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Connecting the N8096B & N8096C Emergency Vehicle Alternating Flashers


Installing the N8096B or N8096C is very straightforward. Because the module has circuitry on both sides, care must be taken to be sure that the components or wires soldered will not make contact with any metal object which could cause a short circuit.

Included with the module are two 6” lengths of #32 insulated wire. If necessary, these can be used for power input wires. If used, we recommend the blue wire be used for the + DC connection. It would be connected to solder point 1 as shown in Fig. 1. This wire could also connect through a switch to the + DC connection for remote control of the lighting effect. The other (green) wire should be connected to – DC and to solder point 2.

Any well regulated DC power source can be used to power this module providing the voltage is at least 6VDC and doesn't exceed 18VDC. Our N3512 and N3518 Power supplies are ideal for this use. Also, due to the very low power consumption, this device can also be powered by a battery, such as a standard 9-volt.


                                Figure 1

Important note: A low-wattage iron with a pointed tip should be used for connection of wires. Too much heat or solder can easily damage the wires, decoder or module and void the warranty.

Also, all connecting wires should be pre-tinned before soldering them to the module. This will make connection quick and easy and ensure excessive heat is not applied to the solder points.


The N8096B simulates a modern strobe type effects for 2 lights

The N8096C simulates earlier filament type lamps that fade in and out when energized (circa 1050's).



Connecting LEDs

When connecting the LEDs, proper polarity must be observed. LEDs are “polarity sensitive” and will not function if connected backwards.  The N8096B is configured for the connection of one 20 ma LED series pair to solder points 3 & 4 and a second LED series pair connected to solder points 5 & 4.

The N8096B has on-board current limiting resistance to protect these LEDs so no external resistor is required.

Using wire appropriate for the size of the LED and its placement in the model, wire the first series pair by connecting the first LED anode (the + connection) to solder point 4.  Connect the cathode (- connection) of this LED to the anode of the second LED and connect the cathode (- connection) of the second LED to solder point 3. Wire the second series pair, connecting the pairs first LED cathode (-) to solder point 5, and second LED anode (+) to point 4. See Fig. 2 below for a layout of LED hookup.

Combined device (LED) voltages for each series pair must not exceed 5-volts.


Figure 2 below is a schematic layout showing LED connection.


                                     Figure 4



This completes connection of the N8096B & N8096C Flasher modules. It is recommended that a thorough re-inspection of all connections and module placement be performed prior to applying power. We hope you enjoy the added realism our module provides.


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