Setting up the DASH2 from a PC
Almost all of the configuration settings on the DASH2 can be configured from a PC. Five user-configurable screens are available, each displaying three sensor input channels, enabling up to fifteen variables to be viewed in total. Up to five channels can be monitored for alarm conditions. As well as selecting which data is viewed and setting the alarm limits, the configuration software is also used to set the scaling on each input channel, and to set up the RPM display options and gear indicator calculations.
The DASH2 is supplied with a default configuration suitable for many typical applications. This will allow display of all the basic features after connection to the vehicle wiring harness. To make custom configuration changes, full operating instructions for the configuration software are available from the Race Technology Online Help System. Simply follow the path: Software\Configuration and reflash\Configuring display products.
Uploading configuration data to the DASH2
changes have been made with the configuration program, the new settings require uploading to the DASH2. This can be done either by a direct connection through the RS232 port on the DASH2 to a PC (usually with a USB to RS232 adapeter) or by sending the configuration from a DL1 CLUB/PRO/WP, finally it can be done through a USB connection to an attached device.
Directly from the PC
This requires connection of the DASH2 RS232 port to the PC and for the DASH2 to have power. Use the buttons on the configuration software to read or write the configuration after selecting the correct port.
Through a data logger
After completing all changes in the configuration software, click on the File / Save Configuration option. The DASH2.CMG file must then be saved on to the memory card and the card inserted in the data logger. The DASH2 stores all configuration settings, so there is no need to repeat this procedure each time the unit is powered-up, unless making changes to the existing configuration. This method will not work with a DL1 MK1 / MK2 / SPORT. If using one of these data loggers the configuration must be done directly from the PC.
Through an attached unit USB port
If the DASH2 is attached to unit such as a SPEEDBOX, DL1 CLUB or DL2 which has a built in USB port, then this can be connected to the PC and the configuration can then be read or written from there.