The Dealexcel is really a better unit. I have the Actron also it just does the fundamentals including real-time readouts from the OBD II compliant sensors and also soome freeze frame ability.
The Dealexcel obd ii scanner can in fact get into a few of the CAN BUS functions that the Actron can not. Most Wally Marts can get the Dealexcel obd ii scanner with free site-to-store shipping which makes giving back the item a lot easier if you do not like it.
The Dealexcel can also diagnose ABS components the Actron cannot. If I was without the MB SDS I would get the Dealexcel over the Actron inside a heartbeat.
OBD scan works together with any Elm327 chipped scan tool or any scan tool powered with a chip that fully emulates all the AT commands from the Elm327 chip. There are lots of manufacturers of Elm327 chipped scan tools, so theoretically we support any scan tool powered by an Elm327 chip.
However, we directly support the scan tools you see on our main page, because these companies have turned out to be both reliable and supportive. We’re positive about recommending these scan tools because we’ve observed the caliber of the products and may vouch these scan tools are made to the greatest standards. We’ve also extensively tested each of these products with OBD scan.
We’ve created a table of features comparing each of the scan tools we directly support. If you are a new comer to OBD II scan tools as well as an experienced user considering an additional scan tool, we hope the next table will highlight the various options that come with each scan tool to assistance with your decision making.
Let’s look at thescan tool first, since we sell inexpensive tools. It’ll apt to be the only thing you will need to buy to do your own diagnostics and clear your trouble codes, which turns from the check engine light.
Under your cars dash you’ll probably see this style:
If your 1996 or newer car iscompliant (or European OBD, EOBD, or Japan OBD, JODB) you will see the above mentioned style 16 pin connector, called a J1962 connector. Some 1994-95 GM cars possess the 16 pin connector shown above (Corvette’s, Camaro’s, and LT1 cars among them), however, even though it is an , we have an OBD1 system behind it on these 94-95 cars. If you have a 94 or 95 GM car using the 16 pin connector, we sell 16 pin connector diagnostic cables for this here.
Some 1994 and 1995 cars are fully OBD2 compliant and ourallinone scan oral appliance code reader will work fine on these vehicles. Check under your hood to have an OBDII compliance sticker on the 95 and 94 cars.
If you have a GM OBD1 system with a 12 pin ALDL OBDI connector as pictured below, we sell data logging cables for those too.
Be sure you buy the correct diagnostic cable setup for your car or cars!