Review on AutelMaxiDAS DS808 Scanner and Service Reset Tool
Bought one Autel Maxidas DS808 scanner and service reset tool on Auteleshop.com
and was asked to provide an objective review on its operation and capabilities.
I was interested to see how things had developed for Autel,as my previous experience of
Autel diagnostic equipment was the first generation,Autel Maxidas DS808
1.First impression to the full package
When Maxidas DS808 arrived at me,the carry case looked something differently as the Autel DS808
Inside the case,the host hardware was a compact,smart,rugged,android tablet.This was partnered by
many good quality diagnostic adapters including those non-standard 16pin connectors,as well as
a thick user manual on how to operate this machine.
2.Autel Maxidas DS808 tablet
The Autel Maxidas DS808 tablet was light and compact and was very comfortable in hand.
For such a compact package,the Power sources is optional incl.: Internal Battery Pack,
vehicle power,external power supply by connecting the packed power adapter.For the battery
life it has a large capacity 3.7V/3200mAh lithium-polymer battery.Besides its new processor
(Cortex-A9 processor 1.5GHz)7.0″ LCD Capactive Touchscreen and the Ambient Light Sensor which can
delect ambient brightness when it is inside the workshop,thanks to the screen finish and a good quality
3.Feeling on general use-quick and smart to operate and update
The software look and feel are both very good in terms of layout and size and the touch screen
operation worked flawlessly in conjunction with its large,clear icons.DS808 was quick to get going
from the initial power up to operate. The response in moving through the menus and executinig tasks was
Downloading and running updates speed(which depends on the internet connection speed) was reasonable.
The services/update section of the software on the Autel DS808 notifies the use of pending updates, and it’s
a click and go procedure to set the updates running.And during general use i found that the WIFI communication
connected stably when i used it
4.Autel DS808 performance:
The Autel Maxidas DS808 had wide and comprehensive system coverage,covers all of the prevalling
makes and models. A detailed report of software coverage was beyond the scope of my brief.
However i did use the Autel Maxidas DS808 for a typical range of general workshop tasks ECU
information,trouble codes,freeze frame,live data,active test and special functions on a typical
range of workshop makes and models
Also the”auto detect VIN” and “manually input VIN” are user-friendly design.
5. Graphing a live data stream
One of the features i believe that a diagnostic scan tool should have a graphing
a live data stream.
The reason that this is so important is to enable the vehicle technician to examin the
relationships between the various sensors,actuators and calculated values. This is critical
for intermittent fault finding and for vehicle problems which dont set diagnostic trouble
codes. In this respect the Autel Maxidas DS808 did a good job. The live data is selected
from an array of available parameters and then graphed. The graphed data can be shown as separate
graphs or combined in a job graph. The scales are auto ranging and they can be reset to align them
to the current operating conditions.