When you purchase an ELD system from Maven we send you hardware in the mail. Our system is very simple and is powered by a small sensor that plugs directly into your trucks diagnostic port. We refer to this sensor as a VDA (Vehicle Data Adapter). If you purchase a tablet from us as well, the VDA will come in the mail with your Android tablet. For newer vehicles, the 9-pin J1939 connector will be present under the vehicle’s dash near your legs. This directly connects to our VDAs.
For some vehicles an adapter may be necessary. The adapter that we offer should cover almost every vehicle model. In the older model trucks, there may be what is called an OBDII port, seen in the following images.
For vehicles with this port, we have an OBDII to J1939 adapter available for $30.
In slightly newer vehicles, the diagnostic port may be upgraded to the J1708 connector. In these instances, we can also provide an adapter. This would be the J1708 to J1939 adapter, seen in the following images.
This adapter is also available for $30. If you find yourself in need of one of these adapters, please reach out to us via one of our support channels.
If you have any further questions or require assistance, please reach out to us via one of our support channels. Create a ticket with our support portal here, or reach our support team by phone at 412-499-3877