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27/04/2016

2016 New BMW K+Dcan cable with switch vs. Old INPA Dcan cable

OBD2EXPRESS nowadays release the newest BMW INPA K+Dcan cable with switch and FT232RQ chip, which confused some customers. Here is the comparison of 2016 new and old K+Dcan cable.

     2016 NEW K+Dcan interface   vs.     OLD Dcan interface

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Both BMW INPA K+CAN cables can:
1. Read and delete errors
2. Adaptations
3. Driver programming
4. Applu coding
...
Free Download: BMW INPA K+CAN Software

new K+DCAN cable (US$18.15):
1- new switch

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the switch on this cable to LEFT is for 7 pin, to RIGHT for 8 pin
8 pin for K-LINE communication (old DCAN cables cannot do it) for BMW from 1998 to 2008

2- new PCB
with FT232RQ chip

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the printed circuited board of better quality than the old one

old k+dcan cables (US$14.19):
1- No switch
2- only D-CAN for
- E60, E61 od 03/2007
- E83 od 09/2006
- E81, E87 od 03/2007
- E90, E91, E92, E93 od 03/2007
- E70 (new model X5)
- R56 (new model MINI)
3- Old PCB of good quality
with FT232RL chip

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Customer review - “Warning for bad K+DCAN cable
I can’t help complaining the bad K+DCAN cable I used before. It was burned, you know.
Typical terrible Chinese layout PCB design. In fact it has fresh burn marks on it making me pretty sure an arc from those is what took out the cable. If I end up with another one I will cut those back and cover in hot glue or something to isolate from the FT232 chip. Pic below doesn't quite do justice to how burned that thing looks in person.

The big device they use turns out to be an L7805V voltage regulator. Without getting into reverse engineering their schematic I'm guessing they have something setup very inefficiently so it is shunting tons of current to generate the 5V but I dunno.

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Here's (not much but a little) better shot of how burnt the poor FT232 chip is... blurry but you can see the discoloration...

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Well... Had better to buy a new one.
I must say, I am the lucky dog. Get the great one you see.

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Very fine work, and bridged soldering of 2 pins is intentional.

A successful purchase in China I think.

Ps. The new with good PCB site:
http://www.obdexpress.co.uk/wholesale/new-bmw-inpa-k+can-...

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26/04/2016

Porsche PIWIS Tester 2 V16.7 coming soon!

PIWIS Tester II v16.700 will be released at obd2express. Here is some basic information of PIWIS II 16.7.

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We have tested both normal PIWIS Tester II and PIWIS II Wifi version with Porsche software v16.7---> work no problem.
PIWIS II 16.700 update steps is exactly same as previous version:
1. Please insert the PIWIS 2 16.700 DVD into DVD rom, then choose [Tools- DVD Upgrade] the software will install automatically.
2. Choose [Yes].
3. Click [OK] to update.
4.Wait patiently for around 4-7 hours (for me it costs 6:42 hours to install, via CF-30 laptop CPU: 9300 4GB RAM) to finish update.
5. Tester 2 16.7 update success, and restart the laptop.
If the laptop not restart automatically, you must manual restart it, after restart, the software screen will change PIWIS Tester II V16.700.

Piwis tester 2 v16.7 display:
Porsche piwis 2 v16.7 upgrade preparation:

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PIWIS TESTER II V16.700 installation ready to use

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PIWIS TESTER II V16.700 Version Details:
Release version: 16.700
VCI configuration: 3.5.1.0
Fault finding application: 2.0.0.153
Wiring diagram application: v1.4.0

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Wiring diagram application: v1.4.0

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Newest Porsche piwis tester ii v16.7 will come soon at obdexpress.co.uk

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23/04/2016

BMW EWS-4.3 & 4.4 IC Adaptor for X-PROG/AK90/R270 programmer

BMW EWS-4.3 & 4.4 IC Adaptor is designed to Read & write data dump from EWS Immobilize,it can be working with X-PROG,AK90 and R270 Programmer Without soldering any wires , just on board.

Get BMW EWS-4.3 & 4.4 IC Adaptor Free Shipping only for €50.50

EWS 4.3 & 4.4                   9S12(2L86D)                 On board reading Adaptor

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Package lists: main hardware, longer cable, short cable, small circuit board

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(before reading , please use “ sand paper “ to scrape glue off the circuit in back of EWS)

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Working with AK90 programmer
Must be with the small circuit on reading

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Select “ 2L86D” under AK90 software

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Working with X-PROG programmer
No need of the small circuit on reading

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Select “MC9S12-EEPROM-secured” family under "MCU/MPU” in the software

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working with R270 programmer
must be with the longer cable

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Select “ 2L86D” under the selection of software and select reading “ EPROM or FLASH” as you wish

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http://www.obdexpress.co.uk/wholesale/bmw-ews-4.3-&-4...

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