Cartek 8 Channel Power Distribution Panel
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INTRODUCTION The CARTEK Power Distribution Panel is a fully integrated, fully electronic solution to power distribution in race and rally cars. Designed to replace 8 Fuses, Relays and Switches as well as a variety of control systems, these units therefore greatly simplify the wiring, reducing build time, saving weight and maximizing reliability. HOW IT WORKS The Power Distribution Panel takes +12V power directly from the Battery then distributes this to all of the electrical systems around the car. All 8 power outputs from the Power Distribution Panel are controlled from the front panel Pushbuttons or from external switches and inputs. All 8 Power Outputs are fully protected with 6 selectable current settings thereby completely removing the need for fuses or circuit breakers. The Function of each Channel is also selectable from a choice of 8 different Functions. OPERATION After configuring the Power Distribution Panel each Channel is operated by pressing the relevant front panel Pushbutton or by external signals such as from ECU or separate external switches (See details later). Above each pushbutton is a Status LED : No LED = Channel OFF. - LED on = Channel ON. - LED flashing = Over-current or short-circuit detected. On power up all channels perform a system reset which is indicated by all 16 LEDs flashing twice.