AR-01 Automotive Relay Operation Description:
AR-01 Installation Guide
The AR-01 Automotive Relay Provides a simple solution for the hookup of powered accessories in any 12VDC system, such as those found in Automobiles, Trucks, Motorcycles, Boats, RV's ATV's, Trailers etc. The AR-01 is capable of switching and powering up to 30 Amps. The AR-01 consumes no power while it is not triggered, so there is no worry of draining batteries when not used. The AR-01 is contained in a RUGGED ABS plastic housing with a mounting hole provided. The unit is fully EPOXY ENCAPSULATED making it completely WATERPROOF. All electrical connections are made externally with automotive grade wire.
The AR-01 requires 12VDC and a GROUND connection to be applied to the POWER CONNECTION (+ RED and - BLK) wires respectively in order to operate.
There are three RELAY SWITCH CONNECTIONS, which consist of a common switch connection (COM) YEL wire, a Normally Closed (NC) WHT/BLK wire and a Normally Open (NO) WHT connection. The load or devise which should be switched is connected in series with these connections. Most applications will require only two of these wires to be connected.
The Normally Open connection is used when it is desired to switch the Load ON, and the Normally Closed connection is used when it is desired to switch the Load OFF.
The RELAY SWITCH CONNECTIONS must be connected in Series with the load, and MUST NEVER be Connected across the Battery or Power source terminals.
NOTE: It is good practice to install an appropriately sized fuse into this circuit for protection of the Load and the AR-01 Relay contacts.
There are two operating modes of the AR-01, SWITCH and FLASHING. Each operating mode has two trigger methods, a Positive Trigger and a Negative Trigger. The FLASHING mode causes the AR-01 switch to turn ON and OFF at a repetitive rate of approximately 53 cycles per minute or (0.88 hertz). The SWITCH mode turns the load either ON or OFF depending on the RELAY SWITCH CONNECTION.
The CONTROL SIGNALS:
NEGATIVE TRIGGER is a direct connection to the AR-01 Relay Coil. As such this signal will override all other control signals. To make the trigger function, connect the GREEN wire to circuit GROUND. 150ma of current is required. The coil will activate with a voltage above GROUND, but not more than 5VDC, otherwise the coil may not "pull-in" reliably.
POSITIVE TRIGGER is the most sensitive, to function connect the BLU wire to a minimum voltage of 1.0VDC @ 0.5ma to operate and the voltage can be as high as 14VDC @ 7.5ma. This sensitivity is excellent for Triggering the AR-01 directly from speaker connections when a separate remote signal is not available.
FLASHING NEGATIVE TRIGGER will activate the AR-01 Flashing function when the BRN wire is connected to circuit GROUND or a voltage up to 5VDC above GROUND. This signal requires 2.5ma to 1.0ma of current to operate.
FLASHING POSITIVE TRIGGER will activate the AR-01 Flashing function when the GRY wire is connected to 5VDC to 14VDC above circuit GROUND. This signal requires 6ma to 18ma of current to operate.
AR-01 Installation Guide
NOTE: Activating either the POSITIVE or NEGATIVE TRIGGER during either flashing mode will cause the AR-01 to operate continuously, thereby interrupting the flashing mode of operation. All four control signals are protected from reverse hook-up, as well as the two Power connections (+ RED and - BLK).
AR-01 No Warning Light Installation Guide
Used for cars that has NO Headlight Malfunction Warning System and either a Single OR Dual Headlight Beam
Cars: GMC, Dodge (with out warning lights)
AR-02 HID - Fixes Warning Indicators:
AR-02 Installation Guide
The AR-02 is used in all automobiles equipped with a Headlight Malfunction Warning System. The Vehicles Headlight Malfunction Warning System usually has indicators located in or around the instrument panel cluster to alert the vehicle operator when a headlight malfunctions.
THE PROBLEM WITH HID Lights:
The headlight circuit is incapable of powering HID lights directly due to the excessive current draw during start-up of the ballast which could be as much as 10 amp's., causing the HID lights to flicker, and ultimately not start.
To eliminate the problem of insufficient power to the HID ballasts and lights, installers provide an alternate source of power to the HID lights through a device like the Switch Smart Automotive Relay. This method does the job of providing the needed power, but since the headlight circuit is not sufficiently loaded, any vehicle equipped with a Headlight Malfunction Warning System, will have Fault indicators lighted on the instrument cluster.
The AR-02 HID ALLEVIATES the PROBLEM:
THE AR-02 HID RESTORES normal operation to the Vehicle's Headlight Malfunction Warning System. The vehicles Headlight Malfunction Warning System will not falsely indicate a malfunction. In the event of a HID LAMP or BALLAST malfunction, the Vehicle's Headlight Malfunction Warning System will correctly report the defect.
AR-02 HID is simple to install:
- One AR-02 HID is required for each ballast installed in the vehicle, nothing else is required!
- The AR-02 HID OUTPUT (YELLOW wire) is connected to the HID Ballast.
- The AR-02 HID POWER INPUT (RED wire) is connected to the automobile BATTERY (+) TERMINAL
- The AR-02 HID GROUND connection (BLACK wire) is connected to the HEADLIGHT CIRCUIT GROUND connection.
- The AR-02 HID CONTROL CONNECTION (WHITE wire) is connected to the HEADLIGHT CONTROL CIRCUIT.
AR-02 Installation Guide
NOTE: AR-02 is included in all ASM Lighting kits for automobiles equipped with a Headlight Malfunction Warning System.
AR-02D - Headlight Malfunction Warning Systems/Dual Headlight Beam
AR-02D HID and BI-XENON Guide AR-02D Faston Connection Diagram
This is used for cars that has Headlight Malfunction Warning Systems and a Dual Headlight Beam.
Cars: Dodge (with headlight malfunction warning systems)
9004/9007 Installation Guide: