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Geotab IOX-BUZZ Documentation

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The IOX-BUZZ, an external buzzer, amplifies the in-vehicle audio feedback to reduce the number of unheard alerts from the Geotab® GO device due to engine noise.

In-vehicle audio feedback is heard from both the GO device internal buzzer and the external buzzer to improve the sound quality of in-vehicle alerts, and to ensure the driver receives the alerts.

Top Features

IOX Hardware Technical Specifications

Weight

50 g

Size

Overall length: 1400 mm L

Widest point: 19 mm W × 31 mm H

Housing

Black, moisture-resistant thermoplastic overmold

Interfaces

CAN: 500 kbps (for daisy chaining)

Decibel Output

75 dBA @ 30 cm

Power Output

Daisy Chaining: 2500 mA @ 12 V/24 V

Current Rating

Operating Mode: 37 mA

Sleep Mode: 0.4 mA

Temperature Rating

−40 ℃ to +85 ℃

Connectors

Keyed mini-USB type-B plug: Daisy chain power and CAN in

Keyed mini-USB type-B socket: Daisy chain power and CAN out

Installation

Keyed mini-USB plug connects to the GO device or another IOX

Compatible Devices

GO6®, GO7®, GO7 Rugged, GO8®, GO8 Rugged, GO9®

IOX Installation Instructions

WARNING! Prior to IOX-BUZZ installation, read and follow GO device installation instructions (goo.gl/rkLRiA) to both verify any existing GO device installation is correct and that you are qualified to complete this IOX-BUZZ installation.  Incorrect installation of either the GO device, and/or IOX-BUZZ can result in loss of vehicle control and serious injury.

WARNING! Prior to IOX-BUZZ installation, read and follow important 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.

1

Unplug the Geotab GO device from the vehicle and remove the IOX expansion port cover on your GO device.

2

Plug the 90° USB connector from the IOX in the GO device. Secure the USB connector using a zip tie. Please note that over tightening the zip tie may damage the USB connector.

NOTE: Insert the USB connector in the orientation orientation displayed in the image.

3

Choose an appropriate location to mount the buzzer. Proper placement of the buzzer is crucial and directly affects the driver’s ability to hear the buzzer under harsh, loud conditions — i.e. driving at high speed with the windows open.

An open area under the dash is usually a good option. Keep the routing of the IOX-BUZZ wire in mind when choosing a location for the buzzer. Please ensure the IOX the installation does not interfere with safe vehicle operation.

4

The buzzer has two mounting holes suitable for screws or a zip tie. In some cases, the buzzer can be taped in place if both surfaces are properly prepared.

5

Once you connect the IOX-BUZZ to the GO device, plug in the GO device and immediately start the vehicle. The GO device will enter debug mode.

6

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.

7

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 GO device is installed correctly and try again.

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The IOX comes with a termination shunt installed in the expansion port. If you plan to install more than one IOX in a daisy chain, you must remove the shunt from each device in the line, with the exception of the last IOX connected. The shunt must remain in the last IOX and secured with a zip tie.

The shunt in the last IOX ensures the GO device detects and configures the IOX, as effectively as possible.

Note: Failure to install the shunt in the last IOX may affect IOX communication. To ensure the IOX communicates, please secure the shunt using a zip tie.


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.


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