Challenger8 (complete kit)

Challenger8 (complete kit)


837,32 € tax incl.*

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inside European Economic Community,
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The Challenger8 is designed for those who want to conquer thanks to an ultra modern ECU. It allows managing 1 to 4-cylinder engines in sequential injection and static ignition, and 6 and 8-cylinder engines in semi-sequential injection and lost sparks ignition.

Thanks to its high performance microprocessor (calculates in 32 bits while many other brands calculate in 8 or 16 bits) the Challenger8 allows to get astonishing accelerations.

Several tunings can get along for the same engine (multimapping). The desired tuning can be selected while running, by a rotator or a dashboard switch, allowing the adaptation to the driving conditions, a super boost of the engine if necessary.

Selection of hard cut or soft cut RPM limiter. The hard cut limiter allows a modification of ignition advance and injection time for a machine gun limiter with burst of flames.

 Complete management of the flexfuel with reading of Ethanol content sensor
• Sensor reading inhibition if the fuel flow passing through the sensor is insufficient for a correct reading of the Ethanol content
• Correction of injected quantity according to Ethanol content, engine t°, engine load and engine speed
• Ignition advance correction based on Ethanol content, engine t°, engine load and engine speed
• Specific injected quantity at engine starting according to the Ethanol content and the engine t°
• Specific ignition advance at engine starting according to the Ethanol content and the engine t°
• Specific richness target according to the Ethanol content and the engine load
• Specific turbo pressure and turbo speed targets according to the Ethanol content
• If you need it, Skynam can provide the Ethanol content sensor

full self-learning function allows the ECU to auto tune its injection time map when equipped with a wide band Lambda sensor (needs a professionnal license, or on option with standard license).

TECHNICAL PRESENTATION

Documentation download

CONFIGURATION
• 4 injection channels (sequential injection, semi sequential or direct)
• 4 ignition channels (static ignition or lost spark)
• 8 fully programmable auxiliary outputs (including flies by wire management, proportional camshafts drift, FISA regulation fuel pump, ...)
• 1 RPM sensor selectable Hall effect or inductive on crankshaft flywheel
• 1 Main phase sensor selectable Hall effect or inductive on camshaft flywheel
• 1 Auxiliary phase sensor effect or magneto-resistive on camshaft flywheel shared with the speed inputs
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1 speed inputs Hall effect or magneto resistive, number of teeth from 1 to 128, shared with the auxiliary phase
• 1 internal power supply tension measurement 
• 3 resistive inputs NTC-PTC-PT200 or logical
• 4 analogic 0-5 volts inputs
• 4 selectionnable analogic-resistive inputs

HELP IN THE SETTING
For a fast tuning, the maps of engine start, engine temperature rise, accelerating pumps and atmospheric altimetric pressure and intake t° corrections are preset for the ignition advance as for the injection.
The PID of devices commands (motorized throttle, turbo, ...) are also preset.

ADVANCED FUNCTIONS OF ENGINE MANAGEMENT
Very advanced engine management functions allow a total optimization of the engine working:
• Full self-learning of injection time map with display of learning instantaneous quality
• Cylinder by cylinder correction of injection and ignition
• Operation in two injection rails with gradual shifting from one to the other
• Proportional positioning of camshafts (VVT)
• Richness correction by Lambda sensor (wideband or 0-1 volt)
• Altimetric and/or dynamic pressure correction
• Motorized throttle management

• Multi fuels and additive management
• Complete management of flex fuel (Ethanol)

ADVANCED FUNCTIONS OF RPM LIMITER AND LAUNCH PROCEDURE
• Rpm limiter on injection or ignition or both together or one after the other
• Soft cut or Hard cut limiters selectable
• Several launch limiter and race limiters, selectable by a rotator (rotary switch) at the vehicle board
• The different launch limiters allow to adapt to the road grip conditions
• Tunable gradual limiter raising from launch limiter to race limiter to avoid wheels slipping at vehicle take-off
• Injection time and ignition advance correction during launch procedure to get high turbo pressure for a cannonball take off
• Soft cut limiter: gradual cylinder per cylinder cutoff, and turning (always begins the cutoff sessions with a different cylinder to avoid always heating the same cylinder)
• Hard cut limiter: all the cylinders are cutoff at the same time, with tunable hysteresis to uncut the cylinders with tunable modification of ignition advance and injection time for a machine gun limiter with burst of flames


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DVANCED FUNCTIONS OF GEARBOX MANAGEMENT
Sequential gearbox management or specific management of robotized gearbox or road gearbox.
• Logical or analog switch (strain gauge) with definition of the triggering thresholds
• The order of gears can be automotive type or special
• Intervention time in function of gear position, rpm and engine torque
• Intervention at gear upshift on ignition by cutoff and/or advance modification with slope of return to normal (transmissions protection generating bang and exhaust flame)
• Programmable engine automatic acceleration (blip) and ignition cutoff at downshift

ADVANCED FUNCTION OF CAMSHAFTS POSITIONNING
The proportional positioning can be made on one or two camshafts per bank.
• 1 intake and exhaust camshafts
The proportional positioning is executed in PWM with
• 1 electrovalve for each camshaft for standard management
The camshafts targets can be:
• on mark state
• on mark position
• on one missing tooth
• on one supplementary tooth
• on regular teeth (exhaust only)

ADVANCED FUNCTIONS OF TURBO MANAGEMENT
The turbo management is made by the PWM command of a pneumatic electrovalve of leak or a servo-motor. Wastegates with back pressure are also managed.
Turbo management by intake pressure control
• Turbo protection by turbo pressure limitation
• Management of wastegates with back pressure
• Pressure target tunable according to gear position, exhaust or intake or engine temperature, altimetric pressure, Ethanol content
• Bang-bang (antilag system) at the starting up for cannonball launch
• Bang-bang managed with fly by wire, proportionnal air electrovalve or mecanical throttle opening device
• Bang-bang monitoring by exhaust temperature
• Bang-bang disabling by dashboard switch for road driving

ADVANCED FUNCTIONS OF ENGINE PROTECTION
• Programmable reaction (by limitation of torque, rpm, or engine cutoff) on problem of oil pressure, oil temperature, engine temperature, turbo pressure, ... with alarm lights and recording of the faults

ADVANCED VEHICLE MANAGEMENT
Traction control
• Vehicle speed limitation (rallye raid, pitlane, ...)

 
ADVANCED ENGINE MEASUREMENTS
• Every measure has a customizable digital filtering
• Every measure maybe assigned by calibration to a physical input of the ECU
• For every measure of the ECU, it is possible to define a strategy of detection of failure, a strategy of replacement value in case of failure, or to use the standard strategies supplied by the ECU
• Vehicle speed
• Wideband Lambda sensor
• Oil pressure, fuel pressure, oil t°
• Exhaust temperature by thermocouple module or PT200

AUXILIARY CAN-BUS
One completely programmable auxiliary CAN-BUS (11 and 29 bit identifiers, speed until 1 Mbits) allow to exchange data with the others connected nodes, car manufacturer devices or data recording or dashboard.

AUXILIARY OUTPUTS
8 completely programmable auxiliary outputs.
They can be configured in On-Off (programmable hysteresis), PWM from 10 to 10000 Hz or angular (engine synchronous) commands, with adjustable cyclical ratio (and phase), and controlled by any combination of parameters known by the ECU.
It is for example possible to command in ON-OFF, PWM or synchronously with the engine external devices in function of the state of the multimapping switch, race switch, or throttle position, engine rpm, temperatures, limiter type, ...


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CHALLENGER8 ECU KITS

• The kit is made of the Challenger8 ECU supplemented with accessories to install it on the engine. The kit we provide is specifically designed for 4-cylinder engines with full monostatic ignition and sequential injection.
If your engine has a higher number of cylinders, you maybe need to purchase some complementary accessories.
In any case, report to kit complements below to verify your needs
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• The USB connection-to-PC kit can be included in the ECU kit. It is essential to be able to connect your PC to the Challenger8 ECU and tune the engine.

 


ECU KITS

ECU KIT CONTENT
Challenger8 ECU
Engine loom*
Air temperature sensor
Water temperature sensor
2 ignition modules two ways (mono static injection 4-cylinder)
Connectors kit

 

 

 

 

 

 

*TWO LOOM TYPES ARE POSSIBLE

Semi finished loom
This loom is pre-wired on the ECU side connector, with sensors and actuators connectors not installed.
Its length is to be adapted when intalling on the vehicle, then the sensors and actuators connectors will be wired.
• The connectors of the standard sensors* and standard actuators* that are delivered with the kit are provided.
• The various branches of the loom are labeled (grounds, power supplies, measurements, auxiliary commands, injectors, ...) but not sheathed. High quality canvas adhesive tapes are provided to finish the sheathing when installing.

Finished loom
As every application is different, there is no standard finished loom:
You have to contact the Skynam technical service to detail the complete making of your loom (see contact page).
• The loom is completely sheathed with braid sleeving.
• The lengths of the various branches are standard (2 meters) or customized (lengths provided to Skynam).
• The connectors of the standard sensors* and standard actuators* are installed.
• The connectors of the other sensors and actuators are to install or are to provide to Skynam.
• The fuses and relays bases are installed if required.

*Standard sensors :
These are the sensors that belong to the engine accessories list.
• water and air temperature sensors,
• atmospheric and intake pressure sensors,
• temperature and pressure sensors of oil and fuel

*Standard actuators:
These are the actuators that belong to the engine accessories list.
• gazoline injectors,
• ignitions coils

 


CONNECTION KIT AND SOFTWARES
It is essential to be able to connect your PC to the Challenger8 ECUs and tune the engine. The USB-FTDI interface is the same one than for Challenger5, Challenger6 and Challenger7 ECUs.

FTDI CONNECTION KIT CONTENT
PC-ECU connection wire USB-FTDI

 

 

 

You can download the installation CDROM parts from the Skynam website.

BY DOWNLOADS
Detailed installation instructions
Winjall tuning software with User's Manual
ECU software pack with detailed documentation
Injection and ignition base maps to start the engine

 

 

 

 

 

 


KITS COMPLEMENTS
The kits we propose are specific to 4-cylinder engines with full monostatic ignition and sequential injection. To use them with a higher number of cylinders, you will need some complementary accessories.

Here are the main types of ignition you can manage:

Distributed ignition (1 ou 2 coils with distributor) :
Uses 1 single ignition module or 1 dual igition module (included in the kit).

4-cylinder engine lost spark ignition (2 dual coils) :
Uses 1 dual ignition module (included in the kit).

4-cylinder engine monostatic ignition (4 single coils) :
Uses 2 dual ignition modules (included in the kit).

6-cylinder engine lost spark ignition (2 triple coils or 3 dual coils) :
Uses 2 dual ignition modules (included in the kit).

6-cylinder twin plugs engine lost spark ignition (6 dual coils) :
Uses 2 triple ignition modules or 3 dual ignition modules (from which 2 included in the kit).

6-cylinder engine monostatic ignition (6 single coils) :
Uses 2 triple ignition modules or 3 dual ignition modules (from which 2 included in the kit).

8-cylinder engine lost spark ignition (4 dual coils) :
Uses 2 dual ignition modules (included in the kit).

8-cylindres engine monostatic ignition (8 single coils) :
Uses 4 dual ignition modules (from which 2 included in the kit).

For complementary details, report to the installation notice included in the software Pack that you can download from our site.

 

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    ECUs options

    Some features of the ECUs are in option. You will find them here, alone or with accessories.

     

    Challenger8 injection self-learning function Add to cart  181,50 €  

  • Challenger5 injection map self-learning function
  • Challenger8 ECU is able to fill by its own its injection time map, geatly facilitating the engine tuning. This feature is an option that is to be purchased separately from the ECU.

     

     

    Challenger8 self-learning and LSU49-5 kit Add to cart  387,20 €  

  • Challenger5 injection map self-learning function
  • Challenger8 ECU is able to fill by its own its injection time map. This feature is an option that is to be purchased separately from the ECU. This kit adds a LSU49-5 controller and its wide band Lambda sensor to the self-learning option.

     

     


    ECUs accessories

    ECUs accessories

     

    Rotator for Challenger8 ECUs Add to cart  72,60 €  

  • Rotator for Challenger5
  • 4-position rorary switch for Challenger8 ECUs