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ABAX6S - Machines and equipment

Installation Guide

ABAX GPS tracker for equipment

The ABAX GPS unit is designed to be an easy two wire installation that can be fitted in 10 minutes. In standard form, it consists of an antenna housed within the compact black unit, a red positive and a black negative connector as well as 1.5 meters of cable. An optional third yellow wire and connector can be used for usage log. The yellow wire needs to be connected to a power source which provides more than 8 volts when the engine is running to monitor engine hours.

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 efforts must be made to ensure metallic surfaces do not cover or interfere with the unit and affect signal strength.


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)

Installation main

Mounting powered or not powered

  1. Powered
    Position every 60 sec
    Usage log
    Communicates with MINI
  1. NOT Powered
    Position every 24 h

Machine without isolator

If your machine has no isolator/isolator on the positive side you need to do an normal installation to the battery terminals (or chassis) with yellow wire connected to 8v+ running signal.

Installation video

The video is from a ABAX5 unit, but the principles are the same

Installation Dynamo

Isolator on the negative side

For installation on isolator on the negative side: Black wire must be connected to chassis or you get ghost hours / creep on the yellow wire

Download EU Declaration of conformity

EU Declaration 04.03.21