Award Winning Black Box
for Zt-2 and Zt-3 Wideband Systems
The Zeitronix Black
Box Data Logger is a flash memory data logger for use with Zeitronix
Zt-2 or Zt-3 Wideband systems. The logger accepts 1GB or 2GB Micro
SD flash memory cards. Power and data are supplied through a single
5 ft (1.5m) cable plugging directly into the Zt-2 or Zt-3 DATA port.
- Large button for easy activation when wearing
- LED activity indicator
- Long 5 ft (1.5m) cable for accessing remote
Zt-2 or Zt-3 Wideband controllers
- Plug and play installation, no wiring
- Supports 1 GB or 2 GB Micro SD cards for
100’s of hours of logging
- Auto-saving keeps data in the event of a
- Air/Fuel Ratio
- Boost and Vacuum
- Fuel Pressure
- Oil Pressure
- Intake Air Temp.
- Oil Temperature
- Exhaust Gas Temp.
- Water Temperature
- Transmission Temp.
- Throttle Position
Data recorded from Zeitronix Zt-2 or
Zeitronix Zt-3 Wideband Systems.
All model years supported.
The Micro SD card must be
formatted with a “FAT” (FAT16) file system.Plug the Zeitronix
Black Box Data Logger connector into the Zt-2 or Zt-3 DATA port. A
data splitter may be used if connecting alongside one or more
Zeitronix displays such as the ZR-2 Multi-Gauge, ZR-1 AFR/Lambda
Gauge, or LCD screen.
Micro SD cards are inserted into the Zeitronix Black Box Data Logger
face up, as shown to the right. The Micro SD connector slot is
spring loaded. Push to insert and the card will lock in. Push again
to remove and card will spring outward.
Inserting the Micro SD card upside down or backwards may result
in connector damage.
Press the center of the button to
start and stop logging sessions. The Zeitronix Black Box Data Logger
will display a steady LED light when initially powered. Press the
button one time to begin logging. The LED will flash quickly while
logging data. Press the button again to end the log and the LED will
become a steady light. The Micro SD card will now contain a file
with the name "log001.sdl". Pressing the button again will
begin a new log with the name "log002.sdl".
Increasing values are used for each new log file name. A total of
255 logs can be created. Log file names will use the highest number
available on the SD card until "log255.sdl" is reached. Logs
will then be created using the lowest log file number available. If
no file names are available the LED will blink two times to indicate
Files can be accessed by removing the micro SD card from
the Black Box Data Logger. A micro SD card reader can be used to
copy files from the card. The files have fixed created and accessed
dates, for best results you may wish to copy the logs into a folder
(directory) with a date matching when the logs were generated. Files
are viewed with the Zeitronix Data Logger program
The Black Box Data Logger has no internal battery or parts which
require maintenance. The Zeitronix Black Box Data Logger LED will
repeat a single or double blink if an error has occurred, see the
following table for details.
button to begin logging
button to end logging
SD Card Present
Micro SD card into the slot (face up, gold connectors facing
files are in use
one or more files from the Micro SD card
directory is full
(root) directory may be full if it contains many additional
files not created by the Black Box Data Logger. Delete files
from the Micro SD card root directory.
Card is full
one or more files if no free space is left on the Micro SD
Card not formatted or not “FAT” (FAT16) formatted
PC double click “My Computer”, right click on the Micro SD
card drive, choose “Format…”, choose File System “FAT” and
Warning: All card contents will be deleted!
is being received
Black Box Data Logger directly into the Zt-2 or Zt-3. If
using a custom cable verify the connections using the wire
specification given below.
Fast Blink = 5 blinks per
Slow Double Blink = 2 blinks every 1.6 seconds
Slow Single Blink = 1 blink every 1.6 seconds
The Black Box Data Logger button must be pressed to properly start
and end Micro SD log files. If a power loss occurs, either through
unplugging the device or losing power to the Zt-2 or Zt-3 by turning
off the vehicle, data loss may occur. If the Micro SD card is
removed while logging data loss may occur. The Black Box Data Logger
has an auto-save feature limiting loss to the last 10 seconds of
data logging. This feature cannot prevent all possible errors and
pressing the button to end a log is always recommended.
If power is lost or the card is removed accidentally the following
procedure can be used to correct file system errors on the Micro SD
Double click “My Computer”, right click on the Micro SD card drive,
choose "Properties" then select the "Tools" tab. Press the button
labeled "Check Now". Check the box marked "Automatically fix file
system errors" and press the "Start" button.
Black Box Data Logger is plugged into a Zt-2 or Zt-3 the
yellow wire is located closest towards the oxygen sensor
Serial Data Signal
Power (5 volt)
3rd PARTY SUPPORT
Black Box Data Logger can be used to log raw serial data (RS-232)
from 3rd party serial devices. Data is read and
sequentially and is stored, without changes, as log files on a FAT
(FAT 16) formatted Micro SD card. The Black Box Data Logger is setup
for a 9600 baud rate connection. For additional details or
additional supported baud rates please contact Zeitronix
use only. This product is for off road use only.
This product is not water proof. To be used with Zeitronix Zt-2 or
Zt-3 Wideband AFR Meter only.
Never place in a location, which obstructs the view. Never tune the
car while driving.
Tune responsibly. Zeitronix Inc. is not responsible for any damages.