BRAKEBOX "Brake Test" menu
This is the main mode of the BRAKEBOX and is the mode used to measure, store and print braking distances.
The sequence of events for a brake test is as follows:
Once you select the “Brake Test” mode, the display will show:
(Press SET to Arm)
One you press the SET button the BRAKEBOX is "armed" and the brake test is waiting for the trigger to commence braking distance measurement. If you wish to leave the brake test menu, for instance to change the configuration parameters, then the BRAKEBOX can be de-armed by pressing the MENU button.
If the system is configured to start at a particular speed then until you reach the target speed then the display will show:
(Accelerate to xxx MPH)
The BRAKEBOX will fully arm once the start speed has been exceeded by approximately 5mph, in order to avoid the start of the test being triggered by noise whilst accelerating upwards through the trigger speed.
In the case that the trigger mode is set to pulse, or the vehicle speed is already above the trigger threshold then display will change to:
As soon as the brake test is triggered then the distance measurement will begin. Whilst braking the display will show time and speed (with appropriate units):
(Time: x.xxS Speed: xx.x MPH)
The test can be aborted at any time if required with a long press of the MENU button.
Once the vehicle has come to rest, the summary results will be displayed. Use the down and up arrows to scroll through the results.
Depending on the configuration, the user will then get options to store the data to internal memory and/or print the results.
Once the test is fully complete, the BRAKEBOX will return to the "idle" state, and will need to be armed again in order to commence another test.