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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