Q) How does the Hazard Warning indicator function work?
A) This function works automatically by activating the Hazard Warning indicators on the vehicle (if fitted). The Audicator emits an audible tone at full volume for a preset number of flashes before becoming silent. The sound type and number of audible flashes are programmable by the user.
Q) My unit functions OK without the red wire connected to the brake, but doesn't work when this is connected?
A) Check that the wire you have connected to is only live WHEN THE BRAKE IS ACTIVATED. If it is constantly live the unit cannot operate.
Q) Is it only possible to connect to the vehicle brake in order to silence and reset the unit?
A) Whenever the red wire energised the unit will immediately reset and remains in this state whilst live. You can therefore connect to alternative devices such as the neutral indicator or clutch lever switch dependent on the vehicle and your own preference.
Q) Does it matter if the yellow and Blue wires are reversed?
A) These wires are not left-hand/right-hand specific.
Q) My vehicle has LED indicator and/or brake lights - is this OK?
A) The type of bulbs installed does not affect operation of the Audicator.
Q) Do I need to use the bullet connectors supplied with the unit?
A) You can use whatever connectors are most suitable for your particular installation. However, do remember that the Audicator is programmed by connecting a constant 12 volt feed to either the Blue or Yellow wire and pulsing the vehicle brake switch. The programming lead interfaces with the connectors supplied and therefore if you do not use these you will have to modify the lead to suit.
Q) Can I fix my Audicator to my vehicle by screwing directly into the brass insert?
A) Yes - this thread is M4 but do remember that the maximum thread penetration is 7mm, or you may damage the unit.
Q) Could I configure my installation to incorporate a 'switch' to create the constant 12v feed necessary for programming?
A) Yes - and this will be useful if you intend to vary your set-up regularly - but do remember to wait 5 seconds when switching from programming mode to run mode in order for the software changes to register.
Q) Can I run an Audicator and Braketext unit on the same vehicle?
A) The Audicator will not affect any other accessories that you may have on your vehicle.
Q) What is the current drain of the Audicator?
A) The Audicator takes all its power from the indicator flashes and the total consumption is negligible (.5watts). There is no power consumption when the vehicle indicators are off.
Q) I fitted my Audicator but it isn't working. Shall I return it?
A) If your unit is faulty we will immediately replace it. However, before you return it please carry out this simple test. Fix the negative (Green) wire to a 12v battery and ensure the red and blue wires are not contacting each other. Touch the yellow wire on the positive battery terminal and you should hear a beep. Pulse the wire on the terminal at approximately 1 second intervals and after 15 contacts the Audicator should start to sound on each pulse. If it does this, your Audicator is functioning correctly and the problem is in your installation.
Q) I confirmed the Audicator is functioning Ok but it still doesn't work on my vehicle - any ideas?
A) Try disconnecting the red wire. If it works now the problem is that you have a constant feed to the red (brake) wire so the unit is permanently reset.
Q) I have fitted my unit to a BMW motorcycle and it doesn't work - any ideas?
A) Some BMW's have a control system for the brakes and indicators lamps that operate at less than 12 volts. If you connect the Audicator to the feed wires leading directly to the bulbs, you will not have a problem..