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==Thermocouple Sensors==
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*Requires the use of a thermocouple amplifier
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Revision as of 00:59, 30 December 2013

Temperature Sensors

GM Style fluid sensors

Mfg Pic Pigtail Part Numbers Mechanical Notes
GM
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  • Wells SU109 : Standard Motors Products (SMP) TX3
  • Pigtail Pico 5615pt
3/8" NPT threaded brass body and a 2 pin terminal. Can be used for air inlet temperature for normally aspirated engines
GM
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  • Wells SU107 : Standard Motors Products (SMP) AX1
  • Pigtail Pico 5616pt
3/8" NPT threaded brass body and a 2 pin terminal.
  • Use for measuring air inlet temperature.
  • Exposed sensing element, necessary for boosted engines where fast response times are necessary.
  • Due to the fragility of the sensing bulb, it is necessary to pot the base of the sensor leads with sensor-safe silicone when used in high vibration environments.

Analog channel configuration

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Volts Scaled Value (Degrees F)
0.37 212.00
0.51 178.00
1.99 104.0
2.47 72.0
4.24 23.0

AEM Fluid Sensors

Part # Pic Mechanical Notes
AEM-30-2012
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1/8" NPT

Analog channel configuration

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Volts Scaled Value (Degrees F)
0.40 302.00
0.87 239.00
1.88 176.0
3.2 122.0
4.72 32.0

Infrared Temperature

These sensors are in research and development

Mfg Description Notes

Thermocouple Sensors

  • Requires the use of a thermocouple amplifier

These sensors are in research and development

Image Mfg / Part Description Notes
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Analog Devices AD597 Type K Thermocouple amplifier Low cost, easy to use thermocouple amplifier with 10mv/C temperature output directly from a K-Type thermocouple. Ideal for creating a simple thermocouple to 0-5v sensor.
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Maxim MAX31851 Thermocouple amplifier Versatile thermocouple amplifier with 1-wire (I2C) digital interface. Ideal for monitoring multiple sensors

Pulse Sensors

RPM

Wheel Speed

Pressure Sensors

Fluid Pressure

See brake pressure sensors (below) will be used to capture inline brake fluid pressure. Combining this input with brake pedal travel can provide a way to show brake fade in real time.

Tire Pressure

Mfg Description Pic Pigtail Part Numbers Mechanical Analog Configuration Notes
VDO REDI-Sensor™ Multi-Application TPMS Sensors
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self powered wireless OEM style custom Wireless tire pressure monitoring system link
ASL Ford type throttle position sensor
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turnkey unit custom self powered wireless Wireless tire pressure monitoring system includes wireless receiver and gauge link

Boost / Vacuum

Mfg Description Pic Pigtail Part Numbers Mechanical Analog Configuration Notes
GM 3.3 bar MAP sensor
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  • Sensor: 9373269
  • Pigtail: 88987997
fastens with clips <link to Race Capture analog channel configuration> 3.3 bar map sensor found on turbo GM products
DIY Freescale MPX4250AP 2.5 bar MAP sensor MPX4250ap.png N/A custom custom <link> An extremely popular MAP sensor used in the Megajolt ignition and Megasquirt fuel injection systems. Can build up a simple circuit on perfboard and be powered by 5V v-ref from Race Capture

Distance Sensors

Suspension Travel

Mfg Description Pic Pigtail Part Numbers Mechanical Analog Configuration Notes
Vishay Semiconductors Specialized Optical Switch
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3-pin connector Mouser Part #:782-TCND5000 Manufacturer Part #:TCND5000 Optical Switches, Specialized Reflective Sensor w/PIN Photodiode Out <link> Optical distance sensor to be used for pedal travel as well, providing there is a target to sense Link

Angle Sensors

Steering Angle

Mfg Description Pic Pigtail Part Numbers Mechanical Analog Configuration Notes
DIY Sharp GP2D12 optical distance sensor
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3-pin connector GP2D12 custom <link> Optical distance sensor measures from 10 to 80 cm and outputs a voltage corresponding to that distance. To measure suspension travel, install a unit at each corner of car, targeting the road surface. May also be used for pedal travel as well, providing there is a target to sense. Create a target latched to the steering rod and use the travel out and back of the steering rack rod to denote the travel left and right for steering. This measures true steering(and ignores the speed sensitivity of steering systems, showing actual tire angle result, not steering wheel rotation). It also provides a quick way to verify alignment issues as location vs. gps/accelerometer travel in the "Straight ahead" direction will be at varying angles when alignment issues are present.

Throttle Position

Mfg Description Pic Pigtail Part Numbers Mechanical Analog Configuration Notes
ASL Ford type throttle position sensor
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see pigtail below Standard Motors SMP TH45 equivalent custom Existing style Throttle position sensor available from AutoSport Labs link
ASL Ford type throttle position sensor
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3-pin connector fits SMP TH45 above custom Existing style Throttle position sensor available from AutoSport Labs link

Brake Position/Pressure

Mfg Description Pic Pigtail Part Numbers Mechanical Analog Configuration Notes
ATE Brake Fluid Pressure sensor
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solder on tabs (2 wire) If your SKU number is 34331150922 than you'll want to reference OE Number 34331150922, 34-33-1-150-922, 80506001237. <link to Race Capture analog channel configuration> threads into T fitting on brake line. Use professional brake fitting tools! link
DIY Freescale MPX4250AP 2.5 bar MAP sensor
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on part ATV type sensor threads into T fitting on brake line. Use professional brake fitting tools! avail at 150psi, or 2000psi, needs 12v supply link

Linear Sensors

Wiring

Temperature Sensor

Temperature sensors are passive devices that measure temperature through the use of a thermistor, a resistor that varies resistance with temperature.

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We recommend using a dedicated, two wire ECU-style sensor for best results.

Pullup resistor

A pullup resistor is needed to create the necessary voltage divider circuit so RaceCapture/Pro's analog input can sense temperature as a varying voltage. This pullup resistor is connected to the 5v reference on the RaceCapture/Pro terminal block.

Use a 2.2K ohm pull-up resistor for high resistance ECU style sensors such as:

  • GM-style TX3 / SU109 Coolant
  • GM-style AX1 / SU107 Air Inlet Temp
  • AEM 30-2012 1/8" NPT fluid temperature sensor

Use a 220 ohm pull-up resistor for low resistance gauge type sensors such as:

  • VDO 323-095, 325-002

Sensor Ground

Two wire temperature sensors have one sense lead and one ground lead. for best accuracy, connect the ground lead to the same ground point as RaceCapture/Pro.

One wire sensors have the ground as the body of the sensor. Ensure the engine is properly grounded to the chassis via multiple ground straps.

Pressure Sensors

3 Wire Active Sensors

Active pressure sensors are typically powered with 5V and provide a voltage output that varies with the pressure measured. Typically they have a linear response and are very easy to calibrate.

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Sensor Breakout Board

We've created an optional sensor breakout / distribution board that will make it easier to use sensors that require pullup resistors as well as making available multiple ground and 5V Vref connections. The built-in pullup resistors are easily disabled by breaking a designated trace on the board. This board is compact; enough to be bundled inline with your wiring harness. SensorX board.png

SensorX

Hardware Expansion board <coming soon> look for it to fit into the RJ-45 jack in the back of the RaceCapture Pro. It can be used to develop your own sensors, or hook in some of the cleverer concepts we've come up with!

Adapter Board <coming soon> look for it to fit into the GPIO pins on the green removable bus in the back of the RaceCapture Pro.