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    Hey,

    Just wanna point out that i wrote a long response to all the comments with a few pictures last night, but the forum told me that it wouldnt appear until a moderator had approved it. Can any mods out there help me out with this?

    thanks

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    post approved.
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    Hi,

    Just thought a recent update to my front-end was worth a post, It's a nitrous controller that takes care of opening the NOS bottle, reading the NOS pressure, energising the solenoid relay and energising the purge relay. The software can't fire the solenoids directly for the sake of safety, you still have to have your foot to the floor, i.e. W.O.T.

    It's a pretty simple system at the moment, although i guess it could be implemented to a gradual NOS controller in the future:





    Jonny

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    Very nice.
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    Almost forgot,

    I also finished the power controller a few weeks ago:



    It can read the battery voltage and the current being used by all the non-standard equipment in the car. If the battery voltage drops too low for too long or the current being used is too high for the wiring/main fuse then it will:

    1. Lower the music volume
    2. Turn off the interior neons/LED's
    3. turn off the monitors (except the main touchscreen)
    4. turn off the sub amps
    5. etc
    6. etc

    It warns you regularly that the voltage is low or current is too high and that it's taking measures to resolve it. It's last ditch action is to de-energise the main contactor (cuts power to all additional equipment in the car except the carPC and touchscreen), then it shuts itself down (after activating a little flashing LED to tell you that its shut down because of a power shortage).

    Then its up to you to push start the car!

    j

    p.s. still havent decided if the gauge colours are too bright, might darken them a little

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    Quote Originally Posted by Greeno2k8 View Post
    Almost forgot,

    I also finished the power controller a few weeks ago:



    It can read the battery voltage and the current being used by all the non-standard equipment in the car. If the battery voltage drops too low for too long or the current being used is too high for the wiring/main fuse then it will:

    1. Lower the music volume
    2. Turn off the interior neons/LED's
    3. turn off the monitors (except the main touchscreen)
    4. turn off the sub amps
    5. etc
    6. etc

    It warns you regularly that the voltage is low or current is too high and that it's taking measures to resolve it. It's last ditch action is to de-energise the main contactor (cuts power to all additional equipment in the car except the carPC and touchscreen), then it shuts itself down (after activating a little flashing LED to tell you that its shut down because of a power shortage).

    Then its up to you to push start the car!

    j

    p.s. still havent decided if the gauge colours are too bright, might darken them a little

    Brilliant!!

    And here I thought have a switch/relay to transfer the water pump and fans from 12V to 8V, to conserve power, was cool!

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    now that is a bad *** system,

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    Thanks,

    Just finished fabricating/wiring the main centre console panel with 7" touchscreen, USB HDD dock, GPS dongle charger and the front LED's. Ive posted a very quick (and also veeerrryyy low quality) video below.

    I'll make a better vid in the next day or two and post some info about the panel in the fabrication section.

    XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

    EDIT: Just updated the previous video witha better quality version. It's only just been uploaded to youtube so might take a while to process:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ci7ZiEHEJeA

    J

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    dosnt the LEDs affect your driving? looks like it would keep my eyes off the road.
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    lol, they're only for show.

    The inside of the car is far too bright when they're on to even consider driving, unless you were wearing blinkers, lol.

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