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ECUTalk Consult LCD V2 Display

ECUTalk Consult LCD V2 Display
 
ECUTalk LCD V2 ($280 + post, +$15 for blue)

For Nissan vehicles with a consult port!
Postage included in total price shown
1-4 days to Australia, 5-15 working days overseas.

AUSTRALIAN BUYERS   OVERSEAS BUYERS
Green $290AUD Blue $305AUD Green $305AUD Blue $320AUD
Buy Green V2 Display (Australia) Buy Blue V2 Display (Australia) Buy Green V2 Display (Overseas) Buy Blue V2 Display (Overseas)
 
 
ECUTalk LCD V2 for some OBDII ($295+post)

For the very few Nissan vehicles with an OBDII plug
that are NOT really OBDII, but still original Consult:
Patrol/Navara/Terrano with TB45E/non-CRD ZD30 &
R50 Pathfinder with VG33E. Any other, contact us.
Wont work on REAL OBDII cars!
AUSTRALIAN BUYERS   OVERSEAS BUYERS
Green $305AUD Blue $320AUD Green $320AUD Blue $335AUD
Buy Green V2 Display w/OBDII Plug (Australia) Buy Blue V2 Display w/OBDII Plug (Australia) Buy Green V2 Display w/OBDII Plug (Overseas) Buy Blue V2 Display w/OBDII Plug (Overseas)

Availability - In Stock

All display options are in stock, and can be purchased from the links above

Note: Some pictures below show older display, not the newer slim displays (shown above). Also, the enclosures will now be glossy slim ones (see news post for sample of glossy look).

Compatibility

Please see the userguide for compatiblity list. Other cars outside of this, contact us. Note: Diesel vehicles do NOT support fuel metering as this information is not available from the ECU. Supported sensors also differ from standard petrol ones and some will have diesel specific sensors in place of unsupports petrol specific ones. ZD30 Patrol owners (mainly GU III), see this potential issue. If it affects you to point where the display is not useful, you can return it for a refund.

Background

The ECUTalk Consult LCD Display is a diagnostic and monitoring display for Nissan cars supporting the Consult diagnostic protocol. The display is �plug and play� into the factory consult port (14 pin grey female connector located near the driver�s side fuse box). For more info, see the userguide.

Here is an extremely unrehearsed demonstration of it: 19MB divx avi. A noticable omissions was I forgot to show when you turn it over from KM to Mi (miles), it switches to MPH for speeds and MPG for economy (see images below).

The display has two main display screens, a sensor display screen, and a trip meter screen. The display has a USB port, and can be used as a USB consult interface by selecting USBIF mode from the main menu, and then normal consult applications (including the free ECUTalk software and others listed on the consult cable page) can be used from your laptop.

Quick Reference Guide

One user of the display (Patrick Adams) has compiled a quick reference guide for navigating around the display, giving a brief overview of the functions (explained down further on this page), and which buttons get you to which parts of the display (it soon becomes apparent the left button is the menu/enter button, and the right is the 'cursor' move button. You can download this guide here.

Note: The pictures below are of the older non-slim display, and are just to show different screen information


Blue Trip Meter Screen
Green Imperial Trip Meter Screen

Features

Note: Features are dependant on the specific car the display is hooked up to. Diesel cars DO NOT have fuel monitoring or adjustment capabilities as fuelling information and adjustment capabilities are not available from the ECU.

  1. Sensor display, showing speed, rpm, battery voltage, fuel economy (on petrol vehicles only), injector duty cycle (both banks if available), ignition timing, AAC, O2 voltage (both banks if available), water temp, AFM voltage (both banks if available), TPS voltage/%. Note: Diesel vehicles may have alternative diesel specific sensors displayed in place of the petrol specific sensors: injector duty cycle, ignition timing, and AAC.
  2. Trip meter display, showing current speed, fuel economy, and trip average speed, average fuel economy, fuel used, fuel usage rate, distance travelled, and time elapsed, for both the current trip, and all trips since last cleared. Note: Fuel readings are only supported on petrol vehicles.
  3. Fault code reading and clearing
  4. Integrated USB consult interface passthru (the same as using a normal USB consult interface)
  5. Maximum/peak sensor values recorded for the current trip
  6. Time trials (0-60, 0-100, 0-160, 400m)
  7. User-Definable Alerts, for Temperature, Injectors, Speed, Air Flow, RPM and Voltage - buzzes/flashes when alert triggered
  8. Adjustments Ability to adjust fuel/ignition timing across the board on petrol vehicles only.
  9. Options (KPH/MPH, C/F, and TPS V/% settings, injector/cylinder setup for economy readings for petrol vehicles)
There is a video demonstration of the older V1 display here (and text commentary). While there have been more functions added to V2 display, the general menu layout and feel of the device is similar. There is also a video of a early display prototype (from 2005) which shows the blue screen in action. Also see the second paragraph of this page for video of this specific display.

V2 Display Enclosure

Hardware Specifications

  1. Dimensions: The unit is 144mm wide, 48h, and 33d (buttons protrude 3mm), and weighs ~250g
  2. Enclosure: Matte/textured black, polycarbonate plastic, 3mm nominal thickness. Enclosure sockets together with 2 �C� pieces, no glue is used or required.
  3. LCD module: 20x4 character display with backlight. Contrast and backlight are adjustable in the LCD options. Green and Blue screen options are available.
  4. Buttons: The display has 2 black buttons (ignore colour of pictured buttons below), the left is the �enter� button, and the right is the �cursor� button. Enter typically selects menu items, and cursor moves the cursor to different menu items.
  5. USB port: There is a USB type B connector below the buttons. The display comes with a USB cable, its the typical USB male A to USB male B style for printers.
  6. Micro SD card slot: On the left of the display there is a microsd card slot. This is intended for possible future expandability, and the initial release firmware (v2.00) will not utilise it at all. If this is used in the future, the data on it may not be FAT file system compatible, and as such any data on it will be lost, and it will not be readable (without formatting) in normal card readers etc.
  7. Buzzer: The display has an onboard buzzer for future features (via firmware upgrades) such as warnings or alerts (e.g. over temperature). You may hear this �click� when the display is turned on, reset, etc.
  8. Cable: The display has a ~145cm black cable with a male consult plug on the end. If you have purchased a display with OBDII adaptor, then the OBDII adaptor is roughly 10-20cm long and has a female consult plug (connecting to the display) and male OBDII plug, connecting to the vehicle.
LCD Colour Note: The blue display is a negative mode display, and competing light sources may make it harder to see than the green screen, as a result it may also have lower viewing angles. The rise/fall time of the display (similar to computer LCD response time ms rating) also appears slower than the green. Keep this in mind when choosing which LCD colour to get. Also, the image below is more accurate representation of blueness of screen than the image higher up which is a bit washed out

Sensor Display
Sensor Display
Trip Meter Display
Trip Meter Display
Main Menu
Main Menu
Fault Codes
Fault Codes
Time Trials
Time Trials
Time Trial
Time Trial
Peak Values
Peak Values
Options
Options
LCD Options
LCD Options
Unit Options
Unit Options

Both V2 Displays