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    Quote Originally Posted by trader007 View Post
    without knowing the adapter stays powered, mine has been the same way. i dont like it though, all these milliamps from all these devices start adding up. ill be installing a switch on my obd plug thats for sure.
    Sounds like a good idea.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bugbyte View Post
    I'm not aware of any other model that you can do this with. The problem is that there is 12 volts present at the OBDII plug in your car. That is part of the standard, which did not anticipate people keeping their devices plugged in 24X7.
    Bugbyte & others...

    We actually have an optional mod that enables the interface to power down with any surgery so such a thing does exist. Since this area appears limited to the scantool.net products I will elaborate further in the general OBD II forum.

    We do not offer this as a standard product yet but when someone requests it as an option we are able to provide this capability...

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    oh man, i wish i new. i just bought an allinone from obdpros... works great by the way. i found out i need a maf sensor

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    Quote Originally Posted by trader007 View Post
    oh man, i wish i new. i just bought an allinone from obdpros... works great by the way. i found out i need a maf sensor
    PM me your info and we can swap it out with the mod if you like

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    1. Your talking about a device that uses <9mA...thats less then 1/4 of what most radios draw in standby. I leave mine plugged in 24/7 and the car has sat for weeks with only <1v of battery drop.

    2. Someone could easily do a run of these devices wired the correct way and there would be no need for relays and other hacks. Most obd chips run at 5v...and so does your usb bus. So producing units that turned off with your computer would actually be cheaper to make. Of course once you factor in the $40 or so markup these guys put on no guarantee you'll see it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by michbound View Post
    PM me your info and we can swap it out with the mod if you like

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    thank you for offering. i pm'd my order info.

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    sorry mich! i really thought it was the same adapter. all these obd scanners look the same, its very confusing. i emailed the allinone people about my scanner though, im weighing the decision to sell this one i have and get the obdpro. we will see what they have to say first, they might convince me to just keep what i have.

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