CAT SERVICE INFORMATION SYSTEM (SIS)

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Easy Access To Information On More Than One Million Parts

Service Information Systems (SIS) Web is the electronic service tool that Caterpillar dealers, customers and employees rely on for their parts and service information needs. SIS WEB covers information for all Caterpillar products from 1977 to date.

The information in SIS is the equivalent of over 25,000 books. With over 2 million graphics and more than 1.5 million part numbers, SIS contains 44,000 parts and service documents. Available with easy web access subscription or USB disconnect subscription (no internet access).

To obtain access to Heavy Duty Truck diagnostic Scanner Basic SIS Web from HOLT CAT(at no charge) simply register online at: htttp://www.HoltCat.com/parts_service/parts.aspx
Once registered, you will have instant access to PartStore and a basic version, which includes kits, parts and safety.

CAT SERVICE INFORMATION SYSTEM (SIS)

Improve Efficiency, Minimize Downtime HoltCat.com
* Interactive Schematics
* 2D Hot-pointed Graphics
* Streamline repair and maintenance operations with trouble-shooting,diagnostic and safety information
* Find exactly what you need with fast,efficient keyboard searches
* Get the latest information with automatic updating
* View 3 decades worth of information on every CAT product
* Eliminate lost, missing and out-of-date paper manuals
* Take information into the field with a USB drive subscription
* Rely on safe source for parts and service information
* Compatible with Windows 7, 8, and 10
* Compatible with Internet Explorer and Google Chrome

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What’s New in Cummins INSITE 8 Fault Codes

What is Cummins INSITE Fault Codes:

Fault codes are Cummins way of letting you know that your engine has a problem. Every sensor and circuit on your engine has a certain expected reading and voltage signal. These signals are monitored constantly by the Cummins ECM. If values rise above or below expected, the ECM will log a code.

If the error has occurred but is not happening at the time of diagnostics, it is known as an Inactive Fault. If the error is happening while you diagnose, it is known as an Active Fault.

All codes can be classified as either Active or Inactive, and their status can be determined by flash codes or through the Insite Electronic Service Tool.

What is new of Fault Codes in Cummins INSITE version 8:
– Fault Codes window displays an engine’s fault data
– Fault Codes include both engine faults and engine protection faults
– Each fault is represented by a Cummins fault code
Indicates a specific malfunction or abnormal condition within the controller, subsystem, or engine

– Ability to link to Fault Information System for Troubleshooting Information

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What’s new in Fault Codes Sorting in Cummins INSITE 8:
1. Fault Codes can be sorted by either the column, or by right click for multiple column sorting
2. The Fault Code data can be sorted by clicking on the column header for a single column sort
3. The data will be sorted based on the selected column in ascending order. Click on the column header again to resort the data in descending order

Note: Sorting can only be used on the Fault Code, Status, Count, or Lamp columns

What’s new in Fault Codes Wrap Up in Heavy Duty Scanner Cummins INSITE 8:

1.  Fault Codes window shows active and inactive Fault Codes Alternate click

– Link to Fault Information System for Troubleshooting information
– Clear Inactive Faults

2.  Links to Troubleshooting available in the Fault Information System
Where to get the Cummins Insite 8:

Here you go.

Cummins Insite Lite vs. Cummins Insite Pro
FUNCTIONALITY LEVEL     Cummins INSITE?LITE

Cummins INSITE PRO
Features     No Calibration Download     Full Functionality
View Trip Information     √     √
View Fault Trees     √     √
Fault Information System     √     √
View Troubleshooting Steps     √     √
View Parameter Settings     √     √
View Wiring Diagrams     √     √
View Engine Dataplate     √     √
Driver Rewards     √     √
Data Monitor/Logger     √     √
Reset Trip Information     √     √
Reset and Clear Fault Codes     √     √
Set Engine Features (on/off)     √     √
Set/Adjust Parameters     √     √
Set/Change ECM Passwords     √     √
Create Settings Templates     √     √
Create Work Orders/Jobs     √     √
ZAP-It Functionality     √     √
Run Special Features     √     √
Run Diagnostic Tests     √     √
Read/Retrieve Calibration Files           √
Load Engine and Programable Datalink Device Calibrations           √

Tips & Guides Heavy duty truck diagnostic tool – Which BEST

Here are views of popular Heavy Duty Truck diagnostic Scanner or adapters, including pros & cons and tips & tricks.

DG Tech DPA4 or 4+ or DPA5: #2 Choice Metal case makes it durable (must use original USB cable to take advantage of USB port protection)

DPA5 is better than the DPA4+ in that it supports OBD2 Scanner protocols other than J1850VPW and CAN, it also has the long range bluetooth and comes with a bluetooth dongle for your PC.  It has a metal case, rubber shock caps, secure USB and long diagnostic cables unlike the 6″ Nexiq cables.  It is dual CAN, has a large buffer and works well with any application.

NEXIQ USB Link: #1 Choice can also be used with toyota techstream and isuzu IDSS (Must be very careful to not break the usb port on older style)

Having ever used the Nexiq USB Link or Nexiq USB Link 2, I can’t say I really prefer it so much as until fairly recently I didn’t even know there was so many other options as those two are almost the entirety of what I ever see.  Only after recently purchasing a Nexiq USB Link 2 did I begin to realize that so much else (aside from OEM ‘boxes’) was even available.

So far I’m still pleased with the Link 2, but had I done a bit more digging prior to buying it I certainly would have compared it to the DPA5 and might have gone that route just given what I’ve found out about them so far.

About the only complaints I have with the Link 2 so far are the increased price of the adapter cables vs the original (or even other current models) and that connecting via Bluetooth is quite the chore for some reason compared to other (in general) devices.  Given how long the USB cable is though, I’m not terribly concerned with the Bluetooth connectivity.

Nexiq Magikey: Was the best back in the day (Need a PC with printer port to connect)

Nexiq LiteLink: Works with Snapon Modis (older J1708 Data Bus only)

Cummins Inline: RP1210a compliant for apps other than Cummins Insite (Doesnt work well with all rp1210a applications)

Movimento/Navlink: Only way to connect to TCU via IDS on Ford/Int LCF/CF Trucks??? (Freezes using servicemax on some laptops)

Navistar IC4: Small durable adapter (Bad customer support, hard to find drivers, USB cable is part of adapter)

Older PF-Diagnose adapter (B&B Electronics): Small durable adapter (serial cable connection)

Eaton Wireless: Long wireless range (intermittent data loss even at close range)

Noregon DLA: #3 Choice alternative to Nexiq and Dearborn (Large size/odd shape)

Cat ET: Only way to connect to some offroad equipment with CDL data Bus (Need PC with printer port)

This is just my opinion on the adapters above based on personal use.  There are other adapters available and other peoples results/opinions may differ.

How to Install and Setup Nexiq USB Link 2

NEXIQ USB Link 2 Installation Process Outline:

Step 1: Install the USB-Link? 2 drivers and the Device Tester (pg. 9).

Step 2: Choose your connection (wired or wireless) (pg. 24).

If you chose a wired connection, move on to complete steps 4 and 6
only.

Step 3: Install the drivers for the Bluetooth? adapter you are using.

NOTE:
Depending on the Bluetooth? adapter you have selected, you may also
need to configure the Bluetooth? environment (see Configure the Bluetooth
Environment on page 26 of this chapter).

Step 4: Connect the Heavy Duty Scanner USB-Link? 2 to the vehicle.

NOTE:
Steps 4 through 6 are described in Chapter 3 of this manual.

Step 5: Pair the Device:
Step 6: Use the NEXIQ USB Link? Device Tester to test the connection between the
USB-Link? 2 and the vehicle.

How to Diagnostic with CARFANS C800

1.Enter the diagnostic system

You can select the corresponding vehicle type by selecting the display area on the left side of the main interface, and then select the brand, system and system function in the right model selection area to enter the CAR FANS C800.

For example: After entering the main interface of the car diagnosis, you can: click on the “truck series” -> “SANY” -> “Yuchai engine”, and then select the diagnostic function you want to test diagnostic tests.

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2.Start Diagnostic
After entering the system, the functions that can be implemented include:
1. Identification
2. Read Fault code
3. Erase Fault code
4. Actual Values
5. Actuators
6. Advance Functions:Adjustment/Settings、Function Test、Special function, calibration etc. Specific functions will be different according to different models of the brand and the system, take Bosch engine in Foton engine system as an example:

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3.Identification
Identification is the vehicle and system information in ECU. When the vehicle control unit need to be replaced, it is necessary to read the original control unit information and record it as a reference for purchasing a new control Heavy Duty Scanner. When the new control unit is encoded, the original control unit information is required.

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4.Read Fault code
Read the fault code function can read ECU fault code to help maintenance personnel quickly found the cause of vehicle failure.

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5.Erase Fault code
Clear the fault code stored in the ECU.

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Note: General models, please follow the regular order, first read the fault code, and record (or print) and then clear the fault code, test, read the fault code again to verify, repair the vehicle, clear the fault code, test again to confirm the fault code The current hard fault code can not be cleared, if the oxygen sensor, knock sensor, mixed gas correction, cylinder fire and the like type of technical code can be removed immediately, but in a certain period will appear. Must be completely troubleshooting after the fault code will not appear again.

6. Actual Values
You can determine whether the various parts of the vehicle are faulty through actual values.
Method of operation:
1. After entering the diagnostic function, click “Actual values”, pop-up dialog box.
2. Click the “Select All” check box to select all actual values; you can also click the check box  before each actual value to select the data stream you want to read.
3. Click the “Read actual values” button. The interface displays the name, result, and unit of the data stream.

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7.Actuators
In order to test the electronic control system in the implementation of components can work properly.
Method of operation:
1. After entering the diagnostic function, select “Actuators”, the interface will display all the action can be tested.
2. Click on an item to enter the action test interface. The actuators include three states: open, close, and exit.
3. Click “Open”, the status of the action test is turned on.
4. Click “Close”, the status of the action test is off.
5. Click “Exit” to exit this action test.

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Advance Functions:Adjustment/Settings、Function Test、Special function, calibration
For example: diesel fuel injector code, idle speed adjustment, broken cylinder test, calibration and so on by Obd2tool.com.

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Caterpillar SIS CAT SIS 201805 FULL WITH 3D IMAGES

Caterpillar SIS (CAT SIS) 2018 is illustrated a guide to the maintenance and repair of the full range of CAT vehicles, contains guidance on repair equipment and machinery Caterpillar, program help diagnose production Caterpillar, operating instructions spare parts and equipment Caterpillar.
Repair manual Caterpillar SIS 2018 is intended for engineers and will be useful to all interested in the given direction.

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E-program CAT SIS Web allows the owner of specialized equipment to quickly and easily find the required information about the machine because it contains a search function references; helps professionals to calibrate equipment Caterpillar, diagnose it and troubleshoot equipment to solve any problems.

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We’re getting a lot of questions about how to work with the CAT SIS
It’s simple and convenient for use. All you need to know is your model name, or serial number, or prefix. Also, you can use Parts search function.

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Caterpillar Service Information System is a completely offline product, no matter it works using Internet Explorer Browser (You connected to the local web server, which is being installed on your own PC/Laptop). The technical database for all CAT machinery stored on 19 DVD-DL discs or (iso images or these DVDs). The total file size of CAT SIS setup + Database files is around 100 Gb.

Download / Setup / Activation of CAT SIS 2018

1. Please check that your HDD have enough of free space. We recommend at least 150 Gb for Download and 50 Gb if you prefer get CAT SIS on USB HDD or as a set of DVDs
2. The CAT SIS works only under Windows 7/8.1/10 operation systems. Mac OS, Linux, etc are not supported.
3. Internet Explorer 9-11 is the only Supported browser, because application using WinDjView image plugin, which works with IE only.
4. Setup process estimated time is 1.5 hours if the download and extraction of the setup files have been finished.
5. We recommend to use our Free remote Assistance with Download, Setup and activation. However, if you want to set up the app by yourself, we can send you details instruction guide.
6. If you need to install Heavy Duty Truck diagnostic Scanner CAT SIS on more then 1 PC/Laptop, please contact us, we have some good news for you!

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Program covers:
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ARTICULATED DUMP TRUCK
ASPHALT PAVER
BACKHOE LOADER
CHALLENGER
COLD PLANER
COMBINE
BULLDOZER
ENGINE – GENERATOR SET
ENGINE – INDUSTRIAL
ENGINE – MACHINE
ENGINE – MARINE
ENGINEER SUPPORT TRACTOR
EXCAVATOR
EXPANDED MINING PRODUCTS
FOREST PRODUCTS
GENERATOR
INTEGRATED TOOLCARRIER
LOAD, HAUL, DUMP
MACHINE CONTROL AND GUIDANCE PRODUCTS
MATERIAL HANDLER
OEM SOLUTIONS
OFF-HIGHWAY TRUCK
ON HIGHWAY TRUCK
PAVING COMPACTOR
PETROLEUM PRODUCTS
PIPELAYER
RETROFIT AFTERTREATMENT
ROAD RECLAIMER
SKID STEER LOADER
TRACK-TYPE LOADER
TRACK-TYPE SKIDDER
TRACK-TYPE TRACTOR
UNDERGROUND ARTICULATED TRUCK
WHEEL DOZER
WHEEL TRACTOR-SCRAPER
WHEEL-TYPE LOADER
WHEEL-TYPE SKIDDER
WORK TOOL

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The Obd2tool.com also is a leading provider of services provided through the company’s Caterpillar Financial Services, Caterpillar Remanufacturing Services, Caterpillar Logistics Services and Progress Rail Services.
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CAT ET SIS Caterpillar Heavy duty truck diagnostics repair

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When you are shopping for Caterpillar CAT ET SIS diagnostic system you will need 3 things:
1) A laptop, we prefer the PANASONIC TOUGHBOOK CF-29 because its the TOUGHEST LAPTOP on this planet ! Go on YOUTUBE and search TOUGHBOOK CF-29 and you will see why ! Can drive your car over them, they have touchscreen, waterproof and greaseproof keyboard which makes it perfect perfect for a shop.
2) CAT ET SIS software installed
3) CAT 3 iii bluetooth wireless diagnostics adapter # 317-7485 replaces the CAT II # 317-7484 AT II adapter

CATERPILLAR CAT ET SIS FEATURES :
Allows communication between service tools and engine controls using various data links such as J1939/11, DeviceNet (future release), Caterpillar  DataLink, and J1708 (ATA) vehicle networks;
Flash program allows adapter firmware upgrades as additional features become available;
Uses J1939/11, high-speed data link (part of ADEM III controls), substantially reducing flash times;
Automatically selects J1939/11 when flashing the engine (reduces the flash time approximately 80%, from 14 minutes to 3 minutes).

The PC-based service tools from ca ter  provide the capability to access Electronic Control Modules (ECMs) from a personal computer. Many job-critical tasks can be performed with an electronic service tool. The user can display the status of a group of parameters (temperatures, pressures, etc.) simultaneously, view active and clear logged diagnostics, display the current configuration of an ECM and much more. The OBD2 Scanner works with a communication adapter to allow connection to an ECM. A graphical interface makes this software quick to learn and easy to use. A separate pull-down menu for each function enhances the a??ease of use.a?? The version and identification of the ECM is automatically retrieved and is displayed on a summary screen when the program is started. Diagnostic tests and calibrations can also be performed.

PC-based tools enable service technicians to reprogram ECMs, reconfigure control system parameters, fine tune performance or diagnose the root cause of a failure the first time. These powerful Heavy Duty Scanner allow service personnel to display and analyze vital performance and health information from any system quickly and accurately. The service tool communicates with any system using ATA (J1708), J1939 or the Caterpillar proprietary data link networks. The service tools provide information and features needed to help a technician diagnose problems and perform repairs and to customize and personalize the operation of a product. By allowing customers to design flexibility and configurability into a product, ca ter  service tools stretch beyond the capabilities of preprogrammed ECMs or onboard display systems.

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Features:

Display graph and log status parameters.
Retrieve prognostic data including histograms, engine totals for fuel used and miles traveled.
View active diagnostics and clear logged diagnostics. View events where irregularities have occurred and have been logged by the ECM.
Perform calibrations to enhance performance of the ECM.
Customize the ECM with application-specific settings.
Over 100 custom Diagnostic, Information and Service features including:
2D and 3D Histogram plotting capability (engine software support required).
Custom Status screen groups
Snapshots (Download and display snapshot data recorded by the ECM)
Configuration Aid that allows upload/download of same configuration to multiple control modules
Customised Service Tool Options
Customized service tool name
Customized graphics for the splash screen and icons
Customized installation
Aftermarket differentiation, the tool for one customer does not work on the product of another customer.
Licensing options for customer management
Flash programming of the ECM(s)
Training demonstration allows familiarity with the toola s primary functions without connecting to ECM(s)
Major operating systems support (Microsoft Windows 95, 98, NT 4.0, 2000, ME, & XP)
Perform customized diagnostic tests to identify harness problems, cylinder or component failures (Automatic Cylinder Cutout with cylinder to cylinder fueling comparison)

Caterpillar SIS = Service Information System
Caterpillar SIS DVD1- TRUCK ENGINES, 330 EXCAVATORS
Caterpillar SIS DVD2- MACHINE ENGINES, INDUSTRIAL ENGINES, MARINE ENGINES
Caterpillar SIS DVD3- ELECTRICAL POWER GENERATION, TRACK TYPE LOADERS
Caterpillar SIS DVD4- WHEEL TYPE LOADERS, WHEEL TRACTOR SCRAPERS, WHEEL SKIDDERS, TRACK MATERIAL HANDLERS Caterpillar SIS DVD5- EXCAVATORS
Caterpillar SIS DVD6- ARTICULATED DUMP TRUCKS, ASPHALT PAVERS, BACKHOE LOADERS, COLD PLANERS, FORESTRY PRODUCTS, LOAD HAUL DUMP, MOTOR GRADERS, ROAD RECLAIMER/SOIL STABILIZER, SKID STEER LOADERS, UNDERGROUND ARTICULATED TRUCKS, WORK TOOLS Caterpillar SIS DVD7- CHALLENGERS, COMBINES, INTEGRATED TOOLCARRIERS, PIPELAYERS, TILLAGE, OEM PRODUCTS, OFF HIGHWAY TRUCKS, TRACK SKIDDERS, MINI EXCAVATORS Caterpillar SIS DVD8- COMPACTORS, TRACK TYPE TRACTORS, WHEEL TYPE TRACTORS TRACK TYPE TRACTOR, WHEEL TYPE TRACTOR
GENERATOR SET, C18, CYL – MOTOR GRADER, 140K, JPA – GRAPPLE-ORANGE PEEL, GSH9B, M1E – GENERATOR SET, C15, NKL – ENGINE – MACHINE, 3306, R6J – GENERATOR SET, 3512B, YAM – EXCAVATOR, 320D FM, CYZ – SHEAR-DEMOLITION/SCRAP, S320B, HSB – SHEAR-DEMOLITION/SCRAP, S340B, HSD – TRANSMISSION-ONHIGHWAY, CX28, TBB
GENERATOR SET, 3512B, YAN – GENERATOR SET, C18, NKK – TRACK-TYPE TRACTOR, D6G2 XL, P6G – TRACK-TYPE TRACTOR, D6G2 LGP, P6X – GENERATOR SET, 3512, YAK
TRACTOR, 777F, JXP – GENERATOR SET, 3516, YAS – TREE HARVESTER, HA770, HAB
GAS ENGINE, G3516B, JEF – GRAPPLE-ORANGE PEEL, GSH15B, M1J – GENERATOR SET, 3406C, NKM – GENERATOR SET, 3516B, YAT – GRAPPLE-ORANGE PEEL, GSH15B, M1F – GENERATOR SET, 3516B, YAW – TRANSMISSION-ONHIGHWAY, CX31, EBW – TREE HARVESTER, HA771, HAF
SHEAR-DEMOLITION/SCRAP, S325B, HSC – MOTOR GRADER, 160K, JBP

CF C800 Description and Hardware

1.Product description

CF C800 is a completely Independent R&D product for Heavy Duty and Commercial vehicles, which be launched in Sep. 2016, it is a professional diagnostic scan tool for Automotive Aftermarket.

CF C800 is fully optimized based on the OEM scanner, which enhances the comprehensive diagnostic capability of the diesel vehicle. Some of the functions are based on the advanced technology accumulated by the R & D team for many years, and are superior to other similar diagnostic products in the industry.

The main diagnostic functions include reading the version information, reading/clearing the fault code, actual values, actuators, advanced function (special function, matching settings, functional test, diesel calibration) and so on. You do not have to rely on the original diagnostic apparatus, you can provide customers with more comprehensive and professional and efficient diagnostic services on Obd2tool.com.

2.Product Hardware

①    Touch Screen:Display the operation buttons, test results and help information.
②    Rubber sleeve: easy to hand, protect the product, to prevent loosening and wear.
③    Power Indicator
④    SD card port
⑤    USB port:Used to connect the printer for printing. diagnostic connectors to connect the car.
⑥    Network connection port: Reserved.
⑦    Diagnostic port: provides power, uses diagnostic lines and
⑧    Power socket: power supply, connection with the car or the vehicle diagnostic port without power supply.

Notice: When the power is supplied through the diagnostic port, it is not necessary to connect the power supply through the main power port. When the vehicle diagnosis block itself is not powered, it can be connected to the power source through the power supply port.

The SD card stores the operating system, application software, and data files of the Heavy Duty Truck Scanner. (Unless the software upgrade, do not to remove the SD card).

Nexiq USB Link 2 Genuine vs Clone

The real Nexiq USB Link 2 vs Nexiq USB Link 2 clone:

THE PACKAGING
Lets start with the most simple way to tell the difference, and that is the packaging. This not only includes what the product looks like, but the included accessories as well. Throughout this post, we will be posting side-by-side images, with the genuine Nexiq USB Link 2 on the left, and the china clone USB Link 2 on the right. As you see from the pictures below, the genuine USB Link 2 comes in a nice, hard plastic case. The image on the right is from the China clone, which comes with no case at all. The cables and adapter have been stuffed in the box.

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We also then take the contents out to compare. The original device, again shown on the left, comes with the adapter (with all the stickers attached), 6/9-pin long cable, a special USB cable (Which we will discuss more on this later), along with some paperwork. The USB Link 2 clone adapter comes with a HUGE assortment of cables, covering pretty much everything. It also has loose stickers to place on the tool, along with a 3-disc DVD set.

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In summary, the genuine USB Link 2 will come in a hard plastic case and will only come with the USB Cable and 6/9 pin cable. The fake and clone adapters from China and beyond will come with a large assortment of cables, along with multiple DVD discs.

THE CABLE CONNECTOR
So far, not a huge deal. You can save $400, and not just get a cheap plastic box, right? Well, there are many more differences, so lets start with the cables and the connector on the Nexiq USB Link 2. Again, the image on the left is what the bottom connector looks like on the genuine adapter. The image on the right is the china clone.

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In summary, the genuine USB Link 2 will come with a 26-pin male connector for the cables, while the clone USB Link 2 will come with a 15-pin male connector. Remember, Nexiq put an authentication chip in each cable, so how possibly can these clones be doing this? The answer is that the china clone adapters are simply Nexiq USB Link original circuit boards placed in USB Link 2 cases. We will continue to prove this point as we move on.

THE CABLES
One thing that people may like about the China USB Link is that it comes with a wide assortment of cables — 8 different ones. The original only comes with the standard 6 & 9 pin cable, which is used on commercial trucks. The first thing we notice, is that the part numbers are on labels from the China device. Upon inspection of these cables, we find these are all cables for the Nexiq USB Link original, NOT the new USB Link 2. This further proves the point that the China adapter is just an original USB Link in disguise.

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The other issue is that the included 6/9 pin cable from the China clone is NOT the new green 9-pin that has been used in all model 2016 model year trucks. This means that this cable will not physically connect to any trucks built in 2016 or newer. Even if you had the correct cable, we have serious doubts that this China clone is cable of handling the new 500k bus speeds that use this green connector.

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In summary, the USB Link 2 clone from obd2tool with more cables, yet they are cables for the original USB Link. The included 9-pin from China also will not fit or work on 2016 model year and newer trucks.
USB CABLE
The USB connection port is also different on China knock-off versus the genuine USB Link 2. With the USB Link 2, there is a fancy clip on the USB cable to prevent it from being detached from the adapter. On the clone tool, we find that it is a “regular” USB cable connector, like you would find on a printer or larger USB device. On the USB Link 2 clone we received, this cable was actually very difficult to push in, and the plastic cracked a little when we did. Yet again, another reason to stay away from this tool and prove that it is a fake/clone.
The other important item to note is that on the clone/fake adapter, you will see that there is a hole in the bottom. On the genuine adapter, this is an actual button that you would push.

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CIRCUIT BOARD
Now that we’ve explored all of the components, lets take a look at the actual circuit board inside the adapters. Again, we have the genuine adapter on the left and the China clone on the right. Without being a computer engineer, you can see the differences in the boards right away. The clone adapter is actually 2 circuit boards, with wiring in between, while the original is a solid, once piece circuit board. The clone version also contains no Bluetooth chip, so it is USB only.

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the genuine PCB

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the clone PCB
NEXIQ USB Link 2 CLONE STICKER COMPARISON
We also thought it a good idea to show you the adapters side-by-side. In the first view of the front, you can see some noticeable differences. The sticker on the front, while the same size, has the order of the LED lights and also the size of the icons different. Both adapters will show the Bluetooth Logo, however the China version does not have Bluetooth built into it. The genuine adapter also shows an icon for an iPad and iPhone.
On the back side of the adapter, the sticker is a completely different size and much smaller on the USB Link 2 clone. There is also far less information, including the fact that is says “Made in China”, while the original does not.

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SUMMARY
In summary, we highly suggest staying away from the Heavy Duty Scanner USB Link 2 clone adapters. Using a USB Link 2 clone will cause you nothing but problems, and just isn’t worth the hassle of saving a couple dollars. There are plenty of other RP1210 adapters that are priced less then a Nexiq USB Link 2, and are also made by legit manufacturers in the USA. The following is a list of things you can look for if you are thinking about purchasing one:

It doesn’t come in a black plastic case
It comes with more then just the 6/9 pin “long” cable
The connector on the bottom is a 15-pin female
The 9-pin connector isn’t green
The USB cable doesn’t “clamp” into the Nexiq USB Link 2
There is a hole at the bottom of the tool where the cable plugs in
The sticker on the front looks different then it should

Of course If you are a DIYer, the clone is OK for you. But you should have a HQ Nexiq clone. For cheap craps, forget it. You’ll get what you pay for. 100% certain.

Porsche Piwis Tester II Porsche Auto diagnostic scan tool V18.100 Software Installed in CF30 Laptop

Porsche Piwis 2  Porsche Auto diagnostic scan tool V18.100 Software Installed in CF30 Laptop

Notice:
The CF30 laptop is the renewed laptop not the completed new one, if you want to buy Piwis Tester II with a new laptop, we can offer Lenovo E49AL, please contact before-sale service to confirm.

 Porsche Piwis Tester II Main Functions:
1. Read/clear error code, catch data stream, computer programming match, component test, maintenance information consult, components site drawing, wiring diagram.
2. Piwis Tester II for Porsche works with the old and latest for Porsche cars. It is equipped with the Panasonic laptop and original software for the test.Piwis Tester II for Porsche can help you diagnose and program the most new and old kind of Porsche cars. For example: 911(997)(991), Boxster/Cayman, (987), Cayenne up to MY 2010, Cayenne from MY 2011 and Panamera.
3. New Panamera can only be diagnosed by using Porsche Piwis Tester II. Based on current project planning, all earlier vehicle models will gradually be changed over to the new for Porsche Piwis Tester II by the end of 2010.  Piwis Tester for Porsche I must be used for older models in the Porsche workshop until end of 2010.
4. Support for Porsche. Piwis Tester I will no longer be available once the earlier diagnostic programs have been transferred to  Piwis Tester II for Porsche.
5. When  Piwis Tester II for Porscheis distributed, it will contain one basic piece of software. This is necessary in order to start and configure the tester.

Piwis Tester II Support Systems:
ENGINE automatio transmission, air-conditioner, SRS, ABS, ASR, MPL, GM, Original antitheft System,KEYLESS GO system, OBDII system.

Porsche Piwis Tester II Support models:
1. 911(997) (991)
2. Boxster/Cayman (987)
3. Cayenne up to MY 2010
4. Cayenne from MY 2011
5. Panamera
6. Support 2013 year for Porsche car models

Special function for Piswis Tester II:

1. Requires Online Modules: F BCM R BCM DME ELV SRS KEY
2. Bluetooth,GPS and Navigation Function are available. (The customer can buy this function from Porsche factory)
3.Support Key Programming function,cost 210USD per time ( you need consult our customer sevice first with the type and year of your car)