Power sweep mode
Hi , what percentage does the power sweep apply the brakes through the sweep ? When I use it it seems it doesn’t have enough brakes applied till it gets higher in the rpm range . I set the sweep to start on 3000 and when I check the brake percentage it looks like it always starts braking after that and not enough percentage applied . Is there a way to set this ?
When yourdyno is reading rpm for power sweep which signal does it use when making its calculations? I have hooked up the rpm signal through my spark plug lead which works great , but is this the rpm it’s using or does it still relay on the roller for its calculations?
The problem I’m having is when I do a power run it holds the brake on at about 5k rpm and won’t let the car rev higher than that unless I wait . It seems like it’s loading way to much ? It then gives me a ridiculous high hp reading . I have a eddy current brake and it’s set to analog output brake 0-5v . Any help will be great
@bernard-makhraz, yes you need an RPM sensor on the rollers/brake. See https://yourdyno.com/YourDynoHelp/brake-rpm-sensors/
So the engine RPM sensor, if you have one, is only there to set the gear ratio. Brakes are controlled via the sensor at the brakes, using the gear ratio to calculate the corresponding engine RPM.
For an eddy brake, Power sweep is a good option. You set the Start RPM, End RPM and RPM change rate. You can also set a wait period before the sweep starts. If you want it less then just decrease the number of seconds.
The latest version includes a ramp-up functionality where the brake is smoothly increased to a set value as you get near the start RPM, then the PID takes over. With this, skipping the wait period completely is also possible. Download here: https://yourdyno.com/YourDynoInstaller_3.2.83.exe
Let us know if you still have issues!
I have also some trouble with power sweep. Using hub dyno, two Telma CC160.
I think that low inertia is the cause of the problems, and tried to adjust pid settings many hours but not getting the result that i want to.
If i WOT and power sweep starts automatic, rpm rises up to ~4500rpm altough i set it to 2000rpm. I have to keep 5-10sec delay or ease throttle to achvieve steady 2000rpm. The power sweep starts quite good after 2000rpm delay but when the boost hits on, rpm little escapes and makes the graph looking odd. Sometimes there is some pirouettees on the graph...
Should i use RPM curve or what i do wrong? Manual brake works well, there is also some delays to achieve set rpm but its not that bad.
With PID you should use the brake ramp up function to remove the overshoot.
You can also use the Load Control. This is a good brake mode if you have a very sudden boost. Brake ramp is built in for Load Control, so set Brake ramp up to 0 in that mode.