PCMTuner flash and KT200 (exactly the same as KTM200 or ECUTuner) which is better?
First of all, check a table comparison below:
|Software language||English Russian||Italian, English, Dutch, French, Spanish, Polish, Portuguese, Czech, Romanian, Turkish|
|Dongle||USB Smart Dongle||No dongle|
|Master or Slave version||Master||Master|
|Offline/online||Works offline, VR need online.||Must works online
Get VR files online
|Operation mode||Bench, boot and OBD mode||Bench, Boot, BDM/KTAG and OBD mode|
|ECU types||Bosch, magneti marelli, continental or siemens||Bosch, magneti marelli, continental, denso, Delco, Temic or siemens|
|Virtual Reading||online access to VR files||free VR files in ECUHelp program|
|License||67 modules in 1||Auto version: 7 license
Car OBD, Truck OBD, Full System, BDM/JTAG, TOOL BOOT, Bench Mode, TCU Gear
Full version: 10 license
Car OBD, Truck OBD, Tractor OBD , Boat OBD, Motorbike OBD , Full System , BDM/JTAG , TOOL BOOT, Bench Mode, TCU Gear
|Support DTC Gearbox||Yes||Yes|
|Audi VAG Gearbox||Yes||Yes|
|EDC16||with Fetrotech plugin||Yes|
|MG1 MD1||with Fetrotech plugin||Yes, built-in|
|VR server and files||Yes||Yes|
|With wiring diagram||Yes||Yes|
|Free damaos for tuner||Yes||Yes|
|Ticket system for support||Yes||No|
|Clone ECU and TCU||Yes||Yes|
|Tractor OBD||No||Full version Yes
Basic version No
|Boat OBD||No||Full version Yes
Basic version No
|Motorbike OBD||No||Full version Yes
Basic version No
|J2534 passthru work for multi diagnostic tool||Yes||No|
|Plugin||MPM, Fetrotech Tool and more||Feature addon modules|
|Update & Subscription||PCMTuner free update online, No subscription, No annual fee, no monthly fee.
Never update PCM-Flash
|This tool uses an annual subscription model for updates.|
|ECU List||PCMTuner ECU/TCU List||KT200 ECU List|
Which is better?
KT200 does not require activation, install software and ready to use. pcmtuner does require activation.
KT200 is based on Geniune fgtech. Fgtech is the best for old cars, for newer you must doing in bench ot boot, no OBD. No OBD for sid208, no OBD for BMW Fxx, no OBD for new Nissan/Renault SID309/310 edc17c84.
They updated bench for edc17 and bench for MD2 in the last 3 years. KT200 is quite the same, also the software as fgtech. Buy they released a lot of new ECUs and this tool can read and write a lot of TCUs. KT200 is galletto but with more new protocols and with the possibility of reading TCUs. on TCU they have much more than kess v2/dimsport.
But in one tool you have OBD, BDM, Jtag, Boot and Bench mode. but for bdm you must use their adapter. It has edc16/med9/edc7 bench mode, and work very well.
Pcmtuner is based on pcmflash software, it works pretty good on bench mode, boot and OBD. It has tuner account, free VR files and damaos for users.
KT200 has more ECUs and TCUs supported, more protocols inside and has Jtag and BDM. But it don’t have tuner account, tuning service.
KT200 can do much more TCUs than pcm, i.e volvo mps6, vag dq400e/sq100, jeep 9h28 TCUs.
KT200 has 10 optional language, free to change language in software. pcmtuner flash supports English and Russian only.
Each tool have their own capabilities, no all tools can do read/write perfectly. Buy both, PCMtuner has very good coverage but can only do certain bench jobs (edc17/med17/mev17) and limited boot.
KT200 ECU Programmer VS CG FC200 ECU Programmer
|Software Language||Italian, English, Dutch, French,
Spanish, Polish, Portuguese,
Czech, Romanian, Turkish
|English, French, Spanish,
Polish, Turkish, Chinese
|ECU Search||Search ecu by ecu number,
|Search ecu by bosch ecu
number, car brand
|Operation mode||Beach, Boot, BDM/KTAG
and OBD mode
|Bench, Boot, and OBD
|ECU types||Bosch, magneti marelli, continental,denso, Delco, Temic or siemens||Bosch|
|Virtual reading||Free VR files in ECUHelp program||NO|
|Wiring diagram||Check wiring in KT200, online
update wiring diagram and Device
show you wiring diagram
|Device shows you wiring diagram|
|Tuner account for
DPF, EGR, ADBlue
OFF and Remap
|Checksum||YES||Can calculate checksum online
as long as the subscription is
|Update & Subscription||KT200 free update online,
No subscription, No annual fee,
no monthly fee.
|1 Year Free update, subscription
is $125/ year
|ECU List||KT200 ECU List||Support ECU List|
|KT200 TCU List||NO|
|License||Auto Version:(7 license)Car OBD,
Truck OBD, Full System, BDM/JTAG,
TOOL BOOT, Bench Mode, TCU Gear