Run Lock Solutions allow the operation of a vehicles engine to continue with the ignition key removed providing certain conditions are met: A manual request, by physically operating a switch, must be made in conjunction with the handbrake being on and in certain circumstances the doors locked to permit activation.
Activation and Operation
Practical implementation of the Run Lock is very much down to the age, make and model of the vehicle requiring Run Lock Solutions.
In its simplest form, a Run Lock activation switch is operated, which in turn energises a relay, who’s contacts then put an ‘electrical short circuit’ across the ignition barrel contact. Thus allowing the engine to continue to run when the ignition is turned off position and key removed to lock the vehicle doors and thereby avoiding theft.
Generally speaking as most vehicles now have a CAN Bus based data communication system between functions, such as between Ignition Switch, Engine Control Unit (ECU) and Central Locking Unit, a vehicle speciﬁc CAN Bus based device is required. However, as Standby RSG offers a full range of vehicle warning light and audio controllers that have CAN Bus interfaces these can sometimes be used to implement Run Lock on particular vehicles to save the cost of an additional ‘vehicle speciﬁc’ device.
Run Lock 2 also available for vehicles with a ‘conventional’ electro-mechanical ignition.