TEIN EDFC ACTIVE
- More Aggressive Damping Force Control
- Simplified Installation/Wiring
- Better Visibility & User-Friendliness
- Useful Added Features
EDFC ACTIVE makes it possible to adjust damping force with ease from the driver's seat, by controlling stepping motors installed on each shock absorber. Built-In G-Sensor allows G-actuated automatic adjustment of damping force while driving. Additional automatic speed-sensitive damping force adjustment feature is available with the use of optional "GPS kit" (sold separately).
* This product does not adjust vehicle ride height.
To control damping force more actively according to driving conditions, 2 automatic adjustment modes are available; "G-actuated automatic adjustment mode" and "speed-sensitive automatic adjustment mode (optional GPS kit is required)". Damping force adjustment levels can be set in 3 different types; 16-level, 32-level or 64-level.
Manual Mode: There is only one simple dial to set front and rear damping force separately to desired levels. Up to 10 presets are available to store and quickly recall preferred settings, according to the changes in situation.
G-Actuated Automatic Adjustment Mode: This mode enables automatic adjustment according to the changes in G-force measured with built-in G-sensor. 2 separate modes available; G-Arrange Mode and G-Linear Mode.
G-Arrange adjusts damping force to selected setting, when G-Force hits any of the preset values (max 10 presets). G-Linear adjusts damping force to preset values and automatically supplements values in between, as G-Force increases / decreases (max 10 presets).
For example, on streets, damping force can be set to softer level while driving at constant speed, to smoothly absorb unevenness on road surfaces and << automatically >> set to harder level when accelerating/decelerating suppressing unnecessary vehicle movement for better handling and ride comfort. On circuits, understeering/oversteering can be controlled by setting damping force to increase stability while braking and setting up front/rear damping force separately to correspond to degree of acceleration/deceleration.
Motor driver units, located at front and back of the car, and controller unit are connected wirelessly, to reduce time-consuming cable runs. Controller unit has all the sensing functions, with built-in optical sensor to detect brightness in its surroundings and connectivity with optional GPS kit to detect vehicle speed. The power supply cable is the only wiring required between the controller and the vehicle, making it possible and easier to install onto wider varieties of vehicle models. Well-considered size and design enable controller unit to be installed to most desirable position easily without any bulky wiring.
EDFC ACTIVE features wireless control system for easy installation / wiring. Controller unit is connected wirelessly to motor driver units which control motors, eliminating the need for troublesome wiring such as putting cables through bulkheads and/or placing/anchoring cables inside the car.
With the latest wireless communication technology, 16.77 million ID patterns are available for motor units and hence there is no chance of confusion with other units. Motor driver units are built to provide tougher protection against dust and water, to make it possible to install outside the vehicle.
Larger display is used for improved visibility and one-dial operation allows for easier handling.
EDFC ACTIVE offers lots of extra features including adjustable display color and G-force display. In addition, with optional GPS kit installed, vehicle speed, altitude, longitude, latitude, trip meter and/or clock can be displayed.
G-sensor, wireless transmitter and various functions all fit into a compact controller unit, which has wide 22x60mm display for better visibility.
A wiring gutter on the back of the controller unit offers greater flexibility in positioning the controller unit and the cable.
Optional GPS kit can be connected to the controller unit via a one-touch coupler, without troublesome wiring to speed pulse signal.
One controller unit can control up to 8 motors, with additional motor driver unit installed. This comes in handy for damper kit with separate compression/rebound adjustment.
For damper kits with separate compression/rebound adjustment, 2 of existing EDFC controller kits are required. EDFC ACTIVE controller unit is capable of controlling up to 8 motors individually with the use of additional motor driver units and of course has the ability to display both compression and rebound damping force settings. All the functions, including automatic adjustment, are operational for 8 motors.
A setup sheet is available for download here