iCarsoft multi-brand devices compare CR Plus, EU Pro and the CR Pro.
For many years, the iCarsoft brand has focused on affordable diagnostic equipment for the consumer market. The devices are very user-friendly, have enough features for the consumer and are very accessible in terms of price. iCarsoft is really a brand for the do-it-yourselfers.
With the development of specific devices for one car brand, iCarsoft was there very early. They were one of the first to market a device with fairly comprehensive software for a particular brand of car. By offering one car brand on one device, the price of the device could be kept low. Over the years, iCarsoft has really built a name for itself and has been able to differentiate itself from previous diagnostic equipment manufacturers in this way.
Development of new equipment
However, there was also a lot of demand for equipment to be able to read out multiple car brands, or do service related operations. iCarsoft has fulfilled the consumer's wish and developed three very nice devices, namely the iCarsoft CR Plus, EU Pro and the CR Pro. We are going to cover these devices in this article and explain the differences!
Updates at iCarsoft are free of charge
Where many manufacturers charge money for updates, iCarsoft does not. When updates become available, they are free to download. New updates are released a few times a year. The development team of iCarsoft is constantly working on the further development of their software, removing bugs, adding new functionality and also adding new models. This ensures that the devices never become obsolete!
The iCarsoft CR Plus
An improved version of the CR Plus has recently been released, with better hardware and better software to make it even more responsive. The CR Plus was not developed specifically for one car brand, but is widely applicable to almost any car brand.
The iCarsoft CR Plus is a comprehensive diagnostic computer. The tool supports full OBD2/EOBD diagnosis and also supports deeper diagnosis of the following 4 systems: engine, automatic transmission, ABS and airbag. The CR Plus also has a number of useful service functions. These include electronic parking brake (EPB) release, steering angle sensor (SAS) calibration and oil service interval reset. The CR Plus is universal and is suitable for almost any make of car. The CR Plus works on gasoline cars from the year 2001 and diesel cars from the year 2004, so only suitable for OBD2 and not for older cars communicating via OBD1.
The iCarsoft EU Pro
In 2019, the iCarsoft EU was released to fill a gap in the market. There is tremendous demand for a device that is suitable for European car brands, can read all existing systems and also has a host of service functions available.
The iCarsoft EU Pro is suitable for all European car brands that communicate via OBD2. With the EU Pro, any system can be read. The error codes found can be cleared. Besides the diagnosis functions, the iCarsoft also has a number of service functions for resetting and setting oil and service intervals, releasing the electronic parking brake, calibrating the steering angle sensor, learning a new battery (battery registration), regenerating the particulate filter and learning the throttle valve and learning the injectors on some models.
The iCarsoft CR Pro
In the same year as the EU Pro, the CR Pro was also released. This device in the more comprehensive version of the EU Pro, not in features, but in vehicle coverage.
The iCarsoft CR Pro is suitable for all European, Asian and American car brands that communicate via OBD2. With the CR Pro, any system can be read. The error codes found can be cleared. Besides this normal diagnostic function, the iCarsoft also possesses a number of service related functions for resetting and setting oil and service intervals, releasing the electronic parking brake, calibrating the steering angle sensor, learning new battery (battery registration), regenerating particulate filter and learning throttle and learning injectors on some models.
Comparison options CR Plus, EU Pro and CR Pro in brief
- CR Plus can only read engine management, transmission, ABS and airbags (so "only" 4 systems). It also has limited functionality for oil/service reset, EPB (electronic handbrake) and SAS (steering angle calibration).
- EU Pro can read almost all systems of European car brands, it also has extended capabilities for oil/service set, EPB, SAS, DPF (diesel particulate filter regen), BMS (battery registration), injectors and ETC (throttle learning).
- CR Pro can read almost all systems of all European, Asian and American car brands, it also has extended capabilities for oil/service set, EPB, SAS, DPF (diesel particulate filter regen), BMS (battery registration), injectors and ETC (throttle learning).