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Member
Registered: May 2012
Posts: 158
Location: Farnborough, UK
Hi,

Just installing our Sim Stack powered lighting into the sim, which means we no longer need a series of relays and wiring between actual pots. Every output comes from PSX at a panel and light level and each knob goes into PSX as an analog input. Much better!

So the problem is the lights in the picture below... The one on the ceiling is 24v and the one facing the cockpit door is 5v.

Can someone confirm that the ceiling one is a dome light and the one facing the door is the emergency light? If so any idea of variables from PSX?

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Regards
Gary
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Registered: May 2009
Posts: 503
Location: Mumbai, India
Gary both had 28v lamps when i got the trim.... afaik all the lights of that type (frosted glass) in the deck are 28vdc... ill check again anyway....

fc

ok, it appears that that one of the 4 "domes" is an emergency light..... im guessing it's the vertical one.. but it's 6v dc.....

http://www.grainger.com/product/GE-LIGHTING-Miniature-Incand-Bulb-2F504

this is the lamp...

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The one on the ceiling is 24v
i believe it's 28v..?

also pg 232 of the manual... I couldn't find a specific power variable for the output.. the switch is Qh286="EmerLt"; Mode=ECON; Min=0; Max=7;

perhaps one can tie it to the switch position?


fc
« Last edit by farrokh747 on Sat, 23 May 2015 18:06:25 +0000. »
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Registered: May 2012
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Location: Farnborough, UK
FC,

Thanks for that! Yes I meant 28v (we are cheating with 24v supplies here)

Agreed its definitely an emergency light from that link. Just need a PSX Variable.
« Last edit by Gary Oliver on Sat, 23 May 2015 18:11:30 +0000. »
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Location: Centennial, Colorado USA
Any of these work?

"Qh7=""LtOvhd""; Mode=ECON; Min=0; Max=4713;"
"Qh8=""LtDome""; Mode=ECON; Min=0; Max=4713;"
"Qh9=""LtGlrshPanel""; Mode=ECON; Min=0; Max=4713;"
"Qh10=""LtGlrshFlood""; Mode=ECON; Min=0; Max=4713;"
"Qh11=""LtAislePanel""; Mode=ECON; Min=0; Max=4713;"
"Qh12=""LtAisleFlood""; Mode=ECON; Min=0; Max=4713;"
"Qh286=""EmerLt""; Mode=ECON; Min=0; Max=7;"
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jon the first six are the values for the dimmers...so those are of no use here.. Qh286 is the emer lt switch... So if there's no direct variable, perhaps once can compute it using the conditions mentioned in the manual...

I learn something new each day... Well spotted, Gary....

fc
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Registered: May 2009
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Hi,

I haven't added a network variable for this as I thought cockpit builders would install an emergency exit light system that is independent of the simulation, so that you can exit your mockup in case of mockup smoke or PC failure etc.

But I could try adding a Qi var in the next update. Do you also want to simulate the 15 minutes discharge time of the emergency light batteries?


Cheers,

|-|ardy
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Location: Farnborough, UK
Hardy,

I'm quite happy to run mine off PSX, so a variable in the next update would be great.

Cheers
Gary
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How about the 15 minutes discharge time?

You would have to replace the virtual batteries or modules by pushing the Instructor's battery service button.


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Member
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Location: Farnborough, UK
Hardy,

The 15 minute discharge is fine, we have a button outside the sim anyway. The chances of having the emergency lights on for more than a few minutes when you leave the cockpit are small?

Cheers
Gary
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Registered: May 2009
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Location: Sydney, Australia
Gary Oliver wrote
Hardy,

I'm quite happy to run mine off PSX, so a variable in the next update would be great.

Cheers
Gary

I would consider running these separate of PSX as they are intended.
If you have a real power outage they could come on, we have had several "Blackouts" over the years and things get very DARK, if you use PSX everything will still go dark. rig up a Charging battery or UPS to power up Emergency lights at least until you can find the torch.
Now once we even had Smoke and blackout in sim after a person we shall not name spilt a glass of Jack on the pedestal.
Remember if you have a power outage it will also be dark outside of the sim, so wire an external lamp also to exit area
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PSX Pilot, properly equipped, on the JOP*.

8)

* Jack On Pedestal drill
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Location: Farnborough, UK
I prefer martins solution! A new requirement for anyone wishing to fly the sim is a miners lamp and a canary
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Registered: May 2012
Posts: 158
Location: Farnborough, UK
Just a quick update..

We have got all the white indicator and cockpit lights wired via sim stack.

Another sign of how amazing PSX is was, sitting in the sim cockpit on battery power, applying external power and the Dome lights getting brighter, the indicators coming on, the rcps clicking away and the map light that we left on blinding me as it was pointing in my face... PSX making the simulator come alive!

Good work sim stack and PSX :shock:
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Registered: Jul 2009
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Location: Sydney
Gary,

Glad to hear you are making some good progress.

:D

Rod.
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very cool pleased for you.. now we all await the the arinic :-))))
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Registered: May 2009
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Hi Gary,

emergency lights data are now ejected. See item 0.5.0020:
http://aerowinx.com/forum/topic.php?id=2939

Qs484="EmerLtsPwr"; Mode=ECON; Min=5; Max=13;

String examples:

Fa4584;9878
fA57;9892
FA4284;8

1. character refers to forward lights: F = on, f = off
2. character refers to aft lights: A = on, a = off
Substring from 3. character to semicolon: Forward light power
Substring after semicolon: Aft light power

Light power ranges from 0 to 10000.


Cheers,

|-|ardy
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Location: Farnborough, UK
Hardy,

Perfect!

Thanks
Gary
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http://www.ebay.com/itm/Boeing-Aircraft-Battery-Power-Supply-60B40053-4-/231624821765?hash=item35edea4c05&vxp=mtr

gary, maybe you want this..... :-)

fc

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