Life Racing PDUX6 Power Distributor Unit (PDU)

£3,775.00 (+VAT)

The PDUX6 from Life Racing represents the latest advancements in microprocessor controlled power distribution systems. The PDUx range offers advanced features such as the ability to sleep and wake via CAN bus messaging or by using hardware pins including the ability to wake/sleep upon the triggering of certain user-specified sensor inputs. The PDUx6 comes equipped with an impressive 64 programmable outputs in total, including 10 extremely capable multifunction outputs which can be defined by the user to operate in either discreet high-side or low-side switching, low-side PWM, Half or Full bridge operation. These flexible outputs, as well as the PDU’s 16 input channels and additional 4 lowside PWMs, can be used to augment the I/O compliment of any Life Racing ECU product connected using the powerful “slave-link” feature.

Using logical or numerical inputs from its 16 analogue inputs or from any of 3 CAN buses the PDUX6 from Life Racing is calibrated using a clear graphical interface with full logic simulation ability and live monitoring.

The PDUX6 is able to operate in a low power standby state, drawing <2mA, with configurable activation based on physical or CAN input.

Additionally, the PDUX6 may be paired with a Life Racing ECU to expand input and output functionality through the ‘slave-link’ feature.

Specification:

Features

  • Schematic based calibration including logic simulation tool
  • Numerical arithmetic including handling of analogue inputs
  • Fully custom CAN across 3 buses including mux frames and retransmission (gateway), configured with the help of a graphical display and import/export tool
  • Low power state woken on physical input, CAN activity, or specific CAN frame
  • Optional I/O slaving to an LR ECU

Outputs

  • 64 main Power Outputs:
    • 10 multifunction high side, low side, high side PWM (fixed 20kHz) outputs (40A continuous, soft-start inrush limiting 40A, hard-start inrush 60A)
    • 10 high side outputs (40A continuous, hard-start inrush 60A)
    • 44 high side outputs (15A continuous, hard-start inrush 17.5A)
  • Output linking (‘teaming’) to support very high current devices
  • 4 additional low side outputs (125Hz PWM)
  • All outputs short circuit and thermally protected with multi-stage in-rush control
  • All outputs additionally protected by physical fuses as required by worldwide regulations
  • Combined diagnostic output with reset input
  • 128 scaleable CAN (‘soft’) outputs
  • Custom datastream (CAN) – i.e. customisable channel current, channel state and device information

Inputs

  • 16 physical switch / analogue sensor inputs including software selectable 3k ohm pull-up resistors and 4x inputs capable of programmable “wake up” functionality
  • Analogue inputs may be transformed into engineering units for use in schematic
  • Dedicated wake pin
  • 128 CAN ‘soft’ inputs with configurable scaling, validation and debounce time

Interfaces

  • 2x 100Mbit/s full duplex Ethernet (can be used as Ethernet switch)
  • 3x CAN 2.0B – fully flexible
  • Option for galvanically isolated CAN bus (custom projects only)
  • RS232C serial interface (custom projects only)
  • LIN Bus (custom projects only)

Power Supply

  • 6V to 20V input voltage (12V option) or 6V to 30V input voltage (24V option)
  • Dedicated logic power input
  • Regulated 5V sensor supply output with full circuit protection

Sleep State

  • Low power standby state with configurable wake options:
    • Wake by voltage signal (1.6mA)
    • Wake by any CAN activity (CAN1 only) (2mA)
    • Wake by specific CAN frame (two frames required, CAN1 only) (2mA)
    • Wake by CAN specific CAN frame with low latency (one frame required, CAN1 only) (10mA)

ECU Slaving

  • Allows a Life Racing ECU to “claim” unused pins across a dedicated CAN bus utilising the following PDU I/O:
  • Outputs 1..10 with additional functionality including H-Bridge pairing and configurable PWM frequencies
  • Low Outputs 11..14 with configurable PWM frequencies
  • All 16 inputs, including 8 frequency capable (4 optionally bipolar), and all with software selectable 3k ohm pull-up resistors

Physical

  • 2 Leavyseal connectors with a total of 113 pins
  • Amphenol SurLok Power Stud
  • Machined Aluminium enclosure
  • 215x140x57mm (including connectors)
  • 1140 grams
  • Operating Temperature -40C to +85C

Warranty and Servicing

  • 1 year limited warranty when used within supplied specification.

Download Files

life_racing_pdux6_data_sheet_V2.3

Download PDUX6 Data Sheet

 

 

 

 

 

Here at Northampton Motorsport, we also offer a full wiring and fitting service as well as engine calibration on our in house Superflow AD30 2 wheel drive chassis dyno. For more information, please contact us and a member of our team would be happy to assist with your enquiry:

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Picture for illustration purposes only. Actual parts may differ slightly in appearance.