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    Digital Gauges Startup

    I was thinking of replacing my HKS Camp 1 system for either a Magden M1 system or a DashCommand due to being able to display more than 4 gauge readings [on the same screen].

    I really like the DashCommand r35 skin layout and the customizable gauge display.

    Is there anything I can do to just have the Dashcommand start upon the turn of the key? Much like the HKS Camp system and I THINK the Magden system.

    Can anyone share their time from the turn of the key to the actual display of the Dashcommand?

    I don't really need the CarPC except for the digital gauges.

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    It is possible to have DashCommand turn on with the key. You can put an "ignition smart" power supply in your CarPC, which will turn on the PC when the engine is started, and power down the PC when the engine is stopped. Then you have to setup DashCommand to automatically start when the PC is booted up.

    This CarPC installation was done that way:
    YouTube Video

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    Quote Originally Posted by WestonAtPPE View Post
    It is possible to have DashCommand turn on with the key. You can put an "ignition smart" power supply in your CarPC, which will turn on the PC when the engine is started, and power down the PC when the engine is stopped. Then you have to setup DashCommand to automatically start when the PC is booted up.

    This CarPC installation was done that way:
    YouTube Video
    Does DashCommand allows us to run aftermarket sensors (ie Wideband with a higher resolution) like the Magden does?

    To my knowledge the Magden is a Linux based CarPC that monitors OBD2. It however allows for a "Zeitronix wideband" and boost sensor. I mean if we are putting on an aftermarket turbokit I would like the DashCommand to monitor Boost and Wideband (not through an OBD2 o2 sensor, due to the narrowness of it.)

    If I build a CarPC (haven't yet) will I be able to add additional sensors other than the factory ones through OBD2?

    If so how? can you point me to a thread?

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    Does DashCommand allows us to run aftermarket sensors (ie Wideband with a higher resolution) like the Magden does?

    To my knowledge the Magden is a Linux based CarPC that monitors OBD2. It however allows for a "Zeitronix wideband" and boost sensor. I mean if we are putting on an aftermarket turbokit I would like the DashCommand to monitor Boost and Wideband (not through an OBD2 o2 sensor, due to the narrowness of it.)

    If I build a CarPC (haven't yet) will I be able to add additional sensors other than the factory ones through OBD2?

    If so how? can you point me to a thread?

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    DashCommand does allow you to run external sensors. You set it up in the Settings page, under the Aux Input tab.

    DashCommand is a free download, you can check it out before you buy it.
    http://www.palmerperformance.com/downloads.php

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    oh my bad, I probably would have found that out by playing with the software, but I have a mac so I didn't get to play around with it yet.

    Well I guess I will be building a carPC first then checking DashCommand out!

    Do the optional Aux Input tab read data off of what kind of Port? (ie LPT, USB, Serial)

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    The Aux Inputs can be connected to any COM Port, whether serial, USB, etc., or can be used over WiFi using PLX Device's Kiwi WiFi with iMFD after the next update (that option is only for PLX Device's sensors).

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