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Banks iQ display


  • 5.0” (diagonal) widescreen
  • 16:9 Color touchscreen LCD
  • Fingerprint resistant oleophobic coating
  • 480 x 272 pixels (65,536 colors)


  • Flash: 4GB NAND flash drive1
  • SDRAM: 128 MB (max)

Battery and Power

  • Built-in rechargeable lithium-ion battery2
  • Automatic charging while connected to the vehicle
  • AC wall charger included


  • Version 2.1
  • Hands-free calling
  • A2DP audio streaming


  • Built-in antenna
  • GPS module: built-in 24 channel


  • Audio formats supported: MP3, WMA
  • Video formats supported: MP4, MPG, WMV, AVI, ASF, MOV, FLV, 3GP
  • Photo formats supported: BMP, JPG, PNG
  • e-Book formats supported: TXT

Banks iQ size 

Size and Weight

3.46 inches (88.1 mm)
5.35 inches (136.0 mm)
0.53 inch (13.9 mm)
5.8 ounces (165.5 grams)


  • 5-pin USB 2.0 Full Speed
  • Audio/Video input
  • 3.5-mm stereo headphone minijack
  • Built-in microphone
  • Built-in speaker

Expansion Slot

  • microSD/SDHC, MMC (supports 8GB+)

External Controls

  • Power (Sleep, Power Off, Return)

Whats in the box

What's in the Box

  • Banks iQ
  • Communication bridge
  • Mini B to USB cable
  • AC power cable
  • Banks iQ mounting clip
  • Windshield mount
  • Quick Reference Card
  • Owners Manual

ACCESSORIES (sold separately)

Backup Camera

With the optional backup camera, you are able to see things that are out of view like small children or something left on the ground. Mount it to the back of your vehicle to help when backing into your garage, out of a parking space, or anywhere you need to see just what's behind you. And for those of us who like to tow, mount the camera on the back of your trailer, or even your motorhome. The possibilities are endless…

Banks iQ backup camera

Banks iQ portable speaker case

Banks Nav™

New & Improved! Banks NAV uses the Banks iQ’s capabilities to bring you turn-by-turn navigation to get you to your destination every time. With visual and verbal directions and 7 million of points of interest (with phone numbers) throughout the USA and Canada, you won’t need another device.


Travel case w/Speakers

An ideal travel companion for your Banks iQ, the new Travel Case has built-in stereo speakers to provide clear, undistorted sound even at higher volumes. Fully compatible with other devices such as MP3 players, computers, and cell phones, the Banks iQ Travel Case is designed to operate for 15 hours on two AA alkaline batteries. Fits in your briefcase or clips to your backpack using the handy shoulder strap.

Banks iQ portable speaker case

Banks iQ portable speaker case

Sun Visor

This specially designed sun visor is made to fit right onto the Banks iQ. By helping to reduce glare, it allows you to better view your iQ's screen in both bright daytime light, and at night when it is dark. Compatible with all Banks iQ models, the sun visor is a must have add-on.


And it keeps getting better!

With free software updates, your Banks iQ 2.0 continues to expand.

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Software release notes

Banks iQ 2.0
June 1, 2012
Release Notes

Changes from Banks iQ
  • Increased internal storage
  • A/V input
  • Optional backup camera
  • Bluetooth wireless technology
  • Hands-free calling
  • Internal microphone
  • A2DP streaming audio
  • Flash programming capability with optional AutoMind Flash Programming Module
  • Compatible with additional control and monitoring modules
  • BanksBus II
  • Faster GPS refresh rate
  • Improved Grade/Elevation
  • Thinner and lighter
  • microSD support over 8GB

3rd Generation Banks iQ
Software Version 3.0

April 21, 2011
Release Notes

  • Information Mode
  • Big number Digital Styles
  • New Gauges: MAF, battery voltage, commanded EGR, engine run time, catalyst temperature, timing advance, Rail Pressure, Fuel pressure
  • VIN and other vehicle details displayed in the version info screen
  • Engine displacement input screen
  • Last connected Module status is displayed in the version info screen
  • Standard OBDII codes are displayed
  • New file format (bdb) for firmware update through iQ (will support older pdb format also)
  • Faster firmware update through iQ
  • New start-up sequence

2nd Generation Banks iQ
Software Version 2.13

December 20, 2010
Release Notes

Changes from Version 2.0
  • Expanded "Alerts" to include additional parameters
  • Expanded "Max Values" to include additional parameters
  • Increased speed of Boot loading process
  • Added bridge part number to Version Info screen
  • Firmware update added for BanksBus II

1) 1GB = 1 billion bytes; actual formatted capacity less.
2) Rechargeable batteries have a limited number of charge cycles and may eventually need to be replaced.
8-Lug: A Smart Banks iQ After seeing the Banks iQ, we were left wondering — is there anything this product won't be able to do?

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— David Kennedy‚ Editor; Diesel Power Magazine
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*Banks NAV™ sold separately.
Not all Modes are available on every application. Certain Modes require the use of additional hardware.
Fuel Economy mode currently available for most Diesel and Gas applications. Additional Fuel Economy applications to also be available in the future.
Power levels vary based on application. Tuning and Programming modes require additional hardware, ask your Power Consultant for more information.

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