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DASH2PROOperation / Test

Test (menu 7)

This menu will show the firmware / bootloader / configuration software details for the DASH2 PRO, allows testing of the output drivers (if enabled) as well as looking at the raw data on any of the data inputs.

  • Dash info (Menu 7.1)
When selected scroll through the information using the Up and Down buttons to view:
  • Hardware version number
  • Firmware version number
  • Bootloader version number
  • If locked to a data logger, the logger serial number
  • Information on any options which are enabled

  • Show data (Menu 7.2)
Select to view data from either of the two serial ports, for the two CAN ports or for the internal sensors.

  • Serial ports 1 and 2 (Menu 7.2.1 and 7.2.2)
For either of the serial ports the data will show in the following format:
C 123 RAW CAL *
12345 -128 -0.5
If the select button is pressed the data will toggle to show:
12345 10 1234
C is the incoming serial data channel number which the data is derived from, the number underneath is the internal channel reference number. RAW is the raw channel value as it comes in without any scaling applied, the value under CAL is the calculated value after any scaling or filtering has been applied. The * is shown if the data is actually being used. I.E. the data is mapped to a used channel.
The name is the assigned variable name
FREQ is the frequency of the incoming data, COUNT is the total number of samples received
Pressing the up or down button will go forwards or backwards through the list of channels. Only channels which are present in the datastream will be shown. Pressing and holding the UP or DOWN button will scroll quickly through the list.

  • CAN ports 1 and 2 (Menu 7.2.3 and 7.2.4)
Upon selecting either menu 7.2.3 or 7.2.4, the first thing which will be present is the data count. If data is present on that particular input (CAN Input1/2), this number will be rising continuously, by seeing this you can ensure that the baud rate and connections to the ECU are correct and data is being seen by the DASH2 PRO.
If this number is rising, you are then able to scroll through the channels of data which are available on this input, you can do this by using either of the UP or DOWN buttons connected to this system (Note: These buttons will need to be connected to use most of the functions on the DASH 2 PRO).
Below is the format in which the data of each channel is shown;
A 123 45678 D 12
FREQ is the update rate which the channel is being input at, if the data transmission from this channel is stopped for any reason or the DASH does not see this data this will be shown as zero.
A is the address for the particular channel, the data area has been made large enough to accept both standard and extended identifiers
D is the beginning of the raw data on that particular channel, the digits next to the D represent the first two bits of the data, this is then continued on the bottom row from left to right. Please find an Example below;
12 34 56 78 90 12 34 56
Would be shown as;
D 12 \\
34 56 78 90 12 34 56
Only channels which are present and can be seen by the dash will be shown in this menu, you can scroll up or down through the channels using the UP or DOWN buttons mentioned above. To go back to the menu options once finished you should press either the MENU or SELECT buttons.

  • Internal Data Channels (Menu 7.2.5)
Click here for more information.

  • Test Outputs (Menu 7.4)
This is used to trigger the four outputs on the unit.
VOLT is the current voltage being read back from the pin, OFF shows that the output is currently turned off, pressing the select button will turn the output on for as long as select is pressed. When this happens the reading on the VOLT output should go down to zero. Pressing the UP/DOWN button will scroll through the four output channels. The use of this test overrides any of the configurations with regards to whether these pins are set as outputs or not.

  • Demo mode (Menu 7.6)
When selected this toggles the demo mode. Demo mode scrolls through screens of data and shows warning on the screens, along with activating the shift lights and activating the bar graph.
Page last modified on January 06, 2014, at 01:41 PM