Nexiq has also improved communication performance, which makes this adapter essential for anyone servicing ABS brakes. - Photo: Nexiq Technologies

Nexiq has also improved communication performance, which makes this adapter essential for anyone servicing ABS brakes.

Photo: Nexiq Technologies

The new Universal J560 Power Line Carrier (PLC) adapter from Nexiq Technologies now interfaces with all Wabco PLC trailer brakes. In addition, it’s field-updatable, an improvement service technicians on the go are sure to appreciate. Nexiq has also improved communication performance, which makes this adapter essential for anyone servicing anti-lock brake system (ABS) brakes. You can connect the J560 PLC adapter to a vehicle between the tractor and the trailer, or to the trailer alone, without the tractor.

The product extends the capability of J1708/J1587 diagnostic tools to support J2497 PLC communication. Basically, it extracts data from the power line and converts it to J1708. You can use the Universal J560 PLC adapter with a generic ABS diagnostic software application to detect ABS warning light messages coming from the trailer ECU, test in-cab trailer ABS warning lamps, and test SAE J1708 MID 10 and 11 messages and J1787 MIDs 136 through 139.