The USB-Link 2, the next generation vehicle interface from www.obd2tool.com, has arrived. Dependable and rugged, the NEXIQ USB Link 2 is five times faster than its predecessor. It has sixteen times more random access memory than the old USB-Link, and it supports heavier bus loads on simultaneous channels.
The Heavy Duty Diagnostic Tools NEXIQ Technologies 124032 USB-Link 2 Connector allows PC-to-vehicle connection with an interface compatible with multiple software applications. It will minimize your investment in multiple brand-specific diagnostic interfaces so you can do more tasks with fewer tools.
NEXIQ Technologies 124032. Features: Class 1 Bluetooth provides up to 100 ft. of wireless freedom. Flexible configuration supports wired or wireless connectivity. Compatible with applications that diagnose engines, transmissions, ABS, instrument panels and more. Reduce reprogramming times with direct USB connection. Mixed fleet capabilities with broad protocol support. Quick access to vehicle data for maintenance or management reports. Quickly attaches to vehicle’s diagnostic connector. No messy cables to untangle or get in the way with Bluetooth. Easy portability increases flexibility. May be used with desktop PC or laptop. RP1210A, RP1210B, and J2534 API support.
All Tech 2’s are not considered equal. Tech 2 gives you unprecedented access to EVERY GM module and controller, provides the best and highest volume of vehicle data, and possesses the most bi-directional functionality of any diagnostic tool for GM family cars. There have been, however, a multitude of manufactures of GM Tech2 over the almost 30 years it has been in production. Very early Vetronix units had solder joint problems which caused random communication failures.
In addition to being an inconvenience, if this occurs during a programing event, you will be left with a garbage controller! Later models are made by Bosch, who bought Vetronix. They have cheapened the unit up so much that it is marginally better than a Korean clone. As a matter of fact, most of the electronics are made in Asia or in Eastern Europe where most of the clones come from. This was done as a cost cutting measure. The result is a slew of premature failures! The units that reside in the “middle” time were made and marketed by others like Hewlett Packard and OTC. These were the most reliable and durable units around.