NEXIQ Technologies says its new Universal J560 PLC Adapter now interfaces with all WABCO PLC trailer brakes.
According to NEXIQ, the adapter is field-updatable, an improvement that service technicians on the go are sure to appreciate. NEXIQ has also improved communication performance, which makes this adapter essential for anyone servicing ABS brakes.
Truly versatile, the company says users can connect the J560 PLC Adapter to a vehicle between the tractor and the trailer, or to the trailer alone, without the tractor. The product extends the capability of J1708/J1587 diagnostic tools to support J2497 Power Line Carrier (PLC) communication.
Basically, NEXIQ says it extracts data from the power line and converts it to J1708. Users can use the Universal J560 PLC Adapter with a generic ABS diagnostic software application to detect ABS warning light messages coming from the trailer ECU, test in-cab trailer ABS warning lamps, and test SAE J1708 MID 10 and 11 messages and J1787 MIDs 136 through 139.