The revolutionary new KS-4 is our most advanced knock detection system.
Offering all the great functionality of the KS-3 but also a fully configurable 0-5v output
and a remote alarm function allows the KS-4 to trigger a remote warning system.
Optional twin sensor kit available for V6, V8 and Boxer engines.
The KS-4 contains all the great features of our KS-3 plus:
- 0-5v Analogue Data Out
The KS-4 contains a true 0-5v analogue data output. Data output rates are configurable at up to a blistering 100 samples per second and fully compatible with all Data Logging Software, Engine Dyno's, Rolling Roads and ECU's. The 0-5v output can be integrated with an ECU to provide closed loop knock control.
- External Trigger
The KS-4 external trigger function adds further flexibility by allowing you to power your own external warning devices when the KS-4 alarm is triggered.
- Sensor Output
The signal from the sensor can be easily routed to another location within the vehicle. This can provide a more convenient location for the interface to the Knock Analyser Pro.
Additional information can be found in our product brochure (PDF).
How does it work?
The KS-4 monitors engine knock levels and can be configured to alert
the driver via a visual, audable or external warning device. The KS-4 can be used as a hand-held
device or permanently mounted to the dashboard. The KS-4 is configurable for frequencies between
6 and 9 kHz. The system includes high quality Bosch Wideband Knock Sensor, Sensor Plug, Shielded Signal
Cable, Mounting Kit and Wiring loom.
The KS-4 has been designed to be very quick to install. The KS-4 comes as a complete kit containing everything necessary for the installation.
A high quality Bosch knock sensor is included and is linked to the main unit via a high quality shielded signal cable. Installation is very simple: Mount the sensor, connnect the signal cable and connect the power supply.
What is Knock?
Knocking or detonation occurs when unburnt fuel in the combustion chamber explodes instead of
burning in a controlled manner. When engine knock is occuring the pressure in the
combustion chamber rises dramatically to levels that can destroy engine components
in a few seconds.
What does engine knock sound like?
See our video clips demonstrating our products in action clearly detecting engine knock. Towards the end of the demonstration there is an audio sample of knock.
The KS-4 is very simple to configure. The most common question we are asked is what frequency should I select.
We now have an online calculator that will estimate the knock frequency for you.
Use our Knock Calculator to estimate the knock frequency of your engine.
"The development of the new KS-4 has been a welcome addition to the Phormula product range. Coupled with an ECU with an analogue input, it has enabled accurate logging of knock events that mean we can correlate those events with those heard on the det cans."
Paul Blamire - Zen Performance
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