If you own a Mercedes-Benz and are looking to do your own repairs you may have heard about Mercedes Star Diagnostic (SD) scanners Mb Star C3, MB SD C4 and Mercedes Benz C5. In this article, we discuss the difference between C3, C4 and C5 of Mercedes Star Diagnostic scanner including things that you need to keep in mind before you buy a MB Star Diagnostic scanner.
Mercedes-BENZ Star Diagnostic Tool and Software
MB SD Star diagnostic scanner normally used at Mercedes-Benz dealerships and some auto repair shops. It can also be purchased by independent shops. These scanners include the hardware and Xentry which is the software that is used to troubleshoot the problems in any Mercedes-Benz. Original units can be purchased at eobdtools.com which is the official website that offers technical documents, special tool and diagnostic software.
Mercedes-Benz Scanner MB-Star Diagnostic allows you to read and erase fault codes from any control unit in your Mercedes-Benz. With Star Diagnostic scanner you can read the actual configurations in each system, stream real time sensor data, activate sensors and perform SCN online, SCN offline coding and programming.
MB SD C4 is the professional MB Star Diagnostic Tools for benz cars and trucks. It is a popular tool which enjoyed by the market of Benz diagnosic tools.
MB SD Connect Compact 5 launched to the market after MB SD C4. It is the update version of MB SD C4.
What is the difference between C3, C4 and C5 ?
Mercedes Benz MB Star C3 vs C4
MB Star C3: It requires a laptop so that you can troubleshoot your Mercedes-Benz via Xentry software. While on paper it is slower than MB Star C4, it has proven to be a very reliable and robust scanner that is not plauged with WiFI connectivity issues like the Star C4.
MB Star C4 is the popular Mercedes-Benz wireless multiplexers that can connect to your PC via wireless connection. Being the popular Diagnostic Scanner for Mercedes-Benz it works faster, once you resolve any connectivity issues that is.
Mercedes Benz MB Star C4 vs C5
MB SD Connect Compact 5 has same function as MB SD Connect C4 with newer design. The new MB SD Connect C5 with same case as original Xentry Connect 5 multiplexer. Other features are exactly the same as MB SD C4. The new MB SD Connect C5 is cheaper in price than mb sd connect c4.
Comparing the features of MB SD CONNECT Compact C4 , what is the different?
The host communication connection end USES from design, to avoid inadvertently fall in the normal use of the communication port to connect and communication failure, etc.
DC 12 v power supply design/host upgrades to avoid the battery installation/battery voltage instability/host can’t enter the shutdown state, etc, caused by the motherboard and rapid aging of the battery.
The host CPU radiator surface and perfectly fit alloy shell, good heat dissipation effect. Equipment running smoothly, don’t crash.
The host USES the tamper clasp, should to avoid fragile warranty sticker damage caused by the warranty disputes.
Host wifi protected the upgrade for PC plastic shell, solid quality does not affect the wi-fi signal.
OBD main telecommunication lines connected to the host end upgraded to VGA15 industrial-grade connector.
Network upgrade for gigabit connections/pure copper wire core/double layer aluminum foil/woven mesh/silica insulation material. Gigabit communication Against interference/pulling open circuit / / fracture in low temperature.
MB SD C5 Supported System: ENGINE, automatic transmission, air conditioning system, SRS, ABS and ASR, MPL, GM, Benz original security DASX system, KEYZESS GO system and OBD II system, etc.
Lastest version software for MB SD Connect C5 is 2019.09.
Vehicle coverage : Mercedes Benz Car, Bus, Truck,Sprint, Smart from 2000 up to now;Especial for 2015 new models like W222, W221, W212, W203, 211,204,GL166, B 246, CLS 218, SLK172.
MB SD Connect C5 more special functions, such as engineer mode, remove limitations,etc.It can also support offline SCN coding functions.