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CAN bus data loggers

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Low Cost CAN LoggerCL1000: CAN logger/interface
Compact. Simple. Low cost 
 i  What is it? The lowest cost CAN logger on the market. Log raw CAN data to the 8GB SD (standalone mode) - or, stream in real-time to your PC via USB

Is it a good fit? It's extremely low cost and useful for streaming CAN data via USB to a PC. However, if you aim to log data in standalone mode, we strongly recommend a device with a real-time clock like the CL2000 or CANedge, to ensure that your data is date & timestamped

169 EUR
CAN Bus Data Logger with Real Time Clock CL2000: CAN logger/interface
Incl. real-time clock 
 i  What is it? The CL2000 adds a real-time clock. This means every CAN frame is "timestamped" with date and time (1 ms resolution)

Is it a good fit? The CL2000 is ideal if you need a CAN interface for streaming and a CAN data logger in one product. If you do not need to stream data via USB, however, we strongly recommend the CANedge1 or CANedge2 instead.

229 EUR
Low Cost Pro CAN Logger 2 x High Speed CANCANedge1: 2xCAN/LIN logger
Pro specs & interoperable 
 i  What is it? The CANedge1 is the '2nd generation' of the CL2000. It is extremely simple-to-use - yet offers specs & features that match far more expensive pro loggers on the market

Is it a good fit? The CANedge1 is ideal for logging CAN data (incl. e.g. J1939/OBD2) for extended periods - and extracting it via the SD card periodically. Because of the powerful specs, configurability and software/API tools, it is far superior to the CL2000 for SD card logging. For frequent/remote data collection (e.g. for telematics) see the CANedge2.

299 EUR
IIoT CAN Logger WiFi Telematics Open Source CANedge2: 2xCAN/LIN logger
Incl. WiFi transfer & OTA 
 i  What is it? The CANedge2 is our '2nd generation' WiFi CAN logger. It combines pro CAN logging with modern telematics. Simply configure the CANedge2 to connect to 1-5 WiFi access points (e.g. a WLAN router or 3G/4G/5G hotspot) to auto-push data securely via HTTPS to your server/cloud. Data can be easily processed with open source software & APIs

Is it a good fit? The CANedge2 is the best solution for logging CAN bus data & collecting it remotely. With over-the-air firmware/configuration updates and a strong focus on security, it's perfect for e.g. vehicle/machine fleet telematics or OEM field testing.

449 EUR

If you're in doubt which CAN logger to choose, contact us - we always respond fast with quality sparring.

Below is our 'rule of thumb' guidance:

  • CL1000: If you only need to stream data via USB (or log data without absolute date & time stamping)
  • CL2000: If you need to both stream data via USB and log timestamped data to an SD card
  • CANedge1: If you only need to log timestamped data to an SD card
  • CANedge2: If you need to log data to an SD card and transfer it via a WiFi/3G/4G access point to your own server

Overall, the CANedge (and related software) is far superior for SD card logging - and we strongly recommend this series, unless you explicitly require USB streaming. If you need to collect data frequently/automatically/remotely, see the CANedge2.




CL1000 CL2000 CANedge1 CANedge2
169 EUR 229 EUR 299 EUR 449 EUR
CAN & LIN CL1000 CL2000 CANedge1 CANedge2
# of CAN channels 1 1 2 2
# of LIN channels 2 2
CAN FD Yes Yes
RTC with battery backup (resolution)  
 i  All loggers except the CL1000 have a real-time clock for timestamping each data frame with the absolute date & time. The CANedge timestamp resolution is 20x higher than the CLX000, which is relevant as the CANedge is able to log a far higher number of frames per second.
Yes (1 ms) Yes (0.05 ms) Yes (0.05 ms)
#frames/second  
 i  The CLX000 is able to log up to around 800-1000 frames without message-loss. The CANedge is designed for lossless logging at any busload and has been used in various use cases to record 4000+ frames/second (2000+ per channel). In practice, most CAN bus applications broadcast between 500-1500 frames/second.
~800-1000 ~800-1000 4000+ 4000+
DATA LOGGING CL1000 CL2000 CANedge1 CANedge2
SD card logging  
 i  All loggers have an 8 GB SD card as the default card (optional 32 GB SD card upgrade)
Yes Yes Yes Yes
Industrial & extractable SD  
 i  The CLX000 enables log file transfer via USB (~0.5 MB/s), while the CANedge enables log file transfer via the extractable industrial micro SD card (~80 MB/s)
Yes Yes
Log file format  
 i  The CLX000 logs in a simple CSV-style TXT format. The CANedge logs in the MDF4 (.MF4) log file format is a standardized and popular binary format for logging e.g. CAN bus and LIN bus data. It is supported by various existing software and API tools
.TXT .TXT MDF4 (.MF4) MDF4 (.MF4)
Cyclic logging  
 i  Cyclic logging lets the device overwrite the oldest file once the SD card is full
Yes Yes Yes Yes
Silent mode Yes Yes Yes Yes
Bit-rate auto detection  
 i  The device can auto-detect the bit rate for most applications. It is also possible to select a manual bit-rate from a list of standard bit-rates. Further, the CANedge supports advanced bit-rate customization
Yes Yes Yes Yes
Filters & prescaling  
 i  The CLX000 supports up to 8 "acceptance" CAN ID filters using "masks", while the CANedge supports 64 extended or 128 regular CAN ID filters per channel. The CANedge filters can be set to either "acceptance" or "rejection" - and you can define both "masks" and "ranges" for the filters. The CLX000 supports basic 'Count' prescaling to log only e.g. every 5th frame. The CANedge supports both a Count, Time and Data prescaler type
Basic Basic Advanced Advanced
Transmit lists  
 i  The CLX000 supports up to 20 custom transmit frames, while the CANedge supports up to 64 custom transmit frames per channel
Basic Basic Advanced Advanced
Control signal (trigger)  
 i  The CLX000 supports start/stop of logging based on the presence of a specific CAN ID. The CANedge extends this to be able to trigger logging/transmitting on specific databyte values as well (e.g. if EngineSpeed exceeds a specific threshold)
Basic Basic Advanced Advanced
Data compression & encryption  
 i  The CANedge enables optional compression of data to reduce file size by 50-80% vs. uncompressed data (and vs. the CLX000 log files).

Further, the CANedge can encrypt data so that it can only be read via a password - e.g. to ensure GDPR/CCPA compliance as well as ensure that the data has not been tampered with
Yes Yes
STREAMING CL1000 CL2000 CANedge1 CANedge2
USB streaming to PC  
 i  The CLX000 has a USB connector to allow streaming of data in real-time via USB to a PC. The streamed data can be displayed in SavvyCAN or Wireshark and e.g. analyzed for reverse engineering
Yes Yes
WIFI CL1000 CL2000 CANedge1 CANedge2
Secure WiFi data transfer  
 i  The CANedge2 can auto-push log files via WiFi access points (incl. e.g. 3G/4G USB hotspots) to your own S3 server (e.g. an AWS S3 cloud or a free MinIO S3 server). Data can be uploaded via HTTP or secure HTTPS. The WiFi connection also allows the CANedge2 to auto-sync the RTC to ensure that large fleets of devices are in time sync
Yes
Over-the-air config/firmware Yes
SOFTWARE CL1000 CL2000 CANedge1 CANedge2
Configuration editor  
 i  The CLX000 INI config can be modified via a text editor or via the free CANvas software. The CANedge JSON config can be modified via a text editor or the free online/offline editor tools. For the CANedge2, we also provide a simple batch manager tool for updating multiple devices over-the-air
Yes Yes Yes Yes
DBC conversion support  
 i  The CLX000 log files can be DBC converted via the free CANvas software. The CANedge log files can be DBC converted via e.g. the free open source asammdf software or Python API
Yes Yes Yes Yes
Convert data to e.g. ASC, TRC  
 i  The CLX000 log files can be converted to Vector ASC or PEAK TRC via the CANvas software tool.

The CANedge log files can be converted via simple drag & drop converters, which can also be used in scripts or via the command line. The CANedge converters support multiple formats including Vector ASC, PEAK TRC, CSV and the CLX000 TXT format
Yes Yes Yes Yes
Graphical plot support  
 i  The asammdf GUI enables easy graphical plots of DBC converted data
Yes Yes
Data processing API  
 i  The CANedge log files can be processed via Python APIs for e.g. automatic analysis of large amounts of data.

Further, S3 APIs can be used for easily managing uploaded data & device files on your server - enabling fully automated systems e.g. for BI integration or data dashboards
Yes Yes
Dashboard integration  
 i  The CANedge data can be easily visualized via free, open source and customizable browser dashboards (e.g. via Grafana). This is particularly useful in combination with the automatic data collection of the CANedge2
Yes Yes
Telematics "cockpit"  
 i  CANcloud is a free optional browser tool for the CANedge2. It lets you log in to your server via the browser and manage your connected devices & data. For example you can monitor devices in the field via the status dashboard and perform easy over-the-air updates
Yes
MECHANICAL CL1000 CL2000 CANedge1 CANedge2
L x W x H (mm)  
 i  Note that the CANedge2 antennna is excluded in the measurements
66.7 x 42.7 x 23.5 66.7 x 42.7 x 23.5 52.5 x 81.4 x 24.5 52.5 x 81.4 x 24.5
Weight (g) 50 50 100 100
Enclosure ABS Plastic ABS Plastic Aluminium Aluminium


The comparison table can also be downloaded as an Excel here.








Sensor-to-CAN modules [now available]

 
GPS-to-CAN with IMU Inertial Measurement UnitCANmod.gps
GNSS & 3D IMU to CAN 
 i  What is it? This GPS-to-CAN module produces GNSS position and 3D inertial data (via a gyroscope & accelerometer) and outputs it via CAN. You can integrate the module with any CAN bus system - e.g. to provide GNSS/IMU data for your ECUs or existing CAN hardware. You can also use it as a plug & play add-on for the CANedge (power via 2nd port).

Is it a good fit? The module is ideal if you need to add data like position, speed, attitude, acceleration, geofences etc. to your CAN bus in a simple, fully configurable way. Further, if you need to e.g. add GNSS/IMU data to your CANedge data log files, this is the recommended solution.

229 EUR
Thermocouple to CAN bus Temperature SensorCANmod.temp
4 x thermocouple to CAN 
 i  What is it? This thermocouple-to-CAN module produces temperature data from 4 thermocouple sensors and outputs it via CAN bus. It supports all thermocouple types and can be easily daisy-chained. You can integrate the module with any CAN bus system - e.g. to provide temperature data for your ECUs or existing CAN hardware. You can also use it as a plug & play add-on for the CANedge (power via 2nd port).

Is it a good fit? The module is extremely compact, yet offers lab-grade accuracy. It is ideal for any industrial/automotive temperature measurements, incl. e.g. temperature telematics (if used with a CANedge2). The full configurability of thermocouple types and CAN output means that you can easily combine multiple modules to add 8, 12, 16, 20, ... thermocouple channels.

289 EUR





DBC files (CAN databases)

J1939 DBC File J1939 DBC file
Decode e.g. truck data 
 i  What is it? Most heavy-duty vehicles use the J1939 protocol. To convert J1939 raw data into human-readable form, most CAN software load DBC files. This J1939 DBC contains conversion rules for 1,000+ J1939 messages

Is it a good fit? If you need to convert J1939 data, this is a great starting point. Note that you can log a sample of J1939 data using your CAN logger and parse all the unique CAN IDs into the ID-to-PGN converter to see which of your PGNs are included in the DBC. You can also send us a sample log file for a free demo conversion.

500 EUR
NMEA 2000 DBC FileNMEA 2000 DBC file
Decode ship data 
 i  What is it? Most maritime vessels use the NMEA 2000 protocol. To convert raw NMEA 2000 data into human-readable form, most CAN software tools support DBC files. This NMEA 2000 DBC contains conversion rules for 100+ NMEA 2000 PGN messages. Note that buying this DBC requires that you separately purchase the NMEA 2000 Appendix B PGN database.

Is it a good fit? If you need to convert NMEA 2000 data, this is a great starting point. Note that you can log a sample of NMEA 2000 data using your CAN logger and parse all the unique CAN IDs into the ID-to-PGN converter to see which of your PGNs are included in the DBC. You can also send us a sample log file for a free demo conversion.

200 EUR
OBD2 DBC File OBD2 DBC file
Decode car data 
 i  What is it? The majority of cars since 2007 support a set of standard OBD2 PIDs (Parameter IDs). Using e.g. a CANedge, you can request OBD2 PIDs (e.g. Vehicle Speed or Fuel Rate) and log the resonses. To decode this data, this free OBD2 DBC database can be used within the free open source asammdf GUI/API for use with the CANedge series.

Is it a good fit? If you're going to record OBD2 data using the CANedge, this database lets you easily decode the data via asammdf. You can of course also use the DBC as input for your own custom data processing scripts.

FREE




WiFi & mounting accessories

WiFi USB Router Hotspot 3G 4G 3G/4G WiFi router
Connect via 3G/4G 
 i  What is it? This is a low cost unlocked USB 3G/4G hotspot. Simply add your SIM card and power the hotspot. Optionally, you can power the hotspot via the CANedge2 2nd port (CH2) using our DB9-USB adapter. You can then configure your WiFi CAN logger to connect via this hotspot

Is it a good fit? If you need to transfer data from vehicles on-the-go or from e.g. client sites where a WLAN is not available, this is a simple solution. Further, with message filtering, downsampling & compression, data transfer costs can be kept quite low

50 EUR
DB9 USB Power Adapter (Hotspot Warning Lamp) DB9-USB
Power hotspot 
 i  What is it? This lets you power e.g. a 3G/4G USB hotspot via the configurable 2nd port 5V power output of the CANedge2. The DB9-USB adapter simply provides power - it is not used for e.g. modem functionality. You can of course alternatively power e.g. a 3G/4G router directly via other sources.

Is it a good fit? This is ideal if you wish to upload data from your CANedge2 via 3G/4G as it allows for a simple plug & play installation. It can also be used to e.g. power USB warning lamps, turning them on/off programatically over-the-air.

20 EUR
DB9 DB9 USB Power Adapter DB9-DB9/USB
Hotspot + CAN 
 i  What is it? This lets you power e.g. a 3G/4G USB hotspot via the configurable 2nd port 5V power output of the CANedge2. Further, this adapter cable provides a free DB9 female connector. This makes it easy to connect e.g. a CANmod sensor-to-CAN module - which can be powered in parallel with the hotspot, while sending CAN data to the CANedge2 2nd port. The cable also makes it easy to log 2 x CAN, while powering a hotspot.

Is it a good fit? This is ideal if you need to power a 3G/4G USB hotspot - while also connecting a CANmod sensor module, or utilizing 2 x CAN channels with a CANedge2.

30 EUR
WiFi SMA Antenna Extension Cable WiFi antenna
Rooftop extension 
 i  What is it? This rooftop antenna can be used instead of the default CANedge2 antenna, letting you separate the antenna from the device - e.g. to optimize range/connectivity

Is it a good fit? This is useful when you e.g. need to install the CANedge2 behind metal panels or other WiFi-blocking factors. By extending the antenna by up to 3 meters, you can move it to a non-shielded position for improved range - and e.g. ensure line-of-sight to your WiFi access point

20 EUR
CANedge Mounting Bracket Compact Mounting bracket
Mount devices 
 i  What is it? This mounting bracket lets you easily mount your CANedge via screws, zip ties or double sided tape. The bracket is compact, flexible and includes basic foam padding.

Is it a good fit? If you're going to deploy your CANedge in the field over longer durations, it is recommended that you install it properly - and here the mounting bracket is a versatile tool that can be used in most applications.

30 EUR
3M Dual Lock Velcro Tape Velcro strips
Mount devices 
 i  What is it? The 3M Dual Lock velcro tape (type 250) offers an easy way to mount your CAN loggers or CANmod modules in the field. The unique design offers 5 x the tensile strength of regular velcro tape, while offering easy detachment and extreme durability..

Is it a good fit? The velcro tape is useful in almost all use cases for our CAN hardware, as it ensures an easy, safe and secure installation. If you need a permanent installation across multiple years or in a high-vibration environment, you may instead consider our mounting bracket.

10 EUR




Adapter cables

J1939 Deutsch Connector Adapter CableDB9-J1939
Trucks, buses, ... 
 i  What is it? This adapter lets you connect your CAN logger to a J1939 9-pin deutsch connector, which is often found in trucks, buses and other heavy duty vehicles

Is it a good fit? If you need to log FMS/J1939 data from a heavy duty vehicle, you'll typically want this. We recommend confirming that your vehicle has the corresponding 9-pin connector inside

30 EUR*
Caterpillar Deutsch Connector Adapter CableDB9-CAT
Caterpillar vehicles 
 i  What is it? This adapter lets you connect your CAN logger to a Caterpillar 9-pin deutsch connector, which is often found in Caterpillar heavy duty vehicles

Is it a good fit? If you need to log data from a Caterpillar vehicle which has a 9-pin deutsch connector, then this adapter is plug & play

30 EUR*
On Board Diagnostic OBD2 Connector Adapter DB9-OBD2
Cars, trucks, ... 
 i  What is it? This adapter lets you easily connect your CAN logger to your car's OBD2 connector (found near the steering wheel) or e.g. FMS connectors in trucks

Is it a good fit? If you aim to log data from a car (e.g. OBD2 data or raw CAN data), you'll want to get this. If you already have a DB9-OBD2 adapter, we strongly recommend to check if your existing adapter pin-out matches your CAN logger

30 EUR*
Generic DB9 Adapter Cable CAN Bus DB9-generic
Custom cables 
 i  What is it? The generic adapter provides a great starting point if you need to create a DB9-to-"custom" adapter solution for your application

Is it a good fit? If your application does not use a DB9 to J1939/OBD2 connector and you want to make a "direct" connection to the CAN bus, the generic adapter provides an ideal basis for creating your own custom cable adapter. You can easily screw off the banana plugs if they're not needed

30 EUR*
M12 DB9 5-pin cableDB9-M12
Marine, industrial 
 i  What is it? This adapter lets you connect your CAN logger to many marine applications (boats, ships etc) for logging NMEA 2000 data - as well as many industrial automation applications for logging CANopen data

Is it a good fit? If you need to log NMEA 2000 / CANopen data and have a matching M12 5-pin connector, this adapter will be a plug & play way to connect your CAN logger

30 EUR*
CANCrocodile Adapter Cable DB9 DCCANCrocodile
Contactless 
 i  What is it? This lets you log CAN data directly from the CAN H/L wires via contactless induction. This means you do not have to cut the cables. In this setup, the DB9/DC adapter lets you easily add an external power source (e.g. a vehicle battery or cigarette outlet)

Is it a good fit? This is often used when a DB9 to J1939/OBD2 connector is not available in the vehicle/machine. It's often used in vehicle fleets to keep the J1939/OBD2 connectors unoccupied, while maintaining a safe contactless connection

75 EUR
Types: CH1, CH2

* The price listed is when purchased as an 'option' for a CAN logger (the discount applies once per logger).





Misc adapters

DB9 to DC Power Splitter Adapter DB9-DB9/DC
Split CAN & power 
 i  What is it? This adapter splits the standard DB9 connector into a DB9 connector with just the CAN H/L wires and a DC female connector (5.5 mm ID x 2.1 mm CPD) for providing the input power supply for your CAN logger

Is it a good fit? If you need to power your CAN logger via an external power source, this is a convenient starting point. It's particularly useful if you want to do e.g. desktop logging, providing input power via a wall connector power outlet

30 EUR
DC Cigarette Outlet AdapterCigarette-DC
Provide DC power 
 i  What is it? This is a standard low cost DC to cigarette outlet adapter. It fits the female DC adapters and provides a 12V output when used in standard cars

Is it a good fit? In most use cases, a CAN logger is simply powered via the CAN bus connector directly (e.g. via OBD2/J1939 adapter cables). However, when e.g. using the CANCrocodile as the data parser, you'll need a separate power source. Here, the cigarette outlet is a very convenient source, in particular for temporary/pilot installations

20 EUR
DB9 Y Splitter Adapter Cable CAN Bus DB9-DB9/DB9
Split your CAN bus 
 i  What is it? This is a DB9-DB9/DB9 aka DB9 Y-splitter cable, allowing you to separate a CAN bus connection in two

Is it a good fit? It's often useful to be able to connect multiple devices to a single CAN bus port - e.g. for logging via multiple devices, keeping the port open while logging - or transmitting data to the CAN bus from a separate device

30 EUR
DB9 to DB9 Extension Cable Adapter 3 Meter DB9-DB9 (3M)
Extend your bus 
 i  What is it? This is a DB9 female to DB9 male 3 meter extension cable (non-terminated)

Is it a good fit? In many cases it's convenient to have the option to add some extra distance to your logging setup - in particular for development or when you need to log from hard-to-reach places. Rather than moving back-and-forth a lot, you can directly connect/disconnect your CAN logger e.g. on your desk

30 EUR
Terminal Resistor 120 Ohm CAN Bus Adapter Terminal resistor
CAN 120 ohm 
 i  What is it? This is a 120 ohm termination adapter for use in CAN bus systems

Is it a good fit? Practically all high speed CAN bus systems need to be terminated properly. For most vehicles, this is already implemented - but in more e.g. test or prototype systems it may not be included. Here, the termination adapter is a low cost solution

20 EUR
DB9 Gender ChangerGender changers
Switch genders 
 i  What is it? This is a DB9 gender changer pack (Male/Male + Female/Female)

Is it a good fit? Often you'll encounter that devices differ in their connector genders, which may imply that you need a gender changer to complete your CAN bus node network

30 EUR



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