Installation, Outfitting, Building a Taxi
worrisome part of starting up or running a taxi company may be the building of
your vehicle or maintenance of your meters.
Outfitters may not even be available in
Scenario 1: What do I do with this stuff I purchased? New meter, new
car, new toplight...
and now what? Scenario 2: We just had a rate increase and the guy who installed and
programmed these things is gone.
WITH HIM all the manuals. What do I do? WELL,
SUCH A DEAL WE'VE GOT FOR YOU! Fred Stock Electronics,
www.taxicabelectronics.com, has over 55 years experience in vehicle electronics,
over 25 of those in
the taxi cab
and livery industry. We have assembled a massive database of information on
vehicles, meters, toplights,, wiring and
can help you outfit, purchase, install, wire, calibrate, test,
adjust, program and certify your equipment. Here's what we need you to tell us:
. . . . . . => Vehicle year make model
=> Meter brand and model
=> Toplight model or local regulations regarding toplights (i.e.: are special
marker lights required?)
=> Rates to be charged (usually a good meter will allow up to four different rates
structures, some more!)
=> Special conditions, like local regulations, or meter mount restrictions anything out of the ordinary.
=> If you are
also ordering the meter, be sure to e-mail us your rates and your phone number!
Now available... Complete Start-Up Package including a top quality taxi meter, our most popular standard lighted taxi sign (toplight) and a custom made installation manual as below. Call us at 760-345-4347, or
click here ==> MyNewTaxi
|You can use the button below to order your package!
TELL US WHAT YOU ARE WORKING WITH, and we will provide
you the meter and for $50.00 (or if you also buying a meter HERE, half
per vehicle model, instructions for
your installation. We will send them as soon as we write them, by PDF attached to an e-mail. You have them
immediately, no waiting for the mails, and no shipping fees.
This means a custom
packaged set of pictures
of mounting methods, wiring
tips and tricks, locations
of pulse data points, instructions for programming,
calibration, making ready
for inspection for your exact vehicle.
Put 50+ years of experience to work for you, have the right meter information in the file when gas hits $8.00 (or
$1.00 for that matter!!) a
The Centrodyne Silent 550 and the Pulsar 2010 and 2010R Meters are no longer
type accepted, and should be replaced.
Argo and RMI meters are obsolete and should not be used, but some still exist so we offer programming and calibration directions. The
newest S700 meter from Centrodyne is now available and our instructions are available
.The Centrodyne 610 is being phased out.
NO OTHER METERS ARE SUPPORTED AT THIS TIME BY TaxiCabElectronics.com and Fred
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your existing or newly installed taxi meter installations.
Technical Troubleshooting Information for the Service Tech
your shop! Click here.
spreadsheets for programming YOUR METERS:
THIS COMPUTER DISK CONTAINS SPREADSHEETS
WHICH MAKE SETTING UP YOUR PROGRAM
FOR RATES AND FEES SIMPLE AND STRAIGHT
FORWARD. TYPE IN YOUR DESIRED RATES, AND
THE SPREADSHEET WILL TELL YOU WHAT TO
ENTER ON EACH PROGRAMMING WINDOW.
0. Centrodyne S700 programming ands Calibration Instructions (including 160 printer add-on variety)
. . .1. Centrodyne 610 and 620 Meter Rate Programming - automated
2. Centrodyne 620 Printer Programming instructions -
3, Pulsar 2010 (obsolete) Meter Rate Programming - automated
4. Pulsar 2020 and 2030 Meter Rate Programming - automated
5. Pulsar 2030R Printer Programming instructions - automated
6. Argo 1144 (obsolete) Meter Rate Programming - hexadecimal code -
automated. (one and two rate meters!)
7. Rate calculation spreadsheet: Input "Per Mile" & "Per
Hour" fees, sheet shows possible value-schemes to choose.
8. Centrodyne 150 (16 Character) and 160 Printer (24 Character) Printer Programming
- automated (just added!)
9. Program CD User Instructions
PROFESSIONAL SERVICE SHOP
This special package of information is for the
professional service shop for $249.00 USD and includes:
1. The Centrodyne Meter Programming and Calibration Instruction above
including Centrodyne 610, Centrodyne 620, Centrodyne Printer Programming instructions
for the Silent 620
meter, and new S700 Meter!.
2. The Pulsar Meter Programming and Calibration Instruction above including P2010, P2020, P2030 and
including Printer programming instructions for the 2020R and
3. The Argo 1144 Meter Programming and Calibration Instruction above.
4. The Technician's Troubleshooting Guide for maintenance techs above.
5. A CD of nine spreadsheets (Excel) which allow fast accurate meter programs
generated, determination of increments, and printer programming
for Pulsar, Centrodyne and Argo Taximeters, and their
6. A Pulsar Male Programming Plug (or equivalent) for programming 2020, 2020R, 2030 and 2030R
if authorized by Pulsar Co.*
7. Instruction: Pulsar Female Programming Plug for programming the obsolete 2010 Pulsar
. . (Original part no longer available.)
8. Programming Instructions for the Centrodyne 150 and 160 remote printers.
9. Instructions for using the spreadsheet programs are included on the CD..
* Pulsar has the right to protect it's dealerships and we
respect that right. If purchasing new Pulsar meters, a Plug Key is
normally included. Call us if there is a problem 760-345-4347
Disclaimer: Fred Stock Electronics, TaxiCabElectronics.com, its affiliate
firms, websites and facilities and individual participants (we) hereby notify
all users of these instruction packages (you) that we cannot be held responsible
for damage of any kind to automobiles, vehicles, devices or materials as a
result use or application of these instructions. We have extensive experience using these methods
and equipment, and have tested the methods we suggest in these instruction
packages. The content of these packages represent our experiences, relayed to
you as clearly and simply as possible, and they are intended solely as a method
guide to be followed at your own risk. Fred Stock Electronics hereby disclaims
all responsibility for your work, connection or modification of your vehicles,
and the suitability of any product we offer for your applications.
These instructions are intended to allow you to make reasonable decisions, take
reasonable action and provide yourself with reasonable prevention of possible
hazards as a result of your work. You are hereby notified that wiring can
deteriorate, chafe, break or otherwise malfunction. You are hereby notified that
all electronics devices, machines, modules and similar equipment are by their very
nature subject to failure and reasonable caution must be applied to prevent
dangerous or hazardous conditions from developing. This includes but is not
limited to the use of fuses, circuit breakers, insulators such as grommets and
split loom tubing, securing devices such as "tye-wraps" and electrical tape.
You are hereby notified that interpretation of statements and methodology
included in these packages is the sole responsibility of the user (you) and in
NO CASE can we be held responsible for the accuracy, advisability or
applicability of these statements. In
any decision, we advise you err on the side of caution and provide maximum
protection for your wiring, devices and vehicles. You are free to call and
discuss any concerns with us in advance of making any connections, changes or
modifications in the course of your installation (Our telephone 760-345-4347).
Our e-mail, US Mail and other addresses are contained in this website and in
these instructions. All work will ultimately be at your own risk. Use of these instructions DOES NOT
release you from legal responsibility for accuracy and proper wiring of your
meter. Be sure to contact "Weights and Measures" or the appropriate authorities
in your area to assure proper testing and sealing of your instrument. Our intent
is to allow you to understand the application of the equipment you are
installing, programming and operating. We hope to have your continuing
confidence and business, and our instructions are written with this in mind.