Installation

HARDWIRED

OBD II

PORTABLE



Hardwired (VERSION 1)

  •  BlackOwl Hardwired trackers features high sensitivity internal antennas for discreet installation, however shielding from the vehicle body and other components may impact both GPS and cellular signal strength.
  • Your tracker should only be installed by a licensed autoelectrician.
  • For the best signal mount your tracker behind the A pillar trim or underneath the dashboard as close as possible to the windscreen.
  • Do not install on top of dashboard or in an area subject to high temperatures/direct sunlight. Do not expose tracker to moisture.
  • Ensure any unused or exposed wiring is covered with electrical tape.
  • The ignition cut feature (optional) is to only be used when the vehicle is stationary.

Hardwired Indicator Diagram
Car Dashboard Diagram Top View GPS Tracker Installation
BlackOwl Hardwired GPS Tracking Wiring Diagram

Teltonika Hardwired (VERSION 2)

BlackOwl-Teltonika FMC130 Hardwired Wiring Diagram

  • Connecting wires
    • Wires should be connected while the module is not plugged in.
  • Wires should be fastened to stable wires or other non-moving parts. Any heat emitting and/or moving objects should be kept away from the wires.
  • There should be no exposed wires. If factory isolation was removed while connecting wires, the isolation material should be applied.
  • If the wires are placed in the exterior or in places where they can be damaged or exposed to heat, humidity, dirt, etc., additional isolation should be applied and the wires should not be loose.
  • Wires cannot be connected to the board computers or control units.
  • Connecting power source
    • Be sure that after the car computer goes to sleep mode, power might be still available on the power wires. Depending on car, this may happen in 5 to 30 minutes period.
    • When module is connected, measure voltage again to make sure it did not decrease.
    • It is recommended to connect to the main power cable in the fuse box.
    • 3 A, 125 V external fuse shall be used.
  • Connecting ignition wire
    • Be sure to check if it is a real ignition wire i. e. power does not disappear after starting the engine.
    • Check if this is not an ACC wire (when key is in the first position, most of the vehicle electronics are available).
    • Check if power is still available when you turn off any of vehicles devices.
    • Ignition is connected to the ignition relay output. As alternative, any other relay, which has power output when ignition is on, may be chosen.
  • Connecting ground wire
    • Ground wire is connected to the vehicle frame or metal parts that are fixed to the frame.
    • If the wire is fixed with the bolt, the loop must be connected to the end of the wire.
    • For better contact scrub paint from the spot where loop is going to be connected.
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PAY ATTENTION! Connecting the power supply must be carried out in a very low impedance point of on-board vehicle network. These points in the car are the battery terminals. Therefore, we recommend connecting the power of your tracker (GND and POWER wires) directly to the battery terminals. Another valid option is to connect the wires to the main POWER cable inside the fuse box (if there is none, then to the power supply where the fuses of vehicle’s computer are), GND wire must be connected in a special point, designed to connect GND vehicle computer. Connecting the GND at an arbitrary point to the mass of the car is unacceptable, as static and dynamic potentials on the line GND will be unpredictable, which can lead to an unstable tracker operation and even its failure.
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          OBD II

           Ensure your vehicle is compatible with aftermarket OBD II devices. Locate your vehicle's OBD II port. This is usually found in the driver's side footwell.
          GPS Tracker Installation OBD2 Port
          Gently plug your tracking device into your vehicle's OBD II port. If required, use the optional splitter cable to hide the unit. Service technicians can still access vehicle diagnostic information using the second female OBD II port on the splitter cable without disconnecting your tracker.

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          Portable

          Portable Diagram

          SIM CARD INSTALLATION

          •  Do not use any other SIM card than the one provided or your tracker will not operate.
          • Avoiding any fingerprints on the SIM contact points, pop the micro SIM from its card.
          Micro SIM Diagram
          • Open the port cover on the side of your tracker and insert the SIM. Refer to the image below for correct SIM orientation. When inserted correctly, you should hear a 'click', and the tracker's status lights will begin to flash.

          SIM Insertion Diagram - Portable
          • We recommend keeping your tracker near a window or outside for 5 minutes after inserting the SIM card to ensure the initial connection to the tracking platform can be established.
          • Your portable tracker is IP55 water and dust resistant.

            Splashes of water and rain won't affect operation, but the unit should not be submerged or exposed to high pressure blasts)
          • If using the built-in magnets to mount your tracker, ensure they have good contact with a clean vehicle surface and do not interfere with any electronic or mechanical components.
          • Do not mount the tracker in a location where it is exposed to high temperatures (exhaust, engine bay, externally in direct sunlight etc.)
          • To recharge your tracker, open the port cover on the side and plugin the supplied micro USB cable. Recharging may take 6-10 hours depending on battery size and the charger used.


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