A controller is what you could call the “Brains” of your equipment. As a “mini-computer,” a controller is comprised of hardware (a circuit board) with software that collects and receives data to control and deliver information.

Delta Systems’ Controllers, from Basic to Advanced, provide a high level of logic without the need for complex switching done currently through expensive harness runs and installations.

Our controllers are:

  • Data rich
  • Highly flexible & customizable
  • Sealed, given them high performance reliability

Our advanced controllers provide the “smarts” for your equipment and include features such as:

  • Basic Interlock functions
  • CAN SAE-J1939 protocol for Diagnostics
  • Bluetooth Low Energy to a Mobile Device
  • IP67 rating

Our controllers optimize the OEM application, reducing wiring, connectors and relays and fuses, reducing costs, maintenance and field support. Our platform controllers provide a flexible platform making vehicle more functional, efficient and reliable. They can be used as stand-alone controllers, or for integrating into a CAN network with other devices.

Our platform controller design allows you to configure, simplify the logic and reduce the harness size of the electrical system of your vehicle. With increased I/O parameters, they can be easily integrated into Gas, Diesel and Electric engine vehicles as well as a message center/display or a CAN-bus display. Integrate IP67 protection and this can be installed in the harshest environments.

Bluetooth functionality can be added as well as wired SAE-J1939 standards and CAN communication for diagnostic monitoring and paired with an app.


  • Outdoor Power Equipment
  • Construction Equipment
  • Agriculture and farm machinery
  • Power Sport Vehicles
  • Material handling

Delta’s most basic controller

Our family of mini modules provides electric systems designers a range of specific controller applications needed for electric interlock for safe start and operator presence-controlled safe stop. We offer customized module configurations to meet your application requirements. All modules offer protection from rugged environments and our edge connector technology reduces cost, increases reliability and simplifies assembly.

Delta’s Mini modules include

  • Electric Safe Start
  • Time Delay
  • Recoil Start Safety
  • Voltage Sense

Basic Safety Interlock Controller

Delta’s 2045 Series of electronic control modules performs engine shutoff and interlock logic for diesel or gasoline powered equipment. The module provides PTO, fuel solenoid and magneto/glow plug control for safe equipment operation. These features reduce equipment wiring for lower installation cost and labor. Microcontroller logic is used for maximum operator safety and equipment protection. Encapsulated electronics and a sealed connector make this a robust product for any application. The controller family is highly customizable.


  • Controlled Operator Presence
  • Safe vehicle control
  • Microcontroller logic for maximum safety and flexibility
  • Reduced equipment wiring for lower cost
  • IP67

Optional Upgrades: Basic controller with Bluetooth capabilities, including interlock and control functions


Delta’s controllers consist of an electronic circuit board that is encapsulated (potted) in a black plastic (ABS) housing. The housing has two mounting ears on either end of the module.

Additional Info

  • Type: Screw mount, two 10-32 screws required
  • Integral Connector: Delphi GT Series style connectors
    • Basic: Delphi GT Series Sealed Connector, 16 position, P/N 15326864 and P/N 12191819 terminals
    • Advanced: Use additional Delphi GT Series Sealed Connector, 14 position, P/N 15336037 15326864 and P/N 15304719 terminals

Electrical Specifications

Operating Voltage Range 9-16Vdc
Reverse Polarity Protection Yes
Short Circuit Protection Yes
Operating Current / Machine ON 50-100mA, no outputs ON

Environmental Ratings

Ingress Protection IEC 60529, IP67
Humidity 95% RH
Operating Temperature Range -40 °F to 185 °F (-40 °C to 85 °C)

“SMART” Sums it up

Our CAN Smart Controller is a Bluetooth-capable, modular device that allows both connectivity and customization. This solution offers:

  • Interlock logic
  • SAE-J1939 protocol for Diagnostics
  • Bluetooth Low Energy to a Mobile device
  • IP67 rating

Combining both the CAN option with Bluetooth offers the most complete solution for OEMs desiring as much information as possible with the easiest way of retrieving (or streaming) the all-important diagnostic data from their equipment. Desired features are anything that could be measured by a Controller could be a feature of this product. Those features could include, but not necessarily be limited to, the following:

  • Arms position Sensing
  • Battery Voltage
  • Deck Lift Switch 
  • Deck Lift Relay
  • Diagnostic LED Out
  • Engine Oil Pressure Sensor or Switch 
  • Engine Temperature Sensor or Switch 
  • Engine Speed/RPM
  • Fuel Solenoid Control
  • Fuel Level Sense
  • Glow Plug Out
  • Key Start Switch 
  • Key Switch 
  • Magneto
  • Magneto Engine Kill Out
  • Neutral 
  • Out of Seat Switch Kill 
  • Park Brake 
  • PTO Hour Meter
  • PTO Clutch Coil 
  • PTO Current Sensing
  • PTO ON/OFF Sensing
  • Seat Switch 
  • Starter Control 
  • SAE-J1939
  • Communication
  • Bluetooth Connectivity 

Delta’s Advanced Controller with CAN and optional Bluetooth give operators the control and a great chance to advance technology in the outdoor power equipment industry and provide vital diagnostic information for the end user or dealer.

Delta Systems’ Controllers offer a high level of logic without the need for complex switching done currently through expensive harness runs and installations.

With the growing number of EFI engines and complex systems and displays, it is important to mechanics and maintenance technicians, as well as home users, to have access to critical information about their units to keep them running.