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How to find out if my car's OBD port can support Power Magic EZ

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    The Power Magic EZ requires the vehicle to have an OBD port with CAN bus connectivity.

    All the cars manufactured after 2008 have in-built CAN bus connectivity.

    If you own a car manufactured before 2008, you can find out if it's equipped with a CAN bus connection in the OBD connector from here.

    You can also check the availability of CAN in your car here.

     

     Notes:

    CAN (controller area network) is like the nervous system of the car. It is a way to transfer data between all interconnected devices in a car using as little wiring as possible. There are other bus systems but CAN is the most widely used one.CAN uses pins no. 6 and 14 of the OBD connector.

    CAN may be used in a car and not be connected to the OBD port (at least for pre-2008 vehicles sold in the US).

    OBD is just an interface to plug a diagnostic tool. It was created as a standard way to allow repair shops to primarily monitor vehicle emissions. Knowing that, it makes sense that Tesla Model 3 (being an electric vehicle) has no OBD port. And the only reason the Model S and X had an OBD port was probably because of the law, and Tesla applied to not be required to include the OBD port in the Model 3.