OBD

An OBD Adapter is an interface that connects your car with your phone/tablet, via Bluetooth, Wifi or USB.
Using the adapter, you can collect data about RPM, speed and other parameters of the car.

Full functionality of Hybrid Assisstant is possible only by using the ODBLink LX adapter (http://www.obdlink.com/lxbt/).

Other options exists, but, especially with low-cost clone adapters, some data may not be correct, or available at all.

Locate the OBD port on your car: usually it’s under the steering wheel.

Insert the OBD Adapter and bring the car to READY.

Perform Bluetooth pairing with the adapter, and you’re ready to go


Make sure you have a quality OBD adapter: some cheap clones have problems, like disconnections and false readings.
Torque Pro has a Adapter Status screen that may help you to check your adapter quality:
This is a bad adapter (a cheap clone):




Adapters

The following adapters has been tested successfully with Hybrid Assistant

OBDLink LX
Reading speed: fast
Fully tested, the Hybrid Assistant Team strongly suggests using this adapter if you want full functionality.

Other adapters have been tested with Hybrid Assistant, with mixed results.
We can NOT assure that these will work flawlessy and all data will be correct.

iCarsoft i620
Reading speed: medium

Vgate 
Reading speed: slow

Vgate iCar 2 Bluetooth
Reading speed: medium
Corrupted data and disconnections have been observed.



Vgate iCar3
Reading speed: medium (2x slower compared to OBDLink LX)
Some lock ups reported after being left in standby mode.
Disconnections have been observed.



OBDII Advanced OBD Scan Tool
Warning: this model has a lot of low quality clones that do not work correctly.

Mini ELM327 Bluetooth ON/OFF
Reading speed: medium
Some versions of this adapter do NOT work at all



The following adapters do not work with Hybrid Assistant
Behavior vary from lost connections to corrupted data: we do not endorse using low quality adapters.

KONNWEI KW902
Warning: despite its appearance, this is not a genuine OBDLink product
Reading speed: medium (2x slower compared to OBDLink LX)
Several application crashes reported.
Some adapters also have serious electric problems:
http://www.mynissanleaf.com/viewtopic.php?f=44&t=23776



Mini ELM 327

Goliton POWER2

tinxi ELM 327

POWER2 Mini ELM

Kiwi 3

27 comments:

  1. Viecar 2.0 OBD interface don't work !

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  2. Hi

    Could you please clarify: "Other adapters have been tested with Hybrid Assistant, with mixed results.
    We can not assure that these will work flowlessy."

    Will Hybrid Assistant work with those devices? What are the mixed results?

    Many thanks in advance

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    1. mixed results means that they may not work at all, or work but with limited speed, or corrupt data, or even fry some of you car electronics

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  3. Hi,

    Looking for OBD device, i'm heading to carista obd. Have you ever heard about this one? Do you know if it would work with HA?
    Thanks for your answer.
    Adrien

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    1. some users reported it working, even if not at full speed
      try at your own risk

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    2. Carista works flawlessly prius 3rd gen

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  4. Hi, I have installed this app on my HTC One M8 an am using a cheap ELM 327 v1.5 OBD2 adaptor from Amazon, bought about a year ago for about £12. The adaptor works with Hybridassistant and I am very impressed with the app, but do suspect my adaptor is not ideal. In the report from my most recent logged trip in the 'Requests per Second' section it shows an average of 14, with a max of 23. In 'Sampling' it shows an average of 0.36 sec. What sort of figures should I see here from a good quality adaptor as you recommend?
    Many thanks, Steve

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  5. OBDLINK LX
    Check the firmware: rel 4.2.1 is bugged, downgrade to 4.0.0 or 3.4.1

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    1. Hi, can you check if Firmware 4.3.0 (Aug/17th/2017) is working?

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  6. Pls test the OBDLink MX Wi-Fi. I know your app will appear on IOS sooner or later.

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    1. OBDLink MX Wi-Fi is working fine.
      It's funny you know things about iOS version we don't even know ourselves.

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  7. I have the Mini ELM 327 with no issue.

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  8. Please add Support for OBDLink MX Wifi Adapter

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  9. Hi,
    Currently use Mini ELM 327 on Toyota Sienta Hybrid,
    after start-up Hybrid Assistant OBD connection was successful, but after that it display "OBD Initialization" all the way till my trip end (22km).
    Please help on this. Thanks

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  10. Have an error E1, could someone help?

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    1. communication error: get a better adapter/phone

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  11. OBDLink LX no recomienda su uso en hybridos y electricos.
    Es cierto?

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  12. ...mmm... the app deserve a better English ;-)
    ( as been..... -> has been) but it work very very very well!!!

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  13. Hi, do you happen to know if OBDLink LX also works with the "Carista" app? Just bought an Auris hybrid and want to use your app, but also need to turn off the annoying reversing beep!

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    1. I did - they said it doesn't as Carista is compatible with EML327 v1.4 or newer, but OBDLink apparently uses v1.3?

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