Intelligent Dual-K plus CAN <-> USB Interface
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- USB connection for compatibility
with all modern laptops.
- Compatible with all diagnostic-capable
VW/Audi passenger cars from 1996 to current; K, K+L, dual-K, or CAN.
- Detachable USB cable. The supplied cable
has a proprietary screw locking mechanism, but it can be replaced temporarily with
a standard USB-A to USB-B ("printer") cable should it become damaged.
- Modern 32-bit micro-controller and fully updateable firmware.
- Tri-Color (red/green/blue)
with greatly improved visibility from almost any angle.
- 12 month guarantee against defects in workmanship or materials.
- Includes an embedded license for VCDS and thus acts as a "dongle"
for the software, allowing the software to be used and installed on any compatible PC.
Available now, in our store
and from many of our
This interface terminates in an
OBD-II type connector that plugs right in to most 1995 and
newer VW's and 1996 and newer Audis. It is also
compatible with many
1990-1995 Audis and 1990-1994 VW's have the
"2x2" data link connector, click here for more info.
This interface works with all
diagnostic-capable VW-Audi Group passenger cars from 1990
through current, except it does NOT fully
support the following vehicles:
Routan vans -- All years.
These are re-badged Chryslers and don't use VW's diagnostic protocols.
Lambohini -- these require a
Some 1991-1994 Audi TDI engines with ECUs
that communicate at 240bps.
We recommend at least a 1 GHz
dual-core processor with 1 GB of RAM and Windows
7 or newer. Slower computers or Windows 2000, XP, and Vista
may work but are not officially supported. Windows 8. 8.1, or 10 on a
machine robust enough to support the respective operating
system are also fine.
Extending this Interface:
The cable supplied with this interface
is about 6 feet long -- just right for most laptops.
do not allow for passive extension cords!
We have tested many Active USB extensions and have found one
that works. You can order the
16-ft Active USB Extension from our
Store. We do
not sell or support any other brands or models of USB
extensions, if you have problems when using one, the
first thing we're going to tell you is to eliminate the
extension. We sell also a 3-ft OBD extension in our web store that lets you keep your diagnostic tool connected and away from the driver's feet and legs.
If you plan to use a desktop
PC, a wireless HEX-NET interface may be a better choice.
In most cases, interfaces purchased directly from
Ross-Tech will be pre-registered. Interfaces purchased from our authorized
resellers must be registered within 10-15 uses to remain
functional. Registration is accomplished on-line using
a utility supplied with VCDS.
This interface acts as a "dongle"
for VCDS, so the software should be fully functional on any PC you use with
the HEX-V2. However, product support is provided only to the original
registered user. If you buy a second-hand HEX-USB+CAN from someone and want
support, you'll still need to pay $99 to
re-register the interface in your name..
The HEX-V2 should be
used with the latest
version of our VCDS software. The
HEX-V2 does not have the ability to emulate a dumb serial
pass-through interface and thus unlikely to be compatible
with any software other than VCDS.
The HEX-V2 enumerates as an HID device and does not require a
special driver. However, there are some HID power management
quirks in 8.1 and newer fixed by installing a device-specific "driver"
(actually just an INF file) supplied with the VCDS installer.
How to order: