2011 FORD 80 BIT TRANSPONDER INFORMATION
Ford is moving towards 80 bit encrypted transponder technology in their 2011 vehicles. The 40 bit encrypted transponder was first introduced for the 2000 model year.
At this time (September 2010), only two models are equipped with the 80 bit ECU/ECM components to fully make use of this new technology. They are the 2011 Ford Mustang and the Super Duty pickups. More than one dozen Ford and Lincoln models are expected to incorporate the technology within the 2011 model year.
The 80 transponder key blanks at this time are being stamped with either the “HA” or the “SA” in the blade just beneath the IPATS plastic bow or IKT (Integrated Key Transponder) Plastic housing on one side.
The 80 Bit technology is backwards compatible; an 80 bit key can operate a vehicle equipped with either the 80 or 40 bit technology. However, a 40 bit transponder can only operate a vehicle equipped with 40 technology.
2011 POLARIS ‘366’ 4 WHEELER
The 2011 Polaris Artic Cat ‘366’ four wheelers have a new lock mechanism using the code series A000-249, B000-249, C000-249 and D000-249. The key code is last 4 digits stamped on ignition housing and on the original keys.
Spacing: 1- .157” 2- .256” 3- .354” 4- .453” 5- .551”
Depths: 1- .291” 2- .272” 3- .252” 4- .232”
The spaces are the same as a number of motorcycle locks including Yamaha and Suzuki. There are no key origination machine cards available at this time. Use a micrometer card.
Original equipment key blanks are available from the dealership. Aftermarket Ilco blanks YH50 or YH51 can be used to originate or duplicate these keys. Only the original equipment keys can be mounted into the snap-on cap.
The key blank number varies by the code series. The YH50/YH51 key blanks have been used for many years for earlier code series that have three depths.
FIRE DOORS NFPA 80 2007
Section 4.1.3 Appurtenances of the NFPA 80 2007 discusses preparation of fire door assemblies. 188.8.131.52 discusses what products can be installed onto a fire door in accordance with the manufacturer’s inspection service procedure and under label service.
184.108.40.206 is surface-applied hardware shall be applied to the door or frame without removing material other than drilling round holes to accommodate cylinders, spindles, similar operational elements, and through-bolts in doors. These holes shall not be permitted to exceed a diameter of one inch with the exception of cylinders.
RUMOR OR REALITY?
The Mercury brand appears to be becoming discontinued around the end of this year.
LIFE CYCLE OF LITHIUM BATTERIES
The life cycle of lithium batteries differs from alkaline batteries. A lithium battery voltage has a very sharp drop off, going from near fully charged to dead very quickly -- pretty much like falling off a cliff. This life cycle makes monitoring the voltage settings of a lithium battery basically impossible at this time. For this reason it is not recommended to use lithium batteries in a battery powered lock.
ILCO KEY BLANK DIRECTORY
Kaba Ilco Corp. has introduced its Ilco® Key Blank Directory, 12th Edition. This latest 452-page edition has more than 12 years in the making. As with previous directories, the catalog will be divided into worldwide vehicles, North American Cylinder and International Cylinder. Keys will be listed as Originals, Look-Alike, Safe Deposit, Flat Steel, etc. Contained in this new directory will be key blank assortments, key machines and a cross reference. All key images and profiles are to scale and organized to for quick identification.
For the first time, the Ilco Key Blank Directory will be available as a printed book and a CD. Ilco will continue to offer “look-up” and download of the directory by section on their Web Site. The 12th edition directory is located under Literature & Support, Key Blanks at web site: Web Site: http://www.kaba-ilco.com.