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FT450 EFI System ECU


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  • FuelTech's FT450 is the perfect ECU for projects with limited input and output channel needs, offering 7 configurable inputs and 10 outputs. This cost-effective aftermarket ECU is equipped with the same FTManager software and many of the same features offered in the FT550, FT550LITE, and FT600 including sequential injection and ignition, O2 closed loop, active traction control, integrated boost controller, internal datalogger, progressive and PRO-Nitrous controls, odometers, drag racing features and more! The touchscreen display offers an integrated dash display, eliminating the need for additional gauges, has 4 programmable screens, and a customizable splash screen. The IP67 rating makes it perfect for off-road and marine applications such as PWCs / Jet Skis.
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FT450 ECU with EFI - The perfect engine management system for small builds.


FT450 Aftermarket ECU - Engine Management System, EFI, and Digital Dash with Touchscreen

The FuelTech FT450 engine management system goes beyond traditional EFI systems. This aftermarket ECU is perfect for smaller engines and includes the same features and benefits offered by our full line of PowerFT ECUs. Highlights include sequential injection (up to 6 cylinders) and ignition (up to 4 cylinders), O2 closed loop, active traction control, integrated BoostController, internal datalogger, progressive and PRO-Nitrous controls, odometers, drag racing features and more.

Housed in a sturdy, high-quality waterproof plastic case, with a 26-pin automotive connector, USB communication, and a CAN Bus port the FT450 has 7 inputs and 10 outputs, that are fully configurable.

The LCD touchscreen makes it possible to tune your engine and configure settings without a computer, putting engine control at your fingertips while also servinge as a digital dashboard display with virtual LED indicator lights.

The FT450 ECU uses the same FTManager software as the FT600, with all the features and functions you expect from a FuelTech ECU. including the newest update that allows the user to update their fuel map by applying the O2 closed loop corrections that took place from a log file. The map files of all the PowerFT ECUs are compatible with each other, meaning that you can upgrade ECUs and keep the same tune you had already.

Product intended for off road use only. FuelTech is not responsible for any misuse of these products. Aftermarket racing ECUs are not intended for use on public roadways and should be restricted to use on closed courses.

FT450 Aftermarket ECU with EFI - IP67 Rating perfect Jet Ski ECU
FT450 Racing ECU with EFI - Compatible with Combustion or Electric Vehicles


Starting from version 5.10, the PowerFT ECUs will implement specific functions for the control of electric vehicles. This will allow you to create and develop hybrid and fully electric projects, relying on the already established efficiency, precision and reliability of FuelTech products.

Among the highlights we offer:

  • New programmable tables of torque control and electric motor regeneration so that the user can control, in a precise and safe way, the delivery of torque requirements for each project.

  • The CREEPING function, which when configured allows the car to crawl smoothly immediately after releasing the brake pedal and in some situations can work as a ramp assist. This is an ideal feature for urban use, as it provides the electrified vehicle with similar behavior to a vehicle equipped with an automatic drivetrain.

  • The GEARCONTROLLER function aids gear shifting on vehicles equipped with manual transmissions. For example, controlling engine torque when the clutch pedal is pressed or through an auxiliary button on the shifter.

  • Fully configurable regeneration system control, which transforms braking action into electrical energy to recharge the batteries, similarly found in the most sophisticated vehicles in the world.

  • Control of accessories such as the DC-DC charging for the 12 V battery, vacuum pump for the brake booster, front and rear signaling lights, air conditioning and cooling of the electrical systems.

  • Full control of the most popular Battery Management Systems and frequency inverters on the market.

  • Inputs and outputs to aid the control of the battery recharging process, which increases safety for the vehicle and for the user.


FT450 Aftermarket ECU with EFI featuring customizable digital dash and alerts

Technical Specifications


•   Otto cycle engine control for up to 6 cylinders
•   Wankel engine control (rotary) for 2 rotors
•   Full sequential ignition control, semi-sequential and multipoint control (full sequntial ignition for up to 4 cylinders)
•   Ignition control through trigger wheel or distributor
•   Full sequential ignition or wasted spark
•   Closed loop injection through oxygen sensor (wide band lambda sensor)1
•   AMP SUPERSEAL automotive connectors
•   Ignition timing and actuator based Idle control (PWM valve)
•   Real-time adjustable maps on the screen and on the FTManager software (including internet remote tuning)
•   Waterproof sealed case made from polished ABS


•   Differential input for RPM signal
•   Cam sync input (including multi-teeth cam sync triggers)
•   7 input channels fully customizable – digital and analog (temperature, pressure, speed and position sensors, TPS, external MAP, buttons, keys, etc.)
      • Adjustable sensor reading scale
•   Internal MAP sensor of 7 bar (1 bar vacuum and 6 bar positive pressure)
•   1 USB port for computer and FuelTech software connection
      • FuelTech equipment: WB-O2 Nano, EGT-8 CAN, FTSPARK and SwitchPanel-8
      • Third party equipment: Racepak IQ3, VNET, etc)
      • OEM CAN partial compatibility with: C6 Corvette, C7 Corvette, 5th gen Camaro, 2009 CTS-V Cadillac


• Total of 10 general-purpose outputs: (all of which can be used for general accessories as fuel pump, thermatic fans, valves or injectors for BoostController, solenoids, etc.)
      • 6 open collector outputs: recommended for high impedance injectors (up to 4 injectors per output) – it is possible to set up to 10 outputs using external FuelTech Peak and Hold driver
      • 5 open collector outputs with a 5V current source: recommended for ignition control


•   Screen dashboard which displays different sizes and styles to be used with any existing equipment or sensor
•   Dashboard can have up to 4 screens with navigation through the screen or an external button
•   4 Virtual LEDs with combined activations for up to 3 conditions
•   Diagnostic panel with real-time information of all inputs, outputs, CAN, Status Events and engine diagnostics
•   Customizable splash screen allows the user to select the image shown on the FT450 start up screen

Injection controls

•   Full sequential injection for up to 6 cylinders
•   Closed loop fuel control through O2 sensor (wide band sensor)
•   2 injection banks (Bank A and bank B)
•   Primary map though MAP, TPS or RPM
•   Advanced 3D primary map with up to 32x32 cells (completely adjustable map index and size)
•   Simplified 2D map with up to 1x32 cells by MAP or TPS and RPM compensation of up to 1x32 cells (completely adjustable map index and size)
•   Injection time resolution of 0,001ms
•   Acceleration fuel enrichment and decay adjustment
•   Individual cylinder trim setting by MAP or RPM
•   Injector compensation through:
      • Engine temperature
      • Air temperature

      • Battery tension (individual per bank)
      • TPS or MAP

•   Starting engine map with the engine temperature
•   Prime pulse table
•   Post start enrichment
•   Gear based fuel compensation
•   Gear shift fuel compensation
•   Fuel injection angle table
•   Injectors deadtime compensation by battery voltage

1 An external wide band lambda sensor conditioner is required – FuelTech WB-O2 Nano, Alcohol-O2, WBO2 Datalogger, etc.)

Ignition Controls

•   Sequential ignition for up to 4 cylinders
•   Main map by MAP, TPS or RPM
•   Advanced 3D primary map with up to 32x32 cells (completely adjustable map index and size)
•   Simplified 2D map with up to 1x32 cells per MAP or TPS and RPM compensation of up to 1x32 cells (completely adjustable map index and size)
•   Injection angle resolution of 0,01°
•   Individual cylinder injection settings
•   Ignition timing compensation by air temperature
•   Ignition timing compensation by engine temperature
•   Gear based timing compensation
•   Gear shift timing compensation

Internal Datalogger

•   Multiple session recording (files) logs up to 256 channels
•   Simplified mode with sample rate of 25, 50, 100 or 200Hz
•   Advanced mode allows individual settings for the sample rate with 1, 5, 25, 50, 100 or 200Hz
•   Automatic activation by RPM, through the screen or by external button
•   Data storage for up to 2h50min (24 channels at 25Hz)
•   FTManager Datalogger Software for viewing and comparing logs


•   Burnout mode, 2-step, 3-step (including Roll Start)
•   2-step activation by speed, boost, MAP or clutch position
•   Line lock brake output
•   Brake pressure control by line lock
•   Ignition timing map for drag Racing features
•   Time based RPM limiter by timing retard or ignition cut
•   Time based wheel speed or driveshaft RPM control with timing retard or ignition cut
•   Time-based ignition timing compensation
•   Time-based fuel compensation
•     Pro-Nitrous setting for up to 6 stages, with activation control, fuel enrichment and ignition timing maps
•   Gear shift output

•   Time based output
•   Staging control
•   Wheelie Control

Secondary features

•    Integrated BoostController: wastegate valve pressure control
•   Idle speed control by timing and/or PWM valve
•   Deceleration fuel cutoff
•   Control of up to two thermatic fans activated by engine temperature and by the A/C, one of the outputs can drive a solid state using PWM control for soft starting the fans
•   Air conditioning control
•   Fuel pump control – with 6s prime
•   Variable Valve Timing (VTEC) control
•   Progressive nitrous control with fuel enrichment and timing retard
•   Generic duty cycle – PWM control
•   Boost activated output
•   RPM activated output
•   Different options for gear detection: RPM drop, analogic sensor, pulse, speed and gear ratio or by gear shift output
•   Start button. Allows to start and shut down the engine via a relay connected to an output switching the starter
•   Cold start with external reservoir
•    Active traction control keeps wheel slip on ideal levels for maximum traction, thus adapting the available traction conditions as it seeks to maintain the programmed wheel speed difference by reading traction wheel and reference wheel speed difference
•    Hi-resolution engine power control method for RPM limiter. Controls timing on each cylinder and considerably reduces the turbo spool time in a transbrake/2-step rev limiter, keeps cylinders and spark plugs in conditions of maximum efficiency (they never get wet because they always fire), allow to lower the RPM limiter for launch or to make more boost at the same RPM and smoothens the 2-step limiter operation for less vibration
•   Pit Limit / Speed Limit
•    Generic outputs allow to configure up to 8 outputs by associating an input and setting up the way the output will be activated

Default sensors

Default sensors make the configuration easier:
•   Oil pressure
•   Fuel pressure
•   External MAP sensor (GM 1 bar, GM 1.05 bar, GM 2 bar, GM 3 bar, GM 3.05 bar)
•   Nitrous bottle pressure
•   Clutch pressure
•   Wastegate pressure
•   Brake pressure
•   Back pressure
•   Pan Vacuum
•   Transmission pressure
•   Torque converter pressure
•   Engine coolant pressure
•   Air temperature
•   Engine temperature
•   Exhaust gas temperature (EGT)
•   Transmission temperature
•   Intercooler temperature
•   Tire temperature
•   Track temperature
•   Clutch position
•   Shock position
•   Wheel speed
•   Turbocharger speed (up to 2)
•   Driveshaft RPM
•   Input shaft RPM
•   Ride height sensor
•   Pitch rate sensor
•   Flex Fuel sensor

Protection and Alerts

•   RPM limiter by fuel or ignition cut
•   Shift light with sound and dashboard alert and/or external shift light
•   Configurable safe mode options (RPM limit or engine shutoff):
    • High or low exhaust gas temperature (EGT), O2 closed loop limit, over boost, over rev, engine temperature, duty cycle, oil pressure, fuel pressure and differential fuel pressure


FTManager has several tools and features:
•   Real-time map edition
•   Edition of the indexes of map tables
•   Save and read saved maps on the PC

•   Open maps from log files
•   Display fuel maps in ms, %VE, %DC and lb/h
•   Easy edition of time-based controls, organizing all in one screen and making it possible to use a log file as reference
•   ProNitrous edition aided by the stage chart
•   Allows converting maps of previous ECUs (FT200, FT250, FT300, FT350 and FT400)
•   Allows importing of some specific tables from other maps
•   ECU software upgrades
•   Splash screen customization
•   Engine operation in real time analysis through gauges and graphics with full screen option
•   Check alert and status messages
•   Test time-based features
•   Edit channels of the internal datalogger and their individual logging rates
•   Switch between basic (2D) or advanced (3D) maps
•   Edit the odometer and hourmeter
•   Reset the ECU to factory default
•   Recalibrate the touchscreen
•   View all devices connected to the CAN network
•   Receive warnings about new updates
•   Internet Remote Tuning allows connecting to another FTManager over the internet, for giving or receiving remote support

•   Download and analyze log files from PowerFT ECUs
•   Log files comparison
•   Mathematical channels
•   Data export to CSV file
•   Overlay functions easily show which cell the engine was running on for better data analysis:
      • Fuel tables overlay
      • Ignition tables overlay
      • Closed loop corrections: allows the user to see and apply all the corrections applied by the O2 closed loop on a log file
•   Select between light or dark background for better data visualization
•   Select if you want to show channels names and values on the chart or only in the preview panel
•   Full timeline visualization
•   Set log zero time (tell the log time where the car launched)
•   Erase your ECU datalogger memory
•   Trim feature for log files – make then smaller and have only the information you need

FuelTech Datalog App:
• Open your log files on your phone's screen (up to 4 channels at the same time) - (Android and iOS)


•   Display brightness adjustment
•   LED lights brightness adjustment
•   Night and day mode selection by external switch and through the menu
•   Buzzer intensity adjustment for the interface and sound alerts
•   Memory for saving up to 5 different maps (possibility of map selection by external button)
•   ECU and Map protection password, with individual full ECU or map password only, including map lock-up function that allows the current map to be saved and run exclusively on the actual ECU (ensured by serial code). Maintenance password protects the edition of the total hour meter and total odometer.
•   PC communication through mini USB cable
•   Operation temperature: from -4 F to +158 F
•   Maximum power supply voltage: 20V


•   FT450 EFI: 5.75 x 3.62 x 2.13 in
•   FT450 packaging: 12.2 x 8.86 x 3.33 in
•   Shipping box: 13 x 9.45 x 5.9 in


•   FT450 EFI: 9.5 oz
•   FT450 EFI packaging without harness: 40.5 oz
•   FT450 EFI packaging with a 10 ft harness: 64.1 oz
•   FT450 10 ft harness: 23.7 oz

Contents of packaging

•   1 FT450 Aftermarket ECU
•   1 operation and installation guide
•   1 mounting system
•   1 mini USB cable
•   1 Sticker pack

* Wiring Harness is not included


•   Worldwide: 1 year