SC-550-8X Manual

SC-550-8X Manual
Carson
MANUFACTURING COMPANY, INC.
CARSON MANUFACTURING CO., INC.
5451 NORTH RURAL STREET
INDIANAPOLIS, IN 46220
(888) 577 6877 www.carsonsirens.com
TECHNICAL BULLETIN
OFF
1
2
3
PA
VOL
PWR
OFF
SIREN
1
2
YEL
PHR
3
W AL M AN
4
H RN
RAD
INSTALLATION AND
OPERATING MANUAL
SC-550-8X with
Rectangular Modular Hand Control Connector
SC-550-83 14V (Phaser)
SC-550-84 14V (California)
SC-550-85 14V (Two-Tone)
Sound Hazard - Sound level from siren speaker (>120dBA @ 10 feet) may cause hearing damage.
Do not operate siren without adequate hearing protection for you and anyone in immediate vicinity.
(Ref. OSHA 1910.95 for occupational noise exposure guidelines)
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SC-550-83/84/85
AMPLIFIER INPUT POWER:
SIREN MODE
OUTPUT POWER:
AUDIO MODE
OUTPUT POWER:
SIREN
FREQUENCY:
CYCLE RATES:
AUDIO
RESPONSE:
SPECIFICATIONS
11-16 Volts DC, 8 Amps DC per 100W Speaker
Power off current to amplifier is 20mA Max.
15 VDC input, 100W speaker(s)
One speaker – 105 Watts RMS
Two speakers - 180 Watts RMS
14 VDC input, 100W speaker(s)
One speaker – 40 Watts RMS
Two speakers - 80 Watts RMS
750Hz - 1650Hz Nominal
WAIL - 13 cycles/min
YELP - 200 cycles/min
PHASER - 11 cycle/sec
TWO-TONE – 1 cycle/min
(SC-550-83 only)
(SC-550-85 only)
200Hz - 10KHz +/-3db
Harmonic Distortion Less than 3% @ 1KHz
RADIO INPUT
SENSITIVITY:
0.75VAC Input Min. for 40 Watts RMS Output (1 spkr)
OPERATING
TEMPERATURE:
-15° F to +140° F
SIZE:
Amplifier
Control Head
7-1/2" Wide X 2-1/8" High X 6-3/4" Deep
2-3/4" Wide X 6-3/4" High X 1-3/8" Deep
WEIGHT:
Amplifier
Hand Control
3.5 pounds
1 pound
NIGHT VISIBILITY:
Hand Control panel is backlit when turned on.
AMPLIFIER PROTECTION:
High Voltage – Siren output stops with input voltage above highest rating
Stops high output power from blowing speaker
Reverse Polarity – Fuse(s) blows when power is wired backwards
Shorted Output – Fuse(s) blows if speaker shorts (a common problem)
LIGHT CONTROL INPUT POWER:
11-16 Volts DC, 140 Amps Max. not including siren input current.
SLIDE SWITCH OUTPUTS:
20 Amps Max. per terminal.
FOUR AUXILIARY OUTPUTS:
20 Amps Max. per terminal.
LIGHT C0NTROL PROTECTION:
Each output terminal fused.
NOTICE
Due to continuous product improvements, we must reserve the right to change any specifications and information,
contained in this manual at any time without notice.
Carson Manufacturing Co., Inc. makes no warranty of any kind with regard to this manual, including, but not limited to,
the implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose.
Carson Manufacturing Co., Inc. shall not be liable for errors contained herein or for incidental or consequential
damages in connection with the furnishing, performance, or use of this manual.
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INSTALLATION
Proper installation of the unit is essential for years of safe, reliable operation. Please read all instruction before
installing the unit. Failure to follow these instructions can cause serious damage to the unit or vehicle and may void
warranties.
SAFETY PRECAUTIONS
For the safety of the installer, vehicle operator, passengers and the community please observe the following safety
precautions. Failure to follow all safety precautions and instructions may result in property damage, injury or
death.
Qualifications - The installer must have a firm knowledge of basic electricity, vehicle electrical systems and
emergency equipment.
Sound Hazard - Sound level from siren speaker (>120dBA @ 10 feet) may cause hearing damage.
Do not operate siren without adequate hearing protection for you and anyone in immediate vicinity.
(Ref. OSHA 1910.95 for occupational noise exposure guidelines)
Hand Control Location – Locate the hand control for easy access by the vehicle operator. DO NOT locate in air
bag deployment area. When using optional holster, assure clearances before drilling in vehicle.
Wiring - Use wiring capable of handling the current required. Make sure all connections are tight. Route wiring to
prevent wear, overheating and interference with air bag deployment. Install and check all wiring before connection to
vehicle battery.
Testing - Test all siren functions after installation to assure proper operation. Test vehicle operation to assure no
damage to vehicle.
Keep These Instructions - Keep these instructions in the vehicle or other safe place for future reference. Advise
the vehicle operator of the location.
Automatic Siren On
AUTOMATIC SIREN OPTION
The automatic siren option is normally on (see slide switch operation). To disable automatic
siren, locate the slide switch next to the hand control connector and set switch as shown to the
right.
Automatic Siren Off
RADIO VOLUME ADJUST
If the Radio repeat mode of the siren is going to be used then the RADIO VOLUME control may need to be adjusted.
This is a one time setting which depends on the radio connected and its normal volume. On the hand control, set the
slide switch to OFF, set the rotary switch to RADio, and power switch to ON. With the volume on the radio itself set
to normal level, set the RADIO VOLUME control to the desired output level. (see electrical connections for control location)
HAND CONTROL MOUNTING
Choose a mounting location convenient to the operator and away from any air bag deployment areas. Consider cable
routing to amplifier as well as PA use. Mount the hand control with supplied Hook and Loop tape or Holster. If these
methods are not preferred, the hand control may be mounted several ways including a cell phone holder.
Hand Control Plug - Plug cable into amplifier, no other electrical connections are necessary.
AMPLIFIER MOUNTING
Choose a mounting location in an area such as the driver compartment firewall, under a seat, etc. Mounting the
amplifier in the engine compartment or in an area directly exposed to weather is not recommended. Assure adequate
ventilation to prevent overheating. Consider wire routing and access to connector. Install amplifier to vehicle using
1/4" hardware (not supplied).
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ELECTRICAL CONNECTIONS
(2) #18 AWG BLU
Connect to output
jack, terminals or
speaker of radio
RADIO
CP3912
CABLE
BLACK TO -VDC
BROWN
TO SPKR
WHITE TO AUX
SIREN SWITCH
(2) #14 AWG BRN
2 - SPKR - Connect for
same phase (+ to +)
BLUE TO TWO
WAY RADIO SPKR
CP3912
CABLE
#18 AWG WHT
Auxiliary Siren Input
(2) #14 AWG BLK
Use both leads
8 PIN CONNECTOR
BAT
+
OFF
Positive Supply
Use both terminals
1
3
2
PA
VOL
#6 AWG Max. Wire Size
Each Terminal
PWR
OFF
SIREN
1
(140A Max. Input Current)
(Not including siren amp)
2
3
4
W AL M AN
YEL
H RN
PHR
RAD
Radio
Volume
LIGHT CONTROL OUTPUTS
Each Light Output Protected with 25A Fuse
20A Fuse for Siren Amp
Recommended
Wire Size
Slide Switch
Progressive Outputs
(20A Max. per Output)
LOAD LOAD LOAD
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Auxiliary Outputs
(20A Max. per Output)
LOAD LOAD LOAD LOAD
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Amps
Size
5 - 10
#16
10 - 15
#14
15 - 25
#12
25 - 40
#10
40 - 60
#8
60 - 80
#6
Use next larger size
if longer than 10 ft.
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ELECTRICAL CONNECTIONS
Disconnect vehicle battery before making any electrical connections.
Make electrical connections with supplied wiring harness for siren functions and pressure terminals for light control
outputs. Wiring for the pressure terminals is not supplied. Follow the diagram recommended wire size for pressure
terminals. If necessary, extend wiring harness leads using adequately sized wiring and terminals or splices. If wiring
harness leads are extended longer than 10 ft or the pressure terminal leads are longer than 10 ft, use the next larger
wire size.
Attach leads to pressure terminals by stripping 3/8", inserting into connector and clamp by tightening screw. Make
sure the screw is tight and the wire can't be pulled out.
Failure to adequately tighten the screw can result in improper operation or burning the connector and wire.
Positive Supply:
Due to the high current nature of this unit, an appropriate supply line is required. In addition to the
high current delivered to devices on the outputs, the siren amplifier will require peak currents up
to 50 amps for adequate short circuit protection and reliable operation. The preferred source is
directly at the vehicle battery.
Negative Supply: The negative supply line is for the siren amplifier. The siren amplifier will require peak currents up
to 50 amps for adequate short circuit protection and reliable operation. The preferred source is
directly at the vehicle battery.
Speaker:
Both connections must be used. Two speakers may be connected in parallel. Observe polarity
(phasing) for maximum sound output.
Radio (Optional): Both connections must be used. The input is isolated and polarity is not important. May need to
adjust RADIO VOLUME on side of amplifier.
Auxiliary Siren
(Optional):
The auxiliary siren input allows activation of the Siren button with an external source. Connect to
a normally open switch or to horn ring circuit. Circuit may connect to either positive or negative
for activation. When connected to horn ring circuit, use a SPDT switch to connect horn ring to
either vehicle horn or auxiliary input.
Permanent disconnection of the vehicle horn is NOT recommended.
Added
SPDT
Switch
HORN
RING
SWITCH
HORN
AUX
HORN RING
CONNECTION
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OPERATION
Sound Hazard - Sound level from siren speaker (>120dBA @ 10 feet) may cause hearing damage.
Do not operate siren without adequate hearing protection for you and anyone in immediate vicinity.
(Ref. OSHA 1910.95 for occupational noise exposure guidelines)
SIREN CONTROLS
The combined power switch and volume control give power to the hand control and
adjust the PA volume. Power is turned OFF by rotating the control counterclockwise
until it “clicks”. Power is turned ON and increased PA volume by rotating clockwise.
The power switch should be turned off when vehicle is not being used to conserve
battery power.
Power Switch/PA Volume
PA
VOL
PWR
OFF
The Rotary Function Switch selects various siren operating modes.
These modes are as follows:
Phaser:
The siren produces a very fast warble tone. This mode may be used at
intersections or in highly congested areas. Horn and PA override
available in this mode.
Note that Phaser is replaced with Horn on SC-550-84 model or Two Tone
on SC-550-85 model.
Function Switch
W AL M AN
Y EL
P HR
H RN
RAD
Yelp:
The siren produces a moderate warble tone. This mode may be used in
lightly congested areas. Horn and PA override available in this mode.
Wail:
The siren produces a normal rise-fall tone pattern. This mode may be used on highways or areas with
constant traffic flow. Yelp and PA override available in this mode.
Manual:
The siren rise-fall tone is controlled manually with the Siren button. PA override available in this mode.
Horn:
Also considered a standby mode. Horn and PA override available in this mode.
Radio:
This mode reproduces, or repeats, the output of a radio. The radio must be connected and the RADIO
VOLUME adjusted. PA override available in this mode.
The following OVERRIDE FUNCTIONS are available for certain modes.
PA:
By pressing the microphone PTT (Push to Talk) switch on the side of the
hand control, the siren will change to a PA (Public Address) amplifier. The
siren mode resumes when the PTT is released. Adjust the PA Volume and
hold the MIC close to your lips for proper operation. PA override is
available in all modes.
PA and Siren Button
SIREN
Horn:
By momentarily pressing the Siren button or activating the auxiliary siren input, the HORN tone is
produced. The siren mode resumes when released. Horn override is available in all modes except Radio
and Wail.
Yelp:
Only available in Wail mode. By momentarily pressing the Siren button or activating the auxiliary siren
input, the siren output is toggled between Wail and Yelp tone.
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LIGHT CONTROLS
A 4-position slide switch provides control of primary lighting functions. It also provides automatic activation of the
siren. Four pushbuttons for additional lighting or controlling other devices. The power switch on the hand control must
be ON for light controls to function.
Slide Switch:
Automatic
Siren:
Auxiliary
Output
Switches:
The slide switch provides progressive (additive) control of lighting
functions. Position 1 turns on L1 output. Position 2 turns on L1 and
L2 outputs. Position 3 turns on L1, L2, and L3 outputs. Position 3
also turns on the siren (Automatic Siren).
Slide Switch
OFF
2
3
Position 3 of the slide switch provides Automatic Siren. Moving the slide switch to position 3 or
powering up the hand control while in position 3 will automatically turn on Yelp regardless of the rotary
switch position. Airhorn override is available while in automatic siren. Changing the function switch,
pressing the PTT switch, or moving the slide switch off of position 3 will deactivate the automatic
siren.
Automatic Siren may be completely disabled with the Option Switch.
Aux Output Switches
Four pushbutton switches are provided for various other lighting
functions or device control. Legends above the switch light up when
the switch is on.
1
Legend
Label
Insertion:
1
2
3
4
Legend Label Insertion
Select the desired label insert (provided) and cleanly separate it.
Insert the label under the center retainer and tuck each end into the
corner pockets.
TkDWN L Alley
AUX
R Alley
Label
Slide under
Tuck in
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SERVICE
This unit is designed to provide years of reliable service under even the worst conditions. Many times there may
appear to be a problem with the unit when the true problem is in the speaker(s), controlled devices, or improper
installation. The following chart shows typical symptoms and possible causes.
A blown siren fuse doesn't necessarily mean that the unit is bad. If a speaker or speaker lead is shorted this fuse will
blow before the unit is damaged. Disconnect the SPKR leads and replace the fuse. If the unit itself emits a low level
sound when in the Yelp position it is OK. Check the speaker(s) or leads for possible shorting.
Note: Original shipments of this unit used 20AMP fuses to protect the light control outputs. 25AMP fuses are now
recommended to prevent overheating of the output connection block. The outputs should still be limited to 20AMPS.
PROBLEMS
Symptom
No Power or siren output
No siren tone –
PA works
No PA
Distorted siren sound
Intermittent siren tone
Horn or Manual or
Two-Tone stuck on
No Radio
Possible Cause
Power switch not turned on
Bad Speaker
Connector or connections loose
Siren fuse blown
Loose connection at power source
High Voltage Protection
PA PTT button stuck
PA volume not set properly
Speaker assembly loose
Intermittent Aux Input connection
Low vehicle voltage
High Voltage Protection
Connector or connections loose
Loose connection at power source
PA PTT button activation
Circuit breaker in supply
connection
Siren button switch stuck
Aux Siren switch stuck
Aux Input improperly connected
Unit not connected to a radio
Radio volume too low
Wrong siren tone
Automatic Siren not
working
Automatic Siren Override
Automatic Siren disabled
Light Output not working
Light Control Output fuse blown
Internal relay contacts bad
Internal relay contacts fused from
overheating
Light Output stays on
Check
Does backlighting come on?
Do you hear a “pop” when turned on?
With siren on, yelp selected, listen for tone in amplifier.
Is an external fuse or circuit breaker used?
Are the power leads connected to a good buss?
The input voltage must be less than highest rating.
Does PTT button release properly?
Try turning the PA volume control.
Is the speaker bell or tip loose?
Is the Aux Siren Input used and wired properly?
The input voltage must be greater than lowest rating.
Is the vehicle voltage regulator working properly?
Is the connector tight on the back of the unit?
Check for loose leads back to power source.
Is something lying on PTT button?
Is a circuit breaker used with at least 50A rating?
Does the Siren button switch return fully when released?
Does the Aux Siren switch return fully when released?
Is the Aux Siren Input used and wired properly?
Is the radio connected properly to the unit?
Can you hear the radio in the vehicle?
Try setting the Radio Volume Adjust.
Move slide switch off of position 3?
Is the Automatic Siren option off?
Is the light or device shorting?
Is the output current limited to 20AMPS?
Is the output current exceeding 20AMPS?
RETURN
If you have any questions concerning this or any other Carson product, please contact our Technical Service
Department at (888) 577-6877. Many issues can be handled over the phone. We can also be reached via e-mail at
[email protected]
If a product must be returned for any reason, please contact our Technical Service Department to obtain a Returned
Merchandise Authorization number (RMA#) before you ship the product to Carson. Please write the RMA# clearly on
the package near the mailing label. Be sure to provide a return address, contact and phone number, along with a brief
description of the problem.
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PARTS
13
12
15
10
OFF
1
3
2
7
PA
VOL
4
1
PWR
OFF
SIREN
2
8
1
9
Y EL
P HR
2
3
4
W AL M AN
H RN
RAD
6
14
5
11
3
Hand Control
Item
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
Part #
CP3941
CP3918
CP3907
CP4177
F-16SP/12276
CP3910
1555 KNOB
CP3923
CP3916
CP3903
CP3926
7382 BL
GF0401M
CP3902
Description
Bracket, plastic holster mounting
Button, plastic siren
Button, plastic aux output (array of 4)
Cable, coil cord with modular connector
Control, PA volume/power (1K ohm) (SHOKAI #F-16SP/12276)
Cover, plastic (does not include CP3909 plastic chassis)
Knob, rotary function switch
Knob, plastic PA PTT
Label, replaceable aux output switch indicator
Label, rotary function switch indicator
Label, slide switch indicator
Lamp, right angle T-1-3/4 14V Bi-pin (JKL #7382BL)
Microphone, speaker transducer (600 ohm) (SHOGYO INTERNATIONAL #GF0401M)
Switch, rotary function
Amplifier
Item
11
12
13
14
15
Part #
CP3912
520242-3
640584-1
CP3901
CP3930
CP4701
CP4119
Description
Cable, amplifier power 8-position
Connector, 6P6C modular (AMP #520242-3)
Connector, power 8-pin (AMP #640584-1)
Cover, amplifier (does not include CP3900 chassis)
Cover, plastic fuse guard
Relay, 40A SPST (AMERICAN ZETTLER #AZ970-1A-12D AgSn)
Transistor, output (pairs required) (Industry standard TIP36C)
Accessories
Item
Part #
ED1753
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Description
Cable, kit, hand control extension 15FT (includes CP4652 shielded cable and CP4141 modular coupler)
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