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PULSAR         INSTALLATION MANUAL Need Service

Number SV 1004-1, Dated 12/20/91>>>>  Install-Tips

The basic idea of Pulsar is to take the place of the aircraft landing/taxi light switch. Two of the three wires go to light switch itself. The third wire goes to chassis ground. Please read the paragraph on LANDING LIGHT BULBS before going any further, then follow the mounting instructions below.

(1) Mounting location must be within easy arms reach away from the pilots seat, and close to the light switch. It is best to FIRST electrically connect pulsar to the light switch, then mechanically install it.

(2) The three wires (four wires)* are color coded: RED (Fused) = B+ 12 or 28 volts usually found at the top terminal of the landing Light Switch. WHITE = output of Pulsar to the light bulb, usually found at the bottom terminal of the switch. BLACK = B - ( NEG.) unpainted chassis ground.

(3) Determine which terminals on the light switch has B+. The use of a voltmeter is recommended. (Some Cessna's have a spilt rocker switch) you must use the TAXI light on Cessna's. Both bulbs are the same, and one pulsing light will still be seen from miles away.

(4) So, with the master switch ON and the light switch OFF, determine which terminal has B+ (12 or 28 volts). The other terminal will read 0 volts. The RED-FUSED wire is connected to the B+ terminal, while the WHITE wire is connected the other terminal. NOTE: We use spade connectors, which are approved for this application. You NEED ONLY TO LOOSEN the screws on each terminal slightly. Trying to get those tiny screws back on once they have been removed is tough.

(5) Re-install the landing light switch if removed. Connect the black wire to unpainted chassis ground.

(6) Mount Pulsar under the panel with the two screws provided. THAT'S IT !

TO USE. Turn master switch ON, Landing/Taxi light switch OFF, Pulsar switch ON. Within one second the light will begin to pulse. The green LED on Pulsar will also pulse. The LED will go on steady when the light switch in the aircraft panel is turned ON. A steady Landing or Taxi light for night operation is accomplished by simply turning on that light switch. Pulsar is immediately overridden, even if Pulsar was ON and pulsing.

If your Pulsar has two switches, the black push button switch is "SPEED SELECT", Fast/Slow. Use the Fast speed in bright Sun. Use the Slow speed on: Cloudy, Smoggy, Hazy, or Night flights. Both modes are very eye catching, you determine what speed to use for each flight. Changing Speeds during flight as weather changes is on of the benefits of Pulsar . At low Rpm's, as in landing or taxing you may notice a clicking sound emitting from Pulsar , this will help remind you that Pulsar is still on, you may want to turn it off while on the ground. Approaching Aircraft Pilots on the ground may get confused, they think your in distress. ?? That's what some pilots while taxing have transmitted, besides it can be distracting.

CAUTION! CAUTION! CAUTION!

IMPORTANT !! IF PULSAR'S GREEN LED IS ON STEADY, AND THE LANDING/TAXI LIGHTS ALSO ON STEADY WITH THE AIRCRAFT PANEL LIGHT SWITCH OFF, YOU HAVE WIRED PULSAR INCORRECTLY. FIX THE PROBLEM BEFORE OPERATING PULSAR AGAIN! PULSAR'S GREEN LED, AND THE AIRCRAFT'S LIGHT SHOULD ONLY BE ON STEADY WHEN YOU HAVE TURNED ON THAT LIGHT SWITCH IN THE PANEL.

NEVER, NEVER, TOUCH THE WHITE or RED PULSAR WIRES TO GROUND!!

NEVER allow two lights to pulse together, they MUST alternate.  Doing so MAY VOID the Warranty.

Four-Wires use the below:

*NOTE: FOUR WIRE VERSION OF PULSAR IS FOR DUAL LIGHT, light in each wing. The RED-FUSED (single wire) goes to the B+ or the hot side of the landing light switch, usually found at the top terminal, use a voltmeter. The RED and WHITE wires  (Harness) connect to the right and left landing light switches in the panel. Usually they are connected to the bottom Terminals. Voltmeter will measure 0 volts with the master switch ON and the switches OFF. Comanche aircraft have a column of terminals on each switch. DO NOT connect Pulsar at the very bottom terminal, to the small gauge black wire. Damage will occur every time to Pulsar if you do.

                      TROUBLE-SHOOTING GUIDE;
PROBLEM CHECK LIST
Landing Light goes on Ok, but will not Pulse a) Landing/Taxi Light Switch in the panel is ON/ MUST be OFF.

b) The wires at the Landing/Taxi Light switch in the Panel got reversed, Top & Bottom. DO NOT Remove any wires.

c) The Ground wire from Pulsar (Black) to aircraft ground frame is BAD… Clean-it.

d) Pulsar Fuse blow. Never exceed 10amps. Before returning Pulsar please bench check-it.

Pulsar Led Pulses On/Off… But Landing light will not go Steady a) Bulb is Burned OUT.

b) "DO NOT FLY AIRCRAFT" You Have changed something in the aircraft wiring. GET help from an      Avionics Mechanic.

NO Lights at all a) Fuse/Circuit Breaker is open in the Aircraft circuit panel.

b) B+ wire from the Buss came off when you removed the screw from the landing light Switch. Do NOT remove the screws, only loosen them.

Landing/Taxi Light is Ok… But Pulsar will NOT Pulse a) Pulsar’s On/OFF switch is "OFF".

b) Is the Led Blinking? NO… Then Check the Ground wire. MUST be on good Clean Metal Ground surface.

c) Pulsar Fuse is Open…  Never exceed 10amps. Or Must send Back for Warranty Repairs. Call: 253/813-1455.

NEVER Touch the output Wires to Aircraft Ground, NEVER

Pulsar is STC'd - PMA'd - FAA approved in accordance with STC # SA 5156NM ... The FAA Flight Standards District Office (FSDO) requires that a log book entry be made at time of installation by an A/P. The entry should read: "installed Pulsar Per Manufacture Instructions Per AC 43.13.1a end". I f Pulsar was installed accordingly to the manufactures instructions then nothing was CHANGED or ALTERED in the Aircraft Certification. It's considered to be a "Minor" not a "Major" alteration.

LANDING LIGHT BULBS (You MUST Read)

Pulsar was NOT DESIGNED and CAN NOT be installed on aircraft having bulbs 250w or higher 12 volts. If you have a 250w 12v GE4313 or GE4522. you can NOT operate or install Pulsar . You may have a 250w landing light while the Taxi light is 100w, use the Taxi light. NEVER allow two bulbs to pulse together. They must pulse alternately. GE Now offers Halogen Replacement Bulbs. AvTek recommends them as your Pulsing-Light.

The MOSFET Pulsar is rated to Pulse GE Q-4509, Q4591, (4596 28 volt 4553)..Not the Regular Relay Pulsar

Install all wires per FAA ac 43.13.1a  

Install-Tips...

When the Landing or Taxi Switch is a "Rocker"; Use a Thin Bladed screw Driver to de-compress the spring that holds the Rocker in the Panel.   This will allow the Rocker Switch to Fall out towards you.  Usually pushing on the Top of the Rocker will do the trick.  When good at doing this, it usually takes 30 seconds to remove the rocker.  Toggles are held in place by a "NUT".   Simply remove the nut, and the toggle will Fall into the back side, where you can then access those two Screws to attach Pulsar "Red & White" wires.   Hope this HELPS.

WARRANTY

If within ONE year Pulsar should fail to operate, return it and we will replace it or rebuild it at no charge, please send $5.00 for handling. After one year Pulsar will be repaired for $5.00 plus parts, not to exceed $25 total, includes return shipping. Whenever you return Pulsar simply cut the harness 4" from Pulsars box, leaving most of the cable connected to your aircraft. We will put a quick disconnect plug on the end so re-connection will take only a few minutes. Do NOT Allow two BULBS to Pulse together.  This will over drive Pulsar and VOID the WARRANTY.

Pulsar was designed to make you flight, and aviation a safer place to be. Thank-you for your Purchase

DUAL LIGHTS {LIGHT IN EACH WING, NOT SIDE BY SIDE.} Lights Side by Side Will Blend Together

switches Left & Right

Fuse Wire to TOP TERMINAL {RED Wire to the Bottom, RIGHT SW.} [ WHITE Wire Bottom, LEFT SW. ]

BLACK WIRE GOES TO GRND. SINGLE or DUAL SYSTEM

SINGLE LIGHT SWITCH

[RED (Fuse) WIRE TO TOP TERMINAL] [ wHITE WIRE TO Bottom Terminal]

CAUTION ! ALL COMANCHE AIRCRAFT.

DO NOT USE THE BOTTOM TERMINALS.

USE THE MIDDLE TERMINALS ON MOST COMANCHE'S; USE A VOLTMETER TO BE SURE !

Cessna Aircraft that have a diode between the landing and taxi light MUST connect Pulsar to the TAXI SWITCH

Pulsar is a REGISTERED Trade mark of AvTek. It's Name and Product is Protected by Law. Any Reuse

Packaging, or Distribution is Prohibited by Law, Unless Express Written Permission is Granted by the Manufacture.

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