VBOX Micro | 10Hz Data Logger

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Overview

VBOX MicroVBOX Micro is a small, water resistant (IP66) GPS data logger designed for harsher environments and is very well suited to long term data collection.

Log rates can be configured from 10Hz down to 1 sample per minute. A versatile CAN interface allows data to be logged from a vehicle's CAN bus or from any of the VBOX interface modules.

VBOX Micro is ideal for durability testing, motorcycles, boats, mining trucks and race cars.

Features

Features

  • Logs data at up to 10Hz directly to compact flash card
  • User adjustable log rate from 100ms/sample to 60s/sample
  • VCI CAN input for connection to third-party CAN modules and Vehicle CAN
  • Files are stored into folders by date
  • Low power consumption means VBOX Micro can run for days on a compact battery pack
  • IP66 rated enclosure
  • Logging of up to 13 GPS channels, plus module dependent CAN channels
  • A persistent odometer channel helps track long distance tests over multiple days or weeks
  • LED operational status indication
  • Supplied with VBOX tools data analysis software

Applications

Applications

Due to its small size and ruggedness, VBOX Micro is ideal for: 

  • Fuel economy testing
  • Durability testing
  • Tyre testing
  • Real world verification

Inputs / Outputs

Inputs / Outputs

VBMIC01C-inputs-outputs

Inputs 

  • CAN Bus
    CAN connection for Racelogic modules only.
  • VCI CAN Bus
    Allows the user to log incoming CAN data from other systems.
    Note: Unit does not connect to other Racelogic CAN modules when VCI CAN input is active.
  • USB
    For configuration only.

Outputs

  • CAN Bus
    Not active when VCI input is enabled.
    Option to output live data to an OLED or Speed & Route Profiler display.

Parameters

Parameters

The VBOX Micro records the following parameters as standard: 

  • Time
  • Position
  • Speed
  • Vertical velocity
  • Longitudinal acceleration
  • Lateral acceleration
  • Distance since reset
  • Height
  • Accumulated distance
  • Heading

You can also record other parameters, either by connecting to:

  • your vehicle's CAN bus, or 
  • a suitable external input module

Specs

Specifications

Velocity

  • Accuracy: 0.1 Km/h
    (averaged over 4 samples)
  • Units: Km/h or Mph
  • Update rate: 10 Hz
  • Maximum velocity: 1000 Mph
  • Minimum velocity: 0.1 Km/h
  • Resolution: 0.01 Km/h
  • Latency: >160 ms

Distance

  • Accuracy: 0.05 % (<50cm per Km)
  • Units: Metres / Feet
  • Update rate: 10 Hz
  • Resolution: 1 cm

 Absolute Positioning

  • Accuracy: 3m *
  • Height Accuracy: 10m *
  • Update rate: 10 Hz
  • Resolution: 1 cm

Acceleration

  • Accuracy: 1%
  • Maximum: 4 G
  • Resolution: 0.01 G
  • Update rate: 10 Hz

 Heading

  • Resolution: 0.01°
  • Accuracy: 0.1°

Time

  • Resolution: 0.01 s
  • Accuracy: 0.05 s 

Memory

  • Type: Compact Flash Card
  • Dependant on CF capacity. Data logged at 123bits sample equates to approx. 110 hours on a 512MB CF card logging all GPS channels at 10Hz.

Power

  • Input Voltage Range: 6 – 30V DC
  • Current: Typically 70mA

Environmental and Physical

  • Weight: Approx. 275 grams
  • Size: 105 x 85 x 30mm
  • Operating temperature: -10°C to +60°C
  • Storage temperature: -40°C to +85°C
 

Definitions
* 95% Circle of Error Probable (CEP) = 95% of the time the position readings will fall within a circle of the stated radius.

Download or print datasheet here.