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13/09/2017

Genuine vs Clone Nexiq USB Link 2

I have the original Nexiq USB Link 2 and the clone.  Nexiq USB Link 2 genuine and the clone, any difference? 

Many talks about differences of Nexiq the original and clone. I have the original Nexiq USB Link 2 and the clone. Here share something with you all. Hope it helps.

 

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 China comes 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.

the genuine PCBNexiq-USB-Link-2-Bluetooth-genuine-pcb

the clone PCB

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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 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.

 

Be careful to buy a Nexiq clone off

 

I have had several people having issues with all the lights blink and they can not connect any more, you can not get warranty on Chinese clones so you are out of luck. Also Chinese clones are made with much lower quality than the real Nexiq.

I have had so many support issues that ended up being bad Chinese Nexiq adapters that I warn customers that if they have a Chinese adapter, they are on their own, I don’t support them and Nexiq won’t warranty them. Be Very careful who you buy a Nexiq off of. TRVideo is a supplier of the real Nexiq and has great support so that is the only source I recommend (Truck Parts Today)

http://www.obdexpress.co.uk/wholesale/nexiq2-usb-link-sof...
I have used it to program a new chip. Success.

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Source:

http://www.obdexpress.co.uk/service/genuine-vs-clone-nexi...

11/09/2017

Vxdiag Vcx Nano download FREE with reviews (09.2017)

Latest update at  Sept.11th,2017,Free download Allscanner Vxdiag Vcx Nano diagnostic software the latest version for Honda, Ford, Mazda, VAG, Subaru, GM, Jaguar and Land Rover. And Vxdiag Vcx Nano reviews of OK and K.O. experience for you.

 Part 1: Vxdiag Vcx Nano software download

 

 

 

 

FORD IDS V100 EN/CN

Ford IDS 106 EN

 

 

Mazda IDS 106.00.exe 485.1 MB

 

 

 

GM Tech2Win16.02.24.rar 138.9 MB

GM GDS2 VM.iso 3.95 GB

 

 

2016.4 Subaru SSM.iso 1.95 GB

 

 

JLR SDD software

JLR SDD patch.rar 47.4 MB

 

 

ODIS Service 4.1.3

ODIS-S 3.03

VAS-PC V19 EN5054.rar 3.48 GB

 

 

 

Part 2: Vxdiag Vcx Nano best price

 

Vxdiag Vcx Nano for sale:

 

 

 

Part 3: VXDIAG VCX Nano reviews

 

 

VXDIAG VCX Nano Mazda Review:

 

The VCX Nano I took apart seems to be a custom design to emulate in hardware part of the hardware/software of the VCM II but the driver is most important too. I did not take pictures but gently peeling down the stickers reveals 4 screws. Once inside it is a very simple board with a ST micro cortex M4 STM32F4 Series based micro controller doing the work. The FT serial to usb chip-set and some caps and a space that was blank for I assume either the WIFI or Bluetooth module. I googled the device and did see a Russian site where a guy took apart a VW version and it had more chips and and older generation micro-controller.

Soldering looks like reasonable quality surface mount and no hand work or redo's.

 

Vxdiag vcx nano gm review:

I have one oof these, You need a 64bit version of windows to run the GDS system on VMware, it's already supplied as a VM machine, the Tis software works perfect under windows (not VM) comes with installer

I haven't have any problems, I use the USB facility although it does have wifi also

 

 

VXDIAG Vcx Nano Ford Review:

 

VXDIAG VCX NANO is the same as VCM2 with a single board (which is very bad clone of VCM2).

 

By satria_wr

Vehicle: 2014 Ford Ecosport 1.5L Ti-VCT 110hp

 

 

My clone vcm2 was able to update the module online.

The single board is known to brick module since it doesn't have complete chip on it.

 

By Automate

Vehicle: 2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid

 

 

The VCX Nano I took apart seems to be a custom design to emulate in hardware part of the hardware/software of the VCM II but the driver is most important too. I did not take pictures but gently peeling down the stickers reveals 4 screws. Once inside it is a very simple board with a ST micro cortex M4 STM32F4 Series based micro controller doing the work. The FT serial to usb chip-set and some caps and a space that was blank for I assume either the WIFI or Bluetooth module. I googled the device and did see a Russian site where a guy took apart a VW version and it had more chips and and older generation micro-controller.

Soldering looks like reasonable quality surface mount and no hand work or redo's.

 

By stvkram

Vehicle: 2003 Mazda 6 3.0 V6 220hp

 

 

I test this tool, i buy the wifi version. Ford/GM/Toyota/VW/JagLR all works with wifi or usb connection :D

 

By satria_wr

Vehicle: 2014 Ford Ecosport 1.5L Ti-VCT 110hp

 

 

I own VXDIAG VCX Nano WiFi. I use IDS v103.xx fine without issue. Latest update of VXDiag gives it a better stability when doing programming.

 

Tony Back

Vehicle: Ford Focus

 

 

Well, I just took the chance and bought one.

Couldn't figure out how to get WiFi working on it, so I installed the driver

for USB and used USB instead.

Forscan detected it as J2534, and no errors was reported.

It didn't find as many modules as my Vlink adapter does, but it had

the same missing fuel trims for bank 2 for my Scorpio 24V  ;)

 

One hurdle with this device though - it is almost impossible to connect it

to the Scorpio, because the plug is a bit hidden, and this device is very big.

Anyone buying it should consider, if a small OBD2 extension cable is needed too.

 

By Yoda

Vehicle: Scorpio 2,9 24V 207HK 1997

 

 

I can add that regarding the VCX Nano for ford/mazda, I took mine apart and no bluetooth module is present. The bluetooth capabilities advertised on the main Allscanner site it not accurate. I can not speak for the WIFI version but I have the usb version and have used it with my 2003 Mazda 6 V6 and AFTER installing the "pass-thru" driver (J2534) it works perfectly and fast with FORSCAN.

 

By stvkram

Vehicle: 2003 Mazda 6 3.0 V6 220hp

 

 

Full chip high quality VCM II (SP177-C) is much better than VXDIAG NANO.

But be careful programming!

 

By ipy1975

Vehicle: 2015 Ford Mustang GT 5.0L V8

 

 

08/09/2017

How to download & save ecu data in CAN CLiP Renault

Can i download and save Renault ecu data in CAN CLIP interface?

It should be YES.

 

So, how to do that? Here you go.

 

– You need another cable for that.

 

– Use ren k line tool (Google search this from immotools) or kess v2mpps, etc

 

– i have some experience with s3000 which is on petrol models after 2003 inc 2.0t sport on megane version and read manually by mpps .

i resolder obd and give 14v supply to the ecu and the mpps v12 (chinees clone) but always use supply over +13v cause the interface burning the can chip

 

– It is possible, command name SC003, look here the picture from Dialogys e.g. DCM12 saving datas before replacing the ecu :

canclip-save-ecu-data-commandeSC003

An other photo for V42 petrol injection

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There are some ecus SC003 possible >> diesel DCM12, DCM34 , petrol V42 <<

also some SC003 not implemented >> petrol EMS 3132, SIM32

So finding that command depends on the ecu, diesel have, petrol might not have.