[Ovmsdev] Ford Focus Electric

Tom Saxton tom at idleloop.com
Wed Feb 5 03:01:59 HKT 2014


Thanks for the advice.

I ordered the right-angle Y cable. I'll let you know how it works.

For the CAN gizmo, I ordered one of the $10 Bluetooth units that works with
LeafSpy. If that doesn't work for snooping the Focus EV CAN bus, I'll still
have something I can use with the LeafSpy app.


On 2/3/14, 4:25 PM, "Mark Webb-Johnson" <mark at webb-johnson.net> wrote:


For CAN logging, I use this:

> http://www.can232.com/?page_id=16

But, it is 10 times the price of a cheap ELM327-clone logger. I've heard of
mixed success with the ELM327 loggers and Monitor All (MA) mode. Some work,
other don't. The good quality ones use original ELM327 (or the better
SN1110) chipset, but the cheaper ones use clone chipsets.

For the OBDII Y cable, the China guys who make OVMS cables sell some really
nice Y cables using the right-angle connectors, but their MOQ is 50 units!
In the end, I ended up using this:

> http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000TMCX72/ref=oh_details_o08_s00_i00?ie=UTF8
> &psc=1

and it works fine - just hate the straight-in connectors (good enough for
logging,  but no good for a permanent install).

I see that Amazon now has another one which they didn't have when I got mine
r_1_2?s=automotive&ie=UTF8&qid=1391473476&sr=1-2) - cable arrangement seems
better, but no idea about quality.

Regards, Mark.

On 4 Feb, 2014, at 6:53 am, Tom Saxton <tom at idleloop.com> wrote:

> I've got a line on a scan gauge for a Ford Focus Electric and a vehicle I
> can plug it into. I should be able to read some interesting values: SOC as
> XY.Z%, energy to empty (kWh), battery average volts, battery average
> temperature, accessory battery volts, odometer, average battery charger
> input power (kW), charge time remaining.
> I'd like to capture the CAN traffic while reading the values for analysis
> later. What's the cheapest way to get data out of the CAN bus? Would this
> work?
> http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005FEGP7I/ref=ox_sc_sfl_title_1?ie=UTF8&p
> sc=1
> Any suggestions on where to source an OBDII Y cable?
>    Tom
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