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Re: Android devices, mounting, and cables for LEAF Battery A

Posted: Thu May 16, 2013 7:26 am
by garygid
With a "better" Android device, and/or a "better" ELM327-type device,
and only one Bluetooth connection from the Android device,
one can achieve a continuous "green" connection, without any
"yellow" interruptions.

However, congratulations for getting the reported combination
to work "well enough". :D

Re: Android devices, mounting, and cables for LEAF Battery A

Posted: Thu May 16, 2013 8:43 am
by Stoaty
garygid wrote:With a "better" Android device, and/or a "better" ELM327-type device,
and only one Bluetooth connection from the Android device,
one can achieve a continuous "green" connection, without any
"yellow" interruptions.
Yes, when I check the settings screen I see about 97% success rate with perhaps 40 retries out of 1600 for a 35-40 minute drive.

Re: Android devices, mounting, and cables for LEAF Battery A

Posted: Thu May 16, 2013 8:58 am
by DaveEV
Stoaty wrote:Yes, when I check the settings screen I see about 97% success rate with perhaps 40 retries out of 1600 for a 35-40 minute drive.
What kind of phone/ELM327 are you using? I'm only getting about 60% success rate with my Samsung S3 and "Vgate Scan" ELM327

Re: Android devices, mounting, and cables for LEAF Battery A

Posted: Thu May 16, 2013 9:31 am
by Stoaty
drees wrote:
Stoaty wrote:Yes, when I check the settings screen I see about 97% success rate with perhaps 40 retries out of 1600 for a 35-40 minute drive.
What kind of phone/ELM327 are you using? I'm only getting about 60% success rate with my Samsung S3 and "Vgate Scan" ELM327
I am using the Fusion 2 and the AGPTek mentioned in the Wiki:

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Re: Android devices, mounting, and cables for LEAF Battery A

Posted: Thu May 16, 2013 12:09 pm
by davewill
Well, with my Galaxy S3 and the AGPTek, I've never seen better than 13% or so. I'll try turning the car's bluetooth off temporarily to see if that is causing the difference. If so, I may have to get a dedicated device for this.

Re: Android devices, mounting, and cables for LEAF Battery A

Posted: Fri May 17, 2013 6:43 pm
by FalconFour
I never knew errors would be a problem. This is a very simple serial data stream, far less complex than the high-speed A2DP audio I have going to the car stereo. No reason I can think of for under 100% accuracy - and my phone's pretty close, running around 96% or more usually (probably higher if I had it going longer). Errors only seem to come up when the phone's bogged down or the connection is weak or "coming up".

Really never had trouble with errors. I've got the generic little blue stub for $17 from Amazon.

Re: Android devices, mounting, and cables for LEAF Battery A

Posted: Fri May 17, 2013 6:55 pm
by FalconFour
This also expands to the point that there very much could be two Bluetooth adapters - one modified to read the EV-CAN bus and one stock to run on the standard OBDII bus. The Bluetooth hardware in Android is - at least in my case - more than capable of running both at the same time. Only need to make sure the adapters have a unique address.

Or has this already been done and I'm just behind the times... 100+ pages is definitely not what I want to start reading. :lol:

Re: Android devices, mounting, and cables for LEAF Battery A

Posted: Fri May 17, 2013 8:35 pm
by LEAFfan
FalconFour wrote:This also expands to the point that there very much could be two Bluetooth adapters - one modified to read the EV-CAN bus and one stock to run on the standard OBDII bus. The Bluetooth hardware in Android is - at least in my case - more than capable of running both at the same time. Only need to make sure the adapters have a unique address.

Or has this already been done and I'm just behind the times... 100+ pages is definitely not what I want to start reading. :lol:
The Kyocera eVent will only allow one OBDC at a time. So thanks to Gary, I'm going to have a DTDP switch installed. There's only one ELM that I know of that can easily be taken apart. That's the Simvalley (other distributors available) for $18 from Amazon.

Re: Android devices, mounting, and cables for LEAF Battery A

Posted: Sat May 18, 2013 12:04 am
by BIGneutrino
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Using a Nexus Wireless Charging Orb with a HTC Droid DNA (5" screen). The tilt angle of the orb provides an excellent viewing angle, and the wireless charging is great. The phone and charger stay in place remarkably well...autocross-esque turning makes it slide. I will probably pick up some grippy overlay for the tray to keep the orb that much more secure.

Re: Android devices, mounting, and cables for LEAF Battery A

Posted: Sat May 18, 2013 6:38 am
by turbo2ltr
I haven't tried the battery app, but I've been using this as a mount for 6 months for my Galaxy S3 and it works awesome.

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Even sticks to the Leaf's textured dashboard and is strong enough to hold my radio. It is also super easy to put the phone in and remove. The position I have it in allows me to see the screen and even touch the screen without taking my hand off the wheel or my eyes off the road.

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