ELM327-compatible adapters - how to choose

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roger1183
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Re: ELM327-compatible adapters - how to choose

Post by roger1183 » Sat Sep 14, 2019 1:11 am

Hello, I'm new to this whole thing. I just purchased an ELM 327 off amazon from a link I found in another forscan thread and am wondering if it is compatible. When I plug it into the computer, all I get is the single red light, but yet on the installation instructions on totalcardiagnostics for downloading drivers, it says all lights should come on then go to just the red light. My computer doesn't even appear to be finding this because when I click on device manager there is nothing that comes up for "other devices" Has anyone had any luck with the USB style OHP Elm Config from amazon? Or am I wasting my time with it? Please help

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Re: ELM327-compatible adapters - how to choose

Post by f-wolf » Sat Sep 14, 2019 5:44 am

Just have a look here ...

Maybe this will help you

(If ELM327 USB isn't setup properly as per instructions below — then OBD software will not even detect the cable — let alone connect to the vehicle.)
http://www.totalcardiagnostics.com/supp ... 2-software

Also

viewtopic.php?f=5&t=5775http://forscan. ... f=5&t=5775

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Re: ELM327-compatible adapters - how to choose

Post by chamaruco » Mon Sep 16, 2019 6:58 am

viaken doesn't ship outside polish borders... :oops:
els27..i'm waiting for an answer but in the registration tool there no way to register a no russian country

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Re: ELM327-compatible adapters - how to choose

Post by Thorsten85 » Sun Oct 20, 2019 8:31 am

There seems to be a new version of the els27 the els27 v4, I guys this is also compatible and probably better than v3? Can anybody confirm?

Thanks :)

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Re: ELM327-compatible adapters - how to choose

Post by veketash » Mon Oct 21, 2019 6:37 pm

I had a chinese, one of those little blue devices, bluetooth elm327 which worked ok, but I couldn't do a static DPF regeneration with it. So I have bought the bbfly bluetooth version and the first try at a static regeneration was succesful.

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Re: ELM327-compatible adapters - how to choose

Post by pepos » Wed Oct 23, 2019 7:18 am

Hello to everybody.
Newbie to the forum and FORScan, expirienced with LEXUS/TOYOTA brands in OpenPort 2.0 protocol with the relevant software for these brands.
I own a Ford Ranger 2018 WILDTRACK 3.2 TDCi.
Will an original ELS27 V4 be compatible with the FORScan software?
As i've seen in this post, only Version 3 is tested.

Elias

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Re: ELM327-compatible adapters - how to choose

Post by f-wolf » Wed Jan 01, 2020 11:05 pm

pepos wrote:
Wed Oct 23, 2019 7:18 am
Hello to everybody.
Newbie to the forum and FORScan, expirienced with LEXUS/TOYOTA brands in OpenPort 2.0 protocol with the relevant software for these brands.
I own a Ford Ranger 2018 WILDTRACK 3.2 TDCi.
Will an original ELS27 V4 be compatible with the FORScan software?
As i've seen in this post, only Version 3 is tested.

Elias
Re, Will an original ELS27 V4 be compatible with the FORScan software?


Some information:


100% original adapter ELS27 for Ford and Mazda vehicles. Adapter made in St.Petersburg, Russia.

ELS27 is new automotive diagnostic tool, that combines full ELM327 support , high reliability and high speed.
New revision 4.0. New device housing, new circuit design, new voltage protection.
On the adapter is a micro usb connector, you can use any micro usb cable.
Adapter has original STN2120 chip from scantool.

ELS27 comparative characteristics:

*Work rate is 10 times faster than ELM327
*Notifications via HS CAN and MS CAN
*Work with SW CAN (GM)
*Work with MM_CAN (Focus 3 and Mondeo 4)
*Software is updated via USB
*Reset NVM button
*Work rate adjustment
*Created on the basis of Prolific PL-2303HXD chip and microchip L9637
*Compatible with all programs, including ELM327

Supported vehicles
All for Ford, Mazda, Lincoln, Mercury vehicles that can be addressed by supported adapters.
It is 99% of models after 2000 and around 92% of models after 1996 (the year when OBD2 became a standart in USA).
The adapter works with a lot of free software. For example Forscan, ELMconfig, Focccus and many others.


Supported software (not full list)
FORScan
ELMConfig
ELMFFn
STool
Grom Calc Tool
FoCCCus
ETACS Decoder
ScanMaster
ScanXL
... + many other ELM327 compatible tools
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Re: ELM327-compatible adapters - how to choose

Post by fudger99 » Thu Jan 02, 2020 12:42 pm

I'm in need of a MS-Can capable adapter to do PATS on a 2007 Mazda CX-7,
What is the minimum elm327 version (according to ELM) I would need? 1.4 ok?

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Re: ELM327-compatible adapters - how to choose

Post by Harwes » Fri Jan 03, 2020 10:45 pm

chamaruco wrote:
Mon Sep 16, 2019 6:58 am
viaken doesn't ship outside polish borders... :oops:
els27..i'm waiting for an answer but in the registration tool there no way to register a no russian country
I tried several cheap and expensive adapters until I bought Polish Viaken STN 2120 and it's the best green interface. Upon updating the firmware in the STN2120 chip to v5, it is fast, free of errors, freezes and crashes.
Can be purchased directly from the manufacturer - only wholesale 5 or more pieces for shipment to other countries and payment in €

https://viaken.pl/pl/polski-elm327-v4-i ... 0-usb.html

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Re: ELM327-compatible adapters - how to choose

Post by buzz944 » Sun Jan 05, 2020 11:25 am

I knw this get asked a lot but I am a complete noob with these adapters

What do you guys think about OBDLink EX?

As per Forscan homepage update, the OBDLink EX is the perfect adapter that was designed specially for the ForScan software.

https://www.obdlink.com/ex/

I don't want to waste my time and money on an adapter that won't work with programming and quite possibly all the options Forscan has to offer

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