Obd2 dongle for torque app

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  1. Dannydean

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    I wanting to buy a wireless obd dongle to run the torque pro app. I know there are some low end units out there. But also seen a couple that has a faster read speed. Just curious what everyone is using or recommend.
     
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    This is the one I have...

    https://www.amazon.com/Panlong-Bluetooth-Diagnostic-Scanner-Android/dp/B00PJPHEBO

    Works great, about 10 samples per second which is plenty enough unless you're really doing some performance related data logging.

    I leave it plugged in all the time with no ill effect. I suppose without an on/off switch like the one above, if you left it plugged in for a REALLY long time with the vehicle sitting it could drain the battery, but it would probably take many weeks of just sitting.
     
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    From what I gather, the adapter needs to have the elm chipset. Ya know i went and bought the bluedriver adapter after looking at a few reviews. Not knowing that it wasnt compatible with the torque software. Live and learn I guess.
     
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    I had one old one that would not always connect to torque but left it in a car that was sold. I will look into the one above that turns off, sounds very promising.
     
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    Can't return it?
     
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    I got the obdlink mx bluetooth. couldn't be happier with it
     
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    that one you got does it pass the test that torque runs?
     
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    I'm not certain which test you are referring to but it works with the Torque Pro app flawlessly. I haven't had any problem with it.
     
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    there is a test that the torque pro runs to determine the capabilities of the adapter being used, I bought a couple of adapters neither would even complete the test
     

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