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HID XeVision™ HID system installation information
XeVision™ HID lighting system installations though certified professional shops

Please contact the shop, which is closest to your location or a preferred FSDO. Competent maintenance technicians have experience with our XeVision HID system installations and 337 approval procedure. The list below shows the involved FAA FSDO's, shop and contact person, examples of installations with approved FAA 337 field approval documents. Please see also list of selected approved FAA 337 by clicking here.

FSDO
Certified shop and contact
Approved installations
337's

Philadelphia FSDO

Hortman Aviation, Philadelphia, PA

Herbert Hortman hortmanaviation@aol.com
(215) 969-0311

http://www.hortmanaviation.com

Grumman Tiger, Yankee, Traveller Piper Cherokee

12 or more

South Bend SBN-FSDO

Excel-Air Services, Rensselaer, IN

John Sjaardema john@excelairservices.com
(888) 91-EXCEL

http://www.excelairservices.com

Grumman Tiger, Cheetah, Traveller Cessna 182

6 or more

Oakland OAK-FSDO

Top Gun Aviation, Stockton, CA

Thomas Rouch tom@topgunaviation.net
(209) 983-8082

TopGunAviation.net

Mooney

Grumman Tiger

Soccata Tobago

Piper PA-235

10 or more

Minneapolis FSDO

Sierra Hotel Aero, St. Paul, MN

Chris Gardner chris@navion.com
(651) 306-1456

http://www.sierrahotelaero.com

http://www.navion.com

Navion (OEM) Piper Mirage

Beech Baron

10 or more

DuPage DPA-FSDO

Motive Services Co, Algonquin, IL

Lynn Hadler lhadler@sbcglobal.net
(847) 428-4242 office (847) 565-6589 cell

Yak 52
Grumman

Cessna

Mooney M-20J

12 or more

Oakland OAK-FSDO

Oakland Aircraft Maintenance, Oakland, CA

Bill Putney B.Putney@oaklandaircraft.com
510-638-5198

http://www.oak-air.com

Navion
Cessna

Grumman

Mooney

12 or more

Detroit AGL-FSDO

Avantgarde Aviation, Waterford, MI

John Johns

(248) 666-3730

Beech M-35, Baron, Bonanza T-tail Lance

5 or more

Las Vegas FSDO

Classic Aero LLC, Ramona, CA

(760) 496-8723

Cessna P-210
Grumman

3 or more

Spokane FSDO

Southfield Fuel / Heli-Prop Aviation Coeur D'Alene, ID

Larry Booher

southfieldfuel@verizon.net

(208) 772 6404

Mooney

1 or more

Philadephia FSDO

Schaerer Aviation, Lebanon, PA

Grumman

1 or more

Oakland OAK-FSDO

Aeroventure, Petaluma, CA

Peter Bradley
aeroventurepete@gmail.com
(707) 778-6767

http://www.aeroventure.com

Piper PA-28R-200

1 or more

Boston FSDO

Platinum Aviation, Fort Lauderdale, FL

Glenn E. Juber, A P/IA/CFI
glenn@flyplatinum.com
(954) 771-1288

http://www.flyplatinum.com

Mooney M20F, M20J Piper Archer Piper Geronimo Apache, Aztec Cessna 500/501, 550, 560 series Citation Cessna T337

5 or more

Van Nuys FSDO

Light Helicopter Depot, Santa Paula, CA

Dan Casey
dcasey@yahoo.com
(650) 224 0802

Robinson R22, R44

in the works

Harrisburg PA FSDO

Advanced Aircraft Services, Lancaster, PA

Jim Mazzante, A P Service@AdvancedAircraftServices.com
(717) 735-5179

http://www.advancedaircraftservices.com

Diamond Aircraft DA40 Cirrus SR-20, SR-22 in the works:

3 or more

Australia Sydney

Bilyara Maintenance and Engineering

Garth Bartlett
admin@bilyaragroup.com.au
(612) 9532-1757

Cessna, others

Saint Paul MN

FSDO

Modern Aero Inc., Saint Paul, MN

Frank Nook, Avonics
frank@modernaero.com
(952) 941-6255, ext. 106

http://www.asijetcenter.com

Diamond Aircraft DA42 TwinStar

1 or more

Los Angeles CA
FSDO

Security Aviation, Hawthorne, CA 90250

Chris Miller
cmiller@securityaviation.net
(310) 978-1095

http://www.securityaviation.net

Diamond Aircraft DA40

3 or more

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Installation Instructions

A complete installation manual is provided with each XeVision kit.

Click here to download pdf copy of the installation manual.

Below is an example of a typical 12 VDC installation. The existing aircraft (a/c) switch, CB and wiring may be used if rating is equal or greater than 10 A. We like to see 18 awg or 16 awg wires. New installations please follow diagram below.

XeVision™ HID conversion kit generic wiring diagram
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Power input for the super thin XeStrike™ ballast, XV4D

There are two distinct XV4D ballast models:

SPM: Single power mode, setup for one single output power, like 35 W or 50 W

DPM: Dual power mode allowing switching between the preset dual output power setting

The input power connector of the two models are wired differently. The input connector consists of three pins with + power, ground, and trigger. Please see the wiring diagrams below representing SPM and DPM model required wiring.

XV4D ballast models power input wiring

Wiring diagram of XV4D SPM Wiring diagram of XV4D DPM

Note:
Wiring of SPM and DPM models are different.
SPM standard on/off wiring with a two pin connector (or open trigger wire) is shown in the generic HID wiring diagram here. SPM remote on/off switching (SW) is done between + power (red) and control wire (white)
DPM is remotely switched by SW is between trigger wire (white) and ground wire (black) to select
35 W or 50 W. on/off switching is done by a switch (and CB) in the + power (red) wire.

Note:
Please click on the thumbs for a larger wiring diagram or download the DPM diagram and SPM diagram


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Amperage load analysis

For the circuit breaker value the maximum inrush current at startup needs to be considered.
This may be larger than the recommended CB value for the wire protection.
If a CB value is marginal, startup of the HID bulb may fail.

For 50 watt systems

12 VDC

24 VDC

Ballast steady state current (A)

4.6

2.3

Wire gauge (AWG) recommended (depends on length)

16

18

Circuit breaker (A) recommended

10 - 15

7.5 - 10

For 35 watt systems

12 VDC

24 VDC

Ballast steady state current (A)

3.2

1.6

Wire gauge (AWG) recommended (depends on length)

16

18

Circuit breaker (A) recommended

7.5 - 10

5 - 7.5

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XePulse™ 2 module wiring

This is our new solid-state module which is designed for our XeStrike™ D-series ballasts with three input pins. Please check the XePulse™ 2 page for XePulse™ 2 description and specifications.

To get all XePulse™ 2 related documents, please go to the download page.

XePulse™ 1 module wiring recommendations
XeVision XePulse wiring recommendations

You may download this diagram as a pdf file here

External switching example - wiring diagram for a Grumman Traveller

Here is an example of an external switching wiring diagram for our pulsing system by Al Griffin for his Grumman Traveller, N7284L, prepared for the FAA 337 application. Download the pdf file of this nice wiring diagram.

This wiring example can be applied to other similar XeVision HID system installations. Thanks Al for providing and sharing this valuable information. For Al's complete FAA 337 click here.

XePulse™ 1 D+ with XV4D (left) and XV3D (right) ballast special wiring

XePulse D+ with XV4D ballast special wiring
XePulse D+ with XV3D ballast special wiring

click on the pictures for a larger image

You may download these diagrams as a pdf file here

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Installation example in Glasair I RG
XeVision XV-36 landing light installed

XeVision H.I.D. lamp installed in Glasair RG I

XeVision XV-36 landing light with ring

XeVision H.I.D. lamp installed in Glasair RG I

XeVision XV-1 ballast installation on cowling

XeVision H.I.D. lamp installed in Glasair RG I

XeVision XV-1 ballast installation on firewall

XeVision H.I.D. lamp installed in Glasair RG I

Installation example by Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Prescott (AZ)

We got a fleet approval with FAA form 337 for our certified aircraft from the Scottsdale, AZ FSDO.

The pictures show how we attached everything to an aluminum plate and used existing mount holes in the nose bay of the aircraft and aircraft wiring. We did have to use the noise suppressors for this installation. They were done back in July and August 2003 and have given us excellent service with NO defects or failures of any kind.


Pat Kelly
Chief Inspector
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Prescott, AZ Campus

The picture example below shows the professional installation in a PA44-180 of their fleet

Professional ballast installation

Two ballasts for separate landing and taxi light

click for larger picture

Professional HD lamp installation

Taxi and landing light installation in the cowling

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For Diamond Aircraft DA40 aircraft XeVision HID installations

Dual XeVision XV-19-W installation in Diamond Aircraft DA-40

Download a great DA40 - XeVision HID light installation manual kindly provided by DiamondAviator.org. This installation manual is detailed with plenty of instructional photos.

For more installation photos from various customers, visit our customer page