Nexiq 125032 USB Link vs. DPA5 Dearborn Truck Diagnosis

Here, we’re talking about differences and similarities of Bluetooth WiFi Nexiq USB Link and DPA5 Dearborn Protocol Adapter 5.


What is Nexiq?

Nexiq USB Link is a PC-to-vehicle heavy duty diagnostic interface compatible with multiple software applications, minimizing your investment in multiple, brand-specific diagnostic interfaces.


What is DPA5?

DPA5 refers to the Dearborn Protocol Adapter 5, a good choice for diagnosing and reprogramming heavy duty trucks, buses, construction, agriculture, military, and industrial stationary equipment.  The DPA 5 also has selective support for automotive vehicles.


Nexiq vs DPA5


Heavy duty diagnostic tool Nexiq USB Link DPA5 Dearborn

(contact )

Price $269 $675 around
Bluetooth Yes, cheap Nexiq cannot support Bluetooth. No
Operation system Windows 2000,

Windows XP

Windows XP,

Windows 7 32-bit /64-bit,

windows CE compliant

OBDII diagnosis Yes Yes
Coding Yes, but only for CAT & Cummins Yes, but only for CAT & Cummins
Programming Yes, but only for CAT & Cummins

(find programming data yourself)

Yes, but only for CAT & Cummins

(find programming data yourself)

Hardware compatibility PDA, desktop PC or laptop PC, Pocket PC (PDA) or netbook (UMPC, also known as Ultra Mobile PC)
Software capability – Allison

– Bendix

– Detroit Diesel DDDL 7.05

– Detroit Diesel DDCT

– Detroit Diesel Calibration Tool

– Eaton Service Ranger 3.2

– International DLB

– International ICAP, IPTS, NETS, IPC

– International Master Diagnostic

– Meritor and Wabco Diagnostics

Cummins Insite 7.5

– Hino 2.0.3.

– Caterpillar

– Perkins EST 2010B

– V Macks 2.6.12

– V Macks Dealer Pro

– Volvo VCADS 2.35.10

– Toyota Techstream

– Allison DOC? For PC-Service Tool

– Allison DOC For PC (AED)
– Allison DOC For Fleets (1000/2000)
– Allison DOC For Fleets (3000/4000)
– Bendix Acom
– Caterpillar  Electronic Technician  2010B
– Cummins Insite 7.5, inste 7.6
– Detroit Diesel Diagnostic Link  7.05
– Eaton ServiceRanger 3.2
– International ABS
– International DLB
– International Intune
– International IPC v2.02
– International – ServiceMAXX Fleet Pro
Perkins EST Diagnostic Interface 2010

Volvo Tech Tool 2.04
– VCADS /Elite Mack/Volvo  2.35
– V-MAC Service Tools

– ZF-Meritor TransSoft  / WABCO Toolbox

Protocols J1587 / J1708, J1939 / J2284 / CAN,




CAN – J1939/CAN125/CAN250/CAN500/CAN1000
2nd CAN – J1939/CAN125/CAN250/CAN500/CAN1000
J1587/J1708    J1850   J2534
ISO 15765 (Diagnostic CAN)
ISO 14230 (KWP2000 over ISO9141)

ALDL ATEC 160 (160 baud)

Vehicles supported: Trucks, trailers, buses, light commercial vehicles
Volvo Yes Yes
MACK Yes Yes
Navistar Yes Yes
International Yes Yes
Freightliner Yes Yes
SCANIA Will be available No
KOMATSU Will be available No
MAN Will be available No
Package list 1pc x VXTRUCKS V8 USB-Link

1pc x 6-pin/9-pin vehicle Y-adapter

1pc x 15’ USB cable

1pc x Configuration utility CD and manuals

1pc x Quick start reference guide

1pc x DG-DPA5-9OBDII_Volvo
1pc x DG-DPA5-VOLVO 8-pin
1pc x DG-DPA5-VOLVO 14-pin
1pc x DG-DPA5-3-pin_Deutsch
1pc x DG-OBDii-o-Cable
1pc x DG-DPA5-15 USB


In, summary,

Bluetooth Nexiq USB Link and DPA5 Dearborn also most share almost the same features/functions and vehicle coverage, but Nexiq is price competitively, much more cheaper than DPA5. Also, Nexiq USB Link is the NO.1 choice for heavy duty truck diagnosis; it’s the most populous truck diagnostic interface.


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