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ACR ELECTRONICS RCL-75 Product Support Manual

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  • Page 2 CAUTION: Before proceeding to install, test or use your new ACR Electronics’ product, please read this Product Support Manual in its entirety. If you have questions regarding the contents of the manual, please contact our Technical Service Department at ACR Electronics, Inc., Telephone +1 (954) 981- 3333 or email at
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents SECTION 1 - HOW THE SEARCHLIGHT WORKS _________________ 3 SECTION 2 - PREPARING TO INSTALL ________________________ 3 SECTION 3 - INSTALLATION ________________________________ 6 SECTION 4 - OPERATION _________________________________ 10 SECTION 5 - CARE AND MAINTENANCE _____________________ 10 APPENDIX A - SPECIFICATIONS ____________________________ 15 APPENDIX B - ACCESSORIES _______________________________ 16 APPENDIX C - DIAGRAMS OF CONFIGURATIONS _______________ 16...
  • Page 4: Section 1 - How The Searchlight Works

    SECTION 1 - HOW THE SEARCHLIGHT WORKS The RCL-75 was specially designed for mariners who require a high intensity remote controlled searchlight that is compact, light weight and can stand up to the tough marine environment. The RCL-75 searchlight system contains an intense light beam that produces 180,000 peak candlepower by combining two 55W halogen lamps with unique optical quality, parabolic reflectors.
  • Page 5 981-3333. Please be ready to provide the serial number of your unit and location of purchase. Figure 1 Y1-03-0158G...
  • Page 6 Location Selection Care and consideration should be given to the selection of a mounting location for the RCL-75 and the Point Pad™ (remote control panel). Location helps assure maximum performance of the light. Typical mounting locations include bow pulpit, fore deck, and cabin hardtop (see Figures 2 and 3).
  • Page 7: Section 3 - Installation

    SECTION 3 - INSTALLATION Wiring The RCL-75 has two wiring requirements: 1.) Connect the remote control Point Pad™ to the light 2.) Connect the light to 12-volt power with 15 amp rated wiring. The light works best with 13.5 volts.
  • Page 8 CAUTION: The connectors on each side of the wire harness are different. Test fit connector to switch before running the harness to the light. For ease of installation, a 17-foot (5.18 meter) wiring harness to connect the remote control to the light has been supplied. The wire should be run from the Point Pad™...
  • Page 9 When the flush mount option is selected, cut a rectangular hole in the dashboard location using the Point Pad™ Flush Mount Template supplied in the Mounting Templates. Use the gasket, washers, nuts, and the two U-Clamps provided to secure the Point Pad™. Use a sealant around the cut out to protect from moisture intrusion.
  • Page 10 Figure 6-Shapeable plate (purchased separately) Remove the deck mounting plate from the light base (4 Allen bolts). Save the bolts and washers. Locate the mounting plate on the spot that you want your light. Rotate the plate so that the arrows are pointing forward and the length of the arrow is aligned parallel to the keel.
  • Page 11: Section 4 - Operation

    SECTION 4 - OPERATION The remote control Point Pad™ is simple to operate. A red LED lights to indicate that power is available. A green LED lights when the RCL-75 is in use. The ON/OFF button turns both dual beams ON and OFF together. The control disk is pushed down in the direction you want to aim the light.
  • Page 12 Remove the light from its mounting location. Lamps should be changed in an environment that includes good lighting and protection from the weather, i.e., in a suitable work place. Remove top cover (4 top screws at sides of front, and 4 counter sunk Phillips screws attaching top cover to lower case).
  • Page 13 At the point where the grey bulb wire passes through the partition wall, remove the sealant with a razor, screwdriver or snips. Beneath the sealant is a wire sleeve. Hold this sleeve with needle nose pliers and push through the partition wall (see Figure 12). Gently remove the entire reflector assembly from the body (see Figure 13).
  • Page 14 Install new bulb, aligning the larger hole toward the back of the tube with the G-clip hole. Do not touch bulb with bare hands (see Figure 16). Re-install G-clip. Install the rubber sleeve over the base of the reflector, flush to the G-clip.
  • Page 15 block and screw tightened securely. Gather wires together and install new cable ties (see Figure 19). Replace the top cover carefully, making sure the partition is seated in its proper groove and the screw holes at the front match the metal braces.
  • Page 16: Appendix A - Specifications

    APPENDIX A - SPECIFICATIONS NOTE: Specifications are for the RCL-75 with remote control Point Pad™ RCL-75 Specifications 12 – 14 Volts DC Power requirements Current draw 10 Amps Power wire leads 14 Gauge 17’ minimum with Molex® quick Wire harness...
  • Page 17: Appendix B - Accessories

    APPENDIX B - ACCESSORIES The following are options and replacement parts that can be ordered for your searchlight: Item Product Number (P/N) Replacement bulbs: 55W/12V lamp, halogen, 9403 200hr operating life Base gasket 9425 station cable harness, 17' (5.2m) length, 9426 water proof connector Riser, 1 inch (2.54cm): Can be stacked to raise...
  • Page 18 Figure 21-Installation with extension cable harness Figure 22-Installation with second Point Pad™ station Y1-03-0158G...
  • Page 19: Appendix D - Warranty, Useful Life Policy, Notices

    1 (one) year* from date of purchase or receipt as a gift. During the warranty period ACR Electronics, Inc. will repair or, at its option, replace the unit at no cost to you for labor, materials and return transportation from ACR.
  • Page 20 EC DECLARATION OF CONFORMITY ACR Electronics, Inc. hereby declares that the following product is in conformity with Directive 2004/108/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 15 December 2004 on Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC Directive). In accordance with the Directive, the product will be marked with the CE conformity marking as...

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