How to Configure Electronic Technician to use the Communication Adapter II

In order for Electronic Technician to work with the Communication Adapter II, you must change the Settings to select the Caterpillar Electronic Technician as your Communication Interface Device:
Step 1 Start Caterpillar Electronic Technician
Step 2 Press the “Stop Connect” button when it appears
Step 3 Select the “Settings” menu (or the “Utilities” menu with Car Scanner Tool ET 2001A or later)
Step 4 Choose “Preferences…”
Step 5 Select the “Communications” tab
Step 6 Change the Communication Interface Device to SIP
Step 7 “COM1″ should be selected. This application firmware only supports Serial communications.

CAR FANS C800 – Best for 95% diesel vehicle diagnostic (Bus, Truck)

CAR FANS C800 , released in the year 2008, is a new diesel vehicle diagnostic tool including 35 Heavy duty brands, 21 Bus brands, 16 Passenger car brands, 32 Machinary vehicle brands and 46 ECU systems. Verified to work no issues with 95% heavy duty vehicles in the market.

Look here: Car Fans C800 Heavy Duty Vehicle List:




Passenger Vehicle: Mercedes-Benz, Hyundai, VW, Zhonghua, JMC, GreatWall, ZZNISSAN,JAC, ZXAUTO, DONGFENG, LIEBAO, CHERY, FUDI, GONOW, HUATAI, SSANGY, MAXUS, JX-ISUZU


Engine&ECU: Bosch, Denso, Delphi, Perkins, Deutz, Weichai, Yuchai, Fawde, Cummins,Yunnei, Changchai, SDEC, DCD, Yangchai, Quanchai, EUP, JX-Isuzu, XCE, Kernel, SIDA

 Auto Diagnostic tool Car Fans C800 is confirmed to work good with heavy duty vehicles above:

Identification: Confirmed!

Read Fault code: Confirmed!

Erase Fault code: Confirmed!

Actual Values: Confirmed!

Actuators: Confirmed!

Advance Functions:

Adjustment/Settings: Confirmed!

Function Test: Confirmed!

Special function: Confirmed!

Calibration etc.: Confirmed!

Best compatibility of heavy duty vehicles: 95% diesel vehicle coverage

High diagnostic speed: run faster than 45% heavy duty diagnostic tools

High-speed of power on: start faster than 40% similar heavy duty diagnostic scanner


CF C800 Description and Hardware

1.Product Description

CF C800 is a completely Independent R&D product for Heavy Duty and Commercial vehicles, which be launched in Sep.2016, it is a professional diagnostic scan tool for Automotive Aftermarket.

CARFANS C800 is fully optimized based on the OEM scanner, which enhances the comprehensive diagnostic capability of thediesel vehicle. Some of the functions are based on the advanced technology accumulated by the R & D team for many years, and are superior to other similar diagnostic products in the industry. The main diagnostic functions include reading the version information, reading/clearing the fault code, actual values, actuators, advanced function (special function, matching settings, functional test, diesel calibration) and so on. You do not have to rely on the original diagnostic apparatus, you can provide customers with more comprehensive and professional and efficient diagnostic services.

2.Product Hardware

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① Touch Screen:Display the operation buttons, test results and help information.
② Rubber sleeve: easy to hand, protect the product, to prevent loosening and wear.
③ Power Indicator
④SD card port
⑤USB port:Used to connect the printer for printing. diagnostic connectors to connect the car.
⑥ Network connection port: Reserved.
⑦Diagnostic port: provides power, uses diagnostic lines and
⑧Power socket: power supply, connection with the car or the vehicle diagnostic port without power supply

* When the power is supplied through the diagnostic port, it is not necessary to connect the power supply through the main power port. When the vehicle diagnosis block itself is not powered, it can be connected to the power source through the power supply port.
* The SD card stores the operating system, application software, and data files of the device. (Unless the software upgrade, do not to remove the SD card).


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Software Activation – Cat ET and SIS DVD

Software Activation – Cat ET and SIS DVD

-> Software users MUST be assigned an Activation ID that will license their copy of CAT SIS and SIS DVD
-> After software is installed, the Activation ID must be installed to Activate the software Software may be licensed Online or Manually
Online is the PREFERRED Method
-> Manual licensing forces the user to obtain a file via the Internet during the process

Online Service Software Activation

-> Instructions for the Activation of Cat ET and SIS DVD service software follow the same format.
-> The examples that are shown in this presentation represent the Cat ET procedure.
-> Please follow the same process for SIS DVD.

Online Activation – Cat ET

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Manual Service Software Activation
-> Instructions for the Manual Activation of Cat ET and SIS DVD service software follow the same format.
-> The examples that are shown in this presentation represent the CAT ET procedure.
Please follow the same process for SIS DVD

Manual Activation – Cat ET

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Manual Activation – Cat ET
-> Dealer License Administrator uses DSL to send Manual_Request.xml file to License Security Server
-> Dealer License Admin generates Response File and saves response.xml Response File to Flash Drive or other device
-> Automotive Scan Tool Cat ET User Loads response.xml file Response File on User’s PC
-> Service Software application prompts user to accept the license in order to install the Activation ID onto PC
-> Application is enabled with the proper level of functionality
-> License is enabled for 365 days
-> Manual licensing forces the user to obtain a file via the Internet during the process

Manual Activation – Cat ET

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Caterpillar Electronic Technician Documentation

An electronic copy of Caterpillar Electronic Technician Getting Started is included on the current service tool Install CD-ROM.

To view or print this manual, you must first install Adobe Acrobat Reader version 4.0 or greater. Adobe Acrobat Reader version 4.0 is also included on the CAT Electronic Technician Install CD-ROM.

To install Adobe Acrobat Reader:

Step 1
Insert the Install CD-ROM into your computer’s CD-ROM drive.


Step 2
In Explorer, select your CD-ROM drive.

Step 3
Select the Adobe Acrobat Reader file folder.

Step 4
Select the rs405eng.exe file. This installs Adobe Acrobat Reader on your PC.  For more information about Adobe Acrobat Reader, view the Reader.pdf file.

Trainer runs the service tool in a training mode. This allows you to become familiar with the service tool without needing to be connected to an Electronic Control Module (ECM) or Communications Adapter.There is no charge for Trainer, and authorization is not required. Instructions

Using Trainer:  

Step 1
Select CAT ET from the Programs menu, and then select Electronic Technician from the submenu. The Connection message box is displayed.

Step 2
Press the “Stop Connect” pushbutton. The service tool main screen is displayed.

Step 3
Select Trainer from the Help menu, and then select Enable from the submenu, or push the Enable Trainer icon on the toolbar (if default is set). The Trainer dialog box is displayed


Step 4
Select a product from the Application drop-down list.

Step 5
Press “OK.” The Connection message box is displayed. The ECM Summary screen displays in the trainer mode. Trainer simulates some of the service tool functions.

Press “Cancel” to exit Trainer. You will return to the service tool main screen.


When you are in trainer mode, “Trainer Active” displays on the Title Bar.

To change the product simulated within Trainer:

Step 1
Select Trainer from the Help menu, and then select Properties from the submenu. The Trainer dialog box is displayed.

Step 2
Select a different product from the Application drop-down list.

Step 3
Press “OK.” The Connection message box is displayed. Then the new product is displayed.


To exit Trainer:
Select Trainer from the Help menu, and then select Disable on the submenu, or push the Disable Trainer icon from the toolbar (if default is set).

What’s New allows you to view a list of new functions and major enhancements available in the installed version of the OBD2 Scanner.

What’s New launches your browser when it is selected from the Help drop down. What’s New is displayed in the language selected as default in the Select Default Language dialog box during the installation of your service tool.


To view the What’s New screen, select What’s New from the Help menu

What You Need To Run Caterpillar Electronic Technician

Caterpillar Electronic Technician (CAT ET) is a service tool designed to run on a personal computer (PC) under Microsoft Windows.

All service tool documentation assumes the user has some Microsoft Windows experience. if this does not describe you, please take some time to acquaint yourself with Windows 2000, or Xp before installing your service tool.

The data and menus displayed in the illustrations of this manual may be different from those displayed in your service tool. This is because there are many different Electronic Control Modules (ECMs) serviced with Caterpillar Electronic Technician.

What You Need To Run Caterpillar Electronic Technician

To run your service tool, you will need to meet the following PC Requirements, communication hardware, and cables.

Note: The CAT Electronic Technician should not be used as a standard when buying new personal computers to run the service tool. if you have existing equipment that meets these minimum requirements, it will run your service tool.

MAN cats T200 malfunctions


MAN T200 is the latest original diagnostic tool designed for maintenance of trucks, buses and other heavy vehicles made by MAN. This tool works with original MAN diagnostic software MAN CATS II (version 11.01).

MAN T200 supports very wide range of MAN vehicles due to compatibility with older vehicle models and older diagnostic protocols and due to compatibility with vehicles equipped with CAN BUS diagnostic system. T200 helps you maintain almost all MAN vehicles at your workshop. Suitable for large MAN services and small workshops. T200 comes in kit with necessary cables, notebook PC and original diagnostic software (installed on PC).

Heavy Duty Diagnostic MAN cats T200 malfunctions, which repair malfunctions in the brains, how to repair failures, parts numbers and locations on parts of MAN vehicles, how to find out what way should be taken when problems are encountered, and how to exchange information about the problem in the vehicle with this description detection device is a unique and unique product designed for use in MAN vehicles for services in accordance with the instructions sent by car.

Languages Supported: German, English, French, Spanish, Italian, Norwegian, Finnish, Portuguese, Danish, Dutch, Polish, Russian, Croatian, Turkish, Romanian, Greek, Czech, Swedish, Hungarian, Slovenian, Chinese, Korean, Bulgarian. Supported systems



1. Open used for connection network adapter properties, then “Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4)” properties, then enter for “IP address” and for “Subnetmask”.

2. If VMware is installed, open Virtual Network Editor and disconnect from the host any adapters with Subnet Address

3. Open C:\EDIABAS\BIN\EDIABAS.INI with Notepad and check for “Port = 6801” in TCP settings.


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4. Connect car with ICOM to PC.


5. Now run BMW Rheingold ISTA using shortcut in start menu and wait until it boots, then press settings button.

6. Select “VCI Config” tab and “HO-ICOM/ENET local and ISIS network”, then “OK”.

7. Go “Operations”, then “Read Out Vehicle Data” and “Complete Identification”.


8. Select your BMW Diagnsotic Tool from the list and press “Set up connection”button.


New Available Bluetooth Cat3 CAT Caterpillar ET Diagnostic Adapter III 2015A Heavy Duty Truck Scanner

Latest Caterpillar CAT ET 2017A Electronic Technician  P/N 317-7485 CAT3 Professional Heavy Duty Truck Diagnostic Tool New Available!!


CAT Caterpillar ET Diagnostic Adapter III is the latest generation of the Communication Adapter group, and replaces the Heavy Duty Diagnostic  Comm Adapter II. This is the only recommended communication device for et 3,and the only datalink 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.

CAT Communications Adapter III Feature:
1. WiCaterpillar Communication Adapter3
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).

CAT ET Diagnostic Tool CAT ET 3 III Bluetooth function:
-Display “Logged Event Codes” to show engine over speeds,High temperatures, fuel consumption, etc.
-View ECM\’s current configuration and change user settings
-Perform diagnostic tests and calibrations, and calibrate
-Electro-mechanical and electro-hydraulic components
-Context sensitive help leads operator through every task ET can perform
-Data Logger and Data Log Viewer allows recording of ECM signals for delayed troubleshooting capability.

CAT ET 3 Wireless Adapter III truck diagnostic tool 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. provide best quality CAT Communications Adapter III with laptop. You can get it to work when you receive the package. Our engineer will activation the software for you, it is very convenience and easy to use.

INLINE 6 Datalink Adapter

Are you tired of trying to get a handle on all the vehicle data link adapter options available that are costly, unreliable, and serve only particular engine makes and service tool software applications? Cummins has introduced a new data link adapter that is fully compliant with TMC’s RP1210 standard, and has been designed and environmentally tested to Cummins standards to be rugged and reliable. We are pleased to offer you more for less.

Meet the Cummins INLINE 6 Data Link Adapter. This new adapter is now the only genuine Cummins product on the market and is the only adapter available that Cummins certifies to be 100% compatible with all features of the latest Cummins ECMs and software applications. The INLINE 6 can communicate with your PC through a 9-pin serial connector. The INLINE 6 also can communicate with your PC over a Universal Serial Bus (USB) through a 4-pin standard connector. The INLINE 6 adapter connects to vehicle power, the SAE J1708/J1587 data link, and two CAN/J1939 data links via a 25-pin serial connector.

With full compliance to the Technology and Maintenance Council’s RP1210 standard, the INLINE 6 will work with the latest Cummins INSITE, PowerSpec, and Calterm III software applications. It will also work with any other software applications that are fully compliant with the RP1210 standard (note that while some non-Cummins applications fully support RP1210, others do not, so you should test each application in question with the INLINE 6 adapter to make that determination).

Cummins has become the innovator and technology leader in data link adapters and service tools for diesel engines. The eye-catching INLINE 6 breaks new ground by utilizing the latest electronic technology to deliver high performance and high quality at an attractive price. If you ever use data link adapters to download new calibrations to ECMs, you really should be taking advantage of the high-speed communications capabilities inherent in the new Cummins INLINE 6 adapter. So why waste your time and money on more expensive, inferior products that are not fully-compatible with Cummins software? Check out the entire family of INLINE products by selecting from the Products menu above.

Each Cummins INLINE kit contains a data link adapter, basic cables, and the INLINE PC software driver. Load the software driver, connect all the hardware, and you are ready to start a new era in data link adapters.

INLINE 6 Features

1.  Supports SAE J1708/J1587 and J1939/CAN data links
2.  Both CAN ports auto detect between 250 & 500 kbps
3.  Supports USB full speed port at up to 2M baud rate
4.  Custom USB cable includes thumbscrews for secure mounting to INLINE 6
5.  Supports RS-232 PC serial port at up to 115.2k baud rate
6.  Is fully compliant with TMC’s RP1210 standard
7.  Small enough to fit in pocket
8.  Attractive black powder coated aluminum housing provides ruggedness
9.  Derives 8 V to 50 V DC power from vehicle
10.  Controlled by advanced 140 MHz 32-bit Freescale processor for maximum speed and performance
11.  Internal Flash memory allows firmware upgradeability
12.  Includes 6 LEDs to indicate status of power, USB, RS-232, J1708/J1587, and two CAN communication ports
13.  Both CAN ports support SAE J1939, SAE J2534, and ISO 15765 protocols
14.  INLINE 6 is certified to meet European CE requirements
15.  Rated for -40? to +85? C operating temperature
16.  INLINE 6 meets rigorous Cummins in-cab environmental test requirements

INLINE 6 product kit (P/N 2892092) includes:

1.    INLINE 6 data link adapter (P/N 2892093)
2.    USB 14-foot cable (P/N 2892176)*
3.    DB25F/9-pin data link cable (P/N 4919780)
4.    DB25F/3-pin/2-pin/2-pin cable (P/N 3165141)
5.    INLINE 6 software CD (P/N 2892095)
6.    Storage case (P/N 4918713)
7.    Protective boot (P/N 2892096)
8.    J1939 Gender Changer adapter (P/N 3163597)**
9.    J1939 Backbone adapter (P/N 3163096)**

*P/N 2892176 replaced the 9-foot cable (P/N 2892094). If you need the 14-foot cable, it is available for sale separately.
**These two part numbers were not in the original kit. They are available for sale separately, if needed.

Optional cables

1.    DB25F/3-pin/3-pin/2-pin cable (P/N 4919797)
2.    DB25/OBD II cable (P/N 4919781)
3.    DB9F/DB9M 6 ft. cable (P/N 4918418)
4.    DB25F/6-pin data link cable (P/N 3165160)