Attention, cheat: ELM327 v2.1

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bufer
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Re: Attention, cheat: ELM327 v2.1

Post by bufer » Sun Jul 05, 2015 6:55 am

It looks nice, but ForScan is missing in the list of compatible software . Have anyone tested it?

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Re: Attention, cheat: ELM327 v2.1

Post by gloomer » Fri Dec 25, 2015 11:36 pm

Hi, is there any chance for support ELM327 v2.1 adapters by FORScan in future :?:

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Re: Attention, cheat: ELM327 v2.1

Post by SoNic67 » Sun Dec 27, 2015 3:26 pm

Yeah, I had one of those "2.1" adapters too, the one with a "power off" button on it (black/white body). Ended up throw it in the trash.

1. It was not working on Ford vehicles (not supporting the protocol or not having connected the correct pins). This is with different programs, not only FORScan.
2. It was working on Hyundai (different protocol). But When I had started driving with the adapter in place (for live reading), the car speedometer (dashboard) didn't indicate nothing, remained at zero. Pulled the adapter out from ODBII port and needle jumped to show the car speed.

It's obviously garbage.

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Re: Attention, cheat: ELM327 v2.1

Post by FORScan » Mon Dec 28, 2015 8:07 am

Yes, unfortunately, majority of "bad" china clones will never be supported, and this is not a question of our will and unwill. These clones do not support some important features used by FORScan (and supported by orginal ELM327 and "good" clones), and without these features it is not possible to use other protocols than OBDII.

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Re: Attention, cheat: ELM327 v2.1

Post by IT_Architect » Fri Jan 01, 2016 2:27 pm

FORScan wrote:Thanks for the link. We are not completely sure, but looks like it is based on original ELM327 v2.1 chip. If so it is the first one we see.
I got stung with the same adapter as everyone else. The site that sells what appears to the a real ELM 327 2.1 also sells the one we got stung with. After the manufacturer's claims they add:
Regarding functions are similar to adapters more expensive, but the weak point is that it supports communication protocols fewer (against AC microprocessor ELM327 2.1, V-neck Scan or iCarsoft i620), automatically and fewer cars Supported and Bluetooth communication is weaker (sometimes can be interrupted and will be disconnected, reconnect jack OBD)
This is their link to their ELM327 original 2.1 Bluetooth version of the adapter: http://elm327.ro/bluetooth/blue21 I would definitely think about buying this one but the protocols listed do not agree with what is published on the ELM Electronics site IC Protocol Support Comparison Chart http://elmelectronics.com/obdic.html Any thoughts on that?

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Re: Attention, cheat: ELM327 v2.1

Post by FORScan » Sat Jan 02, 2016 8:04 am

List of protocols is actually the same, differencies exist but they are questionable. For example, the table http://elmelectronics.com/obdic.html mentions SWCAN, however we never heard about SWCAN support in ELM327. We have checked the latests version of their datasheet (http://elmelectronics.com/DSheets/ELM327DS.pdf), and it has no mention of this protocol. So it may be a typo or some very new development. Other protocols are about to be the same.

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Re: Attention, cheat: ELM327 v2.1

Post by IT_Architect » Sat Jan 02, 2016 2:04 pm

A huge thanks for your reply. So I take from from your analysis that IF the claims on their site are true, and the adapter and Bluetooth interface are well implemented, it would be a great adapter to buy.

Thanks!

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Re: Attention, cheat: ELM327 v2.1

Post by jfitch » Mon Mar 07, 2016 3:34 am

I bought one of these on the promise it is the real thing. http://www.totalcardiagnostics.com/shop ... lm327-wifi Just got it and plugged it in and sure enough, Forscan reports it as a 2.1 and the delay is only 30 ms (Good). I kept looking for a WiFi version that worked better than my oldish cheap 327 1.4 clone (delay 90 ms - Bad). The ODBLink MX WiFi went back as it failed to stay connected (a very frequent complaint about it) as did a couple of other clone looking ones. This one seems to work well, much faster to connect to the car too.

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Re: Attention, cheat: ELM327 v2.1

Post by Gatordog » Sat May 14, 2016 8:09 pm

I was looking at the same company,

http://www.totalcardiagnostics.com/shop ... 2-scantool

but I wanted to go with the USB connector and skip the WiFi. Just wondering is this ELM327 work or is it like the china made ones?

Is yours made in China?

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Re: Attention, cheat: ELM327 v2.1

Post by kappaca » Sat May 21, 2016 5:15 pm

prejudice which I recommended cable forscan
thank you

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