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Old 02-20-2014, 12:43 AM   #1
Trudd84
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Default If you have Prosport Premium Gauges, chime in please have a few odd questions,plz hlp

I installed a new set of Prosport Premium Electronic Boost, Oil Pressure and Oil Temp gauges, with an ATI center dash pod. My concerns are not about the actual install. My questions go as follows.

Has anyone ever experienced or heard of, specifically the oil temp gauge, once installed using the bracket that came with it, the needle wanting to stick and act weird. Basically I have on nut and washer on oen side of the bracket, and the other side has no nut... This is because with both nuts on, whether hand tight or barely touching, the needle acts all weird and sticks for a quick second at 180 degrees F (the actual temp on the gauge). It literally took me like 10 times to get it to not wiggle in the pod and actually sweep correctly in the opening ceremony and when it comes up to operating temp, which is right at 180 degrees F.

The back of the gauge, the actual metal housing on the back, got bent out a little where each mount that the bracket goes over and wouldn't sweep at all, and after pushing the housing back flat and messing with it a ton of times...it finally works. However, it works perfectly if the bracket isn't on it at all so i may hot glue it in place so i can remove it until I can go get some silicone to hold it in place...thoughts?


Second topic about these gauges. I wired into the clock connector and all the lights work correctly, the gauges come on, sweep...after an hour of messing with that one gauge, and are functioning properly.

If you are looking at the clock pod, they go, (Boost Oil Press Oil Temp). I wired a single power chord, that came with the gauge, to the clock connector. I then used the daisy chain power chords to connect the Boost to the Oil Press, then daisy chained with another chord to the Oil Temp. I want them to light up either all at once or Boost first, then Oil Press, then Oil Temp. What happens, no matter what, the Boost and Oil Pressure light up together and then the Oil temp is after them or Oil Temp first and then Boost and Oil Press together, after.

Should I wire them all with their own power chords and solder them together and then wire all of them as a whole to the clock pod? What I am trying to fix/figure out is that I want the opening ceremony to be all together or 1, 2, 3.

Does that make sense? Suggestions and comments appreciated

And I did email Prosport.
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Old 02-20-2014, 10:24 AM   #2
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The back of the oil pressure gauge is probably pulled out a little bit making the needle drag on the face. Just push the back of the gauge towards the face with your thumb. It should free up the needle.

It is possible to get the gauges to turn on in any sequence you want, but you need to add some external components.
The first gauge get wired directly to the power input.
The second gauge gets wired with a capacitor from power to ground, that will delay the voltage on start up.
The third gauge gets a larger value capacitor to delay the start up even more.

You need to play with the capacitor values to get the results you want. Note that I am talking about the microfarad value not the voltage rating.

If you can't get the results that you want with just the capacitors, you will need to add a resistor but some calculations are required for that.
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Old 02-20-2014, 12:12 PM   #3
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If I want them litterally a second apart, and I am using the oem clock clip for power, what capacitor would i do between 1 and 2, and then what between 2 and 3? I have extensive soldering skills so this isnt "scary or intimidating" to me at all
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Old 02-20-2014, 12:59 PM   #4
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To get them one second apart you will need more than capacitors and resistors. You need to make a timing circuit that sequences them on.
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