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What is in the box?
|When you purchase a VBOX 3i RTK, you will find the following items when you open the box:
|VBOX 3i Dual Antenna RTK unit
|Mains Power Supply
|Dual Band GNSS antenna - Primary Antenna
|GPS/Glonass Low Profile Antenna - Secondary Antenna
|Antenna cable (4 m)
|4 GB Compact Flash Card
|VBOX Serial PC cable (5-way LEMO to 9-way D-type serial cable – 2 m)
|VBOX 3i Bluetooth Antenna
|VBOX 3i Audio Headset
|25-way D-type connector
|USB ‘A’ to Mini ‘B’ 2-m cable (USB Configuration)
|2-way LEMO power lead to 12V cigar lighter – 2m
|USB multi card reader
|VBOX File Manager unit
|VBOX to VBOX Module power cable (5-Way LEMO to 5-Way LEMO) – 2m
|Antenna Location Sticker
|VBOX Padded carry case with foam spacer
|VBOX Tape Measure
|Certificate of Calibration – UKAS Accredited
The primary source of power to VBOX 3i units is the Power Supply - LEMO 2-way Plug. This is terminated in a 2-way connector and mates with the 2-way PWR socket on the VBOX unit.
VBOX 3i units can, however, be powered from a wide range of voltage sources. If you are considering batteries as a power source, note that the minimum operating voltage of a VBOX 3i unit is 7 V and that the maximum operating voltage input must not exceed 30 V DC. If you use voltages that are outside these ranges, you can damage the VBOX unit.
If you are running the VBOX 3i unit from a battery pack, the unit will sound a warning tone to indicate when the battery voltage is reaching the minimum operating voltage level. You must recharge or replace the battery pack when you hear this tone.
The VBOX 3i units have been designed to generate as little heat as possible and have a wide operating temperature range. However, it is good practice to mount your VBOX unit in a position where it has sufficient airflow around the case.
Note: You must connect the GNSS antenna to the VBOX unit before you connect the power. The VBOX unit will look for a connected GNSS antenna on power-up and will automatically adjust its gain for optimum performance.
External RACELOGIC modules operate from a 12 V vehicle supply. Therefore, the VBOX supply must not exceed 15 V DC when you are using external modules.
Compact Flash Memory Cards (CF Cards)
The VBOX units will store logged data onto CF cards. The CF cards that are available from Racelogic are already optimised for use with the VBOX units, and as such, they do not need to be formatted before use.
Should the CF card need formatting due to card errors, and the card is smaller than 32 GB, you can do this through Windows. If the card is larger than 32 GB, you must use third-party applications to reformat them. You can find more information about how to format a large Flash card in FAT32 here.
VBOX 3i units have a USB 2.0 connector that you can use to configure your VBOX unit and output real-time serial data at the full 100 Hz data rate.
Before you connect your VBOX unit to your computer, you must make sure that you have downloaded and installed the VBOX Setup software. This will install the required USB drivers on your computer.
The software installation will place the VBOX USB drivers in the following location on your computer. C:\Program Files\Racelogic\Drivers.
When you connect a powered-up VBOX 3i to your computer with the supplied USB lead, your PC will recognise the presence of new hardware and open the typical Windows install window for new hardware. Follow the on-screen prompts and point the Windows installation to the location of your drivers.
You can also download USB drivers for VBOX 3i from the Drivers and Utilities section on vboxautomotive.co.uk.