Page 2 of 6 FirstFirst 123456 LastLast
Results 11 to 20 of 51

Thread: OBDLink MX -- coming soon to MP3Car.com

  1. #11
    VENDOR - ScanTool Vitaliy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Phoenix, AZ
    Posts
    624
    Quote Originally Posted by tripzero View Post
    What does the STCSWM mode command mean? I'm guessing to do a hi-volt wakeup you switch between normal (2) and wakeup (2) ? or maybe Sleep (0) and Wakeup (2)?

    /me confused...

    thanks!
    To wake up, you switch to Wakeup mode (STCSWM 2). Once the ECU wakes up, you can switch back to Normal mode (STCSWM 3). Sleep mode puts the chip into a low-power state.

    For more details, see mode descriptions on page 11 of the datasheet:

    http://www.onsemi.com/pub_link/Collateral/NCV7356-D.PDF

    Vitaliy
    OBDLink MX: world's smallest, fastest, most advanced OBD/Bluetooth adapter with SW and MS CAN support. Read the review to learn more.
    Need to look up a diagnostic trouble code? Try the most up-to-date, free DTCsearch.com!

    You cannot send me a private message using this forum. Use my email instead: vitaliy[@]scantool.net.

  2. #12
    licensed to kill - FKA kev000
    Auto Apps:loading...
    tripzero's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    16.40618, 120.61106
    Posts
    2,560
    When switching between protocols (via STP hh), do I need to follow with a soft reset (ATWS) like I would on an ELM-based scantool?

    cheers,

    EDIT: Seems to work great! I'm doing a ATWS after setting the protocol and it's working fine. I'm impressed with the speed so far.
    Last edited by tripzero; 02-03-2012 at 12:53 PM.
    Former author of LinuxICE, nghost, nobdy.
    Current author of Automotive Message Broker (AMB).
    Works on Tizen IVI. Does not represent anyone or anything but himself.

  3. #13
    VENDOR - ScanTool Vitaliy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Phoenix, AZ
    Posts
    624
    Quote Originally Posted by tripzero View Post
    When switching between protocols (via STP hh), do I need to follow with a soft reset (ATWS) like I would on an ELM-based scantool?

    cheers,

    EDIT: Seems to work great! I'm doing a ATWS after setting the protocol and it's working fine. I'm impressed with the speed so far.
    Sorry for the delay. Why do you think you need to reset the device after switching a protocol?

    Vitaliy
    OBDLink MX: world's smallest, fastest, most advanced OBD/Bluetooth adapter with SW and MS CAN support. Read the review to learn more.
    Need to look up a diagnostic trouble code? Try the most up-to-date, free DTCsearch.com!

    You cannot send me a private message using this forum. Use my email instead: vitaliy[@]scantool.net.

  4. #14
    licensed to kill - FKA kev000
    Auto Apps:loading...
    tripzero's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    16.40618, 120.61106
    Posts
    2,560
    Quote Originally Posted by Vitaliy View Post
    Sorry for the delay. Why do you think you need to reset the device after switching a protocol?

    Vitaliy
    I had to do this when using ELM-based devices... at least that's what I was told: GMLAN SW-CAN Message woes

    ATWS may have been an unnecessary step...
    Former author of LinuxICE, nghost, nobdy.
    Current author of Automotive Message Broker (AMB).
    Works on Tizen IVI. Does not represent anyone or anything but himself.

  5. #15
    VENDOR - ScanTool Vitaliy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Phoenix, AZ
    Posts
    624
    In that post, it was necessary because of the ATPPs. As long as you're not touching programmable parameters, you do not need to reboot the chip.
    OBDLink MX: world's smallest, fastest, most advanced OBD/Bluetooth adapter with SW and MS CAN support. Read the review to learn more.
    Need to look up a diagnostic trouble code? Try the most up-to-date, free DTCsearch.com!

    You cannot send me a private message using this forum. Use my email instead: vitaliy[@]scantool.net.

  6. #16
    licensed to kill - FKA kev000
    Auto Apps:loading...
    tripzero's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    16.40618, 120.61106
    Posts
    2,560
    does STP persist after an ATZ reset?
    Former author of LinuxICE, nghost, nobdy.
    Current author of Automotive Message Broker (AMB).
    Works on Tizen IVI. Does not represent anyone or anything but himself.

  7. #17
    VENDOR - ScanTool Vitaliy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Phoenix, AZ
    Posts
    624
    Quote Originally Posted by tripzero View Post
    does STP persist after an ATZ reset?
    Yes, it does -- same as ATSP.
    OBDLink MX: world's smallest, fastest, most advanced OBD/Bluetooth adapter with SW and MS CAN support. Read the review to learn more.
    Need to look up a diagnostic trouble code? Try the most up-to-date, free DTCsearch.com!

    You cannot send me a private message using this forum. Use my email instead: vitaliy[@]scantool.net.

  8. #18
    Newbie
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Posts
    6
    I'm in the market for a blutetooth OBDII scan tool and have read good things about the OBDLink MX, but the price is pretty daunting. However, I'm going to pick up whatever I feel has the best value. With that said, could you list the benefits of this device over others, such as the PLX Kiwi, that would justify the extra $150+?

    Thanks! =)

  9. #19
    VENDOR - ScanTool Vitaliy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Phoenix, AZ
    Posts
    624
    Quote Originally Posted by FierceElements View Post
    I'm in the market for a blutetooth OBDII scan tool and have read good things about the OBDLink MX, but the price is pretty daunting. However, I'm going to pick up whatever I feel has the best value. With that said, could you list the benefits of this device over others, such as the PLX Kiwi, that would justify the extra $150+?

    Thanks! =)
    PLX Kiwi is based on the ELM327 IC, which by today's standards is obsolete. Some of the important advantages of OBDLink MX are:

    Firmware upgrades: you can always get the latest functionality.
    Performance: you can get up to 5 times faster refresh rates. This means more responsive gauges, smoother graphs.
    Reliability: MX is guaranteed to connect to any OBDII compliant vehicle. PLX should publish a list of makes/models Kiwi is not compatible with (there are many). It's not their fault, it's ELM327's.
    Security: Kiwi is easy to hack over Bluetooth. MX is virtually hack-proof.
    Safety: MX has automatic power save mode, so it won't kill your battery. Sure, Kiwi has a power switch, but.. meh.
    SW & MS CAN: MX is the only OBD Bluetooth adapter that supports GMLAN and Ford MSC.
    Small form factor: MX is the smallest OBD adapter in the world. Look ma, no cables!

    MX received high praise from the creators of Torque, DashCommand, and other OBD apps.

    Vitaliy
    OBDLink MX: world's smallest, fastest, most advanced OBD/Bluetooth adapter with SW and MS CAN support. Read the review to learn more.
    Need to look up a diagnostic trouble code? Try the most up-to-date, free DTCsearch.com!

    You cannot send me a private message using this forum. Use my email instead: vitaliy[@]scantool.net.

  10. #20
    Newbie
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Posts
    6
    Thanks for the reply! I checked where my OBDII port on my '11 Subaru WRX to make sure my legs won't kick the 2" unit when it's plugged it, and it looks like there won't be any problem.

    Overall it sounds like the superior option and worth the extra cash. I just put in my order! =)

Page 2 of 6 FirstFirst 123456 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. OBDLink SX (coming soon to MP3Car.com)
    By Vitaliy in forum Engine Management, OBD-II, Engine Diagnostics, etc.
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 01-09-2011, 11:56 PM
  2. OBDLink WiFi is available from the MP3Car store
    By Vitaliy in forum Engine Management, OBD-II, Engine Diagnostics, etc.
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 08-04-2010, 10:04 PM
  3. Replies: 4
    Last Post: 08-03-2009, 10:04 PM
  4. Replies: 0
    Last Post: 06-27-2009, 12:34 AM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •