USE WITH POWER GRID
Click here for instructions on how to update the Firmware on your Power Grid.
MSD View Software
now available: version 188.8.131.52
NOT FOR USE WITH POWER GRID
now available: version 3.19
MSD Pro-Data+ Software Version 3.19 12 MB For use on Windows XP, Vista and 7 only. Not compatible with Apple Mac computers.
Once downloaded, click on the Windows Start button and then click on Run. Select the directory where the setup_prodata319.exe for MSD Pro-Data Plus was downloaded and click OK to begin installing the MSD Pro-Data Plus. The Pro-Data and GraphView are automatically placed on your desktop screen. Double click the GraphView icon to open the GraphView program. The first time the Pro-Data Plus program is executed you will be prompted to select a com port from the choices given.
Pro-Data+ for Powersports
MSD GraphSave Software Version 1.02 1 MB For use on Windows 9x, ME, NT, XP, 2000, Vista and 7. Not compatible with Apple Mac computers.
GraphSave is a windows based application used to view, modify and save user data for all MSD digital programmable products transferred from the hand held 7570 Graphic Editor via the serial port. A mouse is required to fully apply all features and functionality of the GraphSave Software.
MSD GraphView Demo
For more details on how to program the MSD Digital-7 Programmable Ignition using the MSD GraphView software package click on the icon below. The GraphView Demo is a PDF file which will take approximately 5 minutes to download on a 28.8 modem. Once downloaded you will be able to scroll through the step by step instructions on how to use the GraphView software.
Tech Tip - USB Connections
Users running Vista Operating System please read:
Not all USB to Serial Converter are Vista compatible. Make sure to specify that the USB to Serial Converter is "Vista" compatible. This USB to Serial Converter will plug up to a "Vista" operating system and work without loading any drivers! Also, you can use "Virtual PC" if you are having problems running MSD Ignition software as an alternative.
Today you’re hard pressed to find a laptop or notebook computer with an RS232 / DB 9 pin connector or Serial connection. Most all computer manufactures have made the move to USB connections varying from one to as many as 5 USB connectors.
One would assume these connection ports would be an easy “plug and play” connection unfortunately they NOT. Some of these adapter cables “USB to 9 pin / RS232” fall short of simply making the connection or keeping the adapter cable “awake”. In some cases if the adapter cable goes to “Sleep” or “hibernates” a complete shut down and restart of the computer is necessary.
Tech Tip - Recommended USB Adapter: IOGear GUC232A
IOGEAR has offered our customers a 20% off discount. Please use this coupon code when shopping at IOGEAR: MSDIGNSA
Note: MSD has discovered the majority of USB to Serial communications problems are derived from device driver software. The device driver software is included with the USB to Serial Port Adapter by the adapter manufacturer. The device driver software must pass Microsoft Windows driver certification in order to operate the adapter correctly. IOGEAR has updated device driver software available for download on their website that is compatible with Windows 7 32-bit and 64-bit versions. MSD Ignition recommends the use of the IOGEAR USB adapter over other manufacturers.