DPA Products:

- DPA 5 Dual-CAN
- DPA 5 Quad-CAN
- DPA 4 Plus

DPA 5 Datasheet

DG Diagnostics


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

Dearborn Protocol Adapter 5 Quad-CAN
USB RP1210 A/B/C Compliant

DPA 5 Quad-CAN

  • The DPA 5 is the most rugged Quad 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 DG Diagnostics, a free heavy-duty diagnostic software package!

  • The DPA 5 Quad-CAN continues DG Technologies' DPA family tradition of being the fastest, most rugged, most reliable, and most versatile RP1210 and J2534 Vehicle Datalink Adapters (VDAs).

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

    The DPA 5 Quad-CAN was purpose-built for a Heavy-Duty Truck OEM. The OEM had an End-Of-Line (EOL) reprogramming station that required fast re-flashing of 4 Electronic Control Units/Modules (ECUs/ECMs) at the same time. The speed of the DPA 5 Quad-CAN along with the 4 CAN channels meant significantly reduced reprogramming sessions, and lead to a fast return on their investment (ROI)...

    The DPA 5 Quad-CAN supports 4 separate CAN communication channels, which makes it a perfect tool for OEM and component manufacturer design and test engineers.

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

    • The DPA 5 Quad-CAN 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.

    You Asked for "Out-of-the-Box" Functionality and we Delivered - DG Diagnostics!

    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.

    Below are images showing some of the functionality within the DG Diagnostics application.

    Fault Codes Screen

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    Component Information Screen

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    Total Truck Data

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    Dynamic Truck Data

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    Configure OEM Applications

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    Connect/Disconnect "Home" Screen

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    Truck Data Report

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    DG Diagnostics is in it's infancy with new and exciting features planned for future releases! 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 Quad-CAN Supported Protocols and Standards

    From light-duty through heavy-duty, the DPA 5 Quad-CAN supports your entire fleet! The DPA 5 Quad-CAN provides more protocol, standards, and operating system support than any other commercially available diagnostic adapter. Support and standards include:

    RP1210 Protocols

    J2534 Protocols


    Other Protocols

    • J1939
    • J1708/J1587
    • CAN
    • J1850 (VPW - GM)
    • ISO15765
    • ISO9141/KWP2000
    • ALDL
    • CAN (ISO11898)
    • J1850 VPW (GM Class II)
    • ISO 15765-4
    • 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

    RP1210 OEM Software Compatibility

    The DPA 5 Quad-CAN is RP1210B compliant and should work with any RP1210A/B compliant application. It has been thoroughly validated against the following OEM and component applications:

    • Allison DOC
    • Bendix ACOM
    • Caterpillar Electronic Technician
    • Cummins Insite
    • Cummins PowerSpec
    • 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
    • Mitchell1 RepairConnect
    • 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.

    J2534 OEM Software Compatibility

    The DP 5 Quad-CAN is provided with an SAE J2534-compliant interface (an SAE standard for electronic module reprogramming). The DPA 5 Quad-CAN 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 Quad-CAN J2534-supported protocols (i.e. ISO9141/KWP2000).

    The DPA 5 Quad-CAN has been validated against the following OEM and component applications:
    • General Motors TIS2Web
    • Ford Module Programming (FMP)
    • 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)

    All J2534 reprogramming and diagnostic software packages that are J2534-1 and J2534-2 compliant and use a protocol supported by the DPA 5 Quad-CAN 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 Quad-CAN.

    • Windows XP, 2000, Vista (32/64-bit), 7 (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 Priviledges


    The DPA 5 Quad-CAN is supported by the DPA 5 Dual-CAN drivers. All downloads, such as drivers and product literature can be found on our DPA 5 downloads page.

    Contact Information

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

        	Phone:		(02) 8006-2250 (Australia)
        	Sales:		sales@automotivecontrol.com (Australia)
        	Support:	techsupp@dgtech.com (USA DGTech Directly)

    Standard Product Part Numbers and List Pricing

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

    DPA 5 Quad-CAN Kit
    USD$749 (ex-GST)

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    The basic DPA 5 Quad-CAN with 4 CAN channels, but no Bluetooth wireless support. Comes in a ruggedized, lockable plastic box and contains:
    • DG-DPA5-QC
    • DG-DPA-15U-CABLE
    • Driver CD
    • Plastic Carrying Case
    • QuickStart Guide
    • Drivers CD
    DPA 5 Quad-CAN Kit Combined With PLC TestCon Kit
    USD$1384 (ex-GST)

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    PLC4TRUCKS (PLC) Protocol Support

    This kit contains all elements of the DG-DPA5-QC-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 Quad-CAN.

    Value Adding Maintenance Agreement
    USD$59 (ex-GST)

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

    USD$99 (ex-GST)

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

    An extended warranty may only be purchased within one calendar year from the initial date of DPA purchase

    DPA 5 Quad-CAN Accessories and List Pricing

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

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    USD$109 (ex-GST)

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    • Connects DPA 5 Quad-CAN to the Deutsch 9-pin or 6-pin truck connector.
    • Dual-CAN wired for Freightliner Cascadia model.
    • Comes standard with DPA 5 Quad-CAN kit.
    • Length is 1 meter.
    USD$130 (ex-GST)

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    • Connects the DPA 5 to the J1962 connector of a 2013 Volvo chassis with Volvo Engine for diagnostics with Volvo PTT.
    • The J1939 Type II Deutsch connector connects to all J1939 Type II and Type I connectors for J1708 and J1939 OEM diagnostics.
    • The 9-pin Deutsch connector is dual-CAN wired for the Freightliner Cascadia model.
    • The J1962 connector covers light and medium duty vehicles using CAN/ISO15765 (2008 mandated), as well as GM J1850, GM SWCAN, and ISO9141 vehicles.
    USD$109 (ex-GST)

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    • Connects DPA 5 Quad-CAN to the Deutsch 9-pin truck connector.
    • Dual-CAN wired for Freightliner Cascadia model.
    • Length is 1 meter.
    USD$128 (ex-GST)

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    • Allows DPA to be connected to CAT industrial equipment.
    • For All Caterpillar Engine Models
    • 9 pin adapter cable.
    • Requires DG-DPA5-PLC-CABLE Adapter Cable.
    • Supports J1708/J1587/ATA and J1939 Databuses
    USD$89 (ex-GST)

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    • Open ended OBDII cable.
    USD$450 (ex-GST)

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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:

    USD$35 (ex-GST)

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    • Allows DPA 5 Quad-CAN 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 Quad-CAN.
    USD$29 (ex-GST)

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    • USB Cable with gold plated connectors.
    • Thumb screws secure cable to DPA product.
    • Comes standard with DPA 5 Quad-CAN kit.
    • Length is 15 feet.
    USD$275 (ex-GST)

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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".
    USD$169 (ex-GST)

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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".
    USD$110 (ex-GST)

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    • Connects DPA 5 Quad-CAN to the J1962 OBDII connector.
    • Length is 1 meter.

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    Data Link Monitor (DLM) software is designed for engineers who are involved in the design, development and validation of in-vehicle networks. DLM is a good tool for monitoring, sending, receiving, filtering, and triggering on vehicle data. You can Download DLM from this page.

    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)