Once you have properly installed the instrument in the car using the provided OBD cable, you should verify the instrument is powered up and ready 


Things you need to know 


Why use the OBDII cable ?

The main reason to use the OBDII power source is to ensure the instrument is always powered up.

  1. The OBDII plug is sturdy so it will stay in place.
  2. The OBDII is always powered ON, and never turns OFF when you stop the car
  3. If installed properly in the suggested location in your car, the instrument becomes permanent. It will be out of the way, easily reachable and will not clutter of the central console.



Why is it so important to have permanent power ?

Because when you switch on a GPS, it needs to locate and lock on the satellite signals. If the units is already powered, it will start recording immediately 

If you start driving before it is ready 3 things will be wrong.

  • You mileage will always be short 
  • Your stating place address will always be wrong  
  • You risk affecting the data tracking stability if the instrument gets unpluged during a trip ( when using a cigarette lighter or integrated USB plus) 


The TL1000 doesn't have an internal battery 

  • No batteries to replace
  • No dangerous lithium exposed to the hot sun on your dashboard that can explode, catch fire, or get damaged by the heat.
  • Why have a battery when you have a giant one in the car already , you just need a good reliable connection. This is the OBDII  




Why is it beeping and what does it mean ?

    There are 6 different audio signal, letting you know what is going on    

Read and hear what the audio signal mean here  Audio sound signal definition ( bip, beep, beeping sound) 




Using the TL1000 in your car


Triplogik was created to replace the traditional logbook while taking advantage of the GPS technology combined with highly available Maps from Google.

The simple one button design was built to maximize efficiency and mainly accuracy for the revenue services.


It was specifically designed to get the user involved every time it is used to better classify and ensure reliability of the information.

As we explained before,  because of the OBDII constant power, the instrument is always ON and ready ( if it is properly installed using the OBD power supply )

The instrument has a very large antenna, ensuring maximum signal to prevent loses of position.

The instrument will communicate with audio signals to remind the user to directly select the type of trip being done as it is happening.

Unlike a toggle switch, leaving the instrument in one mode or the other, the TL1000 communicates its demands to the user every time.

The only interaction from the user is to tell the instrument what type of trip is being made.  Personal or Business ?


   

Imagine the following scenario 


  • You enter the car to go somewhere, you are concentrated on your business.
  • You start the car and benign driving. Since the instrument is always ready, it immediately detects movement and vibration.
  • TripLogik starts recording and at the same time Plays the two tone audio signal specific to the start of a new trip ( click on the New trip Start button below to hear a sample of it ) 

This audio signal is telling the driver it's GPS receiver is connected to the satellites signal, and that a new trip is being recorded

This same signal is a reminder to the user to classify the trip being done at the present moment ( there is no better time then as you are doing it) 

  • If you are starting a  business trip, press on the blue button. It will classify it in the business section
  • If you starting a  personal trip, do not press, and just drive. It will be recorded and classified as Personal
  • Trip are always recorded, you only need to tel it what type you are doing.


TripLogik system

You can never forget to start or stop, there is no an app to start or device to turn ON. Because the TripLogik is always in your car, and always powered it is immediately ready to work.

You will always have accurate reports of your trips type as you tell the instrument what you are doing at every trip. 

Unlike a toggle button selecting personal or business all the time, until it is changes, the TripLogik system ensures the user knows the system is working every time, confirming 100% of the time the type being done.

Feature that inspire confidence for the revenue services.




New Trip Sound ?


The sample below is the sound of a Tl1000 logger telling the user it is connected to the satellites and a reminder to enter the trip type about to start...






When to press the button 


You can press any time during a trip . Pressing at least once will set the trip as business.

If you don't remember if you did press or not, just press again. You can press more than once and it will not affect the trip mileage.

The button is made to tell the instrument the trip type, any time during the trip from the starting place it started recording at.

You can even press the button at the destination, and it will still classify the trip as business.



When is a trip completed

At your destination, when the instrument detect there is no more vibration or movement for the set time ( 5 minutes adjustable in the software) the trip will be ended. 

No need to click or stop anything  



What happens if the time between trips is shorter than the delay  


If you start to drive again, but you did not stop long enough for the trip to be considered completed in the instrument. the same trip will continue recording.

In this condition, when you start driving again, you will not hear the familiar two tone audio signal telling you it is a new trip. 

Because there was no end, the instrument thinks it is still recording the same trip before you stopped.


If you want this place to be recorded as an end location. You will need to force the instrument to start a new trip.



How to force the instrument to start a new Trip.

The link below has a full explanation on how to force the instrument to start a new trip  

In a nutshell, you can tell the instrument to start a new trip from the current location. 

This can be used if you did not stop long enough for the instrument to detect a final destination or if you need to change the type , even if you are driving...

We highly recommend you read this section as it is more than likely you will use this feature 


How to split a trip or start a new trip as you are driving




Minimum User interaction


Just remember, all you have to do is press the button when you start a new trip if the trip is business , and don't if it is personal ...

Trip type can be changed later in the software in case of error or if you changed your mind .

In the Manager software , you can define specific places as business only, this way, when you go back to this place, the trip will be set to business even if you did not press the button.

As your database of places grows, it gets smarter .





MAKE A TEST RUN BEFORE OFFICIALLY USING IT

Take the time to properly configure your instrument, and install it in your car as recommended.  

90% of the problems reported to the TripLogik support are caused by users not following the steps and installation instructions. 


Once the instrument is configured and installed in your car, go for a spin around the block.

Plug the TL1000 to your computer and perform a sync ( for more information about the software, please consult the how to videos section 

This will show if the instrument is working properly, and confirm your installation was properly done.

 



WHY AND WHEN TO TRANSFER THE DATA FROM YOUR  INSTRUMENT


We strongly suggest you sync your instrument once a month .


  1. Transferring your trips more often will reduce any possible loses
  2. Making more frequent transfer will be faster 
  3. Having only a month will make it easier to double check your trips an ensure none of the business was classified as personal by mistake
  4. Printing your reports every month will ensure you can claim your mileage every month 
  5. If you produce reports every month, there will not be any panic mode at the end of the year 

 


Just remember, all you have to do is press the button when you start a new trip if the trip is business , and don't if it is personal ...




ALWAYS MAKE BACKUP COPIES OF YOUR FILE

How to make backup copies of the data file




You can also consult the how to videos How to videos