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Sunray 490 - Message Sign

National Signal continues to innovate with the addition of our mid-size 'full matrix' message sign.

The SR490 combines the features of our large and small signs into a convenient package that delivers great legibility in a compact easy to use package. Available in manual lift or optional hydraulic lift.

With our newly positioned control there is no more kneeling or bending over to program your message.

And now, you can see your message while you program. No more walking around the sign.

Find out more about the other great features of our SR490 below.


  • AllnGaP LED technology
  • Hundreds of pre-programmed messages, MUTCD messages, and operator-created messages
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Cost effective
  • Reliable and easy to operate
  • Meet or exceed all state and federal highway MUTCD traffic safety specifications
  • Replace characters without the need of tools
  • 5 LEDs per pixel

Sunray LTS

Combo hitch 2" ball & 3" pintle ring
Speed detection
Wheel locks
Electro hydraulic lift
Cellular phone for remote operation
Color touch tablet
Hidden shackle lock brackets to secure batteries
Batteries and Solar Collectors
Batteries 6v or 12v deep cycle with varying options
Battery charger 15A to 30A fanned cooled, external plug, (45A optional)
Battery enclosure Lockable, ventilated, acid resistant
Solar collector Crystalline silicon, 80w to 240w
Pixel matrix SR490 28 rows by 48
Character size 6 fonts from 11" to 46", 3 lines of 12 characters
LEDs 590 nm amber, 5 per pixel
Brightness Manual/automatic 31 levels
Photo sensor Shielded from extraneous light
Enclosure Aluminum, finished powder coated black
Sign dimensions 59" high by 96" wide
Trailer Construction
Width across fenders 78"
Drawbar 2 1/2" x 2 1/2" x .187" wall steel tube / removable
Fenders formed steel replaceable
Frame 3" x 3" x 1/8" wall tubing
Length w/ drawbar 137"
Length w/o drawbar 106"
Height sign up 149"
Height sign down 105"
Hitch 2" ball class II 3500 lb capacity
Jacks (4) slide type plated, (1) swing type w/ caster
Tire size ST205/75-D15 load C
Weight 1600 lbs
Lift mechanism 2,500 lb with double disc brake. 1/4" diameter steel rope cable rated 4,400 lb. Electro-hydraulic optional
Type Proprietary embedded, NTCIP compliant
Dimming Manual or automatic
LCD 4 lines, 40 characters per line, backlit
Remote communication Cellular capable
Messages 50 user programmable (4 pages each), 300 pre-programmed including MUTCD symbols and arrows
Message scheduling 36 events

National Signal Inc.
2440 Artesia Avenue
Fullerton, CA 92833

(888) 994-0300
(714) 441-7707


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