Monday, November 18, 2013
It looks likely there is too much opportunity for vibration in the design and looking around i was much more impressed with the Ross Tuffbond set up
Nigel Petrie designed
Sunday, November 10, 2013
Wednesday, November 6, 2013
The 6point manual switch is not working after checking it with the multi meter. This could be from an interior quality product but I am not sure.
If you have a look on demon tweaks you can pick up electrical cut out switches but they are not cheap. One in particular is also used on Porsche Cup cars and a lot of EV vehicles, on demon tweaks the brand is Brise and the model ev200 but this is actually made by Tyco and funally enough is a similar part number.
I ordered one of the tyco ones tonight so hopefully will be a lot better and I can wire up cut out switches outside as well.
Saturday, October 19, 2013
Monday, October 14, 2013
Previously i had resistors wired the resistors into each of the plugs near the sensors and run three wires to the plug and then two into the sensor with the resistor going onto the 5v power wire.
What i have noticed is that over time these resistors can break at the plug and i never really liked this way because if the resistor breaks the readings on the logger and dash go haywire for all sensors.
Now i can run the sensors into the ECU and run a Can to Serial cable out to the dash/DL1 but you can only have a certain number of sensors and these are fixed. The other option is using up the outputs from the ECU but then it limits you with what you want to do. The new DL1 and Dash 2 are actually CAN so this is a lot better if you are buying the new models and the dash is also able to change how it displays.
What i have done this time though is create a little board and soldiered the resistors and wires to the board, this can run close to the DL1 and not be affected by vibration or every time you pull the plug on and off.
Here is a shot of the little board i made up for the DL1
Red wire is the 5v wire coming from the DL1 and the other colors are for each of the different sensors.
This also means i cut down on running 3 wires all the way to each sensor (or those that only need 2)
I have labeled each wire and also noted down each pin location for any fault finding latter on.
Saturday, October 5, 2013
Wednesday, September 18, 2013
Sunday, September 15, 2013
Saturday, September 14, 2013
Tuesday, September 10, 2013
I might have to make up some connectors so you can pull the panel out easily if needed but this will add a lot of cost so still undecided and it is driving me insane
Here is a breakdown of the pricing if you wanted
1/4 - $4.60+ per mtr (100mtr spool)
1/2 - $5.40+ per mtr (60mtr spool)
1" - $12.85+ per mtr (30mtr spool)
I got some prices from another place in 5mtr lengths at about double the prices above
eg - 1/4 - $9.20+per mtr (Multiples of 5 mtr lengths only)
Another thought was a product that meets the same specs as the Raychem called Raceline 150
Raceline 150 (American Brand)
1/4 - $4.75+ per mtr (50mtr spool)
1/2 - $7.55+ per mtr (50mtr spool)
1" - $14.45+ per mtr (30mtr spool)
Finally i settled on the HellermannTyton SE28 which is the same Mil Specs as the Raychem Dr-25 and similar prices but i can get it by the mtr.
Here is what i have worked out i needed with a fair bit of margin for error.
|100amp Circuit Breaker||100|
|ECU & DL1||15|
|Parker Lights, Brake & Rear Lights||20|
Sunday, September 8, 2013
Saturday, September 7, 2013
Sunday, September 1, 2013
Here it is ready to check the length and the junctions are right
Sunday, August 25, 2013
Brise EV200 Battery Isolator
Available on Demon Tweaks. They look like a nice clean option although for a battery isolation kit that you can have two remote push button switches to cut the power rather then the normal 6 pole FIA red switch and remote cable.
I was thinking of buying one but the price is a fair bit!!!
So after some late night research i worked out that these are actually a TE product that has has the name changed to Brise.
The part number for the Tyco Product is Kilovac EV200 Series - EV200hAANA
Thermal & Magnetic
•Typically less expensive.
•Trip point varies with the ambient temperature.
•Typically more expensive.
•Temperature stable over a wide range.
•Available with different time delays before tripping.
•One- through four-pole models.
Here is a Tyco W57 series one, Tyco seems to have reasonable quality Thermal ones although this one is not temperature compensated.
Wednesday, August 21, 2013
As i mentioned in when i was showing the Mil Spec wire in an earlier post, you really need proper tools to strip the wires with. The coating is so thin and so strong it is next to impossible to strip with a pair of normal pliers without doing damage especially the smaller wire gauge stuff. You can use a razor blade but it is tedious and also you cant do it without removing a few strands or wire or nicking a strand or two potentially weakening the crimp joints you may be using.
Preparing Wire & Cable.pdf
The only way to strip them seems to be with the proper tools and doing a bit of research i keep coming up with an American company called
Some more shinny stuff arrived in the mail today that i will need for the job.
One piece i am worried about is being able to clearly identify each wire. The mess i had before was really hard to work out where everything went because it was thrown together without too much care so if i was going to do it myself i wanted to make sure i didn't repeat others mistakes.
I found whilst different colors helps i wanted to put some
Monday, August 19, 2013
Sunday, August 11, 2013
Thursday, July 11, 2013
Saturday, July 6, 2013
Friday, June 7, 2013
Sunday, May 26, 2013
Saturday, May 25, 2013
After fixing the resistor issue i worked out tonight that i had the wires going into the back of the DL1 on the wrong side.
A picture explains it better but i had the first yellow wire on the right which is A2 actually in the A1 position (it is correct in this pic). Every wire was on the wrong side.....
This is when i worked out the issue.
Every sensor works with the exception of the diff temp sensor now but it is a separate loom and i can look at it another time.
Looks really neat, smart and has a textured finish.