AEM Releases New X-Series Tru-BoostX Boost Controller Gauge

Out with the old and in with the new: AEM has just announced the release of their new X-Series Tru-BoostX Boost Controller Gauge which replaces their Tru-Boost Gauge. The new X-Series Tru-BoostX Boost Controller Gauge comes with all of the features people liked with the older gauge but now comes with AEMnet, giving users the ability to log data. Another new feature? An internal MAP sensor that can handle boost pressures up to 80(!) psi of boost. 

Read the full press release below to find all of the specs, and leave a comment. 

Tru-Boost joins X-Series line, now with AEMnet for data logging and an internal 80PSIg MAP Sensor

HAWTHORNE, CA—The beloved Tru-Boost Gauge has been put to pasture, and is replaced with the new X-Series Tru-BoostX Boost Controller Gauge (PN 30-0352). The Tru-BoostX Boost Controller Gauge delivers all of the features you loved about the original only now with AEMnet for data logging and a big, fat internal MAP sensor that can handle boost pressures up to 80 PSI of boost. The King is dead, long live the King!

The Tru-BoostX Boost Controller gauge delivers digital accuracy but with the simplicity of a manual boost controller. All programming is done using the faceplate buttons and no laptop is required. AEM’s specially designed Boost Control Solenoid and all necessary hardware is included.

Program Two Boost Levels + Scramble Boost Setting – Program two boost modes for different levels of performance (up to 80PSIg internal MAP sensor), and program a time-based scramble boost setting that is controlled using a switched input. You can also turn off the controller and use the gauge as a display.

Change Wastegate Open Pressure—Ideal for reducing boost spikes and improving spool up.

Display Boost Levels in PSIg (PSI), BAR or kPa (PAS) –See your boost in the units you prefer, and scale the 24 outer LEDs to match your peak boost levels for the perfect sweeping motion.

Set Alarms and Display Peak Boost—Set the 24 green outer LEDs to flash based on boost pressure so you are alerted to an overboost condition. A ground output is included for triggering an optional LED warning light. Select the “B” button to see peak boost level and clear the value using the menu.

Overboost Protection Built In—Protects your engine from an overboost condition by shutting the boost control solenoid off until it is reactivated by you through the buttons on the faceplate. 

Integrated Error Protection—Alerts you to a fault if the boost control solenoid is shorted or disconnected so you are never left guessing whether the Tru-BoostX is operational. 

Datalog using AEMnet CAN bus-Outputting channels over AEMnet provides so much more than just boost pressure! Send 13 channels of data over a 2-wire connection, including boost pressure, peak boost, boost target, boost scramble duty, overboost status, wastegate crack pressure, boost control solenoid status and more. 

Tru-BoostX Gauge Features:

A boost display gauge and boost controller in one!
Easy to program – no laptop required
Boost control solenoid and all necessary hardware included
On-board 80PSIg MAP sensor—no upgrade kit needed for high boost vehicles
Two boost level settings and scramble boost setting
Wastegate open pressure setting for controlling boost spikes and faster spool
Display boost levels in PSI, BAR or kPa
Overboost protection and programmable alarms, ground output
foroptional LED warning light
Peak boost level recall
X-Series design for the best visibility (87% larger center LED and 33% larger face design)
X-Series dimensions make it easier to install (0.825” overall depth, 0.20” cup depth)
CAN bus enabled for data logging (13 channels of data over 2-wire connection)
Standard 52mm (2-1/16”) cup
24 programmable green outer LEDs

Auto dimming sensor for ideal brightness day or night
Positive locking connectors
Optional silver bezel with white faceplate accessory kit (30-0352-ACC)

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Vigo MegaDork
10/17/19 8:47 a.m.

This looks really nice. Programmable outputs are sweet for not blowing up your engine. If they also make a wideband with a programmable output (they probably do) you can easily wire the two outputs in series to create a conditional protection strategy of "if AFR is leaner than X while boost is higher than Y", and have that trigger an NC relay to cut off power to your ignition coils.  Pretty hard to blow up the engine at that point. 

I bought some Auber Instruments gauges for this same functionality but those don't have any built-in sensors, so that's a couple more steps. 

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