Picture of the Honda S2000 Engine Start Button.

One-Button Start

A lot of our customers use our One-Button Start function.  This is standard in our 10 and 20-Circuit Harness Kits.

To start your engine, you have a few options when you wire your car with the Infinitybox.  You can use a traditional keyed ignition switch.  You pick our standard input wires for the ignition and starter and wire those to the switch.

Or you can use our One-Button Start function.  This involves taking one MASTERCELL input wire and connecting it to a momentary button.  That is all you need to manage your ignition and starter outputs.

When you press and release the button, the ignition output turns on.  When you press and release the button again, the ignition output turns off.  Pretty simple.  To start the engine, you simply press and hold the button.  The POWERCELL turns on the ignition, waits one second for the fuel pump to prime, then cranks the starter solenoid.  The starter will crank as long as you are pressing the button.  When the engine starts, you simply release the button and the starter will stop cranking.  The POWERCELL turns off the starter output but leaves the ignition output live so the engine will run.  To shut down the engine, you simply press and release the button again.

A lot of our customers use the Honda S2000 Start button.  This is a really popular button.  This link will take you to a wiring diagram showing how to use the Honda S2000 button with our one-button start.

You will note one thing about the way the Infinitybox One-Button Start works.  If you press and release the button to turn on the ignition, you have to press and release the button to turn the ignition off before you can press and hold it to crank the engine.  The personality that manages this function does this for a very important reason.  We don’t know if the engine is already running when you press the button.  Pressing and releasing the starter button forces the system to shut off the ignition output so that you cannot accidentally crank the starter with the engine running.

This function is another great example of how Infinitybox can help you to simplify the electrical system in your car.  You can certainly get a starter function similar to ours but it requires a separate box to manage the function.  With Infinitybox, you can eliminate the need for extra control modules to have to connect into your wiring harness.

Click this link to contact our team with any questions about using our one-button start feature.  

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  1. […] You can also use our One-Button Start feature.  This manages the POWERCELL outputs for the Ignition and Starter from a single momentary button.  To start the engine, you press and hold the momentary button that is wired to the MASTERCELL input for the One-Button Start.  This turns on the Ignition output, waits one-second then turns on the POWERCELL output for the Starter.  Once the engine starts, you release the button.  That turns off the starter output but leaves the Ignition output on.  To shut down the car, you simply press and release the button again.  Click on this link for more details. […]

  2. […] Lastly, we give you the power of advanced electrical control functions.  In the case of Jose’s car, he’s using our One-Button Start feature.  A single MASTERCELL input connected to a momentary button lets him start his car with ease.  Check out this blog post for more details on our One-Button-Start feature. […]

  3. […] one-button start feature.  From a single button you can manage your ignition and starter.  You can click on this link to learn more about our One-Button Start.  This makes Charlie’s one-button start requirement easy.  It is standard with every […]

  4. […] specific code on the key pad to disable security on the truck.  This lets him use our integrated one-button start to control the engine.  He can also enable security from the key pad.  We programmed the system […]

  5. […] A lot of our customers use the Engine Start button from the Honda S2000.  This is a slick looking, big red button with a nice chrome bezel around it.  It easily fits in any dash panel.  Some of our customers use this as their starter button.  They have a separate key switch that turns on their ignition.  To start the car, they press and hold the Engine Start button to crank the starter.  In other cases, our customers are using this same button with our 1-button start feature.  From one button, you press and hold it to turn on the ignition then crank the starter.  Click on this link to see an older blog post that talks about hour one one-button start works.   […]

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