Communications Adapter 3 Description:
Communications Adapter 3 is the latest generation of the Communication Adapter group, and replaces the Comm Adapter II. This is the only recommended communication device for ET 3,and the only data link device that will allow you to properly communicate with a CA engine on dual datalinks. This function is needed for some ET (Electronic Technician) functions.
Communications Adapter III Feature:
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2.Allows communication between service tools and engine controls using various data links such as J1939/11, DeviceNet
(future release), CT DataLink, and J1708 (ATA) vehicle networks;
3.Flash program allows adapter firmware upgrades as additional features become available;
4.Uses J1939/11, high-speed data link (part of ADEM III controls), substantially reducing flash times;
5.Automatically selects J1939/11 when flashing the engine (reduces the flash time approximately 80%, from 14 minutes to 3 minutes).
Communications Adapter III Function:
1.ECM Summary screen lists every control module on equipment
2.Being tested and gives information on these modules.
3.Fast hookup and real time display of systems status. Displays ,readings such as rpm, boost, pressures, temperatures, etc. for Easy troubleshooting.
4.Identifies faulty sensors, harness connectors, and system parameters which are out of specification. Allows customers
5.To help dealer identify problems without visiting machine.
6.Identifies intermittent sensors and wiring problems during Machine operation and keeps a record of each one. Showswhen problem occurred and how often it happened.
7.Added information to allow customer to assist dealer in diagnosing and repairing problems. (Troubeshooting Help is not built in with in the program, you will still need go back to books in order to follow a repair description and steps in each Fault Code display within the program).English and metric units of measure integrated help file to easy learn the "How To" around the software.