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MFD Touch - G-Ball Screen

The G-Ball screen is selectable from the Add/Remove screen, it contains a G-Ball gauge with 3 supporting numerical elements. Units used are dependent on what is selected within the Settings menu.
 

MFD Touch G Ball.png

 

G-Ball Element

The G-Ball element is located on the left hand side of the screen, it provides a visual representation of the longitudinal and lateral acceleration parameters.
 

MFD Touch G Ball Element.png
 

The gauge can be configured by either pressing and holding or double tapping on it. This will open up the G-Ball Settings menus.

MFD Touch G Ball Settings 1.png
Screen 1
MFD Touch G Ball Settings 2.png
Screen 2

There are 2 G-Ball settings screens available: Data / Range and Alerts, accessed by selecting the Forward Forward Arrow.png or Back Backwards arrow.png arrows on the bottom right of the screen or by swiping the screen left or right. Settings can be changed by pressing on the corresponding button next to an option.

To return to the parameter screen, select the Exit Button Exit Screen.png on the bottom left.


Note: If an SD card is inserted, settings values will be remembered after each power cycle.

Data

X/Y Axis

MFD Touch G Ball Axis.png
 

This area displays which acceleration parameters are associated with which G-Ball gauge axis (X-axis: lateral acceleration, Y-axis: longitudinal acceleration).

Smoothing

MFD Touch G Ball Smoothing.png
 

If required, the G-Ball gauge data can be smoothed. The input value determines the the number of previous data samples used to smooth the displayed gauge data only. It does not affect any of the performance results, or the logged data of the connected unit.

The smoothing level is set at 10 samples by default, to change this value or to turn off smoothing, press the current value and use the keypad presented to enter the number of previous data samples you would like to use within the display smoothing.
 

MFD Touch G Ball Smoothing Value.png
Smoothing Value Keypad Example
 

To save the value inputted, press the Confirm Button Confirm Button.png on the bottom right of the screen, or press the Cancel Button Cancel Button.png on the bottom left of the screen to return the Settings screen without saving.
 

Notes:

  • The maximum input value is 99.
  • Smoothing can introduce a slight delay to the displayed value.

Range

X-Y Axes (+/-)

MFD Touch G Ball XY Axes.png


This option allows you to define an absolute range for the G-Ball element's axes. Press the value box and use the keypad presented to define the required value.
 

MFD Touch G Ball XY Axes Input.png
X-Y Axis Range Keypad Example
 

To save the value inputted, press the Confirm Button Confirm Button.png on the bottom right of the screen, or press the Cancel Button Cancel Button.png on the bottom left of the screen to return the Settings screen without saving.
 

Notes:

  • The maximum input value is 999.
  • The minimum input value is 0.1.
  • One decimal place resolution available to values under 100.
Axis Spacing

MFD Touch G Ball Axis Spacing.png

The Axis Spacing value tells you how much spacing there is between each gauge increment marker, the value changes dependent on the X-Y Axes Range Value.

G-Ball Colour

MFD Touch G Ball Colour.png
 

It is possible to define the colour of the G-Ball within the gauge. To change, press the current colour (red by default) and use the presented RGB sliders to define the required colour. The area to the left of the sliders provides a colour preview.

MFD Touch G Ball Colour1.png
G-Ball Colour Configuration Example
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G-Ball Colour Change Example

To save the colour, press the Confirm Button Confirm Button.png on the bottom right of the screen, or press the Cancel Button Cancel Button.png on the bottom left of the screen to return the Settings screen without saving.

Alerts

Alert Channel

MFD Touch G Ball Alert Channel.png
 

This option allows you to define an alert channel. Press the Select button to cycle between either lateral or longitudinal acceleration.

Condition

MFD Touch G Ball Alert Condition.png
 

This option allows you to define an alert condition. Press the Select button to cycle through the available conditions: Equal To, Not Equal To, Less Than, Less Than or Equal To, Greater Than (default), Greater Than or Equal To, Between or Not Between.

You can then define the alert condition value(s) by pressing the value box and using the keypad presented.
 

MFD Touch G Ball Alert Keypad.png
Alert Value Keypad Example

To save the value inputted, press the Confirm Button Confirm Button.png on the bottom right of the screen, or press the Cancel Button Cancel Button.png on the bottom left of the screen to return the Settings screen without saving.

LED

MFD Touch Numerical Settings LED.png
 

Select to enable a solid or flashing visual alert when the Defined Alert Condition is met. Press the button to cycle through the options, the device will preview the setting with the 4 red LEDs across the top of the unit.

Buzzer

MFD Touch Numerical Settings Buzzer.png
 

Select to enable a sound alert when the Defined Alert Condition is met. The MFD Touch will beep when enabled.

Screen

MFD Touch G Ball True Colour.png
 

It is possible to enable a screen alert when the Defined Alert Condition is met. Once the value is achieved, the background of the parameter will change colour.
 

To change the background alert colour, press the current colour (yellow by default) and use the presented RGB sliders to define the required colour. The area to the left of the sliders provides a colour preview.

MFD Touch Numerical Settings True Colour3.png
Screen Alert Colour Configuration Example
MFD Touch G Ball True Colour1.png
Screen Alert Example

To save the colour, press the Confirm Button Confirm Button.png on the bottom right of the screen, or press the Cancel Button Cancel Button.png on the bottom left of the screen to return the Settings screen without saving.

Numerical Elements

The 3 numerical elements are located on the right hand side of the screen and include Longitudinal Acceleration, Lateral Acceleration and Speed parameters by default. 
 

MFD Touch G Ball Numerical Elements.png
 

Each parameter can be configured by either pressing and holding or double tapping the existing parameter area. This will open up the Numerical Settings menus.

MFD Touch Numerical Settings 1.png
Screen 1
MFD Touch Numerical Settings 2.png
Screen 2

There are 2 numerical settings screens available: Data and Alerts, accessed by selecting the Forward Forward Arrow.png or Back Backwards arrow.png arrows on the bottom right of the screen or by swiping the screen left or right. Settings can be changed by pressing on the corresponding button next to an option.

To return to the parameter screen, select the Exit Button Exit Screen.png on the bottom left.


Note: If an SD card is inserted, settings values will be remembered after each power cycle.

Data

Parameter

MFD Touch Numerical Settings Paramter Select.png
 

A parameter can be changed by pressing the Select button to open the Data Source menu, where you can choose from Standard and Decel Test parameters. You can assign any data parameter that is available from the connected VBOX along with any MFD Touch calculated test results to the selected numerical element.
 

Note: The currently selected parameter is displayed in grey beneath the option.

MFD Touch Numerical Settings Data Source.png
Data Source Menu
MFD Touch Numerical Settings Paramter Select2.png
Standard Parameter Menu

Use the scroll bar on the right hand side of the selection screen to navigate through the options and press the desired parameter to confirm.

To return to the settings screen without saving, select the Exit Button Exit Screen.png on the bottom left.
 

A list of available parameters is available here.

Smoothing

MFD Touch Numerical Settings Smoothing.png
 

If required, live speed values displayed can be smoothed. The input value determines the the number of previous data samples used to smooth the displayed data only. It does not affect any of the performance results, or the logged data of the connected unit.

To enable smoothing, press the current value (off by default) and use the keypad presented to enter the number of previous data samples you would like to use within the display smoothing.
 

MFD Touch Numerical Settings Smoothing Value.png
Smoothing Value Keypad Example
 

To save the value inputted, press the Confirm Button Confirm Button.png on the bottom right of the screen, or press the Cancel Button Cancel Button.png on the bottom left of the screen to return the Settings screen without saving.
 

Notes:

  • The maximum input value is 99.
  • Smoothing can introduce a slight delay to the displayed value.
  • The setting will be greyed out and disabled if the numerical parameter being configured is UTC Time, Longitude or Latitude.
Decimal Places

MFD Touch Numerical Settings Decimal.png
 

Configure how many decimal places are used to represent the nominated data for the selected numerical element. 
 

Available options include 0, 1and 3. The default setting is 2, with exception of integer only channels including Satellites, Trigger Test Number, Decel Test Number and UTC Time which do not have any decimal points. Tap the buttons to change the decimal places used.

Text Colour

MFD Touch Numerical Settings Text Colour2.png
 

It is possible to define the text colour of the numerical element data. To change, press the current colour (black by default) and use the presented RGB sliders to define the required colour. The area to the left of the sliders provides a colour preview.

MFD Touch Numerical Settings Text Colour.png
Text Colour Configuration Example
MFD Touch G Ball Text Colour.png
Text Colour Change Example

To save the colour, press the Confirm Button Confirm Button.png on the bottom right of the screen, or press the Cancel Button Cancel Button.png on the bottom left of the screen to return the Settings screen without saving.

Notes:

  • A text colour change applies to the data text only, it does not apply to the parameter label.
  • If you enable Night Mode, this will reset any user defined text colours.

Alerts

Condition

MFD Touch Numerical Settings Conditions.png
 

This option allows you to define an alert condition. Press the Select button to cycle through the available conditions: Equal To, Not Equal To, Less Than, Less Than or Equal To, Greater Than (default), Greater Than or Equal To, Between or Not Between. You can then define the alert condition value(s) by pressing the value box and using the keypad presented.
 

MFD Touch Numerical Settings Alert Keypad.png
Alert Value Keypad Example

To save the value inputted, press the Confirm Button Confirm Button.png on the bottom right of the screen, or press the Cancel Button Cancel Button.png on the bottom left of the screen to return the Settings screen without saving.

Note: The setting will be greyed out and disabled if the numerical parameter being configured is UTC Time, Longitude or Latitude.

LED

MFD Touch Numerical Settings LED.png
 

Select to enable a solid or flashing visual alert when the Defined Alert Condition is met. Press the button to cycle through the options, the device will preview the setting with the 4 red LEDs across the top of the unit.

Note: The setting will be greyed out and disabled if the numerical parameter being configured is UTC Time, Longitude or Latitude.

Buzzer

MFD Touch Numerical Settings Buzzer.png
 

Select to enable a sound alert when the Defined Alert Condition is met. The MFD Touch will beep when enabled.

Note: The setting will be greyed out and disabled if the numerical parameter being configured is UTC Time, Longitude or Latitude.

Screen

MFD Touch Numerical Settings Screen.png
 

It is possible to enable a screen alert when the Defined Alert Condition is met. Once the value is achieved, the background of the parameter will change colour.

Note: The setting will be greyed out and disabled if the numerical parameter being configured is UTC Time, Longitude or Latitude.
 

To change the background alert colour, press the current colour (yellow by default) and use the presented RGB sliders to define the required colour. The area to the left of the sliders provides a colour preview.

MFD Touch Numerical Settings True Colour3.png
Screen Alert Colour Configuration Example
MFD Touch G Ball Text Alert.png
Screen Alert Example

To save the colour, press the Confirm Button Confirm Button.png on the bottom right of the screen, or press the Cancel Button Cancel Button.png on the bottom left of the screen to return the Settings screen without saving.

Note: If you enable Night Mode, this will reset a user defined alert colour.

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