I bought a JLR Mongoose Adapter from ebay everything has installed correctly and there is communication to the vehicle when reading the VIN/modules.
I have run into a problem twice now where i plug in the mongoose with the ignition set to position II and after 10 minutes of messing around in the software the car battery is down to 8V and will not crank even with a cheap battery charger attached.
I have to charge the battery and disconnect the mongoose and then the car will crank and start.
I have noticed it says in the JLR software that a battery support unit is recommended. I used a cheap ebay charger maybe this is the problem? even though im not asking the vehicle to do anything battery demanding, it is strange it is drawing so much power when im hooked up with the diagnostic equipment. With that being said , when i am connected to the ECU before the battery voltage drops, i am unable to control though the JLR the electronics to test if the software is working. unable to turn on the headlights, lock the doors, read live data.
has anyone else experienced this? what battery support units/ chargers is everyone using? how many amps are people drawing when the diagnostic system is hooked up? is it better just to invest in the VCM2 instead?