We are excited to announce the new FuelTech FT550 LITE, which masterfully completes and expands the Power FT line of ECUs. It delivers the powerful features of the FT550 without any software limitation and the right hardware for each project and budget. FuelTech offers amazing engine management systems for any type of project!
The FuelTech FT550 LITE is the best ECU for projects that require more features, including Gear Controller (power-shifts), built-in accelerometer (G-meter) and gyroscope; In addition to all Power FT ECU line features such as sequential injection and ignition, O2 closed loop, active traction control, integrated Boost Controller, internal datalogger, progressive and PRO-Nitrous controls, electronic throttle control, drag racing features and more. It also features a sturdy and high-quality waterproof plastic case, automotive connectors with 52 pins, USB communication and two CAN Bus ports, 14 inputs and 24 outputs that are fully configurable.
The FT550 LITE ECU uses the same FT Manager software, with all the exact same features and functionalities, including the newest update that allows the user to update their fuel map by applying the O2 closed loop corrections that took place from a log file. The map files of all the Power FT ECUs are compatible with each other, meaning that you can upgrade ECUs and keep the same tune you had already.
Update for the FT550 (touch screen LCD) is available.
Otto cycle engine control for 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 10 and 12 cylinders.
Wankel engine control (rotary) for 2, 3 and 4 rotors.
Full sequential ignition control, semi-sequential and multipoint control.
Mechanical Fuel injection Controller (MFI – Blower Timers).
Ignition control through trigger wheel or distributor.
Full sequential ignition or wasted spark.
Closed loop injection through oxygen sensor (wide band lambda sensor)1.
AMP SUPERSEAL automotive connectors.
Two Electronic throttle body Control (Drive-By-Wire).
Ignition timing and actuator based Idle control (electronic throttle body, step motor, or PWM valve).
Real-time adjustable maps and on the FT Manager software (including internet remote tuning).
Waterproof sealed case made from polished ABS
Differential input for RPM signal
Cam sync signal input (including multi-teeth cam sync triggers).
14 input channels fully customizable – digital and analogue (temperature, pressure, speed and position sensors, TPS, external MAP, buttons, keys, etc.).
2 inputs with a high gain preamplifier usually used with a strain gage sensor.
Adjustable sensor reading scale.
Built-in accelerometer and gyroscope.
Internal MAP sensor of 7 bar (1 bar vacuum and 6 bar positive pressure).
1 USB port for computer and FuelTech software connection.
2 CAN ports for FuelTech FTCAN 2.0 or FTCAN 1.0
FuelTech equipment: WB-O2 Nano, EGT-8 CAN, FTSPARK and Switch Panels;
Third party equipment: Race pack IQ3, VNET, AiM, etc);
OEM CAN partial compatibility with: C6 Corvette, C7 Corvette, 5th gen Camaro, 2009 CTS-V Cadillac.
Total of 24 general-purpose outputs: (all of which can be used for general accessories as fuel pump, thermatic fans, valves or injectors for Boost Controller, solenoids, etc.)
12 open collector outputs: recommended for high impedance injectors (up to 4 injectors per output) – it is possible to set up to 24 outputs using external FuelTech Peak and Hold driver.
8 open collector outputs with a 5V current source: recommended for ignition control.
8 PUSH-PULL or HALF BRIDGE outputs: suitable for ignition, step motor control, electronic throttle body and to activate loads by 12V instead of ground.
-Full sequential injection for up to 20 outputs;
-Closed loop fuel control through O2 sensor (wide band sensor) 1.
-2 injection banks (Bank A and bank B).
-Primary map though MAP, TPS or RPM.
-Advanced 3D primary map with up to 32×32 cells (completely adjustable map index and size).
-Simplified 2D map with up to 1×32 cells by MAP or TPS and RPM compensation of up to 1×32 cells (completely adjustable map index and size)
-Injection time resolution of 0,001ms.
-Acceleration fuel enrichment and decay adjustment.
-Individual cylinder trim setting by MAP or RPM.
-Injector compensation through:
-Battery tension (individual per bank).
-TPS or MAP.
-Starting engine map with the engine temperature.
-Prime pulse table.
-Post start enrichment.
-Gear based fuel compensation.
-Gear shift fuel compensation.
-Fuel injection angle table.
-Injectors deadtime compensation by battery voltage.
* An external wide band lambda sensor conditioner is required – FuelTech WB-O2 Nano, Alcohol-O2, WBO2 Datalogger, etc.)
Sequential ignition for up to 12 cylinders.
Main map by MAP, TPS or RPM.
Advanced 3D primary map with up to 32×32 cells (completely adjustable map index and size).
Simplified 2D map with up to 1×32 cells per MAP or TPS and RPM compensation of up to 1×32 cells (completely adjustable map index and size).
Injection angle resolution of 0,01°.
Individual cylinder injection settings.
Ignition timing compensation by air temperature.
Ignition timing compensation by engine temperature.
Gear based timing compensation.
Gear shift timing compensation.
Multiple session recording (files) logs up to 256 channels
Simplified mode with sample rate of 25, 50, 100 or 200Hz
Advanced mode allows individual settings for the sample rate with 1, 5, 25, 50, 100 or 200Hz
Automatic activation by RPM, through the screen or by external button
Data storage for up to 2h50min (24 channels at 25Hz)
FT Manager Datalogger Software for viewing and comparing logs
DRAG RACING FEATURES
Burnout mode, 2-step, 3-step (including Roll Start).
2-step activation by speed, boost, MAP or clutch position.
Line lock brake output.
Brake pressure control by line lock.
Ignition timing map for drag Racing features.
Time based RPM limiter by timing retard or ignition cut.
Time based wheel speed or driveshaft RPM control with timing retard or ignition cut.
Time-based ignition timing compensation.
Time-based fuel compensation.
Pro-Nitrous setting for up to 6 stages, with activation control, fuel enrichment and ignition timing maps.
Gear shift output.
Time based output.
Time based max throttle position.
FuelTech Practice tree game.
Integrated Gear Controller: ignition cut for clutch less gear shifting’s using a strain gage sensor on the shifter.
Integrated Boost Controller: wastegate valve pressure control.
Close loop variable camshaft (VVT): 2 intake camshafts and 2 exhaust camshafts.
Idle speed control by timing, step motor, PWM valve or electronic throttle body.
Deceleration fuel cut off.
Control of up to two thermatic fans activated by engine temperature and by the A/C, one of the outputs can drive a solid state using PWM control for soft starting the fans.
Air conditioning control.
Fuel pump control – with 6s prime.
Variable Valve Timing (VTEC) control.
Progressive nitrous control (#1 and #2) with fuel enrichment and timing retard.
Generic duty cycle – PWM control.
Boost activated output.
RPM activated output.
Different options for gear detection: RPM drop, analogic sensor, pulse, speed and gear ratio, by gear shift output or Gear Controller.
Start button. Allows to start and shut down the engine via a relay connected to an output switching the starter.
Cold start with external reservoir.
Differential control for Yamaha YXZ1000 UTV.
Active traction control keeps wheel slip on ideal levels for maximum traction, thus adapting the available traction conditions as it seeks to maintain the programmed wheel speed difference by reading traction wheel and reference wheel speed difference.
Hi-resolution engine power control method for RPM limiter. Controls timing on each cylinder and considerably reduces the turbo spool time in a trans brake/2-step rev limiter, keeps cylinders and spark plugs in conditions of maximum efficiency (they never get wet because they always fire), allow to lower the RPM limiter for launch or to make more boost at the same RPM and smoothens the 2-step limiter operation for less vibration.
Pit Limit / Speed Limit.
New feature “Throttle Blip” or “Heel and Toe” for use with drive by wire applications
Generic outputs allow to configure up to 8 outputs by associating an input and setting up the way the output will be activated.
Compensation for ethanol percentage (Flex Fuel): New Flex Fuel function that allows the use of any percentage of ethanol without having to change the map or do direct modifications in the fuel table using the flex fuel sensor. There are up to 7 tables for compensations, injection tables, ignition tables, Boost Controller targets and PWM pulse to control boost pressure based in the ethanol percentage flex fuel sensor.
Default sensors make the configuration easier:
External MAP sensor (GM 1 bar, GM 1.05 bar, GM 2 bar, GM 3 bar, GM 3.05 bar)
Nitrous bottle pressure
Torque converter pressure
Engine coolant pressure
Exhaust gas temperature (EGT)
Turbocharger speed (up to 2)
Input shaft RPM
Ride height sensor
Pitch rate sensor
Flex Fuel sensor
Fuel Flow sensor
PROTECTION & ALERTS
RPM limiter by fuel or ignition cut.
Shift light with sound and/or external shift light.
Configurable safe mode options (RPM limit or engine shutoff):
High or low exhaust gas temperature (EGT), O2 closed loop limit, over boost, over rev, engine temperature, duty cycle, oil pressure, fuel pressure and differential fuel pressure.
Sound alerts are used as safety warnings for sensors, readings and incorrect configurations on the ECU;
FT Manager has several tools and features:
Real-time map edition.
Edition of the indexes of map tables.
Save and read saved maps on the PC.
Open maps from log files.
Display fuel maps in Ms, %VE, %DC and lb/h.
3D map smoothing feature.
Easy edition of time-based controls, organizing all in one screen and making it possible to use a log file as reference.
Pro Nitrous edition aided by the stage chart.
Allows converting maps of previous ECUs (FT200, FT250, FT300, FT350 and FT400).
Allows importing of some specific tables from other maps.
ECU software upgrades.
Engine operation in real time analysis through gauges and graphics with full screen option.
Check alert and status messages.
Test time-based features.
Edit channels of the internal datalogger and their individual logging rates.
Switch between basic (2D) or advanced (3D) maps.
Edit the odometer and hour meter.
Reset the ECU to factory default.
View all devices connected to the CAN network.
Receive warnings about new updates.
Internet Remote Tuning allows connecting to another FT Manager over the internet, for giving or receiving remote support.
Download and analyse log files from Power FT ECUs.
Log files comparison.
Data export to CSV file.
Overlay functions easily show which cell the engine was running on for better data analysis:
Fuel tables overlay.
Ignition tables overlay.
Closed loop corrections: allows the user to see and apply all the corrections applied by the O2 closed loop on a log file.
Select between light or dark background for better data visualization.
Select if you want to show channels names and values on the chart or only in the preview panel.
Full timeline visualization.
Set log zero time (tell the log time where the car launched).
Erase your ECU datalogger memory.
Trim feature for log files – makes them smaller and have only the information you need.
FuelTech Data log App:
Open your log files on your phone’s screen (up to 4 channels at the same time) – (Android and iOS)
Buzzer intensity adjustment for the sound alerts.
Memory for saving up to 5 different maps (possibility of map selection by external button).
ECU and Map protection password, with individual full ECU or map password only, including map lock-up function that allows the current map to be saved and run exclusively on the actual ECU (ensured by serial code). Maintenance password protects the edition of the total hour meter and total odometer.
PC communication through mini USB cable.
Operation temperature: from -4 F to +158 F.
Maximum power supply voltage: 20V
Product FT550LITE EFI: 5.75 x 3.62 x 1.54′
Product FT550LITE EFI: 11.64 oz
FT550LITE EFI packaging without harness: 48.67 oz
FT550LITE EFI packaging with a 10 ft harness: 90.12 oz
Product Weight “FT550 10 ft harness”: 41.5 oz
Worldwide: 1 year