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RC MINI L-51

RC MINI H-51

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Installation and Configuration Instructions.

User Guide.

Some of tripmeter’s functions can completely change tripmeter work if used inappropriately.

Learn how to operate multimeter and his functions in the home setting.  Testing functions and learning how to operate the device during a rally may spoil achieving good result.

This manual specifies the use of the device and the method of installation and configuration. It can not replace the professional preparation of the person making the assembly, knowledge of vehicle electrics and health and safety rules. The manufacturer guarantees the quality of the product, however, has no influence on the conditions and way of use it.

* Content marked [gps] applies only for the version with built-in GPS module

** only for the device with the purchased Azimuth option


Description of the tripmeter

Installation instructions

Signalling LEDs

GPS

RUN

P1 - P2

Mounting

Description of connections

Connection

Repeater mode

Use an additional cable to RC MINI he worked as a repeater for H-100 / H-101.

Start-up screen

On/off switch

Opening the configuration menu

Configuration menu

Configuration of distance measurements

Vehicle’s calibration coefficient.

Calibration menu

Calibration according to the known distance

Measurement of calibration value

Entering calibration value

Auto-calibration function with the help of GPS system *

Activation of calibration coefficient – only when parameter MULTIk = ON

Checking the value of active coefficient

Calibration menu with turned on parameter MULTIk = ON

The azimuth routing configuration in Garmin

**  Creating azimuth files on a computer

**  Copying file to the tripmeter

**  Setting communication in the Garmin device

**  Garmin functional configuration

**  The sequence of actions before and during the rally - résumé

Before the rally:

During the rally:

Operations

Function operations and use of buttons

Starting measurement from the start screen.

Deleting the short route.

Adjusting the screen and buttons backlight

Changing the sensor input during measurement

The selection of calibration coefficient - only when the Multi k - ON

Correction of an active coefficient

Calibration according to the known distance

Emergency route count switchover from pulses to GPS

Rapid ODO route correction

Full ODO route correction

Deleting ODO route

Technical and operating data

Notes on usage

Number and registration of the tripmeter

Warranty


Description of the tripmeter

A description of the tripmeter can be found on its website.

H-51

L-51

Installation instructions

Mounting

L-51

H-51

Tripmeter has six mounting holes on the back of the housing. Device comes with 4 mounting brackets. Mounting holes have M4 thread.

The maximum length of the mounting screws is 8 mm.

Tripmeter has eight mounting holes on the back of the housing. Device comes with 4 mounting brackets. Mounting holes have M4 thread.

Description of connections

Connector

pin number

Power supply connector 9 PIN male

Communication and accessories connector 9 PIN female

1

Supply voltage 10-30V

Supply voltage 10-30V

2

ground

ground

3

ignition switch

RS232 RXD

4

speed signal P1

RS232 TXD

5

speed signal P2

ground

6

external reset 1

output 1 / RED

7

external reset 2  ( inactive )

output 2 / GREEN

8

reverse signal

output 3 / BLUE

9

Free

Connection

Connection to the vehicle circuit should be made via a cable included in the tripmeter set, according to the diagram on our website’s Support>Instruction section.

Connector

pin number

Power supply connector 9 PIN male

Cable colour in the bunch

1

Supply voltage 10-30V

red

2

ground

brown

3

ignition switch

yellow

4

speed signal P1

white

5

speed signal P2

rose

6

external reset 1

blue

7

external reset 2  ( inactive )

green

8

reverse signal

gray

9

Free

Repeater mode

Use an additional cable to RC MINI he worked as a repeater for H-100 / H-101.

Configuration instruction

Start-up screen

Start-up screen of the device is an operating condition in which no measurements are made. To get the start-up screen from any operating mode of the tripmeter press for six seconds the MENU button.

For all displays are lit dashes.

Purpose of the start-up screen:

Signalling LEDs

GPS

LED indicates GPS mode - flashing red means signal search, continuous red means the presence of a GPS signal and the number of satellites is in the range of 5 to 9 satellites, which means that GPS signal is sufficient for tripmeter operation. Blue LED indicates a signal of the highest precision - the number of satellites is greater than nine.

When GPS LED is not lit, this means:

RUN

Lights up with the complete shutdown of the display, as a sign that the operation of the device continues

P1 - P2

Indicate operation of pulse inputs. When the input is enabled, the corresponding LED lights red. When the input receives road pulses LED turns blue.

On/off switch

Tripmeter does not have a turnoff switch. After switching on it is ready to work. In the situations unrelated to direct work, in the absence of voltage in the yellow cable ("ignition"), it goes into sleep mode. You can connect the yellow cable to power supply and that will disable this functionality.

After turning on the power supply:

Opening the configuration menu

Bring the tripmeter to the start screen position and then press MENU button for 3s. The most important rules of navigating through the menu and submenu are listed below:

Configuration menu

After entering configuration menu you will see the sign CONF..

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After exiting menu you will hear the buzzer sound and you will return to the start screen.

Configuration of distance measurements

Vehicle’s calibration coefficient.

It is the number of route pulses counted in the vehicle, corresponding to driving the distance of 1000 m.  The calibration coefficient you can:

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Calibration menu

Calibration according to the known distance

The simplest tripmeter calibration method is to match the ODO route indication, to the actual distance of the travelled section of a known length. The length of the section can be arbitrary, the longer the section, the more accurate calibration. The calibration section should not be however longer than a few kilometres.

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  • press MENU for a longer time to bring the tripmeter into the start screen position. Skip this point in the case when you see the start screen [ _ _ _ _ ]
  • turn on the tripmeter into the measurement position ( ODO and TRIP will equal 0 ) and then travel the route distance of a known length
  • stop at its end
  • press CAL briefly two times which will result in blinking of the current calibration coefficient
  • press the arrow buttons and bring the ODO route indication (which will replace on the display the value of calibration coefficient) to the value of a known distance that you have driven.
  • press briefly F to accept the change or leave it on the screen and after six seconds the change will be made by itself

When the coefficient exceeds the value 9999, the last digit on the right, the least significant, disappears and all the dots between the digits light up to indicate this situation. Take care because you will be unable to view the digits which slid off the screen. View chapter: Checking the active coefficient. Consider also a calibration along a shorter distance

Calibration on the basis of known distance is also described in the chapter: Usage >> Calibration according to known distance.

Measurement of calibration value

The tripmeter offers the possibility of measuring the calibration value. You can measure along a stretch of any length, but into the tripmeter enter the calibration value recalculated for the section of 1000m length. (e.g. If you measure along100 meters, multiply the measured value by ten and enter the result into the tripmeter).

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  • press MENU for a longer time to bring the tripmeter into the start screen position. Skip this point in case when you see the start screen [ _ _ _ _ ]
  • keep pressing briefly MENU button until the POM sign appears and then press F button. Appearance of 0 when the tripmeter is not counting pulses, or appearance of the counting screen when the tripmeter counts pulses confirms the activation of the function
  • press F button to delete the measured value and restart measurement ( for instance at the start of calibration section )
  • press UP button to stop measurement and then again press UP button to resume measurement
  • press F button for a longer time to save the measurement.

When you measure the coefficient of a value of more than four digits, at the moment when the measurement will exceed the value 9999 the last digit on the right, the least significant, will disappear and all the dots between the digits will light up to indicate this situation. Take care because you will be unable to view the digits which slid off the screen. View chapter: Checking the active coefficient.

Consider also measurement of the calibration coefficient along a distance shorter than 1000 m.

ATTENTION. When option Multi k is turned on after saving the value, you will see the screen designated to enter the calibration memory number under which you will save the measured value. See chapter: Calibration menu with turned on parameter MULTIk = ON and Activation of calibration coefficient – only when parameter MULTIk = ON

Entering calibration value

The tripmeter offers the possibility of entering the known calibration value. When the MULTI k parameter is set to OFF you can enter one calibration coefficient, and when the MULTI k parameter is set to ON, you can enter up to ten coefficients assigning to them consecutive numbers

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  • press MENU for a longer time to bring the tripmeter to the position of start screen. Skip this point in case you see the start screen [ _ _ _ _ ]
  • keep on pressing briefly MENU until the appearance of ENTRY sign and then press F button. The appearance of _ sign confirms the activation of the function
  • enter the calibration value by using the buttons:
  • [UP] and [DOWN] briefly to change the value of the digit,
  • F briefly to shift the digit to the left and enables entering the next digit
  • MENU briefly to delete the last digit ( by pressing menu you can completely withdraw from entering digits )
  • press F button for a longer time to save the entered coefficient

When you enter the coefficient of the value of more than four digits, at the moment when the first digit on the left will move beyond the screen all the dots between the digits will light up to indicate this situation. Take care because you will be unable to view the digits which slid off the screen. View chapter: Checking the active coefficient.

ATTENTION. When option Multi k is turned on after saving the value, you will see the screen designated to enter the calibration memory number under which you will enter the measured value. See chapter: Calibration menu with turned on parameter MULTIk = ON and Activation of calibration coefficient – only when parameter MULTIk = ON

 

Auto-calibration function with the help of GPS system *

The tripmeter offers the possibility of auto-calibration using the GPS system. Calibration may replace calibration section.

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  • press MENU for a longer time to bring the tripmeter to the position of the start screen. Skip this point in case when you see the start screen [ _ _ _ _ ]
  • keep pressing briefly MENU button until the AUTO sign appears and then press F button
  • start calibration at the moment when you see the blinking AUTO sign. The measurement will start when the speed of the vehicle will exceed 15 km/h and the number of satellites will be greater than six
  • press briefly F so as to stop auto-calibration at any given moment and then resume it
  • keep driving until the counting will stop which will mean you have driven over a distance of 1000 m and completed auto-calibration
  • press F button for a longer time to save the measured coefficient

When during measurement you will slow down or the GPS signal will weaken, the auto-calibration will be interrupted and you will see flashing AUTO sign.

ATTENTION. When option Multi k is turned on after saving the value, you will see the screen designated to enter the calibration memory number under which you will enter the measured value. See chapter: Calibration menu with turned on parameter MULTIk = ON and Activation of calibration coefficient – only when parameter MULTIk = ON

Activation of calibration coefficient – only when parameter MULTIk = ON

In case when you use several calibration coefficients ( e.g. for tires of various sizes ), to activate the selected calibration coefficient you have to choose it from memory. Selection of coefficient is permanent - it will be used for calculations until you select a different value.

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  • during the measurements press briefly 1 x CAL – you will see the active coefficient
  • keep pressing [UP] or [DOWN] to browse the coefficients saved in the memory
  • select a coefficient
  • press briefly [F] button or wait 6s to enter the chosen coefficient

Checking the value of active coefficient

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  • press MENU for a longer time so as to bring the tripmeter to the start screen position. Skip this point in case when you see the start screen [ _ _ _ _ ]
  • switch off and then switch on the tripmeter’s power supply
  • you will see the digits 8888 following which the active calibration coefficient will be turned on

When coefficient is made of more than four digits, there will be shown only four most significant digits separated by dots.

Coefficient 12000 will appear as 1.2.0.0.

Calibration menu with turned on parameter MULTIk = ON

When during measurements, entering values or auto-calibration the MULTIk parameter is set to ON, after confirming the measured value you will have to enter the memory number under which you will save the given coefficient.

  • conduct measurement, entering or auto-calibration according to corresponding chapters and confirm the measured/entered value
  • when after confirmation you will see the [ _ ] sign, start pressing UP or DOWN to enter the memory number under which you will save the coefficient
  • press the F button to enter the calibration value and the memory number

ATTENTION. Saving the calibration coefficient in the memory does not cause its automatic activation. See menu Activation of calibration coefficient – only when parameter MULTIk = ON

The azimuth routing configuration in Garmin

**  Creating azimuth files on a computer

Using Notepad software create file named rcmini.txt. Each line of the file corresponds to one point of waypoint routing.

Line is composed of:

Example:

9=341.1/3659

34=160.9/900

67=100.9/1400

Save the file on a USB flash drive.

**  Copying file to the tripmeter

Bring the tripmeter to the position of start screen and then insert the stick into the tripmeter’s USB connector. Copying will take place automatically which will be confirmed by the inscription File ok.

**  Setting communication in the Garmin device

Set the Garmin device in a way in which the serial port would ensure bidirectional data transmission. Set:

**  Garmin functional configuration

During the first waypoint transmission to the Garmin device, there will be created in its memory a waypoint called RCMINI. Using the Garmin menu select navigation to that point. Each subsequent sending of routed waypoint will automatically change its parameters.

It goes for example as follows:

Select menu Waypoints, select RCMINI waypoint, select drive. On the map we see a violet line from the point where we are to the point of destination.

**  The sequence of actions before and during the rally - résumé

Before the rally:

During the rally:

Operations

On the start screen press briefly F button. The tripmeter will start functioning and there will appear an indication of a short route TRIP.

Function operations and use of buttons

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Starting measurement from the start screen.

  • Press briefly F to start measurement from the start screen

Deleting the short route.

  • Press briefly F to delete the TRIP short route. When the screen displays other parameters, by briefly pressing F button you will restore TRIP route indication, and by pressing again F button you will delete its value.

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Adjusting the screen and buttons backlight

  • press briefly LIGHT to cause abrupt drops of backlight down to its complete suppression. In the state of complete suppression of backlight shines the RUN LED

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Changing the sensor input during measurement

  • press CAL for a longer time which will cause flashing of the red P1 and P2 LEDs ( flashing lasts 10 seconds during which you can make changes ). Subsequent pressing of CAL button during flashing causes input switchover which is indicated by blue colour overlapping the flashing red.

You can set up the following combinations:

P1 – counts from input 1

P2 – counts from input 2

P1 + P2 – counts from inputs P1 and P2, adding pulses from both inputs

When after choosing the input the flashing stops, it means that the setting is accepted.

The selection of calibration coefficient - only when the Multi k - ON

  • press briefly CAL, and then using [UP] and [DOWN] browse the coefficients saved in memory
  • press briefly [F] button or wait 6s to enter the chosen value

Correction of an active coefficient

  • press MENU for a longer time to bring the tripmeter to the start screen position. Skip this point in case when you see the start screen [ _ _ _ _ ]
  • turn on the tripmeter into measurement position ( ODO and TRIP will be equal 0 ) and then drive a route section of a known length
  • stop at its end
  • press briefly CAL two times which will result in blinking of the current calibration coefficient
  • keep pressing the arrow buttons and bring ODO route indication ( which will replace on the display the value of calibration coefficient ) to the known distance which you have driven
  • press briefly F to accept the change or leave the indication on the screen and after six seconds the change will get accepted by itself.

Calibration according to the known distance

  • press MENU for a longer time to bring the tripmeter to the start screen position. Skip this point in case when you see the start screen [ _ _ _ _ ]
  • turn on the tripmeter into the measurement position ( ODO and TRIP will be equal 0 ) and then drive a route section of a known distance
  • stop at its end
  • press briefly CAL two times which will result in blinking of the current calibration coefficient
  • keep on pressing the arrow buttons until the ODO route indicator ( which on the display will replace the value of calibration coefficient ) shows the known distance that you have driven
  • press briefly F to accept the change or leave the value on the screen and after six seconds the change will get accepted by itself.

GWhen the coefficient exceeds the value 9999, the last digit on the right, the least significant, will disappear and all the dots between the digits will light up to indicate this situations. Take care because you will be unable to view the digits which slid off the screen. View chapter: Checking the active coefficient.

Consider also calibration along a shorter distance

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  • pressing MENU for a longer time – exit to start screen from any tripmeter’s operating position

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Emergency route count switchover from pulses to GPS

For example in case of the route sensor’s failure.

  • press and hold the LIGHT button and press CAL button, then release both buttons. This will result in IMP-OFF setting and concurrently GPS-ON ( the same can be done in configuration menu but only during operation and without deleting measurements ). LED or LEDs signaling operation of P1 and/or P2 input will turn off.
  • after performing again the same button pressing combination you will bring back the previous settings.

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Rapid ODO route correction

  • press up or down pointing arrow button to correct the ODO route indication.

Full ODO route correction

  • press arrow button to bring on ODO
  • press UP and DOWN concurrently to bring on full ODO correction setting
  • make the correction by pressing UP or DOWN buttons and F button that shifts corrected digit to the right

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Deleting ODO route

  • press any arrow which will result in screening ODO route
  • press F button and hold it until the ODO indication is deleted

**  Bringing on AZI function in the tripmeter

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  • press F button for 3 seconds which will result in display flashing
  • release the button and press F briefly which will result in switching over to AZI function

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  • using [UP] or [DOWN] button select the appropriate, saved in the memory, “azimuth grid box”

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  • press [F] button to route waypoint in Garmin.

Routing is possible only if:

  • there is a GPS signal in the tripmeter
  • there is a GPS signal in Garmin
  • the tripmeter <-> Garmin are correctly connected

Technical and operating data

Notes on usage

Number and registration of the tripmeter

Number of a tripmeter consists of 12 numbers. It is essential during software and options update. Keep it.

You can register your device on our website by filling the form.

Warranty

Warranty covers a period of 60 months from the date of sale.

Warranty will hold only in case of use of the product for its intended purpose. Warranty covers defects of the product that prevent its further intended use. Warranty does not cover defects caused by mechanical damage, alterations, normal wear of the elements, etc.

This warranty is valid only with proof of purchase.

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