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Features & Functions

Included Features
Every DIS Tester is equipped with the following:

  • Dedicated Cable System
    The DIS Tester includes 16 custom molded dedicated cables - 4 for Ford vehicles and 12 for General Motors vehicles, all stored in a portable tool case. Each cable is constructed to perfectly fit OEM and Aftermarket distributorless ignition modules. The main benefit of these cables is that they were designed to only fit one way to minimize operator error. Even if the cable is connected incorrectly, the tester has a built in protective circuitry to prevent any internal damage to the module. These cables are used along with the included DIS Module Map via a numbering system that matches the map to the cable.

    DIS Cables

  • Cartridge System
    The DIS Tester's open system design utilizes a removable cartridge system to allow for future upgrades. This means that you'll be able to cover future modules as they become available in the market. To see the latest cartridge upgrade information, follow this link.
  • Module Map System
    An easy-to-use module map is included for visual identification of ignition modules. To use the map, the user matches the ID number on the module illustration to the corresponding DIS Module Test Cable and connects it to the module. The map also includes a cable cross reference chart to double check cable selections. It's that simple! You can download a copy of the map by following this link.

    DIS Module Map
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  • RS-232 Printer Connection
    The DIS Tester features an RS-232 port that allows the tester to connect directly to select stand-alone printers for printing test results. Each printout allows you to provide your customers with detailed analysis report of their module.

    DIS Tester Back View
  • Universal Power Supply
    The DIS Tester can plug into any AC outlet anywhere in the world - no need for an external power converter between 100 to 250 VAC.
  • DIS-PC Link™ Software (for Windows® 95/98/NT)
    The DIS Tester also includes the DIS-PC Link™ software and DIS Tester to PC link cable to easily connect to any IBM compatible PC. The software divides the results into four columns with a recommendation section at the bottom of the screen. These results can be printed using any standard printer connected to the PC. The software also provides the flexibility for the counter person to personalize each test result with their store, customer and module information.
      Screen Shoots

    Program Details:

    1. Pass / Fail = this column identifies whether the module passed a particular test. Icons also provide quick visual information for each failed test.

    2. System Tested = this column provides information of each system or module function tested. The DIS Tester has the capacity to simulate a variety of driving conditions to check the various functions controlled by the module. These module functions include the following:

      Module Functions Tested *
      Leakage Current
      EST Pull-Down
      Break Current - Coil #1
      Peak Voltage - Coil #1
      Break Current - Coil #2
      Peak Voltage - Coil #2
      Break Current - Coil #3
      Peak Voltage - Coil #3
      Break Current - Coil #4
      Peak Voltage - Coil #4
      Current Limit
      Crank RPM
      Firing Order
      Low RPM
      Firing Time (By-Pass Mode)
      Optimum RPM
      Firing Time (EST Mode)
      Idle RPM
      Dwell - Crank RPM
      High RPM
      Dwell - Optimum RPM
      Tach Output
      Dwell - Idle RPM
      Reference Outputs
      Dwell - High RPM
      Reference Volt

      * NOTE: The module functions tested by the DIS Tester and presented by the software will vary depending on the type of module tested.

    3. Specifications = this column provides the "ranges" or set parameters for each module function checked by the DIS Tester. If the parameters do not fall within the specified ranges/specs, the tester fails the module and the function tested.

    4. Results = this column provides the test results for each module function tested. The result is either a number or a "good" or "bad" outcome.

    5. Recommendations = Based on the results for each module tested, DIS-PC Link™ is able to provide the counter person and customer some recommendations on how to remedy a failed module. For example, say the DIS Tester failed the Current Limit test for the module. A byproduct of the module's problem could be a faulty coil, so the recommendations provided by the software would be to replace the module and to check and/or replace the coil(s) on the customer's vehicle. In essence, the DIS-PC Link™ software can help your store or shop increase ignition component sales.
    You can download the latest version of this software from the Upgrades / Downloads section of this site, or by following this link.

  • Marketing Support Materials
    Remind your sales staff, customers and competitors that you provide the most complete and accurate testing of ignition modules available. Each tester comes with a window sticker, advertising slicks and powerful posters to promote your time and money saving service.

    Poster Promotions

  • Test Functions
    (Test functions are subject to change without notice)

    Low R.P.M.:
    Checks the module circuitry, simulating engine crank speed from 150 to 500 revolutions per minute (R.P.M.). Checks voltage drop, dwell time, coil current and output energy.
    High R.P.M.:
    Checks the module circuitry, simulating both idle and cruise speed from 1000 to 2000 R.P.M. Checks voltage drop, dwell time, coil current and output energy.
    Checks GM Electronic Spark Timing. Checks Ford Spark Output timing. Checks for Computer Control of ignition module.
    Checks GM Bypass mode on GM modules.
    Checks GM module's ability to transmit a reference pulse to the vehicle's computer and Ford module's ability to transmit a Profile Ignition Pickup signal to the vehicle's computer.

  • Operating Specifications
    (Specifications subject to change without notice)

    80% maximum for temperatures up to 86o F (30o C), decreasing linearly to 50% for 104o F (40o C), altitude to 6,600 feet (2,000 meters).
    32o F (0o C) to 122o F (50o C); 20% duty cycle over 95o F (35o C).
    100-250 VAC at 50/60 Hz, 150 watts, 250 volt / 5 amp. Fuse.
    For indoor use only; Installation Category II.
    United Laboratories (UL and ULC)
    Duty Cycle:
    30% (per hour, 30% on with load, 70% on without load at 77o F (25o C) ambient). Derate 1% per 2o F (1o C) rise in ambient temperature until maximum temperature of 122o F (50o C).
    Test Voltage:
    5.4 and 15 VDC



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