Using MaxiSys MS906 in troubleshooting electrical

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MS906 is based on the Android operating system and is featured with an extensive coverage of OE-level diagnostics at an affordable price. Built with Exynos 5260 6-core processor (1.3 GHz quad-core ARM Cortex-A7 + 1.7 GHz dual-core ARM Cortex-A15), a 32G SSD hard drive and an 8” capacitive HD touch screen, MaxiSys MS906 efficiently provides comprehensive vehicle diagnostics and analysis.

I am a automotive tech by trade and bought this to use in troubleshooting electrical shorts in automobiles. I have used the power probe Autel Scan Tool MS906 in the past but the Autel has one particular feature I was interested in. This has a kinda scope feature that can really be useful when troubleshooting sensors on the fly along with a very bright and easy to read screen as well as a ohm meter it had me curious as to how good it is. So far the MaxiSys MS906 from Obd2tool.com has been very useful and works well , I don’t need a separate meter for certain testing and it has been accurate in testing. I did find a strange operation about it though. When probing a circuit that lets say has ground to it then when activated goes hot , the PS100 shows the circuit go to hot (12volt) but also shows ground as well. Pretty strange but idk if it made to do so. The tool itself seems well built but the cable to me seems a little thin and not as thick if a gauge as the power probe. All in all I think it’s a great tool for the features and price point , I only hope it lasts just as long as I expect or will it fail too soon. I will update in the future as to its durability and operation.

So far i absolutely love it. My fuel gauge worked intermittently and i didnt know if it was the gauge, wiring or sending unit. With this thing you have the option to test the gauge operation. This showed me instantly that the wiring and gauge were ok. It also told me that I had high voltage coming from the sending unit which is an indication its not working. All this without taking anything apart.

Autel MaxiSys MS906 work function better than DS708

As a DIY or an auto technician or repair shop owner it is expected you make wise and guided decisions of which specialized automotive diagnostic and ECU programming tool to settle for.

As I went through the good, the bad and the ugly sides of Autel MaxiSYS ms906 my honest conclusion is that it is best for a mechanic who does not have lots of experience yet in car diagnosing.

MaxiSYS MS906 is an upgrade of MaxiDAS DS708 with added functionalities like android WiFi touch screen, immobilizer key coding, tablet type tool, data logging, read & clear fault codes, diagnose, service, repair, provide all OEM functions and more.  Let’s take a look at those unique features that make ms906 superior to other brands of automotive diagnostic scanners in it’s class.

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Capabilities

This product is a modern automotive Diagnostic Analysis System. Moreover, it has been labeled as the next generation edition of the widely successful DS708. One main advantage is its capability to scan a broad range of automotive related problems.

This range covers for over 80 car manufacturing companies across the globe. Many distinct and unique manufacturers such as Audi, Mercedes-Benz, BMW, Chevrolet, Ford as well as Dodge are all included.

Although Autel MS906 has 2 other versions; MS906BT AND MS906TS, yet it gives the user an opportunity to do a whole lot more than scanning car problems.

For example, this diagnostic scan tool is capable of reprogramming keys if you are in possession of the key code from the particular dealer of a vehicle. It is also capable of resetting many systems from vehicle check engine light to ABS.

I reviewed different types of vehicle Autel Diagnostic; I went through all the pros and cons of each and every one of these tools. I strongly recommend, for small garage owners or beginner automotive technician on a budget the Autel Maxisys ms906.

To summerize this diag gives the technician an opportunity to reprogram selected ECU settings for customer’s automobile. However, the latter feature is solely available for some particular types of models.