RaceCapturePro installation guide
- 1 Connections
- 2 Sensors
- 2.1 Analog Inputs 1-7
- 2.2 5V Voltage Reference
- 2.3 Analog/Frequency Outputs 1 - 4
- 2.4 General Input/Output Channels 1 - 3
- 2.5 Frequency/Pulse Input 1 - 3
- 2.6 Expansion Port
- 2.7 SD Card Slot
- 2.8 USB Port
- 2.9 LED Indicators
- 2.10 Pushbutton
- 2.11 Communication Ports
- 3 Installation
- 4 Mounting orientation and position
- 5 Internal Switches / Jumpers
Connect RaceCapture/Pro to a power source between 9 and 24V. To fully support all devices and outputs, provide at least a 5A fused connection.
Also see the Comprehensive Sensor installation guide
Analog Inputs 1-7
The Analog Input Channels accept a 0-5v input signal (protected up to 40V). Connect the input from a sensor to the appropriate connection of the terminal block.
When connecting resistive style sensors, like many temperature and pressure sensors, one terminal of the sensor is connected to ground, and the other is connected to the Analog input, with a pullup resistor connected to the +5V Voltage Reference on the terminal block. A 2.2K resistor is recommended for most applications.
5V Voltage Reference
Analog/Frequency Outputs 1 - 4
General Input/Output Channels 1 - 3
- When configured for input, the channel accepts a 0-5v input (protected up to 45V). Each input channel has a built-in 10K pullup resistor connected to 5V.
- When configured for output, the channel provides an open-drain output that can drive 1A and is thermal / over-current protected with inductive load clamping. When the output is deactivated, a 1K ohm pull-up to +5v is present.
Frequency/Pulse Input 1 - 3
These input channels can be used to time the duration between digital pulses for purposes of measuring RPM, shaft speed, and so on. The input accepts 0-5V (protected up to 40V). Each input has a built-in 10K pullup resistor connected to 5V.
TACH SIGNAL NOTES
Do not connect the old-style tachometer signal directly to RaceCapture/Pro. This signal is typically sourced from a wire that connects directly to the (-) post of the ignition coil. These signals are 400-500v peak and can damage your RaceCapture/Pro hardware.
CoilX Sensor Module
You can use the CoilX sensor module to safely interface this high voltage RPM signal. See the CoilX page for more information.
Newer style tach signals sourced from the ECU will likely provide a clean square wave signal and can be connected directly to this input.
If unsure, observe the signal with an oscilloscope and/or consult technical documentation of your vehicle.
The RJ45 connector to the right of the terminal block is used for the CAN/OBDII bus expansion module or other custom hardware expansion devices.
SD Card Slot
The SD card slot is used to store datalogging sessions. 512MB to 32GB cards are supported.
Used for configuring RaceCapture Pro via RaceCapturePro_SoftwareOperation Race Analyzer Software
- Power LED
Indicates the unit is powered up (via 12v supply or USB)
Indicates GPS Activity. Slow flash (1Hz) indicates GPS is actively acquiring. Fast flash (10 times per second) indicates GPS is locked on to satellites.
Indicates error status when writing to SD Card (future error conditions will be indicated by this LED)
The communication ports a standard RS232 serial connection with power (up to 5v at 1.5A)
- Port 1
Used for telemetry expansion module
- Port 2
Used for GPS module
Mounting orientation and position
The ideal mounting position for RaceCapture/Pro is mounted flat (right side up or upside down), in the exact center of the vehicle. This gives the best effect from the built in Gyroscope, which measures Yaw (understeer / oversteer).
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Shock isolation mounting
In very harsh environments you may want to mount RaceCapture/Pro using rubber isolators. Info on isolation mounts
Default Accelerometer Configuration
The default accelerometer configuration assumes RaceCapture/Pro is mounted flat, right side up with the terminal block pointed towards the front of the vehicle. Other orientations are supported by changing the settings in the Software. See the Operation Guide for more information.
Internal Switches / Jumpers
4 position DIP switch (SW1)
GPIO configuration jumpers
The reset push-button, if installed, is used as a hard reset for the running firmware.
The test push-button, if installed, is used to load the factory bootloader for re-writing flash. Also see: How to flash RaceCapture/Pro firmware