
Figure 2-2 Typical ALS Configurations
FTS 400/800-4
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12.3
(311)
2" NPT PIPE
(NOT SUPPLIED)
2.25 (57.2)
(NOMINAL)
FRANGIBLE
COUPLING
GROUND
LEVEL
PAD
2.38 DIA
(60.5)
13.5
(341)
NOTE:
DIMENSIONS ARE IN
INCHES (MILLIMETERS)
8.00
(203)
19.5
(494)
81000023
Figure 2-3 PC 400-2 or PC 800-2 Power Converter Mounting and Outline
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16.5 (419)
1.
2.
3.
4.
APPROXIMATE WEIGHT = 10 LBS. (4.54 KG.)
WIND AREA = 1 SQ.FT. (.09 SQ.M.)
DIMENSIONS ARE IN INCHES (MILLIMETERS).
EXTRA HOLE IS USED WHEN FLASHHEAD
IS MOUNTED ON A FRANGIBLE MAST.
LEVELING NUTS
(3 PLACES)
13.5 (343) DIA
2.38 (60.3) DIA
MOUNTING HOLE
IN LEVELING PLATE
1.06 (27) DIA
81000025
Figure 2-4 FH 400 Flashhead Mounting and Outline
FTS 400/800-4
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8.9
(226)
6.7
(170)
15°
10.8
(273)
7.80
(198)
2.38 DIA
(60.5)
5.25
(133)
81000026
Figure 2-5 FH 800 Flashhead Mounting and Outline
2-8
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10.9 (277)
10.5 (267)
0.88 (22)
0.5 (13)
12.5 (318)
12.9 (329)
14.5 (367)
0.31 (8)
8.0 (203)
12.3 (311)
NOTES:
DIMENSIONS ARE IN INCHES (MILLIMETERS)
WEIGHT=11 LBS. (5 KG.)
15.4 (392)
15.6 (396)
R1.5 (R38.1)
Ø1.31 (Ø33.3)
6.41 (163)
2.50 (63.5)
Ø1.31 (Ø33.3)
5.00 (127)
2.50 (63.5)
NOTE
DIMENSIONS ARE
IN INCHES (MILLIMETERS)
.16 (4)
81000024
Figure 2-6 FTC 435 Series Controller Mounting and Outline
FTS 400/800-4
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15.0
(381)
LEVELING SCREWS
(3 PLACES)
28.5
(724)
12.3
(311)
2" NPT PIPE (SUPPLIED BY OTHERS)
2.25 (57.2)
NOMINAL
FRANGIBLE
COUPLING
GROUND LEVEL
PAD
14.0
(356)
CL
NOTES:
1.0 WEIGHT
1.1 POWER CONVERTER = 21 [9.5].
8.00
(203)
1.2 FLASHHEAD = 8 [3.6].
2.0
DIMENSIONS ARE IN INCHES [MILLIMETERS].
WEIGHTS ARE IN POUNDS [KILOGRAMS].
20.0
(508)
81000027
Figure 2-7 PC 400 and FH 400 Comounted Unit Mounting and Outline
2-10
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24.5
(622)
2" NPT PIPE
(NOT SUPPLIED)
2.25 (57.2)
NOMINAL
FRANGIBLE
COUPLING
GROUND
LEVEL
2.38 DIA
(60.5)
PAD
14.0
(356)
DIMENSIONS ARE
IN INCHES (MILLIMETERS)
8.00
(203)
20.0
(508)
81000028
Figure 2-8 PC 800 and FH 800 Comounted Unit Mounting and Outline
FTS 400/800-4
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81000029
Figure 2-9 Typical Wiring for FTS 410 or FTS 810 System
BLK
BLU
RED
1
2
3
4
5
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RTN
CONTROL
FH 400
FOR FTS 400
SYSTEMS
(GND) PUR
(CATH) BLU
(TRIG) BLK
(TRIG RTN) WHT
(ANODE) RED
RED
PUR
SHIELD
1
2
BLU
3
BLK
4
WHT
5
TB2
RED
BLU
BLK
WHT
PUR
SHIELD
BLK
BLU
RED
1
2
3
4
5
NOTES 4, 6
F2
F1
TB1
(GND) PUR
(CATH) BLU
(TRIG) BLK
(TRIG RTN) WHT
(ANODE) RED
PUR
SHIELD
RED
1
2
BLU
3
BLK
4
WHT
5
TB2
CONTROL WIRES
(TWISTED, UNSHIELDED)
NOTES 7, 8 & 9.
RTN
CONTROL
PC 400/800
FH 400
FOR FTS 400
SYSTEMS
REIL PAIR
RED
BLU
BLK
WHT
PUR
FH 800
FOR FTS 800
SYSTEMS
WHT
BLK
PUR
SHIELD
INPUT POWER
FROM SERVICE DISCONNECT
NOTES 8, 9 & 10.
GND
CB201
FTC 415
K203
NOTE 5
(TYPICAL)
NOTES 4, 6
F2
F1
FH 400
FOR FTS 400
SYSTEMS
TB201
H M L
5 6 7 8 9 10
OPEN
OPEN
OPEN
CTRL
VAC
*
* OPTIONAL: EITHER CTRL VAC OR OPEN
*
CTRL
VAC
*
TO TERMINAL 9
TO TERMINAL 10
OFF
OPEN
OPEN
TO TERMINAL 8
LOW
OPEN
MEDIUM
HIGH
CTRL
VAC
FTC 415 TB201
INPUT
1
2
3
4
5
TB2
BLU
BLK
WHT
RED
SEE REMOTE
CONTROL CHART
TYPICAL REMOTE
SWITCHING DEVICE
FOR EXAMPLE,
L-854 RADIO
RCVR/CONTROLLER
COUNTERPOISE (NOTE 3)
PUR
SHIELD
CTRL VAC
L
M
H
(GND)
(CATH) BLU
(TRIG) BLK
(TRIG RTN) WHT
(ANODE) RED
CONNECTED AT FACTORY
(NOT REQ'D AT
FLASHHEAD IF
CO-MOUNTED)
NOTE 2
(TYPICAL)
INTENSITY REMOTE CONTROL CHART
RTN
CONTROL
NOTE 2 (TYPICAL)
1
2
3
TB1
PC 410/810
BLU
RED
POWER TO OTHER LIGHTS
NOTES 8, 9 & 10.
PN 6340 CABLE
(TYPICAL)
1. CTRL VAC, FUSED FOR 150W, MAY BE USED FOR REMOTE CONTROL AND/OR RADIO.
2. DENOTES GROUNDING ROD CONNECTION, GROUNDING TO COUNTERPOISE NOT RECOMMENDED.
3. BARE SOLID COPPER WIRE RECOMMENDED FOR COUNTERPOISE.
4. THIS EQUIPMENT IS PHASE SENSITIVE, THUS ALL UNITS MUST BE WIRED THE SAME WAY.
5. DENOTES A WIRE SPLICE CONNECTION.
6. WHEN LINE 2 IS NEUTRAL, F2 IS REPLACED BY A JUMPER.
7. TWO (2) #14 AWG CONDUCTORS (UNSHIELDED) TWISTED TOGETHER AT 6 TURNS PER FOOT.
8. 600V INSULATION RECOMMENDED FOR ALL INTERCONNECTION WIRES.
9. THIS DRAWING DEFINES MINIMUM SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS FOR WIRING AND MAY NOT MEET ALL APPLICABLE ELECTRICAL CODES.
10. THE SERVICE VOLTAGE, THE LENGTH OF THE WIRE RUN AND THE TOTAL LOAD (NUMBER OF LIGHTING UNITS) ARE FACTORS IN
DETERMINING CONDUCTOR SIZE. USE A VALUE OF 200 VOLT-AMPERES PER LIGHTING UNIT AND DO NOT PERMIT THE VOLTAGE
DROP DUE TO WIRE RESISTANCE TO EXCEED 5% AT ANY LIGHT. CONTROL UNITS (INTERNAL OR EXTERNAL) ADD LESS THAN
25W TO THE TOTAL LOAD. ALSO USE 200 VOLT-AMPERES PER LIGHT TO DETERMINE CIRCUIT BREAKER OR SLOW-ACTING FUSE
RATING AT THE SERVICE DISCONNECT BOX.
TO OTHER COUNTERPOISE
LIGHTS
AS REQD POWER
FOR
CONTROL
ODALS
NOTES 4, 6
F2
F1
TB1
PC 400/800
WHT
PUR
SHIELD
LINE 2
LINE 1
WHT
PUR
SHIELD
LINE 2
LINE 1
SHIELD
FH 800
FOR FTS 800
SYSTEMS
RED
BLK
LINE 2
LINE 1
FH 800
FOR FTS 800
SYSTEMS
CTRL VAC
ADDITIONAL LIGHTS FOR ODALS
BLK/WHT
RED/WHT
LINE 1
LINE 2
RED
BLU
BLK
WHT
PUR
SHIELD
NOTE 1
2-12
FTS 400/800-4
C O N NEC TED AT FAC TOR Y
PC 410 O R P C 810
TB2
TB1
C ON TR O L
R TN
F1
F2
1
2
3
4
ANODE
C ATH
T R IG
T R IG R T N
F T C 4 1 5 IN T E R N A L C O N T R O L L E R
RED
LINE 2
LINE 2
W H T /R E D
LINE 1
N
H M L
5 6 7 8 9 10
C B 2 01
B LK
TB201
K 20 3
CTRL VAC
W H T /B L K
GND
RED
B LU
BLK
W HT
TO
FLASHHEAD
PUR
S H IE L D
LINE 1
W IR E N U T S
1
2
3
4
5
6
C O U N T E R P O IS E
TO
OTHER
L IG H T IN G
U N IT S
N O TE:
ALLO W S M O D E CO N TR O L
B Y S E N S IN G C U R R E N T L E V E L S
N O TE:
R EFER TO ALL
A P P L IC A B L E N O T E S
IN T H E S Y S T E M
IN S T A L L A T IO N D R A W IN G S .
F T C 4 3 5 S E R IE S
C O N TR O LLE R
FTC 435
IN T E N S I T Y C O N T R O L
LO W
2
3
2
3
HIGH
VOLTAGE
1
MED
1
M ED
H IG H
LOW
T B1
OUT
IN
1 2 0 /2 4 0 V A C 6 0 H Z
L1
F R O M S E R V IC E
D IS C O N N E C T
L 2 /N E U T
S W IT C H
GND
RU N WA Y
LO O P
S E R IE S
CU R REN T
CONTROL
A UTO
4
TB2
S E R IE S
CURRENT
L IN E
T Y P IC A L L IN E IS O L A T IO N
L - 8 3 0 -1 T R A N S F O R M E R
S U P P L IE D B Y O T H E R S
810000211
Figure 2-10 Typical Wiring for FTS 410 or FTS 810 with FTC 435 Controller
FTS 400/800-4
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FT101
FLASHTUBE
T101
TRIGGER
TRANSFORMER
(SHIELD & GROUND) PUR
PUR
WHT
(TRIGGER RTN.) WHT
(TRIGGER) BLK
BLK
(CATHODE) BLU
(ANODE) RED
BLU
RED
RC101
CONNECTIONS TO
LIGHTING UNITS
810000212
Figure 2-11 FH 400 or FH 800 Internal Wiring
2-14
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FTS 400/800-4
400800IW
Figure 2-12 PC 400 & PC 800 Power Converter Internal Wiring
4A
3A
4
3
LINE 2
LINE 1
RED
RED
BLK
S1
NOTE 1
F2
VR1
F1
INTENSITY
VR2
6
5
4
3
2
CONTROL 1
11
BLK
WHT/ORN
NOTE 2
WHT/GRN
R3
NOTE 3
RED
BLK
TB1
BLK
4A
10
3A
RED
9
4
WHT
7
8
6
3
2
1
BLK
WHT/VIO
C4
WHT/VIO
TB3
G2
2 1
WHT/GRN
YEL
WHT/VIO
WHT/GRN
WHT/BRN
WHT/BLU
WHT/ORN
WHT/GRN
4. CAPACITOR BANK:
C1,2
C5,6
C7
HIGH
MED
LOW
PC 400
C7
C5
C1,2,6
PC 800
1. F2 IS REPLACED BY A JUMPER WHEN LINE 2 IS NEUTURAL.
2. JUMPER USED IN SLAVE UNITS ONLY.
3. ELAPSED TIME METER (OPTIONAL).
F2
S1
BLK
POWER
TRANSFORMER
G1
4
5
TIMING & TRIGGER
PCB1
3
2
1
WHT/BLU
TRIGGER 110VAC
WHT/VIO
24VAC
WHT/BRN
24VAC
YEL
YEL
WHT/GRN
YEL
YEL
10 11
9
8
7
6
BLK
CONTROL SIGNAL
T1
WHT/ORN
INTENSITY
RED
LOW MODE RELAY
YEL
HIGH MODE RELAY
2
1
5
6
8
3
BLU
HIGH
7
4
BLU
P2
P4
R1
R2
MED
WHT/GRN
2
1
5
6
7
8
P1
BLU
YEL
BLU
3
4
LOW
SEE
NOTE 4
P3
RED
ORN
K2
RED
LOW MODE
RELAY
RED
TB4 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
SEE
NOTE 4
ORN
ORN
INPUT WIRE CONNECTION
WHT/ORN
HV RECTIFIER
PCB2
AC
HIGH MODE
RELAY
WHT/GRN
GROUND
POWER
TRANSFORMER
5
WHT/RED
HV 2
120 VAC
RED
L2
YEL
FLASHCHOKE
WHT/RED
K1
HV 1
WHT/GRN
WHT/GRN
BLU
GROUND
TRIGGER SIGNAL
ORN
R4
HV 3
T3
QC2
BLU
QC1
G1
BLU
QC4
QC3
TRIGGER COUPLING
TRANSFORMER
N/C
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
GND
BLU
BLK
WHT
CATHODE
TRIGGER
TRIG RTN
SHIELD
PUR
RED
ANODE
TB2
3-7403-01U
FLASHHEAD
INTERLOCK
CONTROL
(IF USED)
WHT/BRN
WHT/GRN
RED
BLU
BLU
BLU
WHT/GRN
T1
BLU
BLU
-HV
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AC
RED
FTS 400/800-4
2-15
WHT/GRN
415-2IW
Figure 2-13 FTC 415 Controller Internal Wiring
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L2 OR
NEUTRAL
GND
L1
YEL
LINE
RED
CB2
LOAD
RED
BLK
BLK
WHT/RED
WHT/BLK
CB1
LOAD
CB201
LINE
BLK
HI
LOW
MED ORN
RED
(SIDE)
REMOTE
OFF
BLU
(CENTER)
BRN
F201
TO F2
TO F1
WHT/RED
L2
4
3
TB201 1
DENOTES WIRE NUT FOR INSTALLATION CONNECTIONS.
POWER
2
5
8
6
1
7
WHT/BLK
WHT/RED
K203
3. ISOLATED CONTACTS REQUIRED FOR REMOTE SWITCHING.
2.
1. LINE 2 MAY BE THE NEUTRAL FROM SERVICE FEEDER.
NOTES:
NOTE 1
NOTE 2
S201
BRN
POWER TO
OTHER LIGHTING
UNITS
F2
WHT/BLK
L1
WHT/RED
RED
RED
WHT/BLK
WHT
WHT
L2
N
CTRL
VAC
H
M
L
(NOTE 3)
REMOTE
L2/N
2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
24K
.5W
R201
BLU
F1
GRN
WHT
VIO
VIO
GND
RED
CHASSIS GND
WHT
CONNECTIONS
TO HOST UNIT
BLU
VI0
YEL
YEL
GRN
ORN
INT
RED
TB1-5
WHT
2-16
FTS 400/800-4
WHT
WHT
ORG
BLK
BLK
BLU
VIO
WHT
WHT
YEL
BLK
BLK
GRY
A
B
1
4
3
6
A
B
3
6
1
4
K202
MED
K201
HIGH
7
9
7
9
3-7355-01G
RED
GRY
RED
WHT
TB1
3
1
RED
4
2
ORN
11
9
8
7
10
BLK
BLU
BRN
6
5
4
3
POWER
TRANSFORMER
WHT/RED
T1
WHT/ORN
G1
VIO
3
1
GND
WHT/ORN
2
2
RED
1
PCB1
CURRENT SENSE
WHT/BRN
ORN
RUNAWAY
LOOP
SERIES
CURRENT
VIO
LOW 2
MED
3
BRN
1
BLU
2
WHT/RED
3
4
YEL
HIGH 4
GRY
GRY
YEL
YEL
ORN
ORN
RED
RED
ORN
CTRL VOLTS 1
AUTO
LOW
MED
HI
RED
TB2
GRY
BLK
5
RED
6
ORN
7
GRY
8
YEL
9
J1
PCB2
RELAY BOARD
3-7682-01REV E
S1
INTENSITY CONTROL
435IW
Figure 2-14 FTC 435 Series Controller Internal Wiring
FTS 400/800-4
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Section 3 — Maintenance and Troubleshooting
Safety
cloth or paper towels. A lens cleaning kit, Part Number 8630801, is available from FTCA. Contact Customer Service at 1-800-821-5825.
WARNING
Before proceeding—read warning on
Page iii.
Work safely, as follows:
1. Remove rings and watches before opening the equipment.
2. Shut off the equipment.
3. Remove the component or connect the test instruments.
4. Replace the component.
5. Turn on the power and test the system.
6. Turn off the power and disconnect the test equipment.
Preventive Maintenance
Storage
No special considerations are required for long-term storage of any major assembly, such as the power converter
or flashhead, or any internal component. Circuit boards,
when not installed in the equipment, should be kept in
antistatic bags or containers.
Diagnostic Testing
You can benefit by observing the behavior of the system
as a whole and each lighting unit in particular when carrying out these test procedures; the observations will be
useful for troubleshooting.
Carry out the following inspection and cleaning procedures at least once a year:
1. Verify that moisture has not accidentally entered the
equipment through gaskets or seals, or collected
inside as condensation.
2. Verify that all drain holes are clear.
3. Check terminal blocks and relays for evidence of corrosion and electrical arcing. Clean or replace any
component that shows evidence of high-voltage damage.
4. Check flashtube connections for signs of pitting or
arcing. Verify that anode and cathode connections are
firmly tightened.
5. Check all electrical connections for tightness and verify the absence of corrosion or electrical arcing.
6. Clean the outside surface of the FH 800 glass with
liquid detergent and water. Wipe it gently with a soft
cloth.
7. Clean the inside surface of the FH 400 lens with an
FTCA-approved professional plastic cleaner. Wipe
the lens with cheesecloth only. Do not use regular
FTS 400/800-4
NOTE
This equipment uses a method of master/slave control that enhances its operation as a system. This type of control
can sometimes cause misleading symptoms if one of the lighting units malfunctions. Thus, it may be necessary to
disconnect the interconnecting control
wire and to verify the operation of each
lighting unit independently to pinpoint
the cause of a problem.
Control Signal Evaluation
Refer to Figure 2-1. Note that, for each power converter,
a control line and its return line are connected to TB1-1
and TB1-3 respectively. The synchronization signal on
this line is a pulse. Therefore, it is difficult to evaluate
with a meter. Evaluating the control signal can be performed with a digital voltmeter that has an averaging
function. Or, you can use an analog volt-ohmmeter such
as the Triplett Model 630 set on the 3-volt scale. With
either meter, the pulses that may be present on the line
produce only momentary indications.
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However, to be aware of how your particular meter
responds to these signals, use the following information
to evaluate the response:
•
RFI on primary power wires could cause errors in
flash rate and intensity.
•
RFI on the control (master/slave) interconnecting
wire could cause a light to switch intensity.
Strong RFI could burn out circuit board components.
•
The low-intensity pulse is approximately 16 ms in
duration
•
•
•
The medium-intensity pulse is 33 ms in duration
Though the circuits reject or bypass RFI, FTCA cannot
guarantee complete immunity beforehand. After installation, it may be necessary to add external filters or use
other methods to reduce RFI entering the equipment.
The high-intensity pulse is 66 ms in duration
The longer pulse deflects the needle more than the shorter
pulse on an analog meter, or the longer pulse reads higher
than the shorter pulse on a digital meter with an averaging
function. Observe these signals with your meter and
record the meter readings for future reference.
For example, using the Triplett Model 630 set on the
3-volt scale (AC or DC), the high-intensity control pulse
deflects the needle 70-80% of full scale, the
medium-intensity control pulse deflects the needle 50%,
and the low-intensity control pulse deflects the needle
20-30%. On an analog meter, the needle must return to
zero between pulses. If it does not, signal interference
may be occurring, as described next; or, you system may
have RFI (radio frequency interference) problems as
described in Section RFI Problems.
If the entire system flashes at the wrong intensity or
exhibits any other abnormal flashing behavior affecting
all the lighting units, a control signal problem is indicated. Although the problem could originate at the controller or at the master unit, it could also be caused by any
of the slave units, because all lighting units communicate
bidirectionally in this type of master/slave system. A
problem of this type is isolated by disconnecting each
lighting unit from the control wire and examining its
behavior independently.
The following procedures describe how to isolate each
control problem to a single lighting unit or to the control
signal wire itself.
Control Line Interference
Electrical interference on the control line can introduce
system control problems. This can occur if the line is
open, shorted, or not a twisted pair. The condition of all
units responding correctly to the master and slave checkout procedures described above, but not when the control
wire is connected, indicates a control line problem. Sometimes, you can eliminate marginal interference by placing
a 1000 ohm resistor between the control line wires at the
master unit. Installing a shunt capacitor can also help, but
never exceed a value of 0.01 microfarads.
The control line has a ground return to interconnect the
unit. Chassis ground is the reference.
Power Phasing
Input power phasing must be consistent, as noted in Section Wiring on Page 2-2. If even one of the lights is
phased differently, none of the lights will switch to low
intensity. To isolate an out-of-phase light (or lights), set
the system control selector to LOW. Turn off all lights
except for the master unit (use interlock switches to
accomplish this) and verify that the master flashes at low
intensity. Now turn on the remaining lights one at a time
and observe the master unit as each one is turned on. If
the master unit changes intensity as any of the slave units
is turned on, reverse the input power phasing of that slave
unit (interchange L1 and L2 at the fuse block). Continue
this procedure with all the remaining lights.
RFI Problems
Master Unit Checkout P/N 2652318
The presence of radio frequency interference (RFI) can
cause a light to flash intermittently, at the wrong rate, or
at the wrong intensity. RFI can enter the light by any wire
to or from the unit. For example:
3-2
The master unit contains an internal controller or a control interface panel. Carry out the following steps on the
timing and trigger board.
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1. Temporarily disconnect the input control wire from
TB3-6 and the intensity control wire from TB3-7.
2. Apply power to the system and set the control switch
to any mode except REMOTE or OFF.
Verify the following response:
a. The LOW LED is not lit.
b. The HIGH LED is lit.
c. The SYNC LED blinks brightly.
d. The TRIG neon lamp glows.
e. The light flashes at high intensity.
9. If any LED response in steps 6 through 8 is not
exactly as described, replace the controller or interface panel, or both.
10. Before reconnecting the control wire at TB-6,
observe the flash intensity of the other (slave) beacons in the system. They should all be flashing at
LOW intensity. If not, there is a problem with one of
the lighting units or in the system control wire itself.
3. Place a temporary jumper from TB3-7 to TB3-10 (or
the chassis).
Verify the following responses:
a. The LOW LED is lit.
b. The HIGH LED is not lit.
c. The SYNC LED blinks dimly.
d. The TRIG neon lamp glows.
e. The light flashes at LOW intensity.
4. Remove the jumper placed in step 3. Place temporary
jumper from TB3-10 (or the chassis) to test point TP8
on the board. Do not confuse TP8 on the board with
terminal 8 on the terminal block (please refer to Figure 3-1).
Verify the following responses:
a. The HIGH LED is not lit.
b. The LOW LED is not lit.
c. The SYNC LED blinks.
d. The TRIG neon lamp glows.
e. The light flashes at MEDIUM intensity.
f. Remove the jumper between TP8 and
TB3-10 (or the chassis).
5. If any LED response in items A to C of steps 2, 3, and
4 above is not exactly as described replace the timing
and trigger board. Replace relay K1 or K2 if LED
responses are correct but the light flashes at the
wrong intensity.
6. Reconnect the intensity control wire to TB3-7, while
leaving the system control wire disconnected from
TB3-6. Set the control switch to LOW and verify that
responses are identical to those in step 3.
7. Set the control switch to MED and verify that
responses are identical to those in step 4.
FTS 400/800-4
8. Set the control switch to HIGH and verify that
responses are identical to those in step 2.
11. Reconnect the control wire to TB-6. Repeat steps 6
through 8 and verify that all lights flash properly. If
any response is not as described, proceed to verify the
operation of each slave unit.
Slave Unit Checkout
A slave unit is one that does not contain an internal controller or control interface panel. Carry out the following
steps on the timing and trigger board of any slave unit.
Refer to Figure 3-1.
1. Temporarily disconnect the input control wire from
TB3-6 and the intensity control wire from TB3-7.
2. Apply power to the system and at the master unit controller, set the control switch to any mode except
REMOTE or OFF.
Verify the following responses at the slave unit:
a. The LOW LED is not lit.
b. The HIGH LED is lit.
c. The SYNC LED blinks brightly.
d. The TRIG neon lamp glows.
e. The light flashes at HIGH intensity.
3. Placed a temporary jumper from TB3-10 (or the chassis) to test point TP8 on the board. Do not confuse
TP8 on the board with Terminal 8 on the terminal
block. (Please refer to Figure 3-1).
Verify the following responses:
a. The HIGH LED is not lit.
b. The LOW LED is not lit.
c. The SYNC LED blinks.
d. The TRIG neon lamp flashes.
e. The light flashes at MEDIUM intensity.
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4. Remove the jumper placed in step 3. Reconnect the
intensity control wire removed from TB3-7.
Verify the following responses:
a. The LOW LED is lit.
b. The HIGH LED is not lit.
c. The SYNC LED blinks brightly.
d. The TRIG neon lamp glows.
e. The light flashes at LOW intensity.
5. If any LED response in items 1 through 4 of steps 2,
3, and 4 above is not exactly as described, replace the
timing and trigger board. Replace relay K1 or K2 if
LED responses are correct but the light flashes at the
wrong intensity.
6. Restore the input control wire to TB3-6.
Master Unit Checkout P/N 2904413
The master unit contains an internal controller or a control interface panel. Carry out the following steps on the
timing and trigger board.
1. Temporarily disconnect the input control wire from
TB3-6 and the intensity control wire from TB3-7.
2. Apply power to the system and set the control switch
to any mode except REMOTE or OFF.
Verify the following response:
a. The NITE LED is not lit.
b. The DAY LED is lit.
c. The TWI LED is not lit.
d. The SYNC LED blinks brightly.
e. The TRIG neon lamp glows.
f. The light flashes at high intensity.
Verify the following responses:
a. The DAY LED is not lit.
b. The NITE LED is not lit.
c. The TWI LED is lit.
d. The SYNC LED blinks.
e. The TRIG neon lamp glows.
f. The light flashes at MEDIUM intensity.
g. Remove the jumper between TP1 and TP5.
5. If any LED response in items A to C of steps 2, 3, and
4 above is not exactly as described replace the timing
and trigger board. Replace relay K1 or K2 if LED
responses are correct but the light flashes at the
wrong intensity.
6. Reconnect the intensity control wire to TB3-7, while
leaving the system control wire disconnected from
TB3-6. Set the control switch to LOW and verify that
responses are identical to those in step 3.
7. Set the control switch to MED and verify that
responses are identical to those in step 4.
8. Set the control switch to HIGH and verify that
responses are identical to those in step 2.
9. If any LED response in steps 6 through 8 is not
exactly as described, replace the controller or interface panel, or both.
3. Place a temporary jumper from TB3-7 to TB3-10 (or
the chassis).
Verify the following responses:
a. The NITE LED is lit.
b. The DAY LED is not lit.
c. The Twi LED is not lit.
d. The SYNC LED blinks dimly.
e. The TRIG neon lamp glows.
f. The light flashes at LOW intensity.
4. Remove the jumper placed in step 3. Place temporary
jumper from test point TP1 to test point TP5 on the
3-4
board. Do not confuse TP1,5 on the board with terminal 1,5 on the terminal block (please refer to Figure
3-2).
10. Before reconnecting the control wire at TB-6,
observe the flash intensity of the other (slave) beacons in the system. They should all be flashing at
LOW intensity. If not, there is a problem with one of
the lighting units or in the system control wire itself.
11. Reconnect the control wire to TB-6. Repeat steps 6
through 8 and verify that all lights flash properly. If
any response is not as described, proceed to verify the
operation of each slave unit.
Slave Unit Checkout P/N 2904413
A slave unit is one that does not contain an internal controller or control interface panel. Carry out the following
steps on the timing and trigger board of any slave unit.
Refer to Figure 3-2.
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1. Temporarily disconnect the input control wire from
TB3-6 and the intensity control wire from TB3-7.
Troubleshooting
2. Apply power to the system and at the master unit controller, set the control switch to any mode except
REMOTE or OFF.
Accurately observe the system’s operating behavior. This
often leads directly to the cause of a problem. The diagnostic procedures in this subsection are divided into the
two following categories:
Verify the following responses at the slave unit:
a. The NITE LED is not lit.
•
System-level malfunctions, where all lighting units
exhibit the same abnormal behavior
•
Symptoms applying to one or more individual lighting units, but not to all of them
b. The DAY LED is lit.
c. The TWI LED is not lit.
d. The SYNC LED blinks brightly.
e. The TRIG neon lamp glows.
f.
The light flashes at HIGH intensity.
3. Placed a temporary jumper from TP1 to test point
TP5 on the board. Do not confuse TP1,5 on the board
with Terminal 1,5 on the terminal block. (Please refer
to Figure 3-2).
Verify the following responses:
System Level Problems
Table 3-1 identifies symptoms affecting all lighting units
in the same way. Use it to determine possible causes.
Individual Light Problems
Use Table 3-2 to identify problems that apply to a particular lighting unit only and to determine possible causes.
a. The DAY LED is not lit.
b. The NITE LED is not lit.
c. The TWI LED is lit.
d. The SYNC LED blinks.
e. The TRIG neon lamp flashes.
f.
The light flashes at MEDIUM intensity.
4. Remove the jumper placed in step 3. Reconnect the
intensity control wire removed from TB3-7.
Verify the following responses:
a. The NITE LED is lit.
b. The DAY LED is not lit.
c. The TWI LED is not lit.
All neon lights out on the HV rectifier board indicates the
absence of HV. All LED lights out on the timing and trigger board indicates the absence of LV.
d. The SYNC LED blinks brightly.
e. The TRIG neon lamp glows.
f.
The entries listed in Table 3-2 are numbered in the order
of their likely occurrence. For example, assume that one
of the lights does not flash in any mode (low, medium, or
high) and the high voltage (HV) indicators are not lit.
However, mode relays operate and circuit board LEDs are
lit, which indicates the presence of low voltage (LV). The
symptom best describing this condition is No No No No
Ok. This symptom has four causes listed in sequence. The
HV Rectifier Board is the most likely and the first cause
listed. The Power Transformer is the next likely cause and
second one listed. In this way, the causes follow in the
sequence of their likelihood of occurrence.
The light flashes at LOW intensity.
5. If any LED response in items 1 through 4 of steps 2,
3, and 4 above is not exactly as described, replace the
timing and trigger board. Replace relay K1 or K2 if
LED responses are correct but the light flashes at the
wrong intensity.
After determining that the problem’s cause is a specific
component, refer to the procedure for testing the component in Section Component Testing. If the component is
faulty, replace it according to the appropriate component
replacement procedure in Section Component Removal
and Replacement
6. Restore the input control wire to TB3-6.
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Table 3-1 System-Level Troubleshooting
Flash Conditions
Component or Condition
Notes
No
Circuit Breaker CB201/202 or CB301/302
Note 2
No
No
Remote Control Fuse F201 or F301
Note 1,
Note 2
OK
Bright
Bright
High Mode Relay K201 or Low Mode Relay K202
Note 3
Weak
Ok
Ok
High Mode Relay K201
Note 3
Weak
Weak
Ok
Low Mode Relay K202
Note 3
Ok
Ok
Bright
Phase error
Note 5
Control line not a twisted pair
Note 4
High
Medium
Low
No
No
No
Erratic flashing in all modes
Notes:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
3-6
Flashes properly when you set the master switch to low, medium, or high but does not flash
when you set the switch to remote.
300-series components are associated with an external (remote) control panel; 200-series
components are associated with an internal control panel. A system may have either 200
series or 300 series components, but not both.
a.) Check relay contacts for dirt or corrosion.
b.) Check relay for normal energizing operation (verify that the relay pulls in).
A twist of 6 turns per foot is recommended.
Refer to Section Power Phasing on Page 3-2
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Table 3-2 Lighting Unit Troubleshooting
Other
Conditions
Flash Conditions
Component Or Condition
High
Medium
Low
HV
LV
No
No
No
No
No
Primary Fuse F1, F2
Interlock Switch S1
No
No
No
No
No
Primary Suppressor Asm. VR1
Power Transformer T1
Timing and Trigger Board PCB1
No
No
No
No
Ok
HV Rectifier Board PCB2
Power Transformer T1
Main Capacitor Bank C1, C2
Flashhead Cable
No
No
No
Ok
No
Timing and Trigger Board PCB1
Power Transformer T1
No
No
No
Ok
Ok
Flashtube FT101
HV Rectifier Board PCB2
Trigger Transformer T101
Power Transformer T1
Flashhead Cable
Main Capacitor Bank C1, C2
No
No
Ok
Ok
Ok
Main Capacitor Bank C1, C2
HV Rectifier Board PCB2
Ok
Ok
No
Ok
Ok
Low Mode Capacitor C3
HV Rectifier Board PCB2
Low Mode Relay K2
Weak
Weak
Ok
Ok
Ok
Low Mode Relay K2
Timing and Trigger Board PCB1
Ok
Bright
Ok
Ok
Ok
HV Rectifier Board PCB2
Skips
Ok
Ok
Ok
Ok
Tuning Capacitor C4
Ok
Trigger Arcing
Flashtube FT101
Trigger Transformer T101
Coupling Transformer T3
Skips
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Skips
Skips
Ok
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Notes
Fuses blow when
replaced or circuit
breaker trips
3-7
81000052
Figure 3-1 PCB1 Timing and Trigger Board Pictorial
3-8
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Figure 3-2 PCB1 Timming and Trigger Board P/N 2904413
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Component Testing
Do Not Depend on Interlocks
The following procedures describe how to check most of
the major electrical components. Always make resistance
measurements with the power turned off. Voltage measurements require power to be on; however, perform all
preliminary steps such as connecting test leads or circuit
jumpers, or disconnecting existing circuit connections,
with the power turned off and storage capacitors discharged.
Capacitors (C1, C2, C3)
Test capacitors with an ohmmeter capable of measuring
one megohm or greater, using the procedure described
following.
Resistance measured between the terminals of a fully discharged capacitor is initially zero and increases steadily
with time if you leave the ohmmeter leads across the terminals. Eventually, an open circuit condition occurs. The
time it takes for the complete transition from zero to maximum depends on the total amount of capacitance. A
capacitor disconnected from other circuitry is defective if
it does not exhibit this behavior. Manually discharge the
capacitor before repeating this measurement. This procedure may not detect a failure that occurs at high voltage
only. Please note that the final measured resistance across
C1 is limited to 100K ohms unless you disconnect the
safety bleed resistor R1.
Never depend on interlocks alone to
remove unsafe voltages. Always check
circuits with a voltmeter. Under no circumstances remove or alter any safety
interlock
A visual inspection tells you little about the working condition or performance of a flashtube. A darkened envelope does not necessarily mean the light output is
unacceptable. Do not replace the flashtube until you rule
out other causes, such as a lack of discharge potential or
triggering pulses.
Relays (K1, K2)
A malfunctioning relay may have faulty contacts, a sticky
mechanism, or a defective coil. You may determine the
first two possibilities by inspection and by manually exercising the armature. Perform the following resistance
measurement to confirm a defective coil:
1. Remove the PCB1.
2. Measure coil resistance between TB3-7 and the chassis to test Low Mode Relay K2.
3. Measure coil resistance between TB3-8 and the chassis to test High Mode Relay K1.
The measured coil resistance in either case should be
approximately 290 ohms.
High Voltage Rectifier Board(PCB2)
Replace PCB2 with one known to be in good condition.
Flashtube (FT101)
High Voltage Transformer (T1)
PERSONNEL HAZARD WARNING
NOTE
Protect yourself — always turn off the
input (primary) power and wait for one
minute for storage capacitors to drain
their charge. Capacitors may be manually discharged by placing a resistance
(25 Watts, 10,000 ohms or greater)
between their terminals. Then check
between the red and blue wires on TB2
with a voltmeter for any residual charge
before touching any circuit element or
component.
3-10
To test this transformer, first remove (PCB1) and (PCB2).
Apply power to the unit and measure secondary winding
voltages at the terminals indicated.
Table 3-3 High Voltage Transformer (T1)
Voltages
Terminals
Voltage Range
TB4-3 to TB4-11
900-1050 volts AC*
TB3-1 to chassis
100-120 volts AC
TB3-2 to TB3-1
22-26 volts AC
* If this AC voltage is substantially below the specified
minimum value, check tuning capacitor C4.
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Trigger Coupling Transformer (T3)
High Voltage Transformer (T1)
Visually observe the transformer for damage. Check the
transformer for open windings by measuring the primary
and secondary windings with an ohmmeter. An open
winding indicates infinite ohms on the ohmmeter. A normal winding should indicate less than 200 ohms.
Removal
1. Disconnect wires leading to the transformer
2. Remove four screws holding the transformer to the
rear of the chassis and remove the transformer from
the chassis.
Timing and Trigger Board (PCB1)
Replacement
Reverse the removal procedure. Verify that wiring agrees
with Figure 2-12.
Replace this circuit board with one known to be in good
condition. You may use temporarily a general purpose
spare board, PN 2652318 or PN 2904413. It exercises all
functions of the lighting unit but flashing does not occur
in the correct sequence. The spare PN 2652318 or
PN2904413 board must be programmed as instructed in
the Timing and Trigger Board replacement procedure following if it is to replace the original circuit board.
NOTE
The PN 2652318 board does not function normally until you program it for one
of the lighting units. Snip out the diodes
on the replacement board to match
those in the board that you are replacing. For PN 2904413 see section 5. for
the programming procedure
Trigger Coupling Transformer (T3)
Removal
1. Disconnect the Faston connectors. Note the wire
directions at the top of the primary and secondary
coils.
2. Remove the two 4-40 x 2" phillips head screws holding the transformer assembly to the bracket.
3. Remove the transformer.
Bleed Resistor (R1)
Replacement
1. Reinstall the windings in the directions noted in Step
1 of Removal. Ensure that the wires have the same
orientation.
2. Reattach the electrical wires. Verify that wiring
agrees with Figure 2-12.
The total measured resistance of the bleed circuit should
be 85,000 ohms.
Timing and Trigger Board (PCB1)
Interlock Switch (S1)
Try adjusting the switch bracket. The switch should
clearly read zero ohms when it is closed and infinite ohms
when it is open.
Component Removal and
Replacement
This section contains instructions for removal and
replacement of most major replaceable components.
Refer to Section 4 for parts lists and locations, and component location diagrams for assembly and disassembly.
Refer to Section 2 for installation and internal wiring.
Figure 2-11 shows a wiring diagram for the flashheads.
Internal wiring for the power converters is shown in Figure 2-12.
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Removal
1. Loosen, but do not remove, all eleven screws holding
the circuit board to TB3.
2. Loosen, but do not remove, the screws at the top that
hold the board to the front of the chassis and lift the
board from TB3.
Replacement
1. If you are replacing the PCB1 with a spare (PN
2652318 or PN 2904413), you must program the
spare to initiate flashing in the proper sequence. For
PN 2652318 program it by removing diodes from
PCB1 for a specific lighting position by snipping out
the appropriate diodes to match exactly those that are
removed in the board you are replacing. Do not program the spare board until you are certain that you
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want to use it in a particular position. For PN
2904413 see section 5.
2. Perform steps 1 and 2 of the Removal procedure in
the reverse order.
HV Rectifier Board (PCB2)
Removal
1. Loosen, but do not remove, all eleven screws holding
the circuit board to TB4.
2. Loosen, but do not remove, the screws at the top that
hold the board to the front of the chassis and lift the
board from TB4.
Replacement
Reverse the Removal procedure.
3-12
Capacitors
Removal
1. Disconnect the wires leading to the capacitors.
2. Remove the hold-down screws. Lift capacitors from
their receiving holes and away from the chassis.
Replacement
1. Insert capacitors into their respective receiving holes.
2. Replace hold-down screws to secure capacitors to the
chassis.
3. Reconnect wires to capacitors and verify that wiring
is an accordance with Figure 2-12.
Wires must be replaced exactly as removed. In some
instances, a quick-connect wire terminal does not seat
properly if it is not placed on the terminal cluster
exactly as it was before removal. Sometimes the insulation on the wire terminal interferes with the insulation surrounding the terminal cluster on the capacitor.
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Section 4 — Replaceable & Spare Parts
Customer Service
Flashhead Parts
Customer Service:
1-800-821-5825
Telephone:
(615) 261-2000
Facsimile:
(615) 261-2600
Shipping Address:
Flash Technology Corporation of America
332 Nichol Mill Lane
Franklin, TN, 37067
Table 4-4 lists the major replaceable parts for the FH 400
Flashhead and the FH 800 Flashhead.
Ordering Parts
To order spare or replacement parts, contact FTCA customer service at 1-800-821-5825.
Power Converter Parts
Table 4-1 lists the major replaceable parts for the power
converter.
Internal Controller Parts
Table 4-2 lists the major replaceable parts for the FTC
415 Internal Controller.
Series Controller Parts
Table 4-3 lists the major replaceable parts for the FTC
435 Series Controller.
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Returning Equipment
Before returning equipment, call Customer Service at
1-800-821-5825 for a Return Material Authorization
(RMA) number.
Repackaging
Return equipment in a container that provides maximum
protection during shipping and handling. If the original
cartons and packaging material are no longer available,
package the units as follows:
Ship and package the power converter in an upright position; that is, with the feet downward. Pad the unit so that
the feet cannot penetrate the box during shipment. Box
each unit separately using a double thickness cardboard
container and adequate padding. Do not drop. Use appropriate warning labels on the outside of the container.
If you send the flashhead separately, package it in any
reasonable, strong, corrugated cardboard box with
enough firm padding surrounding the flashhead to prevent damage.
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Table 4-1 Power Converter Major Replaceable Parts
Unit
Description
Part
Number
Quantity
All
Enclosure
3727901
1
All
Spacer, Ceramic
5900842
2
All
R1, Resistor, 35K, Bleed
6900541
1
All
R2, Resistor, 50K, Bleed
6900542
1
All
T1, Transformer, Power:
120VAC
230/240VAC 60hz
230/240VAC 50hz
8841201
8841202
8842901
1
1
1
All
K1/K2, Relay, Mode
8900494†
2
All
L2, Choke, Flash
4175200
1
All
T3, Transformer, Trigger Coupling
8336710
1
All
TB2 Terminal Strip, 8-position
8721008
1
All
PCB2, HV Rectifier Board
2458002†
1
All
R4, Resistor
8435212
1
All
Terminal Strip, 11-position
8721011
2
PCB1, Timing and Trigger Board, unprogrammed
OR
2652318†
2904413†
1
1
All
F1/F2, Fuse, Power
4900342
2
All
VR1, Suppressor
6901081
1
All
VR2, Suppressor
6901079
1
All
TB1, Terminal Strip, 6-position
8721006
1
All
R3, Resistor, Buffer
8435211
1
All
Interlock Switch
4901220
1
PC800
C1, 20 mfd. capacitor
6731401
1
PC800
C2, 70 mfd. capacitor
6720401
1
PC800
C4, 3 mfd. capacitor
6577903
1
PC800
C5, C 6, 15 mfd. capacitor
6731301
2
PC800
C7, 5 mfd. capacitor
6731101
1
PC400
C1, 20 mfd. capacitor
6731401
1
PC400
C2, 40 mfd. capacitor
6386503
1
PC400
C4, 3 mfd. capacitor
6577903
1
PC400
C5, C6 15 mfd. capacitor
6731301
2
PC400
C7, 8 mfd. capacitor
3731201
1
Optional
ETM Elapsed Time Meter
1749201
1
Optional
K3 Flash Monitor Module
1851001
1
All
†
4-2
Recommended as a spare part. NOTE: Program the spare board (PN 2652318) by removing the diodes in the
spare to match exactly those that are removed in the PCB1 board that you are replacing. See section 5. for programming PN 2904413.
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S1
C4
C2
C1
G2
R1
C5 C6
C7
R2
T3
L2
K2
T1
K1
REAR VIEW
VR2
ELAPSED TIME METER (OPTIONAL)
ETM
1
2
3
R3
4
5
6
TB1
PCB1
F1
PCB2
F2
TB2
R4
1 2
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
TB3
9
10 11
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
3 4 5 6 7 8
10 11
TB4
G1
FRONT VIEW
END VIEW
3-7403-01S
81000041
Figure 4-1 PC 400 and PC 800 Power Converter Component Locations
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Table 4-2 FTC 415 Controller Parts
†
Description
Part Number
Quantity
Relay: K203< Power
120VAC
230/240VAC
8900493†
4900495†
1
1
Relay: K201 & K202, Mode
120VAC
230/240VAC
4900501†
4901762†
2
2
S201 Rotary Switch
4900893
1
F201 Fuse
4900342
1
Fuse Holder
4900377
1
TB201 Terminal Strip, 11-position
8721011
1
Suppressor:
120VAC
230/240VAC
6901079
6901081
1
1
Resistor
8435210
1
CB1 Circuit Breaker
4900120
1
Recommended as a spare part.
K201
K202
MED
HIGH
RELAY
RELAY
F201
S201
K203
POWER RELAY
CB1
REMOTE
POWER
OFF
OFF
2
3
4
5
6
CTRL HI
M
LO
MODE
N
FTC 415
LOW
FUSE
OFF
TB201
1
REMOTE
MED
HIGH
3-7355-01G
81000044
Figure 4-2 FTC 415 Controller Component Locations
4-4
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Table 4-3 FTC 435 Controller Parts
Description
Part Number
Quantity
PCB, Current Sense Board
2760702
1
PCB, Relay Board
2767902
1
Enclosure
3714800
1
Transformer
4734500
1
Switch, Rotary
4900892
1
Terminal Strip, TB1, 3-position
4902157
1
Terminal Strip, TB2, 4-position
4902073
1
Terminal Strip, 11-position
8721011
1
PCB RELAY BOARD
TRANSFORMER
ENCLOSURE
INTENSITY CONTROL
LOW
AUTO
MED
HIGH
ROTARY SWITCH
TB1
TB2
PCB CURRENT SENSE BOARD
TERMINAL STRIP, 11-POSITION
81000045
Figure 4-3 FTC 435 Series Controller Component Locations
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Table 4-4 FH 400 and FH 800 Flashhead Major Replaceable Parts
†
4-6
Flashhead
Description
Part No.
Quantity
FH 400
Lens
8743701
1
FH 400
Trigger Transformer
8288201
1
FH 400
Clamp, Lens
3893201
3
FH 400
Spacer, Ceramic
5900844
4
FH 400
RC Network RC101
1403411
1
FH 400
Flashtube FT 101
8384329†
1
FH 400
Terminal Screw Lug
3379102
3
FH 400
Spacer, Ceramic
5900842
4
FH 800
Flashtube FT101
8901701†
1
FH 800
RC Network RC101
1403411
1
FH 800
Trigger Transformer
8288201
1
FH 800
Post, Ceramic
5900842
4
FH 800
Retaining Bezel
3735202
3
Recommended as a spare part.
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RC NETWORK
RED DOT
BLUE
CONNECTING
WIRE
PUR
WHT
BLK
BLU
RED
CONNECTING
WIRE
RED
SMALL BLUE
SECONDARY WIRE
FROM TRIGGER
TRANSFORMER
WHITE TRIGGER
SECONDARY
WIRE FROM
TRIGGER
TRANSFORMER
FLASH HEAD
CABLE
WIRES
BLUE
WIRES
CONNECTED
TO FASTONS
ON PRIMARY COIL
OF TRANSFORMER
RED
BLUE
BLACK
WHITE
PURPLE AND GROUND
LENS
LENS CLAMP (3 PIECES)
FLASHTUBE
CERAMIC
POSTS
RC NETWORK
WHITE TRIGGER
SECONDARY WIRE
FASTONS
CERAMIC POSTS
BLUE SECONDARY
WIRE
RED
DOT
TRIGGER
TRANSFORMER
BLUE
WIRES
WITH
FASTONS
81000046
Figure 4-4 FH 400 Flashhead Component Locations
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BLUE WIRE TO FLASHTUBE
RED WIRE TO FLASHTUBE
WHITE
RED
RC NETWORK
BLUE
MOUNTING
NUT
BLUE
SECONDARY
WIRE
REAR VIEW OF
FLASHTUBE CONNECTIONS
BLUE
WIRES
BLUE
WIRE
BLUE
FASTONS
GROUND
AND
MOUNTING
NUT
PRIMARY
SECONDARY
WHITE
WIRE TO
FLASHTUBE
PURPLE WIRE
GROUND WIRE
BLUE WIRE
BLACK WIRE
RED WIRE
WHITE WIRE
MOUNTING
NUT
NOTE:
1. WHEN INSTALLING THE FLASHTUBE
IN THE HOUSING, ALIGN THE
RAISED ARROW ON THE FLASHTUBE
FACE WITH THE STUD ON THE
RIM OF THE HOUSING.
RC NETWORK
STUD
RAISED ARROW
ON FLASHTUBE
FACE
FLASHTUBE
TRIGGER
TRANSFORMER
STUD HOLE
CERAMIC POSTS
BEZEL
81000047
Figure 4-5 FH 800 Flashhead Component Locations
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Section 5 — Programming T&T Board P/N 2904413
Connecting the Handheld
Table 5-1 shows the connector pin assignments for the
handheld. The receive and transmit directions shown in
the table are with respect to the handheld. The DB9 connector is located at the top of the handheld programmer.
Table 5-1 Pin Assignments
DB9 Female
3
6
2
1
9
5
EIA-232 Function
Receive +receive
No connection
-receive
Transmit +transmit
No connection
-transmit
Power
Ground
Figure 5-1 FIGURE 5-1 Handheld Programmer
Using the Programmer
A 9-pin RS-232 cable is used to connect the handheld to
the 9044-01 controller board at connector J2 (9 pin Male
connector). Power and ground is provided by this connector.
The same connector J2 on the 9044-01 is also used to
connect a computer serial port for the enhanced user
interface. This interface is used to set parameters, run production and vendor tests and display general operating
information.
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The programmer has a four line LCD display and 24 keys
as shown in fig. 5.1.
The following is a general discussion of how the programmer works. See Parameters under the SETUP section below for more details.
In the discussions to follow the 4 line LCD display will be
represented as shown:
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F2: Enters the information menu, used to show a limited
amount of useful operating info.
L1: **********
F3: Causes the 9044-01 to perform the short test.
L2: **********
F4: Enters the mode change menu, used to manually
change the operating mode (HIGH, MED, and LOW).
Note: For PN 2904413 DAY equals HIGH, TWI equals
MED and NITE equals LOW intensity
L3: **********
L4: **********
All the messages displayed on the LCD will be in capital
letters.
The display does not show the L1: etc. this is used to represent line 1, 2, 3 and 4 on the LCD.
Once the handheld programmer is connected to the
9044-01 and power is applied the 9044-01 will automatically recognize that the terminal is connected to it and
will display the sign on message . Only terminals provided by Flash Technology will work with the 9044-01.
The general format of the sign on message is:
Note: The handheld terminal will return to the sign on
message from any other menu if no key is pressed within
two minutes. The 9044-01 does this to take the serial port
out of the handheld terminal mode if the terminal has
been removed to allow the serial port to be used for the
enhanced user interface. This means that if you remove
the handheld terminal and connect a computer to use the
enhanced interface you must wait at most two minutes
before pressing any key on the computer. You can cycle
the power to the 9044-01 for faster access to the computer
interface.
SETUP
The setup menu has the following format:
L1: FLASH TECHNOLOGY
L1: SETUP
L2: BOARD 5978
L2: 0-1-1
L3: (Blank or further information)
L3:
L4: ENTER TO CONTINUE
L4: OK
Once enter is pressed the first menu is displayed as follows:
L1: PRESS A FUNC KEY
L2: F1. SETUP F2. INFO
NEXT BACK
EXIT
The first line displays the current menu. The second line
displays the current setup. The numbers correspond to the
selected parameters. The third line is blank. The fourth
line displays what functions the keys F1 thru F4 will perform if pressed; the words are spaced to be over the corresponding function key. So, to move to the next menu you
would press F2 (NEXT).
L3: F3. SHORTTEST
F1: OK- is used to enter data.
L4: F4. MODE CHANGE
F2: NEXT- moves to the next item.
To continue further a function key must be pressed. The
function keys are on the top row of the terminal. See fig.
5.1.
F3: BACK- moves to the previous item.
F4: EXIT- exits the setup menu.
F1: Enters the setup menus, used to configure the
9044-01.
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Parameters
L4: OK
Pressing the NEXT or BACK function key from the
SETUP menu takes you to the parameters. The general
format is:
Then press 1 for the 400 series or 5 for the 800 series and
press F1 (OK)
NEXT BACK
EXIT
L2: SYSTEM
Flicks default to single and generally do not need to be
changed. To change the flicks press NEXT until the LCD
shows:
L3: 0- Bec. 1- Air. 2- Hel
L1: SETUP
L1: SETUP
L4: OK
NEXT BACK
L2: FLICKS
EXIT
The currently selected option will have the cursor under
it. For example:
L3: 0-Single 1-Double
L4: OK
0-Bec 1-Air 2-Hel shows that the currently selected
option for the parameter is zero (0) which in this case
means Omni Beacon.
If the board your are configuring is not in the Airport
mode press 1 and press F1 (OK). **Note: Even if your
board is configured for Airport mode you will need to
press 1 and F1 to change the light number.**
INFO
The info menu has the following format:
L2: AIRPORT # 1
L3:
L3: Enter Light #
L4:
NEXT BACK
INFO
L2: BOARD 5978
L1: SETUP
L4: OK
EXIT
Then press 0 or 1 and press F1 (OK) to change it. Note
that 0-Single is the default and the standard.
L1:
The display will change to:
NEXT BACK
EXIT
Press the number keys to select the light number you wish
this board to be and then press F1 (OK). The Airport
number displayed will change. When you are done press
NEXT or BACK.
NEXT BACK
EXIT
This menu is used to show a limited amount of information about the current 9044-01 operation and configuration.
To change the Flash rate press NEXT until the LCD
shows: NOTE: Valid flash rates are 60fpm for 400 series
lights and 120 fpm for 800 series lights.
The first line displays the current menu. The second and
third lines display board information. The fourth line displays what functions the keys F2 thru F4 will perform if
pressed; the words are spaced to be over the corresponding function key. So, to move to the next item you would
press F2 (NEXT).
L1: SETUP
F2: NEXT- moves to the next item.
L2: FPM 1-60 2-30
F3: BACK- moves to the previous item.
L3: 3-20 4-100 5-120
F4: EXIT- exits the setup menu.
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Items like energy, trigger voltage, flash rate and operating
mode are displayed.
F1: HIGH- Changes the intensity to DAY/HIGH.
F2: MED- Changes the intensity to TWI/MED.
F3: LOW- Changes the intensity to NITE/LOW.
MODE CHANGE
The mode change menu has the following format:
L1:
F4: EXIT- exits the mode change menu and returns the
mode to automatic.
MODE CONTROL
L2: CURRENT DAY/HIGH
L3:
This menu item is used to manually change the operating
modes and functions just like the test jumpers on the
board.
L4: HIGH MED LOW EXIT
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INDEX
A
Access 2-1
FH 400 flashhead 2-1
FH 800 flashhead 2-1
power converter 2-1
ALS
figure
basic configuration 2-5
FTS 400
basic description 1-1
FTS 800
basic description 1-1
light alignment 1-1
B
Bleed resistor testing 3-11
C
Capacitor
removal 3-12
testing 3-10
Checklist
installation 2-2
Checkout
master unit 3-2
slave unit 3-3, 3-4
CI 425 control interface
part location figure 4-4
Comounted unit
mounting and outline figure
PC 400 2-10
PC 800 2-11
Component
removal and replacement 3-11
testing 3-10
Configuration
figure
basic
ALS 2-5
REIL 2-4
Control line interference 3-2
Control signal evaluation 3-1
Controls
figure
FTC 435 series controller 1-4
FTC 435 system controller
FTS 400/800-4
current sense board 1-4
Controls and indicators 1-2
figure
FTC 415 system controller 1-3
table
FTC 415 system controller 1-3
Customer service 4-1
D
Diagnostic testing 3-1
E
Elapsed time meter 1-2
Equipment
returning 4-1
storage 3-1
F
FH 400 flashhead
access 2-1
basic description 1-1
figure
mounting and outline 2-7
part location figure 4-7
parts table 4-6
FH 800 flashhead
access 2-1
basic description 1-1
figure
mounting and outline 2-8
part location 4-8
parts table 4-6
Flash monitor 1-2
Flashhead
figure
internal wiring 2-14
mounting and outline
FH 400 2-7
FH 800 2-8
mounting check 2-3
wiring check 2-3
Flashtube
testing 3-10
FTC 415
figure
system controller
internal wiring 2-16
FTC 415 system controller
controls and indicators figure 1-3
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controls and indicators table 1-3
figure
part location 4-4
parts table 4-4
FTC 435
figure
system controller
internal wiring 2-17
FTC 435 system controller
basic description 1-2
figure
controls 1-4
current sense board 1-4
mounting and outline 2-9
part location figure 4-5
parts table 4-5
setup 1-4
FTS 400
basic description 1-1
FTS 800
basic description 1-1
switch testing 3-11
L
Light problems
individual 3-5
Location
figure
CI 425 control interface parts 4-4
FH 400 flashhead parts 4-7
FH 800 flashhead parts 4-8
FTC 415 system controller parts 4-4
FTC 435 system controller parts 4-5
power converter parts 4-3
M
Maintenance
preventive 3-1
Master unit checkout 3-2
Meter
elapsed time 1-2
Mounting 2-1
flashhead check 2-3
power converter check 2-3
Mounting and outline
comounted unit figure
PC 400 2-10
PC 800 2-11
figure
flashhead
FH 400 2-7
FH 800 2-8
FTC 435 system controller 2-9
power converter 2-6
G
General information 1-1
H
High voltage, See HV
HV
rectifier board
removal 3-12
testing 3-10
transformer
removal 3-11
testing 3-10
I
Individual light problems 3-5
Installation 2-1
checklist 2-2
figure
typical wiring
FTC 435 series controller 2-13
FTS 410 or FTS 810
with internal controller 2-12
typical wiring 2-2
Interference
control line 3-2
radio frequency 3-2
Interlock
I-2
O
Operation
basic 1-2
Ordering parts 4-1
P
Parts 4-1
ordering 4-1
table
FH 400 flashhead 4-6
FH 800 flashhead 4-6
FTC 415 system controller 4-4
FTC 435 system controller 4-5
power converter 4-2
PCB1 timing and trigger board
figure 3-8
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Phase
power 3-2
Power converter
access 2-1
figure
internal wiring 2-15
mounting and outline 2-6
part location 4-3
mounting check 2-3
parts table 4-2
Power phasing 3-2
Preventive maintenance 3-1
Problems
individual light 3-5
system level 3-5
R
Radio frequency interference, See RFI
REIL
figure
basic configuration 2-4
light alignment 1-1
Relay
testing 3-10
Removal
capacitor 3-12
component 3-11
components 3-11
HV rectifier board 3-12
HV transformer 3-11
timing and trigger board 3-11
trigger coupling transformer 3-11
Repackaging 4-1
Replacement
component 3-11
Returning equipment 4-1
RFI 3-2
S
Safety 3-1, 5-1
Setup
FTC 435 system controller 1-4
Slave unit checkout 3-3, 3-4
Specifications 1-1
Storage
equipment 3-1
System
operation
FTS 400/800-4
basic 1-2
System-level problems 3-5
T
Testing
bleed resistor 3-11
capacitors 3-10
components 3-10
diagnostic 3-1
flashtubes 3-10
HV rectifier board 3-10
HV transformer 3-10
interlock switch 3-11
relays 3-10
timing and trigger board 3-11
trigger coupling transformer 3-11
Timing and trigger board
figure 3-8
removal 3-11
testing 3-11
Tools 2-1
Transformer
removal
HV 3-11
trigger coupling 3-11
Trigger coupling transformer
removal 3-11
testing 3-11
Troubleshooting 3-5
table
individual light 3-7
system-level 3-6
U
Unpacking 2-1
W
Wiring
check
flashhead 2-3
power converter 2-3
figure
internal
flashhead 2-14
FTC 415 system controller 2-16
FTC 435 system controller 2-17
power converter 2-15
typical installation
FTC 435 series controller 2-13
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FTS 410 or FTS 810 with internal
controller 2-12
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