DieselLaptops.com has just launched a brand new entry level diagnostic kit. The Heavy Truck Diagnostic Starter Kit is a great solution for anyone looking to perform basic functionality such as viewing, clearing and troubleshooting codes. The kit comes complete with a Panasonic Toughbook CF-30, a Vehicle Network Bridge adapter, standard USB cable, 6 pin/9 pin combo connector cable, VNB Reader software, a one year of TruckFaultCodes.com subscription and a Diesel Laptops canvas carry case.
At the heart of this kit is the new data link adapter, The Vehicle Network Bridge by Grandview Engineering Solotuions. The Vehicle Network Bridge is fully compliant with TMC’s RP1210 C standard and communicates with the included Panasonic Toughbook CF-30 via standard USB cable. It runs off the included software, Launch VNB Reader. For quick access, a shortcut to this program is conveniently located on the desktop of the included Panasonic Toughbook CF-30. Once the program is launched, live data is quickly displayed with simple navigation between network maps, emmissions, and fault codes.
Fault codes can be used in conjunction with TruckFaultCodes.com which provides thousands of detailed troubleshooting trees. These troubleshooting trees show step by step instructions with easy to follow photo diagrams. Thousands of solutions are available now with more being added regularly. The annual subscription fee for this service is normally $199, however, the first year is included free of charge with the purchase of this kit.
More technical details about each component in the Heavy Truck Diagnostic Starter Kit, as well as ordering information, can be found below.
Vehicle Network Bridge Adapter
The included adapter is a high performance RP1210C compliant adapter that will connect to any commercial truck. It has a rugged design, and can take abuse through normal shop use. The tool is powered by the USB port, and includes the following features:
- Supports SAE J1708/J1587 and J1939/CAN data links
- Works with CAN baud rates of 250k, 500k (Current standard), and 1M (Future standard)
- Includes the 6-pin, 9-pin, & OBDII cables
CF-30 Panasonic toughbook
This is the same laptop we use standard on all of our laptop kits, even our high-end machines. This is the fully rugged laptop series from Panasonic, and they can be stepped on, dropped, rained on, and abused like no other laptop and still work. These laptops are refurbished by Diesel Laptops, and include a 12-month warranty. This model runs Windows 10 Professional, which means you are free to add any other software programs you would like. Specifications include:
- Dual core CPU
- Brand new 128 GB solid state hard drive (They are fast, boot up in less then 45 seconds)
- CD/DVD Drive
- Wifi & Bluetooth
- Windows 10 Professional with authentic paperwork from Microsoft
- Brand new AC charger
- 12-month warranty
Truck diagnostic software
Included in this kit is the VNB Reader software. This software is a lifetime license, so it never expires. This truck diagnostic software will allow you to:
- Read both active & inactive fault codes. You can then use www.TruckFaultCodes.com to obtain repair information.
- View live data in an easy to read format.
- View vehicle totals and trip reports, including calculated averages such as fuel economy and speed.
- Easily see what your emission system is doing on one screen.
- View vehicle network traffic components, including bus load and speed information.
TruckFaultCodes.com Repair Information
Besides finding your codes, we give you the tool to find all of your repair information on you PC, tablet, or phone. This website is updated weekly with detailed troubleshooting information, and will give you everything you need to fix any possible diagnostic trouble code.