Providing Power for Module Reprogramming

When it comes to module reprogramming, there is so much information out there for busy shops and technicians to keep up with. Even if you confine your focus to just the power requirements related to module reprogramming, it can still be overwhelming. Different OEs call for different power needs, in…

Deep Dive – Optimal Reprogramming Support

In an earlier Deep Dive, we dug into the power supply function in terms of what it does, how it works and when it is needed in vehicle repair and maintenance. As a follow-up to that article, today, we’re going to focus on power supply mode for reprogramming/reflashing applications: what…

Deep Dive – How Does the Power Supply Function Work?

We continue our Deep Dive series with a look at power supply mode – what it is, how it works and when it is used. Power Supply function, known alternatively in the aftermarket as Maintainer mode, Supply mode and Steady Power mode, essentially maintains a specific electrical system voltage to…

Flashing, ADAS, Start-Stop – Systems Keep Evolving

This month, we take a dive into three critical areas of change related to the repair and maintenance of vehicle starting and charging systems: module reprogramming, ADAS system repair and recalibration, and Start-Stop systems. Each of these areas are evolving quickly and all have major impacts to the equipment needed…

The Ultimate HD Battery Service Tool

The PRO-LOGIX PL6800 delivers a maximum charging current of 100 amps, to quickly and effectively service the multi-battery packs found in heavy duty over-the-road vehicles, heavy equipment and agricultural implements. It also features 0-100A, on demand, power supply function to provide an optimal environment for module reflashing. Model No. PL6800…

7 Reasons Why You Need a New Battery Charger

We have been saying for several years that, if you own an older battery charger, you should be seriously thinking about replacing it. There were many reasons for us to make this suggestion, but we believe that those reasons have now hit such critical mass that the time really is…

The Need for Clean Power During a Programming Event

A few years ago, we posted an article about the need for clean power during diagnosis and on-vehicle maintenance and repair. This includes diagnosing electrical system components, such as fuses, relays and more. It also includes repairs to electronic systems, such as electronic brake jobs, which would be severely disrupted…