I once worked on a touring car that had your previous Hyllus power management system on.

I am currently in talks with a different team who are looking at potentially using a similar unit in a car build next year.

What are the advantages and disadvantages (assuming there may be some) of the IPS units when compared to the Hyllus?

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IPS is Cosworths next generation of Power Control System, and has several innovations over previous designs such as Hyllus. The main difference with IPS32 for example and the Hyllus are;

  • IPS is self sufficient and requires no other unit to control power delivery. Because the IPS has the same processor and operating system as Omega data loggers this means math channels and data logging come free and the IPS is capable of making its own decisions based on configurable logic.
  • Instead of grouping output pins together to make a high power consumer IPS is a true 32 channel output Box. The combined value of all the outputs adds up to 630A of switching capability.
  • Load Dump is built into the system which means when at engine shut off that the alternators load is clipped and absorbed by the IPS.
  • All the configuration is performed with Pi Toolset - Cosworths latest configuration software. Trip levels and retry strategies are all accessible and easily changed.
  • Configurable CAN decode allows for external channels to influence the logic and for the internal channels such as currents and voltages to be send out over CAN.
  • Full 12v or 24V operation has been designed in.
  • There is a LIN bus to control a Bosch WDA motorsport wiper, making integration of wipers much simpler.
  • Data logging comes as standard, able to log a vast number of internal channels to help diagnose problems should they occur.
  • Pulse Width modulated outputs. Up to 12 outputs can be PWM enabled.
  • Four additional low side drive signal wires for remote PWM encoding.

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