GAC Adds J1939 Compatible CANbus Reader

Posted on September 12, 2008

Governors America Corp. has introduced the JDR050 CANbus reader to allow users to read standard J1939 diagnostic trouble codes (DTC) in engines equipped with J1939 compatible engine control units (ECU). The reader displays active and stored DTC codes for up to 10 ECUs and is operational through two buttons.

It has a built in CANbus 120Ù termination resistor and requires no software for configuration. A three-line LCD display is designed to be large enough to access with heavy gloves on while construction incorporates a sealed polycarbonate case and non-fogging display. The unit is IP67 front resist and IP69K rear resist and has an operating voltage of 8 to 32 Vdc. Operating temperature is -40 to 185oF.

Dimensions for the JDR050 are 2.75 in. long by 2.75 in. wide by 2.127 in. deep, allowing for mounting within a 2 in. opening. The reader can be battery or ignition powered, GAC said, and is installed using two 6-pin Deutsch DT compatible connectors.