Kess V2 firmware 5.017 drops price on Christmas Sales: 105 euro. (the original price: 149 euro)
Better price but same HQ quality.
PCB is improved a lot:
1.the left upper corner and the lower right corner notch size is not the same
2.More than buzzer
3.WFs = Infineon, BCR112 NPN Digital Transistor
4.27E = ON Semiconductor NUP2105LT1G
5.6DW = NXP BC817,215 NPN Bipolar Transistor
6.A6c =MMUN2113LT1G / MMUN2113LT3G
7.K5B = BC807-25-7-F PNP Bipolar Transistor
8.Using imported Japanese Murata filter NFE61PT472C1H9L
Why should you have a new Kess 5.017 master?
Compared to KESS V4.036, the KESS 5.017 has been improved a lot:
- 100% working
2. No tokens limited
- No network connection limitation
- with original database
5. supports Windows 7 & Windows 8, not only Windows XP
6. supports more cars & bikes & trucks fully activated
Kess v2 master or slave? original or clone?
It all depends. Kess v2 good clone used be ok for older ecus only, but now also work great with newer ones. and with a slave you will have to rely on the master for your maps whaere as if you have a master you can write your own or choose where you get them from.
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 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.