RaceCapturePro Sensors

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Temperature Sensors


Mfg / Part # Image Pigtail Mechanical Notes Analog Channel Configuration
  • Wells SU109
  • SMP TX3
SU109 C.jpg 5615pt.png

Pico 5615pt

3/8" NPT threaded brass body and a 2 pin terminal. Can be used for air inlet temperature for normally aspirated engine * Using 2.2K pullup resistor
GM sensor analog calibration.png
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

  • Wells SU107
  • SMP AX1
SU107 C.jpg 5616pt.png

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.


AEM-30-2012 AEM-30-2012.jpg
  • 1/8" NPT
  • Plug set and pins are included with kit
AEM-30-2012 analog calibration.png
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 Sensors

Mfg / Part # Image Notes
Mylexis MLX90620 Mylexis MLX90620.jpg
  • 16x4 matrix temperature sensor with I2C digital output.
  • The matrix temperature sensor with a 60 degree field of view makes it ideal for a one-sensor tire temperature solution
  • Interface module queued for development
  • Technical Information

Thermocouple Sensors

Analog Devices AD597 Type K Thermocouple amplifier Soic-8.jpg 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.
Maxim MAX31851 Thermocouple amplifier Soic-8.jpg Versatile thermocouple amplifier with 1-wire (I2C) digital interface. Ideal for monitoring multiple sensors

Pressure Sensors

Fluid Pressure

These sensors are appropriate for measuring fluid pressures in an engine. Not appropriate for measuring manifold boost or vacuum as these are relative pressure sensors. Use an absolute pressure sensor instead.
Mfg / Part # Image Pigtail Mechanical Notes Analog Channel Configuration
AEM 30-2131-150 AEM-30-2131-150.jpg 3 pin GM connector 1/8" NPT
  • 150 PSI pressure sensor, appropriate for oil and fuel.
  • Linear response with an output between 0.5v and 4.5v
  • Technical Information
  • Default kit from AEM includes pigtail
  • Since these type of sensors have a linear output, replace the 4.5v value with the max pressure of the device in the units you prefer. e.g. 10 bar, 150 psi, etc.
  • Repeat the value through the rest of the calibration table.

150psi sensor analog calibration.png
Volts Scaled Value (PSI)
0.5 0.0
4.5 150.0
4.5 150.0
4.5 150.0
4.5 150.0

Various 10 bar 150 psi ss pressure sensor.jpg 3 pin GM connector 1/8" NPT port
  • 10 bar (145 PSI) stainless steel pressure sensor.
  • Linear response with an output between 0.5v and 4.5v
  • Other sensor ranges are possible - e.g. 10, 30, 150 bar, with a consistent linear output.

Manifold Pressure (MAP) Sensors

  • Sensor: 12223861 (GM)
  • Pigtail: 15305891 (GM) PT1035 (AC Delco)
GM 3bar map sensor.jpg GM 15305891 pigtail.jpg
  • Bracket for firewall mounting
  • vacuum port
3 bar MAP sensor
GM 3 bar map sensor analog calibration.png
Volts Manifold Pressure (KPa)
0 3.6
1.25 80.0
2.5 159
3.75 237
5.0 315.0
Freescale MXP4250AP MPX4250ap.png 2.5 bar MAP sensor
  • An extremely popular MAP sensor used in the Megajolt ignition and Megasquirt fuel injection systems.
  • Can be used in a simple circuit and powered by the 5v voltage reference from Race Capture

Tire Pressure

Mfg / Part # Image Notes
  • OEM TMPS System
  • Schrader TPMS receiver outputs tire pressure data on the CAN bus. would need to reverse engineer CAN bus protocol.
  • Analysis / Reverse engineering work queued

Pulse/Speed/RPM Sensors


Mfg / Part # Image Notes
Autosport Labs CoilX <image> The CoilX sensor module is designed to safely interface the noisy, high voltage RPM signal at the ignition coil pack primary into a clean signal that RaceCapture/Pro can process.

Wheel Speed / Gear speed

Hall effect speed sensors will require an external 1K pull-up resistor, connected to 5v. This can be wired up near the sensor connection for convenience.
Mfg / Part # Image Pigtail Mechanical Notes Analog Channel Configuration
Cherry GS102301 100px
  • Rugged Hall effect sensor suitable for harsh automotive environments (fuels, solvents, lubricants)
  • Operation up to 140c
  • Datasheet
Cherry GS100701 Cherry GS100701 gear speed sensor.jpg
  • Low profile, aluminum body, flying leads
  • Operation up to 125c
  • Datasheet

Distance Sensors

Sharp GP2D12 Sensor GP2D12.jpg
  • Optical distance sensor - 10 to 80cm range
  • 3-pin connector, analog output
  • Possible uses include ride height position (pointed at ground) and pedal position
  • Datasheet

Angle / Rotation Sensors

Throttle Position (TPS)

Ford / SMP TH45 TPS-45.jpg 5752pt.jpg

Common Ford style Throttle Position sensor


Temperature Sensor

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

Temp sensor connection.png

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.

((picture of active sensor))

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


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.