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To summarize Throttle Commander…

Throttle Commander is an easy to install idle up throttle controller. Designed for electronic engines, these load sensing throttle controls will follow a preset programmed rpm setting. Throttle Commander can be activated from anywhere on the vehicle with a 12-volt signal. Throttle Commander throttle controls are available for numerous applications and designed to fit North American built trucks.

Can you explain how Throttle Commander works?

Electronic Throttle Controls:
This easy to install electronic throttle control maintains preset rpm over a range of engine torque loads. The throttle control is closed loop so it is watching an rpm signal from the vehicle. By watching this signal this will insure that the engine doesn’t over rev. The Throttle Commander rpm can be adjusted easily by turning the adjustment screw or if applicable by utilizing the option Programming Tool. The RPM setting can range from 900 – 2300.

Electro-mechanical Throttle Controls:
This electro-mechanical throttle control maintains a preset rpm over a range of engine torque loads. Three possible preset programming speeds make this Throttle Commander able to run a variation of equipment applications.

SEIC Throttle Controls:
2005 Ford F250-F550 Super Duty Trucks and Econoline Vans (over 8500 GVW) all feature Ford’s new High Idle System. The Stationary Elevated Idle Control (SEIC) is an engine control that has been internalized into the vehicle computer. The introduction of this idle control means the retirement of Ford’s old APCM model.

VMAC’s SEIC module easily interfaces both the gas and diesel engines.

The T500107 is the part number for diesel engines. It features 2 adjustable speed settings, a port for a remote pendant option, remote start/stop compatibility and easy to follow instructions. The RPM range will be 1,200-2,400 as per the settings defined by Ford.

The T500108 is the part number for gas engines. It features the same options as the diesel model. However, the RPM range will be 900-2,320 as per the settings defined by Ford.

What are the benefits of Throttle Commander?

Some of the features are:

  • Maintain rpm over engine torque loads
  • Easy installation
  • Optional remote variable pendant control
  • 12-Volt activated
  • 3 preset programmable rpm settings
  • Immediate response time
  • OEM connectors makes for a clean and simple installation

Are there any safety features?

The PARKING BRAKE must be fully applied to allow the Throttle Commander to engage.

For automatic transmission trucks there is a Drive Disable Circuit (DDC) available to lock out the control from taking over engine authority unless the transmission is in park or neutral.

How long does it take for installation?

Electronic Throttle Controls take only minutes to install (25 min). It plugs into the OEM connector to allow for a clean and simple installation. Electro-mechanical Throttle Controls take approximately an hour to install.

How do I activate the control?

The idle up speed control is activated from a 12-Volt signal. It can be turned on from anywhere on the truck so you don’t have to leave the work area to activate. Generally send the signal from the equipment switch you are idling up for.

How many speeds does it have?

1 to 3 speeds ranging from 900-2300 rpm

When do I use the variable speed pendants?

Digger Derricks, winches, welding applications, some agricultural applications and fire trucks.

What is the difference between a regular pendant and a fire pendant?

Regular pendants have an upper RPM level; whereas, fire pendants have a full engine rpm range.

Is the remote pendant control water resistant?

YES, the remote pendant control is water resistant but not waterproof.

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