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Air Intake Temperature Sensor 3/8 th NPT

Air Intake Temperature Sensor 3/8 th NPT

$29.00

Product Code: ZEITAIT

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Monitor Air intake temperature using this -40 F to 300 Fahrenheit (-40C to 150 Celsius) sensor. Connecting harness included. Threading is 3/8th inch NPT. See herefor simple installation details.

Some temperature sensors use only one lead wire with the sensors grounding connected through the automobile body itself. Zeitronix temperature sensors have two lead wires to ensure accurate readings.

Air and fluid temperature sensors operate by changing their electrical resistance as the temperature changes. Due to the mechanics of reading these sensors a stock sensor cannot be shared between the vehicles engine management system and the Zeitronix Zt-2 Wideband system. Each system must have its own sensor.

I.   Temperature Sensor Installation

II.  Multiple Sensor Installation


III. Temperature Sensor Installation for User1 Input
 

I. Single Temperature Sensor Installation 

Temperature sensors can be used to monitor oil, transmission, water and air temperatures.  Air and fluid temperature sensors have two wires.  Wire colors may be black and orange, or black for both wires.  The two wires are interchangeable and either wire can be used when making the connections in the instructions below.

 

  1. Connect a temperature sensor wire to the Zt-2 Signal Harness "User2" input.  
    This wire is a white wire with a brown stripe (pin 8).
     
  2. Connect the second temperature sensor wire to the Zt-2 Signal Harness "Signal Ground" wire.  
    This wire is brown (pin 11).



     
  3. Setup the Zt-2 "User2" input.  By default the "User2" input will read a voltage.  
    To change this to a temperature select either Fahrenheit or Celsius temperature readings from the following menu:



     
II. Multiple Sensor Installation 

Two methods exist for attaching more than one temperature sensors to the Zeitronix Zt-2.  Method 1 involves using a switch to switch between the sensor connected and is detailed below.  The benefit of this method being the value is passed on to any displays.  Method 2 involves using a resistor and software to convert from a voltage to a temperature value using the User1 input.  Details on Method 2 available here.

By using an optional switch Zt-2 inputs can be given "double duty" helping you get more information and the best performance from your vehicle.  Common uses for this technique include monitoring oil and fuel pressure, measuring intercooler efficiency, or monitoring an additional oil, transmission, water or air temperature.

In the example below two air temperature sensors are connected to the Zt-2 User2 input.  This configuration will work equally as well using an air temperature sensor and a fluid temperature sensor or by using two fluid temperature sensors.

A similar setup as the one below can be used to monitor oil, fuel, and MAP pressures using the Boost input (orange wire pin 4) or the User2 input (brown-white wire pin 8).  To do this use two identical pressure sensors.  Connect the pressure sensor signal outputs (green wires) to the switch and the ZT-2 input to the center connection on the switch.  Setup the Boost or User2 input in the software for the sensor type you are using.  The two pressure sensors can be powered by the Zt-2 Boost sensor +5V power, yellow wire (pin 6), and grounded to the brown signal ground wire (pin 11).

Example:

Air and fluid temperature sensors have two wires.  Wire colors may be black and orange, or black for both wires.  The two wires are interchangeable and either wire can be used when making the connections in the instructions below.
 

  1. Connect one of the wires from each temperature sensor to the the Zt-2 Signal Harness "Sensor Ground" input.  This wire is the brown wire (pin 11).
     
  2. Connect the second wire from each temperature sensor to the outer connection points on the switch.

     
  3. Connect the Zt-2 Signal Harness "User2" wire (pin 8) to the center connection point on the switch.
    This wire is white with a brown stripe.
     
  4. Setup the Zt-2 "User2" input.  By default the User2 input will read a voltage.  
    To change this to a temperature select either Fahrenheit or Celsius temperature readings from the following menu:



     
III.  Temperature Sensor Installation for User1 Input

Temperature sensors can be attached to the Zt-2 User1 input with the help of a resistor and 5 volt power.
See the User1 Temperature Sensor Setup page for details.

 
The air and fluid temperature sensors can be found on the Zeitronix order page