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    ElmScan

    Anyone else using elmscan here? How is your refresh rate? I just got mine last night and tested it briefly this morning. Seemed like the refresh rate was too slow to actually be usable. I will do somemore testing tonight. I've had autotap for over a year now and I'm very please with the refresh rate, but their software lacks some functionality that I'd like to have. Are there any other scanners out there that are usable for custom software?

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    I don't know, I haven't heard good things about much of the OBD II software, I'm probly gonna steal someone else's VB script and write my own flash for it.

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    I'm not worried about the software, I have my own. I'm just worried that the elmscan will not be able to transfer data fast enough to be useful. I'll be releasing my software after I finish it up.

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    ELMScan slow

    I got my VPW Elmscan today also ... and yes it's slow .. the pocket PC software I downloaded for that scan is not even usuable (yes.. it connected and stuff) ...but ......I have another one from http://www.obdmeter.com/ ...the refresh rate is excellent...but their software sucks (only for pocket pc and palm)... can only monitor 1 current PID at a time ...


    check this out:
    http://www.scantool.net/forum/index....=msg191#msg191

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    I assume you guys probably know this; but the refresh rate is entirely dependent on the number of things you are monitoring. The refresh of obdmeter is excellent BECAUSE it only monitors one value. The refresh rate of Elmscan is probably terrible because it polls all available values each time. The latter (poll everything every time) is the problem with freediag, so I'm writing some code that allows the user to specify what values to poll to get some extra speed.. possibly even weighted polling so that important things can be polled more often than lesser needed data.

    I have tested Bev's software from www.obddiagnostics.com and it allows you to poll any number of values you want -- the more you poll, the slower it is. It is very nice software, although the interface is a bit more expensive.
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    Hi!!!!



    I need your help please!!!!

    I am writing code in Visual Basic in order to communicate to the ECU with ELM interface. I donít know very well how to write and read the commands I have to send/receive to talk to the ECU.

    Could you help me please?

    Iíll appreciate your help!!!

    Regards



    Esteban

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    Quote Originally Posted by esteban2
    Hi!!!!



    I need your help please!!!!

    I am writing code in Visual Basic in order to communicate to the ECU with ELM interface. I donít know very well how to write and read the commands I have to send/receive to talk to the ECU.

    Could you help me please?

    Iíll appreciate your help!!!

    Regards



    Esteban
    I answered your question in your other thread

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