Plug and play ECU retaining all the great functions the K6+ has to offer. It comes supplied with an adaptor ready to plug straight into your cars original engine loom. Please notify us of your engine code, year and model of your car as there’s some slight variances between models.
We’d recommend purchasing or making your own map switching unit to compliment this ECU.
The Emerald K6+ ECU Specification
The K6+ retains all the standard K6 ECU functions with the addition of drive by wire throttle control. The K6+ can run an electronic DBW throttle body but also comes with some additional modern motorsport features. These features include boost by gear, flatshift/downshift blip and launch control.
The K6 ECU was introduced in early 2010 and brought with it new innovations in hardware design. At the heart of the K6 is an automotive specific 32 bit Power PC processor giving class leading performance, stability and durability. The K6 now features 6 ignition and 6 injection drivers, allowing full sequential control for up to 6 cylinder engines, plus the K6 has the best environmental protection of any Emerald ECU to date.
As with previous Emerald ECUs the K6 continues to provide class leading features with intuitive and easy to use software combined with future proof upgrade options. The K6 currently uses the already established K3 PC software providing intelligent and proven functionality and features, such as Adaptive Lambda control, Closed loop Boost and EGT control, VVT control and Triple MAP switching.
The K6 ECU – Generic, is supplied with 26 Base maps and 26 ECU configurations to suit the most common engine arrangements. All Generic K6 ECUs are supplied with a pre-installed base map suitable for a normally aspirated, conventional 4 cylinder 16v engines fitted with port throttles and producing circa 200 bhp.
The additional Base maps and ECU configurations provided are intended to provide a starting point for setting up the K6 ECU for your specific engine and modification to both the Base map and ECU configuration will be required in all cases. Once up and running, full mapping on a Rolling Road is highly recommended.
A User Manual, dedicated “ECU Configuration guide” and “Quick start guide” are all supplied in pdf form along with our latest PC software. To see the Base maps & ECU configurations included with a Generic K6 ECU please click to enlarge the picture above.
The initial configuration and setup of the K6 ECU, although not complicated, does require a certain level of understanding to complete successfully, and can be made all the more daunting if the engine in question is something a little out of the ordinary. For cases such as these, or if you would just prefer it, please select “Emerald K6 ECU – Pre-configured” and the configuration and setup of the K6 ECU will be done for you.
K6 ECU specification in Brief:
- 6 ignition & 6 injection drivers
- 3 speed triggers, digital or inductive
- Air, Coolant & Baro corrections
- TPS and/or MAP load reference
- IACV contorl, VTEC & VVT control
- Boost control & EGT input
- Wide Band Lambda input with Adaptive mapping
- Triple map switching.
- CAN interface. Version 2.0B protocol at up to 1Mbit/sec
See our K6 ECU info & specifications for more info.
|Physical||Dimensions||110 x 190 x 44 mm (W x L x H)|
|Power supply||6.5v – 18v|
|Environmental protection||IP65 sealed enclosure, IP68 water proof connectors.|
|Inputs||Engine speed triggers||3 inputs, each configurable for Inductive or Digital sensors, crank, cam or distributor. User selectable crank trigger patterns.|
|Air Temperature||Yes, standard Bosch or user programmable characteristic|
|Coolant Temperature||Yes, standard Bosch or user programmable characteristic|
|Barometric Pressure||Internal barometric pressure sensor|
|Engine load||Throttle pot and/or MAP 0 – 5v signals|
|Lambda sensor||0 – 1v (Narrow band) or 0 – 5 v (Wide Band) signals|
|Road speed||Up to 4 inputs, configurable for inductive or digital sensors, software switchable internal pull-up option.|
|Other||Coded immobiliser input, exhaust gas temperature, oil/aux temperature. Spare inputs can be assigned to air conditioning request, boost level adjustment, clutch switch, triple map selection, launch enable, and others…|
|Outputs||Ignition coil drivers||6 internal drivers, configurable as Active high for external amplifier control or Active low for direct coil control|
|Injector drivers||6 internal high power drivers|
|Other||Air conditioning clutch, fuel pump relay control, supply relay control, two stage cooling fan control, programmable tacho driver, oxygen sensor heater control, shift-light, boost control valve, variable cam control, cam switching, single & twin PWM solenoid IACV control, Bipolar & unipolar IACV stepper motor control, user programmable outputs, 5v sensor supply|
|Data-link Interfaces||RS232 serial communications port|
|Controller Area Network (CAN) interface. Version 2.0B protocol at up to 1Mbit/sec|
Adaptive Lambda control: Self learning fuelling capability
.“> .”> .”>By utilising any of the aftermarket wide band lambda sensors with a capability to output a 0-5v signal the K6’s adaptive mapping capability can be used. Fully user configurable with 3 modes of operation – open loop, closed loop and adaptive you can now have exactly the air to fuel ratio that YOU want anywhere in the speed and load range.
Adjustable speed and load sites: Tailor maps for your engines specific requirements
To deal with specific rpm and/or load related issues that arise on different engines (abrupt airflow changes due to cam timing, TB design or boost onset) the K6 speed and load sites are fully user configurable. Changes made are propagated through all maps and can be made at any time.
CAN bus: Link to other CAN enabled devices
Closed Loop EGT control: Adjust boost pressure and fuelling to control port temps
Enhanced Boost control: Tailor boost curves for your needs – variable by gear ratio
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