Traffic light newbie question: power

Discussion in 'The Projects Forum' started by Todd W. Roat, Aug 3, 2015.

  1. Todd W. Roat

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    I just acquired a traffic light that appears in good shape, told by trusted source "it works", but it has no power to it yet. As a noob where should I start to, hopefully, get it converted to standard 110 household with a plug?

    Will consider reprogramming the lights once I get it powered ;^)
     
  2. crutschow

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    Does it have any circuitry inside or is it just bulbs?
     
  3. #12

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    Read the labels on the lamps to see what they need for power.
    Find out if it has anything in it that you can program.
     
  4. ISB123

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    You could remove the old electronics and install your own.Few components like relays,MCU,transistors would do the trick.
     
  5. TheButtonThief

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    Any information (a type plate maybe) fixed to the unit to give information regarding a power supply?

    Otherwise, would need an idea of what the innards look like. For instance, are the lights illuminated from lamps or LEDs, are there any terminals inside for connecting a supply, does it appear to have it's own PSU (is there a transformer?), is there a PCB/control unit...?
     
  6. Todd W. Roat

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    Thanks everyone. I should know better than to ask vague questions. Will collect more info. Dont have it on hand, was just told they would be giving to me, hopefully this weekend. Wasnt sure if there were any known sites or how to on the topis: couldnt find one.
     
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