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Re: hobdrive - and i-MIEV ion zero, show electronic control units, reset errors

Posted: Thu Oct 08, 2020 7:03 am
by kdika
Bluetooth OBDLink MX + has Class 2 Bluetooth.
For IOS, you need Class 4 Bluetooth or WiFI.

Re: hobdrive - and i-MIEV ion zero, show electronic control units, reset errors

Posted: Thu Oct 08, 2020 5:19 pm
by Adoepner
Thanks kdika. Can you recommend a Bluetooth adapter that works with HobDrive on iOS?

Andrew

Re: hobdrive - and i-MIEV ion zero, show electronic control units, reset errors

Posted: Thu Oct 08, 2020 11:01 pm
by kdika
Adapters with bluetooth 4 should work. For example, Carista or viecar Bt 4.
Here is a photo of the insides of these adapters: https://4pda.ru/forum/index.php?showtop ... p=94079225
If using viecar Bt 4 it may be necessary to remove the resistor: https://4pda.ru/forum/index.php?showtop ... p=93939282
https://4pda.ru/forum/index.php?showtop ... p=92692777

PS. You can measure yourself with a multimeter between the adapter pins (6 and 14). Should be about 45-50kΩ

Re: hobdrive - and i-MIEV ion zero, show electronic control units, reset errors

Posted: Fri Oct 09, 2020 1:23 am
by DBMandrake
Adoepner wrote:I’m looking to run HobDrive on an iPhone with a Bluetooth OBDLink MX+. I’m not having any success. From my reading if earlier posts, if appears that this configuration is not supported. Could anyone please confirm this or offer some tips to get it working?

Thanks,

Andrew

Couldn't get it working here. Although the MX+ supports iOS it is not BLE 4.0 so probably only works with apps that are registered with Apple to use the adaptor.

I think you'll need a BLE 4.0 adaptor to use Hobdrive with iOS.

Hobdrive does work with the MX+ on Android - that's where I used it. (I don't use it any more as I sold my Ion!)

Re: hobdrive - and i-MIEV ion zero, show electronic control units, reset errors

Posted: Fri Oct 09, 2020 4:52 am
by Adoepner
In that case, I think I’ll try and scrounge an old Android tablet to leave in the car, rather than roll the dice on a new adapter.

Re: hobdrive - and i-MIEV ion zero, show electronic control units, reset errors

Posted: Fri Oct 09, 2020 5:38 am
by DBMandrake
Adoepner wrote:In that case, I think I’ll try and scrounge an old Android tablet to leave in the car, rather than roll the dice on a new adapter.

I'm using my adaptor (first with Canion and Hobdrive, now with Leafspy as I now own a Leaf) on my son's Amazon Fire HD 8 but it's a bit of a pain as Fire OS has to be hacked a bit to get Google Play apps on it and the Bluetooth support in FireOS is a bit flaky so I'm thinking of picking up a cheap Samsung or Generic Android tablet of my own for use with the car and he can have his back. :D

Another advantage of you staying with the MX+ and picking up a cheap Android device is then you'll be able to run Canion, which has many great features. Some features overlap Hobdrive but it has a much better UI for the things which both apps do especially in terms of graphing data over time (miles/kWh, heater power use etc etc) and cell voltage display.

Although it doesn't read or clear fault codes Canion does provide a lot of live data which is useful for troubleshooting especially traction battery cell issues.