[obdgpslogger] obdlogger scanner compatibility
bmw at newcultures.com
Mon Feb 23 11:18:42 EST 2015
On 02/23/2015 02:36 AM, Alison Chaiken wrote:
>> In looking for scantool adapters, I ran across the OBDLink MX WiFi Scan Tool:
> That's the scan tool I've used with OBDgpslogger on my 2005 Mazda 3.
> I've read OBDII plus HS- and MS-CAN with the OBDLink MX. You will
> need a scantool like OBDLink MX with the STN1110 chip instead of the
> cheaper ELM327a if you want to read buses other than OBDII.
Also, some scanners are faster than others at fetching and delivering
data from the vehicle's computer. The Scantool brand has a better
reputation than others in this regard, but I'd still like to see data to
confirm that. I bought one a long time from secons.com (in the Czech
Republic) and had problems getting it to run at 38k baud.
Another problem I had with mine was from heat. I left it in my car one
summer days when it was sunny and hot outside. As happens when you have
to lock up a car, it got pretty hot inside and that was the end of that
I bring up these issues here just to point out that compatibility isn't
the only concern we should have when investing in a scanner. Also, I'm
looking for a new one and don't want to make all the same mistakes with
my next purchase.
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