The CobraScan is a digital EOBD adaptor designed to use as a simple PC Scantool or as a diagnostic interface connected to your TEN Emission tester or smoke meter. The CobraScan simply plugs into the vehicle's standard 16 pin EOBD socket to provide a live reading of engine rpm, oil temperature during a emission test and simultaneously displays any standard DTC (Diagnostic Trouble Code) stored in the vehicles ECU memory
EOBD or European/Emission On Board Diagnosis is a standard form of vehicle diagnostics introduced in line with European Directive 98/69/EC to monitor and reduce emissions from cars. This means that through defined communication protocols the vehicle is able to send a comprehensive stream of vehicle data to external test equipment like fault code readers or exhaust emissions analysers.