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VBOX Touch Decel Mode - Quick Start Guide

VBOX Touch features a 10 Hz GNSS receiver and a responsive colour touchscreen. The Decel Mode allows you to perform deceleration tests using pre-defined configurations, using your own specified values or by using a VBOX Brake Pedal Trigger.

Registration

So that Racelogic can continue to provide you with notification of the latest software releases, firmware upgrades and to offer technical support, please register your VBOX Touch.

Register your unit here.

What’s Included

VBOX Touch (RLVBTOUCH)

Product Code Quantity Description
VBTOUCH-V1 1 VBOX Touch 10 Hz Unit Including Rubber Cover
RLCAB010LE / RLCAB014LE 1 Cigar Plug Power Supply (RLVBTOUCH, 2 m) or Unterminated Power Supply (RLVBTOUCH-M, 2 m)
RLACS313 1 8 GB SD Ultima Pro UHS-1 Memory Card
RLACS262 1 GNSS Antenna (3 m)
RLACS277 1 Swivel Neck Richter Suction Mount
RLACS281 1 Plastic Carry Case for VBOX Touch (not supplied with RLVBTOUCH-M)

VBOX Touch RTK (RLVBTOUCHR)

Product Code Quantity Description
VBTOUCHR-V1 1 VBOX Touch RTK 10 Hz Unit Including Rubber Cover
RLCAB010LE 1 Cigar Plug Power Supply (RLVBTOUCH, 2 m)
RLACS313 1 8 GB SD Ultima Pro UHS-1 Memory Card
RLACS308 1 GNSS Antenna (3 m)
RLACS277 1 Swivel Neck Richter Suction Mount
RLACS281 1 Plastic Carry Case for VBOX Touch

 

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Accessories

Product Code Description
RLVBACS004 Brake Pedal Trigger
RLVBACS010 Hand Held Start/Stop Logging Switch
RLCAB001 VBOX PC Serial Cable

Hardware Overview

Left Side

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SD Card

VBOX Touch logs data via an SD card. Dependent on the Logging Strategy selected within the General Settings area, the unit will either log continuously or when movement is detected (default). More information on this is available here.

Right Side

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Antenna

VBOX Touch has an internal patch antenna, meaning that in many circumstances where the unit has a clear view of the sky without any interference, an additional antenna is not required. However, if you are struggling to maintain a stable satellite lock, the supplied external antenna (RLACS262) can be connected to the antenna socket. The external antenna should also be used when conducting a Brake Trigger Test. More information on the external antenna is available here.

D IN/PPS

The Digital In and PPS port can be used for connection to the VBOX Brake Pedal Trigger to provide brake trigger deceleration tests. More information on this is available here.

The port can also be used to connect a Hand Held Start/Stop Logging Switch (RLVBACS010) to control the logging of the unit. More information on this is available here.

CAN/Serial (Top)

The top CAN/Serial port can be used to output serial information, allowing you to either connect VBOX Touch to VBOX Test Suite via an RLCAB001 and conduct live testing, or output lap timing parameters. Serial Output settings information is available here.

CAN/Serial (Bottom)

The bottom CAN/Serial port can be used by VBOX Touch RTK units to receive RTK corrections via an NTRIP Modem or a Telemetry Radio Module with a Static Base Station. RTK input settings information is available here.

Power

The VBOX Touch unit is either powered by the supplied RLCAB010LE cable (RLVBTOUCH) which is inserted in to a vehicle's 12 V cigar power socket, or by the RLCAB014LE cable (RLVBTOUCH-M) which is unterminated for making a bare wire connection to a power supply. More information on this is available here.

Logging

VBOX Touch logs data via an SD card inserted in to the Left Side of the Unit. The unit is supplied with an 8 GB SDHC card in a FAT32 file format, which is the only file format supported. If you are looking to purchase a new SD card, it is recommended that any card used has a write speed of above 7 MB/s (4 MB/s absolute minimum) and a speed class of 10 (4 absolute minimum). Racelogic recommend SD cards from quality brands such as Transcend, SanDisk, Kingston or Lexar to ensure best results.

IMPORTANT – If an SD card is formatted in the exFAT or NTFS file formats, it will need to be reformatted into a FAT32 file system before it will work with a VBOX Touch unit. More information on this can be found here.

Screen Overview

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Setup

  1. VBOX Touch has an internal patch antenna, meaning that in many circumstances, where the unit has a clear view of the sky without any interference, an additional antenna is not required.

    However, if required, mount the supplied external GNSS antenna in the centre of the roof of the vehicle, away from roof bars and other antennas. For more information on antenna mounting positions click here.

    Note: The external antenna should be used If you are conducting brake trigger deceleration tests and/or If you are receiving NTRIP RTK corrections with a VBOX Touch RTK unit.


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  1. If applicable, connect the external GPS antenna to the VBOX Touch.
     
  2. Connect the Swivel Neck Richter Suction Mount (RLACS277) to the rear of the unit and attach to the vehicle windscreen.
     
  3. Connect the power via the Power socket.
     
  4. Insert the SD card into the Side of the Unit. The SD Card Icon should display as green VBOX Touch SD OK.png as long as the card has free space.
     
  5. When the unit has booted, select the Mode Button Mode.png and press DECEL if not it is already selected.


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  1. Select the Settings Button Settings.png, then the Decel option and choose from either starting the test from a specific speed or by using a VBOX Brake Pedal Trigger.
  2. If you would like an audible and visual alert when the test is completed, enable Alert at End within the Settings.


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  1. If you have a VBOX Touch RTK unit and are intending to use RTK corrections, go to RTK Input within the Serial Port Settings and either Enable NTRIP Mode and change the DGPS Baud Rate to 115200 if you are using an NTRIP Modem, or if you are using a Static Base Station, leave Disabled and then select the correct baud rate - either 115200 for a Racelogic blue boxed radio or 38400 for a Satel grey boxed radio.

    Ensure that the NTRIP Modem or Static Base Station is connected/configured correctly.

    Note: The external antenna should be used If you are receiving RTK corrections with a VBOX Touch RTK unit.

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  1. If you have a VBOX Touch RTK unit, it is also possible to change the 3rd tracked constellation between Beidou and Glonass if required by navigating to GNSS Selection within the General Settings screen.
     

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  1. If you are intending to use the serial output from the top CAN/Serial port to conduct Online Testing with VBOX Test Suite or output lap timing parameters, go to Serial Output within the Serial Port Settings and change the Output Mode to either VBOX Stream (live testing with VBOX Test Suite) or Lap Timing.

    Note: Ensure correct hardware connections are made.
     

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  1. Press the Exit Button Exit Screen.png to return to the Decel Test screen.
     
  2. Take the vehicle outside and wait for the VBOX Touch to gain satellite lock. The Satellite Icon should display as solid green VBOX Touch Sats Lock.png solid orange VBOX Touch Sats Lock RTK Float.png or solid purple VBOX Touch Sats Lock RTK Fix.png depending on whether you have a VBOX Touch RTK unit.

    Note: The first time that the unit is used, it may take up to 10 – 15 minutes to fully acquire satellites. After this, it will usually take 1 – 2 minutes to acquire satellites.
     
  3. The unit is now ready to display live Decel Test results.
     
  4. By default, VBOX Touch will automatically start recording when travelling over 0.5 km/h, this can be changed within the General Settings.
     
  5. Tapping on the SD Card Icon when green VBOX Touch SD OK.png will manually start or stop logging data, overriding the Configured Logging Strategy.
     
  6. The Record Icon VBOX Touch Recording Button.png will show when the unit is logging data to the SD card.

    If you have come to a stop, but the Record Icon is still on, press the SD Card Icon to stop the logging before removing the card.

    Sometimes, due to poor satellite visibility in a garage or close to a building, the box may start recording, even if the car is stationary. Always check the Record Icon before ejecting the card.


    IMPORTANT – The SD card shouldn't be removed when the Record Icon is on as you may lose data.

    Note: If for some reason the SD card is removed whilst still recording, it may need to be repaired using a PC before it can be reused.
     

  7. A screenshot of what is displayed on the screen can be taken at any time by pressing the Screenshot Button  Screenshot.png.
     

  8. To reset all test results shown on the current screen, press the Reset Button Reset.png.
     

  9. When you have finished your testing, completed test results can be viewed by pressing the Results Button Results.png.


More information on Decel Mode testing can be found here.

 

Data Analysis

A recorded session will be saved within the SD card as a .vbo file. This can be later analysed using our next generation of data analysis software VBOX Test Suite, which can be downloaded from the VBOX Automotive Website.
 

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