The Aim Car Suspension Potentiometer Pop End using Aim loggers can measure the displacement between two points using a sensor (linear potentiometer) directly connected to the points of measure. This potentiometer can measure linear displacements like:
This is a good sensor to log when at the track. As, the Engineers can check to see how the suspension is performing when out on track. From this you can identify set-up changes such as, stiffen or loosen the suspension. This change could eliminate understeer or/ and oversteer.
When installing the sensor:
Please note: do not use this sensor to measure distances beyond the potentiometer maximum travel.
The car/bike linear potentiometer can be connected to any analog channel of AiM loggers.
Software setup – Suspensions
To load the potentiometer in the logger configuration run the software and select the configuration you are going to load it on.
Enter the configuration (in the example MXL2 03) and the related "Channels" layer.
When the software comes back to "Channels" layer the potentiometer has been set on the desired channel as shown here below.
• Transmit the configuration to the logger pressing "Transmit" on the top keyboard
To auto-calibrate the potentiometer: