Canbus cable in Australia

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Canbus cable in Australia

Antiscab is going to rent his cable to me so that I can install The Laird's software to my Vectrix, but it means waiting until someone else is finished with it, which is fair enough.

I was wondering if someone in Melbourne Australia has one that I can buy or rent? Otherwise, does anyone know if there are stores here you can buy them from, or can you only buy online?

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Re: Canbus cable in Australia

This is in Sydney...is this what I want??

http://www.industrysearch.com.au/Peak-CAN-Hardware/p/23735

Or is this the only one in the world that works?

http://gridconnect.com/pcan/pcan-adapters/can-usb.html

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What's the difference between this...

http://gridconnect.com/pcan/pcan-adapters/can-usb.html

and this....

http://gridconnect.com/pcan/pcan-adapters/usb-can-interface.html

apart from the price, of course.Will both work with a Vectrix?

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Re: Canbus cable in Australia

I have a trickle charger that you could borrow until you sort out the software upgrade. It charges at 1 amp. Use it after charging with the Vectrix charger. It will raise the battery voltage about 5 volts if left on overnight.

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I have a trickle charger that you could borrow until you sort out the software upgrade. It charges at 1 amp. Use it after charging with the Vectrix charger. It will raise the battery voltage about 5 volts if left on overnight.

Thanks for the offer, Paul. I'm hoping to have the cable from Charles on Friday. Soon after that, I'll either have a scooter that doesn't work, or a fully charged scooter. I'm hoping for the latter!

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Re: Canbus cable in Australia

What's the difference between this...

http://gridconnect.com/pcan/pcan-adapters/can-usb.html

and this....

http://gridconnect.com/pcan/pcan-adapters/usb-can-interface.html

apart from the price, of course.Will both work with a Vectrix?

gee it's quiet around here sometimes. :)

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Re: Canbus cable in Australia

I found a place that sells them in Sydney.

is this the right part number for us?

Part Number: IPEH-002021

If so, they're $280+ GST from them.

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Re: Canbus cable in Australia

Charles will supply the correct cable. I hope it goes well. It will make an awesome bike with 60 Amphr and 130 km range at 80 km/Hr. Even further around town. The bike is 48 Kg lighter than original. The cells are rated at 4C continuous and cruising at 100km/Hr continuously are within their rating. So don't worry about freeway or 2 up riding. Would you bring it back in a couple of weeks so I can check the cells are maintaining balance?

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Re: Canbus cable in Australia

Charles will supply the correct cable. I hope it goes well. It will make an awesome bike with 60 Amphr and 130 km range at 80 km/Hr. Even further around town. The bike is 48 Kg lighter than original. The cells are rated at 4C continuous and cruising at 100km/Hr continuously are within their rating. So don't worry about freeway or 2 up riding. Would you bring it back in a couple of weeks so I can check the cells are maintaining balance?

It's in my diary and, using that method of checking balance you installed for me, so far so good.

Thanks Paul.

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Re: Canbus cable in Australia

What's the difference between this...

http://gridconnect.com/pcan/pcan-adapters/can-usb.html

and this....

http://gridconnect.com/pcan/pcan-adapters/usb-can-interface.html

apart from the price, of course.Will both work with a Vectrix?

The PCAN-USB is actually made by Peak Systems in Germany. Considering its technical features, i.e. timestamping, buffer for 32768 CAN messages and a custom interface library, it clearly is the more sophisticated of the two units.

The CAN USB COM is a simpler unit which simply uses a serial to USB converter from FTDI to allow connection to a USB port. The specs state "10 message transmit buffer, 2 message receive buffer", so you might miss messages if you cannot read fast enough. Read speed depends on how the CAN to FTDI chip serial link is implemented.

However, the real problem is that the Vectrix software is written to interface to the PCAN-USB. Making it work with other adapters requires access to the software source code and a bit of work. Since I am an electronics/firmware engineer, I would be interested in a copy of the source code...

PCAN-USB is sold in Australia by Embedded Logic Solutions in Sydney. AU$280 + $15 delivery + GST. It may be marginally cheaper to buy from Gridconnect depending on their shipping charges.

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