This kit is the perfect solution for you to communicate with your vehicle's OBD-II interface without visiting a mechanic. It includes a Serial CAN Bus module, an OBD-II Connector, and other accessories to help you do all the diagnostics and data logging with ease. We also provide a tutorial which is based on Arduino and you can easily obtain data from your vehicle by following this tutorial.
- 10+: $16.70
- Fast serial communication with CAN Bus rate up to 1Mb/s
- Easy Setup with all components included
- Easily get started with the provided Arduino-based tutorials
- Multi-platform support (Arduino, Raspberry, Beaglebone Board, etc.)
What is OBD-II?
OBD-II (short for On-Board Diagnostics, Second Generation) is a set of standards for implementing a computer-based system to control emissions from vehicles. Also, it can be explained as a vehicle’s built-in self-diagnostic system. When your vehicle has an internal issue, it would normally pop up a malfunction indicator light on your dashboard, telling you to visit a mechanic and get the issue fixed. In the past, this light would just indicate, but it was not possible to identify what the issue was. But nowadays, the OBD-II built inside vehicles, allows you to identify the exact problem of the vehicle by connecting an OBD-II reader to the OBD-II 16-pin connector built inside the vehicle. Through this, it's possible to read OBD-II codes which are also known as Diagnostic Trouble Codes (DTCs) which are helpful in understanding the issues, without needing to completely disassemble the vehicle.
OBD-II was first introduced in the United States in 1994 and became a requirement for all 1996 and newer US vehicles. Other countries, including Canada, parts of the European Union, Japan, Australia, and Brazil adopted similar legislation. A large portion of the modern vehicle fleet supports OBD-II or one of its regional flavors.
How This Kit Can be Used for OBD-II?
This kit is the perfect solution for you to communicate with your vehicle's OBD-II interface without visiting a mechanic. It includes a Serial CAN Bus module, an OBD-II Connector, and other accessories to help you do all the diagnostics and data logging with ease. We also provide a tutorial that is based on Arduino and you can easily obtain data from your vehicle by following this tutorial.
What are OBD-II PIDs?
OBD-II PIDs(Parameter IDs) are a set of codes that are used to request data from a vehicle. Through OBD-II PIDs, you can obtain vehicle data such as speed, throttle position, and RPM of the engines.
Please click here to explore a list of standardized OBD-II PIDs for your reference.
This kit doesn't include a controller board.
If you'd like it with an extra GPS function:
- OBD-II CAN Bus GPS Development Kit: A NEO-6 GPS breakout is seated on the base board allowing you to track your vehicle with this fantastic small module by logging the GPS data to a microSD card.
Hardware Overview of Serial CAN Bus Module
|1||4-pin 2.0mm Grove Connector|
|2||Power and status LED indicator|
|3||Send and receive LED indicator|
|4||3.5mm terminal to connect to CAN-BUS (CAN_H & CAN_L)|
|5||120Ω resistor, default connected (if you don't need this, you can cut this pad with a box cutter)|
Pinout Diagram of OBD-II connector
|1||Vendor Option||9||Vendor Option|
|2||J1850 Bus +||10||J1850 Bus|
|3||Vendor Option||11||Vendor Option|
|4||Chassis Ground||12||Vendor Option|
|5||Signal Ground||13||Vendor Option|
|6||CAN (J-2234) High||14||CAN (J-2234) Low|
|7||ISO 9141-2 K-Line||15||ISO 9141-2 Low|
|8||Vendor Option||16||Battery Power|
The kit includes a cable as well, you need a soldering iron to connect the cable to the connector. As shown below.
- 1 x Serial CAN Bus Module
- 1 x OBD-II Connector
- 1 x Screwdriver
- 1 x Cable for CAN Bus
- 1 x Grove Cable
|Dimensions||110mm x83mm x43mm|
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