KAIZEN RELAY FAQ:
Q: Do I need a Control Module to use a Kaizen Relay?
A: No, Control Modules are an add-on, not a requirement. Kaizen Relays can be activated just like any standard relay by switching the trigger input to ground or 12v. Kaizen Relays can also be PWM'd from any ecu!
Q: What is the max wire size I can use with the Kaizen Relay triggers/gnd?
A: 18 AWG is the preferred wire size for triggers/gnd.
Q: What is the max wire size I can use with the Kaizen Relay Input Output?
A: Input and Output accept a max of 8 AWG wire.
Q: What is the max frequency for a Kaizen Relay?
A: 225 Hz.
Q: Are fuses needed with Kaizen Relays?
A: We recommend fusing the input power only. Each output is thermally protected and will shut down the output in the case of an overload, including a complete short circuit!
Q: What current is considered a short circuit?
A: Typically 135A, but it may be between 80-175A depending on supply voltage and temperature.
CONTROL MODULE FAQ:
Q: How do I program the Control Module?
A: Download a program from our program library (or save the program sent to you by development partner). Then open the Kaizen Relay GUI. Connect a USB cable to the Control Module and your computer and upload using the "Firmware" tab within the Kaizen Relay software. That's it!
Q: What is the max wire size I can use with the Control Module?
A: 22 AWG is preferred, but it will accept up to 18 AWG.
Q: Where is output 1?
A: Output 1 is a pogo contact on the interface side of the Control Module. It controls the connected Kaizen Relay through this pogo pin interface. Output 2-3 are accessed through the front wire seal and are low-side outputs, run a loop wire from Output 2 > Relay 2 and Output3 > Relay 3.
CAN Bus Explained - A Simple Intro (2020) - This is a nice overview that explains the basics of CAN.