Link ECU Thunder

£1,640.00

Shipping may take up to 2-4 days

Description

THUNDER

Thunder G4+ Thunder, with more of everything, our latest ECU
Using the same pinout for the A & B connectors giving seamless upgrading from our other ECUs, the Thunder has 2 additional connectors (C & D) for increased capacity. This is the ECU for your high end applications requiring maximum performance, flexibility and tuning control, with the same sleek profile of our other “black” G4+ ECUs

Requires “A” & “B” looms and, if needed, C & D connector kits.

Direct Injection? You need Force GDI

Features:

Shipped locked and must be enabled before use. This increases security of shipping and provides information on when an ECU is first used for warranty purposes. Add “A” & “B” Looms if required and, if needed, C & D connector kits.

Some Of The Great New Features:

One

  • 3 Axis Accelerometer
    – Lateral G (cornering)- Longitudinal G (acceleration / braking)- Vertical G

Two

  • K-type Onboard Thermocouple Inputs
    – High accuracy for high temperature situations e.g. exhaust gas temperature sensing
    Digital Wideband Onboard (competitors are all analogue)
  • E-throttle Controllers – for engines that have two electronic throttle bodies
  • Knock Control Inputs – monitor each bank on a V engine

Sixteen

  • Digital Inputs
    – Six can be differential reluctor (speed sensor) – ABS wheel speed sensors
  • Analogue Inputs
    – Temperature- Pressure- Position

Twenty

  • Auxiliary Outputs
    – Lights, solenoids, gauges, switches, relays etc

Also

  • Full motorsport features
  • All Fury features
    – Peak & Hold
    – CAN
    – 100 channels of user variable logging
    – Sequential gearbox control etc.

Software 

  • Fast tuning with keyboard driven commands
  • Six hundred pages of help on “right-click”
  • Powerful logging analysis built into PCLink
  • Tabbed, user configurable layout

Specifications:

  • Advanced fully configurable WireIn Engine Control Unit (ECU)
  • Most suitable for high end applications where multi electronic throttle bodies are used or where a large amount of IO is required.

Body

  • Dimensions: 170 x 212 x 44 mm (6.7 x 8.3 x 1.7 in)
  • Weight: 1.04 kg (2.29 lb)
  • Material: Aluminium Die Cast, Black Powder Coated
  • Mounting: Flush mount extruded mounting bracket
  • Connectors:
  • 2 x 34 pin AMP Super Seal
  • 2 x 26 pin AMP Super Seal
  • 2 x Link 6 pin
  • Indicators: Power / Fault code indicator LED
  • IP Rating: 54

Platform

  • Electronics: Link G4+ Engine Control Platform
  • Processor:
  • 40 MHz dual processor
  • Engine control specific MCU and Digital Signal Processor
  • Memory: 32 Mbit Data Logging Memory
  • Communications
  • USB – PC Tuning
  • 2 x CAN 2.0B – User configurable
  • RS-232
  • Firmware: Link G4+ Firmware V5.5.0 or later. In field firmware updatable
  • Tuning Software: PCLink G4+

Security

  • Password: Password protection can be applied to prevent unintended adjustment
  • Lock: Shipped locked (engine control disabled). Must be unlocked by a Link distributor

Max. Ratings

  • Power Supply: Reverse Polarity protected. Max Continuous operating voltage 24V. Over voltage protection at 27V. Minimum operating voltage 6.5V.
  • Temperature: -40 to + 80 ⁰ C (-40 to 185 ⁰F)

Inputs

  • Engine Position:
  • Up to 6 engine position sensor inputs (reluctor, hall or optical)
  • Engine position tracking to 0.1 degree accuracy
  • Digital Sampling Oscilloscope on Trigger 1 and 2 Inputs
  • Analog:
  • 20 0-5V Analog Inputs
  • 2 have configurable pullup resistor
  • 2 have permanent pullup resistor
  • Digital
  • 8 Frequency or switching inputs. All with switchable pullup resistor
  • 6 High frequency differential frequency or switching inputs
  • Suitable for ABS or turbo speed sensor
  • 2 Switching inputs
  • Barometric Pressure: Internal factory calibrated barometric pressure sensor (or external sensor option)
  • Knock: 2 Knock sensor inputs
  • Lambda Sensor Control: 2 Internal wideband Lambda sensor controllers utilising latest Bosch OEM digital signal processing technology
  • Thermocouple: 2 Thermocouple amplifiers suitable for K Type thermocouple sensors
  • Accelerometer: 3 Axis accelerometer with orientation correction

Outputs

  • Injector: 8 Peak and Hold or Saturated injector driver outputs. 10/3A max. Unused injector outputs can be used as general purpose outputs. 0.1 degree, 1.6 us precision
  • Ignition: 8 Ignition pre-amplifier drivers (external igniter required). Unused ignition outputs can be used as general purpose outputs. 2.2A max. 0.1 degree precision.
  • Auxiliary Outputs
  • 4 Low Side Drivers. 2.2A max
  • 4 Low/High Side Drivers. 2.2A max
  • 6 Half Bridge Drivers 8 A max
  • 6 Low Side Drivers with open circuit detection 1 A max
  • Regulated Outputs
  • 8V sensor supply. 200mA max
  • 5V sensor supply. 200mA max

Accessories

  • Included:

– Flush fit clip in mounting bracket

– USB tuning cable

– Link stickers

  • Optional

– Wiring Loom (various length and pin kit options available)

The Thunder also has the Link G4+ platform features

This list gives a basic overview of the Link G4+ ECU platform. For full details of the individual adjustments and settings it is recommended that PCLink G4+ is downloaded and installed.

Configuration

  • Engine Types

– 1 to 12 Cylinder (2 or 4 Stroke)

– 1 to 4 Rotor

– User configurable TDC points (for odd fire engines) and firing order

  • Vehicle Details:

– Tuner memo and VIN number stored in ECU

Fuel Control

  • Types:

– Single Point

– Multi Point Group

– Group Staged

– Sequential

– Sequential Staged

  • Calculation: Full Modelled Fuel Equation, Modelled Multi Fuel (Flex Fuel) Equation or Basic Fuel Equation. Full modelled fuel equation considers:

– Volumetric Efficiency

– Load Type (MAP, TPS, MAP+TPS, none)

– Engine Capacity

– Lambda Target

– Fuel System Type and Pressure (Injector Flow Pressure Correction)

– Fuel Density

– Fuel Density Temp. Coefficient

– Stoichiometric Ratio

– Air Charge Temperature

– Fuel Charge Cooling

– Injector Size

– Injector Dead Time

– Injector Characteristic (GM Style)

  • Multi Fuel:

– Full support for the use of multiple fuels with separate settings for each fuel type and configurable blending between fuels

  • Cold Start:

– Configurable cold start/warmup. 2D/3D tables

– Pre Crank Prime – Key on or crank

– First Crank and Cranking Enrichment

– Post Start Enrichment, Hold and Decay

– Warm Up Enrichment

– Multi Fuel fuel blend dependent cold start supported

  • VE Corrections:

– Dual Fuel Table (overlay, switched or blended)

– 3D Intake Air Temp

– 4D Fuel Tab

– 5D Fuel Table

  • Other:

– Acceleration Enrichment

– Overrun Fuel Cut

– Closed Loop Lambda (Dual Bank)

– Individual Cylinder Fuel Trim

– 3D Injector Timing (Start, End or Center)

– Staged Injection Primary/Secondary Tuning

– Corrections by other control features (eg limits, motorsport features)

  • Auxiliary Injection:

– Additional injector stage control using unused fuel outputs for additional fuel stages or water/alcohol

Ignition

  • Types:

– Direct Spark

– Distributor

– Twin Distributor

– Wasted Spark

– Rotary Leading Wasted

– Rotary Direct Spark

  • Signals:

– Rising or Falling Spark Edge

– ms or duty cycle dwell mode

  • Ignition Control:

– Ignition Delay Correction

– Minimum Spark Duration Control

– Maximum Advance Limit

Ignition Corrections:

  • Ignition Timing Calculated using:

– Ignition Table

– Dual Ignition Table (Overlay, switched or blended)

– ECT Trim Table

– IAT Trim Table

– 4D Ignition Table

– 5D Ignition Table

– Other control features (eg limits, motorsport features)

  • Multi Fuel:

– Blending of ignition timing between fuels supported

  • Other:

– Transient Ignition Retard Control

– Idle Speed Ignition Control

– Individual Cylinder Ignition Correction

  • Memory:

– 32 Mbit Data Logging Memory

Engine Protection

  • Limiting System
  • Used for all limits and configurable for each limit type:
  • Fuel Cut
  • Ignition Cut
  • Rotary Specific
  • Closed loop RPM limiting based on configurable control range
  • 2D/3D Tables
  • Basic/Advanced modes
  • Throttle position dependent cut control
  • Adaptive or Constant cut effects
  • Hard Cut
  • Ignition / Fuel trim during limit
  • Limit exit decay
  • Limit Types:
  • RPM, MAP, Vehicle Speed, System Voltage
  • Two General Purpose Limits with configurable tables (eg oil/fuel pressure or IAT/ECT)

Output Functions

  • Types:

– Variable Valve Timing Control for intake and exhaust cams up to 4 cams

– Idle Speed Control for two/three wise ISC solenoids or four/six terminal stepper motors

– Boost Control Solenoid

– Test On/Off

– General Purpose Output with up to three switching conditions and logic mode

– General Purpose PWM with up to three switching conditions and logic mode

– Fuel Pump Control

– Fuel Pump Speed Control (switched or PWM)

– Engine Fan Control

– Air Conditioning Clutch

– Intercooler Spray Pump

– Tacho

– Check Engine Light

– Purge Solenoid

– ECU Hold Power (Keep Alive)

– Speedo

– Electronic Throttle

– Electronic Throttle Safety Relay

– Oxygen Sensor Heater

– Cam (switched valve lift / VTEC)

– Anti-Lag ISC Lift Solenoid

– Exhaust Power Valve

– Starter Control Solenoid

– Shift Light

– Throttle Blip Solenoid

– Traction Light

– Rotary Oil Pump Position Control

– Closed Loop Stepper Position Control

– Tumbler Valve Control (Subaru)

  • Virtual Auxiliary:

– Configurable internal signals that can be used as switching conditions for other ECU functions or to extend output functions number of conditions

  • Timers:

– Triggerable/resettable timers to be used in sequencing output and internal functions

  • Shift Light:

– Shift Light control function

– Per gear RPM and control range

– Configurable light brightness depending on RPM to shift point

  • CE Light:

– Check Engine Lamp functionality to display ECU fault codes on the dash. Various modes for light operation

  • Engine Fan:

– Up to three independent engine fans with temperature, hysteresis and air conditioning options

  • Tacho:

– Correctable tacho output with key on tacho sweep option

  • Speedo Out:

– Correctable speedo output with key on speedo sweep option

  • IC Spray:

– Pulsed intercooler spray pump low frequency PWM with various switching conditions

  • ECU Hold Power:

– Keep Alive function for controlling EFI main relay to keep the ECU powered for a controlled time after key off

  • Fuel Pump Control:

– Prime time, RPM and fuel flow switched and PWM support

  • Unused Fuel and Ignition Outputs:

– Can be used for most outputs function types listed above

Input Functions

  • Digital Types:

– General Purpose Input

– Frequency

– Variable Valve Timing Cam Position

– Wheel Speed

– Air Conditioning Request

– Intercooler Spray Request

– Anti Theft Switch

– Neutral/Park Switch

– Power Steer Pressure Switch

– Ignition Switch (Key on)

– Speed Limit Request

– Start Signal

– Clutch Switch

– Brake Switch

– Cruise Control Switches

– Turbo RPM

– Ethanol Content Sensor

– Dual ECU Mode Switch

– Oil Level Switch

– Stop (engine kill) Switch

– Oil Pressure Switch

– Multi Fuel Select Switch

– Traction Disable Switch

  • Analog Types:

– General Purpose Input

– Volt Input

– MAP Sensor

– Throttle Position Sensor

– Accelerator Position Sensors

– Oil Pressure

– Fuel Pressure

– EGT (0-5V)

– Barometric Pressure Sensor

– Engine Coolant Temperature

– Intake Air Temperature

– Narrow Band Oxygen Sensors

– Rotary Oil Pump Position

– Tumbler Valve Position

– Closed Loop Stepper Position Feedback

– Exhaust Back Pressure

– Crankcase Pressure

– Suspension Position

– Air Conditioning Pressure

– Lambda (Internal)

– Gear Position

– Fuel Temperature

– Gear Lever Force

– Fuel Rail Pressure

– Reverse Lever Position

  • Thermocouple:

– Internal cold junction compensated thermocouple amplifiers

  • Accelerometer:

– 3 Axis G force sensor

– Software corrected to allow install in any orientation

  • Lambda Sensor Control:

– Internal OEM level wideband Lambda sensor control using latest Bosch digital signal processing technology.

  • Calibrations:

– Built in calibrations for many industry standard and OEM sensors as well as custom 2 point and tabled calibrations.

  • Fault Detection:

– Configurable fault detection and fault value for all Analog Inputs with fault code generation

Engine Position

  • Modes:

– Over 80 built in trigger modes for OEM applications as well as user configurable modes for common configurations

  • Sensors:

– Supports all OEM Variable Reluctance (VR), Hall or Optical sensors. Aftermarket sensors supported

  • Calibration:

– Configurable filtering, pullup resistors and threshold voltages for VR sensors

– Engine position correction (base timing adjustment) for all trigger modes

  • VVT Cam Position:

– Support for up to two engine position (Crank and Cam) and up to four cam position signals

Engine Control

  • Idle Speed Control:

– Support for most OEM and aftermarket idle control solenoids and stepper motors and electronic throttle

– Basic open loop idle speed control and advanced closed loop control options

– Configurable speed, RPM and throttle position lockouts

– Engine Fan, Power Steer and Air Conditioning correction

  • Electronic Throttle:

– Support for up to two electronic throttle bodies

– Independent or shared throttle target

– Full safety functionality for all sensors, drivers and other parts of the electronic throttle system including safety relay

– Up to three switchable throttle target tables

– Support for anti-lag idle up using electronic throttle

  • Boost Control:

– Basic open loop or advanced closed loop control options

– Up to thee boost target tables

– Boost target table blending option for Multi Fuel or dash board adjustment

– Staged boost control for fastest spool up and stable control

– ECT, IAT and Gear boost corrections

  • Knock Control:

– Closed loop individual cylinder knock control

– Uses digital signal processing (DSP) technology for accurate windowed knock level measurement

– Configurable frequency and individual cylinder gain settings

– Adjustable knock window

– Fast timing removal (retard) and slow reintroduction (advance), all configurable

– Permanent memory of timing removed or reset at key on

– Per cylinder or grouped knock ignition correction tables

  • Variable Valve Timing (VVT):

– Over 40 built in OEM VVT signal patterns and user defined signal patterns

– Up to four independently configurable (two inlet, two exhaust) cam control channels

– Up to three switchable inlet and exhaust position target tables

– Accurate, fast and stable position control

– Supports common PWM and most BMW VANOS control types

  • Cruise Control:

– Cruise Control using electronic throttle

– Allows digital and analog cruise switch input

– Safety features to disengage cruise on brake and clutch

– Adaptive driver behaviour recognition for a smooth transition between driver and cruise control

– Adjustable speed operating range and maximum speed increase rate

  • Air Conditioning (AC) Control:

– Basic and advanced control modes

– Digital or CAN control options

– AC clutch control based on AC pressure, evaporator temperature and engine load

– Engine fan control

  • Starter Motor Control:

– Crank with key, Start/Stop and Touch Start options

– RPM, anti-theft and park/neutral lockout options

  • Transmission:

– Gear detection using RPM/wheel speed, CAN or gear position sensor

– Auto calculated or user defined gear ratios

– Driven and driving wheel selection

– Slip % calculation

– Input shaft RPM calculation

Logging

  • ECU Logging:

– 32 Mbit internal flash

– Log up to 100 ECU parameters. All ECU parameters can be logged

– Selectable logging rates up to 100 Hz

– Memory compacting algorithm to ensure maximum memory utilisation and wear leveling

– Continuous (looping) data recording

– Download all or any part of logging memory for instant display in PCLink

  • PCLink Logging:

– Log any or all parameters in the ECU while connected to PCLink in real time on the screen at rates in excess of 60Hz

– Auto history recording to catch an event that happened in the past!

– Advanced logging analysis and tuning functions

  • Statistics:

– Resettable statistics including Max RPM, Max ECT, Max MAP, Engine Starts, Engine Running Time and many more

Communication

  • CAN:

– Two CAN 2.0B channels available

– OEM Modes and extremely customisable CAN templates for transmission and reception of ECU parameters

– CAN bus status and error reporting

  • OBD:

– ISO 15765-4 (CAN) OBD communication to scan tools and displays

  • RS-232:

– RS232 connection

– Multiple data stream options and baud rates supported

Motorsport

  • Anti Lag:

– Basic and Advanced modes

– Full anti Lag integration with other ECU systems

– Activation, ignition retard, fuel addition and ignition cut controls

– Configurable smooth or “lumpy” cyclic idle control

– Multiple switchable Anti Lag tables

– Cool down mode

  • Launch Control:

– Single RPM mode for clutch switch or launch button

– RPM vs Speed (2D or 3D) for controlled slip

– Latched launch RPM for rolling start

– Activation and clutch switch options

– Ignition retard, fuel correction and cut effect options

  • Gear Shift Control:

– Extremely configurable closed loop gear shift control

– Can be used from simple clutch switch through to full closed loop control with strain gauge lever and gear position sensor

– Sequential and H pattern gear boxes supported

– Per gear cut, ignition trim, fuel trim and torque reintroduction time settings

– Downshift RPM lockout

– Downshift throttle blip control

  • Traction Control:

– Closed loop wheel slip control

– Fuel or ignition control options

– Speed and throttle position lockouts

– Multiple per gear slip threshold tables

Tuning

  • Real Time:

– All ECU Parameters available for real time display and logging during tuning

– Smoothest most configurable tuning and data display interface available (PCLink G4+)

– Quick view of all ECU runtime information for fast diagnostics

  • ECU Controls:

– Upload, download and compare maps

– Easily upgrade firmware through PCLink

– Reset statistics

– Clear ECU fault codes

– Unlock (Enable) ECU

– Restore to factory settings

– Enable/disable password protection

– Temporarily disable password protection until next power cycle

– Auto throttle position sensor calibration

– MAP sensor calibration

– Trigger scope

  • Tuning:

– Mixture MAP for fuel tuning correction from logged data

– QuickTrim for calculated VE table correction while tuning

– QuickTune for automated fuel tuning

– Knock audio graphical analysis for determining knock filtering frequencies

  • Help:

– Over 800 pages of context sensitive documentation

– Help viewer embedded in PCLink for full documentation alongside settings

– Access to Link technical support and forums

Additional Accessories

(Purchased Separately)

  • Looms
    – Terminal and plug kit – not recommended unless you have access to the correct AMP crimper

– 400mm loom

– 2.5m loom

– 5m loom (ideal for boat installations)

  • Intake Air Temperature Sensor

– 3/8 NPT (Aluminium or Steel Mounting Bosses to suit)

– Bosch push in(Aluminium or Steel Mounting Bosses to suit)

  • Throttle Position Sensor
  • 3 Channel Link Igniter
  • Wideband O2 Controller & Sensor
  • Injector Ballast Resistor Packs

– 1 x 1R (6 x <6R injectors)

– 2 x 1R (12 x <6R injectors)

– 4 x 4R7 (4 x <6R injectors)

– 6 x 4R7 (6 x <6R injectors)

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