Foxwell NT200 VS Foxwell NT201 VS Foxwell NT301 OBDII code reader

Foxwell NT200 VS Foxwell NT201 VS Foxwell NT301 OBDII code reader in the aspects of hardware, coverage, functions, features as well as feedback.


Part 1: Basic Info comparison

Foxwell NT200 CAN OBDII/EOBD Code Reader features

. Adopt 51 single-chip ST89C51
. Black and white LCD, 128 x 64pixel, allow user to adjust the contrast, double button operation.
. Support all OBDII compliant vehicles after 1996.
. Main functions: read code, clear code, retrieves freeze frame data, read data stream, read VIN, etc.
. Highlights: small and portable, cost-effective, support multi-language and online upgrade


NT201 OBDII/EOBD Code Reader features:

.Adopts ARM Cortex-M3 microcontroller stm32F103
.Color 2.4 inch LCD, 320*240pixel, four-button operation, with LED indicator, support I/M hot key.
.Support all OBDII compliant vehicles after 1996
.Main functions: read codes, clear codes, retrieves freeze frame data, data stream, Retrieves VIN, etc.
.Highlights: easy to operate, cost-effective, support multi-language and online upgrade


Foxwell NT301 CAN OBDII/EOBD Code Reader Features

. ARM Cortex-M3 microcontroller stm32F103:
. Adopts Color 2.8-inch LCD, 320*240pixel, six-button operation, with LED light indicator, support I/M hot key as well as read code & clear hot key.
.Support all OBDII compliant vehicles after 1996.
.Main functions: read and clear fault codes, retrieve freeze frame data, read data stream, retrieve VIN, etc.
.Support fault code database query, record playback, and print function.


Easy to operate

support OBDII full functions

Support graphic display

Support diagnosis on a wide range of models

The best OBDII diagnostic tool


Part 2: Review (Feedback)

Foxwell NT301 feedback

1). The Foxwell NT301 hardware is good quality

FoxWell NT301 unit is reasonably well constructed and should survive the odd knock or two. The screen is clear and the keyboard firm and positive to use. As the keyboard is not of the membrane type then I guess one should keep liquids/fluid away from it.
The EOBD connecting lead is of adequate length and well finished with moulded strain reliefs at both ends.

The on-board HELP is very limited but the User Manual is concise and informative so not too much to complain about really.

The three dedicated LEDs (Green – all Ok, Yellow – pending DTCs, Red – firm DTCs – MIL light activate) give a great quick guide as to vehicle EOBD status.
2). Foxwell NT301 update free lifetime

The lifetime free software updates are a big bonus. Although a scan tool of this type only focuses/dedicates itself to EOBD diagnostics and regular updating is not required the ability and access to free updates is most welcome.

3). Test report

My 14 year faithful old Citroen Xsara Picasso 1.8l 16v suddenly started to lose power and idle erratically and the engine fault light came on. Not knowing much about modern fuel injection systems. I read on the Picasso Owners forum about code readers and bought this one. To cut along story short, it worked !!! The codes showed the EGR valve and the fuel injectors to be the possible causes. The EGR valve was full of hard deposits, easily cleaned though. The fuel injectors will be cleaned or replaced. The car is running quite well now and averages about 38 mpg in the rural area where I live . Motor service outfits where I live charge about £40 to examine the codes logged on a cars computer, goodness knows what a Citroen Agency would charge! The NT301 is well made and sturdy and I had no problems installing the software on my computer.

Here Foxwell NT301 images in good quality


  1. Foxwell NT200 feedback
  2. Foxwell NT200 code reader Connected up to 62 reg fiesta with EML light on. Fault diagnosed instantly as a cylinder 2 misfire. Able to go to ford dealer armed with knowledge of fault as car still under warranty. Invaluable tool to have


  1. Foxwell NT200 communicated quickly with a Mercedes E55 and Skoda Fabia vrs. A great tool at a great price. The service from was brilliant as always, deivered within 24 hours. Highly recommended.


  1. Foxwell NT200 Tool works well on both Suzuki Liana and MG ZR.I ordered from as they were aware of problems with MG and Rovers not having a pin 5 on the socket. Sorted out my problem with the MG. Very happy and would recommend this tool as a basic scanner with live data, and would recommend


  1. Foxwell NT200 is good value for money easy to use, instruction booklet easy to follow. Good quality product and value for money.