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Old 07-24-2009, 01:15 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Maxitrip for $100

The new flyer for Princess Auto (stores in Canada - based in Winnipeg) has a device called a Maxitrip on special for CAN$98.88

I had a look at the website and it looks similar in capability to the SGII.
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Old 07-24-2009, 01:40 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Amazon has 'em for 99.95 USD. 3 reviews, two positive one negative. Anybody willing to bite? I'd do it if funds were available to me. Perhaps SVOBoy can get one sent to EcoModder for a review unit?
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Old 07-24-2009, 10:36 PM   #3 (permalink)
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...how do YOU read this? When I GOOGLED on MaxiTrip, I was sent to this URL: MaxiTrip

...and, (???)the 5th down "product" listed was this item: "Scan Gauge 3-in-1" with the text "Scan Gauge 3-in-1 Automotive Computer. SCAN GAUGE II FOR VEHICLES BUILT AFTER 1996. Scan Gauge II by Linear-Logic is a 3-in-1 Automotive Computer. It functions as at Trip Computer, MPG Gauge and a..."

...kinda makes you wonder if *they're* the actual manufacturer of the SG/SGII for Linear-Logic here in Arizona?

...according to the website, their address is: Rm404, Unit A, Tower Ninth, Zhujiang Xujing Area, Banxuegang Rd., Longgang, Shenzhen 518129, China., Shenzhen, Guangdon, China; Phone: 86-755-61216348 - Fax: 86-755-61216911

...try pronouncing all that without a mistake?!!?
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Yeah, I'll bite. Amazon is pretty good at returns if it is a total POS.

If it somehow takes out my PCM, I guess I can always walk to Tempe and yell a lot

Since I don't have a SG I am gonna need some inputs on what you wanna know about this thing (assuming it works).
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Looks interesting but it also looks like it is missing an instant mpg reading..
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Looks interesting but it also looks like it is missing an instant mpg reading..
*IF* one of the input parameters includes engine displacement, then I'm guessing they reversed engineered the SG :

China 4-In-One Auto Computer Maxitrip (TP100) products
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Model: MaxiTrip (TP100)
Company: Shenzhen Autel Intelligent Tech. Co., Ltd.
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*IF* one of the input parameters includes engine displacement, then I'm guessing they reversed engineered the SG
...that was in the back of my mind too, but I didn't want to make accusation without evidence.
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...that was in the back of my mind too, but I didn't want to make accusation without evidence.
Yeah, that's why I used the word "guess", as in an "edge-ooh-muh-kate-ed" guess.

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Very interesting indeed. A 4-in-1 unit vs. the 3-in-1 SG.
~2/3 the cost of the ScanGauge and has most of it's features.
No mention of XGauge-like programing.

Otherwise:
Pros
* Lower cost.
* Shape is easy on the eyes.
* Display appears up-scale from SG.
* Data Logger, the added 4th function. (See Note below.)
* Has more buttons.

Cons:
* Manufacturer support?
* Quality, longevity?
* Physical size?
* Apparently no choice of the data logged.
* Has more buttons.

Note:
From the Autel site --

Vehicle Black Box
The MaxiTrip™ TP100 will be able to save up to 300 hours of your driving
data. It works as a vehicle black box to store every trip you make. The
information it records includes:
     ● Time and date for each trip   ● Distance travelled each trip
     ● Maximum speed during trip   ● Time overspeed
     ● Number of times of deceleration limit exceeded during trip
     ● Number of times of acceleration limit exceeded during trip
     ● Hard accelerations and braking
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Interesting comments.

It is on it's way. Maybe it will turn out to be a $100 paperweight.

I tried to get the owners manual from Autel's site but tho there is a link to it, it is not really there.

I'll let you know.

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