Eagle Tree PowerPanel LCD User Manual

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Configuring the PowerPanel with the Software

After you have completed the connection step above, the PowerPanel should be preconfigured to show Amps, Volts, mAH, and Temperature. No
further configuration is required if these are the only parameters you care about!

NOTE: The PowerPanel can be “hot plugged and unplugged” to the eLogger even when
the eLogger is powered by your battery pack.

Once the PowerPanel is installed, you can change what is displayed on the PowerPanel,
change when the PowerPanel shows Live vs Max data, and change when the PowerPanel
switches between multiple display pages.

Launching the PowerPanel Display Setup Utility

To configure the PowerPanel, connect the eLogger to USB, and choose “Hardware,
Configure PowerPanel Display” in the Eagle Tree Data Recorder Software. The
software can be installed from our website at


. The PowerPanel Setup Utility

should then appear.

Using the PowerPanel Display Setup Utility

Figure 2 shows the main page of the Utility. The Utility main page is divided into the following sections:

Select Data Parameter to Configure on the PowerPanel:
This section contains the tools to select what, how and where parameters are displayed on the LCD pages.

To configure a parameter to display, click “Choose the next Parameter to
Configure.” This dropdown menu lets you choose a parameter to display on the
LCD screen. The available parameters depend on your Recorder type, and the
sensors you have installed.

To change the location on the page for displaying the parameter, just click the
location with your mouse, and drag the parameter to the desired location.

To change the name of the parameter on the LCD screen, click on the parameter
on the simulated display, and edit the name with “Enter LCD Screen Name for

If there is a parameter that you would like to display on ALL your pages, click on
the parameter on the simulated display, and click the “Display on all pages”

NOTE: If the data for each parameter grows large, such as a large RPM, the middle character in the 3 digit label will be eliminated to show all the
numeric digits in the parameter. For example, “RPM 0” would become “RM 40342” in this case.

Switching Between Multiple Display Pages:

This section lets you indicate to the PowerPanel how you want it to switch between multiple display pages, when you have parameters on more than
one page (meaning more than 4 parameters total, since each page will hold up to 4 parameters).

If you want the PowerPanel to scroll between the pages automatically, select the “Switch Between Pages Every Two Seconds” option. Then, the
PowerPanel will automatically switch between page 1, page 2, etc., for each page you have programmed with parameters.

If you want to switch between the pages manually, select the “Switch Between Pages when Temperature 1 Sensor is disconnected and
option. When this option is selected, the PowerPanel will stay on the currently displayed page (starting with Page 1 when power is
applied) until the Temperature 1 Sensor is disconnected from the eLogger, and then reconnected. NOTE: only choose this setting if you are using the
optional temperature sensor!

Displaying Max vs Live Values on the PowerPanel:

This section lets you indicate to the PowerPanel how you want it to switch between displaying “live” data (real time data) for each parameter, and the
maximum value detected for each parameter (minimum value for pack voltage). Max values are indicated by an “up arrow” triangle next to the
parameter (“down arrow” triangle for pack voltage). Live values do not have this arrow.

If you want the PowerPanel to show Max values detected automatically when the motor is not running (current draw is near zero) and show live values
when the motor is running, select the “Show Max when current draw is zero, and switch to Live when current draw is greater than one amp”
option. Then, whenever the motor is not running, max values detected are displayed. But, when the motor is running, the PowerPanel switches to live
display mode. This setting is useful for bench testing.