shaunandelly
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best obd adapters

Sat Aug 26, 2017 4:29 am

Any recommendations for a good obd adapter?

elm70
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Re: best obd adapters

Sat Aug 26, 2017 8:18 am

In the past I was able to get the OBDlink LX for just 55 Euro shipped from Amazon.de

It is working fine, and it is supposed to be one of the best .. only issue is that the security protection if left all time on the car .. I still get to know how I can connect to it without unplug and plug it back ...

Now on Amazon.de they want over 90 euro for it .. so I can't suggest it for such price

Anyhow .. take one from the list of EvBatMon page that is reported to work fine on EvBatMon application

TheBunyip
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Re: best obd adapters

Sun Aug 27, 2017 12:04 pm

I tried three progressively more expensive (Starting dirt cheap) ELM 327 bluetooth adaptors looking for one that would run EvBattMon on my PHEV,

All seemed to run basic Android software such as "TorquePro" but it was not until I purchased an "iCarsoft i620" that I could get EvBattMon to work.

It now runs "PHEV Watchdog" without any problems.

Getting hold of one at a reasonable price was something of a challenge. I obtained mine from an ebay seller in France. Their prices have increased since the
nm so today I would resort to Amazon.co.uk.

As elm70 pointed out you will find a list of adaptors that work with EvBatMon and some that do not at http://evpositive.com/evbatmon-for-phev.html

anko
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Re: best obd adapters

Tue Jun 19, 2018 10:13 pm

As I wrote somewhere else, I own three OBDLink MX WiFi adapters and I have used them in parallel during about every km I've been driving my PHEV, since I bought them. So, they have taken quite a beating. After little more than 2 years, one of the three died on me. In the Netherlands it was out of warranty, but scantools.net offer a three year manufacturer warranty. I contacted them via their forum and explained the symptoms I saw. Less than one week later, I had received a new adapter, free of charge. They actually choose a faster shipping option, so I would receive it in time before my vacation.

Great service from these people!

noxid1969
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Re: best obd adapters

Thu Jun 21, 2018 3:33 am

Got the Vgate Icar V3 as it was recommended on the PHEV Watchdog site, works perfectly and puts itself to sleep if not being used (has a button on the front face to turn it back on). It is really slim and can only just be seen at the bottom of the dashboard as I bought an orange one as they were cheaper on Amazon, cost £15.49 and was delivered the next day.

GreyBigFoot
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Re: best obd adapters

Fri Jun 22, 2018 12:53 am

I would recommend an OBDLink LX if you find the price reasonable.

More thant 20.000kms logged with this adapter on the PHEV without a single issue, and I leave it plugged all the time.
And I was using this very same adapter with no problems on my previous car with the Torque Pro App.

If you are not willing to spend that much for an adapter look for vgate iCar brand. They cost much less and seem to be reliable.

Whatever you choice may be source it from a reliable source and stay away from dubious Chinese suppliers, you might get a cheap clone or defective unit from them.

And depending on which App you wish to use, check the list for compatible adapters on each App's website.

fullbore
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Re: best obd adapters

Wed Aug 29, 2018 10:06 am

Is there anything like VCDS (VAG vehicles) or IIDTool (Land Rover) for Mitsubishi vehicles and Outlanders in particuler

anko
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Re: best obd adapters

Wed Aug 29, 2018 10:26 am

You mean MUT-III?

fullbore
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Re: best obd adapters

Wed Aug 29, 2018 10:28 am

Think that costs a bit more than a few hundred quid.

anko
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Re: best obd adapters

Wed Aug 29, 2018 11:24 am

Yep. Depending on what you aim to do, you might want to look into:

https://www.ebay.com/bhp/lexia-3

and

https://etacsdecoder.com/

Together, these allowed to to set up for example auto locking doors and I can control my windows and sunroof for a period of time after turning off the ignition.

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