The Solid State Battery Isolator from Cartek is a very small and highly reliable alternative to the traditional mechanical master-switch and has been designed to overcome all of the problems and restrictions associated with mechanical and electro/mechanical safety cut-outs.
- Fully electronic with no moving parts
- Totally sealed against water and dirt
- Completely resistant to shock and vibration
- Fully integrated with built in alternator run-down circuitry
- No extra components required
- Driver operation by a single internal ON-OFF button/switch
- External operation by single or multiple 'strike' button(s)
- Buttons / switches connected to Isolator using light weight wiring
- Mounts close to battery for reduced cabling
- Very small and weighs just 140g
- Designed and manufactured in UK using high quality components
When fitted to a race car our Solid State Battery Isolator simultaneously isolates the battery and kills the engine immediately when triggered in accordance with FiA safety regulations.
The solid state isolator contains two isolation circuits. The first breaks the connection between the negative side of the vehicle's battery from chassis/earth, thereby isolating the battery power from all electrical circuits. The second circuit cuts power to the engine electrics (example: the ignition circuit) and thereby stops the engine from running.
Isolators are supplied as full kits with high quality, fully waterproof, internal and external buttons and safety stickers. This system has been designed to simplify installation thereby saving time and reducing build costs. 20AWG wiring is used for the isolator's accutation buttons. Additional twisted pair wire can be supplied by request if needed.
GT or XS?
Both versions of Cartek's battery isolator will isolate the battery from all electrical circuits of the vehicle, the main difference is the method used to stop the engine. The GT isolator has a 30A switched power output which can be used as the main power feed for most ECUs and/or ignition systems. The XS unsit outputs a low current "ignition off" signal which is compatible with most motorsport ECUs and PDMs.