CenCom Core Power Connector
Issued By: Bryan Mather
Date: October 2020
This TPA is for general informational purposes only.
No action is required when using the power connector provided within the CenCom Core install kit.
- CenCom Core
The 4-pin power plug on CenCom Core has a different pin configuration than CenCom Sapphire, Carbide, and CanTrol.
When installing a CenCom Core into a vehicle which previously had a CenCom Carbide, Sapphire, or CanTrol system, or when installing CenCom Core in a Ford vehicle which has the “Ready for the Road” or “Ultimate Wiring Package”, the power connector must be re-pinned to the correct pinout, otherwise the power connector provided within the CenCom Core install kit must be used.
CenCom Core has integrated reverse polarity protection; however, damage may still occur if CenCom Core is connected to a computer via the USB-C port and the power connection is reversed.
If installing CenCom Core into a vehicle which previously had a CenCom Carbide, Sapphire, or CanTrol system, or using a power harness other than the harness provided within the CenCom Core [C399] install kit, the power pinout must be verified and corrected, as required.
For assistance in determining which power pinout you have, please contact the Whelen Technical Support Group.
Phone: (860) 526-9504
The 4 pin Molex power plug can be re-pinned without the use of special tools. Please see the photos on page two of this advisory for reference on removing the pins.
Note: The photos attached show a power connector pinned for CenCom Core.
The correct pinout is shown in Figure 1
Note: Care should be taken to ensure the pin orientation is correct when re-inserting into the housing. Once all pins are re-inserted, place the retainer clip back over the housing, securing the pins within the housing.