Powerware Horsepower Computer System ST-2400S User Manual

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Model ST-2400S

Horsepower Computer System

User Manual

In the USA:

Star Test Dynamometer, Inc.

712 Thistlewood Court

Normal, IL 61761

Phone: (309) 826-1484

In Mexico, Central & South America: Negociaciones Fuentes S.A. DE CV Av. La Luz 4549 Col. Cortijo del Rio Monterey, N.L. Mexico 64890 Phone: 81.8349.1416

Manufacturered by: Ries Labs, Inc.

2275 Raven Road

Farina, IL 62838

Phone: (618) 238-1400 eMail: admin@rieslabs.com

Table of Contents

 

Description ----------------------------------------------------------------

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Installation ----------------------------------------------------------------

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Power Supply ---------------------------------------------------------

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Operation of the unit from 220-260 VAC 50-60 Hz -----------

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Operation ------------------------------------------------------------------

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Computer Function Switch ----------------------------------------

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System Power LED --------------------------------------------------

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Torque Set Switch ---------------------------------------------------

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Printer/Computer Interface ---------------------------------------

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Computer Software for the 2400S horsepower computer ---

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Calibration Software for the 2400S -----------------------

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Dyno32 Software ----------------------------------------------

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DynoGraph Software ----------------------------------------

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Calibration -------------------------------------------------------------

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Calibration Procedures -------------------------------------

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Calibration Procedure Notes ------------------------------

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Torque Calibration Notes ---------------------------------

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In case of Difficulty -----------------------------------------------------

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Description:

The function of the Model 2400S Horsepower Computer is to provide the operator with a continuous digital readout of the RPM, TORQUE, POWER (Horsepower or Kilowatts) and percentage of Torque Rise ( % TORQUE RISE) when properly attached to a compatible dynamometer.

The RPM readout shows the operator the rotation speed (rotations per minute) of the power shaft of the dynamometer. The RPM is measured by a pickup and gear combination that is mounted on the dynamometer and coupled to the power shaft of the dynamometer.

The TORQUE readout shows the operator the torque (Foot-Pounds or Newton-Meters) being produced by the prime mover being tested. This is the same as the torque applied to the dynamometer by the power source (motor, engine, drive wheels, etc.). The torque is measured by a load cell that is mounted on the dynamometer.

The POWER readout shows the operator the amount of power being produced by the prime mover and applied to the dynamometer. This is the same as the power being absorbed by the dynamometer. It is computed by the Horsepower Computer using the RPM and Torque measurements using the formulae below:

HORSEPOWER = ( RPM * TORQUE (foot-pounds) ) / 5252

KILOWATTS = ( RPM * TORQUE (Newton-Meters)) / 9549

The % Torque Rise (% Torque Load) meter shows the torque as a percentage compared to a reference torque value. It is used to measure the “lugging ability” of an engine.

The Horsepower Computer has a RS-232 compatible serial interface which can be connected EITHER to compatible serial printer OR to an external computer system. When connected to a printer, the system may be used to provide a “hard copy” printout of measurement results. When connected to an external computer, the system may be used for printing, storing, graphing, (etc.) the measurements performed by the dynamometer system (including the dynamometer, horsepower computer, and external computer).

Installation:

The Model 2400S horsepower computer should be installed in a location where the unit is not exposed to wetness, extremely high temperatures, prolonged direct sunlight, or other

environmental factors that would shorten the life expectancy of the unit.

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Power Supply:

The Model 2400S horsepower computer is normally operated from 110 to 125 VAC (60 Hz) using the outlet mounted power supply that is supplied with the unit. The power consumption of the computer is very low and the unit has a very high tolerance for power supply variations, so nearly any standard 115 VAC utility power outlet should power the unit adequately. See (below) information on a special (optional) “wide-range” power supply which will power the unit properly when the line voltage is either very low or very high.

The computer may also be operated from a source of 12 to 18 Volts DC such as a small DC power supply or 12 Volt storage battery. If a storage battery is used, be sure that it is properly charged. If the battery voltage is low, the POWER LED of the unit will flash “on” and “off” about once every second – indicating that the power supply voltage is inadequate to power the unit properly. NOTE: WHEN

OPERATING THE UNIT FROM A BATTERY OR POWER SUPPLY, THE POLARITY (+/- WIRING) MUST BE CORRECT OR THE UNIT WILL NOT OPERATE. WIRING A BATTERY OR POWER SUPPLY TO THE UNIT WITH IMPROPER POLARITY MAY RESULT IN DAMAGE TO THE UNIT.

Operation of the unit from a 110 to 250 VAC 50 to 60 Hz power source

A special “universal input” power supply is available (as an option) which will allow the unit to be operated from a wide range of AC power sources – both domestic and international.

This power supply has a detachable power cable which may be easily replaced with a power cable which matches the local power system.

This power supply is also very useful when operating the unit from power sources which may be lower than standard and/or slightly erratic. This power supply will result in proper operation when the AC power source is a low as about 90 Volts AC.

Operation:

The horsepower computer normally operates with a two second measurement cycle. It can optionally be factory programmed for a one second measurement cycle. During the measurement cycle, the RPM of the dynamometer shaft is measured along with the torque sensed by the dynamometer load cell. At the end of each measurement cycle, the RPM and TORQUE values (averaged over the measurement interval) are displayed and the POWER and % TORQUE RISE

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values are computed and displayed. This process is repeated continuously while the unit is in operation.

Computer Function Switch:

The computer function switch is used to turn the system power ON/OFF and to control the functional operation of the horsepower computer. The function switch has four positions ( “OFF”, “ZERO”, “CHECK”, and “RUN”).

In the “OFF” position, the power to the horsepower computer (and the load cell, etc.) is turned “OFF”. The power is turned “ON” in the other three positions of the computer function switch.

The horsepower computer has two user controllable self test modes (“ZERO” and “CHECK”). These can be used to test much of the horsepower computer’s internal circuits for proper operation. In the ZERO position, internal test signals are fed into the RPM and TORQUE measurement circuits. In the ZERO position of the function switch, these signals should result in readings of zero on all four displays. If the reading of any display remains substantially different from zero (more than +/- 1 or 2 counts) when in the zero mode, some type of malfunction of the unit is indicated.

The second user controllable test mode is the CHECK mode. In this mode, internal test signals are fed to the RPM and TORQUE measuring circuits to simulate normal operation of the unit at about 37.5 % of full scale torque. The actual readings shown on the displays of the unit depend on internal factory set optional settings – principally the full scale torque value (which corresponds to the size of the load cell being used with the unit). The RPM display should read about 4000 RPM (+/- 1 or 2 counts) on all units. The Torque display should read about 37.5 % of the load cell rating. Refer to the tables below for the proper readings of the Torque and Power displays for your unit. The Power reading should agree with the power you compute from the actual RPM and TORQUE readings (within +/- 1 or 2 counts) using the above formulae for the horsepower or kilowatts.

Load Cell Rating (Ft.-Lbs.)

Torque (Ft.-Lbs.)

Power (HP)

100

37.50

28.56

200

75.00

57.10

500

187.5

142.8

1,000

375.0

285.6

2,000

750.0

571.0

5,000

1875

1428

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10,000

 

3750

2856

 

CHECK readings using Ft.-Lbs. & Horsepower

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