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berney
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Post USB based device that actually works
on: October 14, 2018 (GMT)

Can anyone recommend a usb based device that actually works with torque?
Tried already 3 devices, all are detected by torque, none of them is able to connect to ecu.

Thanks.

F-150Torqued
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Posts: 369
Post Re: USB based device that actually works
on: October 15, 2018 (GMT)

I think it’s a problem with Torque’s USB driver – and may have been fixed in BETA version.

I wish they would hurry and release an update to fix this.

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berney
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Post Re: USB based device that actually works
on: October 15, 2018 (GMT)

Thanks.

Is the owner , Ian, not active anymore?

F-150Torqued
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Posts: 369
Post Re: USB based device that actually works
on: October 19, 2018 (GMT)

^.. ^ .. ^ ..^ B U M P ^..^..^..^

Sure would like to use my super fast “USB” adapter that I bought with an HS/MS switch on it. I could do some real neat stuff with it… especially if TorqueScan worked right again where you could email results.

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F-150Torqued
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Post Re: USB based device that actually works
on: October 26, 2018 (GMT)

^^^^ Bump ^^^^^

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cintakc
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Post Re: USB based device that actually works
on: October 26, 2018 (GMT)

^^^^ Bump ^^^^^

cintakc
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Post Re: USB based device that actually works
on: November 1, 2018 (GMT)

F-150Torqued, try version 1.8.205

F-150Torqued
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Posts: 369
Post Re: USB based device that actually works
on: November 1, 2018 (GMT)

Thanks a ‘Million’ @cintakc.

I hadn’t even noticed my App had updated – 11 hours ago. I will give it a try TODAY.

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F-150Torqued
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Posts: 369
Post Re: USB based device that actually works
on: November 2, 2018 (GMT)

Well, @cintakc – I’m BACK. I rejoin the chorus – “DOES _ANYONE_ KNOW OF A USB ADAPTER THAT WILL WORK WITH TORQUE PRO?”

I tried all sorts of settings in Torque Pro (running on my Samsung S9+ Android 8 phone). NO JOY. Torque Pro apparently reads the device type. It shows USB device to connect to as “Generic FTDI USB to Serial device (6001)”. The phone & adapter icons turn blue, the car icon flashes a few times then the adapter icon flashes orange. Message pops un reading “No Response from OBD Adapter. Did you select the right baud rate?”. Phone repeats this over and over.

I tried each baud rate in turn, including ‘automatic’. I’ve tried changing tick mark on ‘Faster Communications’ and ‘alternate header’.

Only thing I have not done is try to adjust the ‘initialization string’ – would have no idea what to change or set as an initialization string.

The USB adapter I am trying to use is:
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01F0GVBWY/ref=sxbs_sxwds-stppvp_3?pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_p=d45777d6-4c64-4117-8332-1659db52e64f&pd_rd_wg=ZEKzb&pf_rd_r=S24PDFHEM9Z0VNWD1CW9&pf_rd_s=desktop-sx-bottom-slot&pf_rd_t=301&pd_rd_i=B01F0GVBWY&pd_rd_w=LsLA7&pf_rd_i=obdii+usb+diagnostic+cable&pd_rd_r=36b2b15f-a20b-4e1a-bc5d-5e2d0b947b31&ie=UTF8&qid=1541187430&sr=3

It works with my notebook and Forscan. Has an 83% 5 Star rating with many very positive reviews.

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cintakc
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Post Re: USB based device that actually works
on: November 3, 2018 (GMT)

I looked in Google Play description of what was added in the new version, there are no changes for USB adapters

twscarp 51
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Posts: 12
Post Re: USB based device that actually works
on: November 3, 2018 (GMT)

Try this one with an original ELM Canada IC V2.2. I have the Bluetooth version, works well, not a clone.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/ELM327-USB-Switch-Original-Genuine-ELM327-2-2-IC-Ford-Mazda-HS-MS-CAN-Support/302721457175?hash=item467b9adc17:g:IPcAAOSwfZ1WZDC2:rk:3:pf:0

F-150Torqued
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Posts: 369
Post Re: USB based device that actually works
on: November 3, 2018 (GMT)

It’s ORDERED!

Thanks for the recomendation. Only way I can thank you is offer my research on FORD F150 if that would have any application for your use. I have ‘scanned’ every PID that responds on my 2004 F150 5.4L, and sorted out over 500 individual PIDs / Parameters / flags the PCM uses. I have worked out formulas for many- many of them. PROBLEM IS – I find there are major differences in PID assignments between vehicles (even within like models / configurations).

But if my database of FORD Pids would be of interest—- I have set up a privite email for you on my mail server. Email me at twscarp_51@devoll.com and I will send you a copy of it.

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twscarp 51
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Posts: 12
Post Re: USB based device that actually works
on: November 4, 2018 (GMT)

Thanks for the offer F-150Torqued, but I’m driving a 2008 Chevy Express Van 1500 4.3l, your info would not work.

F-150Torqued
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Posts: 369
Post Re: USB based device that actually works
on: November 4, 2018 (GMT)

Yeah you’re right. Bummer. Hope my thanks alone is just reward.

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F-150Torqued
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Posts: 369
Post Re: USB based device that actually works
on: November 18, 2018 (GMT)

Well – N O J O Y. Now I have three USB adapters that don’t work.

I restate the Question — Does anyone Know of a USB Adapter that ACTUALLY works with Torque Pro?”

The one recommended does the same thing as my previous one. I suspect there would be some magic custom setup string in Adapter Settings that would make them work. But I don’t know what it is. SO I’ve got over a hundred dollars worth of them now that DO NOT WORK – out of the box.

B U M M E R !

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