Brake-Link makes troubleshooting easier
Oct 1, 2002 12:00 PM
NEXIQ Technologies' Brake-Link is an antilock braking system (ABS) scan tool that simplifies and expedites the brake troubleshooting process for trailer technicians on all major trailer ABS systems and Power Line Carriers (PLC).
Trailer technicians using Brake-Link can connect to vehicles and trailers using the SAE J1587 communication protocol over J1939/CAN and J1708 buses, as well as the new trailer PLC bus using the SAE J2497 protocol. Brake-Link is an RP1210A vehicle-to-PC interface for connectivity with OEM PC diagnostic applications that are RP1210A-compliant.
With Brake-Link, technicians can test functions including battery voltage; the ABS warning lamp; wheel sensors and traction disabling; chuffing, holding, and exhaustion modulators; cycling of brake retarder relays; and retrieval of ECU information. Technicians can also use Brake-Link to view and clear current and historic faults for a vehicle.
NEXIQ also offers a Brake-Link update kit that can be purchased separately. This kit allows technicians to download software updates as they become available. For more details, contact NEXIQ, 6405 Nineteen Mile Rd, Sterling Heights MI 48314.
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