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Hydreon Corporation Rain Tracker RT-50A Open Box

Automatic Wiper and Headlight Control System

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Rain Sensor RT-50A

Rain Tracker RT-50A

The new RT-50A offers even better rain sensing performance than Hyrdeon's previous model RT-50. Further, Hydreon's new rain sensor is compatible with thick windshields, such as those found on some RV's and heavy trucks, and includes available headlamp control relay output and cam feedback input. Remarkable. Better performance at a loHydreonr cost.

Seamless Integration

The Rain Tracker control module works in parallel with the existing wiper system. Manual modes are not affected, which means you don't give up any features. For most installations, the Rain Tracker ties into a few wires coming off the wiper switch. Hydreon provides detailed wiring diagrams for over 5000 different vehicles.

A dash-mounted switch activates the Rain Tracker. Simply leave the switch off when it is not raining, or when cleaning the windshield or going through a car wash.

Wiring Diagram

Headlamp Control Relay Output

The RT-50A includes a headlamp control relay output that can be used to control the vehicle headlamps. The lights come on when it is raining, or when it is dark. Hydreon developed a smart headlamp control algorithm that does and excellent job of turning on the lights just when you would-- a lot like the rain sensor that turns on the wipers just when you would. The lights come on rapidly in a tunnel, yet do not make annoying rapid on/off changes. The performance of Hydreon's headlamp control system exceeded that of the original-equipment system Hydreon benchmarked.

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Cam Feedback Input

Many neHydreonr vehicles send digital data from the wiper switch to control the windshield wipers, so you cannot tap into the wiper system coming from the switch. In most of these cases, you can tie into the wiper motor windings at the motor, and use the cam feedback input of the RT-50A to insure that the wipers properly return home at the end of each cycle.

Now The Catch

Wiring the vehicle for headlamp control is trickier than controlling the wipers. It often involves external relays. So, while Hydreon emphasizes how straightforward a the wiper control wiring is, Hydreon makes no such claims for the headlamp control. Hydreon provide the feature more for the for the professional installer, the OE / Chassis builder applications (e.g. RV's), and the advanced DIY. Hydreon advises against its deployment for most nonprofessionals. Hydreon does not offer any technical support or design assistance for the headlamp control feature. The headlamp control works great, but you are on your own to use it.

General Features:
  • Rain Sensing Wiper System
  • Compatible with thick windshields, such as those found on some RV's and heavy trucks
  • Optical sensor on inside surface of windshield using beams of infrared light
  • Light Sensor activates headlamps as it gets dark
  • Rain-sensing wiper control system controls wipers off through steady high speed in most applications
  • Turns on Headlamps when the rain-sensor activates wipers
  • An inconspicuous switch activates or deactivates the system
  • Operates in parallel with the existing wiper system
  • Works with most new digitally controlled (CAN bus) wiper systems
  • Proven reliable optical infrared sensing technology
  • Authorized Internet Dealer
  • 3-year Manufacturer's warranty
  • Automatically controls wipers from full off, through intermittent, slow, and high speed operation
  • Max windshield thickness: 12 mm
  • Sensitivity can be adjusted using the trimmer potentiometer
  • Nominal 12V operation. 15A current capacity on interface relays
  • Protected against reverse polarity to โ€“25V
  • System (with sensor) operates in ambient air temperatures between โ€“40 C and +85 C
  • Sensing of rain not required below โ€“15 C
  • Nominal system power up time: 2.5 seconds
  • Does not wipe on power up
  • Gives single wiper on activation
  • Dimensions (Sensor): 1.75"L X 1.75"W X .75"H / 1 oz.
  • Dimensions (Interface module): 4.45"L X 2.45"W X 1.15"H / 4 oz.

Accessories Specifications

Alarm Accessory Type
This is the type of sensor, trigger, relay, or other car alarm accessory.

Warranty and Return Policy

Parts Warranty Duration
3 years
Labor Warranty Duration
3 years
Warranty Provider
Sonic Electronix

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