ODB2 scanners work better when paired correctly with OBD2 extension cables. You need to invest in an OBD2 cable that’s compatible with your car’s scan tool. Finding one can be quite daunting given that there are lots of ODB2 cables sold on the market these days. To simplify your search for the right one, discussed below are ten of the best OBD2 extension cables car owners and technicians can get.
10. Fotag 1 to 3 OBD2 OBDII 16 pin Splitter Extension Cable
Fotag Y J1962 is an OBD2 male to female extension cable that’s compatible with ODB2 diagnostic tools. The cable also comes with a 16 pin sock and high-quality materials for superior durability and flexibility. With a length of 1.7ft, Fotag Y J1962 can simultaneously support three OBD gadgets without causing any disruptions.
9. ARTECKIN Full 16pin OBD II OBD2 Male to Female Extension Cable
ARTECKIN Extension Cable is a 16-pin extension cable that enables you to connect ODB2 diagnostic tools to a 16 pin socket. The cable comes built with high-quality materials for flexibility and durability. When purchased, it also comes equipped with an insulated 5ft cord that can prevent wear and tear and protect your vehicle’s ARTECKIN interface.
8. OLLGEN OBD 2 Cable Cord OBDII Extension Cable
OLLGEN OBD 2 Cable Cord is an OBD2 extension cable with a power switch for preventing battery damage when it’s in use. The revolutionary flat flexible design makes it easier for you to route the cable to your preferred position. The male and female connectors measure 60cm in length to allow for ODB2 diagnostics.
The cable is ideal for use in your car since it supports all standard OBD 2 protocols. With a length of 70cm (2.3ft) and weight of 72g (2.5oz), it’s quite portable. The ultra-low profile design makes enables you to connect the cable to hard to reach spots. The rubber coating, on the other hand, is resistant to oil, gas and other shop fluids.
7. OLLGEN 60CM Ultra Slim 2 in 1 OBDII OBD2 Cable
OLLGEN 60CM Ultra Slim 2 in 1 OBDII OBD2 Cable is flat and easy to carry and use. The product features 100% brand new and high quality materials that give it superior durability and flexibility. You can use it on diagnostic scanner tools that come with a 16 pin socket.
You can also rely on it to save the wear and tear on the OBD connector of your scan tool. The flat design allows you to chain multiple cables together to achieve longer length. The cord has a length of 60cm (2ft) and weight of 75g (2.6oz).
6. iKKEGOL OBD2 OBDII Diagnostic Extension Cable
iKKEGOL OBD2 Diagnostic Extension Cable features a flat flexible design for conveniently routing it to your preferred spot. You can save more room by splitting out one OBD II port into three OBD II devices to your car at the same time. The cable is suitable for use with GPS trackers on the most isolated installations.
The ultra-low profile design makes it easier for the connector to access spots that are difficult to reach. You can use the product on all 16-pin Pass-through and standard OBD 2 protocols for all OBD2 Vehicles. When bought, it comes with three female and one male 16-pin J-1962 low profile extension connectors.
5. OLLGEN 5M/16.4ft OBD II Cable OBD2 OBD Extension Cable
OLLGEN 5M/16.4ft OBD Extension Cable boasts of a right angle design that allows ODB scanners fit closer and securely. The product comes with high-quality materials that enhance its flexibility and durability. With a length of 5 meters, it lets you conveniently use a OBD scan tool. You can couple it with OBD-II diagnostic hardware and plug it into an OBD-II compliant vehicle.
4. Docooler Obd-ii Obd2 16pin Male to Female Extension Cable
Docooler Obd-ii Obd2 16pin is a male to female extension cable that’s compatible with most OBD2 scan tools. To achieve longer length, you can daisy-chain multiple cables together. The cord has high-quality materials that deliver superior flexibility and durability. When purchased, it comes weighing 196g and measuring 150cm in length.
3. bbfly-A9 OBD II OBD2 16 Pin Extension Cable Adapter
bbfly-A9 is a 16-pin OBD extension cable you can rely on to save the wear and tear on your scanner’s OBD connector. The product features 100% high-quality and brand new features that make it easy to carry and use. You can conveniently use it on diagnostic tools featuring a 16 pin socket.
The plug and play ODB extension cable works on all standard OBD2 devices. The cord features a sturdy design and 16 pin stitches to enhance transmission stability. With a length of 60cm (24 inches), bbfly-A9 is an adapter that can easily plug onto your vehicle’s OBDII scan tool.
2. TPF OBD2 Splitter Extension Male to Dual Female Cord Adapter
TPF OBD2 Splitter Extension is a male to female dual cord adapter that’s ideal for ODB diagnostic tools with a durable 16-pin socket. The cable makes it easier to connect two devices simultaneously. You’ll find a dual straight J1962 female connector on the device side while a straight J1962 male connector on the car side of the cable.
With this OBD II cable splitter, you can one OBD2 port into two OBD2 Female ports that are accessible. The product is available in black and features a 16 Pin-to-Pin wire. TPF OBD2 Splitter Extension has a net weight of 200g and extension length of 50cm (1.6ft).
1. OLLGEN 3.3ft/1m OBD2 Extension Cable
The 3.3ft OLLGEN OBD2 Extension Cable suits a 16-pin advanced Bluetooth OBD-II car Diagnostic Auto Interface Scanner. You can also pair it with diagnostic tools featuring a 16 pin socket. When installed correctly, it can minimize the wear and tear on the OBD connector of your car’s scanner. The cable features two female connectors and one male connector to support two OBD devices simultaneously.
As discussed above, OBD2 extension cables come in different designs, sizes and lengths to suit your car or equipment’s ODB2 diagnostic needs. Consider getting one that’s compatible with most ODB2 scan tools. The product should also be long enough to allow you to conveniently connect it to the scanner.