Thread: DIY: SAP Sim
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Old 02-22-2013, 12:04 AM   #48
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Originally Posted by jbielefeld View Post

I created your design with some changes.
I used a DPDT relay I had in my junk box.
As an Electrical Engineer who used lots of 7805 voltage regulators in noisy environments it would be a good idea to use a 1uF filter cap at the input to the voltage regulator and a 0.1uF filter cap at the output. The 7805 are prone to oscillation when using long wires at the output. You can actually use a 78xx as an audio amplifier to drive a speaker! Just put your iPod to the regulated pin and a speaker to the output pin and you can get great fidelity audio. In the lab we used 7812 and got 8 watts RMS of audio power.

You do not need a potentiometer/trimmer just use a voltage divider using a 22ohm resistor and a 560ohm resistor and power both DME pins on the relay.
I get 0.196V which is close enough to 0.20V.

Now a question to all of you. I have an M56 SULEV engine so there is a secondary air - air mass meter. How do I deal with this????? Anyone figured this one?
Agreed... the sims I sell have filtering caps and use a fixed voltage divider instead of pots.

As for the M56 - I've looked into building sims for cars with a SAP MAF but don't have one to test on. Many newer cars use wideband O2s as well and those will be more work to build a sim for.
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