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ANCEL AD530 Review

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Review of: ANCEL AD530

Product Type: HANDHELD UNIT

Reviewed by: Alex Meyer

Quality of Build

Value For Money

EASE OF USE

What We Like

  • Great display
  • Finds problem quickly
  • Durable design

What We Don't Like

  • User manual needs better English language translation
  • Some 1996 model vehicles are not supported
  • Strange characters show up on the display

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

ANCEL AD530 Vehicle OBD2 Scanner Car Code Reader Diagnostic Scan Tool with Enhanced Code Definition and Upgraded Graphing Battery Status
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LOOK AND FEEL

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. 

ABS Configuration

  • We have tried and tried to get it right. No matter how hard we tried, we could not get it.

CONNECTIVITY

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.

FUNCTIONALITY

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.

Conclusion

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.

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