Voltage & Module Programming?

Elisha Technician Texas Posted   Latest   Edited  
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2014 Ford Fiesta S 1.6L (J) 6-spd (DPS6)
P0606 — Control Module Processor

I recently bought a snap-on EEBC500A smart battery charger just for programming. But I cannot find anywhere online that can tell me what the charging voltage specs are for each manufacturer. Could not even find it on prodemand . Doe's any know anything or anywhere that can point me in the right direction? I would greatly appreciate it, thank you. 

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Brian Diagnostician
Indiana
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I don’t know if there are certain specs really. The most important thing is the battery voltage doesn’t go to low. I use a Snap-On charger and set the voltage at 14 volts. The important thing is to have a good constant voltage. Hope that helps.

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Jamey Owner/Technician
California
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I don’t know if you will find what you’re looking for. As a “rule of thumb” Asian and Domestic, I use 13.2-13.5 volts. European I use 14.2-14.5 volts. That should keep you out of trouble. Some Euro platforms require 90 amps, not sure the Snap on will do that, unless they upgraded it. Mine is 60 amp I think.

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Elisha Technician
Texas
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Thank you Jamey. I'll will remember that rule of thumb.

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Chris Technical Support Specialist
New York
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Ford recently published a General Service Bulletin on programming and it shows 12.6 to 13.6 GSB 20-7023 Its got some great information on which process to choose as well.

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Elisha Technician
Texas
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Thank you again for your help Chris. I will see if i can read that GSB bulletin.

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Ronald Mechanic
Alabama
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After I determine battery is fully charged I set voltage to 13 volts. Except bmw I use midtronics instead of snap on. Many years ago I was flashing chrysler and was stopped by screen stating voltage to high. But then times,procedures and such has changed and probably only one to answer on new cars is mobile techs or individual dealer mechanics. I have set up computers up to 2017 so at a loss on…

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Elisha Technician
Texas
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Thank you Ronald. I'll take that into consideration when dealing with BMW's.

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Paul Diagnostician
Massachusetts
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I'm assuming your Snap On charger is not an EEBC500 as that has the "flash programming" setting built in. In my experience, a battery charger is better than nothing when performing module programming but what you really want is a conditioned power supply to maintain the system power. We use a Midtronics PSC-550 for all of our programming and testing. Output specs on the unit are 13.4 Vdc/Vcc and…

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Manuel Diagnostician
New Jersey
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BMW as as a rule of thumb cannot go over 15v cannot go under IIRC 13.8v

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Elisha Technician
Texas
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Thank you Manuel. I will remember that.

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Elisha Technician
Texas
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Thanks Paul, and yes it is EEBC500A. I will have to continue reading that article. Thanks for the link.

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Allan Owner
Virginia
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I don’t go by specs. 13.5 domestic and Asian and 14.4 euro. Always worked for me

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Geoff Diagnostician
Hawaii
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Great question! I have always wondered that exact thing.

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Dave Owner/Technician
Arkansas
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For domestic and asian I always set my snapon smart charger to 13.8 and never had any issues

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