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Nexiq USB Link 2 Original vs. Clone

Here, “Nexiq USB Link 2 Original vs Clone” will tell you differences and similarities of original and china clone Nexiq USB Link 2 Bluetooth, and help you choose a HQ heavy duty truck diagnostic tool clone at the best price.

Heavy duty truck diagnostic tool Genuine Nexiq USB Link 2 Clone Nexiq USB Link 2

(also called VXTrucks V8 USB Link)

Image  Nexiq-USB-Link-2-Bluetooth-original  Nexiq-USB-Link-2-wifi
Made in U.S China
Price $670 $239
Connection wired or wireless connectivity wired or wireless connectivity
Bluetooth Class 1 Bluetooth;

up to 300 feet of wireless freedom

Class 1 Bluetooth;

up to 300 feet of wireless freedom

Operation system Windows 7 32 & 64-bit,

Windows 8 32 & 64-bit

Windows XP,

Windows 7,

Windows 8,

Windows 10

Update YES.

Firmware update

NO!

Cannot update firmware

Diagnosis YES.

diagnose engines, transmissions, ABS, instrument panels, etc.

YES.

diagnose engines, transmissions, ABS, instrument panels, etc.

Reprogramming YES.

Reduce reprogramming times with direct USB connection

YES.

Reduce reprogramming times with direct USB connection

Mixed fleet capabilities YES.

Mixed fleet capabilities with broad protocol support.

YES.

Mixed fleet capabilities with broad protocol support.

Quick access YES.

Quick access to vehicle data for maintenance or management reports

YES.

Quick access to vehicle data for maintenance or management reports

Protocol coverage  J1587 / J1708, J1939 / J2284 / CAN, J1850, ISO-9141, ALDL J1587 / J1708, J1939 / J2284 / CAN, J1850, ISO-9141, ALDL
·  3 CAN – J1939/CAN125/CAN250/CAN500/CAN1000

·  Automatic bit rate detection for all standard CAN channels

·  Single Wire CAN

·  Fault Tolerant CAN

·  J1587/J1708

·  J1850

·  ISO 15765 (Diagnostic CAN)

·  ISO 14230 (KWP2000 over ISO9141)

·  J2534

·  ALDL

·  ATEC 160 (160 baud)

·  CAN – J1939/CAN125/CAN250/CAN500/CAN1000

·  2nd CAN – J1939/CAN125/CAN250/CAN500/CAN1000

·  J1587/J1708 J1850 J2534

·  ISO 15765 (Diagnostic CAN)

·  ISO 14230 (KWP2000 over ISO9141) ·  ALDL ATEC 160 (160 baud)

 

Compatible Software

(important to read this part)

– Detroit Diesel Diagnostic Link

– CAT Electronic Technician (On-Highway only)

– Cummins Insite

– International – Service MAXX Fleet Pro

– Hino eXplorer

– Volvo PTT

– VCAD Elite Mack/Volvo

– V-MAC Service Tools

– Allison DOC For PC-Service Tool – Protocols Supported: J1939, J1708/J1587, and J1850

– Allison DOC For Fleets (1000/2000) – Protocols Supported: J1939, J1850

– Allison DOC For Fleets (3000/4000) – Protocols Supported: J1939, J1708/J1587

– Eaton ServiceRanger

– liBendix ACom

– WABCO Toolbox

– Freightliner ServiceLink

– International ABS

– International DLB

– International Intune

– International IPC v2.02

 

– Allison (Included!)

– Bendix 6.3.8.0 (Included!)

– Detroit Diesel DDDL 7.05 ((Included!)

– Detroit Diesel DDCT (Included!)

– Detroit Diesel Calibration Tool (Included!)

– Eaton Service Ranger 3.2 (Included!)

– International DLB (Included!)

– International ICAP, IPTS, NETS, IPC (Included!)

– International Master Diagnostic (Incluided!)

– Meritor and Wabco Diagnostics (Included!)

Cummins Insite 7.5 (Included!)

– Hino 2.0.3. (Included!)

– Caterpillar 2.0.1.0 (Included!)

– Perkins EST 2010B (Included!)

– V Macks 2.6.12 (Included!)

– V Macks Dealer Pro (Included!)

Volvo VCADS 2.35.10 (Included!)

Toyota Techstream for car (Included!)

 

Package The Nexiq USB-Link 2 comes with:

·  Latching USB Cable (Part # 404032)

·  6 and 9 pin Deutsch Adapter (Part # 493148)

·  storage case

 

The VXTrucks V8 USB-Link comes with:

·  6-pin/9-pin vehicle Y-Adapter

·  5’ USB Cable

·  Configuration Utility CD and Manuals

·   Quick Start Reference Guide

 


N
exiq USB Link
clone review:

 

– the clone cannot update firmware
I checked into this further and you are somewhat correct, You can not update the firmware on clones so as new software versions come out, they read the firmware and won’t connect ultil you update the firmware. Since you can’t update the firmware it becomes useless.

I asked if the firmware can be updated or if the Nexiq Firmware will install in the clone and I was told No by the Chinese seller, The firmware in the device can not be updated. The Nexiq Firmware Updater will not work and may render the adapter inoperable.

Also for any warranty you need an RMA # and have to ship the adapter back to China, this is expensive and takes a long time so you get what you pay for. The only thing that looks the same is the case and the name, The guts are not the same.
They are lower quality unless you specify the componants and if the adapter or any drivers or software crashes you are left out in the cold with no support from anyone except a call center in china where they have few if any answeres.

I suggest you watch out for people on eBay selling Nexiq, Cummins or CAT Adapters, they too may be counterfeit… Buyer Beware!

 

 

– the clone Nexiq has different Bluetooth symbol and manual

 

I researched the clone and here is what I found out from Nexiq and other sources…

How to tell if you have a clone

The photo below is a real NEXIQ 12503 USB-Link

Nexiq-USB-Link-2-Bluetooth-original-vs-clone-1Nexiq-USB-Link-2-Bluetooth-original-vs-clone-2

The clone has the two case screws at the top facing the same direction where the real Nexiq has one in from the front and one in from the back.

The case that the clone comes in has square corners on the NEXIQ sticker where the real one has rounded corners, The nexiq also has and orange line under the word Nexiq where the clone has a darker almost red line.

The real one has a Bluetooth symbol on the front of the adapter label and the clone does not.

The User Manual for the real one is spiral bound and barely fits in the case, the clone has a smaller manual and is not spiral bound.

 

 

 

– 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.obdii365.com/wholesale/bluetooth-version-vxtrucks-v8-usb-link-blue.html

Having said that, we supply Dearborn DPA5 Adapters and I fully support them, although to-date I have had no customer issues at all related to the Dearborn DPA5 – I have sold hundreds and I use one myself.