Common questions

What does the OBD scanner plug into?

What does the OBD scanner plug into?

The scanners plug into the car or connect via bluetooth to display diagnostics code on the screen. This makes it easy to see which problems exist or what kind of maintenance is needed for the vehicle. If your car or truck was manufactured in 1996 or later, an OBD2 scanner is compatible.

What data does OBD collect?

What Data is Available from OBD?

  • Real-time parameters: RPM, speed, pedal position, spark advance, airflow rate, coolant temperature, etc.
  • Status of “Check Engine” light.
  • Emission readiness status.
  • Freeze frame: a “snapshot” of parameters at the time a trouble event has occurred.
  • Diagnostic trouble codes (DTCs).

How do I get data from OBD2?

Here’s how to get connected:

  1. With the car off, plug the OBD end into your vehicle.
  2. Plug the USB/serial end of the cable into your computer and note which COM port the cable is connected to.
  3. Update the app.config file of the InstrumentCluster project with that COM port.
  4. Start the car.

How should data loggers be used?

Data loggers are used wherever there is some advantage in recording conditions over a period of time. Applications range from obtaining a record of wind speed to tracking temperature in refrigerated storage containers, to monitoring flow rate at a remote pumping station.

How do you collect data from a data logger?

Download or access data – After the desired monitoring period, reconnect the data logger to the computer, and launch the software to read out the data. In the case of web-based data logging systems, data are pushed to the Internet for access; and with BLE loggers, data are downloaded directly to your mobile device.

What are the features of OBD2?

OBD-II is an on-board computer that monitors emissions, mileage, speed, and other data about your car. It’s connected to the Check Engine light, which illuminates when the computer detects a problem. The OBD-II on-board computer features a 16-pin port located under the driver’s side dash.

How many types of data loggers are there?

USB data loggers are compact, reusable, and portable, and offer low cost and easy setup and deployment. Internal-sensor models are used for monitoring at the logger location, while external-sensor models enable precise sensor placement and more measurements.

How do temperature data loggers work?

A temperature data logger, also called temperature monitor, is a portable measurement instrument that is capable of autonomously recording temperature over a defined period of time. The digital data can be retrieved, viewed and evaluated after it has been recorded.

What kind of connector do I need for OBD-II?

They are both required to be accessed through a standardized data link connector defined by SAE J1962 . Heavy duty vehicles (greater than 14,000 lb [6,400 kg]) made after 2010, for sale in the US are allowed to support OBD-II diagnostics through SAE standard J1939-13 (a round diagnostic connector) according to CARB in title 13 CCR 1971.1.

What is the location of the OBD port?

The OBD Port, is the location where you can plug in any OBD tool into the vehicle to pull vehicle information. It is also the primary location of tracking devices such as dongles as the port provides ongoing power to the device. There are two generations of OBD ports, OBD1 and OBD-ii aka OBD2.

What’s the difference between OBD 1 and OBD 2?

It is also the primary location of tracking devices such as dongles as the port provides ongoing power to the device. There are two generations of OBD ports, OBD1 and OBD-ii aka OBD2. To determine which one you have, if your vehicle was built and sold in the US after January 1st, 1996 you will have an OBD 2 port.

How does the infologger work on an OBD?

It simply plugs into the OBD port and records data for each trip driven. The InfoLogger software is easily downloaded from the InfoLogger website using the included USB cable. Once you have the software downloaded you can upload the recordings to your PC effortlessly.