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Wāvtech IRAD

12-volt source and secondary battery controller

Item # 241IRAD

Wavtech's IRAD provides a switched 12-volt output in problem vehicles, and solves problems with start/stop vehicles...

Wavtech's IRAD provides a switched 12-volt output in problem vehicles, and solves problems with start/stop vehicles...

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Item # 241IRAD

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About the Wāvtech IRAD

Integrating with a digital factory system

Let's say you want to put in your own aftermarket amplifier to upgrade your factory radio, but the system uses a digital data-bus for all its controls so there's no 12-volt trigger wire to use for the new amp's remote turn-on signal. Wāvtech's IRAD solves that problem and more, allowing you to add:

Integrating with a digital factory system

Let's say you want to put in your own aftermarket amplifier to upgrade your factory radio, but the system uses a digital data-bus for all its controls so there's no 12-volt trigger wire to use for the new amp's remote turn-on signal. Wāvtech's IRAD solves that problem and more, allowing you to add:

  • a switched 12-volt output, that turns on and off with the car's ignition;
  • a remote 12-volt output with adjustable delay, for avoiding on/off pop;
  •  a relay/solenoid control for a secondary battery that can overcome some of the issues experienced in start/stop engine systems by triggering a couple of relays and a solenoid (sold separately) to isolate the two batteries when cranking, connecting them together while running, and isolating them again when parked.
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Product highlights:

  • provides 12-volt output for remote turn-on
  • adjustable delay to avoid on/off pop
  • relay/solenoid control for a secondary battery in start/stop engine systems
  • locking detachable wiring terminals
  • aluminum chassis with detachable mounting tabs
  • dimensions (without terminals): 1-1/2"W x 13/16"H x 1-1/2"D
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
  • MFR # IRAD

What's in the box:

  • Ignition-Remote Generator
  • 2 Phoenix terminals (installed)
  • 2 Mounting tabs (installed)
  • Two ½" Screws
  • Ground ring terminal
  • Owner's manual

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Features

Operation: The IRAD has three operating modes:

  • Ignition and Remote Generation with Delays: The ignition output (+12 volts) is triggered by the voltage change on the +12 volt input terminal when the engine is started. After the engine is started, a delay can be programmed for the ignition output (0-5 seconds in 1 second steps). Once the ignition output has engaged, the remote output (+12 volts) turns on after the programmed delay (also 0-5 seconds in 1 second steps). When the engine stops, the ignition output turns off after the programmed delay (0-10 minutes in 1 minute steps). After the ignition output turns off, the remote output also turns off with the programmed delay (0-5 seconds in 1 second steps).
  • Remote Generation with Delays: The remote output (+12 volts) is triggered when a voltage (greater than 6 volts) is applied to the remote input on the power terminal. A delay can be programmed for the remote output (0-5 seconds in 1 second steps). A delay can also be programmed for turning the remote output off (0-5 seconds in 1 second steps).
  • Stop-Start Relay/Solenoid Control Mode: Useful in some stop-start enabled vehicles, off-road, or marine applications with larger aftermarket sound systems, battery isolation is controlled based on the engine running status.

Terminal Blocks: The power/ground/remote-in and the ignition out/remote-out terminals are removable Phoenix terminals (Euroblock). The wiring is attached to the block, then the block is plugged into the chassis. The terminal blocks will accommodate wire up to 16-gauge.

Connections:

  • Power: removable 3-pin Phoenix terminal
    • Ground: minimum 18-gauge wire recommended
    • +12 volts: connected to the battery to monitor resting voltage (engine off) vs. charging voltage (engine running); minimum 18-gauge wire recommended with a 2-amp fuse (not included)
    • Remote Input: when connected to a switched voltage source (greater than 6 volts), the remote output terminal can be triggered directly
  • Output Terminal: removable 2-pin Phoenix terminal
    • Ignition Output: programmable +12 volt output, triggered by the voltage change on the +12 volt input terminal when the engine is started
    • Remote Output: programmable +12 volt output, engaged either following the ignition output or triggered by the remote input terminal

Controls: The Ignition Program and Remote Program buttons are used to program ignition and remote on/off delays, and the voltage difference tolerance.

Specifications:

  • Operating Voltage: 6-18 volts
  • Ignition Detect Threshold: >0.5 volt change on the +12 volt terminal detected
  • Ignition Output:
    • Voltage: within 1 volt of the +12 volt terminal
    • Continuous Current: 750mA
    • Peak Current: <1.5A
  • Remote Output:
    • Voltage: within 1 volt of the +12 volt terminal
    • Continuous Current: 750mA
    • Peak Current: <1.5A
  • Current Draw:
    • Operating: 1.6A (maximum)
    • Standby: 2.6mA
  • Dimensions:
    • Width: 1.48" (2.415" including mounting tabs)
    • Height: 0.875"
    • Depth: 1.5"

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