XENTRY Connect C5 vs. XENTRY Diagnosis VCI

Outils de diagnostic de voitures

XENTRY Connect C5 and XENTRY Diagnosis VCI, which one is better?

Here i’ll make an easy comparison of the two mercedes diagnostic tools.

First, XENTRY Diagnosis VCI

The new XENTRY Diagnosis VCI (Vehicle Communication Interface) multiplexer serves as the interface to the vehicle when performing diagnosis and repairs, and programming electric and electronic on-board vehicle systems.

The XENTRY Diagnosis VCI does not have its own PC core, battery, fan, or display. It is operated using the XENTRY Diagnosis Pad via WLAN or a USB cable connection.

Advantages of the XENTRY Diagnosis VCI

Handy multiplexer with a small, sturdy construction (no PC core, battery, fan, or display)

Diagnosis updates no longer necessary – firmware updates required on rare occasions

Can be used for all model series

Does not need a power supply unit for external power supply

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Second, XENTRY Connect C5 Multiplexer

Xentry Benz C5 is the latest mercedes diagnostic tool from China, with a qualitative improvement in hardware and software by authorization of diagnostic interface to control the software. It highlights new DoIP diagnosis and hybrid W222.

in details…

has HQ PCB like the original:



not the cheap one with PCB same as SD connect C4

Note: how to tell your Xentry Connect C5 is real, not fake:



new Xentry Connect updated a lot:

– support the newest hybrid W222

– has an Ethernet switch, which switches the TCP/IP messages in the event of DoIP diagnosis to the vehicle side.


– has a qualitative improvement in hardware and software by authorization of diagnostic interface to control the software.

Hardware: The hardware of C5 is better and stable than SDconnect C4

1.OS: Windows Emercedesedded Standard 7(32bit)
2.Processor: ArrandaieCeleron P4500 oder P4505(38W TDP)
3.Memory: 4G hard disk with 256GB SSD
4.Display: 128*64 PX
5.Battery: 40 minutes (When CPU capacity to 60%)
6.Weight: 1.9KG
7.Network connection: WLAN : IEEE802.11 a/b/g/n2.4+5GHZ
The way to connect: support wireless connection via 1000M workshop switches, also support wired connection.

Software: All mercedes diagnostic software 2017.9 is loaded into the Xentry Connect multiplexer itself.
The management software can be installed on any computer with Windows 7 – 32-bit or Windows 8 – 32-bit and serves only for communication with the multiplexer

The licensing system is reworked – now licenses are stored on mercedes servers – Any license changes are tracked by the multiplexer when connected to the Internet network.

– the 1:1 clone of the original C5 is much more cheaper than that from the ACTIA Company

Undoubtedly, the original c5 with Panasonic tablet from the ACTIA Company is excellent … But … Its price is disheartening. The cost of the Japanese tablet is realistic to buy pieces of eight new laptops or tablets from other manufacturers.

Update: mercedes SD C5 HQ clone Pass Tests

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So far, there is no comments on advantages & disadvantages of the two tool.

But time will tell us all.

Just wait for it.