Recommend Scan Tool for PC that can display high voltage battery module voltages

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    I see lots of scan tools that will hook up to my PC via usb port, but I can not determine if they will display High Voltage battery individual module voltages. Can someone reccomend a good scan tool that will display these voltages on my PC?

    I see this Scan Tool 423001 Elmscan 5 Compact OBD-II Scan Tool and OBDwiz diagnostic software for $23 on Amazon. Will this display HV battery module voltages?

    I do not need the bluetooth wireless type. Thanks, John
     
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    I use the cheap bluetooth odbii adapter and torque on an android phone loaded with the custom PIDs for the Prius that usbseawolf assembled together.
     
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    I don't need a wireless setup unless it is the only way or cheapest way to get the voltages. Which cheap obdii adapter are you using?

    I do have an android phone(Motorola Milestone), but I am not sure I can figure out how to set it up with the obdii adapter. Thanks, John
     
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    If you have an Android phone or tablet, $18 for a bluetooth adapter is a no brainer.

    Here is a link to the custom PID thread.
     
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    Thanks for the recomendation. I read the thread above but it is so technical and lengthy that I could not come away with what to buy. I will try the ELM327 diagnostics USB Cable based on what your outcome was. Could you monitor the HV battery module voltages with this setup? Thanks, John
     
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    Look for "mini vci" on eBay. It works for GenII.
     
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    I think this "mini vci techstream 7.10 vehicle diagnostic device" may be what I need. Can you verify that you can read the HV battery module voltages using this mini vci device hooked up to your PC? If so, the price seems reasonable at $26 on ebay. Do I need additional software to display the HV battery module voltages using this device? Thanks, John
     
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    Thanks for the help. I will get the mini vci. John
     
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