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darkX

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5m Extension cable: Active USB or OBD2-J1962 Male to Female?
« on: October 06, 2011, 08:57:41 AM »
I have ordered a new OBDLink SX few days ago and waiting for delivery. Now, I like to order a ~5m long extension cable. I understand that OBDLink SX uses 3.3v from the USB port. My doubt is:

Which one is better?

(1) An active USB extension cable (that buffers/boosts the signal) like this:
http://amzn.to/kSDIvE
OR
(2) An OBD2-J1962 Male to Female cable like this:
http://amzn.to/reLQ7O

Thanks in advance!

Jason Smith

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Re: 5m Extension cable: Active USB or OBD2-J1962 Male to Female?
« Reply #1 on: October 06, 2011, 09:22:11 AM »
I would use the active USB extension. My reason is that the repeater will be much more reliable.

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Re: 5m Extension cable: Active USB or OBD2-J1962 Male to Female?
« Reply #2 on: October 10, 2011, 03:27:39 AM »
Many thanks Jason! I've ordered one just now!