VMS-440 In-dash Vehicle Monitoring System

v4.1 (aka v4.0.9b) Software Bug-list (Current)

Fixes made or needed in next release: 2. J1708 and Torque & HP These two derived load sensor values always '0' though load sensor is displayed properly. Confirmed this on J1708 SIM. 3. Double-Tap fail Odometer gauge: a double-click (to reset) halts the ODO from accumulating distance IF in SAE miles. Using button works normally (so, use it instead...for now) 4. Chicken Dance Fail "...if you remove the default audio alert and chicken dance audio file you must reinstall the software to get it to start again..." 5. Retarder Status values lost Engine Retarder Status = "off" when exhaust brake off; reads "error" when exhaust brake is working. These values (under 121) ARE ZEROS. [Art is building the table for this and others.] 6. Spiking Gauges Instantaneous MPG occasionally reads "256". Less often so does rolling MPG. J1708 ISL-370 8. Road Speed Jumps --up and down from 2mph at about 30 and 6mph at 65. (2008 Safari CAT C7 350) 9. Cruise status toggles When cruise is off, toggles to On or Set randomly. (2008 Safari CAT C7 350) 10. Retarder Gauge Retarder Switch (Hydraulic) always reads "error". (J1708...J1939?) 11. Datalog took a header When pulling a Datalog, only the first half dozen columns have headers; headers for all columns are missing after "HOURS". 12. Text too small Within Radial gauge, numeral shown is too small. Need to fill the space within the inner radius. -Thanks, Don C. ! ;-) --- Recent fixes in this release: #4. Install Issue Legacy option to "install in a different directory" needs to be removed. The pointers are broken; better to maintain the same folder hierarchy for consistent installs ie Forced to C:\VMSpc\4.0.x (x = that version number). 12. Gear Selected/ Attained On newer (2015 and later, Freightliner chassis) Gear Selected is empty. Not a random value or a "?" but blank. Seen on Tiffin, 2015. 2016 and 2017 Also, with v4.0.9/ v4.1, both values are '?' Fixed this with v4.0.9b/ v4.1.) #6. 2017, Freightliner and Odometers "...hit and miss. Sometimes they work, and then after a reset they are just stuck at zero and count no info at all." (v1.13 jib) Increased Input Buffer Size in order to correct a mismatch between sending and receiving (jib to pc.) #7. 2017 and Trans Gauge On Freightliner J1939-II (500kb) coaches, the gear attained works but not the gear selected. Increased Input Buffer Size, as noted above.) #8. 2017, Freightliner and ABS Error code "ENG SPN 639 5 J1939 Data Link, Low Current" is thrown. Increased Input Buffer Size, as noted above.) eof

440 CL and inverter

Xantrex RS3000 inverter and 440 CL. It appears that my RS3000 is starting to have problems. Goes into fault mode when changing incoming shore power. Generator doesn't seem to have any problems. Takes many, many tries to clear the fault, what ever it is as the 440CL doesn't show what the fault is or at least I haven't found the way to show it. If I end up replacing the inverter what is a good, easy one to swap in?

Tank Level Sensors

I am not getting any tank level readings through the TV or the SilverLeaf console. I have checked all the connections for the tanks and did find some corrosion and got that all cleaned up with some electrical cleaner and added a little dielectric grease to the connections. I found the TM-102 module and checked the tank sensor cables for corrosion there, none found but cleaned anyway. I have heard there are lights to indicate the TM-102 is on and communicating. Where are the lights located? I don't see any so now I am concerned the module had died or has no power. How do I test for power to the module?

50cycle and Silverleaf

What do you do when you want to plug your coach into shore power--but, say, you've landed your American-made coach in the UK? How does this 50cycle and 230VAC pan out on North American-style 220VAC 60cycle? The coach in question has this symptom: When plugged into shore power, the the transfer switch won't "pull in" (latch) and the error "Bad Frequency" is displayed on the Total Coach panel. I've emailed this question out specifically to folks who have indicated they're in the UK. Yes--All Six Of Them! ;-) You folks and anyone else with specific knowledge are welcome to join us to reveal your clever solutions. And, if things were sometimes by trial and, er...retrial--share those too! cheers Art //

Gen won't start or stop from inside panels

VMS 440 CL in a 2009 CC Magna, Onan 12.5 KW genset. Can start and stop only from the switch on the gen itself. The tanks read OK except the previous owner obviously didn't know how to properly take care of a black tank, it reads ¼ full with just a couple gallons in it. Has the original 3000W PS inverter. Right now it's in the shop with a dropped valve in #6, second time in 25,000 miles. Will read more of the info in the other posts to see if that gives me a clue.