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  1. Updated images on this thread to match that of the Datalogger Manual If you have not seen this yet, it is available under help
  2. Is this measured at the DLP terminals. As puffwagon has stated, there can be voltage drop if measuring from a different ground point. With regards to drivers, FTDI are the developers for these on the DLP boards: https://ftdichip.com/drivers/vcp-drivers/ Hjtrbo, Looks great! You had to do the same thing as myself (adding to Nistune software) and put the lambda/AFR checkbox in there so you pickup the data from the AEM correctly. They also do a 'boost' gauge with similar output
  3. Current fields are: ID (generic ID, or layout ID) Order (0-15 in charts, above this hidden) Min range Max range Custom Display name, Message priority level Scalar list position (order display on the LHS panel) Group list position (reserved for future use, group display on LHS panel) Layout ID Custom Logging name ID can be for example a generic ID such as EOT, ECT, ENGINE_SPEED etc or a MIDxxxxx. The idea here is that when using a layout between different vehicles which may have a different MID for common parameters is that those parameters don't get lost In the next upcoming release, when a layout is loaded, those IDs which are not in a channel list for a vehicle (say you have some IDs for Falcon but not displayed in Mustang) then those will be kept in the saved layout sessions (currently the layouts only save things in the channel list) We are looking to move the layout TLO to an XML format in the future, particularly if there are additional parameters getting added in. The number of entries has expanded a fair bit since the 1.25 version which was just ID, order and ranges!
  4. More DLP stock now available https://www.digikey.com.au/en/products/detail/dlp-design-inc/DLP-IO8-G/1894342 https://au.mouser.com/ProductDetail/DLP-Design/DLP-IO8-G
  5. Possible alternative for DIY enthusiasts with Arduino device (such as the Nano or Mini). The project I've pasted here https://forum.nistune.com/viewtopic.php?f=32&t=3880 Load the Arudino IDE, create a new project, paste code, compile and upload to the Nano/Mini Connect all unused inputs to ground, then it works same as the DLP
  6. Hi Bill. Thanks for the report. We have now fixed these issues with the latest beta version. With 1.25 files these are now upgraded to a backups folder and loaded from there (so you can still use the original file with 1.25 later on). Also we fixed up an issue with unit conversion which affected the temperatures when displaying in the 2.10 beta
  7. Changes to data logging: - Log and channels tabs are now in the top section - Bottom section displays RPM (when available), and can be zoomed in - Selected parameter highlighted in log - Playback / Live channels displayed, depending if a log file is opened or connected to the PCM - Details tickbox will display sidebars with displayed values and units CTRL will select start and end of Average / Trace selection TRACE button displays histograms and maptracing If over 5 minutes of logging is selected, then the trace lines will not be available, and Trace button becomes red Trace window selection: Histogram, select scales and histo trace values: (Or load them from a table) Press OK to display the histogram: Trace cursor updates and the trace line can be disabled if required. Decimal points can be adjusted Map Trace tables can be searched, and clicked on for one click trace display: Use CTRL UP/DOWN to adjust label positions Right click to access options such as adjusting priority (update rate) of parameters Or colours, range and chart positioning Layout load, save and appending is now located as a popup in the bottom panel of the log window
  8. Pressing F2 (and then click the parameter) during log playback will not change the names. Just tested 1.25 and looks like rename list items is only available in 2.00 when connected to the DLP in 'live' mode.
  9. Make sure to connect all unused inputs (2-8) to the black (ground) line to prevent 'flapping' neighbour signals affecting your main signal on pin 1
  10. DLP devices use the FTDI drivers which come with Windows drivers by default these days. You can check the device inside Device Manager > Ports
  11. Press F2 to enter edit mode, and then click on the name and you should get your cursor to change the name
  12. We will add lambda units (percentage %) to LTFT for next release. Histograms will allow you to apply values as a percentage of the existing map. I can't give a release date due to the large of amount of updates going into it, but can say that the histogram work is ready for internal testing
  13. Firstly read the file from your PCM. This will get the current OS and maps, plus VIN and model details. Use the the Read/Write vehicle icon to open the Flash Toolbox Save afterwards say as HACCKD5_readPCM.tec If the vehicle is not licenced, then use Licence Vehicle to licence the file. Then start the Custom OS wizard Custom OS Wizard This starts the wizard. If you have a previous custom OS in the vehicle you will need to press previous 3x to return to the main screen and start over. If you have a Mk1 FG you will need to upgrade to the HAEE Operating System. Please see this guide for more details Click Next Dual Tune Flex Sensor For a Dual Tune using the Flex Sensor, select 'Via Flex Sensor' Select the flex kit you are using This can be configured later If you are using a Pirotta plug and play kit select the kit you have purchased (Zeitronix or Innovate), you can modify this calibration later by editing the Pirotta Performance Flex kit table curve. This can be accessed via the navigator tree after the Custom OS has been created If you are using a custom flex fuel converter kit use the Voltage Conversion table for sensor/switch table. This can also be used with an on/off switch to toggle between E85 and 98. You now have the option to increase the table sizes inside Custom OS, typically this would be left stock. For this example we will use stock spark and speed density table sizes Next you can add extra tables to the base tables for ethanol flex blending For example if we adding auF2433 to adjust the MBT spark by coolant temperature, we can tick and then add to Blend Ramp for Spark by pressing the -> button next to the Spark Blend Ramp. If you make a mistake and need to remove a table you can press the <- arrow to remove it. You can also use Ctrl + A or Shift + Click to select then press the space bar to select. For E85 cold start it is recommended to add the following tables to the fuel blend ramp. Any scalars selected like LTFT will be used later by the Flex Fuel Multi Tune Ethanol switch point. It doesn't matter which blend category you add them to as they will not be interpolated. These scalars will instead be selected when the ethanol content is above the value in the "Flex Fuel Multi Tune Ethanol switch point" scalar. By default this is set to E42.5 Once you have added any extra tables on top of the default tables, press 'Check licence and Proceed'. Full credit pricing is detailed on the start page of the custom OS wizard. When you have finished creating the custom OS you can add up the total credits spent via help -> view licenses and summing the credits for the vehicles VIN. Then provide a new file name to save as. For example: HACCKD5_readPCM_Stock_CustomOS.tec For this example we will use default options (using the Pirotta Performance Flex fuel kit) Final confirmation After the configuration window is finished, you can later enable various custom operating system features in the Custom Operating System configuration list. You can also edit these by revisiting the custom operating system wizard which you can run as many times as you'd like. Each section (Fuel, Spark, Boost etc) has a blend ramp between 0% Ethanol (98 octane) and 85% Ethanol (E85) An example of the below: Note: You need to experimentally determine these blend ramps These ramps must be determined on a dyno with knock monitoring equipment. It is not safe to assume these values. Typically you would not want to start adding timing until you see at least E20, you will also find some engines can take full timing by ~E70. To see the tables that the blend ramp affects, scroll further down in the view: The actual tables fuel fuel, spark, VCT, boost etc you can modify are located under Custom OS Table for Flex Fuel and Multi Tune Next start your tune 98 octane, and work with the first set of tables listed under "Tune 1 Base Tune or 98", afterwards drain the tank, fill with E85 and work with the second set of tables under "Tune 1 Base Tune for E85". If you have enabled a multi tune, be sure that you have selected tune 1 via the cruise control buttons until the base tune is completed. Other tables Ethanol Conversion to Stoich Used for closed loop operation to adjust the stoichometric ratio depending on the level of E85. This would not typically be adjusted, the only time it would be recommended to use non standard values is when you are utilising an existing E85 tune that used a different stoichiometric value. Scalars switch point This scalar specifies the ethanol percentage when switching over from 98 octane operation to E85 operation for scalars These will be switched between 98 and E85 based on the below configurable switch point: These will be switched between 98 and E85 based on the below configurable switch point: Multi Tune with Flex A multi tune with flex fuel allows you to build two sets of 4 tunes. One for 98 and one for E85, eg a typical setup would be low boost/high boost/boost by gear. Then the flex fuel sensor will interpolate between the two sets of 4 tunes depending on ethanol content. This is setup similar to the above flex fuel setup, with the following changes: In the wizard, select Multi Tune: Then select Flex fuel sensor from the drop down Then the kits lookup table you are using Continue selecting if you want expanded maps (or not) Then select the tables you wish to use for Flex and proceed with adding to Custom OS After you have finished, you can view which multi tune maps are used for each blending table by clicking on the blended ramp parameter and then viewing the tables they are blended from and to: Logging Ethanol Add the 'PM' (Normalised value of percentage of alcohol) to the logging list to view ethanol content in the logs if the PM (Ethanol Content) does not match the ethanol content on the gauge or tank you will need to recalibrate the analog input. To do this fill the tank in 10 steps from E0 to E85 making note of the real ethanol content and the sensor voltage. Once complete you can update the voltage table (either the pirotta or custom voltage input depending on which option was selected earlier). Depending on which vehicle you can log the analog input via the following items. BF/FG/FGX I6 Ego Voltage B1S2 (bank 1 sensor 2) : EGO RAW B1D ID: MID80545 (VEGO[0][1]) BF/FG/FGX V8 Ego Voltage B2S2 (bank 2 sensor 2) : EGO RAW B2D ID: MID80547 (VEGO[1][1]) Note: if you used the opposite rear o2 sensor, then B1S2 (EGO RAW B1D) FLEX ALC% to monitor Flex percentage (can view as absolute or % values) ID: MID69386 BA I6 IAP_VOLTS (boost sensor voltage)
  14. Previously save CSV from TEC was not supported (disabled) but I've since added this back in, but not really compared CSV files saved direct from a live session vs re-saved from a TECLOG Save CSV/TEC will save per each 50ms whatever the values were in the chart at that time (even if there were no message updates). Rawcsv only displays messages updated at that time If possible, can you post here one of your saved TECLOG files, which you then also saved the CSV from? And the TLO (layout file) you were using? I'll try and re-create here and see what I can do to improve it
  15. We are looking into adding some of the Workshop parameters to Pro version, so will update once that has been done (in 1.23 release coming up)
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