bitxo7
Hi;

This is first time I use Cosworth Beacon Transmitter...there are some setting from 0-9 and A-E I think...split and lap choices.

Anybody knows about those numbers and letters and the normal setting for the beacon.

Thank you.

Regards.

Vic
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AlastairF
Hi,
In the Porsche 991 the beacon is fixed internally to code '0' which is the most popular code. The series organiser may have a large beacon transmitter and the default code for these is code '0'. The series organsier would then put the large transmitter on the start finish line and every car will receive it. For private testing or races where the large transmitter is not present then you have the smaller 6 LED transmitter to use.

This is a link to the datasheet for the transmitter;
http://www.cosworth.com/media/198869/29A-071289.pdf

Beacon Tips
If you put the transmitter at the start finish line then when you return to the track later in the season or the following year the lap marker will be in a consistent place and the data will then overlay easier. For the same reason don't put more than one transmitter out on code '0' as this will look confusing in the data when you overlay lap to lap data.

There is a mask time in the car system that can be configured to ignore other beacons if need be.

The Cosworth beacon system is an infra red and so similar optical systems from different manufacturers (eg Motec) should not be placed next to each other as this will cancel or blur the code. Try to seperate the transmitters by about 10m or so.

Remember to swap the beacon from left to right depending on the track layout and where is safest to place the transmitter. In the 991 there are 2 connectors for the beacon to allow left and right placement.

Some teams have made a little carrier for the transmitter with a small battery that makes charging the battery convenient. The current draw on the small transmitter is about 180mA, so for a full 10 hour day look for a 2AH battery or larger and remember to charge overnight.

Why does the transmitter have different codes? The beacon transmitter is able to send different optical codes and depending on the receiver in the car you may be able to set the receiver to match the code. Its just in the 991 system the code is fixed at 0 on the receiver. The receiver can be upgraded to allow different codes - please contact sales@cosworth.com.


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bitxo7
Hi,

Thank you for your information.

Regards.


Victor
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Enri
If I don’t race with porsche Organisation, can I use GPS to identify start/finish line or .it is not possible?
If yes what I have to do to comunicate to the ICD or Omega display the circuit and coordinate for start/finish line?
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