Kess v2, Ktag, Fgtech Galletto 4 are the top 3 ECU programmers in the market. Ever failed on some ECUs? Actually, it’s necessary to buy Kess , Ktag and Fgtech all together, especially for a pro. Reasons are listed here.
Why to buy Galletto 4 and kess v2 together?
Galletto 4 work with truck, including Benz truck, read and write ECU via both BDM and OBD; KESS not works with truck, read and write ECU via only OBD, not BDM.
Why to buy Kess v2 and Ktag together?
KESS V2 is a ECU programming tool that is perfect for OBD use, while KTag is perfect for Jtag, BDM and all the Boot application (tricore and ST10).
With KESS V2 you programming directly through the OBD port of the vehicle, while with Ktag (Ktag 2.13) you need to take apart the ECU and open it, after you can make the read/write operation.
Many ECU has the advantage that can be read and write from OBD port (so KESS V2 is perfect), but there are lot ECU that need to disassemble from the car and open and this is the case for all the ECU that need to be programmed with Jtag, BDM and Boot protocols, so KTAG is needed.
Why need i buy Galletto 4, Kess v2 and Ktag all together?
Because non of China tool will cover all cars good and if you buy clone tools, buy all (galletto+kess+ktag) from them, that you will cover more cars, or better to buy a good original tool if you will do the work as a pro, all depends want you will do.
Reference: Kess v2 v2.22 vs Ktag v2.13 vs Fgtech v54 Galletto 4
|Product||Kess V2 V2.22
|Fgtech v54 Galletto 4
|Function||read and write the Data of Engine ECU||read and write the Data of Engine ECU||read and write the Data of Engine ECU|
|Cars and part Bikes||cars, trucks,traktors and bikes||Car, Truck, Motorbyke, Marine|
|Support Protocols||With coverage of all major brands and protocols including Line, CAN, EDC17 and MED17 and Ford J1850||Available Protocols for K-TAG: BDM MOTOROLA MPC5xx||NEW JTAG – BDM – MOTOROLA – FREESCALE – INFINEON|
|Method||Via OBD2||Via BDM||Both via BDM and OBD|
|Update||Update via Hardware||Update via Hardware||NO|
|Token||No tokens limitation||No tokens limitation||No|
|Language||English, German, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, French||English, German, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, French||English, Italian, German, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Czech, Turkish|
|EDC17||work with a small part||work with a small part||work with a small part|
|Additional remark||1) Most customers use FGTech Galletto 4 V54. Some users prove fgtech2 v52 works 50% obd. BDM works ok and work ok with tricore and st10 micros. Fgtech galletto not disappoint them never.
2) KESS V2 has Anti-mediation lock module, it can do new and encrypted cars better than Fgtech.
Remark: no one is perfect, maybe is good to have more than one tool, but much better is to have one good tool.