About Powertune


Our vision was to create an affordable, easy to use and install the digital display for use with modified vehicles. It became so much more!

PowerTune is a digital dash display that shows real-time ECU data from any vehicle with a supported aftermarket ECU or that is OBD2 compatible (the year 1996+ production vehicles). PowerTune can display real-time ECU data such as speed, RPM, temperatures, sensor states and more.
PowerTune also doubles as a data logger and includes GoPro integration to overlay ECU data onto GoPro footage. PowerTune gives you the ability to see vehicle performance and statistics in real-time.
PowerTune is currently compatible with all OBD2 vehicles as well as any vehicle running the following aftermarket ECUs: Adaptronic – Apexi Power FC – Link – Haltech – Microtech - Nissan Consult 1 (Nistune/Stock ECU Skyline, Silvia, Micra etc.)

Real-time digital display
Our HD display shows real-time ECU data, sensor outputs without any delay or lag. With up to four active dashes you can customise the look and feel of your display
Easy to install 
PowerTune plugs directly into your ECU port via an interface cable that we provide with your kit. Power and ground are connected to any 12V source as the power supply will automatically step down to 5V.
Data logging
With a simple touch of the settings, the unit can simultaneously log your ECU data and output this to CSV or XLS spreadsheets for later review and analysis
GPS mapping
Overlay your position onto maps data on track days to see current location including a lap timer accurate to 1/10th of a second (updating at ten times per second/10hz)
GoPro integration
With full GoPro integration, you have the ability to overlay your ECU data onto your GoPro footage including speed, RPM and in some cases throttle position.
Accuracy
With the data coming directly from the ECU, the risk of old, unreliable gauges showing inaccurate information is reduced. The display does not send any data or instructions into the ECU, so there is no risk of damage or interference.


How does it work? 

Most of the magic happens in our custom built software. We have spent several years developing and testing our package and have the custom built hardware to meet the requirements for the job at hand. We have written protocols to talk to major aftermarket ECUs, powered by a quad-core onboard processor and supplying an adapter interface to plug directly into your ECU, after wiring in your power and ground the unit is plug and play and ready to go. All you need to do is plug the cable into your ECU and connect your power. 

Whats in the box?

  • PowerTune software and required daemon protocol for your ECU
  • PowerTune display
  • Protective case for display and components
  • 1-3 metre 12V to 5V 3amp vehicle wire-in power supply
  • USB Interface adapter to plug in directly to your ECU
  • 12-month warranty
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Q - Can I run PowerTune on my Android/Samsung/iPad/Laptop/Windows tablet?
A - No. PowerTune is demanding software and requires a specific, custom-built Linux environment and paired hardware to perform effectively.
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Q – I already have my own in-car display, I don’t want to remove it!
A – We can supply PowerTune as a boxed unit without the display so you can connect to an existing screen via HDMI or AV, however you will lose touch capability over HDMI - and picture quality over AV cannot be guaranteed.
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Q – How hard is it to install?
A – PowerTune plugs directly into your ECU via supplied cable, power and ground are wired in to any 12V source of your choice. This is typically a ten minute job. We can supply a cigarette lighter charger as opposed to hard-wired if desired.
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Q - How is this different to other software packages available on the app store/play store?
A – PowerTunes software and hardware environment have been built from the ground up to ensure professional grade performance at an entry level price point. Almost all existing software packages only support the OBD2 protocol and do not support aftermarket ECUs. There may often also be noticeable lag/performance issues, whereas PowerTune displays data in real time and is a fixed solution that can easily be mounted in a variety of locations across an assortment of vehicles. We are the middle ground between a cheap tablet solution and a several thousand dollar motorsport dash.
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Q - What sensor outputs will I be able to see?
A – The sensor outputs vary by both car and ECU combination. For example, some vehicles running a Power FC will see a boost reading (example Supra), however an R33 Skyline with a MAF sensor will not provide a boost reading to the ECU that can be displayed. Typically speaking we can always show RPM, speed, temperatures and voltages; with a variety of other sensor outputs available depending on your car and ECU combination, such as AFR, knock, gear/throttle position etc.
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Q – My ECU isn’t listed. How do I get in on this?
A – Be sure to vote in our Facebook polls on what ECU protocols you think we should develop next!
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Q – Where are you located?
A – The unit ships from Queensland, Australia.

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