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XTS5000 Convertacom help...

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DavidQT69
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XTS5000 Convertacom help...

Postby DavidQT69 » Fri Mar 25, 2016 2:48 pm

Hello all... I recently acquired a nicely used XTS5000 Covertacom, model #NTN8560F with a microphone HMN4069B. The only thing it DIDN'T come with is installation instructions! I have 4 wires to connect for power. There's a red, white, black, & green wire. The Red & White wires have a built-in 7.5 fuse into the wire. Does ANYBODY know where I connect which wires to where? I would really appreciate it as this is my first ever Convertacom experience! Thanks in advance!

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Re: XTS5000 Convertacom help...

Postby fineshot1 » Sun Mar 27, 2016 5:56 am

For the XTS5000 they are not called Covertacoms, they are called an "XTVA" which stands
for XTS VA and the VA = Vehicle Adapter. I have a fleet of them in the field and all of them
have a 4 wire power plug with a Red=A+ Constant, Black=Ground, Yellow=Ignition A+ and
the 4th is not used and not even populated in the plug. The Yellow and Red wires are both
fused with a 5A fuse.
fineshot1
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Re: XTS5000 Convertacom help...

Postby DavidQT69 » Sun Mar 27, 2016 9:13 am

Well I bought this one used off eBay, and this one has 4 wires, I know all of the manuals I've read have Red, Yellow, & Black wires... This guy shipped it to me with a 4-prong plug and the wires are Red, Black, Green, & White... The Red & White wires have a 7.5 fuse built-into the wires itself... I'm thinking he switched the wires on me or something but I have no clue where to hook these wires up for this XTVA now...

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Re: XTS5000 Convertacom help...

Postby fineshot1 » Sun Mar 27, 2016 2:28 pm

I found this info a long time ago on the internet and not sure where
since it was long ago - see below.

4-pin connector J2 (see diagram)
[Referred to as Supply Connector]
| 4 | 3 |
|\2/| 1 |
1 A+ (Red)
2 Ground (Black)
3 Ignition (Yellow)
4 LED Dimmer

* Connecting pin 4 to headlight switch dims LEDs

If i get the chance to double check this at work tomorrow
I will post back and confirm on the pinout pin numbers.
fineshot1
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Re: XTS5000 Convertacom help...

Postby DavidQT69 » Sun Mar 27, 2016 2:41 pm

Thanks, appreciate the help!

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Re: XTS5000 Convertacom help...

Postby fineshot1 » Mon Mar 28, 2016 4:38 am

Dave - this is what i found on the XTVA power cords i have at work.

4-pin connector J2 (see diagram)
[Referred to as Supply Connector]
Viewed from the rear with the lock
tab on top. Connector Pin holes 2
and 3 are keyed. Pin 4 hole is not
populated with a pin.
| 4 |\3/|
|\2/| 1 |
1 A+ (Red)
2 Ground (Black)
3 Ignition (Yellow)
4 No pin in hole
fineshot1
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Re: XTS5000 Convertacom help...

Postby DavidQT69 » Mon Mar 28, 2016 7:22 am

Interesting... Some people are telling me the Green 4th wire is for a "Dimmer" or something. Basically the guy that sold me this off eBay mis-represented this XTVA cuz even the pictures had a yellow wire, but he must have Frankenstein'ed the wires...

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Re: XTS5000 Convertacom help...

Postby fineshot1 » Fri Apr 01, 2016 6:00 am

Dave - i did find via google this downloadable xtva instruction manual that confirms the pin 4 dimmer connection usage.

https://magnumelectronics.files.wordpre ... manual.pdf
fineshot1
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