The Standard in RC Timing!
Each transponder comes with a unique number linking your car to you as its driver. You can get more than one transponder with the same personal number, or even pick your own lucky number. Note: Car ID & Custom RC4 transponders are individually made and delivery could take up to 4 weeks.
How Does it Work?
The system picks up the signal sent out by the transponder mounted on your car. This signal is analyzed and lap times are measured. The system knows exactly which lap you are on and what your position is. If the track has the system hooked up to an internet connection, the data is passed on and published to your personal MYLAPS account. When you drive on a track with a MYLAPS RC4 timing system installed, your account will also show you information about the connected voltage and ambient car temperature.
Your Personal Data
Your training and event results are uploaded by the track's system or race officials. You can check, analyze and share your performance data on your personal account online. Simply create a personal account and register your transponder.
Easy to Set Up & Maintain
It is easy to get your transponder in and out of your car using the holder that comes with your RC4 package. The holder should be installed at a maximum height of 15 cm (6 inches) above the ground. Transponders need to survive the heat of battle. RC4 transponders are shock and mud-proof and can be used safely for both indoor and outdoor racing. They can even be used for model boat racing. Because they connect to your car’s power output, you don’t have to worry about recharging them. If you use your transponder a lot, it can get dirty over time. Use a soft brush and some lukewarm water to clean it.
Max Speed: 120 km/h (75 mph)
Temperature Range: 0 - 50°C (32 - 122°F)
Dimensions: 16x19x6mm (0.7x0.8x0.2")
Weight (Including Holder): 4.7g
Operating Voltage: 3.0 - 16 VDC
Humidity: Max. 90% relative
Signal Transfer: Magnetic induction
Code Resolution: 1.5 ms
Power: Feed from free receiver channel (ch3 or batt)
Connection Plug: Connect using a standard Servo plug
Power Consumption: 14mA @ 6 VDC
Wire Insulation: Aerospace/MIL-spec high-temp PTFE (Gasoline/Nitro resistant)
Quick Change Holder: Yes
Compatible With: RC4 Timing System only!
- (1) RC4 "3-Wire" Personal Transponder
- (1) Extra connection cable
- (1) Holder
- (1) MYLAPS sticker
NOTE: See image below for a list of transponders and compatible MYLAPS decoders. Be sure to check with your local track for transponder/system compatibility.
This product was added to our catalog on May 30, 2013
My review is 5 star because:
Can take up to 16V, direct to 3S batteries or higher, no problem!
And not at least the specs tell you: "RC4 Timing System only" so everything is explained before purchase ;)
I agree, things should move forward and improve. But the update to the firmware that makes the clones obsolete isn't moving forward. Mylaps chose to make it so that the clones didn't work. There were no hardware changes to make it so it was unable to pick up different transponders, just programming to make it so you'd have to buy a new transponder to work on the new systems. It would have been as easy (and probably easier) to just add the new pt coding to the timing systems and have all current transponders using the still supported frequencies work fine. But Mylaps wants to upgrade that system and make it so you HAVE to buy their product (until the new ones are cloned). Making it so the early adopters are not able to use lap timing on an older system/ have to buy an older and probably not as good transponder, or forcing everyone to upgrade for no other reason than to cut out other manufacturers products is not a step forward. Why not let racers have the choice to use the newer or the older styles, with the unique pros and cons they have. The hobby is already expensive enough without having to add another transponder to the mix so I don't show up to a race somewhere and not be able to be counted. My two cents.
Still works! small.. easy to mount.