BlackBox by Turbosmart
Turbosmart’s BlackBox is a specialized Electronic Wastegate Controller designed to take charge of the complex world of boost control. This cutting-edge device safeguards against current demands while translating basic and advanced boost control strategies into precise gate positions. Whether working with a single or twin electronic wastegate system, the BlackBox delivers ultimate boost control performance.
Our innovative BlackBox seamlessly collaborates with various Factory, Aftermarket, and Motorsport Engine Control Units (ECUs), ensuring versatility and precision in managing your boost levels.
This state-of-the-art device is a dual-channel, high-current capable H-Bridge Driver, meticulously crafted to complement Turbosmart’s Electronic External Wastegates. Whether running the StraightGate50 or our Electronic Poppet style gates, such as the CompGate40, HyperGate45, ProGate50, and PowerGate60, the BlackBox empowers you with unparalleled control over your boost levels. Harness the potential of your Electronic Wastegates and elevate your vehicle’s performance with the BlackBox from Turbosmart.
The BlackBox is your gateway to precision boost control, offering a range of versatile strategies to suit your needs. It’s not just a one-trick pony; it’s a powerhouse of possibilities. With the ability to accept PWM (Pulse Width Modulation) inputs, the BlackBox seamlessly integrates with traditional boost control solenoids. But that’s just the beginning.
For those seeking the pinnacle of control, the BlackBox accommodates 0-5v position target inputs, CAN position target, and CAN bus override. It’s your ticket to harnessing the full potential of advanced ECUs, allowing you to develop and fine-tune control strategies natively.
But that’s not all. The BlackBox takes precision to the next level with auto-calibration of Electronic External Wastegates via a full sweep. Safety is paramount, and the BlackBox doesn’t compromise. It features over-temperature safety measures utilising temperature sensor inputs, ensuring your boost control is advanced and secure.
Elevate your boost control game with the BlackBox from Turbosmart. It’s not just a controller; it’s a game-changer.
Effortless Setup, Precise Control with the BlackBox
Setting up your boost control has never been this straightforward. The BlackBox comes pre-configured with the flow vs. lift calibration data for all Turbosmart Electronic Actuated Wastegates, ensuring a hassle-free setup and spot-on boost control.
Customising your settings is a breeze. A simple USB connection to your PC and our user-friendly application give you the power to easily adjust parameters. Fine-tune to perfection, tailoring your boost control to your exact preferences.
But the BlackBox doesn’t stop at simplicity; it opens the door to limitless control possibilities. With the CAN-based override system, you’re only limited by your ECU’s capabilities. Implement and experiment with various control strategies to discover the perfect balance between power and precision.
Experience unmatched setup simplicity and precise boost control with the BlackBox from Turbosmart. Your boost control, your way.
- Dual-Channel High Current H-Bridge Outputs
- 2 x Wastegate Valve Position Inputs (0-5v)
- 2 x Wastegate Temperature Inputs (0-5v)
- 2 x Frequency Inputs (Advanced Wastegate Position Encoder)
- PWM Target Position Input
- Analog 0-5v Position Target
- CAN Bus Position Demand Target
- CAN Bus Valve Area Target
- CAN Bus Programmable PID Mode Option
- Factory Loaded PID Calibration for all Turbosmart eGates
- Internal Over-Current Protection
- Internal Over-Temp Protection
- Auto Position Calibration
- Anodized Aluminium Housing
- 34 Pin Superseal Connector
Frequently Asked Questions
Ensure you have an over-boost cut-out. This safety feature is built into all factory, aftermarket & programmable ECUs. You can never be too careful. Make sure it is set at a sensible & reasonable limit. Increasing the boost will put more load on your engine, and you must consider other tune-related factors. If in any doubt, speak with a professional tuner/calibrator.
25Amps per channel (x2 Channels). That is enough to control the Turbosmart eWG and StraightGate Series of External Wastegates for any single or twin Wastegate system. The BlackBox provides current demand isolation, protecting your ECU regardless of your strategy or mode.
If your factory ECU is programmable and you have complete control over a PWM (Pulse Width Modulation) output, which is usually used for a boost control solenoid, then yes.
It will, however, require custom calibration as there are fewer dynamic forces with an electronic system, so the map will look very different to how it usually would.
Yes. The CAN stream is available (Refer to Datasheet/instructions) for connected channels and includes wastegate position, wastegate temperature, and current draw for up to 2 Units.
Yes. By selecting CAN override, you effectively switch modes, and the BlackBox becomes a High-Current 2-channel driver for your ECU. This disables the default tables and settings required for PWM or CAN target but gives you unlimited control of the gates directly from your ECU.
Here is a handy self-help guide to helping you with your Turbosmart install and answers to some of the most frequently asked questions we get here. Turbosmart recommends that you get your products fitted and tuned by a qualified technician. If you choose to install the product yourself, ensure you have all the necessary tools and technical knowledge to perform this task.
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