I have been a Ford Master Technician for 30 years and used about every brand diagnostic scanner over the years and this one is hands down the best and most universal scanner I have used to date! Never once have I had an issue with the Blue Tooth connection between the scanner and the VCM II unlike what we use at Ford. Programs keys perfectly, bi-directional controls work flawless and is very fast processing of live data….WAY faster than Snap On Versus and the software especially for Ford is almost identical to Fords software with the IDS we use at the dealership…I actually prefer my Autel over the IDS now.
Autel Scanner would not connect with some vehicles, then with all vehicles. This cable solved the issues, and now all is well. As the site says, have a spare on hand. It will keep you from being out of the game and it is the common failure point due to USER “use” (or abuse…LOL)
The scanner can be charged with the charge cable or you can plug the charge cable into the stand and then simply set the scanner in and out of the stand as needed and it stays charged when docked between uses. I have it set up on my shops WiFi and it lets me know when there are updates and they update often which I also like.
The Autel MaxiSYS Elite can also be used as a tablet, has great resolution and does everything Snap On’s scanners do for a fraction of the price!
This is a nice heavy unit, not cheap and doesn’t feel cheap in your hands, comes with about every adapter you could ever need foreign and domestic for PCM hook up and can be easily expanded for oscilloscope and other options.
It is an amazing product, I would to thank to the people that helped me with my scanner I really appreciate it. The Professional Diagnostic Tool works very well and I’m happy with it. My only complaint is that I didn’t try one much sooner!!!