The Ram Mount, P/N, 30-5545 has a ball on a bracket that bolts to the back of the CD-5. The ball goes into the socket on the mount that attaches to the suction cup or tube clamp for roll cage installation. The suction cup is shown here and needs to be purchased separately from Ram Mounts.
The ball and socket allow the CD-5 to be installed in any orientation. No matter at what angle the mount is attached to the car, you can adjust it so you can view the CD-5.
In order to do vehicle dynamics data logging and track mapping, you need to get the optional GPS antenna P/N 30-2208. For additional telemetry data a Vehicle Dynamics Module (VDM) part# 30-2206 can also be connected to the CD-5. The VDM adds a 3-axis accelerometer and 3-axis gyrometer which provide lateral G, altitude, pitch, roll, and yaw data.
When only using the built-in GPS antenna, and not the optional VDM, this is where the GPS antenna plugs in. It uses a co-axial screw in type connector which is typical of many types of antenna.
On the top is the main wiring harness for the CD-5. It plugs into the back of the CD-5 and has an AEMnet CANBUS plug as well as a secondary CANBUS plug for other inputs. Here we have it plugged to a 12-volt AEMnet power plug P/N 30-2227 which grabs power from the vehicles cigarette lighter which makes moving the unit from car to car a snap. This comes in really handy when doing testing of several cars at a track day for instance. There are two additional input wires on the harness, one is to use with the OEM dash dimming feature to dim the display when the headlights are on. The other is to use as an event trigger for lap beacon setting. To use these features you can use P/N 30-3610 for the remote dash button kit.
Also pictured here is the OBDII CAN Adaptor cable P/N 30-2217. All you have to do is plug the CD-5 into your 2008 and later cars OBDII port and you have a fully functional data logging race dash hooked up in seconds! The plug has a pass-through function so it will not interfere with tuners like the Cobb Access Port and other similar products or OBDII scanners.