Kess V2 (red board) reviews from a real professional

A lot of Kess V2 (red board) reviews and ideas from a real professional @euromod:


… just observe the pcb and random choose some parts on Kess V2 red board , then search them on tme / farnell / etc and also search for the same part on alibaba or similar china site. you will see different markings , labels of the clone parts …. and …. prices

but you already know that , I`m sure …

here are some examples ,

in green fake , SK14


in green fake UL46


in green fake 27E diode

left side , fake 5V voltage regulator,

in green , fake 3.3V voltage regulator. in this picture you can observe also the genuine ST L9613B Kline interface


other genuine parts mounted


genuine Murata oscillator (on PCB) vs fake one


I have on another PC all the comparative photos because I used to rework this units.

…. anyway I will stop here because it`s a waste of time debating on this subject.

if you state that those clones are made with genuine parts (or the cloned parts are working like the genuine ones) I have no problem with that


Edit to update: just search for the parts I posted , fake Murata logo , fake ST logo , fake Texas Instruments logo.

mate , please feel free to send one of those parts via post mail to the original producer and you will have the right answer….

… as with all clones from opcom to ktag I don`t trust nobody and when possible I replace all parts with good parts from a good brand and trusted part supplier trying to minimize potential problems.

you defend the low cost parts saying also that those parts are not illegal …

…. how about the clones build from these parts? are they legal?

on the other hand just do an firmware upgrade on this , and you will see how genuine is ….


and the genuine unit cost 10 euros … (more then the whole cinese opcom , factory price is 2$ if you buy more. they can put your name on the IC , no problem)

the genuine part:




Credits to euromod


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