Support of J2534 (Pass-Thru) adapters in FORScan v2.2.*

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Re: Support of J2534 (Pass-Thru) adapters in FORScan v2.2.*

Post by Paullk8232 » Sat Mar 24, 2018 5:09 pm

Update here, one of Chinese DB9 breakouts was different than the other, I am able to connect with can lab now at 125k and 500k for low and high speed networks. Still no luck with FORScan though.

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Re: Support of J2534 (Pass-Thru) adapters in FORScan v2.2.*

Post by Beano » Sun Apr 01, 2018 12:56 am

Hello Forscan,
I am busy testing an older Mongoose PWM/CAN with FEPS for Ford on your software. I can confirm the software sees the device and make connection to it without problem.

I will test connection to the car and reading of parameters in a few hours. So far this seems to be a go.

edit: I can confirm the above adapter works in Win7 environment with Forscan sw. Hopefully soon I can update it to Mongoose Ford Pro and have it run in Win10 environment - will retest an feedback then.


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Re: Support of J2534 (Pass-Thru) adapters in FORScan v2.2.*

Post by Divad968 » Sat Jun 02, 2018 11:26 am

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Re: Support of J2534 (Pass-Thru) adapters in FORScan v2.2.*

Post by gimi87 » Sat Jun 23, 2018 8:52 pm

Hello :) I'm developing a J2534-1/2534-2 device based on the STM32 microprocessor. I have a two CAN-buses and one ISO9141 bus. Forscan is working properly with my PassThru driver, but i can't run the J2534-2 part which is handling MS-CAN. Is there any chance to provide a custom device name which will handle the J2534-2 part (in a textbox or as an application parameter)?

EDIT: Connecting to the J2534-2 is working without passing a device name. Somehow FORScan started trying connecting to MSCAN protocol byself. It is working with my custom device.

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Re: Support of J2534 (Pass-Thru) adapters in FORScan v2.2.*

Post by Clevorlane » Fri Jul 27, 2018 11:34 am

Hi everyone,

I'm new to this forum but have many years experience in calibration on vehicles. A search for a good Ford CAN software came up with FORScan but I can't connect it to my interface. This is a J2534 from PEAK called PCAN-USB type IPEH-002021. FORScan ( 2.3.16 beta ) does not find the device. Under devices on my Windows 7 laptop it is shown and status is ready. Can I manually choose what J2534 device to use in FORScan?

Thanks, Sebastian

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