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Xenon searchlight

Posted: Sun Sep 20, 2020 5:13 pm
by M1045
Has anyone every hooked up a Xenon searchlight on a 151?
Looking for some pointers.
Dj
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Re: Xenon searchlight

Posted: Sun Sep 20, 2020 5:25 pm
by Rickf
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.

Re: Xenon searchlight

Posted: Sun Sep 20, 2020 5:33 pm
by Fil Bonica
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.

Fil Bonica

Re: Xenon searchlight

Posted: Sun Sep 20, 2020 5:43 pm
by Rickf
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.

Re: Xenon searchlight

Posted: Sun Sep 20, 2020 7:29 pm
by hambone
Didn't the radio jeep have the 100A system?

Re: Xenon searchlight

Posted: Mon Sep 21, 2020 7:10 am
by Rickf
I think the ones with the full bank of radios did, I forget the radio number.

Re: Xenon searchlight

Posted: Tue Sep 22, 2020 12:05 pm
by Horst
AN/MRC83-A

Re: Xenon searchlight

Posted: Tue Sep 22, 2020 2:15 pm
by markrdje
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.

Re: Xenon searchlight

Posted: Tue Sep 22, 2020 8:24 pm
by finhead
Have one mounted on trailer (416) with generator, need power cord . What about putting one on a m41 tank?

Re: Xenon searchlight

Posted: Wed Sep 23, 2020 5:04 am
by M1045
Ug this might be more then I can handle. Way too much to it.
What does one of these lights and yoke go for?
Dj

Re: Xenon searchlight

Posted: Fri Nov 06, 2020 10:00 pm
by Rangerboy
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,
Rangerboy

Re: Xenon searchlight

Posted: Sat Nov 07, 2020 9:33 am
by nam9th
THIS AREA IS "FOR SALE" ITEMS

Re: Xenon searchlight

Posted: Sat Nov 07, 2020 10:28 am
by M1045
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.
Dj

Re: Xenon searchlight

Posted: Sat Nov 07, 2020 6:18 pm
by bharr45
Is just the light for sale or do you have any of the cables, generator etc.?

Re: Xenon searchlight

Posted: Wed Nov 11, 2020 11:51 am
by M1045
Hi,
Just the light, although I believe I have an extra yoke some where too.
Dj