"Some Assembly may be required":
LA1 is normally used as a simple display for either single or double channel Tech Edge wideband unit. Inside the display are two inputs (voltage and pulse) that allow LA1 to used in a stand-alone mode. This page is an introduction to the feature.
Be warned this feature is not a "plug-and-play" proposition like other Tech Edge features and some investigation and extra work will be required to configure and use this feature.
Using the display Config utility these inputs can be configured to be displayed as things like acceleration, pressure, temperature, or RPM, speed, etc. The analogue input can even be used to display the analogue voltage generated by another wideband unit (although you should read the caveat regarding offset voltages mentioned below).
This image shows where the two inputs are located. Here's a larger image. To access these inputs simply remove the two Philips-head screws on the side of the display and gently slide the internals from the case.
This input measures a zero to five Volt signal. The voltage is measured between the P1 and P2 [GND] points. A number of sources of error are possible when measuring an external voltage
Once the voltage has been read, it may be used directly with a scaling factor to give a displayed value. Some applications may require a more complex lookup table to translate the raw voltage to a displayable value. See the display Config utility for more information.
Just as many Tech Edge wideband units have an RPM input, the LA1 can be fed a repetitive pulse input that can represent RPM, vehicle speed, or some other function.
If you have used the LA1 in this stand-alone mode then we'd be interesed in writing up (or linking to) your application. Here's a link to email us. If you think you have an application that other could also benefit from, then we could even work out the details and show you how to do it (use the email link).