CODA Gas Analyzer
Does any know if the CODA Gas Analyzer has been upgraded to work with Windows 10?
No, it still uses the same operating system as it always did. You need an old laptop with a printer port. I have one and I love it , all except having to use an old outdated laptop. I did some checking with CODA in Australia, they do have some newer software, but it is pricy, and it will not work with win 10.
Albin, what operating system are you using?
I'm running an old Dell Latitude which uses Win XP pro
Do you still have the installation software?
Yes Rick, I still have the disk, although, to get the bench to run, you need the passwords for your bench.
I was trying remember if there were passwords.
I don't have experience with this specific software, but I have gotten some pretty old software running on Windows 7 and 10 machines. Windows can run the program in a comparability mode, may be worth a try.
I have an older version that runs on xp but my newer version runs on 7. I haven’t tried it on 10. I thought Robert in AU retired and just does some support via email so I am not aware of a newer version than mine. call me at work, Rick, I’ll check to see if we have same versions.
Randy, The laptop we had at the college died long ago, so I have no software. Only the full, hose, cable, and analyzer. So basically i am starting from scratch!
Then the answer to your question is no.
No there is no way to make it work is what you mean? Boat anchor time?
To the best of my knowledge, You need older software and xp or older for that bench. I have both of those and if you were close by we could try it. However, I don’t see anyway of running that bench on Win10.
Thanks Randy! I wish I were closer to you, I would love to hang out with you on the job!
coda.com.au/?page_id=38 Here’s where I’d start
About two years ago, I put my CODA gas analyzer back to work. I went through the communication with Robert in Australia which didn't get me any help. Since I had purchased the analyzer from Bob Halfman, I contacted him, and he got me up and running. I still have the original software CD, Bob was able to supply the much needed password and information to make the bench work. Robert in AU couldn't
Good point Albin. We sold a lot of them in CO earlier in this decade and sourced them directly from Robert. Too bad someone else doesn't pickup on the difference between the CODA and others and provide us with a supported product.
Thanks Chris, I will send them and email with the information they request.
If you are looking to upgrade I would highly recommend the latest EMS unit. Here is a case study of it being used. Hope all is well :-)
Matthew, I would take exception to the EMS being an upgrade over CODA. 😀 I noticed your post repair measurements has lambda 1.4% too lean. Is there a reason for that? Also, it appears you have the AFR set for E0 gas (actually seems to be set to 14.7 instead of 14.64 to 1) as apposed to typical E10 pump gas, is that what you see in your area?
OK, admittedly the young guy here may have never used the CODA... or knew they made gas analyzers before today 😉 I do have a CODA fuel volume tester if that is any consolation! I will be with the guy who makes the gas analyzer next week at a shop, some training is in order. Thanks for the feedback!
I am one giant step closer to getting my CODA Gas Analyzer up and running. Since Saturday I have been in communications with Rob Prudius in Australia. Since I started this discussion, a good friend and former student gave me a Panasonic CF-18 Toughbook with Windows 7. Rob hooked me up with a link to the CODA software that allowed me to test the Toughbook to see if the CODA unit would work on it…
Well, I purchased the upgrade kit from Rob in Australia. The unit is up and running, except the new OBDII interface. Rob has been fabulous and is working on the work around to get the Toughbook to recognize the OBDII interface. The bench passes all the calibration tests, except the O2. A new one is on order. I always enjoyed using this unit. Looking forward to linking OBDII to the Gas Bench to
Rick, what did the upgrade cost? 5 years ago, I got my Coda mini bench back up and running, although I'm still running it on the original software, and using an old Win7 laptop with a printer port.
Albin, Since my original laptop running my CODA crash I did not have the software to run it. The upgrade included the OBDII Interface and I want to say it was $700. It also need an unlock code from CODA. I figured it was worth it because it worked great, just needed an O2 Sensor and I was not going to buy a new analyzer. To my knowledge he no longer has anymore of the upgrades, he is supporting…
Thanks Rick. A few years ago I talked to him about the upgrade, and I think it was a lot more than $700. Mine is working great, although I would like to get a NOX sensor, since it will now only do 4 gas, which will not allow it to calculate lambda.
Here is the NOx Sensor link smogchecksupplies.com/products/nox-s…. Here is the link for the O2 Sensor, if needed, smogchecksupplies.com/collections/se…. Calibration procedures for the CODA, factorypro.com/tech_dyno/Andr…
I just got my hands on a Coda/Andros mini bench. Looks like I'll be going through some similar issues getting it up and running.
Matt, Contact Robert Prudius, he is in Australia, and handles the CODA. …. I had to upgrade to the OBDII setup and it only runs on Windows 7, which I have on a Toughbook. He was a terrific help. I really like this unit, it works great but the support for it is almost gone!
I have the old software that is working as well as the Coda3, which I haven't tried but didn't like it all that much anyway. I have an old Dell OptiPlex PC with XP. So far so good. The bench is running but won't Zero. I suspect O2 sensor and probably NOx sensors are in order.
I had to replace the O2 Sensor to get mind to work. I have an email from Robert with instructions for calibration for this unit. I will find it. Mine is working great with the Toughbook and Windows 7.
I tried emailing that link and it came back as a failure. :(
You might also find this helpful: Here is the NOx Sensor link smogchecksupplies.com/products/nox-s…. Here is the link for the O2 Sensor, if needed, smogchecksupplies.com/collections/se…. Calibration procedures for the CODA, factorypro.com/tech_dyno/Andr…
Anyone on this thread know if there is anything I can do with an old Interro PDA 4-gas. Is there anyone that does retrofit work on these?
What kind of bench did they use?
Just fyi guys I just got my Coda 5 gas to work on Windows 10. Just took a flier again as my old dedicated xp had broken keys etc. I loaded the software directly from the CD, didnt load the driver first and windows found the appropriate driver put it on com3 I got a serial number and code and sent away to Robert and got an unlock code. Walla! Bingo! Woo Hoo! I think maybe the latest windows…
Thanks Randy, I will have to do that and contact Robert!
How did you get around the lappy needing a printer port so the dongle could be used? I would love to get mine to run like this.
My coda uses a usb cable. I would probably try a printer port to usb adapter. Not sure if it will work but I would give it a try. Not sure how many times i tried to use a newer computer. Never worked until today.
Yes, mine uses a USB cable too hook the bench to the lappy, although the lappy needs a printer port to plug the dongle into. That has always been the hang up in getting a later model laptop. I have not tries using a USB to printer adaptor though. I would imagine that Rick has tried more tricks on these than I have