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Remote Control

IFB3
for Eurosystem CAR / Profi-Eurosystem / Profi-LON / IW2 Standard

for cars and light trucks up to 3.5 t / 4 t axle load

Technical Handbook
English

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IFB3

EDITION
1st edition 2002-11-14
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Software version V 0.12D

MAHA GMBH & CO. KG


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Subject to technical change without notice.
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MANUFACTURER
MAHA Maschinenbau Haldenwang GmbH & Co. KG
Hoyen 20
D-87490 Haldenwang/Allgu
Telephone:
Telefax:

08374 / 585-0
08374 / 585-499

Internet:
E-Mail:

http://www.maha.de
maha@maha.de

SERVICE
MAHA Maschinenbau Haldenwang GmbH & Co. KG
- Service Dept. Hoyen 20
D-87490 Haldenwang/Allgu

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Hotline:

08374 / 585 + extension


260 for brake testers, test lanes
280 for lifting technology
290 for performance testers, exhaust and air conditioning service equipment

Service:
Telefax:

08374 / 585-110 to - 113, - 115


08374 / 585-491

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CONTENTS

Specifications............................................................................................................ 1
1.1
1.2
1.3
1.4

Service Menu ............................................................................................................. 5


2.1
2.2
2.3
2.4
2.5

Contrast Setting ............................................................................................................................. 6


Programming of User Variables..................................................................................................... 7
List of User Variables..................................................................................................................... 8
Programming of System Variables ................................................................................................ 9
Remote Control Adjustment......................................................................................................... 10

Test Programs ......................................................................................................... 13


3.1
3.2
3.3

General .......................................................................................................................................... 1
Electrical ........................................................................................................................................ 1
Commissioning .............................................................................................................................. 2
Display ........................................................................................................................................... 3

Battery Test.................................................................................................................................. 13
Keyboard Test.............................................................................................................................. 13
Version Test................................................................................................................................. 14

Error Messages ....................................................................................................... 15

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Specifications

1.1

General
Working temperature ................................................................................ 10 to +60 C
Transmission range ................................................................................................. 20 m

1.2

Electrical
Power supply ............................................................................ battery NiMh 6V/700 mA
Minimum charging voltage ..................................................................................... 8V DC
Maximum charging voltage .................................................................................. 12V DC
Charging time................................................................................................approx. 10 h
Display resolution.......................................................................................... 64 x 128 ppi
Display ............................................................................................................ illuminated
Signal generator.......................................................... loudspeaker for keyboard sounds
Switch-off time ....................................................................... see user variables 3 and 4
Current consumption................................................................................see table below

Mode

Illuminated display
OFF

Illuminated display
ON

IFB3

25 mA

72 mA

IFB3 + pedal force meter

75 mA

102 mA

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1.3

Specifications

Commissioning
Commissioning the IFB3 does not require any special preparations apart from charging the
battery. If there is no communication in spite of a fully charged battery, the remote control has to
be adjusted to the test lane (see section 3 Service Menu).
To charge the 6 V battery use the charging set supplied. Initial charging requires approx. 24 h.

The charging process is indicated by a red LED on


the charging set.
In addition, the message opposite appears on the
display.

11"/6

")+$ %/$"!

When not in use, the remote control should always be kept in the charging set to avoid a total
discharge of the battery. The charging set is equipped with an overcharge protection. The
charging time for a totally discharged battery is approx. 12-14 hours.
Under normal operating conditions the battery has a service life of several years. However, at
lower temperatures this period may be considerably reduced.
If the remote control is kept out of the charging set for a longer period of time, this will result in
self-discharge. After approx. 4-6 months the battery will be totally discharged.

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Display
The display serves to indicate the keyboard status and the pedal force values. These can be
measured by means of a pedal force meter during the brake test.

11"/6
Remote control in the charging set.


")+$ %/$"!

Battery being charged.

Remote control switched on.


Operation mode appears.

 1)3"
%)#1

Remote control switched on.


Second key level active.
Operation mode and "Shift" appear on the display.

 1)3"
"!( ,/ "

Remote control switched on.


Pedal force meter connected.
Display:

M 

9:;
8

<

>

:98
@

98

"+2"(" 1),+
"1,+1/01


Service menu.

QSS

J

SSR

 /)("0
Programming mode.

 /,1, ,(
/

QSS

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Service Menu
The remote control is programmed at the factory. Do not change the variable settings!

To call up the service menu proceed as follows:


1

Press and hold


Display:

 1)3"

}
2

Place the remote control in the charging set.

Press
for a few seconds until the display
opposite appears:

"+2"(" 1),+
"1,+1/01

QSS

SSR

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Release

Remove the remote control from the charging set. The service menu is now open.

The service menu consists of 3 programs:


Set Contrast
EEPROM User Variables
EEPROM System Variables (code required)
6

Use

and

Use

to exit the menu item or the service menu.

Use

to select the desired menu item or to store a change.

Use

to

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to select one of these programs. Start program with

to change the values.

IFB3

2.1

Service Menu

Contrast Setting
1

Call up the service menu and select menu item "Set Contrast".

Use
to call up the contrast setting
program.

"+2"(" 1),+
"1,+1/01

QSS

J

SSR

The contast setting program appears.


3

Use
or
display contrast.

to reduce or increase the

"1,+1/01


JJ

M,+1/01K
SSR
QSS
J

Use

to store the new contrast setting.

Use

to exit the menu item.

The display contrast adapts itself to the ambient temperature and does not normally require any
further readjustment.

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Programming of User Variables


1

Call up the service menu and select "EE-User Variables".

Use

"+2"(" 1),+

to call up the user variables program.

M0"//)("0

QSS

J

SSR

The user variables program appears.


3

The variable number is shown on the left side,


the variable setting on the right side of the
display.

 /)("0
 /,1, ,(
/

QSS
4

Select desired variable using

Use

and

J

SSR

to call up the variable to be changed.

to

 /)("0

.
to delete erroneous entries.

 /,1, ,(
/9P:
"4(2"P
QSS

to store the new value.


Use
The next variable appears on the display.

Use

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Enter the new variable value using

Use

J

SSR

to exit this menu item or the service menu.

IFB3

2.3

Service Menu

List of User Variables


The remote control can be adjusted to fit individual requirements.

Description
IFB protocol
0 = Profi-Eurosystem (EMV receiver eye)
1 = Old protocol
2 = Eurosystem (LON receiver eye)
2
IFB channel address
3
Switch-off time (in sec) w/o pedal force meter
20 = 20s
4
Switch-off time (in sec) with pedal force meter
60 = 60s
5
Factor pedal force meter
6
Illumination status
0 = Always OFF
1 = ON with pedal force meter
2 = Always ON
7
Signal transmitter status
0 = None
1 = Keyboard active
2 = Keyboard and incremental transmitter active
8
RS232 baud rate
0 = 4800
1 = 9600
2 = 19200
3 = 38400
9
Not used
10
Language
0 = German
1 = English
2 = French
3 = Italian
4 = Dutch
5 = Spanish
6 = Norwegian
7 = Croatian
8 = Czech
9 = Polish
10 = Danish
11 = Finnish
11-18 Not used
19
Pattern to recognize an empty EEPROM
with 65535
Reset for user variables only.
1

Default
2

Min
0

Max
2

2
20

0
5

7
65535

60

65535

1000
1

900
0

1100
2

1
0

12

1
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Programming of System Variables


Changes of system variables by service technicians only.

Call up the service menu and select menu item "EE-System Variables".

Use
to call up the system variables
program.

"+2"(" 1),+
M601"*/)("0

QSS

SSR

J

The code inquiry appears on the display:


3

keys and confirm using

"/3) " "+2

Enter code number 9864 using the numerical

Select desired variable using




and

("0"+1"/,!"
,!"P

 /)("0
,4"/3"
/

QSS

Description
20
Power save
21
Offset pedal force meter in digit
22
Recognition pedal force meter in digit
23
Display contrast
24
Not used
25
IRF duty in %
26-29 Not used
30
Min. charging voltage in 0.1 V
31
Max. charging voltage in 0.1 V
32
Min. battery voltage in 0.1 V (Low-Bat)
33
Max. battery voltage in 0.1 V
34
Charging time in minutes
600 = 600 minutes = 10 hours
35
Counter Low-Bat
36-38 Not used
39
Pattern to recognize an empty EEPROM
with 1
Reset for system variables only.
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SSR

J

Default
1
80
200
32
1
50
1
80
140
58
72
600

Min
0

Max
1

10

90

70
120
58
60
60

100
140
60
74
6000

0
1
23206

32000

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2.5

Service Menu

Remote Control Adjustment


If the remote control is adjusted inexactly, or if another pedal force meter is connected, a
correction factor must be entered in variable 5.
Example:
1

"!( ,/ "

The pedal force meter is loaded with a known


mass (here: 30 kg).

M 

;8=

The value measured by the pedal force meter


appears on the display:

<

>

;8=
@

98

The actual pedal force value in this example should be: 30 kg x 9.81 m/s 294 N
2

Clear the display using the Confirm key

Calculate the correction factor as follows:

or the Delete key

Correction factor = (Actual value Measured value) x 1000


Here:
Correction factor = (294 N 305 N) x 1000 964
Enter the correction factor in variable 5 to compensate the error. In this example enter
variable value "964".
4

Call up the service menu and select menu item "EE-User Variables".

Use

to call up the user variables program.

"+2"(" 1),+
M0"/3/)("+

QSS

J

SSR

The program appears on the display.


6

Select variable 5 using

and

 /)("0
 1,/"!(,/ "

/
QSS
7

Use

Enter the new variable value using


.

J

9888

SSR

to delete erroneous entries.

 /)("0
 1,/"!(,/ "
/=P9888
"4(2"PA><
QSS

10

=P

to call up the variable.

to
Use

J

SSR

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Use

10 Use

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to store the new value. The next user variable appears on the display.
to exit this menu item or the service menu.

11 Again load the pedal force meter with the known


mass and check if the correct measurement
value is displayed.
If it is not, repeat the procedure from step 3.

"!( ,/ "

:A<
8

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<

>

:A<
@

98

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Test Programs

3.1

Battery Test
Under normal conditions the battery voltage should be 6.0 to 6.4 V.
The battery must be replaced if it has been charged for several hours and the voltage remains
below 6.0 V.
1

Press and hold

Place the remote control in the charging set.

The battery voltage appears on the display.

11"/6
11"/6,(1$"P>g9
%/$)+$,(1$"P99g@
%/$)+$2//"+1P=:*

3.2

Release

Remove the remote control from the charging set.

Keyboard Test
The functionality of each key can be tested to detect transmission errors between remote
control and brake tester. Once a key is pressed the corresponding code appears on the display.
1

Press and hold

Place the remote control in the charging set.

Keep holding

Once the display message opposite appears,


the keyboard test mode is active.

"6,/!"01

for a few seconds.

).
Press all keys one after the other (e.g.
The corresponding code appears on the display.




"6P

"6,/!"01


"6P

to cancel / complete the keyboard test.


Use
Place the remote control in the charging set without pressing a key.

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3.3

Test Programs

Version Test
To check the compatibility with particular programs call up the remote control software.
1

Press and hold

Place the remote control in the charging set.

The software version appears on the display.

 ; 

"/0),+8g9:
9@g8Ag8:
4

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to complete the version test.


Release
Remove the remote control from the charging set.

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Error Messages

Error

Cause

Remedy

No message on the display.

Battery discharged.

Place the remote control in


the charging set.

Variable settings do not


correspond with brake tester
settings.

Check basic variable settings


of remote control.

Battery power too low.

Conduct the battery test. If the


battery voltage is considerably
lower than 6 V, charge the
battery.

Display of remote control OK,


but brake tester does not
respond to function keys.

Various display messages.

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