The Moates Ostrich 2.0 is the perfect chip emulator for use on OBD1 socketed ECU's when tuning with Crome. Allows on the fly program/rom file upload to your ECU. Excellent for real-time updating and tuning. Updating/loading your tune to the ECU in real-time drastically speeds up the tuning process. No need to shut off the car, remove the chip, program, restart, etc. with every programming change. The Ostrich cable plugs into place where your standard 28-pin chip would go on your socketed ECU, and uses the included USB cable to plug into your laptop for program uploading to the Ostrich via the Crome software. This is the newest Ostrich, the 2.0 unit. It is extremely small and compact, durable, versatile, and powerful. Full 921.6k speed, from 4k (2732A) up to 512k (4mbit 29F040) and everything in between (27C128, 27C256, 27C512). The new form factor is incredibly small and compact. With CNC-cut enclosures, as well as silkscreened lexan product description overlay, the Ostrich 2.0 sets a new standard in fitment and appearance. With state-of-the art performance, it is without rivals.
- Moates Ostrich unit
- 28 pin emulation cable (connects the Ostrich unit to the 28 pin socket in your ECU)
- USB cable
- One 28-pin machined socket - protects the end of the emulation cable, and allows fitment into many different 28-pin socket types.
When using the Ostrich with an ECU that is socketed with a ZIF socket (such as our chipped ECU's), the end of the emulation cable gets in the way of the lever on the ZIF socket. For use with a ZIF socket, we recommend stacking one additional 28-pin machined socket onto the end of the 28-pin emulation cable for clearance.
Can I leave the Ostrich plugged into the ECU after tuning?
Yes, the Ostrich can be left in the ECU for long-term use. However, if the emulation cable get pulled or tugged loose, the vehicle will no longer run so it is best to only use while tuning. When done tuning, it is recommended to burn/program the final tune onto an SST chip using the Moates BURN2.
Can I use the Ostrich with any Crome .bin file?
Yes, however you must enable real-time programming within the .bin file for the Ostrich to work. This can be done within the Crome software by going to "Plugins" > "Enhancements" > "Quick Datalogger + RTP"
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Will I need an additional data logging set up to read data while tuning
For datalogging, we recommend using the Moates Hulog
Additionally, you will need a CROME Pro license in order to datalog within CROME
When finished tuning, if you unplug the chip emulator, i am assuming the laptop stores the data within a data file in the crome software t burn to the chip?
Yes, you'd save the file on your laptop after you finish the tuning process with the Ostrich, then you can burn that file to a chip.