you the 21st century alternative to a conventional ignition system
Kennedy's is now
proud to offer an all new approach to the tried and true direct ignition
circuit pioneered by Electromotive. The XDi is a distributor-less ignition
system designed for those running carbureted and mechanically fuel injected
engines. What the XDi does is replace the CD ignition, distributor and coil.
The regular XDi allows you to program an advance curve using dials on the
ignition box. No PC is needed for programming. Vacuum/boost retard/advance
can be used and an external retard control is also available. The XDi2
adds the ability to program a complex timing curve using a PC with the
included software and cable.
is XDi superior to a conventional ignition system? The conventional system
consists of an analog or digital CD ignition box, distributor, and coil. The
XDi is comprised of a controller, wiring harness, magnetic crank trigger and
coil packs (one coil per two cylinders). The cost is comparable but the XDi
is far superior. Unlike Capacitive Discharge systems that only put out one
very short spark, the XDI puts out a full energy, long burning spark at the
highest and most critical engine speeds. Long burn times assure effective
burning of all fuel mixtures including alcohol, nitrous, or exotic fuels under all
conditions including very high boost (>50spi).
is the cost of the XDi compared to a conventional CD ignition?
conventional system consists of a "7" or "8" series CD
box ($625-1000), a high voltage coil ($165) and a distributor ($230-375).
The total is thus $1,020 - $1,540. "Racer net" for the 8-cylinder
XDi is $1,134 (plus $61 - $135 if an optional MAP sensor is selected). Your
actual price will be even lower when you call to order. Thus the far
superior XDi is priced as low or lower than an outmoded conventional
are the advantages and operational characteristics of the XDi?
1000+ microsecond spark duration - 60+° duration at 10,000 RPM! Compare
this to the 20° duration of the competitive products.
energy spark up to 12,000rpm on an 8-cylinder engine. Can operate up to
20,000rpm with increased supply voltage!
in "soft" rev limiter. No "pills" or modules are
timing is precisely controlled under all conditions, including rapid
trigger eliminates spark scatter due to gear lash and timing chain
moving parts to wear out or replace.
to precisely program a timing curve.
comprises the XDi system?
trigger wheel and sensor with brackets
coil packs (two packs with four coils for a V-8)
Software and cable included with XDi2
year limited warranty from Electromotive
tech support if you purchase from us
With the release of the new XDI 2, Electromotive brings the PC programmability of its Total Engine Control systems to the XDI platform. Now our Carbureted and Mechanically Injected customers can benefit from the same ignition tuning features as our EFI customers without the costs associated with a full engine control system.
The XDI 2 incorporates all the advanced ignition circuitry of the XDI, but gives the user fully 3D Load and RPM based ignition tables to create the perfect timing map for any engine configuration. Also incorporated in the software package are fully programmable primary and auxiliary rev limiters, programmable general purpose inputs and outputs, knock sensor input and Electromotive's unique programmable launch control system. The XDI represents the latest in Electromotive?s expanding line of high resolution multi coil ignition systems. As with all Electromotive's current programmable products, the firmware and software are always upgradeable at no charge to the customer as new features are added.
The Drag Box allows you to supplement your Electromotive Ignition or Fuel System with this Rev-Limiter / Window Switch and Multi-Retard expansion panel. This panel is of standard single DIN radio size and will allow you to consolidate a number of functions normally controlled by several boxes into one easy to navigate unit.
|Description: ||Part # |
|XDI2 Controll Unit (PC programmable) || 016-60000 |
|4 Cylinder DFU (Direct Fire Unit)* || 070-33400 |
|6 Cylinder DFU (Direct Fire Unit) || 070-33600 |
|All Extra DFU cable for multi-DFU configurations ||016-50200 |
|XDI2 Users Guide || 001-50000 |
* two needed for a V-8
view the XDi manual, click here.