Tips from pros here, about a ecu programmer comparison tablet, incl. MPPS v18, ktag, kess, fgtech galletto 4 or fgtech2… Mainly differs from communication/ protocols. Hope this helps.
So, KESS v2 supports obd2, boot
MPPS v18 works for obd2,Multiboot, Tricore for Marelli ECU’s
KTAG can work for bdm, j-tag, boot
FgTech Galleto v54 4 (or Fgtech 2)work no issues with obd2, bdm, j-tag, boot
So, 3 options are available for OBDII connection: mpps v18, kess, fgtech
3 options for BOOT: kess v2, k-tag, fgtech galletto
2 options for BDM: ktag, fgtech
2 options for JATG: ktag, fgtech 4/2
Only 1 way for Tricore: MPPS V18!
That is why you need buy more than one ecu programmers.
When to buy Galletto 4 and kess v2 together?
Galletto 4 work with truck, including Benz truck, read and write ECU via both BDM and OBD; KESS not works with truck, read and write ECU via only OBD, not BDM.
When to buy Kess v2 and Ktag together?
KESS V2 is a ECU programming tool that is perfect for OBD use, while KTag is perfect for Jtag, BDM and all the Boot application (tricore and ST10).
With KESS V2 you programming directly through the OBD port of the vehicle, while with Ktag (Ktag 2.13) you need to take apart the ECU and open it, after you can make the read/write operation.
Many ECU has the advantage that can be read and write from OBD port (so KESS V2 is perfect), but there are lot ECU that need to disassemble from the car and open and this is the case for all the ECU that need to be programmed with Jtag, BDM and Boot protocols, so KTAG is needed.
When to buy Fgtech 4, Kess v2 and Ktag all together?
Because non of China tool will cover all cars good and if you buy clone tools, buy all (galletto+kess+ktag)from them, that you will cover more cars, or better to buy a good original tool if you will do the work as a pro, all depends want you will do.
MPPS covers MAIN + TRICORE + MULTIBOOT and a wide range of controllers incl. M3.8, M5.9, ME7xx, MED9, MED17, EDC15/16/17, Delphi, Siemens, Marelli, Delco, Sagem, Trionic and many others…
Kess covers all major brands and protocols including Line, CAN, EDC17 and MED17 and Ford J1850
ktag firmware v6.070 with ksuite v2.13 supports BDM MOTOROLA MPC5xx, and BMW Gasoline F Chassis and Mercedes W222
FGTech Galletto 4 is a famous chip tuning tool for all cars, trucks, motorcycles, Marine, BDM MPCxx, BDM Boot Mode Tricore, checksum
Fgtech 2 comes with all Cars, Trucks, Traktors and bikes. New Boot Mode System Tricore Infineon Tricore Sak TC1766, Sak TC1767 *new Infineon Tricore sak TC1792,TC1796,TC1797,TC1767. READ / WRITE New BMW by OBD2 port.