This is the one to get. The new 3 wire MyLaps RC4 will not work with a decoder running anything but the latest firmware - which coincidentally does not read MRT transponders. As a track owner, I will not upgrade the firmware as it would alienate any of my racers running MRT. I get why they did it - to kill the clone market - but at the cost of local track's business. The two wire RC4 Hybrid works great on ANY PT reading AMB timing systems, both before and after the MRT killing firmware update. It is smaller than the older AMB's and has a strong signal to the decoder loop. As others have said, wires are stiff, but they seem to hold up better than the original AMB transponders. Best transponder on the market currently IMO.
Excellent performance! If for any reason you are getting irregular lap recording, check the polarity of the plug into the receiver. It will "weakly" ground to the signal pin and not always send a signal when you cross the sensor. This will be when you have it in the receiver in reverse polarity. Remember, black wire = negative (-) pin.
so glad i bought my own transponder, so much easier and you dont have to hassle to get the rental one back in its spot. everything is great but one bad thing is the wires could be a little softer but thats not a big deal. love it i would so buy another one
The only negative I have found (like others) is the wires are a bit on the stiff side. This thang is tiny compared to my old one lol! A transponder is a must if you are going to be serious about racing.
Great! I have installed one in my truck and buggy and one in my son's truck. I mounted them with a piece of Parma servo tape (that stuff holds wicked strong if you heat it with a heat gun briefly before application). No more borrowing house transponders and they all have at least 30 races on them with zero failures of any kind. The wires are a little stiff, and it is really hard to get them in and out of the holders (we don't use the holding bracket and instead mounted it straight to the chassis), but most hardcore guys will get one per car if they run multiple classes anyways. A great trick to do to move them from car to car easily is to simply use a little square of Velcro, which holds strong but is not a pain like the bracket it comes with. People talking about it not having an LED are not hooking it up correctly or are talking about a different unit. The Y logo on the top flashes when it is connected to power. Small, light, effective, reliable, and tough!
I got this Transponder for My SWORKZ 350 BE-1 EVO Buggy... It came Highly recommended by the Track Employees @ my Off-Road track & I did not want the Issues with A RENTAL Transponder & the $10.00 Monthly RENTAL Fee my Track Charges all season long OR if you don't want to pay the Fee each month You got to take the Transponder out of your car @ the End of the day Racing & that's a pain to do after a day of racing...
This Transponder Powers-up every time when the On-Off switch on your car is turned on for your radio equipment... I like how the small RED LED Light on Top Of the Transponder Flashes to let you know your Transponder is working...I also like that this Transponder plugs right into a AUX / 3rd channel plug on your RX The Transponders wires are a bit on the stiff side wished the wires where more easer to work with So you have to be careful how you route the wires & not try to bend the wires too far... LAP after LAP this Transponder LOG's Each & Every LAP & Times on my buggy... I would recommend this Transponder to anyone that Off-Road Races on a daily weekend basis like me...
i bought one and was switching it throgh all my cars on race day, well eventually the wires will break from that. so buy one for each car. the bad thing is when it breaks amb will not reply to any emails for repairs. i would rather get the wires fixed rather than buy a new one. like i said buy on for each car which is what i will be doing.
Works great and smaller than the older AMBrc Transponders
only thing im concerned with is the wires are quite stiff compared with the old amb type transponder hopefully they dont break as the seem to be single stranded, only time will tell -//- i have one of these and it has a flashing red led right in the middle of it , i run mine out of the holder and its easy to see , might be harder through the holder but im sure its right where the logo is
What's not to like? More versatile, smaller and less money, 'nuff said.
Always the Transponder of choice: MYLAPS. Always trouble free and johnny spot on!!
It works great. Accepted everywhere I race. I have it on all my vehicles. I love the small footprint
After my first race at my LHS I was very interested in doing it again. Since my LHS doesn't carry any I opted to pick up one of these. I did ask my LHS what the difference between 2 and 3 wire. With that knowledge I opted for this one and it works great.
Please keep in mind that the wires are stiff.
I own two of these and they both work flawlessly. The stiff wires other reviewers talk about were not an issue for me.
Works as it should. Takes a lot of abuse in my 1/8 scale e-buggy without missing a beat. Small enough to mount almost anywhere. Only thing is the cost. They are pricey but you know this model will work with most if not all timing systems out there.
Works great for all tracks, haven't found one that didnt support it. Never had one go bad. Compact size is a plus also plug and play. Serious racers this is a must to have.
All I can say is this works well with the tracks I run at. One has an older lap timing system and this transponder works with it and I have the newest transponder in the field of drivers.
Just plug and play, haven't had any problems.........
My home track is kinda old school when it comes to technology so I was worried about what would work with the old timing system. This two wire unit works flawlessly with it and works at every track I go to. No matter the system.
God as expected. installed in car and ready to go race.