SEMA 2014: Dakota Digital Expands VHX Line, Offers GPS Upgrades

DakotaDigitalSEMA01The company that brought us true digital gauges, Dakota Digital, also brings us what they call analog gauges with a digital input, or their VHX line. Although their digital gauges are still selling, their VHX line has brought new designs and options for the custom instrumentation world. With either black or silver faced gauges utilizing either red, blue, or white LED backlighting, the VHX gauges can be easily read in any amount of light or darkness.

The beauty of the VHX line is their adaptability: the speedometer is programmable, meaning any tire or gear change won’t require changing senders or sensors. All that is needed is a one mile stretch of road and the speedometer can be calibrated. Recently, they’ve added to their direct application series with the 1968-70 Dodge Charger application, providing greater illumination and a cool custom look.

DakotaDigitalSEMA12In addition to their VHX line, Dakota Digital has branched out to include a new high-frequency 128K pulse generator (SEN-01-128) for LS swap applications where an electronically controlled transmission is not used. The ECD-100 Electric Cable drive does the opposite, and is a solution for connecting factory, cable-driven gauges to an electronically controlled transmission, and includes cables for Ford and GM clip-on cables, or GM threaded cables.

Their new GPS sensor has been upgraded to include an accelerometer and an external antenna option to boost the signal, and to provide a more accurate reading for times when a bridge is overhead, or when the GPS signal is interrupted. The new sensor (GPS-50-2) will help determine if the vehicle has abruptly stopped, or if the signal is simply interrupted and will continue to provide a reading.

Dakota Digital has been expanding into markets that find solutions for difficult situations that are reached when an engine or transmission swap occurs. These products, as well as their complete line of VHX and digital instrumentation can be found at their website, where you’ll also find LED lighting for some automotive applications, and instrumentation for Harley-Davidson motorcycles, like the one pictured below.

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Michael is a Power Automedia contributor and automotive enthusiast who doesn’t discriminate. Although Mopar is in his blood, he loves any car that looks great and drives even faster.
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