Nexiq USB Link 2 Bluetooth

The Nexiq USB Link 2 is a hardware device that enables service bay personal computer to retrieve vehicle information using either wireless Bluetooth technology or more traditional cable connection. Once configured, the USB Link 2 interfaces with your PC, enabling you to use specific PC applications to perform vehicle diagnostics.

Dependable and rugged, the new USB-Link 2 is five times faster than its predecessor. It has sixteen times more random access memory than the old USB-Link, and it supports heavier bus loads on simultaneous channels.

The Nexiq USB-Link 2 also includes a new Bluetooth* module with an enhanced data rate to support wireless communication (500 b/s J1939). For even more reliability, we’ve upgraded the USB connector to a more robust, automotive grade connector with a latching mechanism. The USB-Link 2 is compatible with a wide range of OEM software applications.

The Nexiq USB-Link 2 comes with the following:

Latching USB Cable (Part # 404032)
9 pin Deutsch Adapter – 1 Meter (Part # 493128)
J1962 Adapter (16-Pin OBD II) – 1 Meter (Part # 493113)
Storage case


Class 1 Bluetooth provides up to 100 feet of wireless freedom.
Flexible configuration supports wired or wireless connectivity.
Compatible with applications that diagnose engines, transmissions, ABS, instrument panels and more.
Reduce reprogramming times with direct USB connection.
Mixed fleet capabilities with broad protocol support.
Quick access to vehicle data for maintenance or management reports.
Quickly attaches to vehicle’s diagnostic connector.
No messy cables to untangle or get in the way with Bluetooth.
Easy portability increases flexibility.
May be used with desktop PC or laptop.

Wired Connection

Using the USB Link 2 with a wired connection provides the advantage of faster data throughput. For that reason, using a USB connection to the PC is highly recommended when diagnosing heavily-loaded CAN/J1939 buses. By nature, Bluetooth has less bandwidth than USB, which can result in dropped messages in situations requiring high bandwidth. You will want to use a wired connection to the USB Link 2 for ECU reprogramming.

Bluetooth Connection

Wireless connectivity provides untethered operation, and that’s a bonus in a busy service bay. The USB Link 2 uses Bluetooth wireless technology to provide wireless communication between the USB Link 2 and your PC.

The Heavy Duty Truck Scanner USB Link 2 is intended for diagnostic use, for example, retrieving trouble codes. By nature, Bluetooth wireless technology has limited bandwidth and latency when compared to wired solutions. This may result in dropped messages in situations requiring high bandwidth.



RP1210A, RP1210B, RP1210C and J2534 API support
Bluetooth vehicle-to-PC wireless connectivity
USB vehicle-to-PC connectivity
Supports Windows® 7 , Windows® 8, and Windows® 10 (all three in both 32 & 64 bit versions)

Heavy Duty Vehicle Protocols

3 CAN – J1939/CAN125/CAN250/CAN500/CAN1000
Automatic bit rate detection for all standard CAN channels
Single Wire CAN
Fault Tolerant CAN
ISO 15765 (Diagnostic CAN)
ISO 14230 (KWP2000 over ISO9141)
ATEC 160 (160 baud)

Compatible Software

Detroit Diesel Diagnostic Link
CAT Electronic Technician (On-Highway only)
Cummins Insite
International – ServiceMAXX Fleet Pro
Hino eXplorer
Volvo PTT
VCAD Elite Mack/Volvo
V-MAC Service Tools
Allison DOC® For PC-Service Tool – Protocols Supported: J1939, J1708/J1587, and J1850
Allison DOC® For Fleets (1000/2000) – Protocols Supported: J1939, J1850
Allison DOC® For Fleets (3000/4000) – Protocols Supported: J1939, J1708/J1587
Eaton ServiceRanger
liBendix ACom
WABCO Toolbox
Freightliner ServiceLink
International ABS
International DLB
International Intune
International IPC v2.02



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