The LP Gas Alarm send an SMS to a designated mobile phone.
The Basic remote mover control can be connected to the Levelation controller.
Winterhoff is a German trailer component manufacturer that first produced this format of corner steady - hence its name. Because its a good design as well as an easy one to copy many others now make Winterhoff steadies, but they're still called Winterhoff if they look like the original product.
Existing Winterhoff steadies are motorised by fitting 12VDC gearmotors in a DIY procedure easily accomplished at home by anyone with moderate tool skills. The motors are wired back to a control unit which communicates Bluetooth to the mobile phone app.
Motorised Leveling with Winterhoff Steadies
The mobile phonre is placed flat on a table and you tap the UP/DOWN pushbuttons to drive the corner lift motors until the dots centre on the crosshairs.
Leveling motors are supplied with ramped startup current and are automatically shut down when a current spike indicates that end-of-travel has been reached in either direction. Leveling motor current is diplayed on the screen of the mobile phone.
The motorising of the corner steadies is an easy DIY project available to anyone with moderate hand skills. See a step by step tutorial and video here.
Calibrating the Leveling Crosshairs
To eliminate instrument errors that may exist in the mobile phone or its jacket you can calibrate the crosshairs to zero by placing the phone on a flat and level surface, and then double clicking the DactylTech logo while pressing eitherof the crosshairs. The phone will buzz and the red dots will centre.
This calibration will apply until the app is terminated.
Mover Control Extension
A Basic mover control unit can be connected by umbilical cable to afford remote control of ewiks and other motor switchgear. See full details of what the mover control can do here. The diagram below outlines how the components fit together.
Dual Water Tank Flow Meters
The Levelation controller can take input from 2 flow sensors and convert this to a tank contents percentage remaining display on the mobile phone, or an absolute number of litres used since last fill.
LP Gas & 4 Zone Intruder Alarm extension.
All of the functions of the VanSecure LP Gas and Intruder Alarm system can be incorporated into the Levelation controller. See the appropriate page for complete information on this system here.
LPG Gas Cylinder Weight Monitors
The control unit can monitor two load cells which, when placed under LPG gas bottles, can to measure their weight and report this to the mobile phone which will display it on the screen.
The empty weight of a gas cylinder, which is always clearly marked, can be entered on the mobile phone so that only the net weight of the gas in the cylinder is displayed. The load cell is placed under the cylinder so that the lower bowl rests on the metal button. The clamp around the cylinder is loosened so that its full weight is borne by the load cell.
Tow Bar Weight Measure and Display
The controller can connect to a load cell placed under the jockey wheel and display the weight on the jockey wheel, corrected for the tow bar location, on the screen of the mobile phone. This compact unit is easily portable, it weighs only 1 Kg and is deployed under the jockey wheel within seconds. A correction factor is automatically applied to account for the jockey wheel's loction in relation to the tow bar.
Motorised Winterhoff Steady
Motorised Corner Steady
An easy DIY project requiring only common tools and no special skills.
LP Gas, Intruder Alarm, and Dual Flow Meters are available extensions to the Levelation controller
The Jockey Wheel Load Cell
This easily portable unit, which weighs only 1Kg, and deploys under the jockey wheel or its jack screw in seconds, gives a highly accurate measure of the weight on the trailer's tow ball.
The app corrects for the jockey wheel's position relative to the tow bar.
The MAC Address
In the Bluetooth Communications world the master device (the mobile phone) needs to know the Media Access Control (MAC) address of the slaves (the remote control units).
When establishing a Bluetooth connection between the mobile phone app and the control unit for the first time you will be asked for a Pairing Pin. This is PIN is 1234.
To enter the MAC address double click on the app heading. Edit the MAC address to what is reflected on the product label and click on the app title again. The data as entered will be saved.
When installing app updates it can be expected that the data previosly entered in this area will be lost, and you will need to re-enter it.
From V6.0 upwards the Android operating system requires the user to grant permission for an app to use system resources such as the camers flash. The first time (only the first time) the flash is used you will be asked to grant permission for it's use. When this happens the app will be paused by Andoid and will have to be manually resumed.
Levelation Controller R2500
Basic Mover Extension R500
VanSecurity Extension R1800
Flow Sensors ea R350
LPG gas weight monitor R200
Jockey wheel weight sensor R500
Digital Temperature Probe R200
Estimated cost of DIY upgrades to existing Winterhoff-type steadies: R18,000
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