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Old 10-23-2017, 01:34 PM
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Default LED wig-wag controller

To the electric gurus here;

I upgraded my landing lights to Whelen LEDs two years ago, which rendered my Nuckolls designed wig wag circuit inop. I've read here that I could put a resistor across each light to increase the load and "jump start" the relay, or... I found this;

http://www.grote.com/products/44030-...ating-flasher/

It's a solid state flasher designed to work with LEDs; looks like it should work and would be an easy replacement on my original mechanical relay. Has anyone used this yet? Any pros or cons? Two resistors would be cheaper, but seems like a band-aid fix compared to having a new solid state relay...

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Old 10-23-2017, 01:57 PM
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When ever you see an input voltage "Voltage Amp: 12V - 24V / 12A max" where the voltage spread is across a wide voltage range, it should raise a red flag regarding noise on your com. This is common among a wide variety of LED manufactures.
This one would be guaranteed noise free and designed specifically for LED landing lights and aircraft for noise free operation.

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Old 10-23-2017, 02:04 PM
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When ever you see an input voltage "Voltage Amp: 12V - 24V / 12A max" where the voltage spread is across a wide voltage range, it should raise a red flag regarding noise on your com. This is common among a wide variety of LED manufactures.
This one would be guaranteed noise free and designed specifically for LED landing lights and aircraft for noise free operation.

Kahuna,

Would the Whelen LED wig-wag controller work with the Baja Designs Pro LED lights?
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Old 10-23-2017, 04:04 PM
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Kahuna,

Would the Whelen LED wig-wag controller work with the Baja Designs Pro LED lights?


Yes. However, the noise free is for the wig wag controller. NOT the Baja lights. The Baja lights are known to be very noisy! You can read about the noise complaints here. This will NOT help your Baja noise problems. But this unit will NOT generate any noise itself.
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Old 10-23-2017, 04:09 PM
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The Baja lights are known to be very noisy!
Kahuna,

Care to provide evidence/links to this claim?

A crafted Google search returned nothing to agree with this statement. Try for yourself:

https://www.google.com/search?q=site...baja+LED+noise
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Old 10-23-2017, 04:14 PM
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Default Not seeing the noise issue with Baja

Maybe didn't look far enough
http://www.vansairforce.com/communit...d.php?t=144668
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Old 10-23-2017, 04:23 PM
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My Rigid LEDs are silent. The $40 Kuntzleman wig wag is also silent. It is fine under 3 Amps each light. I did not ask him if it could handle 4 or 5 amps.
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Old 10-23-2017, 05:14 PM
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Default I am using the Kuntzleman

on my Whelen Par 46 LEDs and it works just fine --- I keep them "wagging" the entire time I am flying.

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Old 10-23-2017, 05:26 PM
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I like the ALFI. Very nice if not a bit pricey. No noise noted on two different aircraft.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ThFp69s4Zjk

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Old 10-23-2017, 07:35 PM
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Would the Whelen LED wig-wag controller work with the Baja Designs Pro LED lights?
Funny that you ask that question; I'm upgrading my Whelen LEDs to Baja Squadron Pros...
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