User Guide

First start use of the Controller

 

Getting started / installing the controller

 

First, connect all plugs.

Gearbox: Connect the large, round, multi-pin plug directly to the gearbox

Gear lever: Connect the rectangular gear level plug to the gear lever.

TPS: Connect the TPS sensor plug to the TPS sensor.

Boost sensor: Connect the boost sensor plug to the boost sensor.

 

Then Connect Power

Black to ground, make sure you have a good connection.

Red to a 12V supply that becomes live when the ignition is switched on. Use an 8 Amp fuse on this wire.

 

Now before starting the engine, you have to calibrate the TPS (Throttle Position Sensor).

This process teaches the controller about the signal it can expect to receive from the TPS when the throttle pedal is both fully depressed and when it is not depressed at all.

Put the “W/S” switch into the W position (if you have the Mercedes Gear Lever)

 

1.Turn on the ignition so that the controller is powered up , but do NOT start the engine.

2.Press the joystick down until “SETUP” is shown on the display

3.Press the joystick right, to enter this menu

4.Now that you are in the SETUP menu, Press the joystick down until "Setup TPS " is displayed.

5.Press Joystick right, to enter this menu.

6.Now with 0% TPS (throttle pedal not depressed) press the joystick UP

7.Then press the throttle pedal fully (100% TPS) and press the joystick DOWN

8. Put the “W/S” switch into the S position, and repeat steps 1-8.

 

Gear Lever

Put the “W/S” switch into the W position (if you have the Mercedes Gear Lever).

1.Turn on the ignition so that the controller is powered up , but do NOT start the engine.

2.Press the joystick down until “SETUP” is shown on the display.

3.Press the joystick right, to enter this menu

4.Now you are in the SETUP menu, press the joystick down until "Lever Setup " is displayed.

6.Press Joystick Right, to enter this menu

7.If you have the 10 pin plug in the Gear Lever PRND4321. Press Joystick UP or Down to get “0”

If you have no plug for Gear Lever set to “1”

 

8.Press Joystick Right to save

9. PUT W/S in S position, and repeat steps 1-8.

 

Load

For turbocharged diesel engines with a boost sensor, the momentum of the engine is calculated as a combination of TPS and boost.

This means if a diesel engine with a peak torque of 750Nm has 250 Nm with no boost, and 100% TPS, the engine is at around 33% momentum. When the turbo kicks in and boost pressure is at 2 bar, we then get the remaining 66% momentum and peak output of 750 Nm.

For a Gasoline car it is different here we only use TPS, 100% TPS is 100% momentum.

 

“Setup Parameter” -> “Load - TPS Boost”

Diesel cars where boost sensor is mounted, set it to 2.5

Gasoline cars 6 cyl set it to 1.5

Gasoline cars V8 or more set it to 1

When the number is changed it is saved automatically, no need to press right to save this setting.

 

“Setup Parameter” -> “Boost Part Load”

Diesel cars where boost sensor is mounted, set it to 33

Gasoline cars 6 cyl set it to 1

Gasoline cars V8 or more set it to 1

Here you do have to press right to save after the number is changed to the desiredvalue

 

Shift Firmness.

When you first drive the car, be take careful notice of how hard the shifts are.

If all shifts are too soft or too hard it can be adjusted with the following setting.

“Shift Firmness” -> "General Firmness"

If shifts are too soft, reduce the number to get harder shifts.

If shifts are too hard, increase the number to get softer shifts.

 

Please be aware that if shifts are too soft, it can cause a problem where a shift does not complete and it stays in the gear it was in.

A shift that is a little too hard is always better then a shift that is too soft.

 

 

External Speed.

The best situation is to have the controller connected to an EXTERNAL SPEED SENSOR.

But as many of the old cars do not have one, the controller can work with the speed sensors internal to the gearbox.

 

 

"Use int speed/Rpm" (to decide if you are going to use an External speed sensor or not)

In software versions > 157 there are two seperate menus. One for “Speed EXT/INT” and another for “RPM EXT/INT”

PUT the “W/S” switch in the W position

1.Turn on the ignotion, but do NOT start engine.

2.Press the joystick down until “SETUP” is shown on the display.

3.Press the joystick right, to enter this menu

4.Now that you are in the SETUP menu, Press the joystick down until "Use int speed/Rpm" is displayed.

5.Press the joystick right, to enter this menu

6.Press the joystick up or down to select “0, 1 or 2” as per the list below.

0External Speed and RPM sensors are connected

1 External RPM sensor is connected and internal speed sensor is to be used

2 No external sensors are connected and both Km/h and Engine RPM is read from internal gearbox sensors..

7.Press the joystick right to save

8. PUT the W/S switch in the S position, and repeat points 1-7.

 

An external speed sensor is absolutely preferable, as there is a limitation on the internal speed calculation, since the speed can not be read while shifting.

 

After connecting the External speed sensor, run the car slowly (10 km/h) and see what the speed says, in “LiveData” if it is not correct it should be adjusted in the setup menu "Adjust Ext Speed % "

 

 

As much as I hate to say it, here it is…

This product comes with no warranties or guarantees of any kind. Both installation and use of

this system in any vehicle is done at the risk of the owner / operator of the vehicle. The

developer / seller of this system cannot be held responsible for any loss, damages or injury

caused either directly or indirectly by the installation or use of this system. The system is

intended for off road use only.