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The ANCEL AD530 OBD2 Scanner is a combination of both DTC and ABS. With the fast software, OBD2 systems can be scanned and the results can be analyzed and stored in the car and on the mobile phone.
The scanner is an OBD2 (On-Board Diagnostic, or OBD2) device that can read trouble codes and monitor other data. It is really a tool for techs, but can also be a really handy tool for regular drivers.
For instance, if you have a car that is not running right, you can use the ANCEL AD530 to check the engine, transmission, and more. The ANCEL AD530 OBD2 Scanner is also useful for many other automotive uses (such as checking for a flat tire) and is used in most cars, trucks, and SUVs on the road today.
Is it any good? This review article will tell you all you need to know about the AD530. Why trust us? Our unbiased and honest reviews are valued by our many readers and we truly appreciate them. Let’s get started.
ANCEL AD530 Review
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The ANCEL AD530 OBD2 Scanner is an intelligent diagnostic tool used to scan and define any type of problems your vehicle might be experiencing. It can be attached directly to the vehicle via the 16 pin OBD2 port.
The scanner can also be connected to a Windows computer or Android device via an app. It includes a remote speed detection feature.
It also provides a way to store and download any information found in the diagnostic test result on the smartphone. It stores all your system and your car information.
It is also a smart sensor and temperature gauge, which can be used with other Bluetooth devices.
The USB port on the scanner is a multipurpose connector for connecting other devices. The hardware part of ANCEL AD530 is made of bronze with a square shape and robust construction.
The software is included for free to give your car OBDII Scanner the best start possible.
A battery and charger is included. 3 Valves – Pick the right one. There are 3 kinds of valves. Upper, middle and lower. The lower has 2 positions of resistance.
Try to match the positions to the ones that are the weakest (it will help the project). Manual for 3 Options (including Global and US OBD2). 3 Smaller Options (1 axis and 2 axis). Optional Kick Controller. Video instructions of different operation modes.
Design and Features DTC Configuration
- From our experience, it is the easiest and safest approach to get the correct digital speedometer reading.
- We have tried and tried to get it right. No matter how hard we tried, we could not get it.
ANCEL’s OBD2 scanner is a must-have for any car owner, especially for those who like to stay in touch with their cars.
The scanner is equipped with the “Electronic Control Unit” function. You can get some information about the OBD2, like car model number, engine/transmission number, revolutions per minute (RPM), car weight and fuel gauge numbers, temperature, battery voltage, service required, correctness, power steering fluid and more.
For DTC detection (contactless tachometer), a critical feature, we are using “minimized” false alarm functions. The number of false alarms is limited and the time is built in.
The freeze frame function works really well, allowing you the ability to take a good look at what the scanner is seeing.
In one of our tests we performed a leak test to see what the scanner could tell us. The AD530 expertly walked us through all the necessary steps to complete the test and read everything accurately.
This is how it works. All the data needs to be downloaded and matched against the DTC database. Once done, it can be updated using the mobile app. The technical specs are also mentioned in the accompanying technical paper.
Some of the data that will be scanned:
- Analog diagram (which shows current and power readings on the vehicle)
- Battery Charge DTC
- Battery Voltage DTC
- Battery Voltage AT7
- Battery Phase DTC
- Recharge DTC
- Recharge Phase AT7 Thermometer readings
- Vehicle Coolant Temperature
- HVAC Operational Temperature Ioniq Points
- HVAC Temperature Integrated Thermometer
- Point A or Point B (if connected via OBD)
This can be done in just a few seconds and then the corresponding data can be saved to the SD card.
Viewing DTC/ABS Codes on PC Using Software
We have used this DTC/ABS software on all our cars for some time now. It is totally painless to use, and the automatic reports (installed in the DTC or ABS terminals) are absolutely brilliant.
To run the software:
- Download and Install ANCEL Link Open ANCEL Link and open the DTC/ABS system.
- Once you have loaded the software on your PC, follow the next step.
- Highlight the ANCEL Car Data display
- Select DTC/ABS system in the window (i.e. ANCEL AD530 OBD2 Scanner Scanner)
- Scroll down to the dashboard and see the OBD2 code Select the code.
- Repeat the same step for the corresponding console.
- Run the report, click on “Done” to close the report.
- After doing this, you will be able to get DTC/ABS reports of your car on the computer screen.
The main part of the software is the diagnostic software that is used to analyze and store the vehicle information. The battery is required for the connection of the OBD2 controller.
The software in the DTC sensor is retrieved from the DTC. For software updates you’ll need Windows 7/8/10. There is no mac support, but you should be able to connect the unit if you use a windows emulator.
The 2.8 inch display is quite nice. Although a bit on the small side, the information shown is very clear and easy enough to read.
The AD530 comes with software that can scan all on-board diagnostics information that is recorded on the vehicle. This includes DTC, ABS, VDC and steering control, wheel speed sensors, brake callipers, radars, and you can add all of them if you want.
You can input and save the OBD2 ID codes as well. This will help you to determine the issues on your vehicle, whether they’re system related or something else.
All the inputs and outputs of the AD530 Scanner are covered, it comes with four ACI connectors and the temperature sensor is an integral part of the device.
You can use the device without using the ACI connectors if you’re using a car battery that is larger than 12v. Is it accurate? The AD530 OBD2 Scanner is accurate and reliable.
For all of the great things the AD530 can accomplish, there are still a few things to mention about this unit.
Some customers have reported that the manual is difficult to go by. They never said why exactly they had problems with it, but it could be because the manual is translated to English. There is a bit of broken English used throughout the manual, but you should get the gist of everything.
If you have too much difficulty understanding the manual, there are tons of online tutorials you’ll be able to find on sites such as YouTube and others.
We do not know why ANCEL’s scanner software always tries to start a sentence with a “$”, but it does in quite a few units. This makes customers think they have to buy something to get the unit to work correctly.
We contacted the company about this, but have not heard back since the completion of this article.
Not All 1996 Model Vehicles Are Supported
You might want to contact ANCEL if you do not see your vehicle on their support list. Some 1996 vehicles are not showing whatsoever.
Manufacturer's site: https://www.anceltech.com/
User's manual: Click Here
Thanks for reading this article to the end, we really hope you enjoyed it..
All things considered, it is only through getting started with the right tool and installing the right software that you will get the most out of your DTC/ABS scanner.
The ANCEL OBD2 Scanner can handle your diagnostic needs with hardly a sweat. It’s powerful, quick and most of all effective. We highly recommend getting one.