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What is in the box?
VBOX 100 Hz GPS Speed Sensor (v5)
|VBSS100-V5||1||VBOX 100 Hz GPS Speed Sensor unit|
|RLACS283/RLACS324||1||Dual Band GNSS Antenna (includes 4 m removable cable)|
|RLCAB163||1||Cable loom - Deutsch 23W ASDD - Multiple Connectors|
|RLCAB001||1||Lemo 5 W plug - 9 W Socket - 2 m (serial configuration)|
|RLACS106||1||VBOX Plastic Carry Case|
|RLCAB010LE||1||Lemo 2W Plug - Cigar Plug - 2m cable (Power) Screened|
|RLCALUKAS||1||Certifiate of Calibration|
Note: You may have to order additional cables separately
VBOX 100 Hz Speed Sensor units are powered via the POWER IN lead or the CAN OUT + POWER lead on the supplied loom. You can use the RLCAB010LE cable to connect to a 12 V ouput point in a vehicle or you can use a battery pack (RLACS333-L).
VBOX Speed Sensors have been designed to generate as little heat as possible and has a wide operating temperature range. It is, however, good practice to mount it in a position where it has sufficient airflow around the unit.
You can find more information about the cable loom in the complete user guide.
When installing the VBOX 100 Hz GPS Speed Sensor (v5) in your vehicle, you can either fix it rigidly to the vehicle using the fixing holes or secure it with a telescopic mounting arm.
Try to position the unit as close to the centre of the vehicle as possible, and make sure that it is level with the ground.
Note: The VBOX unit and the antenna should be mounted on the same rigid body to provide a relative reference. So for a vehicle such as a truck cabin, both the VBOX unit and the antenna should be fitted to the cabin body (if the cabin is air-sprung) or to the vehicle chassis.
Connecting the Loom to the VBOX Unit
|Note: It is important that you do not use force when connecting and disconnecting the loom to the VBOX unit.|
|Push the connectors gently together and twist the outer ring on the loom's connector until it slots in place and locks the connection.|
Disconnecting the Loom From the VBOX Unit
Note the notches on the connectors as illustrated above. Twist the loom's connector while you gently pull it away from the unit.
You can find more details about how to mount and connect your VBOX Speed Sensor and antenna in the complete user guide.
|When the VBOX Speed Sensor is powered up, it will display the RACELOGIC logo along with hardware variant and the serial number of the unit. Next, it will change to display the firmware version of the unit.|
When the unit has initialised and any warnings have been cleared, the number of satellites will be displayed.
Press the Down arrow to open the status screen where you can view information about Speed, Satellite count, RTK Status and Wheel Speed.
Press the Up arrow to return to the main screen.
Note: Wheel speed is not supported on the VBOX 100 Hz Speed Sensor (v5).
Configure your Speed Sensor with VBOX Setup
This is a general overview of the VBOX Setup software, connected to the VBOX 100 Hz Speed Sensor (v5), and its functionality. You can use the VBOX Setup Software to configure your VBOX unit. It provides greater functionality in comparison to using the Front Panel.
To configure a VBOX Speed Sensor unit, it needs to be connected to a power source and a computer.
Configuration is performed using VBOX Setup Software, which can be downloaded here. Using the supplied loom, connect an RLCAB001 cable to the SERIAL lead and connect the serial plug to the computer's serial port – this can be done via a serial > USB converter if required.
Microsoft Windows 7 SP1 or newer is required (must be compatible with .Net Framework 4.7.1)
Once physically connected and powered, open the software and use the drop-down list to select the correct COM port that your VBOX unit is connected to. VBOX Setup automatically connects to the selected device and enters the setup screen for your unit.
Note: An auto-detect message may appear if the baud rate has been changed from the default value - select ‘Yes’ to allow the different baud rates to be scanned.
|Available menus||The menu buttons in the sidebar allows you to navigate between the different settings menus. Click the buttons to select the desired menu.|
|Help||Clicking on the question mark icon when you have an active internet connection will open the corresponding user guide page for the menu within the Racelogic Support Centre.|
|Current menu||The header displays the name of the menu that you have currently selected.|
|Language||By clicking the globe icon, you can select the language that VBOX Setup is displayed in.|
|Settings area||This is the main area of the screen that will show relevant settings and information.|
|Write to unit||After making changes to your setup, the Write to Unit button should be selected to ensure the settings have been uploaded to the connected VBOX unit.|
|Close||Clicking this button closes the software. You will be prompted to save the settings if the changes have not been written to the VBOX unit.|
Note: You can also configure your speed sensor via the front panel on the VBOX Speed Sensor.