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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. The units being used depends on what is selected in the Settings menu.
 

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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.
 

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You can configure the gauge by pressing and holding or double-tapping on it. This will open up the G-BALL SETTINGS menu.

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. You can toggle between the screens by pressing the Forward Forward Arrow.png or Back Backwards arrow.png arrows on the bottom right of the screen or by swiping left or right. You can change the settings by pressing the corresponding button next to an option.

You can return to the parameter screen by selecting the Exit button Exit Screen.png in the bottom left corner.


Note: If you have an SD card inserted, it will remember the settings values 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 you need it, you can smooth the G-Ball gauge data. The input value determines the number of previous data samples used to smooth the displayed gauge data. It does not affect any of the performance results or the logged data of the connected unit.

The SMOOTHING VALUE is set to 10 samples by default. You can change this value or turn off the smoothing by pressing the current value and using the presented keypad to enter the number of previous data samples you would like to use in the display smoothing.
 

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

Save the chosen value by pressing the Confirm button Confirm Button.png in the bottom right-hand corner. You can press the Cancel button  Cancel Button.png in the bottom left-hand corner to return to 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 on the value box and use the presented keypad to define the required value.
 

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

Save the chosen value by pressing the Confirm button Confirm Button.png in the bottom right corner. Press the Cancel button Cancel Button.png in the bottom left corner of the screen to return to the Settings screen without saving.
 

Notes:

  • The maximum input value is 999.
  • The minimum input value is 0.1.
  • One decimal place resolutions are 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 depending 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 in the gauge. Press the current colour (red by default) and use the presented RGB sliders to define your new colour. The area to the left of the sliders provides a colour preview.

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G-Ball Colour Configuration Example
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G-Ball Colour Change Example

Save your colour selection by pressing the Confirm button Confirm Button.png in the bottom right corner. Press the Cancel button Cancel Button.png in the bottom left corner to return to 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 presented keypad.
 

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

Save the chosen value by pressing the Confirm button Confirm Button.png in the bottom right corner. Press the Cancel button Cancel Button.png in the bottom left corner to return to the Settings screen without saving.

LED

MFD Touch Numerical Settings LED.png
 

Select this setting 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 an audible alert when the Defined Alert Condition is met. The MFD Touch will beep when this setting is enabled.

Screen

MFD Touch G Ball True Colour.png
 

You can 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 your new 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
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Screen Alert Example

Save your colour selection by pressing the Confirm button Confirm Button.png in the bottom right corner. Press the Cancel button Cancel Button.png in the bottom left corner to return to 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 (780x505) Numerical Highlight.png
 

You can configure each parameter by pressing and holding or double-tapping the existing parameter area. This will open up the NUMERICAL SETTINGS menu.

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. You can toggle between these screens by pressing the Forward Forward Arrow.png or Back Backwards arrow.png arrows in the bottom right corner of the screen or by swiping left or right. You can change the settings by pressing the corresponding button next to an option.

To return to the parameter screen, select the Exit button Exit Screen.png in the bottom left corner.


Note: If you have an SD card inserted, it will remember the settings values after each power cycle.

Data

Parameter

MFD Touch Numerical Settings Paramter Select.png
 

You can change a parameter by pressing the Select button to open the Data Source menu, where you can choose from Standard, VBOX CAN, Decel Test, and Accel 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 selected data source is highlighted in blue and the currently selected parameter is displayed in grey on the options list.

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Data Source Menu
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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 your selection.

To return to the settings screen press the Exit button Exit Screen.png in the bottom left corner.
 

You can find a list of available parameters here.

Smoothing

MFD Touch Numerical Settings Smoothing.png
 

You can smooth the displayed live speed values if necessary. The input value determines the number of previous data samples used to smooth the displayed data. 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 presented keypad to enter the number of previous data samples you would like to use n the display smoothing.
 

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

Save the selected value by pressing the Confirm button Confirm Button.png in the bottom right corner. Press the Cancel button Cancel Button.png in the bottom left corner to return to 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
 

You can 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. The exception is 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

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You can define the text colour of the numerical element data. Press the current colour (black by default) and use the presented RGB sliders to define your new 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 (780x505) Red Text.png
Text Colour Change Example

Save your colour selection by pressing the Confirm button Confirm Button.png in the bottom right corner. Press the Cancel button Cancel Button.png in the bottom left corner to return to 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, it will reset 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 presented keypad.
 

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

Save the selected value by pressing the Confirm button Confirm Button.png in the bottom right corner. Press the Cancel button Cancel Button.png in the bottom left corner to return to 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 this setting 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 an audible alert when the Defined Alert Condition is met. The MFD Touch will beep when the setting is enabled.

Note: This 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
 

You can 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 your new 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 (780x505) Yellow Numerical Screen Alert.png
Screen Alert Example

Save your colour selection by pressing the Confirm button Confirm Button.png in the bottom right corner. Press the Cancel button Cancel Button.png in the bottom left corner to return to the Settings screen without saving.

Note: If you enable Night Mode, it will reset user-defined alert colours.

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