Tacho Signal Converter

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Universal Tacho RPM adaptor

SKU: TACHO Category:


This is a tachometer signal adaptor/converter module. It is useful when the tacho is calibrated for a different number of cylinders or different type of signal. It uses the existing signal as input, and provides a new fully configurable output signal.

Compatible inputs (existing signal):

  • DC square wave, 5v or 12v (eg. ignition coil / hall effect sensor / signal from an ECU or ignition module)
  • AC sine wave (eg. inductive type sensor)

Available outputs (new signal):

  • DC square wave, 50% duty cycle, configurable to 5v or 12v pull-up resistor.
  • 12v square wave with a high voltage inductive spike on the rising edge (the same as an ignition coil, for older tachometers that require the high voltage spike).
  • AC coupled output, for tachometers that require an inductive type sensor (AC sine wave signal).


  • Basic Frequency / Speed adjustment is made with a series of 4 switches inside the module.
  • Additional +/- 10% frequency adjustment over the basic setting is provided with a trim pot.
  • Alternatively, the trim pot can be used to manually set a frequency from roughly 0.1x to 8x the input frequency.
  • “Multi-fire filter” option, used when the ignition coil fires multiple times at low RPM (eg. Ford Barra engines).

The module has 7 wire connections (power, ground, 2 types of input, 3 types of output). Only 4 of these wires are used for most installations (however multiple output types can be used if required).

Small case size (80x40x20mm) making it easy to mount.

Printed instructions included – which detail installation and adjustment.

  • This will not work with current-triggered tachometers as found on some old vehicles.
  • It will work with voltage-triggered tachometers (that only connect to coil negative, not in series with the ignition coil).
  • Some older model voltage triggered tachometers may require modification to work – fitment of a smaller value resistor on the input (see fitting instructions).

Fitting Instructions

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1 review for Tacho Signal Converter

  1. Cam

    Perfect for what I needed, without needing a large Tachometer to work the shift light. Daniel was awesome to deal with when troubleshooting the install, great service & experience!! A++

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