KEE Automotive are pleased to announce that we have been appointed the
Authorised Distributor for the Vgate range of products.
Vgate SCANTOOL VS890
This is the latest released tool from Vgate (released August 2012) building on the sucess of the MB880 handheld OBD2 Diagnostic Tool
Multi-language user interface, supports up to 13 languages(Spanish, Portuguese, Korean, Japanese, Italian, Hebrew, German, French, Finnish,
English, Dutch, Danish, Chinese).
Application layer fully complies with ISO 15031 and is compliant with SAE J1979.
Fully functional Mode $01~Mode$09 operation.
Supports a large number of vehicles made by 70 manufacturers.
DTC includes generic (P0, P2, P3, B0, U0 and C0) & manufacturer specific (P1, P3, B1,B2 ,U1 and C1,C2,) codes.
Detailed DTC library DTCs are explained in easy to understand words rather than obscure jargons. Online help information is available for 80% of
all the DTCs which shows the probable cause of the code.
SAE J1850 PWM
SAE J1850 VPW
KWP FAST INIT
KWP 5BAUD INIT
CAN 11BIT 500K
CAN 29BIT 500K
CAN 11BIT 250K
CAN 29BIT 250K
CAN_USER1 11B 125K
CAN_USER1 29B 125K
CAN_USER2 11B 50K
CAN_USER2 29B 50K
*** Full CAN BUS support for new cars
*** 11 Bit and 29Bit CAN
*** Capable of communicating with multi-ECU System
2.LCD 3 inch black mask LCD, wide visible area, high contrast. The contents is readable even in strong sun shine.
3.ABS+PC Engineer Plastic Housing passed 6-meter free fall test. Patent No.:200830010963.5.
4.Harmless fade-resistant paint.
5.Rubber oil sprayed housing; slide, dirty, and vibration proof.
6.Passed EMI/EMC test.
7.High quality PET 6-key film keypad. 3M harmless glue
8.CE FCC RoHs Certified
9.Support manually input DTC Look-up
15.O2 Monitor Test
16.On-Board Mon. Test
20.Unit of Measure
22.Read All DTCs
23.Read Stored DTCs
24.Read Pending DTCs
25.Detailed help information
26.Capable of showing probable cause of a DTCs.
27.Up to 161 data items each of them is with online help information.
28.Reset engine MIL
29.This operation will erase all DTCs , freeze frame Data , oxygen
sensor data, and reset IM Monitors and MIL.
Main Unit 190mm 93mm 30mm
LCD 128 64 Black Mask LCD
Visible view 67mm 40mm
Cable J1962 120cm
Package Paper board box
Size 295mm 152mm 65mm
Will it work on my Car ?
In 1996 in the
United States, a Federal Law came into force requiring all US-sold cars to be
OBD2 compliant. Most OBD2 tools are therefore advertised as working with all
cars from 1996.
The OBD2 Federal
Law applied only to cars sold in the US.
In the UK and the
rest of Europe, our equivalent law (European On-Board Diagnostics, or EOBD) did
not come into force, and more importantly, was not fully implemented by our car
manufacturers, until 2001 for petrol cars (2003/4 for diesels).
Due to this it is
difficult to know exactly what European vehicles are OBD2 compliant before the
above dates and we recommend checking with your dealer before purchasing
equipment for cars manufactured before 2001 Petrol and 2004 Diesel.
All Cars sold from
2008 use the CAN-Bus protocol.
What good does it do to measure OBD-II output?
OBD-II signals are most often sought in response to a "Check Engine Light"
appearing on the dashboard or driveability problems experienced with the
vehicle. The data provided by OBD-II can often pinpoint the specific component
that has malfunctioned, saving substantial time and cost compared to
guess-and-replace repairs. Scanning OBD-II signals can also provide valuable
information on the condition of a used car purchase.
Tell me about that "Check Engine Light".
The service industry calls the Check Engine light on your dash an "MIL" or
Malfunction Indicator Light. It shows three different types of signals.
Occasional flashes show momentary malfunctions. It stays on if the problem is of
a more serious nature, affecting the emissions output or safety of the vehicle.
A constantly flashing MIL is a sign of a major problem which can cause serious
damage if the engine is not stopped immediately. In all cases a "freeze frame"
of all sensor readings at the time is recorded in the central computer of the
Hard failure signals caused by serious problems will cause the MIL to stay on
any time the car is running until the problem is repaired and the MIL reset.
Intermittent failures cause the MIL to light momentarily and they often go out
before the problem is located. The freeze frame of the car's condition captured
in the computer at the time of the malfunction can be very valuable in
diagnosing these intermittent problems. However, in some cases if the car
completes three driving cycles without a re-occurrence of the problem, the
freeze frame will be erased.
OBD-II and your car's health
Because of their investment in the equipment required, most repair shops charge
a fee, some-times substantial, to attach the scanning equipment and diagnose
problems using the OBD-II system signals. Home mechanics and small shop
technicians have been restricted from working with these signals by the cost and
technical complexity of the equipment. With the introduction of more economical
and user friendly scanning devices, it is now practical for almost anyone to
access OBD-II signals and use them for their own testing and repairs.
Scanners vary greatly in their complexity. The best connect easily and use
software to quickly and automatically call up the OBD-II information. They
should have recording ability so that data can be collected during a test drive
without distracting the technician driving the car. A system connecting to a
laptop or desk top computer provides expanded memory for data and the ability to
export data to a spreadsheet or graphing utility.