Home > VBOX Automotive > VBOX data loggers > VBOX II Range > VBOX II User manual > 01 - VBOX II Front Panel

01 - VBOX II Front Panel

VBOXII units can be configured using the front panel buttons, which enables configuration without the need for a computer.

From the main screen, press the’■’ button to enter the configuration screen.

 

Note: Entering the configuration screen will cause the VBOX to stop logging to the SD card. When in continuous logging mode, please ensure that the ’■' button is pushed prior to removing the SD card to avoid data loss.

 

Once in the configuration screen, press the ‘◄’and ‘►’ buttons to highlight the next or previous choice in any menu, and press ’■’ to select the highlighted option. Most Main menus contain sub-menus, for example the Settings and Setup Antennas menus contain separate menus for each parameter.

 

buttons.jpg

 

Note: The options highlighted in blue are only available on the SL series units.

 

Main menu

SETTINGS Press ’■’ to enter the VBOX general settings menu.
COLDSTART Press ’■’ to perform a GPS cold start
MODE Press ’■’ to change the mode of operation between VBOX module mode and Stand Alone mode. Then press ’■’ to confirm.
SETUP ANTENNAS Press ’■’ to enter the antenna configurations menu. This menu contains separate sub-menus for pitch antenna and roll antenna pairs
SMOOTHING Press ’■’ to edit the smoothing levels of the Lat acc and Long acc channels, and also Slip, Pitch, Roll, channels on SL units only.
OUTPUTS Press ’■’ configure the digital and analogue outputs.  
EXIT Press ’■’ to exit the setup menu and cause the settings to be saved in EEPROM

 

 

Settings menu

UNITS

Press ’■’ to change the displayed Velocity units. Then press ’■’ to confirm.

KMH,  MPH or Knots
APPLICATION Press ’■’ and then use the ‘◄’ and ‘►’ buttons to select between AUTOMOTIVE or MARINE mode. Marine mode causes the box to display the Pitch, Roll and Slip angles as Trim, Heel and Leeway Angles on the built in screen and also as channel names inside the logged file.
USB MODE Press ’■’ and then use the ‘◄’ and ‘►’ buttons to select whether the USB port is assigned to Serial data mode or Card reader mode. 
CAN MODE

Press ’■’ and then the ‘◄’ and ‘►’ buttons to choose between the following modes:

VCI MODE*

To connect any external CAN modules to the input of the VBOX II

RACELOGIC MODULES MODE

To connect Racelogic CAN modules to the RLVBOX II (input or output)
LOG OPTIONS

Press ’■’ to enter the Log Options Menu.

In this menu the Logging Mode and Log rate can be set.

SERIAL RATE Press ’■’ and then use the ‘◄’ and ‘►’ buttons to select a serial data rate. The maximum serial rate is equal to the Log rate
GPS  Press ’■’ to enter the GPS configuration Menu. The Kalman Filter, Dynamic Mode and DGPS mode is configured within this menu.
TIME OFFSET

Press’ the ‘◄’ and ‘►’ buttons to set an Time offset in order to align the VBOX time to the users Local time. 

BACK Press ’■’ to go back to the Main menu.

Setup antennas (pitch antenna)

SEPARATION

Press ’■’ and then use the ‘◄’ and ‘►’ buttons to change the antenna separation. Then press ’■’ to confirm.

Range is 0.5 – 5.0M in 0.1M increments
LEVEL

Press’■’ and then use the ‘◄’ and ‘►’ buttons to enable or disable the LEVEL option. With the LEVEL set to YES the RTK lock is more resilient.

But maximum ROLL or PITCH in this mode should be 10 degrees.
SWAP ANTENNAS

Set to ‘ON’ to allow the primary Antenna A to be mounted ahead of the Secondary Antenna B.

Default is ‘OFF’. Then press ’■’ to confirm.
SLIP OFFSET Press ’■’ to enter the Slip offset sub menu. Within this sub menu the Slip offset can be calculated and applied or cleared.
PITCH OFFSET Press ’■’ to enter the Pitch offset sub menu. Within this sub menu a Pitch  offset can be calculated and applied or cleared.
BACK Press ’■’ to go back to the Main menu.  

 

Setup antennas (roll antenna)*

*VB20SL3 triple antenna units only

SEPARATION

Press’■’ and then use the ‘◄’ and ‘►’ buttons to change the antenna separation. Then press ’■’ to confirm.

Range is 0.5 – 5.0M in 0.1M increments
LEVEL

Press ’■’ and then use the ‘◄’ and ‘►’ buttons to enable or disable the LEVEL option. With the LEVEL set to YES the RTK lock is more resilient.

But maximum ROLL or PITCH in this mode should be 10 degrees.
ROLL OFFSET Press ’■’ to enter the Roll offset sub menu. Within this sub menu a Roll offset can be calculated and applied or cleared.
BACK Press ’■’ to go back to the Main menu.  

 

Smoothing menu

LAT ACC

Press ’■’ and then use the ‘◄’ and ‘►’ buttons to change the amount of smoothing applied to the calculated Lateral Acceleration output. Then press ’■’ to confirm.

0.0 –5.0 (0.1 steps) 
LONG ACC

Press ’■’ and then use the ‘◄’ and ‘►’ buttons to change the amount of smoothing applied to the calculated Longitudinal Acceleration output. Then press ’■’ to confirm.

0.0 –5.0 (0.1 steps) 
SLIP

Press ’■’ and then use the ‘◄’ and ‘►’ buttons to change the amount of smoothing applied to the Slip angle channel. Then press ’■’ to confirm.

0.0 –5.0 (0.1 steps) 
PITCH

Press ’■’ and then use the ‘◄’ and ‘►’ buttons to change the amount of smoothing applied to the Pitch angle channel. Then press ’■’ to confirm.

0.0 –5.0 (0.1 steps) 
ROLL

Press ’■’ and then use the ‘◄’ and ‘►’ buttons to change the amount of smoothing applied to the Roll angle channel. Then press ’■’ to confirm.

0.0 –5.0 (0.1 steps) 
BACK Press ’■’ to go back to the Main menu.  

 

Outputs: digital setup menu (channel 1 and 2)

OUTPUT Press ’■’ and then use the ‘◄’ and ‘►’ buttons to associate either of the following channels SPEED, SLIP, PITCH, ROLL, LAT ACC and LONG ACC to the Digital output. Then press ’■’ to confirm.
PULSES PER METER Only available when output is set to SPEED.​

Press ’■’ and then use the ‘◄’ and ‘►’ buttons to set the number of pulses per revolution. Then press ’■’ to confirm.

0.1 –120 (0.1 Steps)
MAX SPEED

Only available when output is set to SPEED.

Press ■’ and then use the ‘◄’ and ‘►’ buttons to set the maximum Speed. Then press ’■’ to confirm.

0-400Km/h (1km/h steps)

MAX VALUE

Only available when output is set to LAT ACC, LONG ACC, PITCH, SLIP or ROLL

Press ’■’ and then use the ‘◄’ and ‘►’ buttons to set the maximum value of that channel. Then press ’■’ to confirm.

0- 180o(1o steps) for Slip

0- 90o(1o steps) for Pitch

0- 90o(1o steps) for Roll

0.5-2g (0.1g steps)  for LAT ACC

0.5-2g (0.1g steps)  for LONG ACC 
MAX FREQUENCY Only available when output is set to LAT ACC, LONG ACC, PITCH, SLIP or ROLL

Press ’■’ and then use the ‘◄’ and ‘►’ buttons to set the maximum Frequency used on the digital output. Then press ’■’ to confirm.

1-50kHz (0.1Khz steps)
TEST

Press ’■’ and then use the ‘◄’ and ‘►’ buttons to set a test value that the Digital output will simulate. Then press ’■’ to quit.

EXIT Press ’■’ to exit the setup menu and cause the settings to be saved in EEPROM

 

Outputs: analogue setup menu (channel 1 and 2)

OUTPUT Press ’■’ and then use the ‘◄’ and ‘►’ buttons to associate either of the following channels SPEED, SLIP or PITCH, ROLL, LAT ACC and LONG ACC to the Analogue output. Then press ’■’ to confirm.
VALUE @ +5V

Press ’■’ and then use the ‘◄’ and ‘►’ buttons to set the value to represent +5V. Then press ’■’ to confirm.

1-400kmh (1km/h steps)

 –179o to 180o (0.1o steps) for Slip

-89o to 90o(1o steps) for Pitch

-89o to 90o(1o steps) for Roll

-1 to 2g (0.1g steps) LAT ACC

-1 to 2g (0.1g steps) LONG ACC
VALUE @ 0V

Only available when output is set to SPEED.

Press ’■’ and then use the ‘◄’ and ‘►’ buttons to set the velocity to represent 0V. Then press ’■’ to confirm.

0-399kmh  (1km/h steps)
VALUE @ -5V

Only available when output is set to LAT ACC, LONG ACC, PITCH, SLIP or ROLL.

Press ’■’ and then use the ‘◄’ and ‘►’ buttons to set the value to represent -5V. Then press ’■’ to confirm.

-2 to 1g (0.1g steps) LAT ACC

-2g to 1g (0.1g steps) LONG ACC

 –180o to 179o (0.1o steps) for SLIP

-90o to 89o(1o steps) for PITCH

-90o to 89o(1o steps) for ROLL

TEST Press ’■’ and then use the ‘◄’ and ‘►’ buttons to set a test value that the Analogue output will simulate. Then press ’■’ to quit.
EXIT Press ’■’to exit the setup menu and cause the settings to be saved in EEPROM.

 

GPS menu

DYNAMIC MODE

Press ’■’ and then the ‘◄’ and ‘►’ buttons to select the required dynamics.

HIGH DYNAMICS - Essential for brake testing and lane changing manoeuvres.

NORMAL - Select this for standard testing – speed, distance, etc.

LOW DYNAMICS - Select this for route mapping and similar tests where the level of dynamic response is not important.

DGPS MODE

 Press’■’ and then the ‘◄’ and ‘►’ buttons to select the DGPS settings.

OFF  – No DGPS applied – standard position accuracy 3m CEP

WAAS – position accuracy 1.8m CEP

40CM – position accuracy 40CM*

20CM – position accuracy 20CM*
KALMAN FILTER

Press ’■’ and then the ‘◄’ and ‘►’ buttons to set Kalman filter options.

POSITION LEVEL  – Smoothes the positional data

VELOCITY LEVEL – Smoothes the velocity data

BACK Press’■’ to return to the GPS menu

*Note: These accuracies are only achievable in conjunction with a DGPS base station

You must to post a comment.
Last modified
14:26, 14 May 2015

Tags

Classifications

This page has no classifications.
Having trouble finding what you need?