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Autel MaxiDAS DS708 Pro Diagnostic System

Autel MaxiDAS DS708 Professional Diagnosis & Analysis System

Product Code: DS708

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Professional diagnostics without the price tag

The Autel MaxiDAS DS708 is a professional level diagnostic package, offering near dealer-level diagnostic coverage for a vast array of car manufacturers.
Based around an intuitive 7 inch touch-screen interface, this Windows CE based tool car be linked via wifi or ethernet to your workshop internet connection, so you can access technical guides and websites online while you're working on the car.

The tool also comes with 14 days free access to the full Autodata reference system, and 12 months totally free access to 3 of the Autodata modules:
  • Manual Service Reset Procedures
  • Component Locations
  • Technical Data

Vehicle Coverage

The tools are supplied to us from Autel with most of the software on a recent version. Currently that includes coverage for cars from the following manufacturers:

  • Generic Coverage:
    • OBD-II
    • EOBD

  • European Makes:
    • Abarth
    • Alfa Romeo
    • Audi
    • Bentley
    • BMW
    • Bugatti
    • Citroen
    • Dacia
    • FIAT
    • Ford Europe
    • Jaguar
    • Lancia
    • Land Rover
    • Maybach
    • Mini
    • Mercedes Benz
    • Opel
    • Peugeot
    • Porsche
    • Renault
    • SAAB
    • SMART
    • Seat
    • Skoda
    • Sprinter
    • Vauxhall
    • Volkswagen
    • Volvo

  • Asian Makes:
    • Acura
    • Daewoo
    • Honda
    • Hyundai
    • Isuzu
    • Infiniti
    • Kia
    • Lexus
    • Mazda
    • Mitsubishi
    • Nissan
    • Scion
    • Subaru
    • Suzuki
    • Toyota

  • USA Makes:
    • Chrysler (USA only)
    • Ford USA
    • GM

For model-specific vehicle coverage details, there are manufacturer-specific coverage lists in Adobe PDF format available from this page.

  • Extensive vehicle coverage for more than 40 American, Asian and European vehicle makes
  • FREE updates for at least the first 12 months
  • Deep vehicle system coverage for most electronic systems
  • Complete function capability including live data, actuation, even ECU programming on many models
  • Unparalleled EOBD / OBD-II functionality - supports ALL 5 OBD-II protocols and ALL 9 test modes
  • Innovative dual-processor technology for quicker diagnostics and boot-up
  • Automatic Wi-Fi updates available in new software releases
  • Genuine Windows CE operating system allows for stable performance, compatibility and expandability
  • Wi-Fi internet capability allows for wireless access throughout the workshop
  • Internet Explorer installed - access technical websites and online resources while you work on the car
  • Advanced USB communication for faster operation and more accurate diagnostics
  • Extremely easy-to-use with touch-screen operation and intuitive operation
  • 7 inch 800 x 480 pixel TFT color display provides better view of test results, graphs, web pages etc.
  • Unique ergonomic design features multi-layered rubber protection and strong housing tough enough to survive the workshop
  • Intelligent memory of vehicles for easy and quick diagnosis of tested vehicles
  • Captures, saves and prints screenshots for convenient troubleshooting
  • Displays live data in text, graph and analog views for easy data review and analysis
  • Records and plays back live data to pinpoint sensor and component problems
  • Innovative graph merging for easy and quick detection of intermittent problems
  • Automatic Wi-Fi Data Logging for quick and accurate technical support and troubleshooting
  • Built-in overvoltage protection prevents damage to the tool and the vehicle
  • VNC remote control software built in, to allow control over a network from a PC, for convenient demonstration and training
  • Powered by Autel® Uni-SCANTM technology with no need for extra adaptors or "keys"
  • Prints out recorded data any time and anywhere with Wi-Fi printing capability
  • Now with 2 Year Warranty
Official Autel USA promotional video:

Package Contents

  • MaxiDAS DS708 Touchscreen tool
  • 1.6m OBD connection cable
  • 16-pin EOBD/OBD-II adaptor
  • BMW 20-pin adaptor
  • Citroen/Peugeot 2-pin adaptor
  • FIAT 3-pin adaptor
  • GM/Daewoo 12-pin adaptor
  • Honda 3-pin adaptor
  • Kia 20-pin adaptor
  • Mazda 17-pin adaptor
  • Mitsubishi/Hyundai 12+16-pin adaptor
  • Nissan 14-pin adaptor
  • Mercedes Benz 38-pin adaptor
  • Toyota 17-pin adaptor
  • Toyota 23-pin adaptor
  • VW Audi 2x2 adaptor
  • Cat-5 Ethernet network cable
  • Cigarette lighter socket power adaptor
  • 110-240v mains adaptor, with 3-pin UK plug
  • 4GB SD Card
  • USB 2.0 SD Card Reader
  • Tough plastic carry case with protective soft insert

Please note - Autel occasionally update the selection of adaptor cables that are supplied
with the tool, so the adaptor selection shown in the pictures may vary slightly from those
supplied - please read the Package Contents list above for an up-to-date list.

Product comparison

Below is a comparison of our 3 top-end professional tools.

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Product Name

MaxiDAS DS708

MaxiSys Mini MS905

MaxiSys MS908

Price (inc. VAT & UK delivery) £1320.00
(inc VAT and delivery)
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(inc VAT and delivery)
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(inc VAT and delivery)
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Processor Samsung S3C2440 ARM9 Processor 400 MHZ Samsung Exynos Quad-Core Cortex-A9 Processor 1.4GHz Samsung Exynos Quad-Core Cortex-A9 Processor 1.4GHz
Operating system Windows CE Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich
Internal storage None
(4GB SD Card Storage)
(with SD Card expansion slot)
(with SD Card expansion slot)
Display 7.0” 800×480 TFT Resistive Touch Screen 7.9” 1,024 x 768 LED Capacitive Touch Screen 7.9” 1,024 x 768 LED Capacitive Touch Screen
Connectivity USB 2.0; Ethernet; Wi-Fi USB 2.0; Wi-Fi; Bluetooth USB 2.0; Ethernet; Wi-Fi; Bluetooth
Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n - 2.4 Ghz 802.11 b/g/n - 2.4 & 5 Ghz 802.11 b/g/n - 2.4 & 5 Ghz
Battery None 5000 mAh 3.7V Lithium Polymer 11000 mAh 3.7V Lithium Polymer
Weight 2.95lb (1.1kg) 1.54lb (0.70kg) 3.12lb (1.42kg)
Camera None 5.0 Megapixel, AF with Flash 5.0 Megapixel, AF with Flash
Connection to car Cabled Wireless Wireless
Boot up time 40 seconds 20 seconds 20 seconds
Manufacturer coverage 40+ 40+ 40+
AutoVIN technology No YES YES
MaxiFix Cloud-Based Information System No YES YES
Updates included 12 months 12 months 12 months
Telephone support 12 months 12 months 12 months
UK warranty 24 months 12 months 12 months
Product link Click here Click here Click here

Comparison of the size of the MaxiSys MS908 (left) and MaxiDAS DS708 (right)

Product specifications

Operating System Windows CE
CPU ARM9 + ARM7 dual processor
Memory Max. 4 Gigabyte SD card
Communication Interface OBD, USB, Ethernet
Input Voltage 8.0-32.0V power provided via vehicle battery
Power Consumption 24W
Operating Current 350mA
Display Backlit, 7" TFT (800*480 dpi) color display with touchscreen
Operating Temperature 0 to 60°C (32 to 140 F°)
Storage Temperature -10 to 70°C (14 to 158 F°)
Operation Touchscreen and one rubber key (ON/OFF)
Printer Interface Wi-Fi, USB, Ethernet
Housing Strong plastic housing with protective rubber boot
Dimension 282mm (11.10”) x 163mm (6.42”) x 60mm (2.36”)
Weight approx. 2Kg (4.41lbs)
Protocols ISO 9141-2, K/L lines, flashing code, SAE-J1850 VPW, SAE-J1850 PWM, CAN ISO 11898 
ISO15765-4, Highspeed, Middlespeed, Lowspeed and Singlewire CAN

Software updates

Software updates are free for 12 months from the date you register the tool with Autel.
At the end of the 12 month period, the tool doesn't 'time out' - it will continue to function on the currently installed software versions - you will just be unable to access the update server.

Should you wish to continue updating the tool, you can purchase a 12 month software update package (which also includes 12 months access to three Autodata modules) on this page.

You can purchase the update package at any time after your initial subscription expires. It doesn't matter if you leave some time between the expiration and purchasing the update, as you will not be charged for the time in between. The update package will give you 12 months of updates from the date you purchase it.

Product reviews

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7 customers have reviewed this product so far, with an average score of 5/5
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Review submitted on 18/08/2013 by Brett Hart
Well made unit with excellent vehicle coverage. I was looking for the best tool for the best price and gendan have it with this kit. With gendan support and after sales, easy updates and great service this is the kit to buy and the place to buy from.

Review submitted on 09/10/2012 by Stephen Hewitt
found very easy to use purchased tool to replace x431 half the price of x431 seems to have comparable software loaded. easy update always find this helps as i am not that good on pcs.

Review submitted on 08/08/2012 by [name withheld]
Well after much deliberation I decided on the MaxiDAS DS 708.
I wasnt disappointed. (bought from the right place too!)
Having looked at all the usual front runners, for me, this tool came out on top for coverage and.... best of all.... update costs.
Very easy to set up and so easy to update. Fast delivery and a pleasant company to deal with. A great tool and great value for money i think.

Review submitted on 28/11/2011 by Ranj
Bought this after a great deal of research and found another company rebrand this unit and sell it for nearly 3 times as much. BRILLIANT TOOL at a FANTASTIC Price!!

Review submitted on 11/11/2011 by Mat Foster
The biggest problem with electronic diagnostics has always been knowing which tools to buy to give maximum coverage. Luckily with this tool it really does cover a wide range of vehicles meaning it's probably the only thing you'll need if like me you work on many different makes models & require full access to almost all electronic systems fitted to modern vehicles today.

Excellent piece of kit & Great value for money.

  Displaying reviews 1 to 5 of 7


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