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 Dearborn Protocol Adapter 5 - Dual CAN, BlueTooth Wireless, RP1210 A/B Compliant

Dearborn Protocol Adapter 5 - Dual CAN, USB/BlueTooth
RP1210 A/B/C Compliant, SAE J2534 Compliant

DPA 5

  • The DPA 5 is the most rugged Dual CAN RP1210/J2534 Vehicle Datalink Adapter available.
  • Comes with a 2-year warranty with purchase options for up to 4-years.
  • Patented screw-in USB cable keeps you from constantly repairing/replacing your adapter.
  • Supports most OEM RP1210 and J2534 diagnostic/reflashing applications.
  • Includes a free diagnostics application that supports light-through-heavy-duty vehicles and equipment.

 

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The DPA 5 continues DG Technologies DPA family tradition of being the fastest, most rugged, most reliable, and most versatile RP1210 Vehicle Datalink Adapters (VDAs), and its Bluetooth wireless!

The DPA 5 is a One-Tool-Solution, supporting all of your favorite OEM and component diagnostic applications. So why purchase multiple adapters, when the DPA 5 is all you need?

From inception to deployment, the DPA 5 was built for speed-critical applications such as End-Of-Line (EOL) programming stations and the re-flashing of Electronic Control Units/Modules (ECUs/ECMs). In fact, the DPA 5 was significantly faster than the other leading adapters in an "apples-to-apples" benchmarking comparison. This means significantly reduced reprogramming and diagnostic sessions, leading to a fast return on investment (ROI)...

The DPA 5 has Dual CAN communication channels. This allows the DPA 5 to communicate with vehicles having two separate CAN data buses, such as the Freightliner Cascadia.

Not only is the DPA 5 a great product, but our warranty, support, and service are second-to-none.

  • The DPA 5 comes with a two-year limited warranty.
  • The DPA is manufactured in an ISO 9001 certified facility.
  • Our technical support team has years of industry experience to help you get the most from your investment.
  • Should a tool need to be returned to the factory, the RMA repair process is simple, and turnaround is generally same-day.


New DPA 5 Demonstration Video



DG Diagnostics...Now a single application for managing vehicle diagnostic repairs on Class 1 through Class 8 Vehicles

Our customers have been asking for a simple diagnostics application that will work with their DPA "right-out-of-the-box" to display faults, component information and basic vehicle parameters from the J1708/J1587 and CAN/J1939 data buses. DG Technologies has answered the call and is providing these features in an application called "DG Diagnostics".

DG Diagnostics is a great screening/triage tool and is provided free-of-charge with the purchase of any DPA product. DG Diagnostics works with all DPA adapters past and present, and may reduce your need to purchase full-featured OEM software.

Take your DPA straight from the box and start generating ROI with some of these features:
  • Read and display J1587 and J1939 faults in "text" form. Request clear of inactive J1587 and J1939 faults.
  • Display "total-vehicle" and "trip data" such as odometer, engine hours, and fuel economy from the J1587 and J1939 data buses.
  • Create a viewable/printable/saveable vehicle report in HTML format showing all information that has been captured.
  • Display common "dashboard" parameters such as RPM, temperatures and pressures from the J1587 and J1939 data buses.
  • Request reset of J1939 trip information (trip odometer, trip miles, trip fuel, etc).
  • Display J1587 and J1939 ECM component information such as VIN, Make, Model, Serial, and Unit Numbers.
  • Record data bus data for engineering analysis as well as play that data back internally through the program or externally to the data bus.
  • Configure and launch OEM applications directly without having to navigate through the Windows Start Menu.

Click links below to view images showing some of the functionality within the DG Diagnostics application.

Click on Links below to access application screenshots

Fault Codes Screen
Total Truck Data
Configure OEM Applications

Component Information Screen
Dynamic Truck Data
Connect/Disconnect "Home" Screen

Truck Data Report
DGD Screenshots

NEW OBDII DG Diagnostics

DG Diagnostics unleashes OBDII diagnostic functionality for light and medium-duty vehicles.
The new light duty functionality allows technicians to quickly access all emissions-related vehicle information on all light and medium-duty vehicles with an OBDII connector without the need for additional and expensive software. It provides all emissions-related DTC information, parameters, and monitors based on the SAE J1979 and SAE J2012 standards.

The OBDII functionality allows service bay technicians to quickly diagnose vehicle health issues and provides reporting capability for communicating with the customer in a timely fashion.

 

Generic Diagnostic Applications Provide:
Click the links below to access application screenshots

  • Display Diagnostics Trouble Codes (DTCs) and DTC Freeze Frame Data
    • Displays all three types of OBDII emissions related DTCs (Active, Pending, Permanent/Confirmed).
    • Converts the DTC into text form per the SAE J2012 standard.
    • Allows clearing of DTCs and emissions-related monitor information.
  • Monitor all OBDII Parameters an ECM supports
    • Engine Speed, Engine RPM, Temperatures, Pressures, Etc.
  • Display Vehicle Information
    • VIN, Calibration ID (CALID), Calibration Verification Numbers (CVNs), Etc.
  • Display OBD Monitors supported and their status
    • Including which OBD requirements a vehicle is certified to.

DG is always accepting customer feedback. If you would like to see something in DG Diagnostics that has not been implemented, please drop us a line at techsupp@dgtech.com with your request.

DPA 5 Supported Protocols and Standards

 

RP1210 Protocols

J2534 Protocols

Standards

Other Protocols

  • J1939
  • J1708 / J1587
  • CAN
  • J1850 (VPW - GM)
  • ISO15765
  • ISO9141 / KWP2000
  • ALDL
  • CAN (Raw CAN)
  • J1850 VPW (GM Class II)
  • ISO 15765-4
  • GMLAN (HSCAN, SWCAN)
  • ISO 14230 (KWP2000)
  • ISO 9141-2
  • J1708/J1587
  • J1939
  • TMC RP1210B
  • TMC RP1210A
  • SAE J2534
  • SAE J1979
  • VEPS J2214 / J2461
  • CE Compliant
  • FCC/IC Certified
  • GMLAN
  • J2284 (CAN @500k)
  • J2411 (GM SWCAN)
  • ISO9141 / KWP2000
  • ALDL


 

DPA 5 RP1210 OEM Diagnostic Software Compatibility

The DPA 5 is RP1210A compliant and should work with any RP1210A compliant application. It has been thoroughly validated against the following OEM and component applications:

  • Allison DOC
  • Bendix ACOM
  • Caterpillar Electronic Technician
  • Cummins Insite
  • Dana Diagnostic Tool
  • Detroit Diesel Diagnostic Link
  • Detroit Diesel Reprogramming Station
  • Eaton ServiceRanger
  • Freightliner ServiceLink
  • International Diamond Logic Builder
  • International InTune
  • International Master Diagnostics
  • International ServiceMaxx
  • Mack VCADS/PTT
  • Meritor-WABCO Toolbox
  • Perkins EST
  • Vansco VMMS
  • Volvo VCADS/PTT
  • ZF-Meritor TransSoft

If you have a question about an RP1210A-compliant application that is not listed, do not hesitate to contact our technical support department.

DPA 5 J2534 OEM Diagnostic Software Compatibility

The adapter you have purchased is provided with an SAE J2534-compliant interface (an SAE standard for electronic module reprogramming). The DPA 5 should be able to reprogram all CAN/ISO15765 vehicles, GM vehicles using the J1850 Variable Pulse Width (VPW) protocol, or other vehicles using the DPA 5 J2534-supported protocols (i.e. ISO9141/KWP2000).


The DPA 5 has been validated against the following OEM and component applications:
  • General Motors TIS2Web
  • GM GDS2
  • Chrysler J2534 Application
  • Toyota TIS (Technical Information System)
  • Honda Service Express
  • Mazda Module Programming (MMP)
  • Kia J2534 KMA
  • Hyundai 2534 HMA
  • Volkswagen Erwin
  • Audi Erwin
  • Nissan J2534 ECU Reprogramming Software (NERS)
  • RA Consulting Silver Scan Tool

All J2534 reprogramming and diagnostic software packages that are J2534-1 and J2534-2 compliant and use a protocol supported by the DPA 5 should work as long as the operating system is supported by the application. Note that not all OEMs have released J2534-2 compliant software.


PC Requirements

The following are the PC requirements to use the DPA 5.

  • Vista (32/64-bit), 7 (32/64-bit), Windows 8 (32/64-bit)
  • IBM-Compatible, 1GHz or faster
  • 256MB RAM (512MB Preferred)
  • 25 MB Free Hard-Disk Space
  • USB Port, USB Version 1.1 or Higher
  • Computer Administrator Privileges

Downloads

All DPA 5 downloads, such as drivers and product literature can be found on our DPA 5 product downloads page.


Contact Information

For pricing and other general product information as well as technical support, call or e-mail:

    	Phone:		(248) 888-2000
    	Fax:		(248) 888-9977
    	Sales:		sales@dgtech.com
    	Support:	techsupp@dgtech.com
    

Standard Product Part Numbers and List Pricing

The following are the part numbers for the DPA 5 standard products.

DPA 5 Wireless Kit (Includes Bluetooth Dongle)
DG-DPA5-BT-C1-KIT
$799

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The DPA 5 kit with Dual-CAN and Bluetooth support. Includes Class I (long range) Bluetooth dongle (IOGear GBU321). Comes in a ruggedized, lockable plastic box and contains:
  • DG-DPA5-BT
  • DG-DPA5-YDUALCAN (J1939 Type II)
  • DG-DPA-15U-CABLE
  • DG-DPA-BRACKETS
  • IOG-BT-C1-USB-ADPT
  • Driver CD
  • Carrying Case
  • QuickStart Guide
DPA 5 Wireless Kit with 2013 Volvo Cables
DG-DPA5-BT-V13-KIT
$949

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The DPA 5 kit for use with 2013 or Newer Volvo Chassis with Volvo Engine or for generic OBDII applications.  The Kit Includes the Volvo 2013 cable kit, Class I (long range) Bluetooth dongle (IOGear GBU321). Comes in a ruggedized, lockable plastic box and contains:

  • DG-DPA5-BT
  • DG-DPA5-YDUALCAN
  • DG-V13-CABLE-KIT
  • DG-DPA-15U-CABLE
  • DG-DPA-BRACKETS
  • IOG-BT-C1-USB-ADPT
  • Driver CD
  • Carrying Case
  • QuickStart Guide
DPA 5 USB-Only Kit (Does Not Include Bluetooth Dongle)
DG-DPA5-BT-KIT
$784

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The DPA 5 kit with Dual-CAN and Bluetooth support, but no Bluetooth dongle. Comes in a ruggedized, lockable plastic box and contains:
  • DG-DPA5-BT
  • DG-DPA5-YDUALCAN (J1939 Type II)
  • DG-DPA-15U-CABLE
  • DG-DPA-BRACKETS
  • Driver CD
  • Carrying Case
  • QuickStart Guide
DPA 5 Kit Combined With PLC TestCon Kit
DG-DPA5-BT-C1-PLC-KIT
$1199

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PLC4TRUCKS (PLC) Protocol Support

This kit contains all elements of the DG-DPA5-C1-KIT as well as the DG-DPA-PLC-KIT (see below), and also contains a DG-DPA5-PLC-CABLE that is used to connect the PLC TestCon into the DPA 5.

A kit that does not contain the Bluetooth dongle exists (DG-DPA5-BT-PLC-KIT - $1209), and also includes the DG-DPA5-PLC-CABLE.

Value Adding Maintenance Agreement
DG-EXT-WARRANTY
$59

Protect your investment. Add an additional year of warranty following the standard 2 year warranty period.

DG-EXT2-WARRANTY
$99

Extend your DPA warranty to 4 years with a second additional warranty year.

An extended warranty may be purchased at any time within the standard warranty two year period, or as long as any extended warranty is in effect, for a total of up to 4 years of coverage from the initial date of purchase.

DPA 5 Accessories and List Pricing

The following are acccessories that can be purchased for use with the DPA 5.

Part Number/List Price Image Description
DG-DPA5-YDUALCAN
$109

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  • Connects DPA 5 to the Deutsch 9-pin or 6-pin truck connector.
  • Dual-CAN wired for Freightliner Cascadia model.
  • Comes standard with DPA 5 kit.
  • Length is 1 meter.
  • J1939 Type II
DG-V13-CABLE-KIT
$179

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DG-V13-CABLE-KIT Contains:
  • DG-DPA5-9OBDII-CABLE
  • DG-V13-XOVER-CABLE
DG-DPA5-9OBDII-CABLE
  • Connects DPA 5 to the OBDII (J1962) connector of a 2013 Volvo chassis with Volvo Engine for performing diagnostics using the Volvo PTT application.
  • The J1939 Type II Deutsch connector connects to all J1939 Type II and Type I connectors for J1708 and J1939 OEM diagnostics. It is Dual-CAN wired for the Freightliner Cascadia model using the Freightliner ServiceLink application.
  • The J1962 connector covers light and medium duty vehicles using CAN/ISO15765 (2008 and newer mandated), as well as GM J1850, GM SWCAN, and ISO9141 protocols.
DG-V13-XOVER-CABLE
  • This cable is used in conjunction with the DG-DPA5-9OBDII-CABLE to run J1939-based component diagnostic applications from Allison, Eaton, Meritor-WABCO, Bendix (etc) on the 2013 and newer Volvo/Mack vehicles with a Volvo engine. It allows J1939 and J1708/1587 communication using the vehicle OBDII diagnostic port.
DG-DPA5-9DUALCAN
$109

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  • Connects DPA 5 to the Deutsch 9-pin truck connector.
  • Dual-CAN wired for Freightliner Cascadia model.
  • Length is 1 meter.
DG-DPA5-CAT
$128

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  • Allows DPA to be connected to CAT industrial equipment.
  • For All Caterpillar Engine Models
  • 9 pin adapter cable.
  • Supports J1708/J1587/ATA and J1939 Databuses
DG-OBDII-0-CABLE
$89

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  • Open ended OBDII cable.
DG-DPA-PLC-KIT
$450

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The PLC TestCon kit quickly tests the Trailer ABS and the in-cat Trailer ABS Fault Lamp without needing PC-based diagnostics. It also converts PLC4TRUCKS to J1708 so when coupled with a DPA you can run PLC-based Trailer ABS diagnostics applications, such as those from Meritor-WABCO, Bendix, Haldex, and Wabash National. You can Learn More About the PLC TestCon Here

The kit includes:

DG-DPA5-PLC-CABLE
$35

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  • Allows DPA 5 to be used with the PLC TestCon for Trailer ABS Diagnostics.
  • Allows DPA 4 Plus cables utilizing CAN/J1939, J1708/J1587, or PLC4TRUCKS to be used with the DPA 5.
DG-DPA-15U-CABLE
$29

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  • USB Cable with gold plated connectors.
  • Thumb screws secure cable to DPA product.
  • Comes standard with DPA 5 kit.
  • Length is 15 feet.
DG-HD-BOB
$275

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  • 9/15/25-pin DB Connector Signal Breakout Box
  • Male (top) and Female (bottom) to Banana Plug connections.
  • Contains 6 pigtails for connection flexibility.
  • Straight through connections (1-1, 15-15, 25-25).
  • For more information, click "Here".
DG-OBDII-BOX
$199

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  • Two J1962 Female (Car-Side) Connectors.
  • One J1962 Male Connector on a 3' extension cable.
  • All 16 pins broken out to Banana Plug connections.
  • For more information, click "Here".
DG-DPA5-OBDII-CABLE
$110

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  • Connects DPA 5 to the J1962 OBDII connector.
  • Length is 1 meter.
IOG-BT-C1-USB-ADPT
$39

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  • Recommended over the GBU421 because of longer range.
  • IOGear GBU321 Bluetooth 2.0 USB Adapter Class I.
  • Possible Bluetooth connection up to 330 feet.
  • Size is roughly 1 in. x 2.25 in. x .25 in.
IOG-BT-C2-USB-ADPT
$39

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  • Good short-range, micro-sized Bluetooth adapter.
  • IOGear GBU421 Bluetooth 2.1 USB Adapter Class II.
  • Possible Bluetooth connection up to 30 feet.
  • Size is roughly .75 in. x .75 in. x .25 in.
Various
  • Software Options: Professional & Enhanced.
  • Click "Here" to view applicable information.
RA-SST-PC
$1,560.00
  • Software
  • Click "Here" to view applicable information.


DPA Patents

U.S. Patents that apply to our DPA Product line:

6,772,248: Protocol adapter for in-vehicle networks (8-3-04)
7,152,133: Expanded functionality protocol adapter for in-vehicle networks (12-19-06)
7,337,245: Protocol Adapter for Passing Diagnostic Messages between Vehicle Networks and a Host Computer (2-26-08)
7,725,630: Protocol adapter for passing diagnostic messages between a host computer and vehicle networks operating in a J1939 or J1708 protocol (5-25-10)
8,032,668: Protocol adapter for passing diagnostic messages between a host computer and vehicle networks operating in J1939 or J1708 protocol (10-04-11)
8,255,587: Protocol adapter for passing diagnostic messages between a host computer and vehicle networks operating in J1939 or J1708 protocol (8-28-12)
8,487,817: RF Antenna End Panel (07-16-13)