inTOUCH NET Compatible Head Units

Our Infinitybox inTOUCH NET lets you control your car or truck’s electrical system from any smart device.  This includes smart phones and tablets. This link will take you to an overview of inTOUCH NET and a video that describes how it works.  You can go beyond iPhones, iPads, Andriod Phones and other tablets and connect to inTOUCH NET with a select series of head units.  There are three criteria that you need in a head unit to connect to inTOUCH NET.  First, it needs to have a touch screen.  Second it needs to have a browser built in.  Lastly, it needs to have WiFi.  The connection between the smart device and inTOUCH NET is through a local WiFi connection.  There is no need for data plans or Internet access.  We just a local WiFi connection to get a fast, reliable and secure pipeline for inTOUCH NET.  This post will get you a list of inTOUCH NET compatible head units.

The following list has head units that we have tested with inTOUCH NET.  We have also used customer feedback on these units in the field.  This is an ever changing list as manufacturers add features to their products.  Keep watching this page for updates.

List of inTOUCH NET Compatible Head Units.

  1. Kenwood DNN992
  2. Joying 7-Inch Universal 2DIN
  3. Joying 10-Inch Universal 2DIN
  4. Smarty-Trend 2DIN Universal 7 & 10.1-inch

We will be continually updating this list as new head units make it on the market and we test them.  Please contact us if you have questions about whether or not a specific head unit is compatible with inTOUCH NET.  Also, contact our technical support team with any questions about how you connect your smart device or head unit to the Infinitybox inTOUCH NET.  You can contact our team by clicking this link.

Change inTOUCH NET Password

Our inTOUCH NET accessory lets you control your car from any smart phone or tablet.  You get complete control of your car from the phone in your pocket or a tablet mounted on your dash.  inTOUCH NET has two layers of security.  The first is the password that your device needs to pair to the inTOUCH NET WiFi network.  We’ve blogged before about how to securely pair your smart device to inTOUCH NET.  This link will take you to a blog post and video that goes through the details.  The second level of security is the password that you need to type into your smart device to unlock the system with inTOUCH NET.  This blog post will show you how to change your inTOUCH NET password.

Your inTOUCH NET came with a configuration sheet that listed the name of your specific module, the WiFi password and the default password.  This process is going to let you change that default password.  You will need this configuration sheet to make this change.

You must use a smart phone or a tablet to change your inTOUCH NET password.  This process will not work from a computer or laptop.

The first step is to get to the Settings page for inTOUCH NET.  Click on the Infinitybox logo in the upper right corner.  This picture will show you where this is.

Once you’re in Settings, you need to click on the Security box.  This picture will show where the Security settings button is.

Next, tap on the white text box under CURRENT Password.  See this picture.

Enter your current password.  If you have not changed the password, use the default password listed on the configuration sheet that came with your inTOUCH NET.  If you have changed your password, use that.  Once you enter the current password, press the Accept button on the screen as shown in this picture.

Next, tap the white text box in the middle of the screen under NEW as shown in this picture.

Type in a new password for your inTOUCH NET.  It must be all numbers and can be up to 8 numbers long.  Once you typed in the new password, press the Accept button as shown in this picture.

Next, you need to confirm the new password.  Touch the white text box on the right, under where it says NEW as shown in this picture.

Type in your new password.  It must match the password that you created in the previous step.  Once you have typed in the new password, touch the Accept button as shown in this picture.

The last step to change your inTOUCH NET password is to hit the Apply Changed Password button as shown in this picture.

Screen shot of the last step in the process to changed your inTOUCH NET Password

Screen shot of the last step in the process to changed your inTOUCH NET Password

You will get a confirmation message like the one shown in this picture.  Touch the blue X in the upper right corner of the message box to close it.

Now you can touch any of the tabs at the top of the screen to get out of the inTOUCH NET Settings and get back to your normal car functions.

Changing your inTOUCH NET password is quick, simple and secure.  Click on this link to contact our team if you have any questions about these instructions.

Splice Saver Front with Cover

Splice Saver Kit

There are lots of different places in your car’s harness where you need to take a single POWERCELL output and splice it to go to different outputs.  Our new Infinitybox Splice Saver Kit gives you a very easy way to create a robust and reliable junction point in your wiring harness. The Infinitybox Splice Saver Kit gives you an easy way to connect multiple accessories to a single POWERCELL output.  Examples include powering your ECU, gauge power, stereo power and A/C power from a single ignition output.  Other examples include lighting, locks and stereo power.  You can power 5 separate wires from a single input wire.  The internal buss bar can be split to create two separate circuits, each with a single input and two outputs.  We also include 3 cavity plugs to seal any unused outputs.

The Splice Saver uses the same sealed 280 Metripack terminals and cable seals that are used in the POWERCELL and inMOTION output harnesses.  The kit includes all the components needed to build a sealed junction point for your wiring harness.  It also includes a mounting clip for a clean install in your harness.

Here’s what you get with the Splice Saver Kit:

(1) 6-Position Splice Saver Connector

(1) Splice Saver Sealed Cover

(1) 6-Position Terminal Position Assurance (TPA) Clip

(1) 6-Position Buss Bar

(1) Mounting Clip

(6) 280 Metripack Terminals

(6) 280 Metripack Cable Seals

(3) 280 Metripack Cavity Plugs

You can download the instructions for the Splice Saver Kit by clicking this link.

Just like any other job on your car, you need the right tool for the job.  We recommend using the correct crimp tool to properly install the terminals on the end of the wires that are going into your Splice Saver Kit.  This picture shows a picture of a good quality crimp tool designed for the Delphi/Aptiv 280 terminal.

This tool can be purchased from Waytek wire by clicking this link. 

We put together a few good examples of how the Splice Saver Kit can help you simplify the splices that you need to make in your cars wiring harness.

The first example is wiring your Ignition power.  The Ignition output on your POWERCELL is going to power everything that needs key-on power in your car.  Primarily, this is going to power your coil, ignition box or ECU.  You may also need key-on power for things like your radio, heating & air-conditioning system, gauges and transmission controller.  The splice saver will take in your Ignition output and distribute it to these multiple electrical systems.  Check out this picture to see how you can use the Splice Saver to simplify your Ignition wiring.  You can down load this diagram as a PDF by clicking this link.

 

Wiring door locks is another great example of where the Splice Saver Kit can help clean up your wiring.  You have one set of outputs on your inMOTION cell that need to go to the door lock actuators on the driver and passenger side of your car.  You can split the buss bar of your Splice Saver Kit in half, which gives you two separate circuits for the lock and unlock outputs on inMOTION.  This picture shows the details.  You can download this diagram as a PDF by clicking this link.

Wiring the front parking lights in your car is another great place to use a Splice Saver Kit.  You first need to take the POWERCELL output for the parking lights and split that to go to the lights on the left & right side of the car.  You also need to tap into this parking light output to get power for your gauge illumination and for any other accent or trim lights you may have in your car.  This picture shows how you can easily do this.  You can download this diagram as a PDF by clicking this link.

You can do something similar for your high beam wiring.  You need to first get the output from your front POWERCELL split to go to the left and right high beam bulbs.  You also need to tap into this circuit to power the high beam indicator on your dash.  A Splice Saver Kit can make this very easy.  Wiring the high beam bulbs and the indicator on the dash doesn’t use all of the outputs on the Splice Saver Kit.  We include cavity plugs that you can use to seal the open circuits to keep water, dust and dirt out.  Check out this picture for more details.  You can download this diagram as a PDF by clicking this link.

The wiring for your turn signals in the front of the car is another great place for a Splice Saver Kit.  Just like the door locks, you can split the buss bar on the Splice Saver to get two separate circuits.  These two circuits can be used to easily get you access to the connections you need to get your turn signal indicators on your dash.  This picture shows you the details.  You can download this diagram as a PDF by clicking this link.

Your rear parking lights and brake lights wiring are another good example.  You can split the buss bar to get two separate circuits.  Then you can use the Splice Saver Kit to connect the POWERCELL outputs for the rear parking lights and brake lights to the bulbs on the left and right side of the car.  This picture shows the details.  You can download this diagram as a PDF by clicking this link.

You can order the Splice Saver Kit by clicking this link.

Click here to get in touch with our technical support team with any questions.

Examples of the RTX Gauges made by Dakota Digital

Wiring Dakota Digital RTX 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, their automatic door lock controller and their VHX series of gauges. They recently introduced their RTX gauge family.  These bring classic styling with modern features to any hot-rod, street rod, resto-mod or Pro-Touring build.  This blog post is going to walk you through the details of Wiring Dakota Digital RTX Gauges to our system.

Before we go too far, this post is only going to cover wiring primary power, ground, key-on power, gauge lighting 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 RTX 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 RTX controller box.

Wiring Diagram for Dakota Digital RTX Gauges

Wiring Diagram for Dakota Digital RTX Gauges

Their RTX controller needs constant power from the battery.  Connect the 12 VDC CONSTANT 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 RTX 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 IGNITION PWR terminal on the RTX controller box.  You can manage this splice a few different ways but our Infinitybox Splice Saver Kit is a great way to create a sealed junction point for everything in your car that requires ignition power.

Next, you need to connect your parking light output on the front POWERCELL to the DIM terminal on the RTX controller box.  This will turn on the illumination on the RTX 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.

Next you need to connect your dome light output to the EX terminal in the DOME INPUT section of their RTX controller.  You can use any of the OPEN outputs on your POWERCELLs as your dome light output.  This blog post will get you more detail on wiring your dome lights and pin switches on your 20-Circuit Kit.

Lastly, you need to connect the POWERCELL outputs for your turn signals and high-beam to their respective terminals on the RTX control box for the turn signal indicators and high beam indicators.  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 RTX 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.

Raspberry Pi

Options for Touch Screen Control

When we introduced our inTOUCH NET product in 2013, it gave our customers a very simple way to use a smart device to control all of the electrical functions in their hot rods, street rods, resto mods, kit cars and Pro-Touring builds.  Any smart phone or tablet seamlessly connects with inTOUCH NET to give you touch screen control of your lighting, ignition, starter, locks, windows, accessories and your heating & air conditioning controls.  inTOUCH NET is very flexible.  It can connect with any device that has a touch screen, a browser and Wi-Fi.  You can learn more about how inTOUCH NET works by clicking this link.  This blog post is going to go through other options for touch screen control of your car’s electrical system using our inTOUCH NET.  There is a very detailed video below that walks you through the process step by step.

This option uses a Raspberry Pi and a HMDI touch screen.  Both of these parts are easy to get, simple to set up and give you great flexibility.  The Raspberry Pi is small and simple to hide behind your dash.  You have tons of options for different sizes of touch screens and they are all easy to mount in a dash.

The Raspberry Pi is easy to get.  You can buy these directly from their website by clicking this link.  You can also get them from other on-line sources like Amazon.  Be sure to get the Raspberry Pi 4 because this is the version that has Wi-Fi built into it.  There are multiple memory size options for the Raspberry Pi.  For this project, you can use the smallest 2Gb option.

Next, you need a screen to mate with the Rasbperry Pi.  If you search Amazon for “Raspberry Pi touchscreen”, you’ll get a ton of options ranging from 4.3″ to 12″ diagonal screens.  You can pick the size that fits your dash.  You need to find a screen that has HDMI and USB.  The Raspberry is going to send out the video signal over HDMI.  The touch signals and the power for the screen will come from the USB connection.  This link will take you to the screen that we used in the video below.

Lastly, you will need a micro-SD card to hold the operating system for the Raspberry Pi.  Anything larger that 2Gb will work.  This link will take you to the card that we used in the video below.

This video walks through the steps to set this up.

First, you need to connect the Raspberry Pi to the touch screen.  There are two connections: the HDMI cable for video and the USB cable for power and touch screen commands.  You also need to get power to the Raspberry Pi.  That comes in through a USB C cable.  You need to get a place behind your dash to plug in the USB C cable.  A USB port like this one will convert your car’s battery voltage to the required 5-volts for the USB cable.

Next, you need to load the Raspian operating system on the Micro-SD card.  The video goes through that in detail.  This link will take you to the place to download Raspian.

Lastly, you need to connect the Raspberry Pi to the Wi-Fi broadcast by the inTOUCH NET.  The video below goes through the details but you can also watch this video to learn more about the process.

Check out the full set up video here.


Once you’ve gone through these steps, you have a touch screen interface that you can mount in your dash to control your entire electrical system through the Infinitybox inTOUCH NET.  This shows you the options for touch screen control with the Infinitybox system.

Click on this link to contact our technical support team with any questions.  

 

Picture of the IDIDIT id.TOUCH System

Wiring the IDIDIT idTOUCH

This blog post is going to show you how to wire the IDIDIT id.TOUCH PKE system to the Infinitybox 20-Circuit Kit.  The Infinitybox system is the electrical backbone for your restoration, resto-mod, street rod, kit car, or Pro-Touring build.  Our system is flexible enough to connect and power any external electrical accessory that you want to add.  In the case of wiring the IDIDIT id.TOUCH, your 20-Circuit Kit is already powering your ignition, starter solenoid and accessories.  You are going to use the id.TOUCH as the switches that connect to the MASTERCELL to control these functions.  Keep reading to learn more.

Before we go to far, please carefully read and understand all of the instructions that came with your IDIDIT id.TOUCH system.  You can access the manual from the IDIDIT website by clicking this link.  This blog post is only going to cover the wiring and connections related to the Infinitybox system.  Please follow their instructions for the complete wiring.

Wiring the IDIDIT id.TOUCH to the Infinitybox 20-Circuit Kit is pretty easy.  To the MASTERCELL, the id.TOUCH is just going to look like any ignition & starter switch.  This wiring diagram shows the details.

Wiring diagram showing how to connect the IDIDIT id.TOUCH PKE System to the Infinitybox System for Ignition and Starting Functions

Wiring diagram showing how to connect the IDIDIT id.TOUCH PKE System to the Infinitybox System for Ignition and Starting Functions

The connections that you are concerned about are the id.TOUCH outputs for the ignition, starter solenoid and the accessories.  You also need to wire the id.TOUCH input for the brake pedal signal.

For the id.TOUCH outputs for the ignition, starter solenoid and accessories, these are positive 12-volt signals.  Our MASTERCELL needs ground triggers.  Do not wire the outputs from the id.TOUCH directly to the MASTERCELL inputs.  This can potentially damage the MASTERCELL and will void your warranty.  You need to either use a small relay to invert these signals or use our inVERT  Minis.  The wiring diagram shows the correct wiring of the inVERT Mini.

Check the configuration sheet that came with your Infinitybox 20-Circuit for the correct wire colors for the inputs and outputs mentioned in this blog post.  You can learn more about the configuration sheet at this link.

The diagram from IDIDIT shows a neutral safety switch on the purple wire going to the starter solenoid.  You do not need to wire this with the Infinitybox system.  There is a separate neutral safety input that goes to the MASTERCELL.  See this link for more details.

The id.TOUCH has an accessory output wire on it.  That can be wired to the MASTERCELL to control any of the OPEN outputs on the system.  This can be used to control an output separate from the ignition to power your stereo or anything else that you want separate from the ignition.

You also need to connect the POWERCELL brake light output to the brake pedal input on the id.TOUCH.  The id.TOUCH needs a positive 12-volt signal to know that you foot is on the brake pedal.

Once you have the ignition, starter solenoid and accessories controlled by your IDIDIT id.TOUCH, you can add more optional features.  The id.TOUCH has a set of relays built in that can be used to control optional functions in the car.  For example, you could add a trunk popper.  Or you could control your door locks if you have our inMOTION cell as part of your Infinitybox system.  See the id.TOUCH manual for more details about setting this up.  This diagram shows how to wire the optional functions on the id.TOUCH to your MASTERCELL inputs.

Optional Wiring Harness Integration for IDIDIT id.TOUCH PKE System and the Infinitybox System

Optional Wiring Harness Integration for IDIDIT id.TOUCH PKE System and the Infinitybox System

The optional control relays on the id.TOUCH are not connected to power or ground, which makes wiring them very easy.  You simply need to ground the Green, Blue and Black/Wires in the optional harness.  The MASTERCELL inputs for lock and unlock on inMOTION would connect to the Green/Black and Blue/Black wires, respectively.  Any additional MASTERCELL inputs for accessories would connect to the Yellow and Orange wires.

The combination of the Infinitybox 20-Circuit Kit and the IDIDIT id.TOUCH gives you modern functionality in your restoration, restomod, street rod, kit car or Pro-Touring build.  You can download a PDF of these wiring diagrams by clicking this link.

Click on this link to contact our technical support team with any questions about these wiring diagrams.

 

 

The VaporWorx Fuel Pump Controller

Wiring VaporWorx Fuel Pump Controller

We always say that our Infinitybox system plays nicely with other electrical accessories in your car.  This blog post is another great example of that.  We got a call from a customer asking about wiring the VaporWorx Fuel Pump Controller with his Infinitybox 20-Circuit Kit.  He was worried about having to wire in additional relays and run a lot of wire.  In reality, wiring the VaporWorx Fuel Pump Controller is simple and easy with the Infinitybox system.

The VaporWorx guys make some very cool products.  Click here to get to their website.  You have to appreciate a company with the tagline “We Give You Gas”.  Their core products improve the delivery of fuel in your resto-mod, street rod, hot-rod or Pro-Touring build.  They have been innovating products for reliable fuel delivery in cars with EFI systems since 2009.

Their core products are designed for returnless fuel systems.  There is only one fuel line going from the in-tank pump to your fuel rail.  There is no fuel regulator on the rail and no return line that brings excess fuel back to the tank.  Their Fuel Pump Controller mounts in the rear of the car, near the fuel pump.  It actively monitors the fuel pressure in the line at the outlet of the pump.  Using pulse-width modulation (PWM), they vary the pump power to keep the fuel pressure within a tight window.  This reduces dead-heading of the fuel pump and also reduces the amount that the fuel gets heated.  We use PWM to control things like fan speed and light dimming from our POWERCELLs and have blogged about how that works before.  Click on this link to learn more about PWM.

This blog post is going to walk you through wiring the VaporWorx fuel pump controller with our Infinitybox system.  We are only going to cover the connections from the battery, from the POWERCELL and to ground.  See their manual for more details on the rest of the sensor wiring required for their controller.  You can access the manuals and installation instructions for their products by clicking this link.

Just like any other blog post where we talk about integrating the Infinitybox system with other products, please carefully read and understand all of the steps required to install the VaporWorx Fuel Pump Controller.  You are messing with flammable fuel and electricity.  Make sure you are completely comfortable with doing this job.

For the sake of this blog post, there are three connections that we are going to cover: primary power from the battery, the fuel pump trigger from the POWERCELL and the grounds.

The primary power for the fuel pump controller is going to come directly from the battery.  This should be a simple connection since the controller should be mounted close to the pump in the tank and most guys are relocating their batteries to their trunks.  Follow the recommendations from VaporWorx for the gauge of wire going from the positive terminal on the battery to the BAT+ terminal on their module.  It is very important that this gauge of wire is sized correctly and that it is fused as close to the battery as possible.

Next, the fuel pump controller and the fuel pump need to be grounded.  The VaporWorx team recommends that you ground their pump controller and the fuel pump directly to the negative terminal of the battery.  This should be easy in most installs since guys are relocating the batteries to their trunks.

Last, the VaporWorx controller needs a fuel pump enable signal from the ECU.  When wired with the Infinitybox system, this signal is going to come from the fuel pump output on your rear POWERCELL.  In most 20-Circuit Kits, this is the TAN wire on the rear POWERCELL but check your configuration sheet for details on this output.  The POWERCELL output is going to connect to the blue wire in the GT150 connector.

The advantage of using the POWERCELL to supply the fuel pump enable signal is that you do not need to add any additional wiring.  You already have the POWERCELL located in the rear of your car.  You do not need to run a wire from the front of the car to the back.  You can simply use the POWERCELL to supply this signal.

Once you have power, ground and the fuel pump enable signal wired, you need to wire your EFI system to your Infinitybox MASTERCELL.  This is how the POWERCELL knows when to turn on the output for the fuel pump enable signal.  To do this properly, you need to understand if your EFI system uses a ground trigger for the fuel pump or a positive signal for the fuel pump.  The wiring diagram for your EFI system will define this.  Alternately, we have wiring diagrams for all of the popular EFI systems in the Resources section of our website.

If your EFI system sends a ground trigger for the fuel pump enable signal, you can wire the MASTERCELL fuel pump input to the EFI system’s fuel pump output.  We strongly recommend wiring a diode in series to buffer the MASTERCELL from the ECU.  As an example, the FAST XFI 2.0 sends a ground trigger for the fuel pump enable signal.  You can see how the recommended diode is wired at this link.

If your EFI system sends a positive trigger for the fuel pump enable signal, you need to flip this to a ground trigger.  You can use one of our inVERT Mini Buffers to do this easily.  The Holley Sniper EFI System uses a positive trigger for the fuel pump enable signal.  You can see how to wire in the inVERT Mini at this link.

This wiring diagram shows you all of the connections between our Infinitybox system and the VaporWorx Fuel Pump Controller.  You can download a PDF version of it by clicking this link.

Wiring Diagram for VaporWorx PWM Fuel Pump Controller

How to wire the VaporWorx Fuel Pump Controller with the Infinitybox System.

Please note that some wires are omitted from our diagrams to make them more clear.  Carefully follow the instructions that came with your Infinitybox system and the VaporWorx module for the full instructions.  Also note that the MASTERCELL input and POWERCELL output wire colors may vary depending on your specific kit and the options you have.  Always follow the configuration sheet that came with your kit.

Click on this link to contact our technical support team with any questions about wiring your VaporWorx Fuel Pump Controller with our Infinitybox system.

 

 

Diagram showing location of the address headers under the cover of the Infinitybox POWERCELL

Setting Infinitybox Address Jumpers

Our Infinitybox system is very flexible.  You can scale it from a very simple wiring system to one that is very complicated.  Our standard 20-Circuit Kit includes one MASTERCELL and two POWERCELLs.  You can add more POWERCELLs to expand the number of outputs in your system.  Every POWERCELL you add gives you 10 more outputs.  You can also add the inMOTION cell to control things like your power windows and power locks.  For all of these cells to work correctly on our Infinitybox CAN network, they each need their own address.  This is a unique name given to each cell so that it knows who it is and what commands it should listen to.  This blog post is going to go through setting the Infinitybox address jumpers.

There are address jumpers located under the clear covers of the POWERCELL and the inMOTION cell.  Setting the Infinitybox address jumpers is done in exactly the same way for both the POWERCELL and inMOTION.  The following illustration shows where the address jumpers are located under the POWERCELL cover.

Diagram showing location of the address headers under the cover of the Infinitybox POWERCELL

Diagram showing location of the address headers under the cover of the Infinitybox POWERCELL

The cells use BCD to set their address.  With BCD, you can use a small number of pins to set a large number of options.  In the case of our POWERCELLs and inMOTION cells, there are 4 sets of pins.  Each of these pins has a numerical value.  Going from left to right, these pins are 1, 2, 4 and 8.  When the cell power up, it looks at those pins to get its address.  It adds up the value of the pins that do not have a jumper on them.  For example, if there was no jumper on the first set of pins, that would be a value of 1.  If there was no number on the second set of pins, that would be a value of 2.  If there were no jumpers on the first and second set of pins, that would be a value of 3 (1 + 2).  The follow illustration shows the combinations of jumpers to get the most popular addresses used with our Infinitybox system.

Diagram showing the correct positions of the Infinitybox Address Headers

Diagram showing the correct positions of the Infinitybox Address Headers

In all standard 20-Circuit Kits.  The front POWERCELL is addressed as 1 and the rear POWERCELL is addressed as 2.  If you add inMOTION, that is addressed as 3.

The cells only learn their address the instant they are powered up.  If you change the address while the system is powered up, the cells will not change their address.  You should disconnect power from the system before you change any address headers.

When you are first setting up your 20-Circuit Kit.  You need to make sure that you have the POWERCELL jumpers set to the correct addresses for their location in your car.

Click on this link if you have any additional questions about setting the Infinitybox address jumpers. 

MASTERCELL Error Log

Our Infinitybox system is full of tools that help you wire your car or truck faster.  There are troubleshooting and diagnostic features built in that tell you simply what is going on in your car.  This link will take you to our Troubleshooting and Diagnostic manual.  This blog post covers the most sophisticated of the troubleshooting and diagnostic tools in the Infinitybox 20-Circuit Kit.  The MASTERCELL is always watching the critical parameters for the POWERCELLs and inMOTION cells that are attached on the Infinitybox CAN network.  The MASTERCELL Error Log holds any records of problems with these critical parameters and lets you easily access them for advanced troubleshooting.  This may sound really complicated for a wiring system used in hot-rods and resto-mods, but this powerful tool lets our technicians help you when things aren’t working correctly.

Each of the cells in the Infinitybox system monitors their own health.  Every second, they tell the MASTERCELL how they are doing and report if they’re having any problems.  If there are problems, they are kept in the MASTERCELL Error Log.  You can easily access the MASTERCELL Error Log by simply pressing the “HOME” and “SCROLL DOWN” buttons under the inSIGHT screen on the MASTERCELL.  You press these two buttons at the same time, hold them down for one second then release them at the same time.  After you do this, the MASTERCELL will display any errors that it recorded on the inSIGHT screen.  The MASTERCELL can hold 8 errors in memory and displays them in order.  This video will show you all of the details about the MASTERCELL Error Log.

There are three key values that are important to the Infinitybox system.

The first is battery voltage.   The system needs a minimum voltage to operate safely.  This is set at 7 volts.  There is also a safe maximum operating voltage.  That is 20 volts.  If your MASTERCELL or POWERCELLs measure their input voltages outside of this acceptable range, they will record it in the error log.

The second critical parameter is temperature.  Each Infinitybox cell has a temperature sensor built onto its printed circuit board.  If the temperature of that board exceeds a safety limit, the cells report it to the MASTERCELL and it is stored in the error log.

The last critical value is for the POWERCELL.  It is what we call the Charge Pump Voltage.  Every POWERCELL board has a part of its circuit called a Charge Pump.  It does what the name implies.  It pumps up charge to safely turn on and turn off the MOSFETs that control the POWERCELL outputs.  If the charge pump voltage falls below a set level, the POWERCELL sends a message to the MASTERCELL and this is recorded in the error log.

As we mentioned earlier, the MASTERCELL Error Log is an advanced diagnostic and troubleshooting feature built into the Infinitybox system.  It is rare that errors occur.  You are probably never going to need this feature.  It will help our team get your system going if you do have problems with the Infinitybox system in your hot rod, street rod, kit car, restomod, race car or Pro-Touring build.

Click on this link to get in touch with our team if you have additional questions.

 

 

MASTERCELL Input Troubleshooting and Diagnostics

Our Infinitybox system has powerful diagnostic and troubleshooting features built into it.  The MASTERCELL in your 20-Circuit Kit includes our inSIGHT LCD Screen.  This screen is your window into the Infinitybox system and it gives you access to the MASTERCELL Input Troubleshooting and Diagnostics.  By pressing a few buttons on the MASTERCELL, you can put it into its Messaging Mode.  This blog post and the attached video will show you how the Messaging Mode can help you wire your car faster and identify problems easily.

All of your switches connect to the MASTERCELL.  These include your ignition and starter switches, your turn signal switches, your brake pedal switch, the switches for your lighting, your fuel pump and cooling fan triggers and any other switches that you have for your accessories.  The MASTERCELL continuously watches the state of your switches.  If it sees one of these inputs turn on or off, it sends commands to the POWERCELLs or inMOTION cells in your system and commands them to turn an output on or off.

The MASTERCELL can be put into its Messaging Mode.  This mode opens up the MASTERCELL Input Troubleshooting and Diagnostics feature in your Infinitybox 20-Circuit Kit.  To put the MASTERCELL into Messaging Mode, you simply press and hold the “SCROLL UP” and “SELECT” buttons under the clear cover.  These are the two buttons on the right, under the inSIGHT LCD screen.  Press these buttons together, hold them for one second then let them go.  You will get a message on the screen that says “inSIGHT WILL DISPLAY ALL INPUT CHANGES FROM ANY SOURCE”.  You will also note that the back light of the inSIGHT LCD will turn on and stay on.

When you turn any MASTERCELL on or off, the inSIGHT screen will confirm that.  It will tell you which input the MASTERCELL say turn on or off.  It will also tell you which cell it is supposed to be controlling and which output.

The following video goes through this in detail.  You can see which buttons to press to put the MASTERCELL into Messaging Mode.  You will also see what the messages on the MASTERCELL screen look like when you turn inputs on and off.  Check out the video here.

Messaging Mode is a very powerful tool.  You can use it as you go through the process of wiring your car or truck with our Infinitybox system.  You can wire each switch, step by step, then use Messaging Mode to confirm that you have the correct input wired to the switch by following the details of your Configuration Sheet.  You can also use this to confirm that you switch is working correctly and that you have good grounds for each of your switches.

If you have problems on the road, you can easily put the MASTERCELL into its Messaging Mode and check for any issues with your switches or the wiring from the MASTERCELL.  No tools are needed.

If you have any additional questions about the MASTERCELL Input Troubleshooting and Diagnostics features of the Infinitybox system, click here to contact our team.