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Datatag System Contents

2 x DAT100 Transponders (Glass Transponder "tag") + needle & rod
1 x DAT300 Transponder (Black button Transponder "tag") + adhesive
1 x DAT500 Transponder (Overt printed with vehicle registration number)
1 x Tube Datadots®
1 x Registration Document (This must be completed in full and returned to Datatag ASAP)
1 x Polychromatic Decal
1 x Set of 6 Visible ID Labels

Datatag allows selected major components to be electronically tagged which, together with the Visible ID Labels and Datadot® identification of other parts, provides comprehensive protection of the kart.

Fitting Instructions

1. Transponders

1.1 DAT100 Transponder - Seat Unit

One of the DAT100 transponders may be used for tagging padded seats. Load the DAT100 into the needle (the steel tube that has one end sharpened) taking care not to prick or cut yourself.

  1. Lift the edge of the padding / foam, or remove the seat and gain access to the exposed underside of the foam. This can also be done before new or replacement foam is fitted to the rigid seat shell.
  2. Insert the injector needle into the underside of the seat foam at an angle, taking care not to pierce the seat cover.
  3. Push the tag into the foam by inserting the metal rod supplied into the needle and pushing it until the transponder has cleared the needle and is held within the foam.
  4. Remove the needle, replace the safety cap and store safely for re-use. (Take care to note that the transponder does not come out).
  5. If your kart does not have a "padded" seat, please secure it as an additional transponder in the wiring loom

1.2 DAT100 Transponder - Wiring Harness

The second DAT100 transponder is used for tagging the wiring harness.

  1. Find a suitable area of the wiring loom, ideally where a cable sheath is in place over the wires.
  2. Carefully insert the transponder into the sheath taking care not to damage the cables. (Some owners prefer to coat the transponder with glue prior to insertion).
  3. Seal the end of the sheath with either a small cable tie or black insulating tape.
  4. If it is not possible to insert the tag into a length of sheathed cable it is sometimes possible to carefully slip it into gaps in existing insulation tape, or can be taped to the wiring using insulation tape to disguise it.
  5. If it hasn't been possible to tag the seat as there was no foam, you may wish to hide the second DAT100 in a separate part of the wiring loom, or even within part of the chassis frame tube.

Note! Transponders are unaltered by, and do not adversely affect signals or current within the loom. Datalogers etc. may be safely used without detriment.

1.3 DAT300 Transponder - Chassis

The DAT300 Transponder is used for tagging the chassis.

The transponder is installed inside the chassis tube. It is important to ensure the tube is a permanent part of the main chassis, i.e. not a part that would be removed for maintenance etc.

Option 1
Remove either the side-pods, complete with its attached fixing brackets / tubing.

Through the open end of the chassis tube, access the inside of the main chassis (as shown by the arrow).

Coat the transponder with carefully mixed epoxy resin glue and drop into the chassis, ensuring its final location will not hinder refitting of the side-pod.

Option 2
If you prefer , or depending on the type of chassis it may be possible to access the inside of the chassis tubing at the rear of the kart.

Remove the "bumper" / "torsion bar", allowing access to the inside of the main chassis tubing in the area indicated by the arrow.

Coat the transponder with carefully mixed epoxy resin glue and drop into the chassis, ensuring its final location will not hinder refitting of the "torsion bar", or other components you have removed.

Attention: Please ensure glue is correctly mixed. For best results allow at least 2 hours before using the kart, once transponders are in place.

2. Datadots®

The Datadots® are used to protect as many parts of the kart as possible.

The Datadots® may not dry to a perfect factory type "flat" paint finish, therefore do not apply Datadots® to overt or external surfaces.

  1. Shake the tube well before use.

Typical items that can be marked with Datadots® include:
Underside and rear of: seats, wheels, side-pods, chassis tubes. Also: wiring loom, electrical components, engine casing and accessories but excluding the exhaust.

Try to apply the dots where they are least likely to be affected by dirt, rain, spray, road grit or jet washing. (Do not apply dots to highly visible areas such as: the screen, racing numbers, mudguards or the outside surfaces).

3. Visible ID Labels (black and white)

Half of the labels supplied should be fitted where they can be seen. While external panels are to be avoided, locations such as the exposed part of the chassis are suitable. The other labels are best placed where they can only be seen when the kart is dismantled.

Before installing the labels it is important to make sure that the surfaces to which they are to be fitted are clean, dry and free from grease.

Peel of the backing strip and apply the label with light finger pressure.

4. Overt Transponder
(self adhesive, approx. 50mm in diameter X 0.5mm thick)

The overt transponder with the kart's registration number has to be installed on the floor pan immediately in front of the driver's seat, where it can easily be examined.

  1. Clean the floor in the area below the driver's seat, ensuring it is free from dirt and grease.
  2. Remove the backing from the transponder to expose the self adhesive surface.
  3. Place the transponder in position ensuring it is firmly in place, especially around the edges.

5. Polychromatic Datatag logo decal

The decal should be positioned in a highly visible area, ideally on a part of the kart that is not likely to be regularly replaced. Ensure the surface to which the decal is to be fitted is clean, dry and free from grease.

The warning decal is designed to be applied ONCE and cannot be removed without damage. Please take care to position the decal correctly before removing the backing strip and applying to the kart.


Please retain your copy of the registration form until a confirmation letter has been received from Datatag. Once the installation is complete it is vital to fill in the registration form and return it as soon as possible to Datatag ID Ltd.

Datatag ID Ltd, Marine House, Thorpe Lea Road, Egham, Surrey TW20 8BF Tel: +44 (0)8450 700 440
Email: info@datatag.co.uk
Web: www.datatag.co.uk/motorsport.php