Thunder WireIn ECU 124-1000
Thunder WireIn ECU 124-1000

Thunder WireIn ECU 124-1000

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16 x Digital inputs (6 are high speed differential type for ABS sensors etc)
4 x Temperature inputs
16 x Analog inputs
2 x Trigger inputs
2 x Knock inputs
2 x LSU 4.9 Wideband lambda sensor inputs
2 x K Type Thermocouple inputs
8 x Peak and Hold injection drives
8 x Ignition drivers
18 x Auxiliary outputs^
+5V Sensor power supply
+8V Sensor power supply
^unused fuel and ignition drives can be used as additional Aux outputs
2 x CAN bus
1x Serial (RS232) connection
1x USB tuning connection
Advanced features not found on the Xtreme or Fury:
2 x Onboard digital wideband lambda controllers, no separate box required. Higher accuracy, simple setup and long sensor life are some of the advantages compared to a separate analog input wideband device.
2 x Fully programmable E-throttle controls complete with capability of gear shift throttle blip and antilag (for engines with 2 electronic throttle bodies).
2 x K type thermocouple EGT inputs – direct connection of EGT sensors with no extra interface box.
Dimensions: 180mm(L) x 210mm(W) x 40mm(H) (without looms)
Mass: 1060 gram
Watch a short video introducing the G4+ Thunder on YouTube here.
Other WireIn ECUs:
AtomAdvanced fully configurable WireIn Engine Control Unit (ECU)
Most suitable for high end applications where multi electronic throttle bodies are used or where a large amount of IO is required.
Dimensions: 170 x 212 x 44 mm (6.7 x 8.3 x 1.7 in)
Weight: 1.04 kg (2.29 lb)
Material: Aluminium Die Cast, Black Powder Coated
Mounting: Flush mount extruded mounting bracket
2 x 34 pin AMP Super Seal
2 x 26 pin AMP Super Seal
2 x Link 6 pin
Indicators: Power / Fault code indicator LED
IP Rating: 54
Electronics: Link G4+ Engine Control Platform
40 MHz dual processor
Engine control specific MCU and Digital Signal Processor
Memory: 32 Mbit Data Logging Memory
USB - PC Tuning
2 x CAN 2.0B - User configurable
Firmware: Link G4+ Firmware V5.5.0 or later. In field firmware updatable
Tuning Software: PCLink G4+
Password: Password protection can be applied to prevent unintended adjustment
Lock: Shipped locked (engine control disabled). Must be unlocked by a Link distributor
Max. Ratings
Power Supply: Reverse Polarity protected. Max Continuous operating voltage 24V. Over voltage protection at 27V. Minimum operating voltage 6.5V.
Temperature: -40 to + 80 ⁰ C (-40 to 185 ⁰F)
Engine Position:
Up to 6 engine position sensor inputs (reluctor, hall or optical)
Engine position tracking to 0.1 degree accuracy
Digital Sampling Oscilloscope on Trigger 1 and 2 Inputs
20 0-5V Analog Inputs
2 have configurable pullup resistor
2 have permanent pullup resistor
8 Frequency or switching inputs. All with switchable pullup resistor
6 High frequency differential frequency or switching inputs
Suitable for ABS or turbo speed sensor
2 Switching inputs
Barometric Pressure: Internal factory calibrated barometric pressure sensor (or external sensor option)
Knock: 2 Knock sensor inputs
Lambda Sensor Control: 2 Internal wideband Lambda sensor controllers utilising latest Bosch OEM digital signal processing technology
Thermocouple: 2 Thermocouple amplifiers suitable for K Type thermocouple sensors
Accelerometer: 3 Axis accelerometer with orientation correction
Injector: 8 Peak and Hold or Saturated injector driver outputs. 10/3A max. Unused injector outputs can be used as general purpose outputs. 0.1 degree, 1.6 us precision
Ignition: 8 Ignition pre-amplifier drivers (external igniter required). Unused ignition outputs can be used as general purpose outputs. 2.2A max. 0.1 degree precision.
Auxiliary Outputs
4 Low Side Drivers. 2.2A max
4 Low/High Side Drivers. 2.2A max
6 Half Bridge Drivers 8 A max
6 Low Side Drivers with open circuit detection 1 A max
Regulated Outputs
8V sensor supply. 200mA max
5V sensor supply. 200mA max
- Flush fit clip in mounting bracket
- USB tuning cable
- Link stickers
- Wiring Loom (various length and pin kit options available)
The Thunder also has the Link G4+ platform features
This list gives a basic overview of the Link G4+ ECU platform. For full details of the individual adjustments and settings it is recommended that PCLink G4+ is downloaded and installed.
Engine Types
- 1 to 12 Cylinder (2 or 4 Stroke)
- 1 to 4 Rotor
- User configurable TDC points (for odd fire engines) and firing order
Vehicle Details:
- Tuner memo and VIN number stored in ECU
Fuel Control
- Single Point
- Multi Point Group
- Group Staged
- Sequential
- Sequential Staged
Calculation: Full Modelled Fuel Equation, Modelled Multi Fuel (Flex Fuel) Equation or Basic Fuel Equation. Full modelled fuel equation considers:
- Volumetric Efficiency
- Load Type (MAP, TPS, MAP+TPS, none)
- Engine Capacity
- Lambda Target
- Fuel System Type and Pressure (Injector Flow Pressure Correction)
- Fuel Density
- Fuel Density Temp. Coefficient
- Stoichiometric Ratio
- Air Charge Temperature
- Fuel Charge Cooling
- Injector Size
- Injector Dead Time
- Injector Characteristic (GM Style)
Multi Fuel:
- Full support for the use of multiple fuels with separate settings for each fuel type and configurable blending between fuels
Cold Start:
- Configurable cold start/warmup. 2D/3D tables
- Pre Crank Prime - Key on or crank
- First Crank and Cranking Enrichment
- Post Start Enrichment, Hold and Decay
- Warm Up Enrichment
- Multi Fuel fuel blend dependent cold start supported
VE Corrections:
- Dual Fuel Table (overlay, switched or blended)
- 3D Intake Air Temp
- 4D Fuel Tab
- 5D Fuel Table
- Acceleration Enrichment
- Overrun Fuel Cut
- Closed Loop Lambda (Dual Bank)
- Individual Cylinder Fuel Trim
- 3D Injector Timing (Start, End or Center)
- Staged Injection Primary/Secondary Tuning
- Corrections by other control features (eg limits, motorsport features)
Auxiliary Injection:
- Additional injector stage control using unused fuel outputs for additional fuel stages or water/alcohol
- Direct Spark
- Distributor
- Twin Distributor
- Wasted Spark
- Rotary Leading Wasted
- Rotary Direct Spark
- Rising or Falling Spark Edge
- ms or duty cycle dwell mode
Ignition Control:
- Ignition Delay Correction
- Minimum Spark Duration Control
- Maximum Advance Limit
Ignition Corrections:
Ignition Timing Calculated using:
- Ignition Table
- Dual Ignition Table (Overlay, switched or blended)
- ECT Trim Table
- IAT Trim Table
- 4D Ignition Table
- 5D Ignition Table
- Other control features (eg limits, motorsport features)
Multi Fuel:
- Blending of ignition timing between fuels supported
- Transient Ignition Retard Control
- Idle Speed Ignition Control
- Individual Cylinder Ignition Correction
- 32 Mbit Data Logging Memory
Engine Protection
Limiting System
Used for all limits and configurable for each limit type:
Fuel Cut
Ignition Cut
Rotary Specific
Closed loop RPM limiting based on configurable control range
2D/3D Tables
Basic/Advanced modes
Throttle position dependent cut control
Adaptive or Constant cut effects
Hard Cut
Ignition / Fuel trim during limit
Limit exit decay
Limit Types:
RPM, MAP, Vehicle Speed, System Voltage
Two General Purpose Limits with configurable tables (eg oil/fuel pressure or IAT/ECT)
Output Functions
- Variable Valve Timing Control for intake and exhaust cams up to 4 cams
- Idle Speed Control for two/three wise ISC solenoids or four/six terminal stepper motors
- Boost Control Solenoid
- Test On/Off
- General Purpose Output with up to three switching conditions and logic mode
- General Purpose PWM with up to three switching conditions and logic mode
- Fuel Pump Control
- Fuel Pump Speed Control (switched or PWM)
- Engine Fan Control
- Air Conditioning Clutch
- Intercooler Spray Pump
- Tacho
- Check Engine Light
- Purge Solenoid
- ECU Hold Power (Keep Alive)
- Speedo
- Electronic Throttle
- Electronic Throttle Safety Relay
- Oxygen Sensor Heater
- Cam (switched valve lift / VTEC)
- Anti-Lag ISC Lift Solenoid
- Exhaust Power Valve
- Starter Control Solenoid
- Shift Light
- Throttle Blip Solenoid
- Traction Light
- Rotary Oil Pump Position Control
- Closed Loop Stepper Position Control
- Tumbler Valve Control (Subaru)
Virtual Auxiliary:
- Configurable internal signals that can be used as switching conditions for other ECU functions or to extend output functions number of conditions
- Triggerable/resettable timers to be used in sequencing output and internal functions
Shift Light:
- Shift Light control function
- Per gear RPM and control range
- Configurable light brightness depending on RPM to shift point
CE Light:
- Check Engine Lamp functionality to display ECU fault codes on the dash. Various modes for light operation
Engine Fan:
- Up to three independent engine fans with temperature, hysteresis and air conditioning options
- Correctable tacho output with key on tacho sweep option
Speedo Out:
- Correctable speedo output with key on speedo sweep option
IC Spray:
- Pulsed intercooler spray pump low frequency PWM with various switching conditions
ECU Hold Power:
- Keep Alive function for controlling EFI main relay to keep the ECU powered for a controlled time after key off
Fuel Pump Control:
- Prime time, RPM and fuel flow switched and PWM support
Unused Fuel and Ignition Outputs:
- Can be used for most outputs function types listed above
Input Functions
Digital Types:
- General Purpose Input
- Frequency
- Variable Valve Timing Cam Position
- Wheel Speed
- Air Conditioning Request
- Intercooler Spray Request
- Anti Theft Switch
- Neutral/Park Switch
- Power Steer Pressure Switch
- Ignition Switch (Key on)
- Speed Limit Request
- Start Signal
- Clutch Switch
- Brake Switch
- Cruise Control Switches
- Turbo RPM
- Ethanol Content Sensor
- Dual ECU Mode Switch
- Oil Level Switch
- Stop (engine kill) Switch
- Oil Pressure Switch
- Multi Fuel Select Switch
- Traction Disable Switch
Analog Types:
- General Purpose Input
- Volt Input
- MAP Sensor
- Throttle Position Sensor
- Accelerator Position Sensors
- Oil Pressure
- Fuel Pressure
- EGT (0-5V)
- Barometric Pressure Sensor
- Engine Coolant Temperature
- Intake Air Temperature
- Narrow Band Oxygen Sensors
- Rotary Oil Pump Position
- Tumbler Valve Position
- Closed Loop Stepper Position Feedback
- Exhaust Back Pressure
- Crankcase Pressure
- Suspension Position
- Air Conditioning Pressure
- Lambda (Internal)
- Gear Position
- Fuel Temperature
- Gear Lever Force
- Fuel Rail Pressure
- Reverse Lever Position
- Internal cold junction compensated thermocouple amplifiers
- 3 Axis G force sensor
- Software corrected to allow install in any orientation
Lambda Sensor Control:
- Internal OEM level wideband Lambda sensor control using latest Bosch digital signal processing technology.
- Built in calibrations for many industry standard and OEM sensors as well as custom 2 point and tabled calibrations.
Fault Detection:
- Configurable fault detection and fault value for all Analog Inputs with fault code generation
Engine Position
- Over 80 built in trigger modes for OEM applications as well as user configurable modes for common configurations
- Supports all OEM Variable Reluctance (VR), Hall or Optical sensors. Aftermarket sensors supported
- Configurable filtering, pullup resistors and threshold voltages for VR sensors
- Engine position correction (base timing adjustment) for all trigger modes
VVT Cam Position:
- Support for up to two engine position (Crank and Cam) and up to four cam position signals
Engine Control
Idle Speed Control:
- Support for most OEM and aftermarket idle control solenoids and stepper motors and electronic throttle
- Basic open loop idle speed control and advanced closed loop control options
- Configurable speed, RPM and throttle position lockouts
- Engine Fan, Power Steer and Air Conditioning correction
Electronic Throttle:
- Support for up to two electronic throttle bodies
- Independent or shared throttle target
- Full safety functionality for all sensors, drivers and other parts of the electronic throttle system including safety relay
- Up to three switchable throttle target tables
- Support for anti-lag idle up using electronic throttle
Boost Control:
- Basic open loop or advanced closed loop control options
- Up to thee boost target tables
- Boost target table blending option for Multi Fuel or dash board adjustment
- Staged boost control for fastest spool up and stable control
- ECT, IAT and Gear boost corrections
Knock Control:
- Closed loop individual cylinder knock control
- Uses digital signal processing (DSP) technology for accurate windowed knock level measurement
- Configurable frequency and individual cylinder gain settings
- Adjustable knock window
- Fast timing removal (retard) and slow reintroduction (advance), all configurable
- Permanent memory of timing removed or reset at key on
- Per cylinder or grouped knock ignition correction tables
Variable Valve Timing (VVT):
- Over 40 built in OEM VVT signal patterns and user defined signal patterns
- Up to four independently configurable (two inlet, two exhaust) cam control channels
- Up to three switchable inlet and exhaust position target tables
- Accurate, fast and stable position control
- Supports common PWM and most BMW VANOS control types
Cruise Control:
- Cruise Control using electronic throttle
- Allows digital and analog cruise switch input
- Safety features to disengage cruise on brake and clutch
- Adaptive driver behaviour recognition for a smooth transition between driver and cruise control
- Adjustable speed operating range and maximum speed increase rate
Air Conditioning (AC) Control:
- Basic and advanced control modes
- Digital or CAN control options
- AC clutch control based on AC pressure, evaporator temperature and engine load
- Engine fan control
Starter Motor Control:
- Crank with key, Start/Stop and Touch Start options
- RPM, anti-theft and park/neutral lockout options
- Gear detection using RPM/wheel speed, CAN or gear position sensor
- Auto calculated or user defined gear ratios
- Driven and driving wheel selection
- Slip % calculation
- Input shaft RPM calculation
ECU Logging:
- 32 Mbit internal flash
- Log up to 100 ECU parameters. All ECU parameters can be logged
- Selectable logging rates up to 100 Hz
- Memory compacting algorithm to ensure maximum memory utilisation and wear leveling
- Continuous (looping) data recording
- Download all or any part of logging memory for instant display in PCLink
PCLink Logging:
- Log any or all parameters in the ECU while connected to PCLink in real time on the screen at rates in excess of 60Hz
- Auto history recording to catch an event that happened in the past!
- Advanced logging analysis and tuning functions
- Resettable statistics including Max RPM, Max ECT, Max MAP, Engine Starts, Engine Running Time and many more
- Two CAN 2.0B channels available
- OEM Modes and extremely customisable CAN templates for transmission and reception of ECU parameters
- CAN bus status and error reporting
- ISO 15765-4 (CAN) OBD communication to scan tools and displays
- RS232 connection
- Multiple data stream options and baud rates supported
Anti Lag:
- Basic and Advanced modes
- Full anti Lag integration with other ECU systems
- Activation, ignition retard, fuel addition and ignition cut controls
- Configurable smooth or “lumpy” cyclic idle control
- Multiple switchable Anti Lag tables
- Cool down mode
Launch Control:
- Single RPM mode for clutch switch or launch button
- RPM vs Speed (2D or 3D) for controlled slip
- Latched launch RPM for rolling start
- Activation and clutch switch options
- Ignition retard, fuel correction and cut effect options
Gear Shift Control:
- Extremely configurable closed loop gear shift control
- Can be used from simple clutch switch through to full closed loop control with strain gauge lever and gear position sensor
- Sequential and H pattern gear boxes supported
- Per gear cut, ignition trim, fuel trim and torque reintroduction time settings
- Downshift RPM lockout
- Downshift throttle blip control
Traction Control:
- Closed loop wheel slip control
- Fuel or ignition control options
- Speed and throttle position lockouts
- Multiple per gear slip threshold tables
Real Time:
- All ECU Parameters available for real time display and logging during tuning
- Smoothest most configurable tuning and data display interface available (PCLink G4+)
- Quick view of all ECU runtime information for fast diagnostics
ECU Controls:
- Upload, download and compare maps
- Easily upgrade firmware through PCLink
- Reset statistics
- Clear ECU fault codes
- Unlock (Enable) ECU
- Restore to factory settings
- Enable/disable password protection
- Temporarily disable password protection until next power cycle
- Auto throttle position sensor calibration
- MAP sensor calibration
- Trigger scope
- Mixture MAP for fuel tuning correction from logged data
- QuickTrim for calculated VE table correction while tuning
- QuickTune for automated fuel tuning
- Knock audio graphical analysis for determining knock filtering frequencies
- Over 800 pages of context sensitive documentation
- Help viewer embedded in PCLink for full documentation alongside settings
- Access to Link technical support and forums
Additional Accessories
(Purchased Separately)
- Terminal and plug kit - not recommended unless you have access to the correct AMP crimper
- 400mm loom
- 2.5m loom
- 5m loom (ideal for boat installations)
Intake Air Temperature Sensor
- 3/8 NPT (Aluminium or Steel Mounting Bosses to suit)
- Bosch push in(Aluminium or Steel Mounting Bosses to suit)
Throttle Position Sensor
3 Channel Link Igniter
Wideband O2 Controller & Sensor
Injector Ballast Resistor Packs
- 1 x 1R (6 x <6R injectors)
- 2 x 1R (12 x <6R injectors)
- 4 x 4R7 (4 x <6R injectors)
- 6 x 4R7 (6 x <6R injectors)