Hi, I'm new here so please be gentle! I'm thinking of getting the upgrade kit for my v-can 2, my electronics knowledge is very limited but am capable of desoldering/soldering a pcb but if I have to use a multimeter then I would be out of my depth. Am I better off staying well clear and put my cash towards a power supply? Would love to get a bit 'hands on' especially as I love the V-can and would love to improve on it and not spend too much to keep it a bargain. Chris.
As a modified V2 owner I can personally vouch for the modification kit and is the best bang for the buck. These are supplied with an excellent step by step guide that if you follow carefully will get you through easily and no measuring required. If you did come up against a problem there is plenty of help availble here. A better power supply is also advantageous but IMHO better applied after the above. You have the option of either the full on "Little Pinkie" power supply or if the upgrade budget won't allow try another wall wart that dellivers at least 1amp instead of MF's own 500ma job EDIT = (be sure you buy a 12v AC variant and NOT DC) Twaddle alert, please ignore crossed out part and refer to Mikes post below.
Welcome to the forum Crispy. The V-CAN ll upgrade kit doesn't require the use of a multimeter and is very easy to install if you can use a soldering iron..... it's pretty much a painting by numbers type kit and you will find it simple to follow.
Chris must have thought you were talking about the X-CAN V2 when he said the PSU should have an AC output. The V-CAN ll requires 12 volts DC (centre pin positive) with a 1.3mm DC plug.
You will have no difficulty installing the upgrade kit and no multimeters or gobbledygook translations are necessary The instructions are as plain as the nose on your face and the end result is guaranteed to bring a smile to your face.