FMA204 First Start

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FMA204 Small and professional waterproof tracker with high gain internal GNSS/GSM antennas and high capacity internal Ni-MH battery

Quick Start Guide


How to insert micro SIM card into FMA204

1. Open FMA204 case using screwdriver.

2. Remove FMA204 case.

3. Insert SIM card as shown.

4. Connect battery connector as shown.

5. Attach case, and screw in the screws.

6. Device is ready.

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Cable colors

Wire color Pin name Description
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Red VCC (6-30)V DC (+) Power supply (+6...30 V DC).
Black GND (-) Ground.
Yellow DIN 1 Digital input, channel 1.
White/Green DIN 2 Digital input, channel 2.
White DIN 3 Digital input, channel 3.
Grey AIN 1 Analog input, channel 1. Input range: 0-30 V DC.
White/Orange DOUT 1 Digital output, channel 1. Open collector output. Max. 3,3 A DC.
Violet DOUT 2 Digital output, channel 2. Open collector output. Max. 3,3 A DC.
Green 1WIRE DATA Data channel for 1–Wire devices.
Blue 1WIRE POWER +3,8 V output for 1–Wire devices.

How to install FMA204 drivers (Windows)

1. Please download COM port drivers from Teltonika website:

2. Extract and run TeltonikaCOMDriver.exe. This driver is used to detect FMA204 device when it is connected to the computer.

3. Click Next in driver installation window.

4. In the following window click Install button.

5. Setup will continue installing the driver and eventually the confirmation window will appear. Click Finish to complete the setup. You are now ready to use the device on your computer.

Configuration (Windows)

.NET requirements

Operating system MS .NET Framework version Version Links
Windows XP with SP3 or later MS .NET Framework 4 with KB2468871-v2 update 32 and 64 bit

32 bit (x86) , 64 bit (x64 or IA64)

Windows Vista
Windows 7
Windows 8.1
Windows 10
MS .NET Framework 4.6.2 32 and 64 bit

At first FMA204 device will have default factory settings set. These settings should be changed according to the user's needs.
Device can be configured to acquire and send data to server, in this case the GSM settings shall be set in regards with GSM operator's information. If device GSM is unavailable, the device will not be able to send the data and FMA204 will start storing records to flash memory. It is possible to store up to 3500 data records. It will send data over GPRS when it is available. Note that FMA204 might reach its full memory capacity. If such case happens, the device will start deleting the oldest records in order to save new ones.
FMA204 configuration is performed via FMA204 Configurator program. Contact sales manager to get the latest FMA204 Configurator version. FMA204 configurator operates on Microsoft Windows OS and uses prerequisite MS .NET Framework.

Module configuration can be performed over USB cable. Configuration process begins by starting FMA204 Configurator software and then connecting to FMA204 device via Connect button located on the top left corner of configurator. FMA204 has one user editable profile, which can be loaded from device, and saved. User can also revert to default settings, by pressing Load Defaults button. After any modification of configuration settings it has to be saved to FMA204 device using Save button.
FMA204 has 2 configuration modes: Recommended Configuration.

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And Advanced Configuration .

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FMA204 Configurator is divided into main areas: 1 – main button area, 2 – information area, 3 –settings menu, 4 – parameters and values menu, 5 – recommended configuration values. Button 6 is used to change between configuration modes.

Main Buttons description

  • Connect – connects device.
  • Load – reads configuration parameters from FMA204 Flash memory.
  • Save – saves configuration parameters to FMA204 Flash memory .
  • Load Defaults – loads default FMA204 settings that later can be modified. This procedure must be performed before entering new parameters.
  • Save to file – allows user to save currently entered settings to .XML file, for later usage.
  • Load from File – allows user to load configuration saved in .XML extension file.
  • Reset device – reboots FMA204 and displays processor firmware version.

More details on using the Configurator can be found in the manual.

Mounting recommendations

1. Connecting wires

  • Wires should be connected while the module is not plugged in.
  • Wires should be fastened to stable wires or other non-moving parts. Any heat emitting and/or moving objects should be kept away from the wires.
  • There should be no exposed wires. If factory isolation was removed while connecting the wires, the isolation material should be applied.
  • If the wires are placed in the exterior or in places where they can be damaged or exposed to heat, humidity, dirt, etc., additional isolation should be applied and the wires should not be loose.
  • Wires cannot be connected to the board computers or control units.

2. Connecting power source.

  • Be sure that after the car computer goes to sleep mode, power might be still available on the power wires. Depending on the car model, this may happen in 5 to 30 minutes period.
  • When the module is connected, measure the voltage again to make sure it did not decrease.
  • It is recommended to connect to the main power cable in the fuse box.
  • 3 A, 125 V external fuse shall be used.

3. Connecting ignition wire.

  • Be sure to check if it is a real ignition wire i. e. power does not disappear after starting the engine.
  • Check if this is not an ACC wire (when key is in the first position, most of the vehicle electronics are available).
  • Check if power is still available when you turn off any of vehicles devices.
  • Ignition is connected to the ignition relay output. As alternative, any other relay, which has power output when ignition is on, may be chosen.

4. Connecting ground wire.

  • Ground wire is connected to the vehicle frame or metal parts that are fixed to the frame.
  • If the wire is fixed with the bolt, the loop must be connected to the end of the wire.
  • For better contact scrub paint from the spot where loop is going to be connected.

FMA204 installation instruction

FMA204 is the device that has internal GNSS and GSM antenna.
Internal GNSS antenna device should be mounted with the sticker view to the open sky (metal free) with not less than ¾ of metal free area as shown in figure below.


FMA204 has IP67 protection class. Top performance is reached if mounted outside of the vehicle.
The device has 4 mounting holes on the edges, and can be tightened with screws, adhesive tape or plastic straps.
FMA204 area with sticker and GNSS antenna is shown in figure below.


Link: FMA204 Installation_instruction


Connecting the power supply must be carried out in a very low impedance point on-board vehicle network. These points in the car are the battery terminals. Therefore, we recommend connecting the power of FMA204 (wire GND and POWER) directly to the battery terminals. Another valid option is to connect the wires to the main POWER cable inside the fuse box (if there is none, then to the power supply where the fuses of vehicle’s computer are), wire GND must be connected in a special point, designed to connect GND vehicle computer. Connecting the GND at an arbitrary point to the mass of the car is unacceptable, as static and dynamic potentials on the line GND will be unpredictable, which can lead to unstable FMA204 and even its failure.

Safety information
This message contains information on how to operate FMA204 safely. By following these requirements and recommendations, you will avoid dangerous situations. You must read these instructions carefully and follow them strictly before operating the device!
The device uses SELV limited power source. The device uses a 6 V...30 V DC power supply. The nominal voltage is 12 V DC. The allowed range of voltage is 6 V...30 V DC.
To avoid mechanical damage, it is advised to transport the device in an impact-proof package. Before usage, the device should be placed so that its LED indicators are visible. They show the status of device operation.
When installing the connection cables to the vehicle, the appropriate jumpers of the power supply of the vehicle should be disconnected.
Before dismounting the device from the vehicle, the connection cables must be disconnected.
The device is designed to be mounted in a zone of limited access, which is inaccessible to the operator. All related devices must meet the requirements of EN 60950-1 standard.
The device FMA204 is not designed as a navigational device for boats.


Bw nb.png Do not disassemble the device. If the device is damaged, the power supply cables are not isolated or the isolation is damaged, DO NOT touch the device before unplugging the power supply.
Bw nb.png All wireless data transferring devices produce interference that may affect other devices which are placed nearby.
Bw key.png The device must be connected only by qualified personnel.
Bw tick.png The device must be firmly fastened in a predefined location.
Bw tick.png The programming must be performed using a PC with autonomic power supply.
Bw humidity.png The device is susceptible to water and humidity.
Bw ecute.png Installation and/or handling during a lightning storm is prohibited.