Category: Hardware

DEF Simulator using CanBed board

NOTE: before mounting in the enclosure box, the CanBed needs to be programmed! Please see instructions in the Programming section at the end of this post. Note: The CanBed needs to have a 4 pin connector soldered on to the board Tools: • Drill & bits • Wire cutters / Strippers • Small screw driver • Ohm meter (multi-meter) • Silicone sealant (optional) • Soldering iron & solder Parts list: 1) The CanBed board canLearn More

DSS connector plug for Freightliner chassis (XCM)

Credits: The following content was provided by NMBluept Disclaimer: please use at your own risk, practice due diligence and verify that the information provided applies to and is compatible with your specific equipment and double check your work.   DSS connector plug for Freightliner chassis (XCM) Note for DSS builders: the DT-4 connector used in the instructions for the DSS is not compatible with Freightliner chassis (at least with the XCM chassis). If your DEFLearn More

DEF Sensor Simulator – Quick Build

While there are many variations of hardware and software for this project, this page focuses on one method that is proven to work on the majority of tested motorhomes and endeavors to keep the construction process as straightforward as possible. Only basic electrical and DIY skills are required for the hardware assembly, no soldering is needed. The software installation in this procedure requires a Windows system and only involves typing some simple commands. Before youLearn More

LCD Add-on for the DEF Simulator

Adding a LCD module to your DEF Simulator is a fun extra project for the slightly more techie people.  The current Simulator code already has support for the LCD module included.  The module can display the initialization status, simulated tank level and simulated DEF temperature. The LCD module uses different digital I/O pins on the Arduino DUE vs the UNO/ATMega2560. The module can be built on simple perforated board or you can buy a bareLearn More

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