VEMS EAW-52 Round dual-display gauge
Also known as Smart-Round-Dual, the AfreshTiny was the working name for the round 52mm WBo2 meter design.
Same device can also be used for other functions, see AfreshTiny/OtherUses
- The recommended software for firmware upgrade and adjustments is VemsTune, where it's just one keypress to set reasonable DISPLAY-MODE after a firmware upgrade.
- Really read the upgrade instructions on AfreshTiny/FirmwareUpgrade if not using VemsTune. If not using the recommended software, and not reading the instructions, than:
- WARNING: when upgrading round to new 2010-09-xx firmware the old way (".bat"), one needs to upload config or adjust the display mode manually (otherwise display might be blank, which is a valid mode, it was requested for "night-cruising").
- AfreshTiny/DemoRound (display constant text, eg. shop window)
- AfreshTiny/AimDisplay (v3.x => RS232 => round displays runtime data )
Recent [vemstune] supports round firmware upgrade and operation with the non-AIM firmware (round firmware is also shipped inside, and ini also).
The AIM capable firmwares uses the Megatune (zipped in with the firmware)
The stable release:
Non-AIM: [round_2010-09-07_1.4.8.zip] (1.4.8) with Megatune
AIM: [round_2010-09-07_0.4.8.zip] (0.4.8)
Old releases : http://www.vems.hu/download/round/
- some useful linear wideband voltage output modes require this, see AfreshTiny/VoltageOutput
New features supported since 2010-03-29 firmware
- multiple RPM bins for boosttarget
- multiple RPM bins for boost reference PWM (refdc)
- These adjustable RPM bins provide fine control. (Note: in v3.x, (RPM,gear) can be used for even finer control)
- and producergas/woodgas mixture lambdacontrol (for engines that run on wood/waste)
- the air-mixing valve can be a 2-wire VW / Audi (VAG) PWM idle-PWM solenoid. Avoid the bigger "limphome" model that is open at 0%, closes most at 25%, and opens again from 25..100%
- Holding the button steps to next slot appr. every seconds (no need to press button many times)
- if enabled. shows "S-0" .. "S-7" (the next slot index) while pushing the button
- can be disabled in display settings menu, but we recommend to enable it
- Blank display, for "night-cruising"
- NO-Aim version:
- select blank.x for any slot (in display mode menu) - Round displays blank with only one dot (fixed dot position)
- OR select blank c0 .. c4 (in display mode menu) for any slot. Set the dot position in aim custom settings (adjustable dot position)
- Aim version:
- select for example "custom aim 3" (or other 0..4) (in display mode menu) for any slot
- AND (in aim custom settings menu), "custom 3 mul" = 0. Zero multiplier has special meaning: blank.
- set "custom 3 dot position"
- NO-Aim version:
- VemsTune (recommended instead of megatune)
- MegaTune (VemsTune is recommended instead)
Warning: the WBO2 sensor in the exhaust is ruined quickly if not heated. When the engine is running, keep the controller running too (so it keeps the sensor heated) or remove the sensor from the exhaust (and use a M18x1.5 mm plug).
- A more user friendly guide is found here: http://www.vems.co.uk/VEMSWB/UserGuide/README.html
- Round warning paper with WBO2 wire colors: http://vems.hu/download/round/docs/Round_pins1.doc
- We supply this printed paper with each round. This allows customers to push in the 6 WBO2 receptacles in the connector housing correctly (several customers asked that the WBO2 pins are not inserted in the connector housing during manufacturing, so they can pull through the firewall).
- The WBO2 pin 5 (pump-) wire is either transparent or thin brown (see the paper). The thicker brown wire is still the heater.
Allows mounting even with the tightest available space:
U-bracket mounting bracket:
The simple factory "harness" (with the DSUB15 female) only has supply wires and a fuse:
- +12V must be connected to the fuses (the wideband sensor internal heater consumes max 3A). Red wire on the picture.
- GND must be connected to the DSUB15 connector (blue wire on the picture)
- if you need special functions, like analog output, you need to open the DSUB15 and solder wire to the chosen pin (see pinout below)
- the EGT has a green cable with green (+) and white(-) wires: 25C/mV (=40uV/C in other words) sensitivity (offset and gain calibration capability in software): 0..48mV DC input for 0..1200C (+cold junction temperature must be added, that is inside the round case, normally appr 30C) and WBO2 use separate cables):
To connect for the WBO2 and EGT functionality is trivial (including datalogging with PC). The RPM input and voltage output has some options, detailed below (these functions are rarely used, but sometimes very useful).
The manufactured version features:
- 3 digit 7 segment LED (with dots)
- 4 digit 7 segment LED (with dots)
- Voltage output. High resolution (up to 5V, 12bit, programmable output curve)
- RS232 level
- directly plugs into PC
- or USB-RS232 adapter
- or small dongle for CAN-physical layer bus (will not need to be removed from network even for firmware reflash!)
- free outputs
- signal level (0..5V high resolution, external ground referenced)
- extra inputs
- analog input
- RPM input, or vehicle-speed (kmh / mph) or other frequency signal
Since this is meant as an easy-to-use device, first only very few features are supported.
- WBO2. Lambda value matches Bosch (manufacturer of the LSU4 sensor) specifications. Tested against very expensive 6-gas analyzers (with 2 - different - sensors in same exhaust stream) with very good match (showing 0.86 / 0.87 when the high-end analyzer displayed 0.86 lambda)
- EGT (with cold-junction measurement)
- null-offset calibration (egt_cal, mttg01mttc.. where replace .. with hexa number: C0 is default, 00 is maximum subtracted offset, 96C)
- Data can be logged to PC for further analysis
- Self-calibrating (no setup required, just plug and play)
RPM input (VR or HALL, several trigger-types)
- for logging
- or (RPM-dependent) boost-target
- or vehicle-speed sensor data can be sent over the network to GenBoard/VerThree even when both primary and secondary VR inputs of the v3.x are used up for the engine (the vehicle-speed and fuel consumption can be displayed and logged; also allows much better street-dyno implementation than without vehicle-speed)
Free air calibration
The RCal resistor in the sensor is supported, so calibration is not necessary. The optimal PID parameters are different in the exhaust stream and free air, so don't worry if free air reading is slightly off or even floating somewhat. Note that toleration in the lamdba range is very good: 5% error means (actual => reading) 0.8 => 0.81 lambda (since the difference from lambda=1.0 counts, which is 0.2 and 0.19 respectively).
RS232 - DSUB9 female. Note that any extension cable needs to be straight through and not cross-over.
- 2: RX
- 3: TX
- 5: GND
Main connector - DSUB15 male. Note that the (now standard) flying loom version has the WBO2 pins on the WBO2 connector, so those 5 pins (pin 2,3,4,5 and 7) of the DSUB15 are NOT connected:
- 1: Vout (Lambda output signal +) - configurable as either Narrow band, wideband 0-1v through to 0-5v.
- 6: VBatt+ (12V)
- 8: analog input for conditioned signal or NTC-type temperature sensor. The input has internal pullup to 4V. As a side-effect, an unconditioned signal (TPS) can slightly be raised (recalibrate TPS, or use 10k series resistor to decrease this effect). Pressure-sensors (MAP and boost) and MAF are usually conditioned (though we heard that a certain MAF was not)
- 9: Vout-gndref (voltage output signal) -. Connect to GND or max 2..5V potential (with higher voltage on this pin, max output voltage on Vout will be limited).
- 10: RPM/Wheel Speed input. This input is internally protected ( +-15V capable ) but also sensitive (can sense 0/3V or even lower)
- 11: RPM reference threshold voltage of the RPM input can be adjusted; leave open unless needed:
- pull with a 47k..100k resistor to 0V to make it sensitive to extremely low signal
- or pull with 47k..200k resistor to WBO2/pin5 (which is pump- = 4V) to make it less sensitive (more tolerant to noise)
- 12: 5A Power control
- 13: Power GND connect all GND-s
- 14: Power GND connect all GND-s
- 15: GND (Power or signal) connect all GND-s. If you connect this ground to the EGT- (sensor - white wire) than this can be separate from the pin14 and pin14 (pin12 and pin14 always used for powerGND)
- Also wire supply voltage to WBO2 Heater to sensor pin 3 through 5A fuse (already wired this way in the supplied harness)
And for roundV2:
More printable user-guides are at: