chbla
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Re: recommended obd2 adapter?

Tue Jan 02, 2018 2:42 pm

chbla wrote:quick question ( I've got a Hyundai Ioniq Electric and apparently they need the same adapter).

Are there Bluetooth 4 (BLE) adapters that work as well? Low power would be nice...

Thank you very much,
Christoph


anyone?

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Re: recommended obd2 adapter?

Mon Apr 30, 2018 7:17 pm

chbla wrote:..Are there Bluetooth 4 (BLE) adapters that work as well? Low power would be nice...

Sorry for not replying earlier, the answer is yes. But I don't know which until someone posts that they have one that is working.
The latest version of Torque is required to use these new adapters.

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A posting from another I oniq user on the github forum: https://github.com/JejuSoul/OBD-PIDs-fo ... -385395606
He had been using the blue adapter below which reads the BMS values but fails to see the VMCU.
He then swapped to the white one. Tested both with ELM327 identifier, images below.

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koenigworks9
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Re: recommended obd2 adapter?

Mon Aug 06, 2018 7:03 am

(yes, I know this is a KiaSoul forum, but ODB2 are quite same than Hyundai Ioniq, so you would benefit of this info too)

Tested Carista adapter on Hyundai Ioniq EU version and it's a valid Bluetooth 4 BLE type ELM327 up to v1.4a working fine and fast. Apparently the adapters that work are those supporting officially ISO 15765-4 CAN (500 kbit/s).


FYI there is a very interesting info on ELM327 clones on wikipedia here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ELM327#Pirate_clones.


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Kish
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Re: recommended obd2 adapter?

Sat Aug 18, 2018 2:13 am

This is the one that I use with my Soul EV. Works great with Torque Pro!
I bought this LELink BLE one to use with Leaf Spy, works great there. However, did not work with Torque Pro, even with the latest versions with BLE support.
2015 Soul EV+ | 52k miles
2017 Bolt EV Premier | 62k miles

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Re: recommended obd2 adapter?

Sat Mar 23, 2019 11:31 pm

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Firstly a reminder that the best tool for checking your adapter is ELM327 Identifier from Google play Store: ELM327 Identifier app

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And an amusing image problem occurring on the first and third page of this thread.
It seems user SoulEV2016 has lost control of his image account and some random shopping site has taken over.

Can someone in France contact him and ask him to fix this. Am hoping it is not his prison uniform.

see - SoulEV2016 prison uniform

*** I deleted this image in my post in a week, so that it doesn't further clog up the thread. But I can't delete them on his posts.
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warren55
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Re: recommended obd2 adapter?

Mon Mar 25, 2019 5:41 pm

Kish wrote:This is the one that I use with my Soul EV. Works great with Torque Pro!
I bought this LELink BLE one to use with Leaf Spy, works great there. However, did not work with Torque Pro, even with the latest versions with BLE support.

Another vote for the Panlong adapter. It's worked on everything I've tried it on!
(Edit) I used the ELM 327 Identifier today and the results are the same as the Carista adapter mentioned above.

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Re: recommended obd2 adapter?

Mon Aug 05, 2019 9:50 pm

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I continue to recommend the the Konnwei KW902 for use with Torque Pro.
This is also the best adapter to get if you are going to use the SoulEVSpy app. - Re: Soul Spy?
langemand wrote:...The only dongle supported by the SoulEVSpy app is the Konnwei KW902.
KW902 is not necessarily better than the other dongles mentioned, it is just that the dongles are all different, and it is very complex to write an app that supports all the differences. And the KW902 is what I use for development and debugging. I have limited time for the SoulEVSpy project, so I have chosen to support one dongle...

I have been using mine for 4 years now without problem. - Re: recommended obd2 adapter?
I recommend the Konnwei KW902 for use with Torque Pro.
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I added an OBD extension wire with a switch.
I pushed the OBD connector back out of its clip to allow room for the plastic cover to be closed. The OBD extension wire is threaded under the steering column so that the switch and adapter can sit under the navigation by the accessory ports.

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I have recently bought a second 2015 Soul EV, and acquired a second Konnwei KW902. It works fine.
Slight differences. The Power / Reset button works on the newer one.
The new one is labelled Bluetooth 3.0.
As before I bought a '16 Pin Male to Female Right Angle Diagnostic Extension Cable with Power Switch', to keep things tidy.

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The old box is on the left. It seems they have added a Bluetooth 4 version. I have Bluetooth 3.
I just looked and cannot find anyone selling a Bluetooth 4 version.

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The adapter I bought is called 'Bluetooth OBDII Diagnostic Tool KONNWEI KW902 Android Auto Diagnostic S_can Tool ELM327 O.B.D2 V1.5' on A_mazon. There is no such thing as V1.5 in ELM327 as you can see below.
Some of the sellers of KW902s claim to be V2,1 in ELM327. This is a lie. Do not pay extra for this.
I believe the wifi version works but I have not tested it.
I have never seen a site selling a Bluetooth Low Energy version of the KW902.
This adapter identifies itself as 'Konnwei', whereas my previous KW902 called itself 'Konnwei OBDII'.

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tgeliot
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Will e LE Link OBD II adapter that I bought for Leaf Spy work?

Tue Dec 17, 2019 8:59 pm

I'm considering buying a Soul EV to replace the 2017 Leaf I wrecked last week. Back in 2017 I bought the adapter recommended for Leaf Spy: the LE Link OBD II.

Does anyone know if this will work with the Soul?

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Re: recommended obd2 adapter?

Wed Dec 18, 2019 7:11 am

Unless someone has actually tried it, the answer is "probably, but if it doesn't then tough luck". The fact that you had it working with Leaf Spy means that it is likely that it will work with Soul Spy.

The problem with all of these is that they are built on cheap Chinese copied parts, not one of them has a genuine ELM327, and who knows what they are using for the serial to bluetooth conversion chip. Some different adaptors have the same innards, some adaptors that look the same on the outside and are sold as being the same come with different innards. It's all random guesswork when dealing with cheap Chinese junk.

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Re: recommended obd2 adapter?

Wed Dec 18, 2019 9:09 am

notfred wrote:.. It's all random guesswork when dealing with cheap Chinese junk..
No. Well mostly no.
Almost all these adapters are Chinese clones. All use pirated ELM software. But some of them have been around a long time, and have tried to build a reliable brand image. Originally L eafSpy recommended the Konnwei KW902. This adapter was then the one we chose.
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SoulSpy will only support the Konnwei KW902. Many others will work, but if you have problems you are on your own.
langemand wrote:...The only dongle supported by the SoulEVSpy app is the Konnwei KW902.
KW902 is not necessarily better than the other dongles mentioned, it is just that the dongles are all different, and it is very complex to write an app that supports all the differences. And the KW902 is what I use for development and debugging. I have limited time for the SoulEVSpy project, so I have chosen to support one dongle...
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I have 2 Konnwei KW902. Both work.
Using Torque will work on many other adapters but the only adapter you can get help with here is the KW902.
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The blot on Konnwei's image came in early 2017.
Some idiot at the factory misread the spec and soldered 20 ohm resistors onto the boards rather than 120 ohms.
This mistake was shortlived, but it did alter the recommendation for L eafSpy
Turbo3 who writes the L eafSpy software swapped to a LELink adapter. see - Warning: Defective Konnwei KW-902 on the market

If anyone uses a new adapter please add some details on this thread to say whether it works or not.
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