mayo
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Re: ELM327-type OBD Bluetooth devices for Android Apps

Mon Dec 15, 2014 8:37 pm

Can someone point me :) in the direction of a good elm327. The cheap one I bought doesn't have the AT commands Leaf Spy needs. Thanks, happy new little leaf owner. :)
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MartinChico
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Re: ELM327-type OBD Bluetooth devices for Android Apps

Fri Feb 13, 2015 6:48 pm

mayo wrote:Can someone point me :) in the direction of a good elm327. The cheap one I bought doesn't have the AT commands Leaf Spy needs. Thanks, happy new little leaf owner. :)


I would like to know this, too. I've purchased 3 of these--all different, generic models at about $15/each--in the last 2 months, and none of them have been consistently reliable. I would GLADLY pay $100 or $200 for a product that's not made-in-China junk that would last and last.
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Turbo3
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Re: ELM327-type OBD Bluetooth devices for Android Apps

Fri Feb 13, 2015 8:19 pm

I would recommend the OBDLink LX Bluetooth. Faster and supports additional AT commands that LeafSpy will use if detected.

http://www.scantool.net/scan-tools/smart-phone/obdlink-lx.html

It is hard to get a good ELM327 from China now that someone has decided to drop support for commands LeafSpy needs yet label them as version 2.1 which should support more commands.

Or if you are going to switch to the iOS version of LeafSpy get a WiFi OBDII. I recommend the LYL brand on Amazon ($29 & prime). Or you may prefer a short one with a power switch.

MartinChico
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Re: ELM327-type OBD Bluetooth devices for Android Apps

Sat Feb 14, 2015 10:14 am

Turbo3 wrote:I would recommend the OBDLink LX Bluetooth. Faster and supports additional AT commands that LeafSpy will use if detected.
http://www.scantool.net/scan-tools/smart-phone/obdlink-lx.html
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Thanks, T3. I have ordered one of these (for about $70), and I'm looking forward to using it.

Martin
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MartinChico
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Re: ELM327-type OBD Bluetooth devices for Android Apps

Sat Feb 14, 2015 2:17 pm

This one lasted for about a month:
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This one worked for about a week:
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This one worked very well--for one day:
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mayo
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Re: ELM327-type OBD Bluetooth devices for Android Apps

Sat Feb 14, 2015 10:42 pm

Here is the second one I got. Works great.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Mini-ELM327-OBD ... 77?vxp=mtr
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lorenfb
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Re: ELM327-type OBD Bluetooth devices for Android Apps

Sat Feb 14, 2015 11:15 pm

MartinChico wrote:This one lasted for about a month:

This one worked for about a week:

This one worked very well--for one day:


I can't believe you're having so many problems with BT adapters. I have two of the ones you claim failed
and have had no problems. Others in this thread don't relate failures like you post. Did the devices actually fail,
or did you not have LeafSpy and your phone always setup properly? Maybe your problem is in your phone/setup.

knightmb
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Re: ELM327-type OBD Bluetooth devices for Android Apps

Fri Dec 18, 2015 5:53 pm

I bought this one this week Mini V2.1 OBD2 OBDII Bluetooth Interface Auto Viecar Car Diagnostic Scanner Adapter Reader Scan Tool for Android and everything is good up to the point where LeafSpy complains it is "too new" of a version of the ELM327? Is that just a limitation of the free "Lite" version or an indicator that the Pro version will have the same issue?

Turbo3
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Re: ELM327-type OBD Bluetooth devices for Android Apps

Fri Dec 18, 2015 6:29 pm

knightmb wrote:I bought this one this week Mini V2.1 OBD2 OBDII Bluetooth Interface Auto Viecar Car Diagnostic Scanner Adapter Reader Scan Tool for Android and everything is good up to the point where LeafSpy complains it is "too new" of a version of the ELM327? Is that just a limitation of the free "Lite" version or an indicator that the Pro version will have the same issue?

The "new" ones have dropped support for the commands needed to communicate with the Leaf. They are less capable than the "old" ones. They like to label them as version 2.1 but they are actually not even at the version 1.5 level. They just give it a newer name and give you a cheaper product. If it does not work with the current Lite version it will not work with the other versions of LeafSpy.

The Konnwei KW902 still supports all the needed commands.

Future releases of LeafSpy will support the LELink Bluetooth 4.0 LE OBDII adapter. Which does not require any pairing or other setup other than making sure Bluetooth has been turned on. This will be available in the next iOS release of LeafSpy Pro and is available now as a free test version for anyone with an iOS device at iOS level 8 or higher..

knightmb
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Re: ELM327-type OBD Bluetooth devices for Android Apps

Fri Dec 18, 2015 10:10 pm

Will this one work?
KONNWEI KW902 Mini Bluetooth Wireless OBD-II Car Auto Diagnostic Scan Tools
It's a shame the newer version throws out the useful stuff, what happens if they stop selling the v1.5? Or is the newer version just for some specific types of vehicles and the v1.5 will always be available?

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