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Description: This shield gives the Arduino CAN-Bus capability. It uses the Microchip MCP2515 CAN controller with MCP2551 CAN transceiver. CAN connection is via a standard 9-way sub-D for use with OBD-II cable. Ideal for automative CAN application. The shield also has a uSD card holder, serial LCD connector and connector for an EM406 GPS module. Making this shield ideal for data logging application.
Note: This product is a collaboration with SK Pang Electronics. A portion of each sales goes back to them for product support and continued development.
Based on 4 ratings:
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We are using canbus shields for our industrial products, no problem so far. Worths every penny….
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This device works very well… Just be sure to define ‘chipSelect’ as pin 9 when using any sd card example code for this board. Also, the sd card and can-bus cannot be active simultaneously. Just be sure to switch back and forth between them via pins 9 and 10 when trying to access each device.
I’m using this to datalog can-bus messages on my 125Kbps Jeep Interior bus. I can easily log messages to serial and sdcard. Despite what another review said, you can use both can-bus and sdcard card together. Also the header pads behind the DB9 connector are helpful for bench testing. I’ll post example code on irixbox.com if anyone is interested.
The CAN shield worked out really well for me! Was able to build a bus with a national instruments can interface within minuets! It sends and receives messages with easy to use software. The only thing I don’t care for is the additional hardware for data logging and lcd display is not useful to me. it’s a small complaint.