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#46282 - 12/18/04 10:13 AM Traffic Signals  
Theelectrikid  Offline
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I have a question, how would you guys wire a regular three section traffic signal? The lights have a terminal block in the yellow section that I would like to keep, considerng that all wiring from the block to the light sockets is aluminum. If you say four-conductor cable, tell me where to find it besides online and PENNDOT's office. None of the lights are permanent. Diagrams would be helpful, but not necessary.
Thanks,
Ian
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#46283 - 12/18/04 10:50 AM Re: Traffic Signals  
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The wiring to the sockets is probably tin plated copper mot aluninum. Traffic signal cable is manufactured to IMSA standards and for a 3 section head you would a cable with a RED for red ball YELLOW for yellow ball GREEN for green ball. WHITE for common if there is an green arrow for left turn it would be on a BLACK.At this time i cannot remember what color a yellow left turn arrow is fed with. remember that in the wiring going io the signal head that green is power to the green ball (indication) NOT GROUND.


#46284 - 12/18/04 10:55 AM Re: Traffic Signals  
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To buy signal cable try Clifford of Vermont


#46285 - 12/18/04 11:49 AM Re: Traffic Signals  
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I have a newer LED Traffic siginal with a Brown wire fir the Hot to the green. It has a 4 postiion terminal block wire order red yellow brown and the neutrals all under the last screw that then goes to my sequecer a T3 from lights to go .com and that goes to a 3 wire orange cord

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#46286 - 12/18/04 06:35 PM Re: Traffic Signals  
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#46287 - 12/24/04 10:48 PM Re: Traffic Signals  
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Okay, thanks for the help so far guys.
But, how would you wire one with three single-pole toggle switches, and some 14AWG Stranded red, blue, black, white, and green wire?


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