12vdc alternating Flasher circuit

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cvfc1216

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So here is the rundown. im on the local fire dept and i have my lights in my truck. but i just came across 2 12vdc LED 3rd Break-light assemblies. they came from my chief's old truck and i want to put them in mine and i want them to have a alternating flash to them. iv been trying to build the circuit myself but i just cant get it to work.

sooo in essence i need an alternating flasher that can take an input of 12vdc and put out 12vdc at about 1amp. anyone have any ideas or schematics that i can use to build this circuit. and dont worry bout legal things with driving laws its legal i checked it.

Mikebits

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Why the irrelevant fluff about being a firefighter? Do you think it will give credence to the response you receive? By the nature of your writing I am surprised you passed the academy entrance exam. And no, I do not think a flashing brake light is legal.

cvfc1216

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who are you to say whats legal. your California rules may restrict that but my state does not, i know this because iv checked with my DMV supervisor. if you have nothing to say to help me don't bother posting. by the way, what makes you such an expert on grammar?

Mikebits

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Common sense will prevail here, I doubt any state is governed stupidly enough to allow flashing brake lights as this would pose a hazard. Secondly, by your writing style I can tell your maturity level, and I have serious doubts that what you say is true. I am dubious of you, so I am not so receptive. What you propose is silly and really quite dangerous on the road.

cvfc1216

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If you think it is so silly then make yourself not any part of it and leave me to my plans and for your information they are legal if the flash rate is no faster than one flash per min and they are mounted in the top corners by the c post of the vehicle. If you have nothing constructive to add go bother someone else who gives a damn for your opinion.
Goodbye

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cvfc1216 they're federal laws not state apparently you don't know what you're talking about. Buy a commercial unit. I'm assuming your fire department has a budget that includes some amount of money for signal lights for safety vehicle? If this isn't for a work vehicle that is properly registered as a saftey vehicle it's illegal, if it is do it the proper way by buying a unit from someone that knows what they're doing.

tcmtech

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Thats simple to build!

cvfc1216

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anger management? funny... almost original... not really. see i know a guy that was like you are now, always talked **** about firefighters and thought nothing about respecting them any, until his house burnt down and we saved his ass.
your probably asking why the hell am i saying this. its because we are here to save your ass, not to kiss it. we owe you nothing else. and as for me my father had a saying i always liked. "Dont get mad, get even" you cant anger me because i know you are full of crap and i find it funny your talking so much crap because one day you will need a firefighter for some reason and that day you may or may not realize how much of an idiot you really are and im fine with that.

cvfc1216

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mikebits i would pay to see your governator beat up mine, quite frankly the guy needs a couple smacks upside the head to figure out that he is screwing up just a tad more than the last one did and by tad i mean crashing cop cars and bankrupting the state is way more than just coming out of the closet

Mike_2545

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And here you are asking for help from people so you can get back to your 'holier that thou attitude' with new flashing lights. I really don't care if you are a firefighter or a rocket scientist. Around here we all on the same playing field. So stop opening your mouth and inserting the keyboard! I don't owe you anything especially respect!

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cvfc1216

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sooo idk bout the rest of you but im having too much fun now, im talking to a guy from California that talks about common sense and a guy from Ohio that thinks he has me figured out from 500 miles away. this is just too fun.

cvfc1216

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your right you don't owe me ****, but you sure are paying me alot of entertainment with your cute little comments and how angry and frustrated your sound. oh and whats the matter your original comment was not good enough u had ro edit a minute later so i wouldn't see.