FT500LITE EFI System


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Why should I buy this over other systems?

  • Simple configuration, installation made easy with plug n' play PRO harness and great documentation
  • Reliable hardware designed in-house
  • Features (Basic mode fuel and ignition tuning 2D & Advanced 3D)
  • Built in 7 bar MAP sensor
  • Store up to 5 maps internally
  • System can be programmed to use any sensor (analog 0-5V w/ 1k pullup selection, frequency digital or digital switch)
  • Controls electronic throttle body with advanced strategy
  • Packed with race proven features (see below)
  • Download all new firmware updates online - FREE (including new features)
  • Accurate base map generation
  • USB certified connection (no need for a serial to USB adapter)
  • Real time dashboard and diagnostic panel through FT Manager Software
  • Real time programming through FT Manager Software

Hardware and Software features:

  • Fewer menus, better help screens, with advanced real time tuning features
      - Real time trace on fuel and ignition tables (Fuel Table Overlay, Ignition Table Overlay)
      - Configurable breakpoints on both axes, variable number of breakpoints up to 32 x 32 table size (higher resolution any where you want on RPM band)
      - Helps with idle, spooling. Add extra cells wherever you need;
  • Ability to import any specific tables from previous tune-up (Tools->Import Tables)
  • True dual-table staged injection (not just “on/off”), each bank of injectors has its own dedicated fuel table for smooth AFR transitions
      - Makes it easier to tune and able to get more passes from your race engine
  • Table Driven Per cylinder fuel trims (table for each cylinder/rpm and cylinder/MAP)
  • Drag Racing specific timer functions for power management
      - Timed RPM limit from launch
      - Driveshaft RPM timing retard/cut from launch
      - Load existing log file for time based functions
  • Pro Nitrous features
      - Control up to 6 stages
      - Fuel and Timing by stage
      - Individual fuel cylinder trim by stage
      - Bottle pressure compensation
  • 380 MIPS PowerPC cutting edge processor platform
  • Advanced ignition controls
      - Distributor engines with or without crank trigger
      - Smart Coilpacks (GM LS, Pantera, etc.)
      - CDI ignitions (MSD, Jacobs, M&W, etc.)
      - Multiple trigger patterns supported natively (no external adapters required)
      - Intelligent trigger pattern decoding (noise reduction)
      - Sync loss error reporting (eases debugging ignition problems)
  • Alcohol O2 sensor support (single or dual channel)
  • Interface w/ Racepak dataloggers
  • Canbus communication to other FuelTech products and available partners
  • Onboard datalogging
      - Configurable sampling rate up to 200hz on all 128 channels
      - Plenty of onboard memory for an entire race weekend
      - Ability to start datalogging automatically by desired RPM (i.e. 5000rpm and above)
      - No need to worry about turning off battery before retrieving data because data is saved internally, instantly
  • Advanced closed loop corrections
      - Simple or Advanced PID-based tuning for accurate fuel corrections;
  • Per cylinder O2 display and logging

Product intended for off road race-only, ground vehicle use only. FuelTech is not responsible for any misuse of these products. Check with your local authorities regarding highway laws in your area.


Technical Description

      • Rotary and piston engine compatible (2, 3 and 4 rotors, 1 to 12cyl);
      • Distributor type and crank trigger ignition control
      • Idle speed control by step motor, timing, electronic throttle or solenoid valve
      • Features and maps developed to improve the engine control on several applications, providing better driveability and comfort. Example: prime pulse, after start enrichment, TPS or MAP compensations, idle controls integration, voltage compensation per bank, idle by TPS table, deceleracion fuel control
      • Electronic throttle control (Drive-by-wire)
      • 13 input channels: 2 fixed channels (RPM and cam sensor) and 11 fully configurable (IAT, ECT, oil and fuel pressure, O2 sensor, TPS, electronic pedal – 2 channels, electronic throttle, A/C, two-step, exhaust backpressure, suspension travel sensor, exhaust gas temperature (requires FuelTech ETM-1), fuel tank level, etc.)
      • Differential input for RPM sensor
      • Up to 8 injectors output that control up to 32 saturated injectors. If needed, it’s possible to setup up to 20 injector outputs using a FuelTech Peak and Hold driver
      • Up to 20 auxiliary outputs (fuel pump, fan, variable camshaft, A/C, etc.)
      • Built-in MAP Sensor (7 bar / 103 psi - absolute)
      • 5 internal memory files
      • Boost control by RPM through N75 valve
      • Progressive nitrous injection (wet/dry)
      • Password protection
      • Plug and Play connection to FuelTech Racepak IQ3 Dashboard using integrated CAN port (requires Racepak Universal Interface Module and Racepak CAN Cable for FuelTech ECUs)
      • Active traction control using FuelTech GearController (sold separately
      • Map backups on PC
      • Firmware update over the internet
      • Engine protection through configurable alerts
      • Time based rev limiter
      • ECU Language according to your purchase region (no future language change is possible)


      • Product FT500LITE EFI: 141mm x 82mm x 33mm / 5.51” x 3.22” x 1.29”


      • Product FT550 EFI: 2lbs 1oz


      • 1 year 

Contents of Packaging

      • 1 FT500LITE EFI System
      • 1 Operation and installation guide
      • 1 Smart Clip Bracket & Hardware
      • 1 Mini USB Cable
      • 1 Nylon Hose for MAP Sensor
      • 1 10ft FT500LITE unterminated harness (optional)
      • 1 FuelTech FT500 exclusive badge
      • 1 USB flash drive (containing the FTManager softwares and guides)
      • 1 Promotional kit (including a pen, a keychain and a sticker kit)