Sat 09 Jul 2016
As there are various solutions and devices available at the market for performance measurement of motorized vehicles (cars, trucks, bikes, agricultural machines etc), people interested in buying dynamometer, or dynamometer alternative may be confused. Is that a good idea to spend more on regular chassis dynamometer? Is so called „road dyno” or „wheel dynamometer” (device connected to one of car wheels) a good equivalent for proffesional power and torque measurement tool?
To be a devil’s advocate, I will list advantages of portable dynamometers, („wheel dynos”):
- cheap (maybe not all, because some well marketed gadgets may be quite expensive)
- really portable. You need a roll of double sided adhesive tape and you can stick such „dyno” to car’s wheel and voila! - you can start driving