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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.

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20-Circuit Kit Power Up Video

This blog post has a simple video that shows you what to expect on your Infinitybox MASTERCELL when you power up your 20-Circuit Kit.  The Infinitybox system is full of simple tools to help you troubleshoot and diagnose your electrical system.  You can download a complete troubleshooting and diagnostic guide by clicking here.

This video shows you the start up messages that you will see on your MASTERCELL inSIGHT LCD module.  It also shows you the different indicator lights on the MASTERCELL and describes what they mean.  This video also shows you how to take an inventory of all of cells connected to the MASTERCELL including your POWERCELLs, inMOTION Cells, inVIRONMENT and inTOUCH NET.  By simply pressing the HOME button on the MASTERCELL, you get a real-time confirmation that the MASTERCELL is communicating with all of the accessories in your system.

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Infinitybox Express Kit Video

Our Infinitybox Express Wiring Kits are a powerful but simple way to wire any race car.  We have versions for track cars and drag cars.  They give your the power and control to switch your ignition, starter solenoid, fuel pumps, electric water pumps, cooling fans, telemetry, data acquisition, lights, trans brake and line lock solenoids plus other accessories.

The kit includes one of our solid-state POWERCELLs, a pre-engineered switch panel plus an IOX switch interface.  You also get all of the universal wiring that you need to complete the harness.  Check out this video to see the details of our Infinitybox Express Kits.

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1970 Mustang Wired with the Infinitybox System

1970 Mustang Infinitybox Wiring

Here’s another great example of a customer car wired with our Infinitybox system.  Paul L. wired this beautiful 1970 Mustang with our 20-Circuit Kit, inLINK and inMOTION.  Paul just sent us pictures showing off the finished car and how he installed his Infinitybox system.

This picture shows the center console of his car.  You can see the MASTERCELL and the inMOTION cell located in the frame of the center console.  The MASTERCELL connects to all of his switches.  The inMOTION cell controls the motion of his power windows and door locks.

Center Console of 1970 Mustang wired with the Infinitybox System

Center Console of 1970 Mustang wired with the Infinitybox System

You can see in this picture how seamlessly these cells disappear into the interior of the car.

Interior of 1970 Mustang wired with the Infinitybox System

Interior of 1970 Mustang wired with the Infinitybox System

His engine looks great under the hood.

Underhood shot of 1970 Mustang wired with Infinitybox System

Underhood shot of 1970 Mustang wired with Infinitybox System

He relocated the battery to the trunk of the car.  He used this space for his ignition system and his front POWERCELL.  This POWERCELL location is great because it makes most of his front wiring short and easy to install.  His headlights, high-beams, turn signals, running lights, starter solenoid, ignition power, cooling fan and horn are all powered from this location.

Front POWERCELL mounted in 1970 Mustang.

Front POWERCELL mounted in 1970 Mustang.

His rear POWERCELL is located in the trunk.  This makes wiring his brake lights, turn signals, rear running lights, fuel pump, trunk popper and other accessories very easy.

We did some simple customization of this code to get him extra features.  He’s controlling his door locks from outputs on inMOTION.  His doors lock and unlock when he enables and disables security from his inLINK key fob.  He is also using a POWERCELL output to operate a solenoid to pop his trunk.  We programmed a button on his inLINK key fob to pop the trunk.  He also wanted an output on his rear POWERCELL to turn on with ignition.  These are all very simple changes to our system.

The finished wiring is simple and elegant.  We thank Paul L. for sending these pictures.  We’re proud to be a part of his project.

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POWERCELL

Our 20-Circuit Kit is the core to the electrical system in your car.  It is more than just a wiring harness.  It is a universal wiring system that gets you the most advanced, functional and reliable electrical control on the market.  The 20-Circuit Kit starts with our MASTERCELL, which connects to your switches.  It also includes two of our POWERCELLs, which we call the muscles of your system.  The MASTERCELL sends commands to the POWERCELLs to locally power your lights, ignition, starter solenoid, cooling fans, fuel pumps, horn and other accessories.  We’ve talked about the MASTERCELL in more detail in a recent blog post.  You can link to that here.  This post is going to cover more details about our POWERCELL.

The 20-Circuit Kit includes 2 POWERCELLs.  Each POWERCELL can control 10-outputs.  One POWERCELL is for the front of the car, the second is for the rear of the car.  The front POWERCELL is set up to control your headlights, high-beams, turn signals, front running lights, horn, cooling fan, ignition power, starter solenoid and dash power.  The rear POWERCELL is set up to control your rear running lights, turn signals, brake lights, fuel pump, back-up lights, dome lights and other accessories.

Connecting your loads to the POWERCELL is very easy.  You run the output harness from the POWERCELL to your light, fan, pump or other accessory.  You cut our universal harness to length.  You connect our output wire to the wire on your load.  That’s it.  Click on this link to get more details on connecting your POWERCELL outputs to the electrical loads in your car or truck.

You put the POWERCELLs in the car were you need them.  This lets you eliminate size and weight of the wiring harness in your car.  The installation is simpler because the runs of wire are shorter and troubleshooting is easier.

The POWERCELL is a remote fuse and solid-state relay box.  The fuses that you need to properly protect your wiring harness are built into the POWERCELL.  You do not need to add separate fuses.  Also, the solid-state relays that control your loads are built into the POWERCELL.  Each output can carry up to 25-amps continuously so you do not need to add external relays to control your lights, fans, pumps and other accessories.  Also, we don’t use mechanical relays in our POWERCELLs.  Our outputs are controlled by solid-state MOSFETs.  This are rugged and reliable and give you tons of benefits over traditional relays.  Check out this link to learn about some of the advantages of a MOSFET.

This video walks through more of the details of the Infinitybox POWERCELL.

You can easily add extra POWERCELLs to your 20-Circuit Kit if you need to expand the output capacity beyond 20.  Each additional POWERCELL gives you 10 more outputs to your Infinitybox system.  The POWERCELL kit includes the POWERCELL plus all of the harnessing required to connect to your existing 20-Circuit Kit.  You can learn more about the POWERCELL kit by clicking this link.

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MASTERCELL

The MASTERCELL is the brain of our Infinitybox system.  It is the core of our universal 20-Circuit Kit.  It connects to all of the switches in your car and decides what should be turning on and off in your electrical system.  The MASTERCELL connects to the POWERCELLs, inMOTION cells and other Infinitybox accessories through our CAN network and sends commands to control everything in your car.

All of your switches wire to the MASTERCELL.  Examples include you headlight switch, ignition switch, brake pedal switch and turn signal stalk.  You can even connect the MASTERCELL inputs to your ECU directly to take signals to control your cooling fans and fuel pump.  The MASTERCELL inputs work by being grounded to turn the input on.  There is no power at the switch.  Instead of having to bring power to the switch, you simply connect the MASTERCELL input to one terminal of the switch and you ground the other side of the switch.  When the switch is turned on, the MASTERCELL input gets connected to ground.  The MASTERCELL sees this ground signal and sends the commands to turn things on and off on the POWERCELLs.  Check out this blog post for a more detailed description of how the MASTERCELL inputs work.

The MASTERCELL also has the capability to include our optional inLINK radio.  This accessory gets you remote control of your Infinitybox system through a key fob.  You can control your lights, pop your trunk and access our power security and immobilizer features by pushing a button.  The receiver for the inLINK radio gets installed inside the MASTERCELL so there is no separate box that you need to install, wire or conceal.  This link will take you to more details on inLINK.

The MASTERCELL also has our inSIGHT display installed in it.  This LCD screen is your window to the Infinitybox system.  It lets you see what the system is doing and it lets you easily troubleshoot problems if you have them.  This link will take you to our diagnostics and troubleshooting guide to learn more about what you can do with the MASTERCELL inSIGHT screen.

This video will walk you through the details of the MASTERCELL.

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Fingernail for 2019 Infinitybox Introductory Video

Infinitybox Introductory Video

Infinitybox is excited to announce a new series of videos going through the details of our Infinitybox system.  We’ve shot them in a very simple and effective way to get the point across.  Jay Harris, the president of Infinitybox, will take you through every piece of our system.  He will also walk you through the process to wire your car with our Infinitybox system.

In this introductory video, Jay describes how our Infinitybox system works and how it is different from traditional wiring harnesses.  Until Infinitybox came onto the scene in 2009, little had changed in the way you wire a car since the Model T.  Our system revolutionized the way restorations, kit cars, resto-mods, street rods, hot rods, race cars and Pro-Touring cars were wired.  Instead of a single, central box of fuses and relays, the Infinitybox gives you separate modules that you put in the car where you need them.  The separate Infinitybox modules are connected with a simple and thin data cable.  You can watch the introductory video here.


This is the first video in the series.  There are more coming that go through each of our specific products.  Be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel Infinityboxllc and click on the bell icon to get notified when we post new videos.

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