Manuale – Start EVO Cod. ST100E

Manuale – Start EVO Cod. ST100E
1 - Introduction
1.1 - GPS Technology
1.2 - Item Check List
1.3 - Technical features
1.4 - Important notes for a correct use
2 - Installation
2.1 - Positioning
2.2 - Connecting to the power cord
2.3 - Connecting the engine revs wire
2.4 - Connecting the temperature sensor
2.5 - Connecting the throttle opening wire
2.6 - Connecting the exhaust gas temperature sensor
2.7 - Removing and installing the batteries
3 - Keys and signal leds
4 - Display views and screen shots available
5 - Turning on and off the chronometer
5.1 - Viewing the installed firmware
6 - Tracks setting
6.1 - Setting a new track
6.2 - Editing the tracks names
6.3 - Uploading a saved track
7 - The chronometer feature
7.1 - Acquiring the satellites
7.2 - The time keeping
8 - Operating with the recorded times
8.1 - Viewing the list of all recorded times
8.2 - Viewing the best lap and ideal time
8.3 - Deleting the recorded times
8.4 - Viewing the top values reached
9 - The memory recording
9.1 - Clearing the memory
10 - Device setup
10.1- Setting the units of measurement
11 - Bluetooth
11.1- Bluetooth settings
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Thank you for choosing a PZRacing product. “Start” is a range of last generation GPS
chronometers, a technology that involves various benefits: first of all, you do not need anymore to
trouble positioning the transmitter on the trackside, further more you can view on the display
information such as the split-times, and at last, thanks to the dedicated software, you can see all the
paths taken on the circuit. “Start” uses a 10Hz GPS technology, which makes it a unique product,
because it allows to assess the lap times with extreme precision, no matter what vehicle is ridden.
IMPORTANT NOTE: All PZRacing products are water resistant but not waterproof, do not
wash the product under water jet pressure, the product could be irreparably damaged.
The Global Positioning System (GPS) is a space-based satellite positioning and navigation system
that, through a dedicated network of artificial satellites in orbit, provides a GPS receiver
information about its geographic coordinates and time, whatever the weather and anywhere on
Earth. The functioning principle is based upon a method of spherical positioning that starts from
measuring the time that takes a radio signal to cover the distance between the satellite and the
receiver. One of the main features to set the GPS receivers apart from one another is the updating
frequency, expressed in Hertz (Hz); this measure indicates how many times per second the satellite
receiver can update its position. “Start” is supplied with a last generation GPS receiver, with an
updating frequency of 10Hz (10 times in a second); this implies a greater precision in time
assessment and trajectories view.
N 1 Start EVO ST100E
N 1 engine revs wire (black wire)
N 1 NTC thermistor (temperature sensor)
N 1 TPS wire for analog input (yellow wire)
N 1 6-pin connector cable
Quick start instructions manual
Plastic sticky Velcro tape for the fixing
# 2 screws for fixing on bracket 3,5x13mm
PZRacing sticker
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Integrated 10 Hz GPS receiver
Precision 1/100s
Management of 2 split-times
Ideal time estimate
Storage of every lap maximum speed
Memory: 150 laps, 50 sessions, 130 minutes
Storage of top values reached (rpm + engine temperature)
Engine counter resettable to zero
Data capture of: Lap times, Trajectories, Speed, Acceleration/deceleration, Engine
revolutions, Engine temperature, TPS (or thermocouple temperature optional)
Sampling frequency: 10Hz
4 different screen views
Bluetooth data download
“Best Lap” and best split-time Led
25mm graphic display
Gap between Best lap / previous lap
Storage of 6 tracks coordinates
Self switching off feature
Shockproof box
Dimensions: 78x63x32mm
– The device is to be used outdoor only.
– Before using, it is necessary to wait for the satellite reception to be completed, wait for
the “S” on the display to stop blinking (see chap. 7.2).
– After a long period of inactivity, a battery change or a relevant change of position the
satellite reception can take up to 4/5 minutes to be completed.
During a normal use on track the time to get full satellite reception goes down to a few
On vehicles with strong electromagnetic emissions like scooters, karts and minimoto, it
is necessary to use resistant spark plugs and cups with a 5 K resistance.
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Start’s integrated GPS receiver makes the installation a very easy task. Position the chronometer so
that it is facing up towards the sky and it allows the pilot the best field of vision as possible. The
Start’s GPS receiver is located on the device’s upper side, for this reason it is advised to place the
chronometer in a vertical position or horizontally, as shown in the following picture:
To secure the chronometer it is possible to use the Velcro tape provided or, after creating a bracket,
to screw the 2 screws supplied in the box to the 2 bores on the back of the chronometer body.
Please note that the optional fixing kits for handlebars ST101/M, for steering wheels ST101/K and
for windscreen ST101/C are also available.
Start EVO can be powered by either internal batteries or an external 12V battery; at the time of
purchase internal batteries are included and already inserted within the device. If internal batteries
are used, do not connect to other power supply.
IMPORTANT NOTE: do not use both power supply modalities at the same time, the device
would get damaged.
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External 12V battery: remove the two internal batteries (see chapter 2.7); the 6-pin plug black
wire will need to be attached to the “ground”, that is to the frame or directly to the negative clip of
the battery, while the 6-pin plug red wire will need to be connected directly to the “positive” on the
battery or to a point reached by 12V power supply. When Start EVO is connected to an external
battery, the battery symbol will appear on the display, to indicate that an external battery is used.
N.B: On vehicles with strong electromagnetic emissions like scooters, karts and minimoto, it is
necessary to use resistant spark plugs and cups with a 5 K resistance.
Start EVO allows you to register engine revs in two different ways:
1- Directly from ECU signal, connect the Blue wire of the 6-pin connector to the engine revs
signal, which is in the bundle of cables behind the original dashboard, or, if not there, to the
injectors operating signal. In this case, connect to one of the wires that are NOT shared amongst all
the other injectors that can be found, also in the control unit.
N.B: For RPM from ECU signal the black wire for power supply must be connected to
"ground" even if you use the internal batteries.
2- Inductive from spark plug cable, connect the “RPM” plug to the apposite connector of the Start
device and identify which kind of ignition your vehicle uses:
Separate coil (big spark plug cable): just put the “RPM” wire end in contact for 2cm with the
spark plug cable, fix it by means of two clamps.
Integrated coil (pencil coil over the spark plug): wrap the “RPM” wire around the coil power
supply cables at least 8/9 times and fix it by means of two clamps.
In both cases make sure that the wire does not get interfered by the other coils as this would cause
incorrect engine rev value readings, thus make sure that the wire does not pass close to the other
wires and try to fix the whole wire length along the frame. In case of incorrect RPM data, check the
device settings. It is advised to use the ECU signal registration modality, where possible.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Do not under any circumstances connect the RPM cable directly to the
electrics of the motorbike, the device would get irreparably damaged.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Do not use both methods at the same time.
Screw the M6 thread temperature sensor onto the metal part, where you want to know the
temperature. Please note that optional connectors are available to attach to the heating muff of the
vehicle. Available diameters: 10mm (code SS201/10), 17mm (code SS201/17) and 25mm (code
With regards to the sensor connection you simply need to connect the jack plug of the device
marked “TEMP” to the jack plug of the temperature sensor.
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Connect the Yellow wire of the 6-pin connector directly to the TPS signal which is in the ECU of
the vehicle.
N.B: For TPS the black wire for power supply must be connected to "ground" even if you use
the internal batteries.
Follow the instructions written on the inside of the “K interface” (code ST103) product’s box.
When the Start EVO battery light is switched on, the batteries level is low and they are to be
substituted. Start EVO works with two AA batteries.
Unscrew the 4 screws on the back of the chronometer, using a small PH screwdriver.
Remove the chronometer back lid, so that the batteries can be seen as in the following
Remove the flat batteries and insert a new pair, paying attention to the polarisation.
Close the back lid making sure that the protective gasket is inserted in its place.
Screw the 4 screws back in, avoiding tightening them up too much.
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SCREEN 1 (best lap, track, lap, lap time, session)
SCREEN 2 (speed, water temperature, analogue, lap, lap time, session, RPM)
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SCREEN 3 (speed, water temperature, lap, current time, session, RPM)
SCREEN 4 (RPM, clock, counter, lap, lap time, session, speed)
It is possible to change the screen shot layout anytime, pressing the key (↑ On).
To switch the chronometer on, hold down the key (↑ On) for about three seconds, until the name of
the product and the installed firmware version will appear on screen.
To turn the device off, you need to be on the main screen: it is not possible to switch the
chronometer off while browsing through the menu. Keep pressing the key (↑ On) for about two
seconds, until the device is switched off.
It is possible to view which firmware is installed in your Start during the switch-on process.
Knowing the firmware version can be useful for the correct software installation, the data download
and in case you need technical assistance. Turn the device off, then back on by pressing the key (↑
On). While holding down the button the following screen shot will appear.
The firmware version is indicated by the
numbers following the letter “V” (e.g. V2.1
means version 2.1). Eventually release the key
in order to switch the device on.
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Start does not have uploaded tracks by default, but you need to set the finishing line and the
possible split-times line manually. The coordinates saving procedure will be operated only once for
each track, as it is possible to record the coordinates of 6 different circuits. We remind all users that
the split-times can only be viewed but are not saved; however it is always possible to assess the
split-times thanks to the DataView software, downloading the data on PC.
In order to save a new track coordinates, first of all you need to select which is the track to be
associated to the coordinates, enter the menu by pressing the middle button, scroll the menu and
select “Track” by pressing the middle button. Now you can scroll the different tracks by pressing
the directional keys. The 6 tracks are named by default: “Track A”, “Track B”, “Track C”, Track
D”, “Track E” and “Track F”. Select the chosen track, pressing the middle button.
Once the track is selected you can save the circuit coordinates. Enter the menu and browse to “Save
Pos” (Save position), under this tab it is possible to save the finish line coordinates.
IMPORTANT NOTE: we remind you that the Start chronometer registers also the driving
direction towards the finish line, therefore you need to record the finish lines/intermediate
points at a speed faster than 20km/h, otherwise “Speed too much low” will be displayed and
the chronometer will not store the finish line exiting the procedure.
Storing the finish line without intermediate points
We suggest all users who do not look at the chronometer during the ride not to save the intermediate
points coordinates and to follow the instructions below.
Under the tab “Save Pos” you will see “INTERMED. 1”, meaning that the device is ready to record
the coordinates of the first intermediate point. Skip this stage using one of the side buttons; the
display will show “FINISH LINE”, proceed through the first lap and press the middle button
(Ok/Menu) at the time where the lap time will be registered, usually nearby the finish line.
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Storing the finish line with intermediate points
Under the tab “Save Pos” you will see “INTERMED. 1”, which means that the device is ready to
record the first intermediate point coordinates; now get onto the track and press the middle button
where you wish the first intermediate point to be registered, usually around one third of the lap if 2
split-times are taken or halfway if only one split-time is taken. After pressing the middle button,
“INTERMED. 2” will be displayed, now you can set the second intermediate point at about 2/3 of
the lap or skip the second intermediate stage pressing one of the side buttons. Now you will see
“FINISH LINE” on the display, press the middle button (Ok/Menu) at the point where you wish to
record the lap time, normally nearby the finish line.
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To make easier to recognise the saved tracks, you can edit the circuits default names. Enter and
browse the menu to the “Track” section, select one of the circuits, scrolling down with the side
buttons, then press the middle button.
When “Select” is displayed next to the track name, press the right button, you will see “Modify”,
confirm by pressing the middle button. At this stage you can give the circuit a new name by
scrolling the alphabet with the side buttons and selecting the right letter with the middle button; the
symbol “←” deletes the last letter chosen, the symbol “_” stands for space, while the symbol “*” is
to confirm the name and exit the procedure.
You can recall the coordinates of a track that had already been saved, without having to register
them again. Enter the menu pressing the middle button, scroll the menu to “track” and select it with
the middle button; scroll the different tracks using the side buttons until you can select the desired
circuit with the middle button. Then press the middle button again when you see “Select”, to
confirm the track choice.
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After saving the finish line coordinates you can use the chronometer to keep the times.
IMPORTANT NOTE: When the chronometer is used you need to switch off the device before
removing the power supply. In case there is a power loss during the time keeping it is likely
that the data storing is not correctly achieved and that it is not possible to download the data
on PC; if this happens you will need to clear the memory with consequential data loss. Thus
we suggest not to connect the Start to a point reached by 12V supply and switched through
ignition key, but directly to a battery, in order to avoid any possible power loss, turning off the
vehicle instrument panel.
Before being able to use the chronometer, it is necessary that the GPS receiver acquired as many as
satellites needed for the position detection. The GPS receiver status is indicated on the display, on
the main screen shot, by the “S” located to the right of the time last figure.
There are three different modalities, listed here below:
− Blinking S: the satellites have not been acquired yet; wait for few minutes in case this is the
first time during the day the device has been switched on.
− Fixed S: the satellites have been acquired, but no finish line has been detected. If it is the
first time on a track, you need to follow the instructions to save the finish line coordinates; if
you have already done it, you might have selected the wrong circuit (see chapter 6).
− Negative fixed S (white S on black background, as in picture): the chronometer is ready
to use, the satellites have been acquired and the finish line has been detected somewhere
nearby. You are ready to go.
Briefly, it is necessary for the “S” to be fixed in negative, because the receiver has to have acquired
the satellites and the finish line coordinates have to be set.
The chronometer function of lap time keeping is completely automatic; after setting the finish line
or selecting a previously saved track, switch on the chronometer and wait until the satellites are
acquired; once entered the track at the first pass on the finish line the chronometer will start
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All the times registered by the device are saved and are available to the user. Thus it is possible to
view and delete the lap times, by choosing one of the following.
Enter the menu and select the tab “Laps”, the following screen shot for session choice will appear:
The display will show “Select session 1 of X” where X is the number of saved sessions. By
selecting with the middle button session 1, you can scroll all the lap times made. While scrolling the
sessions with the side buttons and selecting one, always with the middle button, you can begin to
view a specific session. For example, by selecting session 3, the times list will start from session 3
and it will be possible to scroll through all the following and previous sessions too. The device
creates a new session each time the chronometer is stopped, it is therefore possible that for each
session there are one or more laps.
The times table supply other information too:
Lap: the lap made
Ses: the session number to which the lap belongs
Time: the lap time
Kmh: the fastest speed in Km/h registered during the lap
Mph: the fastest speed in Mph registered during the lap
Track: the circuit on which the lap has been made
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You can only view the best laps of each session in a special section of the menu, called “Best”, the
lap times will be displayed as to follow:
As you can see, the screen shot is very similar to the previous one, with the difference that you can
only view the best lap time for each session and not all the times made.
Further more the top speed is not displayed, but in its place you can see the ideal time “Ideal T.”.
The ideal time equals to the sum of all the best split times during the session, which means that the
ideal time is the time the pilot would record if performing at the top. Of course it is necessary for
the split times to be previously set to calculate the ideal time, otherwise the ideal time will be the
same as the time the pilot actually made.
It is possible to delete the times and to verify the memory capacity, under the dedicated menu tab
“Memory”. Scroll the menu with the side buttons and select with the middle buttons to enter the tab.
The Start’s memory can store up to 150 laps, 50 sessions or 130 recording minutes, when one of
these entries is full, the device will point out that the memory is full and you need to clear it.
On the first line “Lap 15/150” you can see the number of laps performed, in this case 15 out 150
On the second one “Ses 3/50” you can view the number of sessions saved, in this case 3 out of 50
On the third line “Min 50/130” you can see the number of recording minutes, in this case 50
minutes out of 130 available.
The last line indicates the engine counter, a particularly important function for the vehicle ordinary
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Now you can do one of the following operations:
– Clear None: exit without deleting any data.
– Clear Counter: reset the engine counter
– Clear Last: erase the lap times and recording minutes related to the latest session.
Clear All: erase all lap times and recording minutes stored.
By pressing the side buttons you can scroll the options above explained, listed under the tab
“Clear”, by pressing the middle button you can select your choice.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Please pay attention, the erased data cannot be retrieved in any way.
Start EVO can register the top values related to RPM, engine temperature and analog input.
IMPORTANT NOTE: the top values will not be stored on the device memory, but will be reset
at the switch-off, it is possible to view the top values only at the end of each session.
To view the top values, enter the menu and select the tab “Memory”, other than the memory status
you will also see the top values reached, the display will alternate both information views.
The Start memory recording is a completely automatic operation; the data storage in fact will start
automatically together with the chronometer and will stop when the chronometer stops.
To clear the memory please refer to chapter 8.3
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Scroll the menu with the side buttons until the tab “Setup”, select it with the middle button. Under
this tab you will see in sequence all the available options; it is possible to select the previously
saved setting by pressing the middle button, or to view the different options with the side buttons
and then confirm them with the middle button.
– Best Lap or Last Lap: indicates the information you want to see when passing the finish
line in “Lap” modality. By selecting “Best Lap” when passing the finish line other than the
performed time you will see also the gap to the best lap time; if you just performed the best
time, “Best Lap” will be displayed. While selecting “Last Lap” you will see the gap from the
last lap, in terms of improvement or delay. (default: Best Lap)
– Time to: setting of the length of time you view the information, when passing the finish line
in “Lap” modality. That means that by setting “30 sec”, when passing the finish line or an
intermediate point, the display will show the time performed for 30 seconds, instead of
showing the time ticking. You can bring the time down to a minimum of 5 seconds or
increase it to a maximum of 55 seconds. (default: 30 sec.)
– Width: setting of the width of the finish line; this information is necessary in order for the
device not to detect false finish lines within the track. While recording the track coordinates,
the device creates an imaginary line, perpendicular to the driving direction, which will be
used as a finish line to stop the time keeping. This value is to define the width of the line
created by the device; in case this is too big it is possible that the device will detect a finish
line in another point of the track or on the contrary, if the line is too small, it is likely that it
will not be able to detect any at all.
“Small” is the setting used for very narrow tracks, such as Pit Bikes, Pocket bikes, Karts
“Medium” is the setting to be used for car racing and motorbikes tracks
“Large” is for large circuit, such as nautical tracks
The pictures below will show you better the concept of finish line width, picture 1 shows a
correct setting, therefore the chronometer will work correctly; picture 2 shows a wrong
setting (too large), the chronometer could detect false finish lines. (Default: Medium)
– Backlight: setting of the display backlight, “On” to turn it on, “Off” to turn it off. We
suggest to keep the backlight off, if you use internal batteries to save power. (default: Off)
– Hours: the default time zone detected by GPS is GMT, you ca change this to your own
Led Mode: sets the led function on display. By selecting “Alarm” you will be able to set a
temperature threshold, if the engine temperature reaches this mark the led will start blinking.
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By selecting “Flash” you will enter a RPM threshold, over which the led will start blinking.
By selecting “Best” the led will light every time you will perform the best lap or best splittime.
To modify the default units of measurement settings, you need to use the dedicated software
DataView, as it is not possible to change them directly on the device. Follow the instructions on the
software manual (default, temperature: °C, speed: Km/h).
Before being able to download all data stored into Start onto the dedicated software DataView, the
device Bluetooth needs to be activated; to do so you simply need to switch on the device and on the
main screen press the right button “Mode”, “Bluetooth Activated” will appear on the display. Start
is now ready to connect to the PC for the data download.
It is possible to change the default bluetooth settings by entering the dedicated menu. First of all,
activate the Bluetooth as explained in the previous chapter and then press the middle button
As first thing the password will be displayed (default “1234”); it is possible to change it by
selecting “MODIFY” or you can leave it as it is by selecting “EXIT”. Afterwards the device name
will appear (default “USER_A”); it is possible to edit the name by selecting “MODIFY”, or you can
leave it by selecting “EXIT”. Once entered the device menu, you will always be able to view the
name and password set, without having necessarily to change them.
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