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Old 11-12-2011, 09:12 AM   #11 (permalink)
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CACivic, D.O.G. found a current kit for me. This is too cool, getting overnight help from a fellow ecomodder in Australia. Autospeed, eLabtronics, Silicon Chips, and Jaycar are all Australian firms, so the Aussies definitely see the usefulness of this mod.

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Old 11-12-2011, 05:12 PM   #12 (permalink)
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CACivic, D.O.G. found a current kit for me. This is too cool, getting overnight help from a fellow ecomodder in Australia. Autospeed, eLabtronics, Silicon Chips, and Jaycar are all Australian firms, so the Aussies definitely see the usefulness of this mod.
Wonderful. EM is too cool. Post your build when the time comes?
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Old 11-14-2011, 12:02 AM   #13 (permalink)
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Wonderful. EM is too cool. Post your build when the time comes?
Sure, if it's successful. I'm also looking at LM311 and comparable voltage comparators (e.g. LMH7220) to built my own circuit. Again, you'll get a DIY if it's successful.
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Old 11-26-2011, 10:08 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Got my kit. I haven't built an electronics kit with PCB & resistors in 40? years. This is going to be a challenge!

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Old 11-28-2011, 01:42 AM   #15 (permalink)
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One thing I discovered recently: My xB runs its radiator cooling fan whenever the AC is on, regardless of coolant temperature.
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Old 11-28-2011, 12:02 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Got my kit.
Supplies look intimidating. Good challenge.
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anyone have a schematic? id like to build one of these
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Old 02-26-2012, 10:49 PM   #18 (permalink)
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Buy the kit linked above. The developer put a lot of thought into it. He filters and traps the signals in more ways than I ever considered. The main function is to cut the AC compressor when the TPS voltage exceeds a preset limit.

But the circuitry includes a manual override, and three different modes involving high, medium, and idle TPS, interacting with vehicle speed.

Settings include multiplier value, adaptation setting (modifies the length of the cool-down period), logging period, and retrigger period.

The developer says there are 1500 lines of code in the EPROM. Way too complicated to do myself.

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Longest tank 1033 km (642 mi) on 10.56 gal = 60.8 mpg
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