[Ovmsdev] Hi everyone

R. Scott Perry spamfree4 at rscott.org
Fri Jun 1 21:52:28 HKT 2012

Hi David,

There are a number of different cables that should work.

I use the ElmScan 5 (at Amazon, it is under US$30).  The OBDLink SX 
(~US$50) is another good choice.

The ElmScan 5 uses the ELM327 chipset, which cannot handle a connection 
to the computer higher than 500kbps, which sometimes causes a small 
amount of data to be lost.  Also, the ELM327 chipset has an issue where 
it sometimes does not record all the data (if the first byte of data is 
between 1 and 8, it only includes that number of bytes of data, even if 
there is more).  I believe the OBDLink SX (which uses a different chip 
that is compatible with the ELM327) doesn't have those issues.

If you are planning to do more with the ODB2 port, there are lots of 
other options (e.g. ones that display data on a screen for you).

On 6/1/2012 3:01 AM, David Peilow wrote:
> Hi,
> I've just signed up here so it will probably take me a while to get up
> to speed on the work done so far.
> First off, can you advise me on what cable I need to obtain to pull logs
> (I saw RScott's program link) and also where to buy one?
> Thanks,
> David
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