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Installation Instructions – Grote 78473 LED Safety Director Directional Light(as of 11/2018 | 920-0423-00 Rev. A)
This LED directional signal is a high-intensity directional warning system designed to direct traffic approaching from the rear of a stationary vehicle. The unit can be mounted either flush to the vehicle or with the provided mounting brackets and is suitable for interior or exterior use. It also features an easy to use, soft-touch controller that provides fingertip control of the eight built-in fl ash patterns and mimics the selected pattern in real time.
Unpacking: Carefully remove the unit and place it on a flat surface. Examine the unit for transit damage, etc. If the vehicle has an electrical system other than 12 or 24 Volts DC negative ground, contact your local representative or call the manufacturer for instructions.
Installation & Mounting: The director was designed with a flexible mounting system which allows it to be mounted almost anywhere. For questions concerning a specific application call customer service. Prior to mounting, consideration should be given to cable location. The cable should exit the end cap on the left side of the director as you face the front of the light bar. Reversed mounting will result in all of the flash patterns being reversed. The mounting location should be chosen such that there is maximum visibility to the oncoming traffic.
Horizontal Surface Mounting:
Vertical Surface Mounting:
Wiring: Wire the director into the vehicle’s 12 or 24 Volt system. Provide a 5A fuse near the power take off. Use 16AWG wire or larger for the Red and Black wire connections. If the Auxiliary Output is not used, cap the orange wire from the Control Box. Route the light bar cable from the Stick to the Control Box and plug them together.
Wiring for Auxiliary Output: An auxiliary device, such as a beacon, light bar, work lamp, etc. can be controlled by the “ALT” button of the control box. This device should not exceed 20A. Wire the relay that is provided into the system, making sure that the auxiliary device is properly wired and fused according to the manufacturer’s requirements.
CAUTION: Disconnect the battery before wiring up the Directional Signal to prevent accidental shorting, arcing, and /or electrical shock.
CAUTION: This system must be connected to a separate, fused power point. Do not wire in parallel with any other accessory.
Control Pad Mounting: To mount the control pad with Velcro, separate the two circular halves, remove the backing and adhere one piece on the vehicle dashboard and adhere the other to the back of the controller. To mount the control pad using the swivel mount, first mount the swivel unit to the dashboard with either the supplied screws (note, the suction cup will not work after drilling screws through the swivel base) or by turning the lever at the base of the swivel unit to engage the suction cup. Push the controller onto swivel slide and press the control pad down onto the slide until it engages the slot in the control pad(see Figure 5). (You may need to turn the controller clockwise once engaged with the slide to tighten it.) Turn the dial on the swivel head to tighten it against the back of the control pad. Finally, loosen the hand screw on the swivel neck to adjust the angle of the control pad. Hold the pad in the desired position while tightening the hand screw on the swivel neck.
Operation: Press the left power button to turn the unit on/off. The left arrow button alternates between left arrow and left continuous arrow fl ash modes. The mode button alternates between center out, center out solid, wig wag, alternating, and alternating quad fl ash modes. The right arrow button alternates between right arrow and right continuous arrow fl ash modes. The ALT button is for the auxiliary control on/off.
Maintenance: The director requires little routine maintenance. Occasional cleaning of the lenses is all that is required to maintain maximum light output. Use plain water and a soft cloth, or lens polish and a very soft paper towel or facial tissue. Since plastic scratches easily, cleaning is recommended only when necessary. Do not use solvents as they may damage the polycarbonate lens material.
If a problem does develop, refer to the Troubleshooting Guide below:
|No functionality of Control Box or Stick||Main power fuse is blown, or poor connection|
|One or more segments of Stick do not light||Stick is defective|
|One Control Box LED blinks continuously||Poor connection between Control Box and Stick|
|Aux device will not turn on||Aux fuse is blown, or poor connection|
|Aux device will not turn off||Relay is shorted from excessive load current|
Failure to install or use this product according to manufacturers recommendations may result in property damage, serious bodily/personal injury, and/or death to you and those you are seeking to protect!
Do not install and/or operate this safety product unless you have read and understand the safety information contained in this manual.
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