Display Module


The PCU-8D is a lightweight driver display module designed for general motorsport applications. It is designed to connect to a host ECU via CAN and present the driver with information on a 4.3” display and LED lamps. The display is suitable for use in direct sunlight and at night. The text and graphics layout of the screen is user-configurable via PC software. 100 pages are available, and are selectable by CAN message.


  • Data display and warning lamps
  • Typically installed within the steering wheel, although can also be remotely mounted


  • 4.3” backlit LCD display
  • Viewable area 95mm x 54mm, 480 x 272 pixel resolution
  • Viewable in direct sunlight. Brightness adjustable via CAN message for low-light conditions
  • 16 Gauge types for displaying data, including bar tacho, rev lights and variable text
  • 100 user-configurable page, selectable by CAN message
  • The display is fully customisable; page layout can be configured by PC with text and gauges
  • Alarm pages or user-configurable text warnings can be triggered by CAN messages


  • One CAN interface (1Mbps). No internal termination
  • One USB interface for configuration only

Unit Inputs

  • One reset input (active low with internal pull-up; can be left unconnected if not required)
  • One CAN address selection analogue input (connect an external resistor to unit supply ground)

Other Features

  • Configuration software tool supplied with the unit


  • Supply voltage 8V to 16V DC
  • Supply current: <0.6A @ 13.8V (screen and all LEDs on)

Electro Magnetic Compatibility

  • Complies with the essential protection requirements of 2004/108/EEC


  • Size: 130mm x 81mm x 22mm
  • Weight: <230g
  • Splash resistant to standard motorsport fluids
  • Lid has a rubber seal, case fixings are sealed with silicone sealant
  • Maximum humidity: 95% non-condensing
  • Operating temperature: 0°C to +50°C
  • Storage temperature: -25°C to +85°C
  • Vibration: 100Hz to 1000Hz, all axes, 24 hours
  • Vibration isolation is recommended

Connection Definition

  • Un-terminated flying lead only (no connector fitted), length 300mm
  • 28 AWG wire for all wires unless stated
  • USB wires are contained within a cable screen, with the other wires coiled round the USB screened cables
  • Note the unit supply is required when configuring. The unit cannot be powered by USB
  • Wire colours:
  • OrangeUnit Supply Positive
    BrownUnit Supply Ground
    WhiteCAN +
    BlueCAN -
    WhiteUSB -
    Red (28 AWG)USB 5V
    Black (28 AWG)USB Ground
    -USB Screen (internally connected to supply ground)
    GreyCAN address selection input
    YellowReset input

Example Screen Layouts

  • The configuration software allows each page layout to be fully customised

PCU-8D Example Screen Layout 1PCU-8D Example Screen Layout 2PCU-8D Example Screen Layout 3PCU-8D Example Screen Layout 4

PCU-8D Mechanical Drawing
Panel Display Unit PCU-8DO 030 020 011 002


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