Setting up the DASH2 PRO from a PC
Almost all of the configuration settings on the DASH2 PRO 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 PRO 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, which is also included on the CD provided with the DASH2 PRO. Simply follow the path: Software\Configuration and reflash\Configuring display products.
Uploading configuration data to the DASH2 PRO
Once changes have been made with the configuration program, the new settings require uploading to the DASH2 PRO. This can be done either by a direct connection through the USB port on the DASH2 PRO to a PC, by sending the configuration from a DL1 CLUB/PRO/WP, or by connecting through the USB port of an attached device.
Directly from the PC
This requires connection of the DASH2 PRO USB port to the PC and for the DASH2 PRO to have power. Full instructions for uploading the new configuration to the DASH2 PRO are provided in the Race Technology Online Help System by following the path: Software\Configuration and reflash\Configuring display products.
Through a data logger using a memory card
After completing all changes in the configuration software, click on the File / Save Configuration option. The DASH2 PRO.CMG file must then be saved on to the memory card and the card inserted in the data logger. The DASH2 PRO 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 a data logger using a the USB connection
Instead of connecting through the USB port on the unit, the configuration can be read and written by connection to the USB port on an attached data logger such as a DL1 CLUB/PRO/WP, DL2 or SPEEDBOX.