FAQ

KAIZEN RELAY FAQ: 

Q: Do I need a Control Module to use a Kaizen Relay?
A: 
No, Control Modules are an add-on, not a requirement. Kaizen Relays can be activated just like any standard relay by switching the trigger input to ground or 12v. Kaizen Relays can also be PWM'd from any ecu!

Q: What is the max wire size I can use with the Kaizen Relay triggers/gnd?
A: 
18 AWG is the preferred wire size for triggers/gnd.

 Q: What is the max wire size I can use with the Kaizen Relay Input Output?
A: 
Input and Output accept a max of 8 AWG wire.

Q: What is the max frequency for a Kaizen Relay?
A: 225 Hz. 

Q: Are fuses needed with Kaizen Relays? 
A: We recommend fusing the input power only. Each output is thermally protected and will shut down the output in the case of an overload, including a complete short circuit!

Q: What current is considered a short circuit? 
A: Typically 135A, but it may be between 80-175A depending on supply voltage and temperature. 

 

 

CONTROL MODULE FAQ: 

Q: How do I program the Control Module?
A: 
Download a program from our program library (or save the program sent to you by development partner). Then open the Kaizen Relay GUI. Connect a USB cable to the Control Module and your computer and upload using the "Firmware" tab within the Kaizen Relay software. That's it!

Q: What is the max wire size I can use with the Control Module?
A: 22 AWG is preferred, but it will accept up to 18 AWG. 

Q: Where is output 1?
A: Output 1 is a pogo contact on the interface side of the Control Module. It controls the connected Kaizen Relay through this pogo pin interface. Output 2-3 are accessed through the front wire seal and are low-side outputs, run a loop wire from Output 2 > Relay 2 and Output3 > Relay 3. 

 

 

 

Other Resources: 

CAN Bus Explained - A Simple Intro (2020) - This is a nice overview that explains the basics of CAN.