Can adapter - what does it do?

Can adapter - what does it do?

Postby subi_man on Mon May 11, 2009 2:59 pm

Getting ready to install my CarPC and up behind the Multi-function display is a small CAN ADAPTER box, independant of the display. Does anyone know what it does, and does it need to be retained? (the QR code only gives a really really long part no.}
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Re: Can adapter - what does it do?

Postby Greedy on Mon May 11, 2009 3:04 pm

I had the same dilemma but left it there as room was available behind the screen. No idea what it does. :?: :oops:
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Re: Can adapter - what does it do?

Postby subi_man on Mon May 11, 2009 3:20 pm

Thanks mate - was going to PM you/Smeg/Saurus and see what you guys had done with it
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Re: Can adapter - what does it do?

Postby Buzzy on Mon May 11, 2009 3:22 pm

Take it out go for a drive and see what happends 8-)
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Re: Can adapter - what does it do?

Postby smeghead on Mon May 11, 2009 3:23 pm

My guess is that is something to do with getting fuel/speed data from the ECU...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Controller_Area_Network

Not sure though if it is independent of the displey... :?:

I left mine there when I repositioned my MFD...
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Re: Can adapter - what does it do?

Postby subi_man on Mon May 11, 2009 3:24 pm

yeah wasn't sure if it was actually independant, but made that assumption based on the way it was clipped to the MFD mounting bracket
Buzzy wrote:Take it out go for a drive and see what happends 8-)

haha thought about doing this too, but am recovering from a knee operation and didn't fancy a walk back if the engine conked out before I got home :lol:
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Re: Can adapter - what does it do?

Postby Eelesy on Mon May 11, 2009 5:43 pm

i took mine out i think??? is this the thing that was attached to the back of the original display?
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Re: Can adapter - what does it do?

Postby 4wd26 on Mon May 11, 2009 5:53 pm

Mines gone.
Have it sitting in a box- but then again I don't have the fuel read etc.

Never had- My carputer was a professional instalation so I would hope they know what there doing???

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Re: Can adapter - what does it do?

Postby Buzzy on Mon May 11, 2009 6:11 pm

subi_man wrote:yeah wasn't sure if it was actually independant, but made that assumption based on the way it was clipped to the MFD mounting bracket
Buzzy wrote:Take it out go for a drive and see what happends 8-)

haha thought about doing this too, but am recovering from a knee operation and didn't fancy a walk back if the engine conked out before I got home :lol:


Sorry to here that subi............................ what did you do? come on spill the beans :D
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Re: Can adapter - what does it do?

Postby subi_man on Mon May 11, 2009 7:19 pm

Nothing exciting mate - damaged some cartilage when I dislocated my knee in a pipe trench a few months ago, needed arthroscopic surgery to fix :evil: could have been worse, at least it wasn't a total reconstruction but it's still a PITA :?
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Re: Can adapter - what does it do?

Postby amalinze on Tue May 12, 2009 5:52 am

mines gone, no problems. Don't know what it is though. I just assumed it was something to do with the trip computer so out it came!
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Re: Can adapter - what does it do?

Postby nifty67 on Tue May 12, 2009 6:23 am

Not trying to take over the threads but has anyboody fitted double DIN2 radio in the trip computer space.

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Re: Can adapter - what does it do?

Postby 4wd26 on Tue May 12, 2009 7:02 am

Yep,
dosn't fit real exceptional.
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Re: Can adapter - what does it do?

Postby subi_man on Tue May 12, 2009 7:14 am

Nifty yes, apart from those with carPC screens in there check out gowie's shed with an Alpine double DIN unit installed (not sure how easy a job it was though!)

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Re: Can adapter - what does it do?

Postby Greedy on Tue May 12, 2009 9:16 am

Nifty, it gets a bit cramped for room with various pipes and wiring etc so will protude slightly out of the dash. A 7" touch screen connected to a PC looks factory though. 8-) Please bear in mind I'm slightly biased though. :lol:
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Re: Can adapter - what does it do?

Postby amalinze on Tue May 12, 2009 3:32 pm

I put one in mine. just needs a little cutting and your there. looks good too. BTW "CAN" is also a type of computer interface protocol. Maybe thats what it is. an adaptor between the screen and the engines dianostics.
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Re: Can adapter - what does it do?

Postby Jitsukablue on Tue May 12, 2009 4:56 pm

Agree with everone, CAN bus adapter for the readout on the display. Would be a useful thing to keep if you needed to interigate the CAN bus for other data.
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Re: Can adapter - what does it do?

Postby Cowboy Dave on Tue Mar 16, 2010 8:11 pm

digging up an old post here, but has anyone got one of these CAN adapters sitting around unused?

the MMCS has 2 empty wires on the back of it that get connected to the CAN Bus in other models and I am wondering if this adapter could be the missing link.
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Re: Can adapter - what does it do?

Postby koshari on Fri Apr 02, 2010 6:39 am

subi_man wrote:Does anyone know what it does,


CAN, an abbreviation for Controller Area Network, is an ISO-certified international standard for a serial multiplex communication protocol*1. A communication circuit employing the CAN protocol connects each ECU, and sensor data can be shared among, which enables more reduction in wiring.

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CAN offers the following advantages.


Transmission rates are much faster than those in conventional communication (up to 1 Mbps*2), allowing much more data to be sent.

It is exceptionally immune to noise, and the data obtained from each error detection device is more reliable.

Each ECU connected via the CAN communicates independently, therefore if the ECU enters damaged mode, communications can be continued in some cases.
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