OBDLink EX is an affordable, user-friendly, professional-grade OBD adapter designed from the ground up to take full advantage of all of the features of the FORScan software for Windows. In turn, FORScan takes advantage of exclusive OBDLink functionality. FORScan team recommends EX for its connection reliability, lightning-fast data transfer speed, and support of the proprietary Ford CAN buses.

OBDLink EX can access 100% of Ford ECUs and get access to more functions than the official Ford dealer scan tool. You read that right: FORScan has capabilities that are locked out in the proprietary software used at Ford dealerships.

Electronic switching allows access to advanced functions such as simultaneously reading parameters from ECUs on different CAN networks and initializing some modules (e.g., “Remote Keyless Entry and Start”). OBDLink switches seamlessly between HS-CAN, MS-CAN, and J1850 Ford networks. “No switch” means no worries about messing things up if you accidentally transmit on the wrong network.

Consider purchasing MX or MX+ if you need access to the proprietary GM vehicle networks (GM SW-CAN). 

Key Features

  • Custom-Designed for FORScan
    OBDLink EX is recommended by the FORScan team
  • Dealership-level Diganostics
    OBDLink EX supports all Ford protocols, modules, and advanced features of FORScan
  • Electronic Switching
    Electronic switch allows FORScan to access all CAN buses simultaneously and enables advanced functions not possible with “toggle switch” adapters
  • Maximum Throughput
    Up to 20 times faster than “toggle switch” adapters
  • Rock-Solid Connection
    Avoids data corruption and dropped packets
  • Maximum Vehicle Coverage
    Proprietary connection algorithm enables EX 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
  • 24 Volt Compatible
    Safe to use on 12V or 24V systems
  • 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 EX 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 compliant with the OBD-II standards.

Check here to verify that EX 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) Yes
USB SPECIFICATIONS
  • USB 2.0
  • Compatible with Windows Vista or newer
DLC OPERATING CURRENT 6.5 mA @12V
BATTERYSAVER™ MODE < 1 mA
OPERATING VOLTAGE 8-30V DC
24 VOLT SYSTEMS Yes
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
  • OBDLink EX adapter
  • Quick Start Guide
WARRANTY OBDLink EX comes with an unconditional 90-day money-back guarantee, and a 3 year warranty.

 

3 year warranty90 day money back guarantee

OBDLink Feature Comparison

  MX+ MX
Bluetooth
LX
Bluetooth
EX
USB
SX USB
Free OEM Add-Ons        
Supports all OBD-II protocols
Supports Single-Wire CAN (GMLAN)      
Ford Medium-Speed CAN (MS-CAN)    
Bluetooth c3.0 Interface    
USB Interface      
BatterySaver sleep mode
Works with all Android devices    
Works with all Apple (iOS) devices        
Works with all Windows devices
Free OBDLink mobile app    
Free OBDwiz PC software
Hacker-proof security mechanism
3-year manufacturer warranty

Windows PC Software

*Device must be using Android 4.4 or higher and support USB host mode. A USB OTG (“On the Go”) cable is required to connect OBDLink EX (not included with purchase). Before purchasing EX for use with an Android, make sure phone or tablet meets these requirements.