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Re: Using clone ELM327 Bluetooth OBDII adapter with Leaf

Thu May 09, 2013 7:36 pm

Looking at version 0.21. Very nice! I especially like the fact that the app remembers the last data. Thanks!

Couple of suggestions:

1) I would like to see the difference between maximum and minimum temp on screen 1 in parentheses after the four temps, same as we have for the voltages
2) I would like to see a button on screen 3 to cycle the temp between max, min and average - otherwise I have to go to settings to make a temporary change, then go to settings to change it back. When the app is restarted it could either remember the last setting (in which case you could eliminate it in the settings menu), or go back to what you have set in the settings menu. Not sure which I would prefer.
3) It might be nice to display the max-min battery temp (the differential) on screen 3. Not sure where it would go, though, especially if suggestion 2 is implemented

Possible buglet:

1) The settings menu can scroll down too much. I would expect the scrolling to only go far enough to fully show the last item in settings (Debug). Instead you can scroll so Debug is almost off the screen. Very minor, but would be a little better if changed.
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Re: Using clone ELM327 Bluetooth OBDII adapter with Leaf

Thu May 09, 2013 8:35 pm

rickbecker wrote:
Turbo3 wrote:Vicki sent me her ELM327 that she could not get paired. At first I had the same problem. If seemed like it would not take any passkey.

After a little reading I tried powering it up and then immediately pairing with 1234 and it worked.

I will need to do some testing to see how long the window is that will allow it to accept the pairing code.

My testing was done with a bench power supply. But after pairing and running my app it will auto connect whenever I power up the ELM327.

It is best to first do the discovery step on the Phone so it shows up as a new device. Enter the pairing code but do not press Enter/Done just yet. Unplug then replug the ELM327 then sent the pairing code. You only need to do this one time to get it paired. (The Leaf is not here to do a real test but it works on the bench)
I struggled for a week with the same one Vicki had (newlauch). The company is trying to help me with getting it paired. Today, I received two others that Vicki mentioned and they both paired on the first attempt. They are:BAFX ELM 327 ($23.99) at http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005NL ... os_product" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
and
Simvalley™ Mini ELM327 with Power Switch ($22.49) at http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00CF88GEW/ref ... 1_ST1_dp_1" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

edit: Changed "snuggled" to "struggled" :oops:
Rick, so glad to hear they worked for you too. Whew, ok, got that mess out of the way and now we can proceed with our testing of the app.
Vicki
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Re: Using clone ELM327 Bluetooth OBDII adapter with Leaf

Thu May 09, 2013 8:52 pm

Can anyone give a link to an OBD splitter cable that has a right angle attachment and short (one foot) cables after the split? I ordered and received this one:

http://www.amazon.com/ZITRADES-Splitter ... tter+cable" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

It works with my Gid Meter and the Leaf Battery app running simultaneously, but has two big drawbacks:

1) The attachment is not a right angle, hangs down too far
2) The cables are too long, and create a big mess on the floor

I only found one possibility so far, which is to combine these two products:

http://www.obd2cables.com/products/obd- ... f-2ft.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

http://www.amazon.com/OBDII-Splitter-J1 ... tter+cable" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

The first one has the right angle, the second has the splitter portion. Far from ideal. Does anyone know of a better solution?
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Re: Using clone ELM327 Bluetooth OBDII adapter with Leaf

Thu May 09, 2013 9:34 pm

Jim, since most research has shown that these batteries begin to degrade above 86F, could you please change the color to yellow up to 86F? Thanks!
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Re: Using clone ELM327 Bluetooth OBDII adapter with Leaf

Thu May 09, 2013 9:46 pm

LEAFfan wrote:Jim, since most research has shown that these batteries begin to degrade above 86F, could you please change the color to yellow up to 86F? Thanks!
I thought it was set for 86 degrees. Do you have different info?
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Re: Using clone ELM327 Bluetooth OBDII adapter with Leaf

Thu May 09, 2013 10:34 pm

Here are the current setting. These are all the upper limits on the color. So Yellow goes up to 86. Above 95 is Red.

Dim TempBlue As Float = 65
Dim TempGreen As Float = 75
Dim TempYellow As Float = 86
Dim TempOrange As Float = 95

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Re: Using clone ELM327 Bluetooth OBDII adapter with Leaf

Thu May 09, 2013 10:40 pm

Verseion 0.21t is up on DropBox. For some reason it just got 60KB smaller. So check it out to be sure everything is still there.

Features (requested by Stoaty)
* Screen 1 has delta temp
* Screen 3 has delta temp and can be cycled through max/avg/min by tapping label
* Scroll up limit on Settings changed from 90% to 60%. This still allows the battery voltage field to be scrolled to the top for those who have a keypad that covers the lower part of the screen.

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Re: Using clone ELM327 Bluetooth OBDII adapter with Leaf

Thu May 09, 2013 10:57 pm

Fantastic App Jim! Thanks again for all your time and hard work. It's very much appreciated!
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Re: Using clone ELM327 Bluetooth OBDII adapter with Leaf

Thu May 09, 2013 11:01 pm

Has anyone noticed that logging does not seem to work?

Seems I have this problem only with the Nexus 7. Last log is from 5/3.
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Re: Using clone ELM327 Bluetooth OBDII adapter with Leaf

Thu May 09, 2013 11:08 pm

Great app! Got my ELM327 today from a Chinese seller off ebay. I just plugged it in and paired the device to my HP Touchpad running android. Turned on the car and started the app. I have not tested everything yet though. Is there a manual for the app or a reference to what all the numbers and info mean? (e.g. in the Distance to Empty (DTE) setting what does % State of Charge (SOC) Reserved mean and what happens when I change it from the default setting.)

One other question I have is if I leave the ELM327 in the OBDII port, will that drain the battery? I noticed a red light from the device when plugged in even though the Leaf is off.

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