Originally Posted by rvsprinterguy
Cool tablet mount! What is the monitoring application shown running on your iPad? How does it interface with the ODBII system?
Husband says it's Carista, which was probably the only Apple-compatible Bluetooth model out at the time when we bought it. Van is not here with me - I'll post back if in fact that's not the model.
I told him I wanted a 100% dedicated OBD device - I don't want to be fumbling with tools every time I have an engine issue.
We've had that plugged into our OBD port for years, but until a few weeks ago, I was running the OBD software on my iPhone. But I'm trying to eliminate -- no, eradicate -- every need for on-road scrolling of any kind. I do too much driving solo, and I cannot scroll. Therefore we took this 8-year-old iPad 4, and largely dedicated it to this application (it's obsolete for many other purposes, but I also use it with the Duet app
as a second PC monitor while I'm on the road... plus I read Instagram on it).
The OBD software is neat because it allows extensive customization. That is my current customized display that is showing. I don't need racecar-like parameters to be cluttering up my screen. I just need basic engine parameters to show me if anything is beginning to go wrong.
Floating the iPad above the dash is very convenient because it can remain plugged into the 12V socket that is located underneath it. Some other folks have strapped iPads to their sun visors and whatnot, but then, how do you power it for long trips? Messy.