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Re: ELM327-type OBD Bluetooth devices for Android Apps

Fri Dec 18, 2015 10:37 pm

knightmb wrote: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?



In Amazon, type in Sannysis V1.5 Mini ELM327 OBD2 OBD11 Bluetooth Adapter Auto Scanner for Android. That is the one that I found recently still works and has lasted me. I went through some trial and error ordering ones that had previously been recommended all to no avail. But this one DOES work! It is short and black and has an on off switch. Cheers!
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Re: ELM327-type OBD Bluetooth devices for Android Apps

Sat Dec 19, 2015 6:10 am

Thanks! I was trying to avoid the guess and test ordering, hard to tell if a device will work from the description sometimes.

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Re: ELM327-type OBD Bluetooth devices for Android Apps

Mon Dec 21, 2015 8:27 am

The "Y" right angle OBD adapter cable mentioned earlier says that it
does not connect all of the 16 pins. Consider the 16-pin right angle
(non "Y") version of the cable instead (an option in this listing):
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00HJA ... arfor-20&/
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Re: ELM327-type OBD Bluetooth devices for Android Apps

Tue Dec 22, 2015 9:58 pm

After reading about the v1.5 vs v2.1 issue about AT commands here on the forum, I ordered this one which Leaf Spy Lite also reports as v1.5 when connected to the device.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/300870978320

But it still doesn't work as LeafSpy Lite reports the following message:

"Your ELM327 doesn't support the AT command SH required..."

Is the device version reported correctly? If it is, then why are the commands not supported on v1.5?

Thanks
-Garba
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Re: ELM327-type OBD Bluetooth devices for Android Apps

Wed Dec 23, 2015 12:13 am

The clone manufacturers in China do not need to follow any spec so they can and do put any version number they want on their products. That is why I do not recommend any of these cheap ELM327 clones. The ones that do not support the needed commands like "SH" typically have dropped the dedicated PIC processor and instead put the code in the Bluetooth processor saving them the cost on the PIC.

There is no way to tell what they have done unless you open one up or test the commands it supports.

LeafSpy will be adding support for the LELink Bluetooth 4.0 LE adapter which supports the needed commands and is easier to use at it requires no pairing or port selection.

For the current LeafSpy I would recommend the Konnwei KW-902 Bluetooth OBDII device.

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Re: ELM327-type OBD Bluetooth devices for Android Apps

Wed Dec 23, 2015 1:20 am

Garba wrote:After reading about the v1.5 vs v2.1 issue about AT commands here on the forum, I ordered this one which Leaf Spy Lite also reports as v1.5 when connected to the device.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/300870978320

But it still doesn't work as LeafSpy Lite reports the following message:

"Your ELM327 doesn't support the AT command SH required..."

Is the device version reported correctly? If it is, then why are the commands not supported on v1.5?

Thanks
-Garba



Read three posts before yours and it gives you an example of another one that works also. It is a small compact one that doesn't get in the way of your legs and has an on/off switch.
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*2011 Leaf 2 bought 4/28/15 @ 24,000ish mi 12 bar (new lizard Dec. 2014 @ 22,273 mi) Now 35,485 mi

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Re: ELM327-type OBD Bluetooth devices for Android Apps

Wed Dec 23, 2015 1:26 am

Garba wrote:After reading about the v1.5 vs v2.1 issue about AT commands here on the forum, I ordered this one which Leaf Spy Lite also reports as v1.5 when connected to the device.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/300870978320

But it still doesn't work as LeafSpy Lite reports the following message:

"Your ELM327 doesn't support the AT command SH required..."

Is the device version reported correctly? If it is, then why are the commands not supported on v1.5?

Bummer! I bought one that looks identical to that via http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B009F4JHHO on Amazon in late June 2015 sold by "ToysNGamesEtc" and it works perfectly. I use it all the time.

It is really too bad that it can almost be like a lottery w/these cheap devices.

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Re: ELM327-type OBD Bluetooth devices for Android Apps

Thu Jan 21, 2016 9:11 am

I bought this one which finally worked (took about 20 days to receive):

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00XKL ... ge_o00_s00
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Re: ELM327-type OBD Bluetooth devices for Android Apps

Thu Apr 07, 2016 1:58 am

Is there someone in San Diego that would let me use their device for a few minutes to get a quick AHr reading this weekend?

The first device I ordered turned out to be a v2.1 instead of v1.5 and isn't compatible with LEAF Spy. The second device I ordered was lost in the mail. I'm in the process of getting a 3rd device but I am quickly running out of time on my battery warranty as I will reach the 5 year point on May 3rd.

I have been "exercising" my battery as much as possible and would love to see where I am in relation to the 8 bar loss range. I could meet you at a time/place of your convenience any time this weekend (Friday, Saturday, or Sunday).

Please PM me if anyone is available to help. Thanks!!!

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Re: ELM327-type OBD Bluetooth devices for Android Apps

Thu Apr 07, 2016 2:10 am

ChuckSD wrote:Is there someone in San Diego that would let me use their device for a few minutes to get a quick AHr reading this weekend?
...
Please PM me if anyone is available to help. Thanks!!!

There are So Cal and San Diego threads at viewforum.php?f=51.

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