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VIP 1 & 2

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VIP 1 & 2

Postby rawfire6 » Fri Feb 28, 2020 9:30 am

Hello, I'm looking for assistance with relay configuration to enable Horn & Lights off a UHF Range 2 XTL5000.
So far, I have not been able to trigger the relay from a QC II alert to enable the horn & lights. I have been using a standard bosch type relay.
I have tried one relay for both functions and I have tried one relay for each function.

When I activate the QCII tones from another test radio, the mobile I am trying to connect to the horn and lights relay receives the tones and displays "page received"

I now have a tone that emits from the radio as well as the red TX light stays solid on the 05 control head.
My code plug configuration is as follows.

Radio wide/Alarm

Check= Horn & Lights

Check=Permanent Horn & Lights
Duration= 3 sec for both

Check= Two Alarm Option

This appeared to be a simple process, but it is really frustrating. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.

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Re: VIP 1 & 2

Postby jackhackett » Fri Feb 28, 2020 1:09 pm

Do you have a button or menu item programmed for H/L? I think that is a requirement.

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Re: VIP 1 & 2

Postby rawfire6 » Fri Feb 28, 2020 7:29 pm

Yes, I have it as a menu item

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Re: VIP 1 & 2

Postby jackhackett » Mon Mar 02, 2020 9:51 am

Which way are you trying to connect it, to the VIP Out 1 & 2 on the radio accessory connector or to the VIP port on a control head or DEK?
Have you set VIP up for Horn/Lights under Radio Configuration / Controls? There are settings under DEK A-C or Radio VIP depending on which you are using.

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Re: VIP 1 & 2

Postby rawfire6 » Mon Mar 02, 2020 10:31 am

I have tried to connect it using the radio accessory connector.

I have set up the appropriate settings under Controls/VIP

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Re: VIP 1 & 2

Postby jackhackett » Wed Mar 04, 2020 10:57 am

Okay, wish I could help more, but I haven't done H/L since the GM300 days. I can't think of what might be missing there, other than verifying that you've got the correct pins I don't really have anything else to suggest. Maybe someone that has done H/L on an XTL will chime in here.

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Re: VIP 1 & 2

Postby rawfire6 » Thu Mar 05, 2020 2:50 pm

Thanks for trying. I appreciate it

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Re: VIP 1 & 2

Postby Karl NVW » Sun Mar 08, 2020 4:57 pm

Check to see whether the VIP pin is supplying A+ or switched ground to the relay. A simple relay wiring schematic should be in the XTL manual.
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Re: VIP 1 & 2

Postby jackhackett » Sun Mar 08, 2020 11:24 pm

[quote="Karl NVW"]Check to see whether the VIP pin is supplying A+ or switched ground to the relay. A simple relay wiring schematic should be in the XTL manual.[/quote]

They're supposed to be switched ground, the relay diagrams in the installation manual show them connected between the VIP outputs and switched B+, on the dash mount radios the VIP connections are pins 18 and 19, and switched B+ is pin 24. I think they are different on remote mounts and W9 heads, maybe that is the problem?

Rawfire6, can you tell us which configuration you're using, dash or remote mount, and which control head or the radio model number?

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Re: VIP 1 & 2

Postby rawfire6 » Fri Mar 13, 2020 10:12 am

These radios are remote mount config. Yes, according to the diagrams in the XTL manual, all of those pins settings are correct.

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Re: VIP 1 & 2

Postby jackhackett » Sat Mar 14, 2020 7:50 am

Okay, so which connector are you using, J2 on the radio, or J100 on the control head, and do you have anything connected to J400 (yellow) on the control head?


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