SL170 Striker Handheld Lightforce Light

Submitted: Monday, Apr 04, 2005 at 21:58
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Hi Formites,
I have just got a Lightforce 170 Hand held Spot light for my Birthday of the olds and was wondering if yous could help me with a question I have?
The Light came with Alligator Clips to attach it directly to my Dual battery but I was wondering if there was a better solution to this as I have a Merit Plug in the cargo area for the Engle and also a standard 10amp Accessory Socket I have found that the Accessory Socket gets hot after prolonged use. So would I be better to use a Merit Plug or retro fit a couple of Anderson Plugs? One in the front and one in the cargo area? Your help would be greatly appreciated.
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Reply By: Shane (QLD) - Tuesday, Apr 05, 2005 at 08:57

Tuesday, Apr 05, 2005 at 08:57
I have had two SL 170 spots before I went to the larger SL 240 for shooting. I think you will find that originally R. L. Dennis designed them for the shooting fraternity but they are now used for other purposes. I have found that they work far better when connected to the battery with the heavy duty lead supplied than by putting them through the vehicle system. You would probably have been better off with just one of those cheap spotties, as it is such a waste of a good light for general handi- work. A word of warning, do not leave the light on the seat face down as I found out when I accidently leaned on the switch while talking to a Cockie on the passenger side in daylight. Fifteen minutes later I noticed smoke pouring out of the vehicle, a hole in the seat & one melted Lexon lense.
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Reply By: Swine Hunter - Tuesday, Apr 05, 2005 at 12:50

Tuesday, Apr 05, 2005 at 12:50
Hi Matt,
Echo as above, I have 240 Blitz for hunting, and they are a great light, but directly to the batt is the best way, the cig socket will get quite hot quite quickly, and LF actually used to offer a cig plug version. If you need to use it with wiring inside the car, I would look at fitting good gauge wiring and Anderson plugs, then you will have no probs.

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Follow Up By: Exploder - Tuesday, Apr 05, 2005 at 19:59

Tuesday, Apr 05, 2005 at 19:59
Jeez the roo's and fox's won't have a chance with you blokes out there.

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Follow Up By: Shane (QLD) - Wednesday, Apr 06, 2005 at 08:08

Wednesday, Apr 06, 2005 at 08:08
Swine Hunter,
What State are you in, if you don't mind me asking? ( and don't saybleep!).
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Follow Up By: Shane (QLD) - Wednesday, Apr 06, 2005 at 08:11

Wednesday, Apr 06, 2005 at 08:11
Jeez ! you can't even say p-ssed without being bleeped.
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Follow Up By: Swine Hunter - Tuesday, Apr 12, 2005 at 16:08

Tuesday, Apr 12, 2005 at 16:08
Hi Shane,
I am in NSW mate, Sydney.
I do get out shooting to a few places:

Mt Isa (Boulia)

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Reply By: Matt (W.A.) - Wednesday, Apr 06, 2005 at 08:01

Wednesday, Apr 06, 2005 at 08:01
Cheers Gents,
That's what i will do then Anderson Plugs it is with Heavy Gauge Wire straight off the Second Battery. once again thanks for the help.
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Reply By: Member - Jeff M (WA) - Tuesday, Apr 12, 2005 at 16:59

Tuesday, Apr 12, 2005 at 16:59
Matt, how many amps does it draw? I was using a Hella 16amp Plug for my modified Cooler, it metled the 8 amp equivlet. The 16amp one worked fine except it kept getting knocked out in the cargo barrier so I have changed to a two pin clipsal ULV style plug.

I reckon the hella ones would be the way to go, that way you could have one in the front and the back if required, just run GOOD cable to both. Easily cliped in and out when required and it will still fit into a normal cigi plug if you take it in someone else's car.

I've got a Primus rechargable hand held, it's VERY bright and only runs for about 10 minutes off a full charge. I find that I more often then not end up using the cheapo $20 latterns from supercheap. The old spottie doesn't come out very often.
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Follow Up By: Matt (W.A.) - Thursday, Apr 14, 2005 at 08:56

Thursday, Apr 14, 2005 at 08:56
Cheers Jeff,
I had ARB Ozzy Park put another! Bosch plug in the foot well on the drivers side for me so its all good now i also made up an adapter for the Normal "Accessorie" socket type to fit all my Bosch plugs in the Paj, Last coun was Three Bosch Plugs and Two Normal Accessorie Sockets....
aslong as i dont want to use them all at once i should be Fine!!

Thnks for your reply.
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