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by ham_op
Tue Mar 12, 2019 5:45 am
Forum: Adapters & Connection
Topic: Modifying an OBDLINK SX USB Adapter for HS/MS-CAN relay managed by RTS
Replies: 22
Views: 5772

Re: Modifying an OBDLINK SX USB Adapter for HS/MS-CAN relay managed by RTS

@ForScan In my 2003 Ford Escape 3.0L V6 car, with a laptop hooked up to the OBDlink SX (OBD-II port connector & USB cable are tiewrapped to prevent potential disturbance by feet on control pedals) running Win 7 Home Premium (yech McNazi$oft crap OS), some condition is crashing ForScan program, gener...
by ham_op
Tue Mar 12, 2019 5:05 am
Forum: Adapters & Connection
Topic: Modifying an OBDLINK SX USB Adapter for HS/MS-CAN relay managed by RTS
Replies: 22
Views: 5772

Re: Modifying an OBDLINK SX USB Adapter for HS/MS-CAN relay managed by RTS

@SomeOne972 >>"try using a dual 2:1 analog switch/mux instead of a relay" I thought about doing that myself, as electro-mechanical relays are significantly slower than switching aforded by FET 'switches', and because of that, switching would be much faster and smoother sans mechanical bounce 'chatte...
by ham_op
Fri Mar 01, 2019 9:19 am
Forum: Adapters & Connection
Topic: Modifying an OBDLINK SX USB Adapter for HS/MS-CAN relay managed by RTS
Replies: 22
Views: 5772

Re: Modifying an OBDLINK SX USB Adapter for HS/MS-CAN relay managed by RTS

@TractMec, AndyFocus, Victor, Narly1, et al, @TractMec: What a BuzzKill....well the PC/ED manual arrived today and...within those austere pages it is clearly stated that only certain 2003 Ford cars have the HS-CAN comm bus, and the 2003 Ford Escape aint one of'm :(( You were dead nuts on!! I had to ...
by ham_op
Wed Feb 27, 2019 10:15 am
Forum: Adapters & Connection
Topic: Modifying an OBDLINK SX USB Adapter for HS/MS-CAN relay managed by RTS
Replies: 22
Views: 5772

Re: Modifying an OBDLINK SX USB Adapter for HS/MS-CAN relay managed by RTS

I received the OBDLink SX USB adapter today in the mail. The adapter was well packaged and fast shipped. On initial inspection the adapter appears to be well engineered and it sports red semi-translucent cord insulation covering a braid shielded USB cable. The adapter itself is also enclosed within ...
by ham_op
Sun Feb 24, 2019 9:55 am
Forum: Adapters & Connection
Topic: Modifying an OBDLINK SX USB Adapter for HS/MS-CAN relay managed by RTS
Replies: 22
Views: 5772

Re: Modifying an OBDLINK SX USB Adapter for HS/MS-CAN relay managed by RTS

I've hunted around looking for a convenient and inexpensive source for all the components required to effect the Jon Vilagy OBDLink-SX Auto HS/MS-CAN Switching Modification. Here is my selection of components and source info: For most of the Jon Vilagy originally spec'd components see Mouser (US dis...
by ham_op
Sat Feb 23, 2019 9:15 am
Forum: Adapters & Connection
Topic: Modifying an OBDLINK SX USB Adapter for HS/MS-CAN relay managed by RTS
Replies: 22
Views: 5772

Re: Modifying OBDLink SX USB Adapter for Automatic HS/MS-CAN Switching Managed by RTS

Ok,

After reviewing Jon Vilagy's modification information, info appears satisfactory. I will replicate his OBDLink SX modification and I will post my mods and component source information as I proceed.

ham_op
by ham_op
Fri Feb 22, 2019 3:41 am
Forum: Adapters & Connection
Topic: Modifying an OBDLINK SX USB Adapter for HS/MS-CAN relay managed by RTS
Replies: 22
Views: 5772

Re: Modifying OBDLink SX USB Adapter for Automatic HS/MS-CAN Switching Managed by RTS

Hello, Regarding the OBDLink SX USB Adapter RTS control mod, has anyone verified the functionality of the modification or how well the modification works with the ForScan software? Also I have few questions regarding the modification, does anyone have Jon Vilagy's e-mail? Or should I PM the fellow h...
by ham_op
Wed Feb 13, 2019 5:26 am
Forum: Diagnostics and Maintenance using FORScan
Topic: 2003 Escape Starting Problem & Problem Detection Strategy?
Replies: 7
Views: 206

Re: 2003 Escape Starting Problem & Problem Detection Strategy?

Juice, et al, Thanks for the tips re; starting problems. I know its not much information to 'guess-about', I'm an engineer and I do not care to guess at anything, but I'm left at this juncture with virtually no options. Each time the car has failed to start I was somewhere else, such as at the shopp...
by ham_op
Fri Feb 08, 2019 7:57 pm
Forum: Diagnostics and Maintenance using FORScan
Topic: 2003 Escape Starting Problem & Problem Detection Strategy?
Replies: 7
Views: 206

Re: 2003 Escape Starting Problem & Problem Detection Strategy?

Thanks for the informative reply. I would have liked to hear some opinions regarding tracking down the Escape starting problem, but some is better than none... Another point, will ForScan run on earlier operating systems? I have a nice 14,5cm/10inch notebook that's loaded with some flavor of Linux, ...
by ham_op
Thu Feb 07, 2019 8:43 pm
Forum: Diagnostics and Maintenance using FORScan
Topic: 2003 Escape Starting Problem & Problem Detection Strategy?
Replies: 7
Views: 206

Re: 2003 Escape Starting Problem & Problem Detection Strategy?

Another point, need I keep the USB and LapTop connected while driving around logging data in the hope of catching the condition that causes the problem? Or does **ONLY** the OHP ELMconfig device need be connected? Which device, eg, LapTop or ELMconfig stores the data, how much continual data may be ...