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Vgate VAG SCAN VC210 CodeReader
The VC210 Scan is specially designed to work with VW / AUDIS, including those equipped with the newly released Controller Area Network(CAN) Protocol.
Though it is small, it is capable of retrieving same information as large expensive scanners!
This recently released tool is a direct replacement for the legendary VAG 305 which is sadly now out of production.
Features and Benefits
1. Works with Volkswagen and Audi(Audi/seat/Skoda/Jetta/Golf/Beetle/Touareg/GT/Passatand more)sold worldwide since 1990.
2. Compatible with the latest cars that require a direct CAN connection.
3. Reads and erases Diagnostic Trouble Codes (Dtcs) of Engine ABS,Airbags and Automatic Transmission.
4. Turns off MIL lights of engine airbag ABS and A/T
5. Highly reliable and accurate
6. Easy-to-read backlit 2 line LCD display
7. Easy to use with one plug-in
8. Stand-alone unit with no need for an additional laptop computer to operate
9. Small in size and conveniently fits in your palm
10. Safely communicates with the on-board computers
11. No batteries needed-powered via OBDii cable
12. One-year warranty against defects
This scanner will work on most VW / VAG vehicles but exactly which control modules can be accessed will be dependant on the actual vehicle and will vary between vehicle model and vehicle specification.
Display: Backlit LCD, 2-line, 8 characters
Operating Temperature: 0 to 50Â¡Ã£C (-32 to 122 FÂ¡Ã£)
Storage Temperature: -20 to 70Â¡Ã£C (-4 to 158 FÂ¡Ã£)
Power: 10.0 to 15.5 Volts provided via vehicle battery
Length / Width / Height
113 mm / 74 mm / 21mm
NW: 0.25 Kg
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.
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 vehicle.
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.
What good does it do to measure OBD-II output?
Vgate Scan VC210 VW / VAG Group Scanner
- Brand: Vgate
- Product Code: VC210
- Availability: 2
- Ex Tax: £9.99