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Performance Box Touch Accel Mode - Quick Start Guide

Performance Box Touch features a 10 Hz GPS receiver and a responsive 4.3” colour touch screen. The Accel Mode allows you to perform acceleration tests using pre-defined configurations, or using your own specified values.

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 Performance Box Touch.

Register your unit here.

What’s Included

RLPBT-V1

Product Code Quantity Description
PBT-V1 1 Performance Box Touch Unit
RLACS184 1 Cigar Plug USB Adapter
USB2-007241 1 USB 2.0 A to Right Angle Micro B data and Charging Cable, 1.5 m
RLACS313 1 8 GB SD Ultima Pro UHS-1 Memory Card
RLACS277 1 Swivel Neck Richter Suction Mount

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RLPBT/B

Product Code Quantity Description
PBT-V1 1 Performance Box Touch Unit
RLACS184 1 Cigar Plug USB Adapter
USB2-007241 2 USB 2.0 A to Right Angle Micro B data and Charging Cable, 1.5 m
RLACS313 1 8 GB SD Ultima Pro UHS-1 Memory Card
RLACS277 1 Swivel Neck Richter Suction Mount
RLACS290 1 Performance Box Touch Battery
RLACS284 1 GPS/GLONASS Low Profile Antenna, 2 m
RLACS281 1 Plastic Carry Case

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Hardware Overview

Left Side

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Right Side

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Logging

Performance Box 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 Performance Box Touch unit. More information on this can be found here.

Screen Overview

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Setup

  1. Performance Box 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 external GPS antenna (RLACS284) 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.


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  1. If applicable, connect the external GPS antenna to the Performance Box Touch.
     
  2. Connect the Battery (RLACS290) if required. For more information on the battery click here.
     
  3. Connect the Swivel Neck Richter Suction Mount (RLACS277) to the rear of the unit or battery and attach to the vehicle windscreen. For more information on mounting click here.
     
  4. Connect the power via the Power socket, or if using the battery independent of a power source, press and hold the Power button on the battery for a few seconds.
     
  5. 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.
     
     
  6. When the unit has booted, select the Mode Button Mode.png and press ACCEL if it is not already selected.


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  1. Select which Accel screen you would like to be shown (PrimarySecondary or Best Result) by selecting the Forward Forward Arrow.png and Back Backwards arrow.png arrows on the bottom right of the screen or by swiping the screen left or right.
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Primary
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Secondary
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Best Results
 
  1. Select the Settings Button Settings.png, then the Accel option and choose the Start and End Parameters of the 4 concurrent tests, by default these are 0–60, 0–100, 0–100–0 and 0–¼ mile.
     
  2. If you would like an audible and visual alert when the test is completed or the target speed is met within a 0-Speed-0 test , enable Alert at End/Target within the Settings.


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  1. If you would like the test to start once 1 ft or 0.305 m distance has been covered, enable One Foot Rollout within the Settings.

    Note: Cannot be used in conjunction with Slope Correction.
     

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  1. If you would like to apply DB Scanner slope correction method to the test, enable Slope Correct within the Settings.

    Note: cannot be used in conjunction with One foot rollout.
     

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  1. Press the Exit Button Exit Screen.png to return to the Accel Test screen.
     
  2. Take the vehicle outside and wait for the Performance Box Touch to gain satellite lock. The Satellite Icon should display as solid green VBOX Touch Sats Lock.png.

    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 Accel Test results.
     
  4. By default, Performance Box 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 Accel 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 VBOX Test Suite or Circuit Tools software, which can be downloaded from the VBOX Automotive Website. Features include graphical display of logged parameters, full circuit plot, overlaid comparison laps and detailed performance analysis.

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VBOX Test Suite
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Circuit Tools
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