Steve999
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Has anyone tried the 'electrified' app'?

Sat Aug 01, 2020 2:24 am

I was wondering if anyone has tried the 'electrified' app from the google app store? Looks like it can read some of the high voltage battery status, including SOH%, min/max cell voltages, etc. over OBD2 port using same bluetooth adapters as used by those who coded their I3. I have an iphone, not android unfortunately, so I can't try it out easily. Someone posted a video on utube about a month ago ( see link). I'm curious if it is any good...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LgMhEr9r0zE
2015 i3 REX Gigaworld, Tech Package

alohart
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Re: Has anyone tried the 'electrified' app'?

Sat Aug 01, 2020 11:52 am

I, too, have only an iPhone and iPad, so I can't try the Electrified app. I hope that an iOS app developer will develop a similar app which I would purchase if not too expensive. I have encouraged the BimmerCode/BimmerLink developer to consider developing an iOS version of Electrified.
Aloha,
Art

2014 BMW i3 Arravani Grey, Giga World, Tech + Driving Assist, Parking Assist, DC Fast Charging, JuiceBox EVSE

jadnashuanh
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Re: Has anyone tried the 'electrified' app'?

Tue Aug 04, 2020 10:56 am

FWIW, many BMW vehicles seem to not appreciate something left in the OBD port once you lock the car. On some, it can trigger the alarm system, so general use of something there might be an issue. WOrks fine for diagnostics, but not long-term use. So while it may work, it may not.
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alohart
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Re: Has anyone tried the 'electrified' app'?

Tue Aug 04, 2020 1:20 pm

jadnashuanh wrote:
Tue Aug 04, 2020 10:56 am
FWIW, many BMW vehicles seem to not appreciate something left in the OBD port once you lock the car. On some, it can trigger the alarm system, so general use of something there might be an issue. WOrks fine for diagnostics, but not long-term use. So while it may work, it may not.
The alarm on our 2014 U.S. i3 was triggered after I inserted into the OBD port an OBD-cellular data network dongle used in my state's mileage-based road tax pilot program. I was able to use BimmerCode to disable the "OBD Alarm" which might or might not be wise in the long run.
Aloha,
Art

2014 BMW i3 Arravani Grey, Giga World, Tech + Driving Assist, Parking Assist, DC Fast Charging, JuiceBox EVSE

gps1539
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Re: Has anyone tried the 'electrified' app'?

Tue Aug 04, 2020 7:12 pm

I have the app and it is pretty much what you see in the video. Maybe useful for checking status once in a while.

richs
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Re: Has anyone tried the 'electrified' app'?

Tue Aug 04, 2020 7:26 pm

I installed Electrified on my OnePlus 7T and it refused to communicate with my Veepeak OBDCheck BLE. Same phone/Veepeak combination works with Bimmercode/Bimmerlink, so pretty sure that this is an issue with the app.

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