Many customers don’t know the differences between KT200 ECU Programmer and PCMTuner. OBD2GATE has compared these two to help you choose. We hope our comparison makes your decision easier.
Both KT200 ECU Programmer and PCMTuner are good tools, but they excel in distinct areas. Let’s check with a comparison table.
1. KT200 VS PCMTuner
|KT200 ECU Programmer VS PCMTuner|
|Name||KT200 ECU Programmer||PCMTuner|
|Software language||Italian, English, Dutch, French, Spanish, Polish, Portuguese, Czech, Romanian, Turkish||English, Russian|
|Master or Slave version||Master||Master|
|Offline/online||Must work online||Works offline, VR needs online.|
|Operation mode||Bench, Boot, BDM/KTAG and OBD mode||Bench, boot and OBD mode|
|ECU types||Bosch, magneti marelli, continental, denso, Delco, Temic or siemens||Bosch, magneti marelli, continental or siemens|
|VR||free VR files in ECUHelp program||online access to VR files|
|License||Auto Version:(7 licenses)Car OBD, Truck OBD, Full System, BDM/JTAG, TOOL BOOT, Bench Mode, TCU Gear||67 modules in 1 (MODULE LIST)|
|Full Version: (10 licenses)Car OBD, Truck OBD, Tractor OBD, Boat OBD, Motorbike OBD, Full System, BDM/JTAG, TOOL BOOT, Bench Mode, TCU Gear|
|Support DTC Gearbox||Yes||Yes|
|Audi VAG Gearbox||Yes||Yes|
|EDC16||Yes||with Fetrotech plugin|
|MG1 MD1||Yes, built-in||with Fetrotech plugin|
|VR server and files||Yes||Yes|
|With wiring diagram||Yes||Yes|
|Free damaos for tuner||Yes||Yes|
|Ticket system for support||No||Yes|
|Clone ECU and TCU||Yes||Yes|
|Tractor OBD||Full Version Yes||No|
|Auto Version No|
|Boat OBD||Full Version Yes||No|
|Auto Version No|
|Motorbike OBD||Full Version Yes||No|
|Auto Version No|
|Technical support||No annual subscription required||No annual subscription required|
|ECU List||KT200 ECU List||PCMTuner ECU/TCU List|
|KT200 TCU List|
|Dongle||No dongle||USB Smart Dongle|
2. KT200 ecu programmer advantages and disadvantages:
- Offers support for multiple languages.
- Compatible with BOSCH EDC7/ EDC16/ ME9/ MED9/ MD1/ MG1/ EDC17/ MED17/ ME17/ SIEMEN SPCR2.1/ PCR1.
- Provides VR server and file support.
- Works with Bosch, Magneti Marelli, Continental, Siemens. Also supports Denso, Delco, and Temic ECUs, which PCMTuner can’t handle.
- Functions in Bench, Boot, OBD modes, and also supports BDM/KTAG, unlike PCMTuner.
- Supports Truck OBD, with full version also catering to Tractor OBD, Boat OBD, and Motorbike OBD.
- Features online updates with no subscription, annual, or monthly fees.
- Unable to read BMW ISN.
- Lacks Ticket system support.
3. PCMTuner ecu programmer advantages and disadvantages:
- Most cost-effective option.
- Allows free online updates without any subscriptions, annual, or monthly fees.
- Compatible with Bosch, Magneti Marelli, Continental, and Siemens ECUs.
- Offers virtual reading with online access to VR files.
- Unable to work with BMW ECUs (like EDC17xx).
- Cannot read BMW ISN or modify ISN & VIN.
- Although PCMtuner 1.21 provides a dedicated tuner account for features like DPF, EGR, Adblue off, and remapping, these are chargeable services.
- KT200 is ready-to-use without activation, while PCMTuner needs activation. KT200, based on genuine fgtech, is ideal for older vehicles but requires bench-to-boot for newer ones. It can read/write various TCUs and offers more features than KESS2. Within the ChipTuningKit KT200, users can access multiple modes, but BDM requires a specific adapter. Meanwhile, PCMTuner, using its own software, excels in bench mode, boot, OBD, and offers free VR files for users.
- KT200 supports more ECUs, TCUs, and protocols, also featuring Jtag, BDM, and wiring diagrams.
- KT200 supports a broader range of TCUs than PCMTuner, including models like Volvo MPS6 and Jeep 9H28 TUCs.
- KT200 offers ten language options, whereas PCMTuner flash only supports English and Russian.
Each tool has its unique features, and not all are adept at reading/writing flawlessly. The choice depends on individual requirements; a single tool may not always suffice. The KT200 ECU programmer and PCMTuner complement each other. The more tools you have, the broader the scope of tasks you can undertake.