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  Red OBDLink SX OBD II 2 Scan Tool
Red OBDLink SX OBD II Scan Tool with USB interface and free OBDWhiz software


 
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Our Price: $39.95

Availability:: In Stock
Product Code: MCS-SCA-LNK-SXR

Description
 


We are not only an Authorized Distributor of Scan Tool products but also one of their top resellers. All hardware and software is guaranteed to be genuine. We do not sell Chinese clones or products with trial version software. ALL Scan Tools we sell include a fully licensed copy of OBDWhiz.

Overview:
The OBDLink SX
is the perfect entry level scan tool designed for the do-it-yourself mechanic. Despite its modest price tag, it is packed with advanced features normally found in more expensive scan tools. Includes the latest OBDWiz diagnostic software. USB interface. OBDLink SX will quickly and accurately diagnose engine problems and access performance parameters for all OBD-II compliant vehicles. Use the latest version of OBDwiz software on any Windows laptop, netbook, or PC and you have a sophisticated, easy-to-use diagnostic system — for a small fraction of the cost of comparable standalone units! OBDLink SX provides the same core functionality as the original OBDLink in a straightforward, plug-and-play package.

The latest version of the free, feature-packed OBDwiz diagnostic software included with the scan tool allows you to:

  • Turn off the check engine light, and erase stored diagnostic information.
  • Read and erase stored, pending, and permanent trouble codes (both generic and manufacturer-specific).
  • Access freeze frame information.
  • Display, graph, and log 90+ real-time parameters
  • Create custom digital dashboards
  • Measure and display fuel economy
  • And much more!

Premium diagnostic software, such as ScanXL and ScanMaster, offer a myriad of additional features, including access to proprietary systems such as ABS, and thousands of enhanced manufacturer-specific parameters. The firmware inside OBDLink SX is upgradeable, which means you can enjoy the latest features simply by downloading a free update.

Key features:
  • Plug-and-play design
  • Greatly increased data throughput delivers faster screen updates and more graph points
  • Supports all legislated OBD protocols:
    • ISO15765-4 (CAN)
    • ISO14230-4 (Keyword Protocol 2000)
    • ISO9141-2 (Asian, European, Chrysler vehicles)
    • J1850 VPW (GM vehicles)
    • J1850 PWM (Ford vehicles)
  • Compatible with more diagnostic software than any other scan tool
  • Advanced commands to perform enhanced diagnostics not possible with older ELM327-based scan tools.
  • User upgradeable via free downloads
  • Improved automatic protocol detection - OBDLink SX connects with more vehicles than any other scan tool.
  • Smart, keep-alive algorithm helps ensure a constant connection on all vehicles, even ISO and KWP.
  • The large CAN memory buffer makes OBDLink SX the most stable scan tool available.
  • Dimensions: 3.5" L x 1.75" W (89 mm x 45 mm)

Compatibility
:
OBDLink SX is compatible with all model year 1996-2011 cars and light trucks sold in the United States, including all American, European, and Asian vehicles. OBD legislation varies from country to country, therefore if you reside outside the United States, check here to verify that your vehicle is OBD-2 compliant before purchasing this product. If you have any concerns, please remember that we offer a hassle-free full refund within 30 days of purchase.

Package contents:
  • OBDLink SX unit
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Installation CD (includes latest OBDWiz diagnostics software)
Downloads:
OBDLink SX Quick Start Guide
USB drivers
OBDwiz Diagnostic Software
Firmware Updates
STN11XX datasheet


What is "OBD", anyway?
In short, OBD is a computer-based system found on most modern vehicles, whose main job is to keep tabs on the emission levels. Over the years, OBD systems grew more sophisticated, and today can provide access to hundreds of vehicle parameters. The US Environmental Protection Agency has an article titled "OBD: Frequently Asked Questions" which has more information about OBD and its benefits.

What vehicles are supported?


Our scan tools work on all 1996 to 2012 cars and light trucks sold in the United States, including:
Acura
Alfa Romeo
Ariel Atom
Aston Martin
Audi
Bentley
BMW
Buick
Cadillac
Chevrolet
Chrysler
Citroen
Daewoo

Daihatsu
Daimler
Dodge
Ferrari
Fiat
Ford
Geo
GMC
Holden
Honda
Hummer
Hyundai
Infiniti
Isuzu
Jaguar
Jeep
Kia
Lamborghini
Lancia
Land Rover
Lexus
Lincoln
Lotus
Maserati
Mazda
McLaren

Mercedes
Mercury
MG
Mini
Mitsubishi
Nissan
Oldsmobile
Opel
Pagani
Panoz
Peugeot
Plymouth
Pontiac
Porsche
Regal
Renault
Rolls-Royce
Roush
Rover
Saab
Saleen
Saturn
Seat
Scion
Shelby
Skoda
Smart
Subaru
Suzuki
Tesla
Toyota
Triumph
TVR
Vauxhall
Volkswagen
Volvo
Yugo

Some 1994 and 1995 models are also supported. To see if your vehicle is compliant, pop the hood and look for this sticker:

OBD sticker. Image copyright ScanTool.net.

Model year 1996 and newer vehicles, sold in the USA, are compliant by default, and will not have this sticker.

A few words about OBD compatibility
Most cars on the road today, have an OBD-II system and are therefore compatible with our scan tools. Many of our competitors claim that their products "work on all 1996 and newer vehicles." This statement is not entirely accurate, because it only applies to cars and light trucks sold in the United States.

As a global company with a large international customer base, we say that our scan tools work with OBD-II and its international equivalents: EOBD in Europe, JOBD in Japan, as well as Canadian, Australian, Brazilian, and others. In general, non-US OBD legislation lags by a few years, and is more complicated than US legislation. We put together an article to help you sort it out: Is my vehicle OBD-II compliant?

What is a "scan tool"?
A scan tool is a device used to access on-board diagnostic information. Scan tools come in many shapes and sizes, but there are two basic types: stand alone and PC based. As the name suggests, stand alone scan tools do not require a computer. However, they typically have a small screen with a minimalistic interface, run only proprietary software with limited functionality, and cost significantly more than comparable PC based scan tools.

PC based scan tools harness the power and economy of scale of modern PCs, and have a number of important advantages:

  • Large, easy-to-read screen
  • Unlimited storage for data logging
  • Wide selection of diagnostic software that can be easily updated
  • Remote data acquisition
  • Cost a small fraction of the cost of comparable stand-alone scan tools
Our PC based scan tools can*:
  • Turn off the check engine light, and erase stored diagnostic information
  • Check emissions readiness
  • Read and erase trouble codes (generic and manufacturer-specific)
  • Display real time parameters
  • Record data for later playback
  • Plot data in the form of graphs &maps
  • Display customizable Digital Gauges
  • Serve as a dynamometer
  • Provide a drag strip feature
  • Generate printable diagnostic reports
  • Access manufacturer-specific information
  • Do lots of other cool and useful things

*None of the stand alone scan tools available on the market today (even the ones that cost thousands of dollars) can even approach this feature set.

It's all about the software
Without software, a PC is just a box with lights. The same can be said about a scan tool: it is only as good as the diagnostic software that works with it. Therefore, we are proud to be able to say that if you get one of our scan tools, you will enjoy the widest selection of the best diagnostic software.

From the very beginning, we made it our priority to make it easy for programmers to write software for our devices by providing documentation, source code, technical support, and OBD simulators. We work closely with many software developers across the globe, share ideas, and use their feedback to improve our scan tools.

* Additional software beyond the included OBDWhiz is required for some features listed including the drag strip and data logging features.

 

Features
  • Works with ALL OBD II compliant cars and light trucks
  • All of the features of the original OBDLink at a lower price and smaller package
  • USB Interface
  • Free OBDWhiz software
  • 3 Year Warranty
  • Free Firmware Updates

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