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Old 11-29-2012, 11:21 AM   #1
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Default Laptop to Display Temperatures/Pressures from Sensors?

Can't seem to find the answer, I'm not really into physical gauges and want to display:

Boost pressure
Oil temperature
Oil Pressure

All on a 7" dedicated display that is attached to a laptop via VGA. Oil temps & pressure are not part of the factory sensors so OBD II would be useless for these (not to mention its already slow).

What I am asking is: Can I get a laptop to read / translate a signal from an aftermarket oil temperature / pressure sensor?

Is there anyway to make it output from the OBDII? (I can order those OBDII blue tooth readers which will wirelessly transmit all the info to my laptop, which I can do already but its limited to what the OBD will output).

Edit: magden looks like it will do the job but what sensors does it use exactly? (HKS CAMP2 needs its own sensor for example) Are there alternatives (its discontinued)
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Old 11-29-2012, 03:12 PM   #2
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Can't seem to find the answer, I'm not really into physical gauges and want to display:

Boost pressure
Oil temperature
Oil Pressure

All on a 7" dedicated display that is attached to a laptop via VGA. Oil temps & pressure are not part of the factory sensors so OBD II would be useless for these (not to mention its already slow).

What I am asking is: Can I get a laptop to read / translate a signal from an aftermarket oil temperature / pressure sensor?

Is there anyway to make it output from the OBDII? (I can order those OBDII blue tooth readers which will wirelessly transmit all the info to my laptop, which I can do already but its limited to what the OBD will output).

Edit: magden looks like it will do the job but what sensors does it use exactly? (HKS CAMP2 needs its own sensor for example)
Is it possible? Yes... but it might require some work with a project board and writing software to get communication setup with the sensors. I highly doubt there are sensors out there that work over USB.
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Old 11-29-2012, 08:38 PM   #3
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For anyone who is interested..

Some tough digging has lead me here...

http://www.palmerperformance.com/store/

I get the impression that the PLX wideband and other sensors work on a stand alone system and can be either plugged into their digital gauges (which aren't bad considering you can make your own skins) or hopefully plugged in to a PC


I'll call Palmer performance and see if this can be done



EDIT:

YES! You can buy aftermarket sensors (Bosch LSU 4.2) and hook them up to a standalone reader by PLX devices, which can be daisy chained together and finally send one signal to your PC where you need software such as Scan XL or dashcommand

http://www.plxdevices.com/product_cat.php?id=DATA

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Old 12-01-2012, 12:58 AM   #4
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Is it possible? Yes... but it might require some work with a project board and writing software to get communication setup with the sensors. I highly doubt there are sensors out there that work over USB.
Unless you have spare time and enjoy building your own boards for fun, Zeitronix makes a unit that will receive signals from half a dozen sensors (wideband, EGT, Pressure, Temp). It has a serial/usb output and has been supported by Romraider and Cobb loggers for a while.

Romraider FAQ: "Does RomRaider support aftermarket wideband O2 sensor logging?"
According to the FAQ list Zeitronix and PLX also provide EGT, pressure and temp sensor...

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Old 12-01-2012, 01:27 AM   #5
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2JZ,

I just check your links. The PLX hardware looks very promising. I'd investigate it more, but I already have Zeitronix running my Wideband, EGT, Oil Temp+Pressure, Fuel Pressure. It also has slots has can tap into RPM and TPS, but as OBDII is already providing this to my PC, I didn't hook it up (Also, I'd feel like a retard having with my throttle position displayed with drive by cable).

I didn't see PLX's gauges on the PPE page. The one's Zeitronix sells are "multi-gauges". You can page though a half dozen signals on the same gauge. I have two and can display AFR, Lambda, Oil temp, EGT or boost, on both. I usually keep one on Oil and the other on EGT (silent killers). They also have a digital read out in the middle and a led ring around the outside. Your can display one signal on the center digits and a different signal on the ring. So you could have four separate signals up on two gauges at a time, but to be honest I find the center ring difficult to track visually.
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Old 12-01-2012, 01:33 AM   #6
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I am using the PLX gauges to a CarPC that uses DashCommand to display everything. I even have a custom dashboard you can use. Check it out.

forums.nasioc.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2416783

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Old 12-01-2012, 02:49 PM   #7
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E-mailed, just buy the sensors, install in a chain, plug in the USB to your computer, and run dashcommand. You will need a OBDII to USB or the PLX Kiwi2 (which is a pain in the ass to link).
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Old 05-01-2013, 08:48 PM   #8
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Im using a PLX Kiwi2 (OBDII) with the daisy chained external sensor add on, through wifi to my ipad. The program I use is Dashcommand. I had no trouble linking, however it is inconvenient that the wifi wont auto connect. I have read that the latest update will work on android devices.
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Old 05-02-2013, 03:21 PM   #9
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OBD will only spit whatever sensor is installed by default in the car - AFAIK, oil pressure/temperature are not in the list though.
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