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Vibration of the main unit

The VIDEO4 main unit has been designed to very high engineering standards and is designed to cope with the levels of vibration typically seen in auto sport applications – however as with all electronics there are limits of vibration above which will cause reliability issues. It’s recommended that the unit should be mounted as far as possible.

All Race Technology products are built using the latest surface mount components and the latest methods. All electronics are designed, built, checked and calibrated in the UK under our direct control to ensure that the quality is the best available. However, the electronics can only operate within certain limits of temperature and vibration.

Vibration is another important issue which can affect the long term reliability of the electronics. The exact level of acceptable vibration cannot be readily defined by the user, but a good rule of thumb is that if it looks like it is vibrating, then some sort of isolation would be beneficial. Typically, road cars and motorcycles don't normally require any additional isolation. Karts and single seater racing cars often benefit from some vibration isolation. The method of vibration isolation depends on the situation, but, generally, rubber mounts do not offer sufficient isolation, something softer and more compliant is required.

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