Q: Do I need a Control Module to use a Kaizen Relay?
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?
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?
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. 




Q: How do I program the Control Module?
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. 

Q: How do I connect to my vehicle's CANbus network?
A: Depending on the type of vehicle, and the ECU this can be achieved many different ways.

Here are some common methods: 

1. Connect at the OBD2 Port: For roadgoing vehicles: ALL 2008 and newer (and some earlier vehicles) have CANbus access at the OBD2 port. We sell an OBD2 connection harness that plugs right into the OBD2 port and breaks out the CANbus wires so you can connect them to a Control Module and still have full function of your OBD2 port for things like programmers and code scanners. 

2. Connect at the Diagnostic port: For non-roadgoing vehicles such as SXS's other Powersports vehicles connecting at the diagnostic port is the simplest way to connect to the CANbus. We sell connection harnesses for many powersports vehicles. Contact us for further details.

 3. Use a CAN splitter: CANbus splitter devices are manufactured by Trombetta and sold at Waytekwire.com. Here is an example: https://www.waytekwire.com/item/81600/Trombetta-99-0070-4-Device-J1939-CAN-Bus/


Other Resources: 

CAN Bus Explained - A Simple Intro (2020) - This is a nice overview that explains the basics of CAN.