Choosing an Adapter (BA Falcon, Australia)

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Choosing an Adapter (BA Falcon, Australia)

Postby josh1990 » Tue Aug 08, 2017 4:55 am

Hi People of FORScan Forums,

I am in need of an adapter to pair with my Laptop (WIN 10) to use the FORScan software. I tried an el cheapo Bluetooth jobbie, it didn't work. I'm thinking about getting this one;
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/202003715577

Has anyone bought one of these and used successfully on an Aussie Falcon?

Any other recommended products?

Thanks peeps
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Re: Choosing an Adapter (BA Falcon, Australia)

Postby josh1990 » Tue Aug 08, 2017 5:18 am

Or do I buy the Bluetooth version?

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Diagnostic-T ... SwCU1Yz7Sb

My laptop has bluetooth and would be able to use the mobile app too. Is bluetooth or usb more reliable? Hmmmm
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Re: Choosing an Adapter (BA Falcon, Australia)

Postby josh1990 » Wed Aug 09, 2017 1:00 am

Ordered the usb version. Potential latency issues with the Bluetooth and I already have the Bosch for live data.
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Re: Choosing an Adapter (BA Falcon, Australia)

Postby josh1990 » Thu Sep 14, 2017 7:12 am

Hey everyone!

New here looking for a good adapter no knock offs beem through to many they just die.

These guys have a few i think im gonna order something from them http://www.fuelsavingguys.net


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Re: Choosing an Adapter (BA Falcon, Australia)

Postby KRL-94 » Sat Sep 30, 2017 11:22 am

here is an ebay item number (202003715577) to the hs/ms switch usb elm327, probably the best one you can buy. you will need to download the driver for it from either here or the forscan help and info facebook page.
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Re: Choosing an Adapter (BA Falcon, Australia)

Postby josh1990 » Tue Oct 10, 2017 9:35 am

KRL-94 wrote:here is an ebay item number (202003715577) to the hs/ms switch usb elm327, probably the best one you can buy. you will need to download the driver for it from either here or the forscan help and info facebook page.



josh1990 wrote:Hi People of FORScan Forums,

I am in need of an adapter to pair with my Laptop (WIN 10) to use the FORScan software. I tried an el cheapo Bluetooth jobbie, it didn't work. I'm thinking about getting this one;
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/202003715577

Has anyone bought one of these and used successfully on an Aussie Falcon?

Any other recommended products?

Thanks peeps


josh1990 wrote:Ordered the usb version. Potential latency issues with the Bluetooth and I already have the Bosch for live data.


Thanks for the reply. But I had already ordered it, worked it all out and done my troubleshooting. Your comment reinforces that I chose the correct adapter though
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Re: Choosing an Adapter (BA Falcon, Australia)

Postby ChuckB » Mon Oct 16, 2017 11:54 pm

Hi folks, typical 1st post, I'm looking at entering the ForScan world and am completely confused on which OBD adapter to use. I think I've narrowed it down to 3:

The ELM327 - there are a couple flavors of this - Bluetooth and USB - https://www.amazon.com/Forscan-ELM327-B ... B073VLQHMK

The OBDLink MX Wi-Fi - bunch of flavors of this as well - I have an iPhone and a Windows 8.1 pc so - https://www.amazon.com/ScanTool-OBDLink ... B00OCYXTYY

The Ford VCM II for Ford VCM 2 Diagnostic Tool - again a few of these, this version is WiFi capable - http://www.obd2tool.com/goods-4734-Best ... +Wifi.html

I don't mind spending a few dollars to buy something that works. I have a 2002 and 2003 Ford Thunderbird and a 2013 Ford Super Duty F250. Right now my focus is on the 2013 F250 - 2 things I know I want to do - remove the 93mph governor and enable the ability to do a DPF regen at idle. I do want access to as many modules as possible - APIM Module, BCM Module x 2, and PAM Module are the ones I know exist, I'm sure there are more. Any recommendations on the adapter would be greatly appreciated
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Re: Choosing an Adapter (BA Falcon, Australia)

Postby ChuckB » Sun Oct 22, 2017 3:27 pm

Went with the OBDLink MX WiFi. So far just using ForScan Lite for IOS. Seems to work ok. Only complaint is needing to enter the WiFi password every time I connect. I put the password in 'notes' on my phone, have been copying and pasting each time I connect. I have read folks have an issue not being able to connect to an internet capabil WiFi when using the adapter - typically I'm in the vehicle so it's not that big a deal for me. Also IOS automatically detects 'no internet connectivity' and connects to my cellular network - so really not a huge issue. Now onto exploring the ForScan world that I just walked through the door into.
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