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Rapid Development: Idea to Inventory in Less Than Two weeks

We love fast. Fast cars, and fast product development. Here’s an example: idea through prototype to inventory in less than two weeks. What’s the product? A rugged relay driver so you can use your automotive Arduino and microcontroller projects to control a standard high current relay. Use your Arduino to control lights and other high current automotive electrical devices, with the knowledge that your Arduino is isolated from the relay drive. Includes transient voltage suppression and flyback diode — which is another way of saying it does all the right things to be a rugged reliable relay driver!

Sound like something you can use? Check out the A Relay Drive in our store.

RoverGauge Cables and Connectors

At RideTron we have some experience with custom built Rover V8 powered sports cars. We’ve used the Rover 14CUX “hotwire” fuel injection, and find it to be a good, reliable system. One downside to the 14CUX system is that it predates OBD-II. Fortunately There’s a free program out there called “RoverGauge” that can communicate with the proprietary Rover diagnostic connector. This program requires a specifically programmed USB to serial cable, some additional hardware, and method of connecting to the Rover wiring harness. Unfortunately the Lucas 5-pin connector used has been obsolete for years.

RoverGauge will display real time information about sensors, engine status, and fuel map corrections. You can also log data. It’s very helpful when testing and tuning hotwire injection vehicles, as well as diagnosing potential sensor issues.

Having dealt with many Land Rovers including Range Rover Classics and the early Discovery models, as well as other Rover V8 powered vehicles, we’ve made it a point to collect all the mating connectors we come across in parts vehicles. We keep a handful of these around to build interface cables. Obviously this isn’t a high volume product, but we enjoy Land Rovers and Rover powered machines like MGB V8 and TR8 conversions. We’re happy to supply RoverGauge interface cables with the correct Rover connector for this niche market!

RoverGauge hotwire TTS connectors for 14CUX


Ridetron creates unique electronic modules to give car builders creative solutions for custom car needs. Whether your ride is a street rod, show car, or competition machine, our electronics give you the ability to easily add what you want to your car.