Smart Start HS-200; Strobe and/or Horn Not Working

 

Symptom

  • Strobe and/or horn not working.

Environment

  • Horn Start HS-200
    • Smart Start
    • Gen II

Cause

  • Smart Start HS-200's are not designed to operate running from the AC adapter.
    • Smart Start Horn Starts are equipped with a protection circuit that powers down the unit when the battery reaches a 50% discharge state.

Resolution

CAUTION:  OPENING THE CASE OF THE HS-200 ON-SITE MAY RESULT IN SERIOUS ELECTRICAL SHOCK OR DEATH!   

  1. Operate the Horn Start from battery power.
    1. Allow plenty of time to fully charge the Horn Start battery prior to the event.
    2. Disconnect the AC adapter before attempting to operate the unit.

KB ID: DD2061920


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