G-TECH/Pro FAQ

This FAQ covers the most common questions regarding the G-TECH/Pro
On this page, the G-TECH/Pro is often referred to as the "Gtech" for the sake of brevity.


Q: What are the differences between the G-TECH/Pro and the G-TECH/Pro Competition?

The table below identifies many of the differences between the products.

(Please note that the G-TECH/Pro and the G-TECH/Pro Competition are now superceded by the RR and SS models.)

You can also download both product manuals and compare the products for yourself.

Item

G-TECH/Pro Competition

G-TECH/Pro

Display Type / Resolution

 132 x 65 backlit LCD

 4 character 7-segment LED

Torque measurement

(yes)

 X (no)

Configurable Shiftlight

 

 X

Speedmark

 

 X

Distance Mark

 

 X

60 ft time / 330 ft time / 1/8mile time / 1000 ft time

 

 X

Cornering lights

 

 X

Tachometer

 

 X

Real-time G/acceleration bars

 

 X

Requires leveling

 

 X

Stores multiple runs

 

 X

PC analysis software

 

 X

Acceleration interval measurements (30-50, 50-70, etc.)

 

 X

Arbitrary braking distance measurements

 

 X

Configurable rollout

 

 X

Reaction time measurement

 

 X

Support for multiple vehicles

 

 X

Simultaneous support for U.S. and metric measurements

 

 X

Upgradeable firmware

 

 X

On screen performance graphs

 

 X

Battery-backed real time clock

 

 X

Ambient light sensor

 

 X

Can keep timing after quarter mile

 

 X

Measures HP over RPM range

 

 X

 

Q: Is there a dedicated metric version of the G-TECH/Pro?

There is a metric version of the G-TECH/Pro, but Tesla Electronics no longer has any inventory of this model.    Some distributors may still have metric units available however.

Q: What measurements does the metric version of the G-TECH/Pro provide?

Horsepower is measured in DIN HP, 0-100 km/h time is given, and 400m time (in seconds) and trap speed (in km/h) is provided too. Braking distance measurements are in meters.   G force measurements are still in Gs.

Q: How accurate is the G-TECH/Pro?

This is covered in a table in our product manual.  You can download the manual for the Imperial (U.S.) model on this page.

Q: I own the original G-TECH/Pro (red display) - is there a trade-in program so I can upgrade to the Competition model?

Sorry, we do not have any kind of discount or trade-in program.

Q: I lost my User Guide (product manual). Can I get another one?

You can download PDF versions of our user guides from our website. To purchase a hardcopy of the latest manual, please contact us by phone.

Q: Can I buy a specific part for a Gtech, such as a button, diplay or connector?

Parts used in the manufacture of the product are not stocked and sold as individual pieces. In other words, we do not sell individual displays, connectors, LEDs, etc....

Q: How do I obtain accessories such as a mounting system?

To purchase accessories, please contact us by phone or you can also use this webform to request parts.

Q: Can the firmware in the G-TECH/Pro be upgraded like the firmware in the G-TECH/Pro Competition?

No.

Q: Can the G-TECH/Pro store multiple runs internally?

No.

Q: Is there PC software for the G-TECH/Pro?

No.

Q: How can I tell if my accelerometer calibration is good?
Q: Can I hard-wire the power to my Gtech, i.e. I want to power my Gtech in a way other than through the cigarette lighter.

You can go to Radio Shack and buy a cigarette lighter outlet on a cord and attach that anywhere to your car's 12V electrical system. Some users have chosen to cut the Gtech cable at their own risk, and have attached it to their car's electrical systems directly. If you do this we strongly recommend that you put a fuse inline with your Gtech. Normally this fuse is inside the tip of the cigarette plug and if you cut that off, you will no longer have the fuse as protection.