Take around 1 day to learn to use,was used for diagnose an automotive set of switches with excellent results,running smothly without issues into raspberry,python tools are amazing working with this gadget,size of pcb is tiny and very handable,i recommend as a bench and design tools for every project using CAN and UDS Protocol.
I have 3 of these and it works amazingly but only when I reflashed them with the candlelight fw. Using slcan the performance is questionable at best under Linux and the device would frequently stop working.
The CANable is an amazingly reliable, easy to use, fun, useful and accurate product! The features, size, and price make CANable the best CAN interface to use for your personal, and professional projects...
I have prior experience using Kvaser and Vector hardware to interface with CAN. Unfortunately I am not in a postion to purchase one of these devices for myself. The CANable has worked well to log CAN traffic on my car, and will talk to a CAN arduino shield that I have connected it with. The CANable itself is very simple to use, any issues that I have had so far are entirely due to my lack of experience with SocketCAN. A cheap arduino clone with a minimalist CAN shield will run about the same price as this, but I feel that the CANable is still a better option.
Regarding price, size and usability the CANable is the best USB to CAN Adapter I've seen. The tiny PCB has all connections it needs, and firmware-wise we moved away from the original slcan to an gs_usb driver (https://github.com/nexulm/candleLight_fw), which has the advantage that the bus parameters can also be changed after first initialization (in opposite to slcan) through the normal socketcan api. So since a few days the device is now in testing, and up to now is works as it should without any problems. So I can recommend the CANable to everybody who easily wants to connect his socketcan environment via USB to any can bus around.
(the ranking for documentation & Communication are only placeholder, as we both didn't need)
Thanks for the review Steffen! I just tried out the candleLight firmware on some CANables, and it works great. Having direct kernel support without SocketCAN is awesome. I'll add the candleLight firmware to our documentation soon!