Ravelco Product Information

The Proof is in the Plug 

Only your electronically coded plug plus your ignition key will allow your vehicle to start. Each Ravelco plug is individually coded and numbered and virtually unique. With more than 100,000 different combinations and NO MASTER PLUGS, you are assured that your Ravelco plug is unique, and that no one else can start your vehicle simply by gaining access to another plug. A virtually impossible obstacle for even the most persistent thieves in an auto theft attempt!  

There are no visible wires with the Ravelco and your vehicle will just not start nor run and a vehicle in which the Ravelco is installed cannot be hot-wired. So if you are looking for auto theft protection without annoying false alarms, the Ravelco is your answer. There is no other device in the industry with a track record comparable to that of the Ravelco Anti-theft Device. The Ravelco is the only product that has never been defeated by auto thieves by defeating or bypassing a properly installed device- even after 35 years in business and over 3.5 million installations worldwide.

The Ravelco operates without the noise or nuisance of an audible alarm system and does not have the expensive price tag of a vehicle tracking or recovery system and The Ravelco comes with a iron-clad lifetime warranty on the product and the workmanship.

As an option, custom Ravelco coded plugs are now available exclusively at Mid-Atlantic Ravelco click here for more information.     

Here is how the Ravelco works...

The Ravelco Anti-Theft Device is installed in an easily accessible place under or flush mounted in the dashboard. The Ravelco works on all cars, trucks, motor homes, powerboats, heavy equipment, handicap power chairs, fork lifts even big rigs- essentially any vehicle, regardless of make, model, or year. Just about any powered electro-mechanical application whether gasoline, diesel, electric, propane or hybrid, that you would like to protect from auto theft or regulate and control usage of. There are any number of places the Ravelco can be mounted inside the vehicle, and we always give the customer as much say as possible within the constraints of ensuring a proper installation.

A small, cutting-edge, removable 16-pin male plug makes all the electronic connections. Whenever you leave your vehicle, all you have to do to enable and activate the Ravelco system is "Pull the Plug" and connect it to your ignition key using the Pull-Apart Key rings that come with the Ravelco. With the plug removed from the Ravelco, it is impossible to start the vehicle. It is like taking part of your engine with you. Unlike other devices and systems the Ravelco is a proactive device NOT a reactive device. The Ravelco does not need to be triggered to stop auto thieves dead in their tracks. The only action that dictates its success is your own- not that of others and it is as simple as pulling the plug to enable the system.

A hidden armored steel cable camouflages and protects the wires from the rear of the Ravelco base on through to the engine compartment of the vehicle. All electrical connections are made in the engine compartment and are connected in and through the factory wiring harnesses. Since there are no exposed wires, a properly installed Ravelco is virtually impossible to detect and very time consuming to trace, because all the wires are the same color (black). 

The circuits interrupted by the Ravelco may vary from application to application. Typically, they would include the starting system, the electronic fuel injection system, the ignition system, or even the engine and power-train management system, or even the Electronic Control Unit (ECU) or Electronic Control Module (ECM) - commonly referred to as the computer.

The removable Ravelco plug and base unit contain no computer circuitry that could short or cause battery drain. The reason for its effectiveness is the Ravelco Anti-Theft Device completely immobilizes the vehicle in an easy, convenient manner by using a simple approach to stopping thieves. The key to stopping vehicle theft is not letting the thieves drive away. Unlike traditional security devices like hidden kill switches, tracking and recovery systems, and mechanical locks, the Ravelco renders a vehicle completely immobile, if the plug is not inserted.

The 16-pin plug allows vehicle owners to disengage and carry it with them when they are done driving the vehicle. The Ravelco uses copper beryllium pins, a memory alloy that is durable and resistant to stretching or breaking. The components used in the manufacturing of the Ravelco are aircraft grade and built to military specification. Each unit is rigorously tested for performance, and has been proven in the field since 1976. Reliability and dependability are an absolute must. The Ravelco has an impeccable track record of reliability.

In addition, the Ravelco may be used to circumvent a carjacking. Click here to read how Bernadette E of Tucson, Arizona used the Ravelco to circumvent a carjacking saving her life most importantly and her 2001 Lincoln Town Car. Your mobile specialist will demonstrate how after your Ravelco installation is complete.



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