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Where to buy a compatible adapter?

Posted: Wed Dec 23, 2015 8:22 am
by algarcon
Hi, Forescan family!

I have a question that maybe most of us have ever done... "I would like to use FORESCAN but my adapter bought in ebay, amazon,... doesn't work or isn't fully compatible". In my case I bought two, but incompatible :(

Searching in the forum there are some topics where it is explained the reasons of that problem, but I think we can create a section where all of we can put where and when a compatible adapter has been bought, and its price. What do you think?

Regards.
FORESCAN user :)

Re: Where to buy a compatible adapter?

Posted: Thu Dec 24, 2015 4:14 am
by FORScan
We have moved this topic to Adapters & Connection forum

Basic recommendations are:

1. ODBLink MX (expensive solution), or may be cheaper alternative that use STN1170/STN2120 family (ELS27, Viaken etc...)
2. J2534 (expensive solution, also majority have no MS-CAN support and BT interface, so only applicable for Windows version) - CanTieCar, VCMII etc
3. iCar v1/iCar v2 (not v3) - cheap, but no MS-CAN support (that may be necessary for vehicles after 2004)
4. Special "Ford" adapters with mechanical HS/MS CAN switch (still no guarantee it will work stable), but NOT F-Super
5. ...?

Any reference to a reliable market place that offers good quality adapters for reasonable price are welcome.

Re: Where to buy a compatible adapter?

Posted: Thu Dec 31, 2015 3:39 pm
by stimpy88
Does anyone have any information about what the ELS27 & Viaken adaptors do, and how they differ from the ELM clones?

Re: Where to buy a compatible adapter?

Posted: Thu Jan 07, 2016 8:05 am
by satria_wr
Just buy VCM2 (make sure you buy the one with serial number start with 8xxxxxxx). It will paid for itself,...

Re: Where to buy a compatible adapter?

Posted: Wed Jan 20, 2016 12:54 am
by kd7jur
Is it possible to create a thread of verified Compatible adapters?
I know everybody says "just by x" it'll be worth the money... if i'm going to spend a good amount of money, i'll buy an actual scan tool... I do this for my personal vehicles, im not a mechanic by trade, don't need expensive equipment.

Could ther maybe be a thread thas says something along the lines of:
X Adapter X Vehicle (Year, Make, Model, Engine, etc...)

Just to start a database for people looking to start....

I found on another thread that KONNWEI KW902 supposedly works with ForScan... I'll update when mine gets here.

THIS however, does not work... Bad Clone


EDIT: KONNWEI KW902 Does work with Forscan on my 2007 Explorer Sport Trac 4.0L

Re: Where to buy a compatible adapter?

Posted: Wed Feb 24, 2016 3:15 am
by Greendy
You can find many compatible adapters on ebay,Amazon or aliexpress. And for compatible adapter i prefer ELS27 FORSCAN scanner for its powerful function and reasonable price. Of course you have many choice to choose where to buy, i recommed here for i have bought from it: http://www.atsfly.com/wholesale/esl27-f ... anner.html

Re: Where to buy a compatible adapter?

Posted: Wed Feb 24, 2016 5:35 am
by FORScan
Greendy wrote:You can find many compatible adapters on ebay,Amazon or aliexpress. And for compatible adapter i prefer ELS27 FORSCAN scanner for its powerful function and reasonable price. Of course you have many choice to choose where to buy, i recommed here for i have bought from it: http://www.atsfly.com/wholesale/esl27-f ... anner.html
This is a countefeit product that illegally uses ELS27 and FORScan brands, also has quality and compatibility problems. Here is an announce of this issue:

http://forscan.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=1904

Re: Where to buy a compatible adapter?

Posted: Wed Feb 24, 2016 8:16 pm
by rafiozo1
Els27 is produced in Russia http://els27.ru/en-us/and Viaken Elm V3 http://viaken.pl/pl/polski-elm327-v3-fo ... -2014.html is produced in Poland. Els and Viaken are built on the basis of the chip ST21170 http://www.obdsol.com/solutions/chips/stn1170/ https://www.scantool.net/

Re: Where to buy a compatible adapter?

Posted: Fri Mar 11, 2016 10:57 am
by mad2
yeah i would love ta know where to find one :roll:

Re: Where to buy a compatible adapter?

Posted: Fri Mar 11, 2016 7:16 pm
by boss-75
Witam.
Dziś otrzymałem interfejs Polski ELM327 v3 FORD MSCAN HSCAN - Interfejs Vscan STN1170 USB firmy VIAKEN
Super dziala z Programem FORSCAN testowany na mazda 6 2.0 citd 2003
Dzieki FORSCAN za taki super program :D :P