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General Introduction About Binary Editor and EEC Analyzer
Binary Editor also known as BE is a tool that allows you to calibrate and or log data from the Electronic Engine Control Computer (EEC). Some of the key features as listed below.
Log multiple hardware at the same time
EEC Analyzer (also refered to as EA) is a tool that can analyze data produced by most of todays common data loggers. See the supported data log formats below. EA can also log data and retrieve Diagnostic Trouble Codes (DTC) with the ELM320 Scan Tool or ELM327 Scan Tool. These scan tools are OBDII interfaces that allows the EEC Analyzer to log and monitor live data. EA can produce datalogs in CSV format when using Either of these two ELM scan tools.
Questions on drivers and installation
Not generally, When the hardware, such as the Moates Quarterhorse, is plugged into the PC for the first time, the Operating system will install the drivers for you. If it can not find the drivers it will search the online database from Microsoft.
If the Operating System still does not install the drivers please follow the instructions in the Help manual in the section titled Installing.
Windows XP 32 bit with SP4
Windows XP 64 bit with SP4
Windows Vista 32 bit
Windows Vista 64 bit
Windows 7 32 bit
Windows 7 64 bit
Windows 8 32 bit
Windows 8 64 bit
Windows 10 64 bit
Windows 10 32 bit
You must have the following installed:
The minimum is 1024 x 768.
The following is a list of supported hardware:
Moates F3 Chip
TwEECer RT and base models
Drew Tech Mongoose (J2534)
Innovate (LM1, LM2, LC1, LC2, MTX)
DataQ (DI1100, DI1110, DI149, DI145)
DLP DI08 (USB 8 channel logger)
PLX iMFD components
SLC Pure Plus (AFR logger)
There are several causes for this. Make sure you have installed Binary Editor after Log Works. It is not recommend to even install log works unless you need to configure channels or other transfer functions.
If you are using a USB to serial converter make sure you are using the correct comport in BE. To figure this out plug the USB to serial converter in and then look in the windows control panel --> System --> Device manager to see what com port windows assigned the USB to serial converter. Make sure BE uses this same comport.
Any and all languages are supported by the Operating System (OS) are supported by Binary Editor.
The number format is a different issue. Binary Editor and EEC Analyzer only support number formats that use the period (".") as the decimal separator and the coma (",") as the grouping separator. If the regional settings in you PC are set to have a coma as the decimal separation then Binary Editor will not function correctly. In order to fix this you must to the followiing:
1) Open Binary Editor (BE) and goto the settings menu item and then to the user preferences. Select the "Factory Defaults".
2) Close BE
3) Open windows control panel and click on the "Regional and Language" settings.
4) Change the format to United States or click on the additional settings.
5) if choosing the option to select additional settings then change the "Digital Group Symbol to a coma and the "Decimal Symbol" to a period.
6) Select the OK and then restart BE
Strategies or Definitions Supported.
There are a lot of free strategies available for download on the downloads page of this web site. There are also a lot of strategies that are not free and are pay for. Some of the pay for strategies are done by multiple different people. If you can not find the strategy you are looking for on the downloads page of this site, please E-Mail us and we will try to point you in the right direction.
There is no difference. they are one in the same.
There is no difference. they are one in the same.
Binary Editor can be used to monitor an EEC analog signal input. These inputs typically have a range of 0-5 volts and therefore can be used to monitor a Wide Band Oxygen sensor, Boost gauge, Fuel pressure, etc. when the input signal is not be used by the EEC.
To utilize this feature select the “Transfer Functions” button on the datalog screen and choose a datalog TAG that you want to assign a transfer function to. Give the transfer function a name and define the values vs. voltages. Make sure the voltages are assigned in decending order.
A common example of using this feature is to utilize the Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) valve position sensor input. Binary Editor gives the user the ability to turn the EGR logic off within the EEC. The scalar to disable the EGR has different names for different strategies therefore you will need to look for the correct parameter to set. Choose the datalog TAG parameter 'EVP' on the Transfer Functions screen and give it a name like ‘AFR’. Once the EGR is disabled the EEC still monitors the input signal but will do nothing with it. The only thing required is the hardware you want to monitor or log and the wiring to connect it to the EVP connector.
This EGR system is an emissions related component so it is NOT recommended to tamper with emissions components if you need to meet smog requirements.
Before this can be answered we must describe the different types of licenses. There are two types of licenses available.
The first type of license is called a software license. This type of license is cheaper and is locked to one PC for life of the product. It can not be transferred to any other PC. It is cheaper because no hardware needs to be mailed to the customer. The biggest advantage of this type of license is that it can be emailed to the end user. This means the end user can be up and running very quickly.
The second type of license is called a hardware license also known as a USB license. This type of license uses a USB device that holds the license. This type is a little more expensive because of the cost of the USB device and the cost of the mailing of the device to the end user. This type of license also requires about 3-5 business days to get to the end user. The biggest advantage of this type of license is that it can be moved from one PC to another and is not PC dependent.
Which license is best for you is up to you. If you are a person that upgrades there PC often then the hardware license is for you. If you only plan to tune one vehicle and never touch it again then the software license maybe for you.
If you plan on using any of the J2534 devices such as the Drew Tech Mongoose or McS1 then you MUST use the hardware license. If you are using any of Adam Marrer or Ben Heads strategies then you MUST use the hardware license.
More detail about common messages displayed by Binary Editor.
This is a common message if a FTDI device has never been plugged into the PC. Most of all of the Moates devices use a USB chip manufactured by FTDI. This chip requires that the proper drivers be installed on the PC. The reason this error message shows up is because BE will try to search the devices automatically. If the driver is not present for BE to ask if the devices are present then the error message will appear.
To correct this simply plug in the Moates device and let windows do its job and install the drivers. Windows will search the PC and the web for the correct driver. After windows is done BE will not show the message any more.