News 21st January 2024 - DAKAR 2024

Thank you for an incredible start to 2024!  We have had a month's worth of FREEWheel orders arrive in the last week and CANActive has sold out, too!

And it's only going to get better we feel, with Martin Macik Jr's incredible WIN of the Dakar 24 Rally Truck class, with our FREEWheel wireless controls inside. We are beyond thrilled to see our products coming through the harshest test of all!

Please do Contact Us for a chat about a similar system.

News 15th November 2023

A broader look at our new CANActive smart switch and CAN expander.  It's more than that though, and defies easy attempts to describe it!  Take a look at the reel for a few ideas on how it can work for you.

NEWS 19th October 2023 - our newest product, CANActive!

We're very pleased to announce our first CANActive units are here!  As promised, they have class leading features and flexibility, are simple to configure and are conveniently packaged for straightforward installation to your CANbus:

  • 8 x ground switched inputs - connect to your existing simple switches and use with our smart features

  • 4 x 0 - 5V analogue inputs at 10bit resolution with independent first order filtering options - directly compatible with our calibration switches for a pre-set 0-11 CAN output

  • 8 x 600mA full low side switching of resistive and inductive loads; connect to LED lights and relays for greater loads such as fans or fuel pump

    built-in compatibility with Blink Marine backlit keypads (CANOpen) and popular makes of CAN switchboards and ultimate CAN configuration flexibility for other CAN devices

  • all our smart features such as indicator cancellation, main/dip beam latch-and-flash and our NEW wiper and hazard features!

CANActive is now available to order either on its own or with a keypad!

News 6th April 2023 - Easter break - we'll be back on Wednesday 12th April

Have a great break if you're celebrating Easter, and good luck everyone with your upgrades and first races of the season!  
The shop is open for orders but they won't now ship until Thursday 13th.  We'll be responding to emails though, so feel free to Contact Us.

In the meantime, have you seen our new button guards?

News 27th January 2023 - FREEWheel: tested in the harshest of environments...

Martin Macik's team MM Technology had a fantastic result this year in the Dakar 2023 truck race, coming second overall with several stage wins along the way!

We're very proud that MM technology's trucks use our FREEWheel systems.  Proof that our products are designed for, and perform brilliantly, in the harshest of conditions.  You can order a similar system here.

News 21st August 2022 - new button plate styles

Introducing two new 4-button plate designs.  The curvier C4 plate is perfect for smaller wheels, classic styles and those using digital dash displays, and the X4T plate comes with a more angular design,  for contemporary styling and larger wheels .  Plates are in stock now, and can be specified with or without switches and decals - and available in carbon fibre as an option.

NEWS 21st June 2022 - Jon Olsson's boat

We are hugely proud to have been involved in developing the world's fastest hybrid yacht.  Our wireless comms are at the centre of the steering wheel, described by Jon Olsson as 'the heart of the whole thing'!

We have a long-standing relationship with performance boat designers Bernico and you'll find our wireless systems in many of their racing boats, so when Jon Olsson wanted the fastest, most technologically advanced day boat, it had to be Bernico and Kit Car Electronics ..

NEWS 9th June 2022 - Keypad Bezels

We've designed flush mounting bezels to allow the 4, 6 and 8 button CAN keypads to be easily sunk into a panel.

They're printed from the same PETG material as our nut covers, so we know they're colour and temperature stable in a typical cockpit.  As well as looking great, they can help with UK IVA compliance outside of the exempt areas.

They simply clip around the keypad and can either be bonded to your panel or held with the rear mounting saddle like more traditional gauges.

Keypad bundles are now available to order. Have a look at our Instagram posts for demo videos!

NEWS 1st June 2022 - Blink Marine keypad and ECUMASTER switchboard integration

The CAN keypads from Blink Marine (no relation!) are extremely popular.  They hold an IP67 rating, being immune to water, mud, sand and oil, and use the CANopen protocol, for flexible connectivity.  With removable icon inserts, bright LED indicators and configurable multi-coloured LED status rings, the keypads are easy to read, tactile and rugged.

We've given the keypads control of our CAN-enabled Receiver switching units.  That is, using a keypad to switch our relay and solid-state receiver circuits.  Setting up the receiver as a mini Power Distribution Module, if you will:

  • keypad control of 8 channels all capable of switching 15A (relay) or 600mA (solid-state) ..
  • .. with configurable channel behaviours of momentary, latching and and all our built-in logic, such as smart indicator cancelling, flash-to-pass etc
  • use it with or without one of our wireless button plates (or add one later)
  • and configure the keypad colours using drop-down boxes on our simple Windows app. 

ECUMASTER's v3 CAN switchboard allows for easy transfer of up to 8 switch states and two analog signals over the CAN bus.  Whether you're building a custom steering wheel panel or CAN-enabling your dash switches, you can now connect it to one of our CAN-enabled switching Receivers and still benefit from PDM-style channel logic, without the PDM-style programming effort and investment!

Keypad bundles and standalone Receivers are now available to order. Have a look at our Instagram posts for demo videos!

News 2nd March 2022 - carbon fibre plates

All our Easyfit systems can now be spec'd with a carbon fibre button plate!  We love these, hope you agree!

News 4th January 2022 - Happy New Year!

What a great way to kick off the New Year!  We're really pleased with this design which will be on its way to Australia shortly.  Our customer had a good idea of what he wanted and this 6-button, 2 Mil-spec rotary switch system is the result.  The receiver has in-built solid state ground-switching channels and 12 position Page and 3 position Map select rotary switches, with mirrored CAN output.

We have dbc and xc1 files available for download, so interfacing with common PDUs like AiM or ECUMaster is straightforward, too! 

If you have an idea but need help choosing options, just ping us a message and we'll be delighted to help.  You'll find us on Instagram and Facebook and can email via our Contact Form.

News 6th December - 2021 roundup

What a long, strange, year it's been! We've had lockdowns and isolations, the delays caused by the Ever Given, international VAT rule changes and we're still navigating the global chip shortage. We feel very fortunate that our business has continued to grow and we'd like to thank all our customers past and present and especially our resellers, for continuing to put their faith in us.

The highlight of our year has been seeing the industry adopting CAN communications more widely, and knowing that our FREEWheel wireless system is at the vanguard of this.  CAN brings great benefits to racing teams with speed of assembly, reduction in weight and complexity and of course, lower wiring costs.  Add to that our wireless CAN button plates and simple-to-configure indicator, headlight, flash-to-pass, fog and rainlight controls and you can see why our FREEWheel CAN-enabled systems are making a name for themselves around the world.  

None of what we do would be possible without you, and we plan to bring some exciting new products to market in 2022 for you. For example, you can expect more CAN-enabled wireless controls!

News 12th July - CAN communication option introduced to our best-selling 8-channel relay systems

15A internal relay switching, integrated high/low beam circuit AND the option now of CAN output?  We've been asked for it, so here it is! 

It's available:

  • AS A KIT

    to use with your existing switches and wheel plate


    with your choice of plate design and switch colours, with pre-configured channels ready to connect

    See the detail here on our Facebook page

News 26th February - wireless CAN steering wheel controls!

We've had CAN communication as an option on our FREEWheel wireless button plates for a while now (since 2018 in fact!).  It's available:

  • AS A KIT: to use with your existing switches and wheel plate

  • AS AN ADDON: with our solid-state systems

  • ON ITS OWN: for a CAN-only receiver

And it comes with all our special functions including Flash-to-Pass and indicator cancellation.  Just 2 wires to connect to your PDM's CANbus and use our pre-existing CAN database.

Our modular system design means we can't list every permutation on the webshop so if you want a CAN-only pre-built system please Contact Us

News 7th November

It's not too early to mention Christmas, is it?  We're already packing some BlinkSTOP stocking fillers!

BlinkSTOP smart indicator system.  The original indicator auto-cancellation module, with unique functionality:

  • UNIQUE: user-configurable to work with ON-OFF-ON toggle switches or momentary pushbuttons

  • UNIQUE: integrated hazard function replaces or works alongside your hazard relay

  • UNIQUE: brake pedal inhibits cancellation timer, perfect for pausing at traffic lights and waiting to turn

And it vastly simplifies your indicator and hazard circuits whilst being intuitive to use!

News 1st September - CAN-only Receiver

Completing our new product releases for the end of Summer is our CAN-only Receiver FREEWheel kit.  Much requested by several of our racing teams, you'll be seeing it in action rather a lot over the next few years.  Retaining the flexibility for which we're renowned, you can use as much, or as little, of our control logic as you like.  Blend the simplicity of our config tool with the fine control of a PDM and you'll have all the leading-edge functionality you could ever need, at your fingertips.

Price-matched to our solid-state RACE system and also with 10 channels, if you're looking at a new build with a CAN PDM, you'll save wiring time and complexity with a new CAN integration. 

Don't forget, we also have paddle shifters and MIL-Spec calibration switches too.  If you're building a new wheel, we definitely have something for you.

BlinkSTOP smart indicator module // FREEWheel kits and assemblies: relay-switchedsolid-state switched; CAN switched; CAN/Solid-state hybrid // button plates & bundles // motorsport decals // calibration switches // paddle shifters & paddles

News 17th July 2020

Introducing our MIL-Spec calibration switch.  Finally, a cal switch designed for appearance and ergonomics, and military standard too.  Supplied with a knurled, machined aluminium knob and our matching stickers.

  • MIL-S-3786 rated rotary switch assembled to our custom PCB providing 1kOhm resistance per index.
  • Accurate 0-5V output proportional to switch position.
  • Designed for multimap switching such as boost and traction slip control.
  • Two and three-wire installation - no additional pull-up resistor required.
  • Small footprint at just 15 x 20mm (20 x 23.5mm including cover) - interchangeable with our standard rotary potentiometer.
  • Fits our C62, D82, X62 and X82 plate designs and is Easyfit-compatible - Contact Us for bundle pricing.

News 28th May 2020

Our FREEWheel configuration app has had a lock-down face lift! 

Freely available from our Downloads page, the tool is simple and intuitive to use.  Simply extract to a Windows PC and double-click to run, then connect your FREEWheel to USB and assign your button behaviour.  All buttons can be momentary or latching and most have a special function too: 

  • BlinkSTOP: our smart indicator and hazard feature, with a configurable 6 to 30 secs indicator auto-cancellation timer

  • BeamSTOP: alternate between dipped and main beam if the headlights are on, or flash the main beam if not

  • IVA Fog: inhibit / switch off the fog lights when headlights are off

  • Rainlight and Flash-to-Pass (RACE system): a short press to latch the light on, and a longer press to trigger the 4Hz flashing mode

Why not download it now and take a closer look?

News 12th May 2020

Completing our line-up of refreshed products is our latest BlinkSTOP smart indicator system.  The original indicator auto-cancellation module now has a sealed connector and optional loom, along with upgrades to its features and unique functionality:

  • UNIQUE: user-configurable to work with ON-OFF-ON toggle switches or momentary pushbuttons

  • UNIQUE: integrated hazard function replaces or works alongside your hazard relay

  • UNIQUE: brake pedal inhibits cancellation timer, perfect for when paused at traffic lights and waiting to turn

And it vastly simplifies your indicator and hazard circuits whilst being intuitive to use!

With high pre-orders, we have a limited number for the web shop.  See it and buy online here.

News 5th May 2020

All our wireless steering wheel controls systems now come with fitted with a sealed AMPSEAL connection with matching pins. 

With our free and simple to use Windows configuration tool, each channel can be configured as momentary, latching or special function behaviour, and with five year IN-USE battery life (around 60,000 miles), no other system comes close.  And all at an unbeatable price!

Want a pre-built system for indicators, headlight and fog or horn control?  Order the 4-channel Easyfit here:
Got a unique steering wheel or an existing button plate and need up to 8 channels?  Here's the 8-channel kit:
Prefer our assembled buttonplate, decal sheet and pre-configuration service?  Buy the 8-channel Easyfit here:
Need solid-state speed and variable outputs for your track or competition car?  Get the RACE kit here:

FREEWheel - for all detachable and fixed steering wheels.

18th February 2020 - our decals are here...

We're very pleased to release our custom-developed sticker sheets for your buttonplates and dashboards.  These were developed with feedback from experts from the racing and kit car world. They look great, stick hard, are waterproof and fade resistant!

  • permanent self-adhesive stickers printed on a tough vinyl with environmental protection applied
  • pre-cut, hard-wearing and professionally printed
  • easy to apply for a professional finish to your dashboard and buttonplate
  • designs are size and colour-matched to the pushbutton switches in our FREEWheel Easyfit systems and buttonplate bundles
  • icons and text designs included for a variety of looks
  • generous sheet sizing for 180 top quality motorsport decals

Suitable for a wide variety of applications as well as our buttonplates, each sheet offers the biggest variety of colourful motorsport decals.  They'll be in our shop soon and are already available with our Easyfit systems and buttonplate bundles.

News 29th December 2019 - Merry Christmas!  Happy New Year!

Wondering why we are so confident in the life of our FREEWheel transmitter battery that we include a FIVE YEAR guarantee on all our 4-channel8-channel and 10-channel RACE FREEWheel system batteries?

News October 1st 2019 - Caterham owners!

We have been building up a demo wheel to show how our FREEWheel systems and buttonplates fit the standard Caterham 280mm steering wheel, pictured. 

They fit the 260mm wheel too.

Our RF wireless system lets you do away with a curly cord and have pushbuttons at your fingertips with a minimum 5-year battery life - guaranteed.

The regular setup on our 4-channel FREEWheel is auto-cancelling indicators, main beam and horn.  Wiring is straightforward and you don't lose your dash switches - and we'll include our custom shroud for your horn button to avoid accidental pressing.

If you're considering outsourcing your FREEWheel installation, Contact Us and we'll direct you to your nearest FREEWheel wiring expert.

FREEWheel - for all detachable and fixed steering wheels.

3rd September 2019

CAN and Solid-State technology

Did you know, we have a CAN output option on the FREEWheel RACE for connection to a power distribution module, available through selected resellers or when you contact us directly?

With solid-state switching, over-current and short-circuit protection, and two variable output 0-5V analogue channels, the FREEWheel RACE is tuned for the fastest response times whilst being the lightest package possible - all with the extra robustness a racing environment demands.  Contact Us for more information including specification.  



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