FiTech Go EFI

The revolution in electronically controlled fuel injection systems has dramatically changed the way that guys build cars.  Not much more than 10 years ago, carbs still reigned supreme.  EFI conversions were hard, required a lot of expertise and didn’t get you all of the performance that you really wanted.  Over the years, we have shown how easily our Inifnitybox system can power and interface with the most popular EFI systems on the market.  We recently received an email from a customer asking how to wire the Infinitybox 20-Circuit Kit to the FiTech Go EFI 8 1200 Power Adder Plus.  Just like all the other EFI systems, this is easy.

There are blog posts and wiring diagrams on our website for many different EFI systems.  If you click on these links, you can find examples for The Holley Dominator, The Holley Sniper, The MSD Atomic EFI, The FAST EZ-EFI, and the GM LS3 ECU.  The FiTech Go EFI wires to the Infinitybox in the same way as other fuel injection systems.

Before you start wiring the FiTech EFI, you must thoroughly read and understand the instructions that came with your kit.  This link will take you to the Go EFI 8 1200 manual.  Note that this blog post is just going to cover wiring ignition power from your Infinitybox system, wiring the fuel pump & cooling fan.  Refer to the FiTech manual for the rest of the wiring details.

This diagram shows the connections between the FiTech Go EFI harness and the Infinitybox system.

First things first, you need to get battery power and ground to the FiTech harness.  The large red wire in their 6-pin connector must go directly to the positive terminal on your battery.

Next, you need to bring ignition power from your POWERCELL to the white wire in their 6-pin harness.  In most Infinitybox systems, the ignition output is the light-green wire on your front POWERCELL but check your configuration to be sure.  This POWERCELL output will supply battery power to the Sniper whenever you have the ignition switch on.

Next, you need to connect your MASTERCELL input for your cooling fan to the yellow wire on the FiTech 6-pin harness.  You must install a diode in series between the MASTERCELL input and the cooling fan trigger on their harness.  We recommend a 1N4001 diode.  Note that the orientation of this diode is critical.  Check the diagram above for the correct orientation of the stripe on the diode.

There are several advantages to using the Infinitybox system to control the cooling fan directly off of the FiTech harness.  First, you do not need to add a relay.  That is built into the POWERCELL.  Second, our cooling fan outputs are set to soft-start the motor.  Click here to learn more about the benefits of soft-starting.

Next, it is time to wire the fuel pump.  The orange wire on their 6-pin connector is the fuel pump trigger.  This is a 12-volt signal so it cannot be directly connected to the MASTERCELL input for the fuel pump.  You must use an inVERT Mini to flip this 12-volt signal to a ground signal for the MASTERCELL.  This link will get you more details on the inVERT Mini.  The diagram above will show you how to wire the inVERT Mini between the FiTech Go EFI harness and your MASTERCELL fuel pump input.

There are several advantages of using the Infinitybox system to control the fuel pump directly from the FiTech harness.  First, we can disable the fuel pump as a security measure if you have our inLINK Radio upgrade.  More importantly, having the Infinitybox system control the fuel pump means that you  have to run less wire in the car.  The MASTERCELL is located close to the EFI system.  The rear POWERCELL is mounted near the fuel pump in the tank.  There is no extra fuel pump wiring required to make it work.

Wiring your FiTech Go EFI system with Infinitybox is simple and it gets you a powerful electrical system.  You can download a PDF version of this wiring diagram by clicking this link.

Click this link to contact our team with any questions.

 

Wiring Dakota Digital VHX Gauges

Dakota Digital has been in the business of making advanced electrical products for the Automotive Aftermarket for a long time.  Their products include gauges, lighting, cruise control systems, gear indicators, linear actuators, climate control interfaces and other automotive accessories.  We’ve posted details before on how to wire their cruise control systems and their iKey Passive Keyless Entry System.  Their VHX series of gauges has become very popular in the market and a lot of our customers have asked about how to connect their VHX gauge controller box to our Infinitybox system.  This blog post is going to walk you through the details of Wiring Dakota Digital VHX Gauges to our system.

Before we go too far, this post is only going to cover wiring primary power, ground, key-on power and the signals for the indicators on the dash.  Their manual will cover the details for the rest of the wiring.  Carefully read and understand all of the details of the VHX instructions before you go any further.  You can get their manual by clicking this link.

This diagram shows an overview of the connections to the Infinitybox system for the VHX controller box.

Wiring diagram showing how to wire the Dakota Digital Gauge Control Box to the Infinitybox System.

Their VHX controller needs constant power from the battery.  Connect the CONST. POWER terminal on their controller box directly to the positive terminal on the battery.  You must fuse this wire at the battery for safety.  You also have to connect the GROUND terminal on their controller box to a good chassis ground connection.  This must be a metal-to-metal connection that is free of paint, powder coating, dirt and debris.

Here are the connections that are specific to the Infinitybox system.

First, the VHX controller box needs ignition or key-on power.  This is what turns the gauges on when you turn the key in the car.  Your ignition output is going to provide this power.  In most systems, this output is number 3 on the front POWERCELL.  Check the configuration sheet that came with your kit to confirm.  This ignition output is going to power your engine management.  You are going to splice into this wire to connect to the ACC. POWER terminal on the VHX controller box.

Next, you need to connect your parking light output on the front POWERCELL to the DIM(+) terminal on the VHX controller box.  This will turn on the illumination on the VHX gauges when you have your parking or headlights on.  Just like the ignition output, splice into the parking light output on your front POWERCELL and connect this to the DIM(+) terminal.

Lastly, you need to connect the POWERCELL outputs for your turn signals and high-beam to their respective terminals on the VHX control box for the turn signal indicators and high beam indicator.  Just like the key-on power and parking lights, splice into the output wires for the left turn signal, right turn signal and high-beams and connect them to the LEFT(+), RIGHT(+) and HIGH(+) terminals, respectively.  When your POWERCELL is flashing the left turn signal, the indicator for the left turn signal will flash on the Dakota Digital gauges.  When you have your high beams on, your high beam indicator will light up on the gauges.

Our Infinitybox system can power any electrical system in your resto-mod, street rod, pro-touring build or race car.  Wiring Dakota Digital VHX Gauges is a great example of that.  You can download a PDF of this wiring diagram by clicking this link.

Our technical support team is available to answer any questions about blog post or any other topics about wiring your car with our Infinitybox system.  Click on this link to get in touch with our team.

Wiring the Holley Sniper EFI

Until recently, electronic fuel injection was completely out of the hands of your typical automotive enthusiast.  Over the past years, many different companies have introduced powerful and elegant systems to bring the benefits of EFI to anyone.  Holley recently introduced their Sniper EFI system.  This is a cost-effective EFI system that can handle up to 650 horsepower and can be tuned without a laptop.  Wiring the Holley Sniper EFI system is a breeze with our Infinitybox 10-Circuit or 20-Circuit Kits.  This blog post will take you through the details.

Our Infinitybox system can interface with any electronic fuel injection system in the market.  Wiring the Holley Sniper EFI is as simple as wiring their Terminator or their Dominator.  Click on this link to get to the details of wiring the Holley TerminatorClick on this link to get to the details of wiring the Holley Dominator.

Before you start wiring the Holley Sniper EFI, you must thoroughly read and understand the instructions that came with your kit.  This link will take you to the Holley manual.  Note that this blog post is just going to cover wiring ignition power from your Infinitybox system and wiring the fuel pump & cooling fan.  The Holley manual will cover the rest of the wiring details.

This diagram shows you the connections between your Holley Sniper EFI and your Infinitybox system.

Wiring diagram showing how to wire the Holley Sniper EFI system to the Infinitybox 20-Circuit Kit.

First things first, you need to get battery power and ground to the Sniper.  The red wire in their 7-pin connector must go directly to the positive terminal on your battery.  The black wire in their 7-pin connector must go to ground.  As we discussed in other blog posts, 90% of all electrical problems relate to a bad ground.  Make sure that you have a solid metal-to-metal connection to your chassis with no paint, grease, powder coating or dirt in the way.

Next, you need to bring ignition power from your POWERCELL to the pink wire on their 7-pin harness.  In most Infinitybox systems, this is the light-green wire on your front POWERCELL but check your configuration to be sure.  This POWERCELL output will supply battery power to the Sniper whenever you have the ignition switch on.

Next, you need to connect your MASTERCELL input for your cooling fan to the light-blue wire on the Sniper 10-pin harness.  You must install a diode in series between the MASTERCELL input and the cooling fan trigger on the Holley harness.  We recommend a 1N4001 diode.  Note that the orientation of this diode is critical.  Check the diagram above for the correct orientation of the stripe on the diode.

There are several advantages to using the Infinitybox system to control the cooling fan directly off of the Sniper harness.  First, you do not need to add a relay.  That is built into the POWERCELL.  Second, our cooling fan outputs are set to soft-start the motor.  Click here to learn more about the benefits of soft-starting.

Next, it is time to wire the fuel pump.  The dark-blue wire on the 7-pin connector is the fuel pump trigger.  This is a 12-volt signal so it cannot be directly connected to the MASTERCELL input for the fuel pump.  You must use an inVERT Mini to flip this 12-volt signal to a ground signal for the MASTERCELL.  This link will get you more details on the inVERT Mini.  The diagram above will show you how to wire the inVERT Mini between the Sniper EFI harness and your MASTERCELL input.

There are several advantages of using the Infinitybox system to control the fuel pump directly from the Sniper harness.  First, we can disable the fuel pump as a security measure if you have our inLINK Radio upgrade.  More importantly, having the Infinitybox system control the fuel pump means that you  have to run less wire in the car.  The MASTERCELL is located close to the EFI system.  The rear POWERCELL is mounted near the fuel pump in the tank.  There is no extra fuel pump wiring required to make it work.

One quick note about the Sniper if you are using our One-Button Start feature.  It takes their system 2.5-seconds to boot up.  It is only after that time that the fuel-pump will start to prime.  Our standard One-Button Start feature is set for a 1-second fuel pump prime.  We can easily extend our fuel pump prime time to accommodate the timing required for the Sniper EFI system.  Please talk to Infinitybox technical support when you place your order to make this change.

Wiring the Holley Sniper EFI system with your Infinitybox 20-Circuit Kit will get you all of the functionality that you need to control your engine.  You can download a PDF of our wiring diagram by clicking this link.

Click this link to contact our team with any questions about how our Infinitybox system can streamline your wiring projects.

 

 

inMOTION Videos

There is nothing like our inMOTION Motor Controller Cell in the market.  It gets you a very simple and powerful way to control power windows and locks in your car, truck or custom vehicle.  Actually, it can control anything that needs to have polarity reversed to make it work correctly.  Examples of polarity reversed accessories include power windows, power locks, linear actuators, exhaust cutouts, valves and license plate lifts.  We’ve had a set of inMOTION videos on YouTube for a while.  We wanted to use this blog post to put all of those videos together in one place.

This first video shows a quick summary of the inMOTION cell and talks about its capability.


This next video talks about the features of the inMOTION cell and how you wire it into your Infinitybox system.

This last video shows how you setup and train the inMOTION cell.

Please click this link to contact our technical support team if you have any questions about what the inMOTION cell can do for your car.

New Installation Wiring Manual

We’re always updating and changing our documentation based on what we learn from customers.  We just released a new updated version of the installation manual for our 10 and 20-Circuit Kits.  This is the most ambitious overhaul of the document since we first created it in 2007.

This guide walks you through the major steps of wiring your car with our 10 or 20-Circuit Kits.  The steps are:

  1. Mounting the Cells
  2. Running Power from the Battery
  3. Connecting the CAN cables
  4. Wiring the POWERCELL Outputs
  5. Wiring the Switches to the MASTERCELL
  6. Testing the System

You can download this new manual from the resources section of our website or by clicking this link.

Please click here to contact us with any comments or feedback on this new manual.

Simple way to integrate Infinitybox to other systems

Passive Keyless Entry Integration

Our customers are very creative.  They are looking for the latest electrical features in their restorations, resto-mods, street-rods, kit cars and Pro-Touring builds.  The Infinitybox system is the only electrical system on the market that can get them the flexibility and the power to fulfill their most creative requirements for their cars and trucks.  We just got this example from Charlie B.  He’s restoring a 1971 Corvette and wanted to integrate a Passive Keyless Entry system into his car.  Check out how he did it with our Infinitybox system.

Charlie is wiring his Corvette with our 20-Circuit Kit.  He wants to integrate as many of the C6 Corvette features as he can into his car.  This includes the Passive Keyless Entry feature and the power door latches found in newer cars.  He purchased a set of the C6 door latches and fabricated them into the B-pillars of the car.  These latches take a 12-volt signal to let you open the door.  He also purchased the C6 door handles that have switches built into them.  When you pull on the handle, it closes a switch that is designed to send a signal to the C6 body computer to trigger the latches.  In this case, our Infinitybox system replaces the body computer from General Motors.

Charlie also purchased the Directed 2102T Passive Keyless Entry System.  He wants to replicate the features of the modern Corvettes in his resto-mod.  When he is away from the car, he wants it to be secured.  The doors can’t open and the car cannot start.  When he approaches the car, he wants to be able to pull on the handles to open the doors and press a button to start the engine.  Our Infinitybox system lets him do all of this.

Even before you get into the Passive Keyless Entry integration, our Infinitybox system has a built-in one-button start feature.  From a single button you can manage your ignition and starter.  You can click on this link to learn more about this and watch a video of the one-button start in action.  This makes Charlie’s one-button start requirement easy.  It is standard with every Infinitybox kit.

The 2102T has an output that is called the Starter Kill Output.  It is on the 10-position black connector on the 2102T harness.  The Starter Kill output does exactly what it sounds like.  It is a ground switched output, designed to interrupt the starter relay in the car.  It connects to the ground side of the relay coil.  When the PKE transmitters are out of range of the car, this circuit opens to disable the ability to crank the starter.  When the PKE transmitters are in range of the car, the Starter Kill Output closes and creates a path to ground for the starter relay.  This lets you start the car.

In Charlie’s case, he wants to limit the ability to open the doors of the car and start the car using our one-button start.  For all of these switches, he used the Starter Kill Output on the 2102T to interrupt the ground path for his one-button start switch and the switches for his doors.  The following diagram shows the details.

Simple way to integrate Infinitybox to other systems

Wiring diagram to show how to connect Passive Keyless Entry System to Infinitybox

 

Our MASTERCELL inputs are triggered by a connection to ground.  You connect the input to your switch then ground the other side of your switch.  Turning on the switch closes the circuit to ground, which turns on the MASTERCELL input.  The MASTERCELL then sends a command to the POWERCELLs int he system to control your outputs.  This link will get you more detail on how the MASTERCELL inputs work.  If anything interrupts the electrical path from the MASTERCELL input to ground, the MASTERCELL input will not turn on.  Charlie’s using the Starter Kill Output on the Passive Keyless System to interrupt the ground path to control when his switches will work.

For his one-button start, he connected the MASTERCELL input to one side of his switch then connected the ground side of this switch through a diode to the Starter Kill Output.  He will only get a path to ground for the one-button start switch when his PKE transmitter is in range of the car.  When the transmitter is out of range, pushing the one-button start will do nothing.

For his door latches, Charlie picked two open outputs on his rear POWERCELL.  He wired these outputs to the door latches in the B-pillars and grounded the latches to the chassis.  Then he took the MASTERCELL inputs that corresponded to the POWERCELL outputs and connected them to the switches in the door handles.  Instead of grounding the door switches to the chassis, he connected the ground side of the switch to the Engine Kill Output on the 2102T with a diode in series.  When he pulls on the door handle, the switch in the handle closes.  The MASTERCELL input will get connected to ground when the PKE transmitter is range and the Starter Kill Output is on.  This will cause the MASTERCELL to send a command to the POWERCELL to send 12-volts to the door latch to open the door.

The diodes in this circuit are very important.  They isolate the three inputs from each other so that they can operate independently.  Without these diodes, all three MASTERCELL inputs would turn on if you turned on any one of the switches.  The diodes that we recommend are 1N4001 and can be purchased from any on-line electronics seller.  The orientation of the diodes are very critical.  Diodes are like check valves and they must be oriented in the correct direction.  For this circuit, the cathode must be oriented away from the MASTERCELL input.  The cathode end is the one with the stripe on it.

This simple wiring set up gives Charlie all he wanted for his car security.  If anyone walks up to the car without his PKE transmitters, they can pull on the door handles and nothing will happen.  The doors will not open.  If they were to get inside the car and press the one-button start, nothing would happen.  The car would not start.

If Charlie approaches the car with his PKE transmitters, the 2102T activates and enables the switches for the doors and the one-button start.  He can pull on the door handle and the doors will open.  He can get in the car and press his one-button start.  The engine will start.  All of these features are exactly like what you get in a modern Corvette.

You can download a PDF of this wiring diagram for your project by clicking this link.

Please click this link to contact our technical support team if you have any questions about wiring your car or truck with our Infinitybox system.  

 

 

 

Beach Truck

Creative Key-Less Entry for 1972 Bronco

Our Infinitybox system can do much more than a traditional wire harness.  Even before you get into our accessories, our 20-Circuit Kit is a powerful way to wire your car or truck.  The flexibility that this kit offers lets our customers do some very creating things electrically.  We just got a great write up and set of pictures from Vince C.  He restored a 1972 Bronco and used our 20-Circuit Kit to wire it.

Vince lives by the beach and surfs a lot.  Taking keys with him when he’s out on his board isn’t the easiest thing.  Since it is an open-top truck, he didn’t want to just hide a set of keys in the interior.  He wanted to find a way to eliminate keys completely for his Bronco.  He needed something that could integrate with the inputs on his Infinitybox MASTERCELL.  It had to be easy to install and completely water proof.  He found a company called Essex Electronics.  They make access control systems for doors, gates and vehicles.  They make a key pad that completely fit the bill for Vince.  Their part number is KE-1701 and this link will take you to the data sheet for it.

Simple to integrate key-less entry

Essex Electronics KE-1701 keypad used for key-less entry

The KE-1701 is a Piezo-type key pad with up to 7 outputs on it.  You can configure how each of these outputs work including quick on/off, toggling and timers.  All of these are controlled by typing the correct code on the key pad.

Vince wired the outputs of this key pad into inputs on his Infinitybox MASTERCELL.  He can enter a specific code on the key pad to disable security on the truck.  This lets him use our integrated one-button start to control the engine.  He can also enable security from the key pad.  We programmed the system so that a POWERCELL output flashes a light on his dash to indicate to a would-be thief that the truck is protected.

He also has an output wired from the key pad to a different MASTERCELL input that drives a POWERCELL output to pop a solenoid to open his glove compartment.  That way he has a secure place for his wallet and phone when he’s out surfing.  These are well protected and he doesn’t need keys to access them, just the code for the key pad.

This picture shows how me mounted the key pad on the side of the center console in the Bronco.

Simple lock access

KE-1701 Keypad mounted in 1972 Bronco

This picture shows the wiring diagram for the KE-1701.  You can download a PDF of this diagram at this link.

Wiring diagram for KE-1701 used for 1972 Bronco access

 

Vince used the violet wire from the KE-1701 to operate security on his Infinitybox system.  To enable or disable security, he enters his code then presses the 3/4 button within two seconds.   He used the pink wire from the KE-1701 to activate the MASTERCELL input for the glove box solenoid.  To open this, he enters his code then presses the 7/8 key within two seconds.  The operation is very simple and requires no keys.

This is a great example of the power of the 20-Circuit Kit.  Our Infinitybox system makes this integration very easy for him.  He doesn’t need to add any external relays since the high-current switching is built into our POWERCELLs.  Since we’re managing the fuel pump, ignition and starter solenoid, our integrated security features completely immobilize the car.  Lastly, our integrated one-button start feature eliminates the need to wire in a separate controller.

If you have any questions about how you can get creative electrical functionality in your car or truck, click here to contact our technical support team.  Click on the same link if you have an Infinitybox project that you want to show off on our blog.

 

 

Wiring diagram showing how to wire the Infinitybox system to the AEM Infinity ECU.

Wiring the AEM Infinity ECU

AEM Infinity ECU

As we’ve blogged about before, our Infinitybox system easily integrates into any fuel injection or engine management system.  With our Infinitybox system and your ECU, you can easily power your engine management system plus seamlessly control your fuel pump and cooling fans.  We have a lot of different examples of wiring diagrams for different ECU’s.  You can get to them in the Resources section of our website by clicking this link.  This post is going to cover connecting your AEM Infinity ECU to your Infinitybox 20-Circuit Kit.

AEM has created a very powerful series of engine management computers and electronic fuel injection systems.  You can learn more about their product offering by clicking this link.  Before you start to wire their ECU, you must carefully read and thoroughly understand the instructions that came with your AEM Infinity ECU.  They have a very comprehensive set of instructions that walk you through the entire process.  Check their website for the specific manual for your ECU.

This blog post and wiring diagram are only going to cover the connections between your ECU and the Infinitybox system.  Specifically, this includes the ignition output that will supply key-on power to the ECU.  It will also include the details on the fuel pump and the cooling fan.  See the AEM manual for the rest of the wiring details.

The following diagram shows you all of the connections between the AEM ECU and the Infinitybox 20-Circuit Kit.

Wiring diagram showing how to wire the Infinitybox system to the AEM Infinity ECU.

Wiring diagram showing how to wire the Infinitybox system to the AEM Infinity ECU.

Please note that the wire colors and connector positions shown in this diagram are representation of a typical installation.  Reference the specific configuration sheet that came with your Infinitybox kit for the exact wire colors and connector positions.

The first connection that needs to be made is from the front POWERCELL to the Ignition Switched Power on the AEM ECU.  This is going to cavity 48 on the C1 connector on their harness.  When you turn on your ignition, you will get battery voltage on this pin of their connector.

The next connection is for the fuel pump trigger.  Connect the MASTERCELL input for your fuel pump to the PUMP terminal on cavity 41 on the C1 connector.  Note that you must add a blocking diode in series on this MASTERCELL input.  This can be a 1N4001 diode.  The orientation of this diode is critical for correct operation of the fuel pump.  Check the wiring diagram for the proper orientation of this diode.

Once you have the MASTERCELL input wired for the fuel pump trigger, connect the fuel pump output from the rear POWERCELL to your pump.

When the ECU sends the signal to turn on the fuel pump, the MASTERCELL input will get the trigger.  The MASTERCELL will send a command to the rear POWERCELL to turn on the fuel pump.  This lets you eliminate the fuel pump relay in the AEM harness and eliminates the need to run a separate fuel pump wire to the back of the car.

The last connections are for the cooling fan trigger.  Connect the MASTERCELL input for your cooling fan to the FAN terminal on cavity 21 on the C1 connector.  Note that you must add a blocking diode in series on this MASTERCELL input.  Like the fuel pump input, this can be a 1N4001 diode.  The orientation of this diode is critical for correct operation of the cooling fan.  Check the wiring diagram for the proper orientation of this diode.

Once you have the MASTERCELL input wired for the cooling fan trigger, connect the cooling fan output from the front POWERCELL to your fan.

When the ECU sends the signal to turn on the cooling fan, the MASTERCELL input will get the trigger.  The MASTERCELL will send a command to the front POWERCELL to turn on the cooling fan.  This lets you eliminate the cooling fan relay in the AEM harness.

Please note that you must keep the EFI MAIN RELAY in the AEM harness.  Follow their wiring instructions for this relay.

You can download a PDF of this wiring diagram by clicking this link.

You can contact one of our technical support engineers by clicking here if  you have any questions about this wiring diagram or anything else related to wiring your car with our Infinitybox system.

inTOUCH NET Apple Wi-Fi Data Setup

Our inTOUCH NET changed the industry when we introduced it in 2013.  For the first time, practically anyone could wire their cars and get modern touch screen control from any smart phone or tablet.  inTOUCH NET is unique because it uses Wi-Fi to communicate between your smart device and our Infinitybox system.  This eliminates a lot of wire and lets you control you car remotely to unlock doors, control lights and roll down windows.  A lot of people have asked how to properly connect their iPhone to inTOUCH NET so they have control of the car plus access to their cellular data.  This blog post will get you those details.  Please note that this blog post only describes how to set up an Apple iPhone or an iPad (standard or Mini) with a cellular data plan.  Keep watching this space for instructions showing you how to do this for Android phones and tablets.

inTOUCH NET uses a secure Wi-Fi connection as the method to communicate between your smart device and your car.  In a lot of cases, our customers want to use the cellular data on their iPhones or iPads for navigation, audio streaming or surfing the Internet when they are in their cars.  These steps will show you how set up your iPhone or iPad so you can maintain access to your cellular data and be connected to inTOUCH NET.

These instructions assume that you are setting up your inTOUCH NET for the first time.  Skip to STEP 5 if you have already connected your iPhone or iPad to inTOUCH NET.

STEP 1: Touch the Settings Icon.

STEP 2: Touch Wi-Fi Settings

STEP 3: Touch your inTOUCH NET SSID

Each inTOUCH NET broadcasts its own unique network name.  For these instructions the inTOUCH NET that we are using will be inTOUCH_257.  Yours will be different so check the configuration sheet that came with your inTOUCH NET.  Make sure that your Infinitybox system is properly connected and powered up.  It may take up to 1 minute after the system is powered up before the inTOUCH NET network name shows up.

STEP 4: Enter your inTOUCH NET Password.

The configuration sheet that came with your inTOUCH NET will have a unique password that lets you connect your smart devices to the network.  Type in this password.  After you complete this, press Join in the upper right corner of the screen.

STEP 5: Hit the Information icon to the right of the inTOUCH NET Network Name

Wait until you see the inTOUCH NET network name appear at the top of the screen with a check mark next to it.  It may take up to 30 seconds for this happen after you successfully enter your password.

STEP 6: Get the Network Information for your inTOUCH NET

Write down the IP Address and the Subnet Mask shown on the screen.  These will be unique to your inTOUCH NET and may not be the same as numbers shown in the picture below.  Once you have written this down, press the Static button as shown in this picture.

STEP 7: Enter the Static IP Address Details

Type in the IP Address and Subnet Mask numbers that you wrote down in Step 6.  Leave all of the values below Subnet Mask blank.  Do not enter any information into these fields.  When you are done, touch <Wi-Fi in the upper left corner.

 

When you have completed these steps, your Wi-Fi settings will look like this.

You will see a message that says that there is No Internet Connection for inTOUCH NET.  Since inTOUCH NET is a local connection, there is no Internet connectivity.  That is absolutely normal.  You will see an exclamation mark over the Wi-Fi symbol between the lock icon and the blue information icon.  This is also normal.

These simple steps will allow you to connect your iPhone or iPad with a cellular data plan to inTOUCH NET so that you can control your car and access your cellular data at the same time.

Please click on this link if you have any additional questions about these instructions.  

Vintage Air GEN-IV Heating & Air Conditioning System.

Vintage Air Wiring

Here’s a quick follow up blog post to the one that we just did on trinary switches for air-condition systems.  A lot of guys want to know how they wire power to their Gen-IV heating & air-conditioning system from Vintage Air.  This post is going to his the basics about Vintage Air wiring with our Infinitybox system.

As with any electronic system that you’re going to install in your car, carefully read and thoroughly understand the instructions before you start.  Most of our customers are using the GEN-IV system from Vintage Air.  You can download a quick electrical diagram for this system by clicking this link.

There are two power connections that you need to make for the GEN-IV.  The first is a connection directly to the battery for constant +12-volts.  This is the large-gauge red wire in their harness.  It has a circuit breaker in-line to protect the wire from overloads.  Per their instructions, they recommend that this red power feed gets connected directly to the battery to minimize any voltage drop.

The second connection is for the ignition power for the system.  On most of their systems, this is a violet wire in their harness.  This ignition feed wire gets connected to the ignition output on your POWERCELL.  When the ignition is on, this wire has to have battery voltage on it to turn on the Vintage Air GEN-IV.  The majority of the current required to operate the GEN-IV is coming from the direct connection to the battery.  This ignition trigger wire requires very little current and can be spliced into the ignition output on the POWERCELL directly.  You do not need to add a relay for this.

You can splice this violet wire directly into the POWERCELL output wire.  You can also create a terminal block for your switched ignition feeds.  The picture below is a good example for a terminal block.

Example of a terminal block used as a junction point for multiple electrical connections.

Example of a terminal block used as a junction point for multiple electrical connections.

You can also use something like the Delphi Splice Saver to create a completely water-proof junction point for your ignition connections.  You can learn more about the Splice Saver by clicking here.

Lastly, you need to make sure that you have the grounds properly connected for the Vintage Air harness.  In their wiring diagrams, these are the white wires.

These instructions are applicable for any version of the Infinitybox system, whether or not you’re using inTOUCH NET or inVIRONMENT.

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