How to Configure the Way Input Readings are Reported

The way to configure how input readings are reported depends on if your account has support for Install Types. If you have Install Types, users with permission can configure inputs for common setups, then the configuration is specified for many vehicles at once by assigning them all the same Install Type.

If you do not have support for Install Types, inputs must be configured on a vehicle-by-vehicle basis. For each vehicle:
 

1.From the Main section of the navigation bar choose Vehicles.
2.Locate the vehicle in the list.
3.Click the vehicle name and select Edit Vehicle from the pop-up menu to display the Vehicle Details dialog box:
4.Select the Hardware tab.
5.Click Devices and ensure the devices are connected.
6.Click Save to save your changes in the Devices dialog box.
7.Click Inputs for a list of inputs. For each input in the list, click it to configure the input (see Configuring inputs below).
8.Click Save.

Configuring Inputs

When configuring inputs, your options differ, depending on whether it is a digital or analog input.

Analog inputs

Analog inputs give you the following options:

Connected:

Select the check box to specify that the input is connected.

Show In History:

Select the check box to specify that information from the input will be displayed in histories and reports.

Tag:

Specify the name for this input that will be displayed in histories and reports.

Offset:

Specify a value that is added to the analog readings from the input. This lets you adjust the “0” point of readings to convert to display units.

Multiplier:

Specify a number by which readings are multiplied to convert to display units.

Units:

Specify the label for the display units (for example, “Volts”).

Range Low:

If you want to monitor that readings fall within a specified range, enter the low value of the range. This is the low value after readings are converted to display units.

Range High:

If you want to monitor that readings fall within a specified range, enter the high value of the range. This is the high value after readings are converted to display units.

Handling:

Specify when readings from this input should be included in histories and reports. Possible values are:

Display always.
Display when outside range.
Display time and max/min value when outside range.

Digital inputs

Digital inputs give you the following options:

Connected:

Select the check box to specify that the input is connected.

Show In History:

Select the check box to specify that information from the input will be displayed in histories and reports.

Inverted:

Select the check box if the digital input is "On" when the signal is at ground (low) and "Off" when the signal is high.

Always off when Ign is off:

Select the check box if this input should always be read as "off" (ground) when the ignition is off.

Tag:

Specify the name for this input that will be displayed in histories and reports.

On Tag:

If enabled, specify the tag that will be displayed in histories and reports for the input value when it is "On".

Off Tag:

If enabled, specify the tag that will be displayed in histories and reports for the input value when it is "Off".

Handling:

Specify when readings from this input should be included in histories and reports. Possible values include:
 

Display time in "On" state monitors when the input is on (the sensor goes high and Inverted is false or the sensor goes to ground and Inverted is true).
Display time in "Off" state monitors when the input is off.
Show changes monitors how often the input changes (goes from on to off or vice versa).
Show changes with time monitors when the input changes and notes the time of those changes.

Type:

Select the type of device this input connects to.

If you set Type to any of the following, the input readings can be used in Engine diagnostics reports:

IGNITION
SEATBELT
PTO
BOOM
PONY_MOTOR