<------------Go back to Muddytires

Roadi RDT51 Diagnostic Trouble Code Reader for OBDII Vehicles with Display Code Definitions, Detect VIN, Freeze Frame and I/M Readiness Status

October 8, 2013 - Comment

Roadi Diagnostic Trouble Code Reader comes with an upgradeable via computer USB for new models vehicles, specifications and updated diagnostic trouble codes. This is for the average guy who does it himself fixer uppers. The unit is very easy to handle, black lit LCD, erases trouble codes and determines the malfunction indicator lamp status. It

Buy Now! $86.99Amazon.com Price
(as of 9:00 am UTC - Details)

Roadi Diagnostic Trouble Code Reader comes with an upgradeable via computer USB for new models vehicles, specifications and updated diagnostic trouble codes. This is for the average guy who does it himself fixer uppers. The unit is very easy to handle, black lit LCD, erases trouble codes and determines the malfunction indicator lamp status. It can also detect the OBD check and retrieve the freeze frame information. The cable is detachable and replaceable. Supports all 1996 and newer cars and light trucks that are OBD2 compliant.

The Roadi RDT51 is a high-end handheld automotive diagnostic scan tool, designed for use by do-it-yourselfers who want/need a tool that does more than just read trouble codes. In addition to reading OBD-II DTCs, generated by virtually all new cars, light trucks and SUVs sold in the US from 1996 to the present, as well as EOBD and JOBD codes generated by cars sold in Europe and Japan, the RDT51 displays code definitions on-screen, detects OBD-II freeze frame data and has memory/battery backup for off-vehicle data review and analysis. Additional features include compatibility with all five OBD-II protocols (CAN, VPW, PWM, ISO9141, KW2000) and the ability to retrieve vehicle ID numbers (VIN) and update the device via a USB connection to your computer.

Everything you need for advanced digital automotive diagnostics right out of the box Code definitions displayed in scanner Multiple languages supported High-end Automotive Diagnostics in the Palm of Your Hand Beginning in the 1980s new cars and trucks began to be wired with a variety of computerized diagnostic systems designed to improve efficiencies, simplify troubleshooting and minimize the need for repairs. These systems produce indicators known as diagnostic trouble codes (DTC) internally, usually indicating something out of the ordinary by illuminating the “check engine”/malfunction indicator light (MIL) on the dashboard of your car. In the 1990s these systems, codes and the hardware connectors used to access them were standardized in North America as OBD (onboard diagnostics) and later OBD-II. Europe and Japan have their own equivalents of EOBD and JOBD. Automotive technicians have long utilized high-end machinery to read and decipher these codes, passing the costs on to consumers, but now automotive do-it-yourselfers can get access to this same information quickly and inexpensively with the Roadi RDT51.

The RDT51 is a digital diagnostic scan tool that accesses your vehicle’s onboard computer via a 16-pin connector located at the end of the device’s cable. This connection also provides the device with 8 to 16 volts of power drawn from your vehicle’s battery. The RDT51 also possesses optional 9-volt battery power for reading saved data away from the vehicle connection. As part of the industry-wide OBD-II standard, virtually every car, light truck or SUV manufactured and/or sold in the US since 1996 contains a corresponding data link connector (DLC) port located under the dashboard (the location of this port on vehicles manufactured in Europe or Japan may vary). By simply plugging the RDT51 into this port while the engine is off, then switching it on and scrolling to the right menu option users can gain access to codes (generic and vehicle specific) related to MIL events. All code definitions are displayed on the device’s backlit 128 x 64 pixel display, ending the need to walk away from your vehicle while testing (full definitions are also available on your computer via the included CD). Some diagnostic codes can be captured as a constant stream produced by key engine sensors, while others require specific engine components to be engaged to produce data, but the RDT51 goes a step beyond this. It also collects OBD-II freeze frame data, which is a snapshot of the real-time data that prompts the generation of DTCs. This can be used to further diagnose automotive issues. The diagnostic systems within different vehicles may utilize different OBD-II compliant protocols as conduits connecting the various onboard networks. The RDT51 supports all these protocols, including CAN, VPW, PWM, ISO9141, KW2000, providing comprehensive analysis of your vehicle’s functions whenever you want it. Additional features include the ability to retrieve vehicle ID numbers (VIN), USB functionality allowing for updating device software and DTC list via USB connection to the Internet, and a nylon carrying case.

Key Features

Highly reliable, accurate and durable diagnostic tool with easy-to-read backlit, 128 x 64 pixel display. Works with all 1996 and newer cars, light trucks and SUVs that are OBD-II compliant (plus a few models from ’94-95), as well as EOBD and JOBD compliant vehicles manufactured in Europe or Japan. Supports all five OBD-II protocols (CAN, VPW, PWM, ISO9141, KW2000). Reads both generic (P0, P2, P3, U0) and manufacturer specific (P1, P3, and U1) DTCs, and identifies and displays pending codes. Code definitions displayed on unit screen. Erases trouble codes and determines the malfunction indicator lamp (MIL) status, as well as displays I/M readiness status and state OBD check. Retrieves VIN (vehicle ID number) on 2002 and newer vehicles that support Mode 9. Multiple language support: English, Spanish, Dutch, German, French. Detects OBD-II Freeze Frame information. Detachable and replaceable 16-pin OBD-II cable, USB cable fitting into the same port. Memory backup for off-vehicle data review, analysis via USB. Device software and DTC lists upgradable directly via USB. Efficiently powered with 8-16 volts provided by your vehicle battery through the OBD-II 16-pin connector, with optional 9-volt battery power for use away from the vehicle connection. Compact design: size – 8.22″ (209 mm) l. x 3.74″ (107 mm) w. x 1.38″ (37 mm); weight – 1.61 lb (.73 kg). What’s in the Box

1-Roadi RDT51 digital scan tool, 1-user’s manual (paper), 1-documentation CD (includes user’s manual, DTCs lookup library, etc.), 1-OBD2 cable (used between OBD2 tool and vehicle), 1-USB cable (used to update the scan tool and its DTC lists via computer), 1-nylon carry case.

One-Year Limited Warranty

Roadi warrants to the original purchaser that this product is free of defects in materials and workmanship for a period of one (1) year from the date of original purchase, subject to any additional terms and conditions included with the written warranty included with the product.

About Roadi

Established in 2004, Roadi is a fast developing manufacturer and marketer of automotive diagnostic equipment and instrumentation for the aftermarket industry, with products in three categories: Code Readers, Diagnostic Scan Tools and Instrumentation. Roadi’s mission is to provide vehicle owners with easy-to-use, affordable options across its product lines, allowing for optimal vehicle performance, lower fuel consumption and minimized repair costs.

Product Features

  • Works with all 1996 and newer cars and light trucks that are OBD2 compliant
  • Easy to-read large LCD display, unit fits conveniently in the palm or your hand
  • Enables you to quickly and easily link to your vehicle with detachable cables
  • Retrieves VIN(Vehicle Identification Number)on 2002 and newer vehicles that support mode 9, reads SAE, generic(P0, P2, P3, U0)and manufacturer specific (P1, P3, and U1) Diagnostic Trouble Codes (DTC)
  • Software easily upgradable via computer USB

Comments

Thomas E. Sheffield says:

RDT51 will save you money RDT51 works great. Found the trouble codes and after repairing the problem reset the codes and the Service Engine Light went off and stayed off. What a great little device.Also shows pending codes to give you a heads up on impending problems so you can get a jump on any problems that need addressing.Very easy to use and hook up.Comes with cables & software to hooked up to your computer to keep track of results and print them out. Also upgradable via PC for new cars and…

Anonymous says:

The code reader work good an show you the code tell you what is wrong . It work for me.

Write a comment

*