IPE-GP - the package variant
As the name suggests is it possible to make a package of this concept. In cars with multi-point fuel injection is everything
so simple and since that the G-series support it selves through the injectors,
is it possible to simplify the cable arrangement
This model works only for multi-point system, but can actually be made to work in sequential systems as well.
In that case requires a number of SQ modules and which also is integrated with IPE-GP.
I will not explain that arrangement her but it's the
same type of connection as it is for IPE-GS.
IPE-GP is supposed to be located in the cockpit so that it becomes accessible to the driver
and when it is rather small
(50 x 80mm) does it not take up much space. However, should you build it into some sort of box first.
Have you instead choose IPE-GS is there no reason to even think about this project.
In the autumn of 2011 I managed to build this circuit. It turned out that it was not quite optimal in its first version.
An inadequate grounding of the C4 made the system unstable. After a lot of optimization work, is now all problems
hopefully eliminated? In addition is an ACF module added. With ACFM gets an automatic choke function and automatic
fuel enrichment during cold engine. If you choose to remove the LEDs (which indicates high, low or normal opening time)
becomes IPE-GP fairly simple to build. You can thus choose to either use the FFG circuit or skip it. Although, the power
switch may seem unnecessary if one instead has a two or a three pole connector? In that case, just pull out the IPE-GP
from it if you want to turn it off? Of course you can also choose whether to use ACFM or not? If you decide to exclude
the FFG circuit, one not need to do any ”preliminary investigation”. The purpose of this is mainly to get the LEDs to
behave rationally. The LEDs should preferably be switched off when driving the car on idle, for it is only at a certain
idle speed and at a certain engine temperature that one can make accurate comparisons.
If one thinking of which type of contact that IPE-GP should be connected to, are power connectors to
computers not that stupid. Thus, it is probably an advantage if you easily can take your pulse-extender with you
without having to unplug the cable from the cabin, to the engine compartment and loosen its connection to the
injectors? This is the cable/connectors I meant:
Another variation is to connect the cable from the IPE-GP with cable lugs or some other small contact in the
appliance box, but this may be a little crowded...
If one build an appliance box as described, one can decorate the front with a panel. The panel is printed out with
for example Photoshop and can then be taped to protect the paper from moisture and more. There are
four versions depending on whether an FFG circuit exists or not, and also for
labeling applicable to throttle or real extension:
The figure below shows a lifelike sketch of a finished design, but also illustrates how easy it is to install an IPE-GP. You
can also attach it to an angle and therefore one can put the LEDs in a different way.
Regarding replacement components: the MOSFET-driver = IRLR3410 is sometimes
hard to get, but then one can choose IRL520N. It is a little worse than the genuine
but for sequential systems so suffice it anyway well... For really heavy loads where
a whole bunch of injectors shall be pulled down can IRL540N advantageously be
selected. Both of these transistors work with logic levels - a requirement one not
should circumventing, as the pulse-unit also will work even when the supply voltage
falls away sharply. Regarding the thyristor 2N5064 so is it no longer manufactured!
The same bulletin also applies transistor BS170 and some models of BD139. 2N5064
can be replaced with MRC100-6, BT169, C106 or C103. BS170 can be replaced with
2N7000. It's a little sad that almost all semiconductor chosen for the project
is outgoing, but if you are a little bit ingenious so will you clear the steak
An NTC resistor can be placed in series with R12 to overcompensate temperature
variations. Depending on its value and on R12, different compensation can be
obtained. For example, in cold weather will the NTC resistance adding a wider
pulse and at heat it will take it back - how much depends on the resistance
values - if R12 is 22k, it's okay with an NTC around 500 ohm (at 20°C).
Attempts have been made with the more temperature-resistant comparators LM293
and LM2903 for this circuit. Completely in agreement with IPE-GS are these
variants not suitable, even though they should be better. Perhaps they are not
as sensitive as LM393, which could be seen as a requirement for this circuitry
to work? It is the same problem for the SMD variants, as described under IPE-GS.
So, the LM393N is applicable and it seems to work well all the way down
If you want to look closer on this thing you can download it here:
In the zip-file can you find everything required to implement it (manuals, diagrams and PCB-files)
- except to realizing it.
Is the first audit.
Autumn 2011 were carried out some improvements. The grounding of C4 has been redesigned - C4 must be grounded near the comparator. R3 has been changed to 150k.
The position D1 had was incorrect, but is now correct. Both of the decoupling on the ground plane has been excluded. A module has been added: ACFM can be mounted
over the base-board and supplies this pulse-extender with automatic choke and automatic fuel enrichment during cold engine. In addition, have a lot of details been adjusted.
In the autumn of 2012 found I more flaws in the design. Some interferences appears when one wish to increase the linearity of this pulse extender. This has to do with its
compact layout, which places greater demands on the ground couplings. For this reason is the ground plane in the layout changed (the upper part) and a (minimal) change
even at the component side. The rings that mark the soldering on both sides must be followed carefully! Some older copies of LM393 does not work well in GP, but new
brand of the hole mounted version works fine. The components R12 and R6 (ACFM) will be raised one step if C4 are shifted from 1000nF to 2200nF - 33k and 220k
instead of 27/150.