Recently I purchased some car accessories from Max Audio online store, one of the biggest online automotive stores in Malaysia. I bought 2 items, car voltage stabilizer, Pivot Raizin VS-1 for RM145 and Grounding cable HKS Mega Thick 8GA 5-Point for RM65.
Based on the Pivot Raizin VS-1 description written on the packaging label, the product is able to improve car performance, save vehicle fuel and enhance the electronic parts in the vehicle when used together with grounding cables. The Pivot Raizin VS-1 stabilizes the voltage supply from the alternator and battery, and reduces electrical noise from the car circuitry.
Technically, I don’t expect any performance upgrade from this product as what it has claimed on the packaging description as in the image below.
As long as car circuitry has proper grounding and the circuit connections are still working in optimal levels, there is no reason for the user to install this device into their vehicle.
This product would be useful for those who have older cars, that is more than 8-10 years old cars where they already have bad circuitry. In this case, this voltage stabilizer and the grounding cables are able to improve the car performance.
The Pivot Raizin VS-1 comes with instruction sheets which guided me step by step on how to install the product into the car:
By the way, since my car is still considered new (my Toyota Vios is only 3-4 years old since the day it was built), you must be wondering why I am still buying these products since they are not going to give any performance upgrade to my car.
The reason I bought this Pivot Raizin VS-1 and HKS Mega Thick 8GA 5-Point is for exterior outlook enhancement. It looks cool when we open our car engine and see the cool blue gadget with colorful cables surrounding the engine bay, don’t you think so?DIY Voltage Stabilizer Pivot Raizin VS-1 Installation to the Car Battery
The voltage stabilizer Pivot Raizin VS-1 circuitry is very simple, the product only consists in the 4 main components which is the capacitor and some other resistors, inductances and LED as an indicator.
The 1st step of the installation is to affix acrylic strong double sided tape on the back case of the Pivot Raizin VS-1.
Open the car engine bay and locate the right place to install the voltage stabilizer Pivot Raizin VS-1.
**Caution: Try to install the voltage stabilizer at the location where water unlikely to sip in into the device. This Pivot Raizin VS-1 case is not fully waterproof. There is a small gap at the negative terminal.
**The instruction sheet has proposed to the user to install the cable terminals facing downward so that the water would be less likely to sip into the circuit.
Clean the surface where we would affix the Pivot Raizin VS-1 onto it. Ensure that the voltage stabilizer cable terminal is able to connect to the car battery terminal without overstretching the cables. For me, I affixed my voltage stabilizer on the top of the fuse box with the terminal facing inward to the car body.
The voltage stabilizer Pivot Raizin VS-1 red terminal is connected to the positive terminal while the black terminal is connected to the negative terminal of the battery. Unscrew both of the battery terminal connectors and connect the Pivot cables then tighten back the screws as in the image below:
The beautiful blue LED of Pivot Raizin VS-1 will light up if we make the right connections.
We are done with the installation of the voltage stabilizer Pivot Raizin VS-1 to the car battery
Next, we going to install the grounding cables in the engine bay. These installation steps take much longer as I had difficulty finding the right points to connect the cables to the certain location, moreover some of the point are difficult to perform the grounding cables installation.Grounding Cable (HKS Mega Thick 8GA 5-Point) Installation
The grounding cable packaging comes with 4 set of screws and nuts, 5 cables and negative terminal connector extenders. Without hesitation, let’s install the negative terminal connector extender.
The HKS Mega Thick 8GA 5-points grounding cable comes with 5 different lengths of cable.
The 5 points that are recommended for connecting the ground cable is from the Pivot Raizin:
- Car Bulk head – This will improve our car electronic system: the ICE and ECU
- Car Body – Stabilized electronic systems such as ICE and better headlamp brightness
- Engine Cylinder Block – This will improve firing system from the spark plug; gives better performance
- Alternator – Increased stability of the electricity
- Distributor/Starter – Improve engine starting and plug firing; better performance
Now let’s install the grounding cables into the car. The first point of installation is at the Toyota Vios Bulk Head point. Choose the appropriate cable length that fits the length of the cable connection.
Then connect the next cable to the the car body. This is the 1st connection to the negative terminal. There are 2 more to go. Use cable ties to tie the cable, the cable tie will prevent the grounding cable from moving around and prevent it from melting in case the cable accidentally touches the hot part.
The 2nd connection would be from the negative terminal battery to the engine cylinder. In order to reach the screwing part, I have to remove the engine cover. The engine cover can be removed by unscrewing the 4 screws.
The next cable would be connected to the alternator. Secure the cable with cable tie and put back the engine cover and screw back the 4 screws.
The 3rd connection would be connected from the negative terminal of the car battery to the car’s distributor or starter of the car. Secure the grounding cable with cable tie after the cable is connected as per the diagram below:
Ensure the grounding cables and screws and nuts are fully tightened.
Do let me know if you are having problems locating the installation points of the grounding cables; I am ready to help you. If you find this post interesting, please help share it to your buddies and don’t forget to give us a ‘Like’ at the bottom.