The features of the EDL3 device

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The features of the EDL3 device

1. Product Specifications

The EDL3 Data Link Adapter is configured with the following specifications:

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2. System Requirements

Be aware of the following system requirements:

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3. Device Features

The following illustration details the features of the EDL3 device

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A—Vehicle Port      D—Wireless Comm LED
B—Power LED         E—Fault LED
C—Vehicle Data LED  F—USB Port

The following features behave the same whether the device is in Bluetooth® or WI-FI mode.

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The Wireless LED and the Reset Button, however, behave differently depend-ing on which mode (i.e., Bluetooth or Wi-Fi) the device is in.

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4. Communication Options: Wired vs Wireless

Prior to using the EDL3, you need to decide how you want the unit to communicate with your PC. There are three options:
• Wired, USB Connection
• Wireless, Bluetooth® Connection
• Wireless, Wi-Fi Connection

5. Wired USB Connection
A wired USB connection provides the advantages of high data throughput, low latency, and a high-reliability data connection.

IMPORTANT:
äECU reprogramming typically requires both high throughput and critical timing, and should always use a USB-to-PC wired connection.

Wired communication between the EDL3 and your PC requires an automotive A to Mini-B USB cable (shipped with the EDL3).

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6. Wireless Bluetooth Connection
The EDL3 can be configured to use Bluetooth® wireless technology to provide communication between the EDL3 and your PC. Bluetooth® has limited bandwidth and exhibits latency when compared to WI-FI or a wired USB connection. This may result in dropped messages in situations requiring high bandwidth.
The EDL3 Data Link Adapter is equipped with a Class 1 Bluetooth® module with a range of up to 100m when communicating with another Class 1 Bluetooth® device. Most PCs that feature Integrated Bluetooth® are equipped with a Class 2 Bluetooth® module, which limits the useful range to around 10m.

7. Wireless Wi-Fi Connection
The Heavy truck scanner EDL3 can also be configured to use Wi-Fi to provide wireless communication between the EDL3 and your PC.
There are two network options:
• Mini Access Point Mode (pg. 16)
• Infrastructure Mode (pg. 17)
Wi-Fi performance can be affected by network congestion or radio frequency in-terference if there are too many other wireless devices in the vicinity.These conditions may result in dropped messages. For this reason, Wireless communi-cation is not recommended for ECU reprogramming (i.e, reflashing).

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