Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 08-25-2011, 01:18 PM   #1
2 Rivet Member
1991 34' Excella
Boerne , Texas
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 81
Images: 19
Edge Insight CTS to monitor vitals

I bought the Edge products "Insight CTS" a few weeks ago. It installs easy with an adapter that hooks up to the OBDII port and once configured to your vehicle immediately starts giving you data on whatever parameters you ask for, within the list available. Overall it's pretty nice not to have to run wires and cut holes etc to install analog guages, and the unit is small compared to a set of analog guages. I was able to set it up to monitor the parameters that I wanted, Trans Temp, Boost PSI, EGT, Fuel Rail Pressure, MPG. Accuracy? I don't know where it's pulling its data from, presumably from the trucks computer so whatever data you are seeing is what the truck is using for operation so is that so bad? It's not a purest approach. I also installed an EGT probe and diesel turbo timer for shut down. It works as expected. You can set the insight to shut down the truck after a set time that you program, or shut down according to a specific EGT temperature.

Cons: I can't seem to set a range for data to display on the simulated analog dial display, for instance, if my turbo boost only tops out at 40 then I want to set the upper limit of the range to 40 and not have it at 60. EGT's also, I'd like to lower the upper range to say, 1400 because I don't get that high anyway it doesn't seem reasonable to have a guage that max out at a higher number. Also, when I did hit an alert level for the EGT's the alarm sounded and I looked at the unit display but when it alarmed the screen changed to display 8 parameters and I couldn't see the value for EGT that caused the alarm. Nit picky, I just disabled the alarm and now I can watch the numbers. Also, I watch the number anyway and not the dial anyway so my complaints about the range of data may be mute anyway.

Overall, for a monitor I like it and it has given me peace of mind knowing where my values are while pulling the holiday trailer. My wife said "you pulled the trailer all the way from Texas to Alberta and back and you didn't need it so why are you buying it now?" Well, I said, I didn't have my programmer before that!

James B.
1991 34' excella 1000, bought 05/10, oak floors, granite countertops, Marble bathroom counter and floor, 2 A/C's, 2005 Hensley.
Tow With: 2006 Dodge 2500 Quad Longbox 2WD, 5.9 Cummins, Edge Insight CTS, Smarty Jr programmer, Bilstein Shocks, Ingalls balljoints.
texascanuk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-25-2011, 01:45 PM   #2
DKB_SATX's Avatar

1975 Argosy 24
1976 Argosy 28
Alamo Heights , Texas
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 5,719
Images: 1
Blog Entries: 7
I have a simpler product with a similar mission, the ScanguageII. I was also looking for access to more data than the truck displays on the dash, and so far I'm quite happy with it. It should work on any OBD-II vehicle. I generally run it with a display of coolant temp, transmission fluid temp, voltage and oil pressure. Again, so far I'm quite pleased with it, and my partner knew better than to ask why I "needed" one.

It doesn't offer the graphic output that yours does, but I can live with that.
— David

Il Carriaggio — 1975 Argosy 24 | Il Progetto — 1976 Argosy 28 Center Bath | WBCCI# 15566

He has all of the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire. — Sir Winston Churchill
DKB_SATX is offline   Reply With Quote

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Show a snapshot from your Airstream window! missysanford On The Road... 64 09-17-2011 12:02 PM
Supposed to be drip edge on Driver's Side? Johns5711 Land Yacht/Legacy Motorhomes 6 08-03-2011 05:03 PM
Edge banding or molding ALANSD Cabinets, Counter Tops & Furnishings 16 06-15-2011 05:54 AM
Some insight on how things end up the way they are Boondocker WBCCI Forum 24 04-26-2011 08:06 PM

Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 05:38 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.