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Link G4+ Thunder

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  • Regular price $2,990.00


The Link G4+ Thunder, with more of everything is the latest ECU added to our extensive range.

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.

 

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
  • Full motorsport features
  • All Fury features e.g. peak & hold, CAN etc.

Software -PCLink

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

Other WireIn ECUs:

 

  • Xtreme
  • Fury
  • Storm
  • Atom

     

     

    • 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 MB 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

     

    Link G4+ Platform Features

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

    * Note - Not all features are supported by every Link G4+ ECU type. Refer to the feature differentiation matrix.

    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 MB 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 * or external controller)
      • 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 MB internal flash
      • Log up to 25 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:
      • Up to 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