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How to use Nitrous without BLOWING up your engine Innovate PSN-1 PSN1 3893 – Real Street Performance

August 27, 2019


So you’ve been wanting the quick and easy power from nitrous, but you’re worried about blowing your engine up. Well today, we’re going to talk about a product that’ll keep you safe while using nitrous. Let’s check it out. You can really start to get into trouble if your engine leans out while you’re spraying nitrous. It would be great if you could just shut the nitrous off as soon as the engine starts to lean out. Well Innovate came out with a gauge controller that does exactly that. It’s a gauge controller with 3 inputs that control 1 output. The inputs are air/fuel ratio, RPM and nitrous bottle pressure. The output allows power to go to the nitrous control solenoid or not. The quick explanation of this is, if your engine leans out it doesn’t allow the nitrous to turn on or it shuts it off. If the bottle pressure is too low, it doesn’t allow the nitrous to turn on. But if all of those things are okay, the nitrous acts as usual. When you open the box, you’ll see the gauge and the gauge wiring. There’s a black face and a white face with a black or a silver bezel. So you can make any combination of those that you want. It comes with the relay for electrical power. It has a weld-on bung for the O2 sensor. A serial cable for programming through the computer even though you don’t have to hook it up to a computer to program it. The pressure sensor for the bottle along with its wiring, and the O2 sensor with its wiring. It uses the same great, digital wideband technology that all of the other Innovate wide bands come with. It has a Bosch 4.9 LSU sensor. So you can use it with unleaded or leaded gasoline, diesel or ethanol like E85. The gauge can display in multiple units. Bottle pressure can be displayed in PSI, bar, inches of Mercury, or kilopascals. And the wideband can display in AFR or Lambda. It’s a common 52 millimeter sized gauge. So it should fit in most common gauge pods. So I mean we’ve all been there. You want to use nitrous, but you’re worried about it. I mean it can really hurt things if you don’t do it right. So you want the cheap and easy power. I mean you really can’t get that much power from anything else for much money. So it’s extremely attractive. But at the same time you’re stressing. You’re like “wow man I just put all this money into my build and I really don’t want to blow it.” So if there was a product like this. I mean it would almost make it a no-brainer to use the nitrous because you don’t have to lose any sleep over if something’s going to go wrong or anything like that. It literally turns the nitrous off. So the way that it works is you put the included relay between the nitrous control Solenoid and its power source. You set the air/fuel ratio limit on the gauge. And you set the minimum bottle pressure limit on the gauge. If either of these conditions become exceeded, then it flips the relay and doesn’t allow the power to go to the nitrous control solenoid. If everything’s going fine, it allows power to pass through to the solenoid like usual. So this product really takes a lot of the stress and nervousness out of using nitrous. You get to have the fun, cheap easy power from the nitrous without having to lose any sleep over if you’re going to blow up your engine that you just dumped all this money into. So it’s a really nice comfort feature that allows you – it’s a safety blanket. You know it’s something that everybody who’s using nitrous should have something like this. If you don’t have an expensive standalone ECU or something that can do these features, you can do it the inexpensive route with a gauge controller like this. So if you have any nitrous questions, if you’re just starting with nitrous or if you’ve been using it and you just like to make your setup better, please feel free to contact us for free advice. If you have any questions, you can post them in the comments below. Please like and subscribe for more videos next week.

100 Comments

  • Reply BlackLuckyOTB March 30, 2016 at 8:52 pm

    music on 0:08

  • Reply bkbombers April 7, 2016 at 5:22 am

    Always giving the best advice, love the video guys!!

  • Reply David Beecroft April 21, 2016 at 10:13 am

    this product is useless. why? because if your bottle pressure is too small then who cares? it will RICH out and not lean out. also, if it leans out it turns off? hu? the only way it will lean out is if the wet nos fuel injector faults … and that happens? NO! that actually never happens …. and if you've got good pressure and good a/f and you stick in a 250 shot guess what? Boom! your little "safety gauge" didn't do shit.

    oh, and it's like 400 bucks! super rip off … you know THEIR costs is $75 … total gyp

  • Reply Shane Mouton April 25, 2016 at 9:39 pm

    thanks for the video. I am running a Nissan 350z stock & am looking to increase the power & as you mentioned No2 is the cheapest way to get a large amount of HP for very little. I am however, worried about blowing my engine. Would you say that using a gauge like this would make it safe to run the No2 kit without changing the internals?

  • Reply Ck Browning April 29, 2016 at 2:56 pm

    I have a 2001 corvette with LS-1 with aluminium Heads, Headers, larger cam and auto trans. Can I put a dry Nitrous system on my corvette with out damaging the engine or the auto trans?

  • Reply Apple Mac June 22, 2016 at 4:28 pm

    music name please 0:08

  • Reply ابو كفاح July 12, 2016 at 12:53 am

    can nos work on an ordinary car I have a maxima Nissan 2005 it's engine is 3.5

  • Reply ابو كفاح July 12, 2016 at 12:55 am

    real street my friend please reply I live in Lebanon we have some few garages who do these race stuff nos …

  • Reply Ronald Portillo July 16, 2016 at 5:22 am

    This is awesome real st! Will order this when I purchase my first nitrous kit. Should be lots of fun on my grocery getter.

  • Reply Dylan McElveen July 22, 2016 at 11:55 pm

    Does it also open the blow off valve when the engine leans out? If it doesn't it, should.

  • Reply Saddedude July 27, 2016 at 6:14 am

    Should be looking at fuel pressure as well.

  • Reply Yadda16 August 11, 2016 at 8:31 pm

    How often can you use nos

  • Reply Brandon Johannes August 21, 2016 at 1:23 pm

    Have you got a video explaining the pros and cons of Nitrous in a diesel. Thank you.

  • Reply TONY LARIOS August 25, 2016 at 8:38 pm

    Can't get away with ignition advance?

  • Reply Paul Parks September 22, 2016 at 12:26 am

    how much is it

  • Reply paul walker forever September 24, 2016 at 5:32 am

    my ride is 90 hp and 1000 rpm will it work

  • Reply boothegoo pc October 1, 2016 at 12:48 pm

    I had Nitrous fitted to my Clio 172 Sport. The fitter managed to mangle my engine and swore blind he never used the gas at all. I had owned the car for 4 years and was happy to give it a good send off but would have been nice to use it if only once.
    So scrapped the Clio, stripped the Nitrous kit out and put it in the shed and got myself a 111R. Now, how many of you would feel ok fitting NOS to a £20k Elise after the Clio melted? I'm tempted but at what point does sense take over our need for extra bhp?

  • Reply chris keiley October 2, 2016 at 11:36 pm

    i get the idea of just turning it off… its nice to not blow up your fresh build. it would be really nice to see a system that would pwm control the system. i understand this is just a fail safe design, but we pwm injectors.

  • Reply Pablo Arteaga October 5, 2016 at 7:45 pm

    This product is too expensive and sort of useless especially considering the fact that a FPSS will get you the same result for $60 plus if you're using a window switch and a WOT switch like you should be, you'll already have the insurance

  • Reply Adryan Laksana October 6, 2016 at 8:09 am

    Do you guys ship worldwide/international? i'm stupidly enough to put a nitros on my mazda 2 and yeah i've been running it for 7 months. Engine hasn't blown yet.

  • Reply marine0331inf October 10, 2016 at 1:11 pm

    would this be compatible for a 02 Lexus ES300?

  • Reply King ÆTHER November 6, 2016 at 4:14 am

    If I get this will I still need a window switch

  • Reply Fairly local apparel November 13, 2016 at 2:04 pm

    how much is it?

  • Reply Raj Grewal November 14, 2016 at 12:43 pm

    bone stock 2016 ss with performance package with 50-100 shot. do i need to upgrade anything in my car ??

  • Reply iceemage1 December 28, 2016 at 5:34 am

    can I use this with a WOT switch and window switch? if so how would I wire this with the system?

  • Reply jeremiah johnson February 22, 2017 at 2:17 am

    I never even consider a posters products if I see he doesn't respond to viewers questions.

  • Reply valflyinf February 22, 2017 at 8:51 am

    Very nice solution as a "shit happens" safety.

  • Reply Ahad Sheikh March 6, 2017 at 9:58 pm

    How can i contact you guys . What is your email ?

  • Reply Cam Mcleod-Gartner March 19, 2017 at 5:26 pm

    So I'm looking into putting a wet shot on a 96 ford 4.6 non pi with pi heads and intake and such would I be more or less alright with a top end refresh and 100 shot? or should I just stick it at 75 and be happy with what I can get?

  • Reply Ignacio March 27, 2017 at 1:56 am

    1 k like!

  • Reply Naif Alabdulaziz March 27, 2017 at 5:54 am

    hi How much nitrous can suzuki hayabusa stoke engine can handle?

  • Reply Bring My Wallet April 7, 2017 at 10:39 am

    Can a Opel kadett 1990 with its inline 4 central port injection gasoline handle a nitro at all with its 75hp?

  • Reply Jerry Luna April 20, 2017 at 6:56 pm

    do you know of a place in Chicago Illinois that installs it?

  • Reply Aminur rahman April 21, 2017 at 11:06 am

    can it adjust into Toyota sera,5efhe turbo charge engine

  • Reply Adrian Morales April 25, 2017 at 3:46 pm

    Does this act as a RPM switch as well? or would I need to purchase the window switch as well. I have a Maul trans on my C7 stingray and this would be my first legit setup. No more junkyard Nitrous set ups. lol

  • Reply Schmitty_Love April 29, 2017 at 12:46 am

    Has anyone used this product yet? Any blown engines or longevity of engines using this nitrous controller?

  • Reply William the butchers son productions May 31, 2017 at 6:55 am

    I came to this vid looking for inhailing nos

  • Reply darkherosolidox July 11, 2017 at 9:48 pm

    Can you still blow your engine using this system.

  • Reply Red Beard's Racing July 18, 2017 at 9:29 pm

    One other REALLY important thing that was over looked here. Timing, you need to pull timing when you spray, just like when you go into​ boost.

  • Reply Christopher Morales August 2, 2017 at 7:45 pm

    Cool product

  • Reply ALVIN Davis August 3, 2017 at 8:49 pm

    how to make that work on a carb bike

  • Reply Vendetta b166er August 26, 2017 at 5:51 am

    Do not buy this!!!

  • Reply Alex58924 17 August 26, 2017 at 8:49 am

    Im sorry.. im just not a big fan of nitrous or turbos or any of that junk.. just get you a good engine like the LS for example thats fast the way it is, and if you want more power put in a cam and be done with it..or port the heads, etc.. etc.. there are tons of other engine uprades that can be done besides nitrous.. hell these turbos and nitrous systems are so complicated and expensive, not to mention hard on the engine.. just seems to be not worth the hassle to me, everyone wants a quick easy HP gain, i'd rather just build a good engine

  • Reply TONY LARIOS September 30, 2017 at 9:33 pm

    Also can a stock ecu be tuned for performance when nitrous is off as well as on?

  • Reply Shadow Fiend October 7, 2017 at 2:56 am

    the most important question to me before i go buy this
    WHY would an engine leans out if its tuned and have the proper injectors and fuel system and all good
    what cause the engine to lean out fuel!!!

  • Reply scott smith October 8, 2017 at 2:23 am

    Ls1 plate kit spray 200

  • Reply scott smith October 8, 2017 at 2:24 am

    Lower ur hat not expectations

  • Reply Oneday Garage October 14, 2017 at 4:27 pm

    I’m huge abt racing well watching it anyway as I live close to a lot of our race spots. Any thing I can do to turn a 99 dakota into a sleeper under $500

  • Reply Apple Bag October 18, 2017 at 11:54 pm

    its a good idea but in theory the wide band will detect the lean condition after the engine has gone lean, i think its a good solution for shutting it down sooner but then again the damage could be done by the time the lean condition hits the wide band

  • Reply Timmy Perry October 21, 2017 at 4:45 pm

    Can it hold 6 nitrous systems and does it work on a pro mod and pro street

  • Reply Eric Ng November 1, 2017 at 12:10 am

    Would this work with a zex wet kit?

  • Reply jamest 43 December 1, 2017 at 12:25 am

    I'm wanting to run nos on my bracket drag racing truck and I have the engine on the stand to check my ring gap..as it stands now the gap is .020 ..what should I gap the rings to so I can safely run a 250 shot?

  • Reply VK West December 13, 2017 at 7:34 pm

    Here is a question that I need someone that knows, not a guess. I have a 2008 Dodge Challenger SRT that been rebuilt to a 6.3l stroker HEMI with Forge internals, that has a 298ci SMS Supercharger (Running 12psi) that has been Dyno at 744rwhp and 703 torque. I would love to see a little more boost and my gears are stock now, 3:06.1 and will be changing to 3:73.1 (chrome-moly) and want a NOS kit added. Do you think that my motor will hold a 200 shot of NOS without killing the motor, trans or rear end?

  • Reply Renato Sacchetti December 16, 2017 at 2:32 pm

    I'm interested how it would work on diesel as it doesn't show egt what would be a good afr readying meaning safe with the nitrous

  • Reply Wayne Bollentin December 19, 2017 at 9:37 pm

    This isn't going to stop the motor from detonation which is the #1 cause of motor failures with nos. If you have a knock senser and think thats going to save you, your wrong. Senser doesn't act fast enough damage will already done. Nothing will save you from nos when shit hits the fan like when a solenoid sticks open. This is a false sense of security. Best thing is to learn and really understand Nos before you fuck with it. Remember NOS doesn't kill motors people do and like anything in life sometime shit just happens.

  • Reply Brett Wilson December 21, 2017 at 12:12 am

    I have a 1968 Camaro with nitrous can I use that gauge setup on my car or do I need a computer

  • Reply Poorman performance Cortez January 5, 2018 at 11:11 pm

    I have a 5.3 with 228 cam and stall.. cold air .. what would be best nitrous shot for my set up.. stock 5.3 other then cam and spring and stems.

  • Reply Kenny Fenny January 17, 2018 at 12:11 am

    When using nitrous what’s controlling the mixture… if it’s to rich the fuel injectors will just adjusts and then the nitrous kit is pretty pointless… ?????

  • Reply maximus vonce January 21, 2018 at 6:24 pm

    Fck nitrous. Blower all the way

  • Reply tronarat February 5, 2018 at 9:25 pm

    Watch your ignition timing and check your plugs a lot, don't run a lot of advance and your fine ,been running the same $500 blue bottle nos system since 2001 jetted for 80 shot no issues at all

  • Reply tajae hylton February 7, 2018 at 1:35 am

    I getting this NOS item's good, ideas for safety.

  • Reply Armon Mitchell February 10, 2018 at 6:57 am

    EXCELLENT VID

  • Reply Brett Robinson February 18, 2018 at 6:24 pm

    Can the rpm input be used to control the output also like a window switch

  • Reply Elias Melendez March 17, 2018 at 11:38 pm

    What do y'all think about Nano Nitrous support systems?

  • Reply Demon50 March 21, 2018 at 5:54 am

    My old stock 5.0 Mustang lasted a year and a half spraying a NX wet 250 shot before it finally blew a head gasket and also broke a valve guide. I fixed it and it kept going for another few months before I finally bought a new dss 331 for it and some afr 185’s. I used to do it often also filling the bottle 1-2 times a week but I did have plenty of nitrous backfires (that’s what caused the head gasket to go) and the heads were studded too. I think most stock small block engines can handle it as long as you have it engaged by a full throttle switch and you have some good head studs also.

  • Reply Andrew Hunt March 21, 2018 at 6:06 pm

    Build your own standalone fuel system no need for timeing and get a afr guage done

  • Reply Scott Kinderdine March 22, 2018 at 1:28 pm

    If you’re racing and you hit the nitrous & you get squirrelly… will it cause any damage if you let off the gas?

  • Reply UnKwn Yaaj March 23, 2018 at 4:43 am

    What's the best type of nitrous to shoot on a bone stock bseries please get back to me asap

  • Reply Delano Williamson March 29, 2018 at 3:55 pm

    Can't wait to buy the full kit

  • Reply Zook Inthe6ix April 23, 2018 at 5:11 am

    Stick was a lower shot and you are fine changing nozzles to 100 125 you start running into problems

  • Reply Mohammed123 April 27, 2018 at 11:04 pm

    Is it safe to install it on my v6 challenger and is it gonna effect the car?

  • Reply KS Myth May 2, 2018 at 6:33 pm

    Yeah injecting it into your engine is cool and all but have you tried huffing this shit?

  • Reply OnPointComment May 6, 2018 at 6:18 pm

    2 years later but…
    Does the relay cause any delay in the nitrous activation?

  • Reply Shawn Bishop May 10, 2018 at 5:07 am

    Totally unhappy with my Innovative experience poor product and service

  • Reply K24 Accord May 19, 2018 at 1:25 am

    This product sounds interesting…i may get

  • Reply Elektro lytic May 30, 2018 at 2:28 am

    Interesting.

    I would like to share two very important quotes with you that i try to share with as many people as i can. Jesus said “if you do not repent (turn away from sin: lying, stealing, getting drunk or high, pre-marital sex, adultery, hate, murder, suicide, witchcraft, homosexuality, using God's name in vain, praying to statues/pictures/paintings or anyone else but God, etc) you will all likewise perish (eternal fire)."

    Jesus also said "no one comes to the Father except through me (no one else).

    God takes sin very seriously. If I steal a car just once I will go to jail, likewise God warns that if we sin just once we will go to Hell, if we lie, steal, fornicate, commit adultery, get drunk or high, etc, just once. But its not God's will that we go to Hell.

    God became a human being in Jesus. He took the blame for us and took our punishment. He went to Hell and came back, Jesus paid our fine, then arose from the dead because He is God, he can do that. But to be forgiven there are two things we must do besides just asking God to forgive you.

    # 1, you must turn away from everything that is a sin because Jesus is not a license to keep on sinning as so many people believe today. And # 2, you must put your trust in Jesus and then God will forgive us. You see, if you are in sin, you are following sin into Hell. Jesus paid for us to go to Heaven, the door is open for everyone, but if you are following sin into Hell you are going the opposite way of Jesus and Heaven. It doesn’t matter if you believe in Jesus, pray to him, or ask him to forgive you, if you are following sin into Hell you are going to Hell. What you must do is stop following sin, change direction, and turn to follow Jesus who will lead you into heaven.

    It’s not a matter of just words, you must put actions to your words and not just say sorry. Words without actions to back them up is like a check without funds. If you say “I love you” to someone but don’t show it, do you really love them? If you say “I’m sorry” to someone but keep doing what’s wrong, are you really sorry? Obviously not, and they’re not going to forgive you, and neither will God. But if you say “im sorry, I won’t do it again”, then they will forgive you, and so will God, but the reason we can be forgiven is because Jesus paid our fine and opened the door for us and we respond by turning away from sin and trusting in Jesus.

    We can pray something like this in privacy; “God, I’m sorry for all the sins I committed against you. I turn away from everything that is a sin and put my trust in Jesus. Please forgive me.” God will forgive you as if you have never sinned and you will supernaturally feel his presence. I tell you that from experience.

    If you haven't yet turned away from sin and put your trust in Jesus, please do it today, you may not have tomorrow. We have a free will, we can choose to do wrong or right, to sin or be pleasing to God, to follow sin into Hell or follow Jesus into Heaven. The eternal choice is yours. So please choose wisely. Eternity is a long time to be regretful. Thank you for taking the time to read this. I care about where you will spend eternity.

  • Reply Big Worm June 2, 2018 at 2:52 am

    i just wanna flex im putting on the smallest shot i can get like a 25 shot or something, but ima put the hugest purge thing or whatever i want it to look scary af and blow clouds out the hood at a stop light…… but i dont race for real and im scared to hurt my baby lol

  • Reply Stefano Cardona June 13, 2018 at 2:32 am

    Wondering is nitrous physically safe heard in high temps bottle blows up Nd is unsafe can kill you ?? Nd really wanted to go nitrous

  • Reply Brian Silva July 17, 2018 at 10:44 am

    So this can be used in a old school dual carb setup where there is no ecu of any kind being used to run the motor.?

  • Reply shawn roopnarine July 19, 2018 at 1:44 am

    how much time can you use nos in a car

  • Reply Francisco Lozano July 30, 2018 at 3:01 am

    Hey guys i have a 5.3 2008 gmc with a d1 procharger am around 620 rwhp but the set up is not the most convenient the cold air intake is right avobe the headers and sucking lots of hot air will a nitros kit help or what should i do ??

  • Reply Dakota Duncan August 27, 2018 at 3:58 am

    Anyone use this with another window switch? I bought this and a nitrous outlet Winmax and with the PSN-1 relay hooked up my Winmax will not power on. So I had to bypass the failsafe part of this gauge until i figure it out.

  • Reply Ray Delfa September 20, 2018 at 1:18 am

    Can I put it on my 6 gen ss without throwing codes or engine light going on??

  • Reply Klutch Krazy September 20, 2018 at 5:22 am

    SERIOUS QUESTIONS:
    I drive a 6.6 duramax (with a turbo obviously)

    I'm new to the diesel game. I'm sure this is a dumb question but can NOS be pumped into a diesel? I'm assuming yes cause combustion doesn't change the need for O2… but is it more dangerous in a diesel?

    2. I have a conservative amount of mods. EFI live tune, airdog 2 4g pump, performance injectors, and other minor things. Does that matter with NOS or could it be bone stock as long as I don't overuse or push too much NOS through?

    My trucks pretty quick for how big it is.. I just want that extra bit of boost when I go to the strip at truck shows or race the faggot next to me with a stock v6 lmao

  • Reply David Kepics September 30, 2018 at 4:35 pm

    One question, what about timing?

  • Reply David Catchings November 1, 2018 at 2:49 am

    Cant i just use my msd grid 7 and do the same thing??

  • Reply 214mjn November 9, 2018 at 7:47 pm

    Lol bottles are for babies. If you dont want to stay n/a go supercharged or turbocharged and properly build around it and get yourself a tune

  • Reply John Evans December 5, 2018 at 6:17 am

    What are the pros and cons of installing a nitrous kit in an aluminum block?

  • Reply tortatorres December 6, 2018 at 7:37 am

    Is it possible to run nitrous with meth while on e85??? Or is that a bit to extreme??

  • Reply Latto Christian December 8, 2018 at 7:49 pm

    How much does this cost??

  • Reply Rick Patel February 15, 2019 at 7:38 pm

    Hey, I am planning to get nos on a Camry 2018 xse, do you think it’s a safe idea with a lot of electronics, and what kind of nos and other equipment I should buy with it

  • Reply Avoid Yexy March 12, 2019 at 2:21 am

    Will it work with a carbureted setup

  • Reply King Dashawn23 March 26, 2019 at 2:52 am

    15 gt muatang what supporting mods for nitrous?

  • Reply Daniel Martens April 3, 2019 at 1:11 am

    hi i wanna do something that probably isnt even worth it but i wanna install nitrous on a saturn vue 2008 and have it hidden and race for the heck of it at a red light lol, anyways what nitrous would you recommened

  • Reply The 570 Experience April 15, 2019 at 5:03 pm

    How much nitrous , and what type of nitrous system do you recommend for stock engines?

  • Reply Joe Arden April 22, 2019 at 6:28 pm

    1998 Geo Metro here , 1.0 liter Inline 3 cylinder , I am installing a 300hp wet nitrous system shot , everything else is bone stock , car has 379,000 miles on it . Will this kit save my engine ?

  • Reply Ernie P May 24, 2019 at 5:35 am

    How would I blow up my small block 305? I need a reason to buy a 350 and build it.

  • Reply Victor Mendoza May 28, 2019 at 1:42 am

    How would you go about knowing each bank meaning both banks are not in one exhaust pipe to get reading for each bank does that mean you know to of these

  • Reply Ron Gravel August 1, 2019 at 1:19 pm

    This kids hat/hair swoop was pissing me off. Put you hat on or do your hair spray girl shit. Not both. Fucker. Lol

  • Reply Not A Sneakerhead 25 August 18, 2019 at 12:36 pm

    This is a commercial

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