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741
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Posted on Monday, 26 January, 2015 - 08:54 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Seems a variety of protocols are used, most recently CAN. There is a large choice of "code readers" and I guess multi-protocol is only one consideration.

Ideally I'd like one with a 'Live Data' feature.

Any recommendations?
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Posted on Tuesday, 27 January, 2015 - 10:42 am:   Edit Post Delete Post Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Net Work January 2015, I showed an OBD adaptor that worked on Bluetooth, capturing data to an OBD app on an Android phone. Adaptors are sold on ebay.

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Posted on Tuesday, 27 January, 2015 - 12:01 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Thank you Alan.

As it happens I don't own a smartphone.

Therefore, at present at least, I'm more after something self-contained (or perhaps Bluetooth->'PC based' so I can examine the data later).
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Posted on Tuesday, 27 January, 2015 - 12:29 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Android/ Smartphone/ Tablet is only one way, laptops or PCs are another, using Bluetooth or USB and Windows software. (As mentioned in my article, ELM327 is the OBD chipset. See http://elmelectronics.com/obdic.html)

As a pointer,

http://www.totalcardiagnostics.com/support/Knowledgebase/Article/View/17/0/how-to-install-elm327-bluetooth-obd-scanner-on-windows

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Posted on Wednesday, 28 January, 2015 - 04:16 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I didn't realise there were specific chipsets - I've seen some PIC-based ones though...

Ah - they ARE 'PICs' after all!

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