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13 new diagnostic test equipment for auto techs

New diagnostic tools from 2023

Nov. 30, 2023
From Launch Tech to Autel and TEXA, diagnostic software and tool developers have released a host of new equipment. Here's 13 of those releases to consider for your shop.

When there's a diagnostic tool for every situation and component, it can be difficult to deduce which ones are best for any given shop, regardless of whether technicians need to handle component inspections or check for circuit voltage drops. To narrow down your list, here are 13 recently released diagnostic tools to consider.

The Launch Tech USA ELB300 EV Battery Pack Cell Equalizer is a battery maintenance diagnostic tool for EV batteries and technology that diagnoses inconsistent cell voltage and individual battery cell capacity variances.

The TOPDON TC005 Thermal Imager is a handheld thermal camera that measures an expansive temperature range from -4 degrees F to 1,022 degrees F, and offers a 12-hour run-time.

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The Autel MaxiFlash XLink is a three-in-one programming and communication device that is remote expert-ready to connect with module programmers, automotive diagnosticians, and system experts for tasks requiring OE data, software, or tools. 

The Curien RGTB Run’n Gun Tablet Kit includes a compact 6" screen that is protected by Corning Gorilla glass, a BT5.0 antenna, and a waterproof, shock-proof, and dust-proof outer body that is built for shop life. 

The CanDo HD Mobile II transforms a smartphone, iOS or Android, into a Class 4-8 code scanner that can read and clear trouble codes, log live data, and perform DPF resets and regens for Detroit, Cummins, Paccar, Mack/Volvo, International, Isuzu, and Hino.

The GEDORE Micro Borescope, No. KL-0880-10, is designed to enable quick inspection of difficult-to-access components. It is intended for use on professional damage analysis on engines, transmissions, and intake systems. 

The Blue-Link 2 from NEXIQ Technologies is a convenient and easy-to-use mobile vehicle interface that enables users to seamlessly communicate with heavy duty vehicles for quick access to basic diagnostic information.

The Innova Electronics SDS Inspector, SDS43, is designed with an intuitive user interface and a streamlined workflow for ease of use. This technician-tested device offers a 4.3" display, durable rubber guard, drop-tested durability, and a one-handed ergonomic design with an adjustable hand strap.

The Oasis Scientific Vividia CX-6010M Flexible Smartphone Joystick Articulating Inspection Camera Borescope features a 6mm diameter and 1m long flexible probe, which is covered with a metal-mesh tube for durability and is waterproof IP67.

The Opus IVS CarDAQ-Pro is an all-in-one Pass-Thru device for multiple vehicle brands. The device offers access to live diagnostics assistance, including non-programming requirements through IVS 360 Support.

The FLIR ONE Edge Pro wirelessly connects to a smart device to easily inspect targets that are out of reach or out of view, or it can clip onto a phone or tablet for one-handed operation.

The Lisle Corporation Digital Test Light with Load Tester, No. 28800, is a 3V to 30V DC dual polarity digital test light that can also apply load to get an instant voltage drop reading.

The TEXA IDC5 Software 76.1.0 Update offers new coverage for McLaren and Tesla, as well as full security access for VW groups and full security access with AutoAuth for FCA vehicles.

This article was originally published on and originally ran in the October 2023 issue of PTEN.

About the Author

Kayla Nadler | Associate Editor

Kayla (Oschmann) Nadler is an associate editor for the Vehicle Repair Group.

With an education in journalism and public relations, Nadler contributes to Professional Tool & Equipment News (PTEN) and Professional Distributor magazines, as well as

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