Can anyone identify this strobe HVPS?

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  1. Nov 10, 2016 #1

    Chris In Marshfield

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    Hi all,

    This critter is installed in my C-140, and there are no identifying marks on it. Sitting wide open like this, it's just ripe for something to get loose and lodge itself into a high-voltage circuit. Generally it's under the "back seat" box where nothing will get in there, but it still seems as though it should be enclosed. I'm happy to fab an enclosure for it if needed, but we haven't been able to find any info on it, or a log entry about its installation, to even guess what it is or if it's approved hardware or if there are any ADs on it.

    Sorry for the non-experimental question, but I know there's a lot of experience and tribal knowledge here that may be able to help ID this beast. Also attached are pics of the strobe it's driving, if it helps (Grimes).

    Thanks!
    Chris

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    Time for am owner-installed LED system?


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    If you got the airplane history CD from the FAA, look for a 337. I bet its not an airplane part. That plane would have come with a rotating beacon.
     
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    I had one very similar on my 170A. It was a legal shop installation. Used far less power than the rotating beacon.
     
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    It appears to be an old (1970's - 1980's) power supply for a strobe light used on school buses and garbage trucks. Could have been from an emergency vehicle light bar. Have come across some installed in airplanes.
     
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    Chris In Marshfield

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    Definitely
     
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    Indeed. There's a patch on the bottom where it used to be.
     

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