MKSA wrote:The only real ELM327 from ScanTool.net will give you the real firmawre version as they are theirs ! The chinese clones (and there are quite a few it seems), shows any thing from 1.2 to 1.5 (mine says 1.5) These are irrelevant. It works or it doesn't. For the CAN, modify the interface as described somewhere else.
If it works, fine. If it doesn't and you need it, get the authentic interface.
As for the vendor opinion ? I prefer not to give my opinion about it. Let the clown send you an other clone, may be it will be from a different source and better behaved.
ScanTool.net don't make ELM327 chips - ELM Electronics do: http://www.elmelectronics.com/
ScanTool.net interfaces are branded as "official" as they have changed the identifier of the FTDI USB chip in their interfaces, and the scantool.net software packages will only work on interfaces that display that id.
There are other companies making ELM327 interfaces with legitimate ELM Electronics chips in them which are just as "real" as the ScanTool.net ones, they just haven't been altered to work with the scantool software.