BlackBox Electronic Wastegate Controller
$599.99USD (Excl. Sales Tax)
BlackBox by Turbosmart is a dedicated Electronic Wastegate Controller which can be used in cooperation with a range of Factory, Aftermarket and Motorsport ECU’s. The BlackBox provides protection from the current demands and translation of basic as well as more advanced boost control strategies into a gate position and can be used on single, or twin electronic wastegate systems for the ultimate in boost control.
The BlackBox is a Dual Channel, High current Capable H-Bridge Driver for use with the Turbosmart range of Electronic External Wastegates, including the StraightGate50 as well as our Electronic poppet style gates including; CompGate40, HyperGate45, ProGate50 and PowerGate60 electronic Wastegates. The BlackBox is capable of multiple strategies and will accept PWM (Pulse Width Modulation) inputs as used for traditional boost control solenoids, 0-5v position target, CAN position target and CAN bus override for more advanced ECU’s where control strategy can be developed natively.
The Blackbox provides for auto-calibration of Electronic External Wastegates via a full sweep and includes over temp safety features using the temperature sensor inputs. The BlackBox is pre-configured with the flow vs. lifts calibration data of all Electronic Actuatuated Wastegates from Turbosmart for simple setup and accurate boost control. Settings can be adjusted via a simple USB connection and PC-based application, and unlimited control strategies can be implemented with the CAN-based override system where your strategy is limited only by your ECU’s capability.
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
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This product does not have a CARB EO #; it is not legal for sale or use in CA on pollution controlled motor vehicles. This is intended as a "Race Only" product to be used solely for competition. It's use is limited to closed-course and open-course racing that is formally sanctioned by a recognized racing organization; any other use including recreational off-road use, may be a violation of local, state and federal laws. It is the buyer's responsibility to verify legal use of this product for the intended application and use.
34 Pin Connector
What is the first rule of boost control?
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.
What is the Current Capacity of the BlackBox?
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.
Will the Blackbox work with my factory ECU?
If your factory ECU is programmable and you have complete control over a PWM (Pulse Width Modulation) output usually used for a boost control solenoid, then yes.
However, it will require custom calibration as there are fewer dynamic forces with an electronic system, so the map will look very different from how it usually would.
Does the BlackBox transmit Data via Can?
Yes. The CAN stream is available (Refer to Datasheet/instructions) for connected channels and includes wastegate position, temperature, and current draw for up to 2 Units.
Can I Override the default software & calibration?
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 direct from your ECU.