What’s the Advantage of Nexiq USB Link 2 ?

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What’s the Advantage of Nexiq USB Link 2 ?

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In early 2015, Nexiq Technologies discontinued the “tried and true” original Heavy Duty Diagnostic Tools Nexiq USB Link. This adapter had been around for around 7 years, and was wildly popular. One of the main reasons that the Nexuq USB Link became so popular was because of their distribution. Nexiq is 100% owned by Snap On, so between the large marketing spends, industry trade shows, and Snap On tool trucks, Nexiq has an unmatched distribution network. The other large source of their distribution comes from formal truck dealerships, as Nexiq is the recommended product for various truck manufacturers such as International, Freightliner, and many others.

Compare with NEXIQ 125032 USB Link and T71 truck diagnostic tool , NEXIQ 2 is working more Faster and Powerful. It is the the Next Generation of NEXIQ 125032 USB Link. Nexiq is the recommended product for various truck manufacturers such as International, Freightliner, and many others.

What’s the Advantage of Nexiq USB Link 2 ?
1.Fives time faster than its predecessor (125032)
2.Sixteen times more RAM (random access memory)
3.Supports heavier bus loads on simultaneous channels
4.New Bluetooth module with enhanced data rate to support wireless communication (500K b/s on J1939)
5.USB connector is a more robust, automotive grade quality connector with latching mechanism

The TPMS Tool Kit from ATEQ Corp. consists of VT-55, an OBDII Programmer, charger, software and is now available in a red carrying case. This tool triggers all import and domestic vehicles in just seconds.The kit currently writes to Honda, Toyota, Subaru, Hyundai, Kia and Nissan ECUs. The TPMS Tool Kit displays and stores up to five sensors, and allows information to be printed. The device resets the TPMS light within three minutes.

ATEQ’s VT55 OBDII TPMS diagnostic tool. The best way to turn the tire warning light OFF ! On top of the US manufactured vehicles, the ATEQ VT55 OBDII reprograms Asian or European vehicles (including Toyota, Honda, Nissan, Hyundai, Kia, Mitsubishi, etc) which do not feature a TPMS self reprogramming software.


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Nexiq USB Link 2 Changes

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In early 2015, Nexiq Technologies discontinued the “tried and true” original Nexiq USB Link. This adapter had been around for around 7 years, and was wildly popular. One of the main reasons that the NEXIQ USB Link became so popular was because of their distribution. Nexiq is 100% owned by Snap On, so between the large marketing spends, industry trade shows, and Snap On tool trucks, Nexiq has an unmatched distribution network. The other large source of their distribution comes from formal truck dealerships, as Nexiq is the recommended product for various truck manufacturers such as International, Freightliner, and many others.

We’ve literally sold over 1,000 of the original Nexiq USB Link, so to say we are familiar with them is an understatement. Lets talk about some of the changes that we’ve noticed with this new and improved NEXIQ 2.

The first thing we’ve noticed is that Nexiq is no longer packaging their adapter in the “Nexiq Box” that they’ve frequently used for not only the USB Link, but other products as well. Here is what the original box looked like: Nexiq has decided not to provide this packaging with the new USB Link 2, but I guess who really cares about packaging?

For all its popularity, the original Nexiq USB Link had some serious design issues. The main issue was with the USB connector at the bottom. The original design was very poor, and lets face it, these devices are being used by diesel and auto technicians. To say they are rough on tools would be an understatement.

The main problem is that due to the bending of the USB cord and constant plugging/unplugging of it, the USB port would break off the motherboard inside the device. When this happened, you would have to send it to Nexiq to be repaired. Although the cost wasn’t bad (Around $150), the downtime of 3-4 weeks is what made it difficult for people. Nexiq did go through a couple “fixes” for this, such as creating a USB Link restrainer (shown below) and upgrading the USB port to the heavy duty “orange” style. By using both of these options, it did tend to help the issue. I only bring this up, because the new USB Link 2 appears to have solved that issue. The design they’ve come up with made it so that the USB cable really can’t be pushed around, and it gets “socketed” into the adapter.