Step by Step Setup for Traxxas Telemetry (Temperature & Voltage)
Ok - here is the setup for Telemetry that I got to work for Temperature and Voltage ONLY - I have not installed the Speed/RPM Sensor yet:
[B]Step 1:[/B] For Temperature Sensor (heat indicator) - Traxxas Part #6521
[COLOR="#FF0000"][/COLOR][I]Note[/I] - you MUST purchase this first because you can not use the Voltage sensor unless you have this Temperature Sensor - the Voltage Sensor actually plugs into this sensor.
[B]Step 2:[/B] ([I]Optional but recommended[/I]) - Temperature Sensor Mount - Traxxas Part #6535 - this mount is used to tightly secure the Temperature Sensor to your motor. Its optional because if you have a piece of curved plastic and a thin/long wire tie, you can make your own - but for $3.00 - its not even worth the time to make your own. Make sure you dont over tighten the wire tie, you may crush the sensor.
[B]Step 3:[/B] For Voltage Sensor (battery indicator) - Traxxas Part #6541 - this sensor will provide you with battery voltage (or combined voltage of multiple batteries). [U][/U][B]Remember[/B] - you must purchase the Temperature Sensor as its required for connecting to your car/truck's receiver to use the Voltage Sensor.
[B]Step 4:[/B] Make sure you plug the [COLOR="#FF0000"]RED[/COLOR] male end of cable of the Temperature Sensor into the [COLOR="#FF0000"]RED[/COLOR] female end of the Voltage Sensor - then plug the GREY cable end of the Temperature Sensor into the "V/T" slot in your Traxxas Receiver. Basically its RED to RED - GREY to "V/T" PORT in RECEIVER.
[B]Step 5:[/B] Download the free Traxxas application from the iTunes store and install on your iPod Touch or iPhone.
[B]Step 6:[/B] Connect TQi Docking Station to your TQi Radio - Traxxas Part #6510 (newer TQi models come with this Docking Station) Its required for connecting your iPod Touch or iPhone to your TQi Radio.
[B]Step 7:[/B] Install iPod Touch or iPhone into TQi Docking Station on your Radio
[B]Step 8:[/B] Turn on iPod Touch or iPhone - do NOT run the Traxxas application.
[B]Step 9:[/B] Turn on the TQi Radio - the Traxxas application should automatically launch - if not, launch it.
[B]Step 10:[/B] Skip or watch the Traxxas video - once video is skipped or completes, you should notice that in the upper LEFT hand corner of the application screen, the "TX" indicator icon is GREEN. If not close the Traxxas application, turn off the iPod Touch or iPhone, turn off the TQi Radio and repeat steps #7 to #10.
[B]Step 11:[/B] Once you have confirmed the "TX" indicator is GREEN - you can now connect your battery (or batteries) and turn on your car/truck. When you do, you should notice that in the upper RIGHT hand corner of the application that the "VEH" indicator is GREEN. If not, turn your car/truck off, then turn it back on until you get the "VEH" indicator to turn GREEN.
[COLOR="#FF0000"][/COLOR][I]NOTE[/I] - both indicators will look like this when GREEN:
[B]Step 12:[/B] If you now click on the "DASHBOARD" icon - when you do, the Dashboard will start to load, and you then will see the indicators that you have installed. To test the Temperature Sensor rub the rounded end between your fingers to create heat - you should notice the temperature rise. Voltage will increase to the amount of charge you have in the battery (or batteries) connected.
So there you have it - I hope this solves the "mystery" around these Telemetry functions. Ill post an update for Speed / RPM sensor once I have the steps nailed down.
RPM Sensor on Rustler VXL
I have the Sensors and The dust cover (part 3792) I also have 6538 magnet holder on the way. Where/how do I install the RPM sensor on the dust cover 3792?
Please help. Pix if possible.
Two Temperature Value's In DashBoard Picture????
Ok in the picture at the top showing the DashBoard there are two temperature values shown :unsure:. One says esc temp the other shows as a gauge but its showing two separate temperature values.. How is this possible? do you have two temperature sensors connected somehow? This is confusing as one shows 137 and the other 96... Does anyone know how this is accomplished?
Just a couple tips into this install if you choose to add the RPM sensor/Telemetry READ ON..
Part number #6860a/r needs to be installed ONLY on some stampede/slash 4x4's not all. Mine came installed from the factory with the mount for the RPM sensor. So i purchased this part for nothing.. seeing as it is opened now i guess i have a spare. My stampede is model # 6708.
Also i used the LARGE Magnet holder to mount on my spur gear and i have no rubbing or grinding at all. The trick i found is The bearing for the Slipper. instead of slotting it into the motor mount and sliding in the spur gear assembly into it. Try pushing the bearing down all the way onto the spur assembly until it "Clicks" over the rubber and is flush to the spur. then insert the entire spur assembly through the mount, line up the drive shaft and bottom bulkhead make sure the diff is lined up and spin the spur gear while holding it all in place until the back end "drops" in place. I stand the truck on its front tires for this. but it works slick. After a successful install of temp/voltage, rpm/telemetry all is working as it should. If anyone has any questions regarding this install or needs a little help feel free to email me [email]firstname.lastname@example.org[/email] and ill do my best to help..