OBDLink SX USB is an easy-to-use, inexpensive, lightning-fast USB OBD adapter that can turn your tablet, laptop, or netbook into a sophisticated diagnostic scan tool, trip computer, and real-time performance monitor.

SX USB supports all legislated OBD-II protocols, and works with all 1996 & newer cars and light trucks sold in the United States. It also supports EOBD, JOBD, and all other international variants of OBD-II.

Consider purchasing MX if you need access to the proprietary Ford & GM vehicle networks (Ford MS-CAN and GM SW-CAN) in addition to the standard OBD-II protocols.

Key Features

  • Maximum Vehicle Coverage
    Proprietary connection algorithm enables SX to connect to more OBD-compliant makes & models than any other scan tool (How do I know whether my vehicle is OBD-II compliant?)

  • World’s Fastest USB OBD adapter
    Enjoy smoother graphs and real-time gauges

  • Read & Clear Check Engine light
    Check diagnostic codes yourself and make confident, informed repair decisions.

  • BatterySaver™ Technology
    Plug it in, leave it in — without the danger of draining your vehicle’s battery. Fully automatic sleep and wake-up: does not require switches or manual button presses!

  • Expand Your Dashboard
    Display auxiliary real-time gauges directly on your PC screen

  • Free Windows Diagnostic software
    OBDwiz is included with your purchase, free of charge!

  • Free Updates
    Download the latest firmware & software to get new features and keep your adapter up to date

  • Peace of Mind
    Covered by our 3-year warranty & 90-day money-back guarantee

Vehicle Compatibility

OBDLink SX USB works with all 1996 & newer model year cars and light trucks sold in the U.S., including all American, European, and Asian vehicles. Live outside the U.S.? Most newer non-U.S. vehicles are complaint with the OBD-II standards.

Check here to verify that SX will work with your non-U.S. vehicle.

INTERFACE USB Port
DEVICE WEIGHT 3.4 oz (96.4 g)
DIMENSIONS 3.5 L x 1.78 W in (88.9 x 45.2 mm)
SUPPORTS ALL OBD-II PROTOCOLS Yes
SUPPORTS SINGLE-WIRE CAN (GMLAN) No
SUPPORTS FORD MEDIUM-SPEED CAN (MS-CAN) No
USB SPECIFICATIONS
  • USB 2.0
  • Compatible with Windows Vista or newer
OPERATING CURRENT 8 mA
BATTERYSAVER™ MODE < 1 mA
OPERATING VOLTAGE 8-18V DC
OPERATING TEMPERATURE -4º to 131º F (-20º to 55º C)
OPERATING HUMIDITY 10 to 85% (non-condensing)
MAXIMUM PARAMETER ID (PID) RATE ~200 PIDs/second
PACKAGE CONTENTS
WARRANTY OBDLink SX comes with an unconditional 90-day money-back guarantee, and a 3 year warranty.

3 year warranty90 day money back guarantee

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Supported Protocols

Legislated OBD-II protocols:

  • ISO15765-4 (CAN)
  • ISO14230-4 (Keyword Protocol 2000)
  • ISO9141-2 (Asian, European, Chrysler vehicles)
  • J1850 VPW (GM vehicles)
  • J1850 PWM (Ford vehicles)

Supported Devices

Android*

  • Smartphones & Tablets (Android 3.1 and newer)

Windows

  • PCs, Laptops, Tablets, & Netbooks (Windows XP SP2 and newer) with USB connection

Apple/iOS

  • Not supported

*Device must be using Android 3.1 or higher and support USB host mode. A USB OTG (“On the Go”) cable is required to connect OBDLink SX (not included with purchase). Before purchasing SX for use with an Android, make sure phone or tablet meets these requirements.

Windows PC Software

Android*

*Device must be using Android 3.1 or higher and support USB host mode. A USB OTG (“On the Go”) cable is required to connect OBDLink SX (not included with purchase). Before purchasing SX for use with an Android, make sure phone or tablet meets these requirements.