Racepak Driver

  

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Racepak Driver Training

Racepak Help & Tips - Click on one of these titles:
1. Setting engine RPM to be the record trigger2. Sample rates
3. Power Gild Channels4. Pressure Sensor Plug Installation
5. Correcting duplicate O2 cyl16. Mounting VNet Modules
7. Quick review of Racepak Datalink Graph 8. Changing number of magnets in shaft collar
9. V300 / V300SD Frequently asked questions10. Strange Ultra case sensor installation
11. Stick / Clutch RPM sensor info12. Pressure Sensor Facts
13. Benefits of the Racepak V-net system14. Backing up your Racepak data logs
15. MSD 7761 pulse count passed to RP16. How to get an average of one data channel
17. How to program the Racepak IQ3 18. Download Jetsize spreadsheet
19. How to measure for the DS collar20. Using V300SD clutch input as TBevent
21. Changing G-meter settings for reverse mount21. How to E-mail a Racepak data log
22. Adding new V-net sensor (READ V-NET procedure)23. Shock Sensor Setup
24. Interesting Data Logs25. You got a new laptop
26. Machining a collar to a new size27. How to get Sportsman/IQ3D system id or Product Ver
28. How to E-mail a Racepak configuration file29. How to enter channel update code
30. How to replace Racepak configuration file31. How to install your license info
32. How to do a telemetry - live recording33. How to connect a grid
34. How to diagnose no DS RPM
There's a link to the left to get to the downalod page for sortware/firmware/manual.

Changing the record trigger to Engine RPM

1. Hook up your laptop with the serial/stereo-type plug to your Sportsman with the power on the Sportsman
2. Open Data Link Software
3. Click on FILE/OPEN CAR CONFIGURATION
4. Select Sportsman Sportsman (or a different name if your use something different)
5. Right Click on the top left channel button which is Sportsman
6. In the System Options section in the bottom left sub-window highlight Record Enable Channel.
7. On the right a drop down will appear with your current trigger item - change it to Engine RPM (You go upwards)
8. One line down within System Options, highlight Start recording When Channel Exceeds Value.
9. A text box will appear on the right where you enter 5000 or whatever you choose.
10. click on Send Configuration (which sends this to the Sportsman)
11. Click on FILE/SAVE

This occurs anytime two identical V-net ID's are installed on a system. Weather it is two AF-1's or two Carb pressures it essentially the same response

Screen shot showing duplicate error

Click on OK

Screen shot showing the O2 as a serial number

Right Click on that serial number

This screen will appear and you change the V-net to Cyl2

1. Left click on drop down
2. Left click on + of Fuel System category (screen shot shows -)
3. Left click on AF2 or whatever cylinder you want

You have changed the vnet Id and need to send it to the module and to your laptop

1. Left Click on Send
2. Left click on OK

screen showing that the o2 received the new info
Now you see the AF2 on the channel button.

Last step is to save the config to you laptop
1. Left Click on Floppy disk Image

Quick Review of a RP graph

The Racepak software is called DataLink (actually DataLinkII) . It provides download, view, overlay, print, export and search capabilities.

V-net Mounts

Changing Driveshaft Pulses Per Revolution

1. Connect PC to V300SD / Sportsman unit with serial cable (9 pin on one end and stereo end on the other and use your USB converter if necessary)
2. Turn power on the the recorder
3. Open DataLink software on your laptop
4. Go to File, Open Car Configuration
5. A box pops up for you to select your recorder & Config file
6. The second button on the screen is the DS RPM - Right Click on it.
7. Near the bottom of the lower left section is Pulses Per Revolution - left click on it.
8. This will open up a box on the right containing the number of magnets it is currently set for. change it to the desired number.
9. Left click Send Configuration near the bottom right.
10. A message log window will appear and start scrolling numbers very fast.
11. When a message appears Device Programmed Successfully, left click OK
12. Select File up at the top left of the Datalink screen
13. Left click on Save to save the change to your laptop.
14. Cycle power off/on the recorder to lock the changes in.

Also, you can change change existing runs recorded with a 8 magnet collar but the setup still on 2 by:

  1. Load the run into data link.
  2. Right click on DS RPM
  3. Find the box towards the right that says Raw data value B 1 will become 1
  4. Put .250 in the second box so that it reads Raw data value B 1 will become .250
  5. Click on OK on the bottom right.
  6. Click on the Save icon (looks like a floppy disk)

Read V-net procedure

  • Hook USB converter & serial cable (with stereo end) to V300SD/Sportsman
  • Power on all Racepak devices, o2’s etc (and Grid if attached to RP)
  • Go into Datalink on your laptop
  • Click on File/Open Car configuration – and pick yours – this will load your setup
  • Click on the READ icon (about 5th item down on the tool bar on the left)
  • a box should pop up saying devices read successfully.
  • Click on File/Save

7761 setup to send the correct number of pulses to the Racepak

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Sample Rate

Vnet sample rate is a per channel setting you have a choice of 25, 50 or 100. Right click on the channel button in your config and select the desired rate and click send config.

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Getting the average of any of your channels (example is AF)

1. activate the AF channel
2. select the AF channel in the file/grid box at the top of the graph area.
3. place the cursor on the start point and left click, then push the [ key on the keyboard - you will see a vertical red dot dash line appear
4. place the cursor on the end point of the time of interest and left click, then push the ] key on the key board another vertical red dot dash line will appear

to remove or change the time points hit ] then [

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You got a new laptop

Driver
  1. Go Racepak web site and download & install the latest version of Datalink - www.Racepak.com/downloads. Take all the defaults except when you get to the screen asking what Racepak gear you have - check off what you have.
  2. If you have a V300sd re-install the security disk (details here...)
  3. Update the configuration with all the sensors in the car:
    1. Hook the laptop to the car.
    2. Start up datalink and load your configuration - Sportsman.RCG if you have a sportsman and V300_xxxx if you have a V300SD.
    3. Go to FILE/Default Config - now this config will always load when you start datalink
    4. Click on READ on the toolbar on the left
    5. You should get a message saying new sensors found - say no for now.
    6. you should have on your screen your new config with all your current sensors
    7. click on FILE/SAVE
  4. Your laptop is now ready for downloads.
  5. If you want to copy your your old runs from old to new laptop follow these steps (this takes some computer expertise - if you don't already know how to copy and paste files get help - don't call me when you are halfway tru and don't know what you did - just do it all from the start or get someone to help you that knows computers):
    1. Get a USB thumb or flash drive from an office supply store. Put it into the old laptop and windows will pop up a discovery message - click on open folder to view files and then minimize that window.
    2. Navigate to your C drive - C: (sometimes OS C:)
    3. then to RacePakData
    4. then Sportsman or V300_xxxx
    5. Highlight the year(s) and right click/copy
  6. Activate the widow for the thumb drive and paste the folders.
  7. Reverse the copy process on the new laptop.

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How to E-mail a Run

  1. Go into your E-mail system.
  2. Start a new e-mail to your intended recipient
  3. click on Attach or possibly Insert (frequently has a paperclip icon)
  4. If a choice comes up select file/attachment NOT pictures.
  5. Use the Browse function to navigate to Computer
    1. then C: (sometimes OS C:)
    2. then to RacePakData
    3. then if you have a Sportsman to Sportsman, If an IQ3 Drag then IQ3. If a V300SD to V300SD_NNN (your serial number)
    4. then to the year & track and run (so if you are familiar with it the path would be something like C:RacePakDataSportsman2015atcoSpatc010115Q1.rpk
  6. add any message then click Send

If your laptop can not access the internet you can copy the selected file to a USB memory stick or flash drive then go to another computer and e-mail the fire from the USB drive.

If you have a V300, V300SD, LDX you will have to give your security key to the recipient (unless it's Racepak & RP dealers.To Do that:

  1. Open Datalink
  2. Click on Security
  3. Click on Show/Edit Security Keys
  4. In bottom left of this new screen find your serial number like V300 5252
    To the right is your 10 digit security code
  5. You have to manually copy the number and enter it into an E-mail to him (Windows Copy & Paste does not work). You could send it a text message or simply read it to him as well.
    Also in the e-mail tell him the type (first Column)
    The recipient has to do the same steps except at the top of the screen put your info in and click Add. He must add the type too.
    Click DONE

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Change G-meter settings for reverse mount

  1. Go into Datalink
  2. right click on the Accell G meter
  3. in the top right hand corner of the box there will be a box labeled Specify Linear Conversion and it will have 4 numbers/boxes.
    now in the second box of Raw data value B where it defines what it will become put a - (negative symbol) before the number.
  4. Click on Send Configuration in the bottom right
  5. Click in File / Save

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Shock sensor setup

First right click on the shock sensor channel in question in your config.
In the top right box where this one says 8 that should match the full travel of your sensor - in inches.
Also the second box is the enable which is changeable once you highlight the Channel Mode.
If you do change anything click on Send Config (must be hooked to car).

You need systemid, product version (same as firmware level) and max v-net channels connected to order a channel upgrade/unlock.

  1. Hook your laptop to the Sportsman/IQ3d & turn power on to Sportsman/IQ3d
  2. go into DataLink and open your config (SPORTSMAN.RCG or IQ3D.RCG)
  3. Click on the READ icon on the tool bar on the left (or Edit-Read V-net)
  4. Right-click on the Sportsman channel button. If IQ3D, right click on IQ3 Logger and then click on the Dash Info tab.
  5. Highlight the system ID line within the System Options box in the bottom left
  6. Your system ID will appear in a box on the right - in the example below : x1a4604
  7. To get a channel upgrade, you will need this and Product Version and Max Vnet channels allowed.
  8. Product Version is one line above.
  1. Connect PC to IQ3D / Sportsman unit with serial cable
    Turn power on the the system
  2. Open DataLink software on your laptop
  3. Go to File, Open Car Configuration
  4. Right click on IQ3 Logger button or if you have Sportsman then Sportsman
  5. Left click on dash info tab.
  6. You will get the screen below and then highlight the V-net update code in the System Options box in the bottom left.
  7. paste the code into the update field (11111) shown in example.
  8. Left click on Send Configuration button which is almost at the bottom right.
  9. Left Click on OK to small box
  10. Left click on OK to big box
  11. Left click on File/Save

How to connect a MSD Power Grid

1. Use a V-net T cable with the straight end into the Grid harness and the T end anywhere in your V-net network.

2. If you have a Sportsman, you must be on Datalink 4.8.8 or higher and your firmware must be Product Version 5 or above. To check Datalink version, load Datalink, go to Help and click on about. To check your Firmware/Product Version click here Firmware . Each Grid channel uses one Sportsman channel so usually you only enable timing.

3. If you have a IQ3 drag dash keep in mind that each Grid channel uses one channel so usually you only enable timing.

4. You must ENABLE whatever channels you want in the Grid software (Some early Grid 7730's have all channels enabled so you have to DISABLE all but the ones you want)

Youtube video with more info: Grid

How to Diagnose no DS RPM

1. I do not know of any ohm test to verify the sensor.

2. Check the gap from collar/magnet to sensor - it should be .050-.080'.

3. Inspect the sensor for damage. It's easy to over tighten the two nuts and crack the sensor body.

4. Check power & Ground to the sensor:
Unplug sensor from the cable. The terminal at the top of the diagram to the right should have full battery voltage, the bottom terminal should be a good ground.

5. Confirm the magnets have the south side pointed towards the sensor. Collars that did not come from a Racepak dealer may not be oriented correctly. Magnets can also go bad particularly from heat. Your Racepak sensor came with a yellow checking magnet and the checking procedure.

6. Test the harness/system by starting a telemetry session and with a small screw driver momentarily jump from ground to signal with quick momentary motion. The DS RPM should show low numbers (12 - 50 - 6 for example). If you get DS RPM in this test then the sensor or magnets/collar is bad.

How to Download/replace a Configuration file sent to you (GMAIL)

This procedure assumes your Email is on the laptop you run Datalink from.

This will open Datalink with your changes.

Go to File, Save As and you should get the following screen. It MUST say Sportsman in the save In box. You may have to navigate with the drop down arrow shown below so the result is C:RacePakDataSportsman

Click on Save

exit Datalink

Go back into Datalink and make sure your new channels are there.

Machining a collar to a new size

  1. Use .040 spacers between halves (without the spacers the collars are not round. They measure true across the parting line)
  2. keep heat down as 200*F will hurt magnets
  3. if you remove magnets make sure you get south side facing out

How to E-mail a Configuration File

  1. Go into your E-mail system.
  2. Start a new e-mail to your intended recipient
  3. click on Attach or possibly Insert (frequently has a paperclip icon)
  4. If a choice comes up, select file/attachment NOT pictures.
  5. Use the Browse function to navigate to Computer
    1. then C: (sometimes OS C:)
    2. then to the RacePakData folder
    3. then
      1. if you have a Sportsman recorder go to Sportsman folder, and select Sportsman_Config.RCG
      2. if you have a IQ3 Drag then IQ3 folder and select IQ3drag.
      3. If a V300SD go to V300SD_NNN (your serial number) folder and select V300SD_NNNN.RCG
  6. add any message you want to include then click Send

If your laptop can not access the internet you can copy the selected file to a USB memory stick or flash drive then go to another computer and e-mail the fire from the USB drive.

How to measure for the DS collar

Factory yokes usually do not have a concentric spot. They need to be machined or replaced with an aftermarket yoke.

With how far automotive technology has come in recent years, there is no reason why older platforms with outdated electronics can’t be brought into the 21st century. Here we will be installing a Racepak IQ3 Digital Dash and Data Logger into a '93 Honda Civic Si. While it is not needed for the install, if you have a Hondata S300 V3 in the car, you will be able to see and log all information that streams through the ECU through a single wire.

Know the IQ3

The Racepak IQ3 is available in two different versions: Display Dash or Logger Dash. For a road race car, you know we had to go with the best. The Logger Dash is able to display information from the ECU/external sensors, log data such as lap times, and it includes an external memory card slot.

The dash has up to four screens that you can configure however you’d like. There are also progressive shift lights and four warning lights that you can set up to any of the readings coming through the dash. An external button will allow you to toggle through each screen. This is perfect to eliminate the need for multiple gauges on the dash.

Get Connected

Racepak's proprietary V-net connectors allow you to connect all sensors to each other, with only one plug going to the dash, making the installation of sensors a simple, clean process. If you are using Racepak sensors with the V-net module, the IQ3 Dash will automatically recognize what type of sensor you have once connected. It's so easy!

Mount Up

We recommend starting the installation with where you are going to mount to dash. Keep in mind you will need to access the rear of the dash later on for configuring the screens.

We choose a column mount to bring the dash closer to the driver and allow for easy access to both the rear of the dash and memory card slot on the front. Once mounted, the dash only needs a 12V power and ground. All engine information will be read through the V-net harness connected to the ECU.

Installation

THROUGH THE WIRE

Once the dash is mounted, we can begin routing the wires. Since the dash is being directly connected to the Hondata S300 ECU, we were able to remove the tach signal and external warning light from the main power harness.

The Honda ECU does not read oil pressure, oil temperature or transmission temperature, so we are using three external sensors to monitor these readings. Once installed on the engine, the wires are routed through the firewall and plugged in to the V-net cable running from the back of the dash.

HARNESS THE POWER

From there we move to the ECU.

Racepak Drivers

Once the ECU cover is removed, you will see a few small pins that the Hondata provides connectors for with the S300.

Simply connect the Racepak harness to the Hondata harness and connect the V-net plug into the others. Use the Hondata SManager software to let the S300 know you are outputting readings to the IQ3 dash.

Racepak Driver Update

FILL UP

Fuel level readings are always the trickiest part of installing a digital dash; this is largely due to every car having their own way of reading it. To get the most accurate readings, we installed the Racepak Universal Sensor Module (USM), which allows us to convert the ohm reading the car provides to a 0-5 volt reading that the IQ3 needs.

To install, you simply attach the signal and ground wires from the fuel sending unit to the USM. When configuring the dash, the fastest and most accurate way we recommend is to remove the fuel sending unit from the gas tank. You then read the output signal at empty and full and the Racepak software will fill in everything in between. The fuel levels will be displayed as a scale of 0-100 on the dash. It is also recommended to set a warning light on the dash to lets you know when you are getting low.

Your Car, Your Screens

In an effort to not have to toggle through screens anymore that needed, we went with a simple three-screen setup. The main screen shows only the crucial information, while page two shows all temperatures, and page three shows fuel level and the rest of the readings available through the ECU.

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