The DASH2 PRO is a complete and ultra configurable display system using powerful data processing and a range of enhancement options. The enhancement options available customise the DASH2 PRO to your application (including built in GPS data logging, CAN communication options to decode ECU or CAN bus data, additional analogue inputs and output controller options) so you can have a complete road/race ready system within one ultra compact die-cast aluminium case.
What does the DASH2 PRO do?
The DASH2 PRO is a vehicle display system that has everything required to pass an IVA test (road legal) so you can replace your entire vehicle dashboard with the DASH2 PRO unit. The unit displays sensor data in the user's preferred units, and warnings can also be set for critical channels. The unit has 5 screens of data which can be scrolled through using buttons (not supplied). The unit is configured using PC software via USB cable connection. Displayed data, units, alarms, shiftlights, RPM scale etc is all configurable to the user's exact requirements. Lap and sector times can be displayed as GPS lap/sector markers are passed (requires GPS data logging option or connection to one of our GPS data loggers).
What are the standard features of the DASH2 PRO?
The standard features of the DASH2 PRO are the same as the standard DASH2. Any enhancement options will be in addition to these standard features.
- Road legal dashboard, everything you need for an MOT and IVA test including warning lights.
- Transflective LCD display with back light, clearly visible under any lighting conditions.
- Integrated high brightness shiftlights.
- Fully configurable and suitable for any engine installation.
- Water resistant - suitable for open top and motorcycle applications.
- Gear position indicator calculated or via gear box sensor.
- Set different shiftlight brightness for day and night.
- Monitor your engine with high/low alarms.
- 5 user defined screens to display the information you want.
- Can be set up for MPH/miles or KPH/km.
- Configurable peak RPM feature and RPM scale.
A complete data logger and display in a single compact package. Featuring lap and sector times along with live timeslip using GPS, and accelerometers for measuring grip usage. Data is logged to internal memory and downloaded via USB.
An upgrade to the 2g accelerometers in the GPS data logging option. 6g accelerometers are recommended for use on high downforce vehicles, where more grip is available.
Low side output drivers and 4 extra analogue inputs is the option you will require if you want to switch on/off external systems automatically using your DASH2 PRO. This control can be simple or based on a complicated custom equation between various channel data. This option also enables the 4 additional analogue channels, making a total of 8.
The PWM (Pulse Width Modulation) output controller generates a pulsed output between 100-1000Hz, at a duty cycle controlled by a user equation. This output allows for a fine control of an output system rather than just a simple on/off control. This is ideal for water injection systems etc.
A second serial port is ideal for combining multiple input and output modules for complex systems, or driving a low speed telemetry channel on one port and a high speed output for video overlay on the second. A breakout cable is supplied with this option to enable easy connection of the separate serial ports.
The DASH2 PRO can decode serial data directly from an ECU without the need for a separate interface cable. This feature allows a simpler, neater installation, and allows the decoding of more channels than with a separate interface. Enable and disable any channels for a completely bespoke set up, logging as much or as little data as is required. Record raw serial data at 4800, 9600 and 115200 baud rates, which can be useful for fault diagnosis and development. Information on compatible ECUs and available channels is available on our Knowledge base here
CAN reception (15 channel license):
With this option the unit can decode any CAN data from either the vehicles main CAN stream or CAN based aftermarket ECU. This data can be mapped to any RT channels for saving or sending to serial port. Up to 105 CAN receive channels per unit, in multiples of 15 (one £100 licence gets you 15 channels). Messages loadable using .dbc files. Data rates of up to 1Mbit and 11 or 29 bit addressing. For more information visit our knowledgebase here.
With this option the unit can transmit any of the internal data channels on the CAN bus at a rate determined by the configuration. A .DBC file is provided with the default channel data and decoding information to make use with third party CAN reception systems much easier. Data for transmission on the CAN bus could be from the internal sensors (GPS, accelerometer, gyro, analogue channels, etc.) or from the serial input from an ECU interface or other unit attached to the serial port. The transmission rate for each channel can be individually configured at rates of up to 100Hz. Transmission can use 29bit or 11bit addressing at a number of different baud rates.
Using the data processing power of the DASH2 PRO, this option allows for more advanced features to be configured.
Car computer functions
Alarms based on time for power on, time for engine on, time over a certain RPM
Low fuel warning based on number of laps, distance, or time remaining.
Configure alarms based on up to three conditions
Multiple options for clearing alarms
Trigger low side driver outputs based on alarms
Multiple display options when alarms triggered
Use shiftlights to display any variable
Enable different shiftlights in each gear
Change colour options for shiftlights
Advanced RPM scale
Use a different variable to drive the bargraph
Configure a different RPM scale at low temperature
Advanced unit control inputs
Use an analogue input to switch between screens at different voltages
Use analogue inputs as extra buttons to give up to 16 extra buttons
Advanced screen display functions
Apply custom update rates and filtering to each displayed value
Hide variables on the screen unless certain conditions are met
Apply custom formula to each displayed value
Advanced lap timing display
Display additional lap timing information across the bottom of the screen
Display maximum cornering force, minimum cornering speed or maximum speed for each sector
Display detailed and summary lap timing statistics at the end of each session