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Installation Guide

ABAX Triplog unit

The ABAX Triplog unit is designed to be an easy double wire installation which can be fitted in 10 minutes. The unit consists of an antenna housed within the compact black unit, a red positive and black negative connector as well as a 1.5 meter cable. An optional third yellow wire and connector can be used for other digital inputs.

The unit requires power from a constant 12V or 24V source such as the vehicle battery or jump-start point. Connecting to a non-permanent power feed could hinder the performance of the device. Where a permanent feed isn't available, for example on some electric motorcycles, the power should be taken from a feed that is permanent when the vehicle is in use.

It is the customer's responsibility to ensure the unit is mounted correctly. ABAX will not cover the costs to replace or swap a unit that is faulty due to an incorrect installation. Failure to mount the unit according to ABAX guidelines may also void your lifetime warranty.

ABAX6S technical specification:

  • Dimension: 32x66x19mm
  • Weight: 97g
  • Water-resistant: IP69K
  • Temperature resistant: (-20°C to +60°C)
  • Sensors: Self-diagnostics, accelerometer and battery test
  • GPS and GSM positioning
  • Lifetime warranty
  • Easy installation

GPS and GSM signal strength

GPS and GSM signals are impaired by metal. Therefore the unit should not be installed in a position where the metallic body of the vehicle can interfere with signal strength.

To operate effectively, the unit requires a constant line of sight to connect to GPS satellites. The unit will work effectively when concealed under non-metallic materials such as plastic or glass, but metallic surfaces covering the unit may interfere with the unit and affect signal strength.

Approximately 95% of all Customer Service queries regarding poor signal, are a result of metallic interference.

Petter Skaug – Customer Service Director

Windshield installation

  • Clean the area with the cleansing wipe provided and use a paper towel to dry off.  A wet windscreen will ruin the adhesive sticker.
  • Before mounting, make sure the unit will not interfere with the windscreen wipers.
  • Feed the cable underneath the vehicle bonnet ensuring it does not get pinched upon closing. Connect the red wire to the positive vehicle battery terminal. Connect the black wire to the negative vehicle battery terminal. The fuse is located at the red (positive) wire. Never replace the fuse with other values than indicated on the product label.
  • If the unit is receiving power, the LED light will blink red for 1 minute, and then blink blue for up to 9 minutes. When the startup is complete, the LED will stop blinking.
  • Please make note of the vehicle registration number, vehicle mileage and the main driver. Give these details to your administrator together with the units ANS-number which is located on the box.


Concealed external installation

For practical, aesthetic or security purposes, some customers prefer a concealed installation.

This is possible, but the unit must not be mounted under metal as it may interfere with GPS signal strength. Usually, the best location is under the plastic scuttle panel

  • Decide on a mounting position.
  • Clean the area with the cleansing wipe provided and use a paper towel to dry off. A wet windscreen will ruin the adhesive sticker.
  • Feed the cable ensuring it does not get pinched. Connect the red wire to the positive vehicle battery terminal. Connect the black wire to the negative vehicle battery terminal.The fuse is located at the red (positive) wire. Never replace the fuse with other voltage than indicated on the product label.
  • If the unit is receiving power, the LED light will flash for some time. When the startup is complete, the LED will stop blinking.
  • Please make note of the vehicle registration number, vehicle mileage and the main driver. Give these details to your administrator together with the units ANS-number which is located on the box.


Concealed internal installation (battery in the cabin)

When the vehicle battery is not located under the bonnet, it is possible to conceal the unit inside the vehicle. Remember, do not mount the unit under metal as it may interfere with GPS signal strength. Some good locations include the top of the dashboard, inside the A-pillar or inside the dashboard (placed as high up as possible to get the best possible signal).

  • Decide on a mounting position.
  • Clean the area with the cleansing wipe provided and use a paper towel to dry off. A wet windscreen will ruin the adhesive sticker.
  • Feed the cable ensuring it does not get pinched. Connect the red wire to the positive vehicle battery terminal. Connect the black wire to the negative vehicle battery terminal.The fuse is located at the red (positive) wire. Never replace the fuse with other values than indicated on the product label.
  • If the unit is receiving power, the LED light will flash for some time. When the startup is complete, the LED will have a lower blinking frequency.
  • Please make note of the vehicle registration number, vehicle mileage and the main driver. Give these details to your administrator together with the units ANS-number which is located on the box.

Inaccessible battery installation

If the vehicle battery is inaccessible, jump-start points or fuse boxes under the bonnet can be used to power the unit. This will require the unit to be earthed somewhere on the vehicle, such as an earth stud or chassis bolt.


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TL - Advanced Installation v1.3

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EU Declaration 04.03.21


Installation in different vehicle types:

Tesla Model S (All electric cars)

Installation type:Concealed
Estimated installation time:10 minutes
Required tools:Flathead screwdriver, 10mm and 13mm socket drive
Red wire:For permanent power
Black wire:For ground (earth)

Although the following guide applies to the ‘Tesla Model S’, the principle would remain the same for all electric cars. All of the non-powertrain components for the vehicle will operate from a standard 12V battery like any combustion engine car. This battery is completely separate from the main powertrain battery of the vehicle. If you are unsure, please contact the vehicle manufacturer to establish the location of the 12V battery.

Please follow the instruction approved by Tesla when mounting ABAX5 in your vehicle:

Installing Model S

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Installing Model 3

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Installing Model X

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