I don’t usually read 100 comments deep in the topic. However, the topic of the forum was the addition of auxiliary lights. I used to read that several people blew up their ECU for $ 400 by making the wrong connections. I really didn’t want to damage the ECU on The ultimate motorcycle Yamaha Ténéré 700 design bikeso I read on. This question caught my eye: “Does ThunderBox eliminate any wiring problems?” I literally asked out loud, “What is a ThunderBox?” I soon discovered that the HealTech Electronics ThunderBox is a simple solution for connecting after-sales lighting, heated pens, GPS, phone chargers, beeps or any other 12-volt device you want to connect when you start your bike.
Finding the key wires to connect is an ancient story. Connecting a relay is yesterday’s disappointment.
The ThunderBox from HealTech Electronics is a smart waterproof device the size of a matchbox that you attach to battery terminals, and it listens to the magic that happens to your electrical system when you start your bike. It waits a few seconds before sending power to your ancillary devices.
ThunderBox comes in two versions: 16 amps for $ 70 and 32 amps for $ 90. You can purchase it at HealTecha corporate office in Hungary or a distributor in the US or in 49 other countries.
ThunderBox automatically distributes energy when it feels like the bike has started. If you know where to find the wire with the key switch that you can connect to, you can let ThunderBox start power distribution when the key is turned on. Using any method, ThunderBox eliminates the need to understand and use relays.
You still have to plug in the switch if you don’t want your extra lights to always be on, but that’s not something that confuses a regular garage mechanic like me. We are confused when trying to find the right power connection, a 12-volt wire with a key switch is available or setting up a relay. ThunderBox eliminates all these problems.
I have already connected directly to the Yamaha Ténéré 700 battery, the Garmin Zūmo XT power cord, my FirstGear heated wire and the Battery Tender connector. The Battery Tender connector stays connected to the battery, and most chargers won’t fake the ThunderBox.
I cut off the terminal connectors, stripped the wires a quarter of an inch and plugged them into the power supplies. That’s all it takes to establish the equivalent of a switching and relay power supply. ThunderBox shuts off power when it senses an overvoltage or short circuit, so don’t worry that sparks will take off if your air buzzer pump fails.
ThunderBox is a must-have device for adding electrical accessories to modern computer-controlled motorcycles as well as to yesterday’s motorcycles. HealTech has been manufacturing its own electronic components since 2013, and the company’s unique motorcycle components are guaranteed for two years. During this review, I spoke with the HealTech plant customer service, and although we were nine hours apart, my questions were always answered in the morning email.
My 2007 Yamaha Venture assembled two sets of auxiliary lights with independent switches, horns, wiring and three relays located in a confined space. My next ThunderBox will completely simplify the rat socket wiring I created over the last 10 years. Each time I added an accessory, I had to re-examine the connection, circuit design and relay wiring. When it comes to simplifying additions to your motorcycle’s electrical system, the HealTech Electronics ThunderBox is the greatest invention since sliced bread.