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Author Topic: Introducing the Sparck Moto FB-11  (Read 22197 times)

Offline Sonreir™

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Introducing the Sparck Moto FB-11
« on: Mar 28, 2014, 18:18:15 »
We are pleased to announce a prototype version of our new fusebox is nearing completion.  Much of the design credit goes to our good friend, eyhonda, and I highly recommend his services if you have any electronics projects you'd like to see realized.

The FB-11 features 11 separate power connections, three of which are "always on", to allow you to power devices when the motorcycle is off.  This provides easy hookup of battery chargers, or even allows for interesting electronic ignition switch options (such as RFID or remote activation).  Another three of the power connections are married to on-board 20A NO relays and can be used to help boost power to high drain devices such as headlights, ignition coils, and horns.  The final five connections are controlled by an off-board automotive relay and allows individual hookup of circuits in a centralized manner.  These final five connections as well as those controlled by the on-board relays are each individually fused to meet the needs of the circuits they supply.

In addition to a centralized location from which to feed all your power needs, the FB-11 also provides hookups for up to four ground wires.

All provided hookups are 5mm screw terminal blocks to avoid lost connections due to the vibrations we expect these units to see.

Coming soon!
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Offline Bucky685

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Re: Introducing the Sparck Moto FB-11
« Reply #1 on: Mar 28, 2014, 18:22:39 »
Very nice looking package you got there!
Will it have any sort of casing or will it be just the board?

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Introducing the Sparck Moto FB-11
« Reply #2 on: Mar 28, 2014, 18:22:46 »
Hell yes Matt this is awesome.
Ballpark price?

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Re: Introducing the Sparck Moto FB-11
« Reply #3 on: Mar 28, 2014, 18:25:45 »
Need testers? :D

If the price is at a good point I'll be really interested in one of these.

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Re: Introducing the Sparck Moto FB-11
« Reply #4 on: Mar 28, 2014, 18:30:39 »
Very nice looking package you got there!
Will it have any sort of casing or will it be just the board?

There will definitely be a casing and it will likely be black plastic.  Still evaluating options.

Hell yes Matt this is awesome.
Ballpark price?

Between $100 and $150, but still nailing it down.  Cost price for a small run of these worked out to about $60 a board and that didn't include design costs, the labor to assemble them, or the upcoming casing.  Hopefully with larger runs we drop materials costs, however.

Need testers? :D

If the price is at a good point I'll be really interested in one of these.

Yes.  Yes, we will need testers.
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Re: Introducing the Sparck Moto FB-11
« Reply #5 on: Mar 28, 2014, 19:00:02 »
Man, this is exciting.  I've been looking at the Denali PH2 or trying to figure out how to piecemeal some Honeywell options.  But this is perfect.  I'll be looking for when they hit the street.

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Re: Introducing the Sparck Moto FB-11
« Reply #6 on: Mar 28, 2014, 19:25:36 »
So its essentially a motogadget M-unit?

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Re: Introducing the Sparck Moto FB-11
« Reply #7 on: Mar 28, 2014, 19:31:59 »
Not quite that fancy (yet).
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Re: Introducing the Sparck Moto FB-11
« Reply #8 on: Mar 28, 2014, 19:33:19 »
More like a PC-8 with relays on the card ?

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Re: Introducing the Sparck Moto FB-11
« Reply #9 on: Mar 28, 2014, 19:39:59 »
Yup.
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Re: Introducing the Sparck Moto FB-11
« Reply #10 on: Mar 28, 2014, 19:44:19 »
So its essentially a motogadget M-unit?

While simliar its not.

These guys have added things like relays. In case you didn't know when you run your headlights off a bikes strandard electrical system then can draw a lot of juice making it difficult for other components to work.

By adding a relay things like headlights won't draw as much off the main system any more.

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Re: Introducing the Sparck Moto FB-11
« Reply #11 on: Mar 28, 2014, 20:00:34 »
Not to be argumentative, but I don't think relays can reduce the load of any particular light or horn or what have you.

They direct power to the fixture from the battery via the relay, keeping the amperage out of the switch, extending the life of your switch and reducing the gauge wires etc. you need in the switch.  This is how heated grips work, my high-draw Stebel horn, the starter motor on your bike (the solenoid is just a giant relay) etc.

Somehow magically I think the M-Unit can allow control of multiple things from a single switch or something like that.

Anyhow - I'm going to be signing up for one of the Sparck Moto units and wiring harness for my SR500 project I think!
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Re: Introducing the Sparck Moto FB-11
« Reply #12 on: Mar 28, 2014, 20:20:30 »
The benefit of the relay is that it reduces the distance the current has to travel to activate the device.  As you may or may not know, longer wiring runs introduce additional resistance and more resistance means less amps.  Switches also add extra resistance, too.

By using a relay, you can feed power directly to the high current devices from the battery.  Lower resistance means more amps and so your headlight may be brighter, your horn may be louder, and your coils may have a fatter Sparck™.  ;)
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Re: Introducing the Sparck Moto FB-11
« Reply #13 on: Mar 28, 2014, 20:39:11 »
so if im getting this correctly you could have the entire harness centralized to the board?

I HIGHLY recommend you have an initial run as a group buy here on DTT. you can have a set number of units made right away and also lower costs for the group buy participants.

I have participated in SEVERAL group buys on other forums, and always liked the idea, as many people want the same product, and are much more willing to jump on board if they save $10-20 off retail on an item.

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Re: Introducing the Sparck Moto FB-11
« Reply #14 on: Mar 28, 2014, 23:24:08 »
If my CB360 had more than 1 spare watt, I'd consider it for that. But that board is exactly what my NH750 needs.  Between running likes, air horn, Lights on my panniers, I have a mess of extra wire. Been looking at the third party stuff, but never quite the right mix.

This looks like a better, more flexible arrangement. 

If it is half as good as your Reg/Rect than I will be waiting for the release.
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