What's a PICTIM? It's a Peripheral Interface Controller Transistorized Ignition Module - fancy words for a microprocessor controlled ignition module. This product is a collaborative effort between S/S Machine & Engineering LLC and Outpost Enterprises LTD - two of the largest providers of ignition modules for model engine enthusiast and builders.
Our goal was to create one 6-12 volt module that can "do it all". Heck, it will even operate on a 9v smoke alarm battery! See this YouTube video --> https://youtu.be/yHBO0y3P4e4
At the heart of the unit is a microprocessor that allows these capabilities:
Download the PICTIM.pdf below for operation details of each PIC chip (page 5).
Possible future PIC offerings:
Purchase more than one chip, and you can change the operation of your ignition module just by swapping PIC chips!
Designed for negative ground applications only. The circuit board is approximately 1-1/4" wide by 1-3/4" long. Since many builders connect these to their "points" system, the kit does NOT include a Hall sensor or magnet as these may not be needed. However, if you are not using "points", be sure to order a Hall and magnet from the "Hall sensor and Magnets" section.
For hit & miss engines, order an extra Hall sensor and magnet if you wish to use the "spark saver" option. This feature prevents the ignition from firing while the engine is "coasting", greatly increasing the life of your battery (details included in the instructions).
Coil Recommendation: A coil with isolated primary and secondary windings (4-wire), like the Power Keg, is recommended. Coils with shared winding grounds (3-wire) may create a high voltage backfeed and interfere with the PIC chip firmware.
Download the PICTIM assembly, install and operation instructions PDF here ==> PICTIM.pdf
Select a PICTIM type (kit or assembled) AND at least one operating mode (PIC). It will NOT operate without a PIC!
If you have an idea for a custom programmed PIC, contact firstname.lastname@example.org for a quote.