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Old 08-06-17, 10:16 PM
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Haltech Elite 1500 OBD Reader

One of the few things I really wanted to do was to connect to OBD reader to display the data on to my Android tablet.

I found some android head units and decided to go that route instead. I went with Anroid headunit by Atoto, which comes with Torque app already installed.

For OBD dongle, I bought OBDLink MX, but found out the Atoto headunit was not compatible with this dongle. Luckily, Atoto sent me their own version of the OBD reader that did work, although likely with slower data refresh rate...

Elite 1500 has two CAN ports. I had to wire into Main CAN port with CAN to OBD cable since Auxilary port is taken up by wideband.

Now I have multiple guages on my headunit and no need for gauge pods.

My Gauges on screen so far:
Coolant Temp
Fuel Pressure
AFR
Intake Air Temp
Intake Pressure
Boost Level
Voltage

So far so good.





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Old 08-07-17, 01:28 AM
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whats the lag like?
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Old 08-07-17, 10:24 AM
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this seems like a lot of work to simply see the gauges.

why not just get an $80 windows tablet and show the Haltech software on the tablet?
and there would be zero lag.
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Lag is definitely there, perhaps aboit .5 sec lag. I would not recommend it for any quages that you would rely on for instant response.

As for Windows tablet, Windows is great for diagnosis, but it would be cumbersome having to deal with windows, wait for Haltech software to Connect to ECU.

This setup starts up almost instantly once you turn on the car.
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While that Haltech CAN gauge is cool, it's also expensive at $349 given it's just a display. I don't like the idea of having a windows based tablet actively running ESP for display only reasons given the idea of ESP being live to the ECU as a touch screen interface just seems sketchy to me personally.

I'm wondering if the lag would maybe be less severe if using the Haltech CAN to OBDII cable (P/N: HT-135000) between the ECU and the Bluetooth device, but I don't have any experience with such things.

I wouldn't use it to actively monitor wideband O2, boost or anything insanely time critical but it seems like this could allow for a relatively inexpensive way to keep an eye on some of the more general parameters that you otherwise would have to have an excessive number of gauges or a racecar to monitor without a laptop.

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I am using the Haltech CAN to OBD2 cable. I had to chop off the CAN connector end (4 wires) and hard wire into the Main Connector. CAN High, CAN Low, 12volt, ground.

Elite 1500 comes with 2 CAN connections. One is part of the 30 or so pin main connector, another is Auxiliary Port. Since I had Wideband connected to Aux CAN port, I wired the OBD2 cable to main.

I now have the OBDlink MX dongle to my Tablet, it seems slightly faster, but still not Instant. App is OBDLink



Overall, it is fast enough to monitor your Temperatures, Fuel Pressure, and few others. Inexpensive but very effective solution, if you already have Haltech Elite...



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There is a guy on Fabebook that does a CAN gauge as well but for the eleite only.

Is 150 AUD. but I cant find it (FB is blocked from work)

Being can based will be more reactive.
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Sorry, I misinterpreted what was said about how the head unit wasn't compatible with the bluetooth device you had so you used theirs. Makes sense now.

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There is a guy on Fabebook that does a CAN gauge as well but for the eleite only.

Is 150 AUD. but I cant find it (FB is blocked from work)

Being can based will be more reactive.
Found it.

www.facebook.com. eliteautodisplays


https://www.facebook.com/eliteautodisplays/
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That thing is tiny
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