RAD-1 Digital Audio Inclinometer
The RAD-1 is a precise Digital Inclinometer that features user-programmable maximum safe angles, and a progressive warning tone (like a backup warning). The display shows X (Pitch) and Y (Roll) angles and stores max values, but it's the audio warning that really makes it useful. If you ever go off-road, you'll be surprised and amazed by how useful this meter is.
Important Disclaimer: This product will in no way intervene and prevent a rollover. It may warn you when you approach extreme or potentially unsafe angles, however, every vehicle is different, as are the terrain, environment and the driver. No device can do more than give a visual and audible warning in regard to angles. Safe driving is up to you, the driver. This device is a tool and a gauge, and it is meant to inform (and entertain) you as you learn about your vehicle.
Each character display will show a range from 0 degrees up to a maximum of 60 degrees for both X and Y axes’. The unit will have a progressive audio alert indicating the unit is approaching a maximum angle which has been preset by user, and is factory preprogrammed to begin audio alert beep sequence when unit is tilted at angle 14 degrees less than user programmed set point. For example, if user sets 35 degrees as maximum angle then the RAD-1 starts beeping at 21 degrees. Beeping becomes progressively faster as final set point is approached according to the following sequence:
21 degrees, beeper starts @ 1 second intervals
24 degrees, beeper increases rate to 1/2 second intervals
27 degrees, beeper increases rate to 1/4 sec intervals
30 degrees, beeper becomes steady tone
The 14 degree range will be factory set and whatever final degree set point the user chooses the beep sequence will begin 14 degrees prior and then become a steady tone 5 degrees prior to that point.
In addition to the steady audio alert that begins when the angle is within 5 degrees of the user set point, each display also begins to flash when this same angle point is met for each axis.
Volume is controlled by hitting the left (X Axis ) button. The display will then show “Vo” and volume can be changed by pressing the right (Y Axis) button.
Maximum Safe Angle Values
maximum safe angle values can be user-programmed by user through front-panel mounted push buttons.
Maximum Angle Recall
Maximum angle measured during operation can be recalled and displayed. This is very useful in learning your rig, especially how it behaves in compound angle situations. Excellent tool for both beginners and experts for learning the behavior of your rig and provide accurate data to support what you already believe.
Display brightness can be adjusted via the front panel buttons.
Power can be turned off by pressing the right button for 2 seconds. Power can be turned on by pressing the right button briefly.
The RAD-1 ships with Velcro for dash mounting. Optional window-mount suction cup accessories can be purchased separately to provide additional mounting options.
The RAD-1 ($179) comes complete with the unit, manual, cigarette-power adapter, and Velcro for mounting.
Notes: The RAD-1 has no serial capability, nor can it log data for viewing and/or comparing with LogWorks. Although "RAD" is an acronym for "Rollover Avoidance Device," this product will in no way intervene and prevent a rollover. It may warn you when you approach extreme or potentially unsafe angles, however, every vehicle is different, as are the terrain, environment and the driver. No device can do more than give a visual and audible warning in regard to angles. Safe driving is up to you, the driver. This device is a tool and a gauge, like any useful meter.
Installation and Setup
Installation of the RAD-1 is simple. Complete documentation is supplied, and the support pages, user forum, videos, application notes and tuner resources can also speed you on your way. Innovate also has a great network of local dealers, tuners, race shops, and dyno shops that can assist you in choosing, installing, and getting the most out of your Innovate products. Click here to find a dealer near you.