Bolt + Bolt2 FAQs

What OBDII engine/fault codes does the Bolt read?
None! The Bolt is an OBD device in that it simply easily plugs directly into the OBDII port - this is a zero-install option and is convenient. It only draws power from the OBDII port.
There are 14 pins on an OBDII adapter, but only 2 (Vin and GND) are connected to the actual PCB circuitry on the Bolt.
How does it detect trips?
The Bolt detects trips based on movement (emulated ignition)
See Wired Devices - Overview of Operation
Can I get an alert when the unit is unplugged or tampered with?
Bolt (v1)
There is no internal battery in the Bolt. This means if the unit is unplugged, there is a total power cut, and you won't get an instant alert. Once it is plugged back in it will upload, and you will know the times it was removed/reinserted. But you can't track during these times.

The Bolt2 has an internal battery fitted. In TG - configure an "External Power Removed" alert using the wizard.
How can I hide it/stop drivers knocking it out with their knees
The Bolt can easily be installed with a Y-Splitter OBD cable - readily available from many providers. See here - Bolt - Assembly and Installation Guide - when installed in this manner - you won't even know it's there. Mechanics will still have access to the OBDII port for diagnostics, and won't pull it out and forget to plug it back in when servicing!
Can I get harsh cornering, rollover and speeding alerts?
Yes, see Harsh Event Setup and Accident Detection and Reconstruction
For speeding alerts, the device will report it's speed, and then the end platform can alert on this.
How accurate is the speed reporting?
We use high quality components and make use of GPS Aiding Data to ensure the best performance. Typically, speed is accurate to within +/- 2km/h. But GPS isn't perfect or 100% error free, it can in rare instances be wrong, see here: GPS Settings and GPS Accuracy.

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