Idle Timer

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The REDARC Hummingbird Idle Timer is designed to keep an engine running for a settable time after the ignition switch has been turned off.

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REDARC Hummingbird's Idle Timer keeps the vehicle or machine engine running for a pre-specified period after the ignition has been turned to the off position allowing the engine and its turbocharger to cool down safely.

This avoids premature turbo wear and failure and saves you money on costly repairs or replacements.

The timer is also settable, and lockable, putting you in control and it has an override switch if an immediate engine shut down is required.


The Idle Timer is designed for quick and easy installation with the ignition input and output wire connected directly in series with the vehicle’s ignition supply.

Idle time can be set between 1 and 5 minutes using 4 dip-switches that can be found under the lid of the device.

The device is lockable so that an optional override input allows an operator to bypass the cool-down period and instantly turn the engine off. A key-off output signal is available for auxiliary power functions. An LED output allows for a visual indication for the operator. When ignition is turned off, the LED will flash indicating the idle time in minutes and will then stay on for the idle time.


Designed for harsh automotive environments, the module features transient voltage protection on the supply and short circuit protection. The Idle Timing module is suitable for use in both 12V and 24V vehicles.

The Idle Timer is supplied in a rugged aluminium enclosure with provision for screw mounting when required, and a red LED inside is provided to give the user status information.


REDARC Hummingbird offer a range of user-configurable idle timers and isolation trip switches to tailor vehicle specific actions to suit any worksite or environment.

  • 12/24V vehicle compatibility
  • Connected directly in series to the existing key ignition output wire
  • Key off output for auxiliary power
  • Internal 10A relay
  • Bypass switch
  • Lockable idle period
More Information
gtin_barcode 9338628009541
Warranty 2 Years
Input Voltage Min. 9V; Max. 36V

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