Xenon searchlight

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Xenon searchlight

Post by M1045 » Sun Sep 20, 2020 5:13 pm

Has anyone every hooked up a Xenon searchlight on a 151?
Looking for some pointers.
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Re: Xenon searchlight

Post by Rickf » Sun Sep 20, 2020 5:25 pm

There are several people that have them operating on 151's, I am not one of them. One thing I do know is that you have to have the 100 amp charging system on the mutt or the trailer towed genset to power the light.
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Re: Xenon searchlight

Post by Fil Bonica » Sun Sep 20, 2020 5:33 pm

Charging system is 180 amps. Not 100.
If not you need a big bank of batteries.
Saw one in operation years ago.
That A1s engine was screaming to keep that searchlight going.

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Re: Xenon searchlight

Post by Rickf » Sun Sep 20, 2020 5:43 pm

My bad, I remember the charging system has a separate regulator on the passenger side that is water cooled. Finding all of that stuff is going to be tough.
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Re: Xenon searchlight

Post by hambone » Sun Sep 20, 2020 7:29 pm

Didn't the radio jeep have the 100A system?

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Re: Xenon searchlight

Post by Rickf » Mon Sep 21, 2020 7:10 am

I think the ones with the full bank of radios did, I forget the radio number.
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Re: Xenon searchlight

Post by Horst » Tue Sep 22, 2020 12:05 pm

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Re: Xenon searchlight

Post by markrdje » Tue Sep 22, 2020 2:15 pm

Ya, I remember them(the m38a1), the radio used all the space behind the front seats/side to side, 15" antenna?If you touched the antenna while transmitting you would get a good shock/could kill you?We had DANGER/HIGH VOLTAGE painted on the canvas.Used the M38A1 jeep.
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Re: Xenon searchlight

Post by finhead » Tue Sep 22, 2020 8:24 pm

Have one mounted on trailer (416) with generator, need power cord . What about putting one on a m41 tank?

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Re: Xenon searchlight

Post by M1045 » Wed Sep 23, 2020 5:04 am

Ug this might be more then I can handle. Way too much to it.
What does one of these lights and yoke go for?
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Re: Xenon searchlight

Post by Rangerboy » Fri Nov 06, 2020 10:00 pm

I currently own a 1966 M151 A1 that came with a Xenon Searchlight when it was purchased.
It remained in the vehicle for quite some time.
Eventually, I removed the light and all of the parts required to operate it.
I found that the light took up too much space in the rear of the MUTT and besides I did not use it very much.
The light was transported to Mr. Daryl Bensinger at D&L Bensinger in PA.
I was able to include ALL of the manuals and instructional material associated with the light.
So, you may want to contact him and we will probably be able to assist you.
Feel free to contact me and I can provide more info if you should so choose to do so.

Thanks,
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Re: Xenon searchlight

Post by nam9th » Sat Nov 07, 2020 9:33 am

THIS AREA IS "FOR SALE" ITEMS

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Re: Xenon searchlight

Post by M1045 » Sat Nov 07, 2020 10:28 am

Yes, you are correct. I had originally intended to sell the system on the 151 but after talking with some of the guys have decided to keep it as is.
I do however have an extra light if anyone is interested. Looking at $1500 or BO. Located in Susquehanna, PA.
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Re: Xenon searchlight

Post by bharr45 » Sat Nov 07, 2020 6:18 pm

Is just the light for sale or do you have any of the cables, generator etc.?

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Re: Xenon searchlight

Post by M1045 » Wed Nov 11, 2020 11:51 am

Hi,
Just the light, although I believe I have an extra yoke some where too.
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