About the cable

What makes the Drive Cable so special?

The Drive cable is much more than just an 8-pin “Mini-Din” cable. The cable contains precision power circuitry to boost voltage from the FireBoard battery, and thereby operate 12V fans off the internal li-ion battery. The Cable also contains the circuitry to control fans at variable speed (variable voltages) and thus achieve better temperature control. Finally, the Cable also accepts external 12V power which provides power to the fan and allows full fan speed operation. The 12V external power will back-charge the FireBoard and keep it running for long cooks.

Why the two versions – speaker / non-speaker?

While the Cable was initially designed with an integrated speaker, it became apparent many (perhaps most) customers didn’t find the audible alerts necessary. For many customers, the alert capability from the FireBoard app was sufficient.

The main version of the Cable sold is now the “non-speaker” version, available at a lower price point.

The version including the speaker is still available at the same original price, and provides a great way to monitor and alert when WiFi / Bluetooth connectivity isn’t readily available.