Odyssey Engine Idlers

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Critical incidents mandate that your alternator works properly. If it does not, you know that lives are jeopardized.

That is why there is no other logical choice than the TCS-100 automatic engine idler from RESPONSE TECHNOLOGIES INC. to prevent alternator failures.

With a solid-state modular design and no solenoid or cable to bind, the TCS-100 senses, while your vehicle is at idle, when your alternator output is diminished. When it does, the idler will increase the engine speed in your vehicle to bring the alternator back up to maximum output and prevent any drain on the battery.

When the lives of victims and your personnel are at stake, take no chances. Make sure you have a TCS-100 on board to ensure the integrity of your vehicle's electrical system.

TCS-100
The TCS-100 is a solid state electronic sensing and control unit that recognizes when the electrical load on a low idling vehicle outpaces the output of the alternator and automatically elevates the engine speed to prevent the vehicle's alternator from failing and preventing crucial electrical circuits from shutting down the vehicle.

  • Solid State Modular Design
    The main components are the electric control module and the control panel, which connect with a data cable. The control panel mounts in a two inch hole requiring only one inch of depth. The control module is located underneath the dash and both components attach with custom plugs for easy installation.
  • Adjustable Voltage
    The control module includes a voltage adjustment to vary the trigger voltage, if necessary.
  • Led Stoplight Compatible
    The TCS-100 is fully-compatible with the new LED stoplights now on many newer vehicles.
  • Fully Automatic Gas or Diesel
  • No Solenoid and cable to bind
  • Universal and Vehicle Specific Kits with factory connectors that plug and can be installed in less than one hour.
  • Easy Installation

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The Product
A solid state electric unit that will raise the vehicle's engine idle automatically as the electrical load requires more power from the vehicle's electrical system.

The Problem
The vehicles alternator produces the least power at idle. Whenever an emergency vehicle is parked at an emergency scene with the engine running and the emergency lights, radios, computers, air conditioning or heat on the system requires the most power and the alternator is producing the least. When the engine idle increases the power of the alternator increases.

The Solution
The Electronic Engine Idler will automatically sense the need for more power and raise the engine idle increasing the alternator output.

How it Works
Wired into the vehicle's electrical system the Engine Idler will sense when the voltage drops below 12.1 volts. This sends a signal to a sense wire on diesel vehicles or a vacuum switch and vacuum actuator on gas models. This will increase the engine speed via adjustments at the time of installation. This raises the engine idle from approximately 800 RPM to 1200 RPM, increasing the alternator power output. The voltage sensing portion is adjustable and a power indicator is included on the control module. All components connect via a data cable to the control panel which can be remotely installed requiring a 2" hole 1" deep. The control panel will indicate low voltage and engine idler status.

Monitors Voltage
The TCS-100 Engine Idler continuously monitors the electrical load and will engage and raise the engine RPM to a preset speed when the voltage drop exceeds the alternator output for greater than 20 seconds. The speed is set by the manufacturers ECM. On gas engines the system can be adjusted from standard idle to approximately 1100 to 1300 RPM.

Applications
The TCS-100 Engine Idler can be utilized by Law Enforcement, EMS and Fire
Vehicles as well as commercial applications such as Tow Trucks, Maintenance
and Support Vehicles or any vehicle running equipment that will put a load on
the electrical system.

PART NUMBER DESCRIPTION AVAILABILITY
TCS-100-U UNIVERSAL - VACUUM REQUIRED AVAILABLE
TCS-100-SDN POLICE PACKAGE SEDAN AVAILABLE
TCS-EXPD-A

FORD EXPEDITION
1997 - 2000

AVAILABLE
TCS-100-FV10-A FORD F-350 8.0 GAS AVAILABLE
TCS-100-GST-B

GM TAHOE & SUBURBAN
1998 - 1999

AVAILABLE
TCS-100-GST-C GM TAHOE & SUBURBAN
1996 - 1997
AVAILABLE
TCS-100-GMD-A

GM DIESEL
1996 - 1999

AVAILABLE
TCS-100-EXP-A FORD EXPLORER UNDER DEVELOPMENT
TCS-100-EV8-A FORD E-VAN 5.4 V8 GAS UNDER DEVELOPMENT
TCS-100-FD73-A FORD DIESEL 7.3 V8 DIESEL UNDER DEVELOPMENT
TCS-100-GST-A GM TAHOE & SUBURBAN
2000
UNDER DEVELOPMENT

Construction

The System components feature a modular, plug in design that is simple to
install. In some cases the system can be installed in under an hour. The Control
Panel fits in a 2" hole requiring only 1" of depth and connects to the control
module via a data cable similar to a computer. The electronic module can be
installed under the dash near the electrical connections. The under hood
components work from vacuum and can be easily placed in the engine
compartment. This is NOT a cable and solenoid operated system. On diesels the
TCS-100 is wired directly into the ECM.

Features

  • SOLID STATE MODULAR COMPONENTS
  • GXL FUNCTION CODED WIRE HARNESS
  • FULLY AUTOMATIC OR MANUAL OPERATION
  • FITS ALL GAS AND MOST DIESEL ENGINES
  • CUSTOM KITS FOR
    "VEHICLE SPECIFIC APPLICATIONS"
  • VOLTAGE SENSITIVITY ADJUSTMENT ON CONTROL MODULE
  • CATEGORY 5 INTERCONNECT DATA CABLE
  • 1 YEAR WARRANTY

Vehicle Specific Kits

One of the best features of the TCS-100 is the Vehicle Specific Kits. In addition to the standard universal kit there are plug in kits for some of the most popular vehicles. Currently kits are
available for the Tahoe, suburban, Expedition, Explorer, Econoline Van and Crown Vic Sedan.
More will follow shortly.


Sedan Kit 1

Sedan Kit 3

Universal Kit 1

Universal Kit 4

Vacuum Actuator

Vacuum Switch

Control Panel

Control Module

Data Cable

FIM Factory Interface


Sedan Cable

For Additional information please call 800-535-9441,
email us at: info@odysseyauto.com

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