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Switching (Trailer) Module

Hi All,

As you can see in my thread (https://www.ctx1300forum.com/forum/h...tml#post372599) I have been working on a mono wheel trailer and a "trailer Light Module" to power the lights on the trailer. In that design I decided that I also want front fog lights, upgraded horn and probably something else in the future. The problem is the battery terminals start to get congested and dangerous (even fused) with all the wires and it becomes an unmanageable mess. Not to mention the original issue of connecting to the LED signal controller system without damage.

With all that said, I had a friend design a switching module that I will be making for my bike(s).

If there is enough interest, I can have these produced in a fabrication shop and save everyone time and money. If there is no interest, I will just make mine and one for the PCB designer and be done with it.

Please reply to this thread if you are interested in joining a group buy for this module to help make it cheaper for everyone.

First, this is not a cheap ____ (insert country here) knock off, it will be well made and most likely over engineered.

Secondly it will be universal to use on any bike, boat or whatever.

Thirdly it does have some limitations like any product.

As always, I know every ones first thought is "how much?"

For my single PCB (no enclosure) I expect the cost to be around $75. That does not include the money I will give the designer for all his work on the PCB nor the time I will spend assembling(soldering) the PCB.
If >10 were needed, I could have a fabrication house make them and the cost would be less and zero work on our part. So I am putting this out to this group, my old Magna and Valkyrie groups. The more we have made the cheaper they get.



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**ONLY ONE** 30 amp fused main circuit to the battery
Ignition switch activated outputs
Four switched outlets @1 amp for trailer lights.
Four switched outlets @8 amps for auxiliary uses such as horns, fog lights, etc.

Currently 2.5"W x 4.5"L Will have to assemble to measure height.

Below is the first revision of the board layout. It is being changed to include mounting holes.
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I have an interest so put me on the list for one.
I am curious however what problem or feature this solution solves that other products on the market do not?

https://www.fuzeblocks.com/Fuzeblock...Block_p_1.html
https://www.aerostich.com/sundry/gui...on-module.html
https://www.innovv.com/innovv-power-hub1-cjxt

https://motogadget.com/shop/en/m-unit-basic.html
http://pdm60.com/
https://www.4x4spod.com/

There was one time.... it was crazy awesome!

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I have an interest so put me on the list for one.
I am curious however what problem or feature this solution solves that other products on the market do not?

https://www.fuzeblocks.com/Fuzeblock...Block_p_1.html
https://www.aerostich.com/sundry/gui...on-module.html
https://www.innovv.com/innovv-power-hub1-cjxt

https://motogadget.com/shop/en/m-unit-basic.html
http://pdm60.com/
https://www.4x4spod.com/
All of those are just distribution boxes EXCEPT the motogadget and the spod.

The motogadget is very similar to what we are making just way more expensive.

The spod is WAY TO LARGE for a bike. motogadget on steroids.


This is different in a few ways:

1. It ties into the bike lights and does isolated trailer lights. That was the original need.
2. Adds 4 "high current" switched outputs to control other items. That was the scope creep of the project but in this case it didn't cost much extra.

It does have fuses but all of the outputs are individually short circuit, over current and thermally protected.

This is NOT just a relay or fuse box... This has fancy IC's in it... Like I said my friend who does this for a living designed this not my dumb @$$..

Attached is the link to the PDF of the high current chip used..

https://www.infineon.com/dgdl/Infine...1cdcc9a1fd41df
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