POS Service Holland is proud to announce the arrival of two innovative, handheld alternator testers from Motoplat.
The Motoplat VC-series starts with the VC-11R “on-car” alternator tester. After connecting the VC-11R to the alternator, the tester automatically starts to identify the control system, allowing technician’s to start testing the alternator, as well as receive the commands from - and to - the car’s ECU and wiring harness.
This handheld on-car alternator tester tests all modern computer controlled alternators, even those with start/stop technology. “Modern” alternators can’t be diagnosed with a regular voltage meter. The VC-11R can diagnose an alternator that is communicating with the ECU of the car. The tester is a portable, easy to use device, perfect for workshops, diagnostic stations, authorised service stations and rebuilders.
The VC-11R is the world’s only tester that allows you to read the commands demanded by the ECU and also send commands to the regulator.
Meanwhile, the VC-15W alternator tester is also a portable and easy to use device, used by car garages, diagnostic stations, authorised service stations and rebuilders. It allows technicians to diagnose an alternator that is communicating with the ECU of the car, even when it’s still mounted or to be used in combination with all conventional test benches.
While it can be used directly on the car, it can also work in combination with a conventional tester. This tester will automatically start to identify the alternator’s control system.
The ECU communication systems found in all cars made since 2002 are either LIN (Local Interconnect Network) or BSS (Bit Synchronous Single-wire). Earlier Ford and GM models used PWM (Pulse Width Modulation) systems – all of which can be handled by Motopart’s VC Series.
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