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Offline T800XC

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TriCAN-PCM - CAN-Bus Power Control Module
« on: July 25, 2021, 07:11:55 PM »
Following some playing around with work on TPMS integration last year I modified my test kit and built a CAN-bus power control module for my Tiger 1200 - named the TriCAN-PCM. It can equally be applied to some other Tigers, notably Mk3 800s or the 900 range, i.e. those that have the multi-function switch cube on the left of the handlebars.

The module plugs in to the connector under the seat reserved for Triumph's Bluetooth interface and takes a fused 12V feed direct from the battery. It has 4 outputs capable of upto 10A (max 30A total), each of which can be linked to one of several other functions on the bike. These include drl/dip/main headlights, fog lights, horn, indicators, brakes etc. In fact, almost anything that has signals status data on the CAN bus.

The function and current limit for each output can be configured using a USB connection to my PC. I've been testing it with some secondary indicators and also with spare fog lights that run at a reduced (dimmed) output but go to 100% if the high beam is on. Any of the 4 outputs can also be used as a simple switched 12V supply, with or without a delayed switch-on or only active when the engine is running.

The simple plug-&-play nature of the module means there's no additional load to upset the CAN-bus circuitry and no tapping-in to other wires on the bike. It also fits very neatly under the seat. My prototype electronics have been shoehorned into the 90x70x20mm aluminium case, but they now need a redesign to tidy things up. I'll probably post more photos when that's done but looking at some component leadtimes it could be a while.







  
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Re: TriCAN-PCM - CAN-Bus Power Control Module
« Reply #1 on: July 26, 2021, 04:25:55 AM »
I would definitely be interested ...... my el-cheapo fog lights are wired direct to the battery so it is not on a switched circuit.
The fog lights can be turned on even though the ignition is off which is not ideal.

Plug&play module would be perfect for me as I am hopeless with electricals.

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Re: TriCAN-PCM - CAN-Bus Power Control Module
« Reply #2 on: July 26, 2021, 08:58:00 AM »
Richard, just a quick question; whos looking after the Large Hadron Collider while youre making up these items and developing TigerTool?
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Re: TriCAN-PCM - CAN-Bus Power Control Module
« Reply #3 on: July 26, 2021, 09:00:52 AM »
*Originally Posted by GeoffS [+]
Richard, just a quick question; whos looking after the Large Hadron Collider while youre making up these items and developing TigerTool?
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Re: TriCAN-PCM - CAN-Bus Power Control Module
« Reply #4 on: August 10, 2021, 10:25:30 PM »
Very clever and interesting.
Would it be possible to supply an adaptor so the Bluetooth module could be used as well as your magic box?

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Re: TriCAN-PCM - CAN-Bus Power Control Module
« Reply #5 on: August 11, 2021, 03:43:34 AM »
*Originally Posted by Blue_Rubber [+]
Would it be possible to supply an adaptor so the Bluetooth module could be used as well as your magic box?
Yes, very easily.
  
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Re: TriCAN-PCM - CAN-Bus Power Control Module
« Reply #6 on: August 11, 2021, 10:30:00 AM »
*Originally Posted by T800XC [+]
Yes, very easily.
Thanks, then I would be very interested in this product.

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Re: TriCAN-PCM - CAN-Bus Power Control Module
« Reply #7 on: October 08, 2021, 09:45:11 PM »
I'm glad there are smart people like T800XC in the world.

I need this, so watching to see if he gets them in production

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Re: TriCAN-PCM - CAN-Bus Power Control Module
« Reply #8 on: October 28, 2021, 03:52:27 PM »
This is great to see! Dropping a comment as I'd be interested as well

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Re: TriCAN-PCM - CAN-Bus Power Control Module
« Reply #9 on: October 28, 2021, 06:43:21 PM »
Me too. 
I've been using the Cansmart on a BMW where you can have different actions of lights, horn, brake lights etc.
Should be moving over to the Tiger 900 and it would be good to have something similar.

 


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