SPX OTC Ready Scan is a low cost diagnostic tool that visually and audibly indicates when a vehicle's readiness monitors have been reset. Designed as a post-repair diagnostic tool that informs the driver performing the drive cycle under normal driving conditions when the readiness monitors have been reset to a Ready position.
- Connects to the vehicle’s DLC / OBD II Connector Port (generally under the dash)
- Has bright Green and Red LED's quickly display readiness status
Green LED = Vehicle is Ready
Red LED = Tool is communicating with vehicle
- Provides an audible tone sounds for 2 seconds, every 5 minutes when vehicle becomes ready
- Has a factory set readiness criteria default set to all but one (1) monitor not ready as long as it is not the catalytic converter. This criteria enables the vehicle to be ready for a retest of a state required OBD II test.
Features & Benefits:
- Easy to install - simply plug the device into the vehicle's DLC / OBD II connector
- Tool will display status via Red and Green LED's in 15 seconds. Green = Ready
- Built in speaker produces a 2 second tone every 5 minutes when vehicle becomes ready
- Compact size, 3 < x 1 > x 1 in. Safely fits under dash into DLC / OBD II Connector Port
- Self-powered - the tool shuts itself off when the vehicle is not running
- Tool is CAN protocol compliant
- Rugged polycarbonate housing has molded grips and OTC Logo
- Tool confirms power and ground are operational at DLC / OBD II connector
- Tool also confirms serial communication is operational at DLC / OBD II Connector
- Tool has future update capability allowing configurability to state specific readiness criteria
- 1 year warranty
- OTC Branded, assembled in USA
- Tool is serialized - great for recording who has the tool checked out of the repair facility
- Patent Pending
What is Readiness?
Readiness is a description of status of certain components and/or sub-systems within the framework of OBD II. The vehicle checks OBD II sub-systems either continuously or once per driving cycle, confirming the monitors are either Ready or Not Ready.
After emission related repairs have been performed, DTC's (Diagnostic Trouble Codes) have been cleared or the battery has been disconnected, the status of each monitor is reset to a Not Ready status. A drive cycle must be performed to reset the monitors to a Ready status.
What is Drive Cycle?
A drive cycle is a series of specific vehicle operating conditions that establish "enabling criteria" required for each emission related diagnostic monitor to reach a Ready status. A drive cycle resets the monitors to Ready. Drive cycles are generally vehicle specific and consider variables such as speed, engine temperature, and fuel level as enabling criteria.
The emission related monitors must be reset to pass a state OBD II test, also if the monitors are not reset, the repair facility risks return by an unhappy customer because the repair was not confirmed by the OBD II system; it did not reset the monitors to Ready.
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