mb sdconnect c5 VS sdconnect c4 VS star C3 (incl. feedback)

mb sdconnect c5 VS sdconnect c4 VS star C3 in the aspects of Multiplexer, features , MUX picture, functions, workable protocol, Mercedes Benz coverage, feedback, etc.

Firstly, here a comparison table on their basic information:

 

Comparison List MB SD C5 (SP255) MB SD C4 (SP100-D) Star C3 Pro(SP117) Star C3 Red(SP45-F)
Mux picture  mb-sd-connect-compact-5-star-diagnosis-with-wifi  mb-sd-c4-star-diagnosis-sp100-d  best-quality-mb-star-c3-pro-for-benz-trucks-cars-sp117  mb-star-c3-pro-with-seven-cable-sp45-f-sp45-f
Price € 379 € 475 € 389 € 305
Version V2017.7 V2017.7 v2016.7 V2016.7
Multi-language Yes Yes Yes Yes
WIFI/Wireless Yes Yes No NO
UDS protocol Yes Yes Yes Yes
Compatible Computer External HDD/Dell D630 HDD/EVG7 DL46 External HDD/Dell D630 HDD/EVG7 DL46 External HDD/Dell D630 HDD Dell D630 HDD/External HDD
Compatible Windows system Win XP/7/8 Win XP/7/8 Win XP/7 Win XP/7
Support Vehicle Year 1989 to 2017 1989 to 2017 1989 to 2016 1989 to 2016
Support Vehicle Passenger Car,Van, Truck,Unimog, Bus and Super Sports Car Passenger Car, Van, Truck, Unimog, Sports Car Passenger Car, Van, Truck, Unimog, Sports Car Car, Bus, Truck, Sprint, Smart
Best for Truck All the trucks including euro6 also works, tested ok. Bus Mercedes Tourismo euro5 year 2010-2012 test works Actros963/4, Actros2,3, AtegoIII, AtegoII, AxorII, Eonic, Zetros, Actros, Atego Light, Atego Heavey, HPN M96, Atron, HPN M2000, SKL, FSK, Further model series No No
Basic diagnostic function All electric system diagnosis, read faults & live data, erase faults;adaptation, component testing, wiring diagram. All electric system diagnosis, read faults & live data, erase faults;adaptation, component testing, wiring diagram. All electric system diagnosis,read faults & live data, erase faults;adaptation, component testing, wiring diagram. All electric system diagnosis,read faults & live data, erase faults;adaptation, component testing, wiring diagram.
Programming Yes,support programming and buy additional Vediamo 4.2 + PIC12F509, C3 pro can program ECU Yes,support programming and buy additional Vediamo 4.2 + PIC12F509, C3 pro can program ECU Programming and buy additional Vediamo 4.2 + PIC12F509, C3 pro can program ECU Programming and buy Buy additional Vediamo 4.2 + PIC12F509, C3 pro can program ECU
SCN offline Coding Yes Yes Yes Yes
SCN onine Coding Yes,Online SCN Coding Service Yes,Online SCN Coding Service Yes,limited on the newest verison (over 2015.7 or 2015.09) Yes, limited on the newest verison (over 2015.7 or 2015.09)
Update Buy newest hard disk to update Buy newest hard disk to update Buy newest hard disk to update Buy newest hard disk to update
In conclusion: 1) MB Star SD C5 wins in Price, it is cheaper than sdconnect c4; 2)sdconnect c5 = sdconnect c4 in the following aspects: functions, workable protocol,Mercedes vehicle coverage etc. 3)Star c3 and star c3 pro is older generation tool and cheapest.


secondly, mb sdconnect c5 feedback and sdconnect c4 feedback.

  1. mb sdconnect c5 feedback

SD C5 this one customer has test, works good, in function it no difference with SD C4, but performance it is better. So you can buy MB SD C5 if you want buy new MUX.

SD C5 use the same software as SD C4.

mb sdconnect c5 test report:

Mercedes Sprinter year 2006 and 2014 works, both the diagnosis

All the personal cars also works, no problem

All the trucks including euro6 also works, no problem

Bus Mercedes Tourismo euro5 year 2010-2012 test works, BUT year 2014 euro6 does NOT work, it says that the license is invalid. Test on unimog euro6 and it works.

Both sdc4 and sdc5, we have tested both on the same cars, to be sure

 

  1. mb sdconnect c4 feedback

1) switching heater booster to the water heater, enabling/disabling some cluster menus, enabling corner lights and integrating an aftermarket alarm and remote was like a walk in the park.

2) I’ve done stuff like reset the adaptations on my transmission, drive-in adaptations on the transmission, and relearning of the throttle plate and sunroof. I had changed my battery and afterwards the sunroof would not go back smoothly. I went into the relearn function and voila it worked.

Plus, I can lower the suspension with Das-Xentry

3) Other than finding and reading faults, SDConnect C4 can be used to modify and adjust settings on control units (as well as add oem equipment) which are unavailable in the standard version, but the ‘developer’ version,

*Be careful in using in developer mode as you can seriously screw up all the controlling car-confusers and no dealer ever knows how, or wants, to fix it for you.

4) To use SDConnect C4, recommend machine-specific hard drive with pre-installed and ‘authorized’ software, I.E SD connect C4 plus Dell D630 laptop.

Internal Hard drive advantages:

Much faster, if you use it quite a bit then go External hard drive.

Internal is so much nicer because now I just have the multiplexer and laptop to carry to the car. Nothing to unplug or fall off.

And MB SD C5 plus Panasonic CF19 I5 4GB Laptop

mb-sd-c4-c5-plus-panasonic-cf19-i5-4gb-laptop-2

That’s all, hope it helps.