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The IOX-ALERT allows a driver to send a notification to a dispatcher through the press of an alert button (not included). Once pressed, the alert button signals the Geotab GO Device to send a specific engine diagnostic to MyGeotab. Exception rules can be set to trigger in response to this diagnostic.
The IOX-ALERT monitors one switch input for alerting purposes.
WARNING! This product was not designed to be used in a fail-safe manner. Inadvertent delay or even failure to notify users or intended recipients on activation of the alert button could occur in some cases. This product is not recommended for use in safety-critical applications because it could cause inappropriate expectations by drivers or passengers.
IOX Hardware Technical Specifications
Overall length: 2380 mm L
Widest point: 31 mm W × 16 mm H
PC+ABS clamshell casing
CAN: 500 kbps (for daisy chaining)
Absolute Maximum Input Voltage Rating
–40 V to +40 V
Input Impedance: 37 kΩ
Driving Circuit Resistance must be less than 100 Ω
Input Logic Levels
GND — Float,
Current Draw IOX-ALERT
on GOx daisy chain
40 mA at 12 V / 24 V Operating mode (typical/nominal current draw)
100 mA at 12 V / 24 V Operating mode (max. current draw)
0.4 mA at 12 V / 24 V Sleep mode (min. current draw)
–40 ℃ to +85 ℃
1 Labelled wire: Black - AUX 1
Male Mini-USB Type-B connector: Daisy chain power and CAN in
Female Mini-USB Type-B connector: Daisy chain power and CAN out
Male Mini-USB connector connects to the GO Device or another IOX harness
GO7®, GO7 RUGGED, GO8®, GO8 RUGGED, GO9®, GO9+®
(GO6 is not supported on IOXv3 design)
GO9 can source a maximum total current to the IOX in Daisy Chain
2500 mA at 12 V/24 V
Note: For each IOX in the Daisy Chain, add the Max Current draw, and do not exceed the Max.Total IOX Current draw.
✱ NOTE: Professional Installation Required — Installation of the IOX-ALERT requires the installer have sufficient technical knowledge and expertise for mobile device installation and integration into modern vehicles, i.e. Certified Geotab® Installer certification or equivalent.
WARNING! Prior to IOX-ALERT installation, read and follow GO device installation instructions (goo.gl/rkLRiA) to verify any existing GO device installation is correct in preparation for IOX-ALERT installation. Incorrect installation of either the GO device, and/or IOX-ALERT can result in loss of vehicle control and serious injury.
WARNING! Prior to IOX-ALERT installation, read and follow Important Safety Information and Limitations of Use, located at the end of the document. Always read and follow all safety information to prevent loss of vehicle control and serious injury.
How to Install IOX-ALERT
Start with the Geotab GO device unplugged from the vehicle. Remove the IOX expansion port cover on your GO device.
Plug in the 90° USB connector of the IOX to the GO device. Secure the USB connector using a zip tie, being careful not to over tighten it, thereby possibly damaging the USB connector.
Note: The USB connector can only be inserted in one orientation (see image).
The IOX-ALERT has a BLACK wire that should be connected to an external trigger button. The wire must connect to a momentary contact switch, and an external wire from the switch must connect to vehicle ground. An Exception Rule can be created in MyGeotab by using the Alert button depressed diagnostic.
Once your connections to the IOX-ALERT wiring have been made, connect the GO device and immediately start the vehicle. Your GO device will enter debug mode.
Navigate to installmygps.com to verify that the device is communicating. In the space provided, enter your name, the company name, and the GO device serial number — found at the bottom of the device. Click Log Install.
After you click Log Install, the web page displays the current communication status of the device — in GREEN or RED text. If the device is communicating, the status is displayed in GREEN text. If the device is not communicating, the status is displayed in RED text.
Note: If the device is not communicating, please ensure the device is installed correctly and try again.
You may notice your IOX comes with a termination shunt installed in the expansion port. If you are installing more than one IOX in a daisy chain you will need to remove the shunt from each device in line, with the exception of the last IOX connected. That shunt must remain in the last IOX and should be secured with a zip tie.
The use of the shunt in the last IOX is necessary for the GO device to detect and configure the IOX as effectively as possible.
✱ NOTE: Failing to install the shunt in the last IOX could affect IOX communication. It is recommended that you secure the shunt using a zip tie if not already done.
Important Safety Information and Limitations of Use
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WARNING! Do not attempt to install, configure or remove any product from any vehicle while the vehicle is in motion or otherwise in operation. All installation, configuration or removal must be done only in stationary vehicles which are securely parked. Attempting to service units while being operated could result in malfunctions or accidents, leading to death or serious personal injury.
WARNING! All in-vehicle devices and related cabling must be securely fastened and kept clear of all vehicle controls, including gas, brake and clutch pedals. You must inspect devices and cabling on a regular basis to ensure all devices and cabling continue to be securely attached. Loose cabling or devices may impede the use of vehicle controls, resulting in unanticipated acceleration, braking or other loss of vehicle control, which could lead to death or serious personal injury. Improperly fastened in-vehicle devices may detach and impact operators upon sudden acceleration or deceleration, which may cause injury.
WARNING! If at any point after an in-vehicle device is installed a warning light illuminates on the vehicle dash or the vehicle stalls or has a marked drop in performance, shut off the engine, remove the device, and contact your reseller. Continuing to operate a vehicle with these symptoms can cause loss of vehicle control, and serious injury.
WARNING! Your in-vehicle devices must be kept clear of debris, water and other environmental contaminants. Failure to do so may result in units malfunctioning or short-circuiting that can lead to a fire hazard or vehicle damage or serious injury.
WARNING! Do not attempt to remove the devices from the vehicle in which they are originally installed for installation in another vehicle. Not all vehicles share compatibility, and doing so may result in unexpected interactions with your vehicle, including sudden loss of power or shutdown of the vehicle’s engine while in operation or cause your vehicle to operate poorly or erratically and cause death or serious injury and/or vehicle damage.
NOTICE: This product does not contain any user-serviceable parts. Configuration, servicing, and repairs must only be made by an authorized reseller or installer. Unauthorized servicing of these products will void your product warranty.