Lonsdor K518 Pro vs K518ISE/K518S

What is the difference between 2023 new Lonsdor K518 Pro and old K518ISE/K518S series key programmers?


Here comes the hardware, software and accessories comparison between new and old K518.


1. Hardware comparison:

Lonsdor K518ise VS Lonsdor K518 Pro 1
Lonsdor K518ISE Model no. Londsor K518 PRO
A33 1.3GHZ CPU PX30 1.8GHZ
1+8G  RAM 2+8G
2.4G WIFI module Enhanced WIFI
3800mAh Battery 5800mAh
/ Quick charge Support
1024*600 Resolution 1280*800
7 inch Screen 7 Inch full view HD screen
/ Bluetooth module Support
USB File transfer mode Bluetooth+USB
USB方口USB square port USB port Type-C
Touch+button Button Full touch+Shortcuts
25 PINS Host interface 15 PINS
Work with LKE Enhanced Toyota/Lexus Simu-Antenna Built-in
/ Smart key generation interface Support
/ Simu-Antenna interface Support
/ Device bracket Support
/ Enhanced remote detect module Support
little frequency bands Frequency identification range more frequency bands
/ Common function shortcuts Support
Support USB2.0 interface extension Support
/ OBD II cable self-test Support
/ OBD II cable illumination Support
/ CAN-FD Protocol module Support
/ DOIP Protocol module Support
Support CAN Protocol module Support
Support SCAN Protocol module Support
Support ISO-9141K-Line Protocol Support
Support ISO-14230 K-Line Protocol Support
Support ISO-15765 CAN Protocol Support
Support ISO-11898-2 DWCAN Protocol Support
Support ISO-11898-3 DWFTCAN Protocol Support
Support SAE-J1850VPW Protocol Support
Support SAE-J1850-PWM Protocol Support
Support SAE-J2411 SWCAN Protocol Support
Support SAE-J2610 SCI Protocol Support
Support SAE-J1567 CCD bus Protocol Support
Support SAE-J2740 Protocol Support
Support SAE-J2809 Protocol Support
Support VAG TP16 CAN Protocol Support
Support SAE-J2819 Protocol Support
Support SAE-J2818 Protocol Support
Support NISSAN DDL UART Protocol Support
Support BMW DS2 Protocol Support
Support Ford UBP Protocol Support
Support J1850 Protocol module Support
Support some models EV Support
Support some models Hybrid Vehicle Support
Support some models Diesel Vehicle Support
/ Generate emergency key Support
/ Immo off Support
/ Access card IC/ID card copy Support
/ Write-to-start Support
Support Generate smart key Support
Support Generate garage remote Support
Support Detect ignition coil Support
Support Unlock Toyota working key Support
Part Support Generate key chip Support
Support Identify & copy chip Support
Support Hex editor Support
Support decode chip Support
/ File manager/edit Support
Support EEPROM data odometer adjustment Support
Not Support Auto-identify immo system Part Support
Support Read & Write MCU data Support


2. System Comparison

Lonsdor K518ise VS Lonsdor K518 Pro 1
K518 Model no. K518PRO
/ Common function shortcuts Support
/ File manager/edit Support
/ Disable immo Support
/ Acess card copy Support
/ Write-to-start Support
/ EEPROM data odometer adjustment Support
/ CAN-FD protocol Support
/ DOIP protocol Support
support CAN protocol Support
support SCAN protocol Support
support K-LINE protocol Support
support J1850 protocol Support
support Hex editor Support
support Decode chip Support


3. Software License  Comparison

Software charge  Comparison
Lonsdor K518ise VS Lonsdor K518 Pro 1
K518 Type K518PRO
one year Free Annual subscription two years
Charge Volvo license Free
Charge Lynk&Co license Free
Charge Nissan license Free
Charge Toyota license Free
Charge Jaguar Land Rover license Free
Charge LEXUS license Free


4. Accessories Comparison

Lonsdor K518ise VS Lonsdor K518 Pro 1
K518 series Type K518PRO
Work with LKE Enhanced Toyota/Lexus Simu-Antenna Built in
Support KPROG adaptor support
Support 16+32 cable support
Support L-JCD cable support
Support JLR cable support
Support Third part decoder support


In Sum
Hardware difference:

Lonsdor K518 Pro Package


K518 Pro has better processor, 2 or 3 times faster than K518S/K518ISE.

Pro has better resolution, large storage and battery, battery lasts longer.


File Transfer:

Bluetooth data transfer

K518 Pro adds transfer file/data via Bluetooth which is much more convenient. Faster data transfer.



K518 pro optimizes the built-in antenna for better and more stable performance.




Lonsdor K518 Pro adds CAN FD, DoIP protocols for new cars.

Also add reset mileage by eeprom function.

Add Bluetooth, WLAN and File manager function.




K518 Pro modify RFID:

Supports long-distance frequency detection and frequency reading.

Does not require the key to fit tightly into the card slot.

It will perform high calibration at a long distance and read the frequency with high precision.



The LKE emulator analog key is integrated into the motherboard (built-in LKE), and all functions of LKE’s Toyota simulation can be realized through an external antenna cable.



Some other differences:

OBDII Converter

The OBDII main test cable supports self-test function, which can confirm whether the communication pins are faulty.

The OBDII main cable has a lighting function, making it easier for everyone to find the OBD interface in the car.

The button in the upper right corner of the main page controls the light switch, making it easy to turn it on and off.


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