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CAN Translator for Sevcon/ Curtis/ Leaf

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*Out of Stock* (price is $145) - Restock expected around May

Use the Thunderstruck CAN Translator with a Bluetooth OBDII transmitter (not included) and your own bluetooth enabled smartphone or tablet to show real time information from the system controllers used in many of our kits.

Using the downloadable Torque Pro App you can quickly and easily choose and arrange the best icons like: Battery Current, Voltage, GPS Speed and Direction, Motor RPM, etc. Apple iOS users can use the OBD Fusion app with similar results. Mac OS devices can run the OBD Fusion App for similar results. See the manual for wiring and configuration details. 

Curtis Controllers: You will need to set the baud rate to 500 kbps if you didn't get the system from us. The Translator has not been tested with all Curtis controller models. 

See the Translator configured for the Leaf VCU in this Video.

2023 Update: Sevcon G4 controllers from other vendors or purchased from Thunderstruck before 2020, can now interface with the CAN Translator. See the manual below for the procedure. 

The Serial Cable is needed for users who may want to modify data collected by the Translator, to modify the communication baud rate, or to change SDO configurations (select option when ordering).

Support Documentation 

Translator Guide

Serial Port Utilities Installation (User Interface app and driver instructions)

Display Data Files
- csv files for import into display app - see the guide for more info

Sevcon Torque App Configuration File

Leaf Torque App Configuration File

Curtis Torque App Configuration File

Included Components

  • Canbus Translator
  • 12v power and canbus harness
  • OBDII Connector wired for power and canbus
  • 24v to 12v DCDC for Sevcon Controllers wired into harness (not needed for other controllers)
  • Wire release tool

Optional: Serial Cable for advanced programming

We’ve been happily using the translator to get info from the gen 4 such as speed, current, odometer, hours, temperatures and the status for different switches – all to present info to a phone display using Torque Pro on our motorcycle prototype.
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