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Durametric Cable Length


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I want to add a Professional Durametric kit to my list of Pcar Tools and not sure if I need to purchase Option 2 (includes extension cable) or not. My shop laptop is approximately 16 feet from the OBDII connector when the car is on the lift.To help me decide which option is needed, I have a few questions (was on hold with Durametric for 11 minutes this afternoon and decided to end the call and ask here instead.)How long is the OBDII/USB cable without the extension?

Do you all find the cable too short and need the extension? My plans are to leave the laptop on the bench and just extend the cable into the car for coad reading, etc.Instead of using the OBDII extension cable will the the Durametric Pro kit work with a regular USB extension cable?

I have a 996, and currently do not have a need for the round connector cable. Which Pcars have the round connectors?

Thanks in advance,

Al

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I want to add a Professional Durametric kit to my list of Pcar Tools and not sure if I need to purchase Option 2 (includes extension cable) or not. My shop laptop is approximately 16 feet from the OBDII connector when the car is on the lift.To help me decide which option is needed, I have a few questions (was on hold with Durametric for 11 minutes this afternoon and decided to end the call and ask here instead.)How long is the OBDII/USB cable without the extension?

Do you all find the cable too short and need the extension? My plans are to leave the laptop on the bench and just extend the cable into the car for coad reading, etc.Instead of using the OBDII extension cable will the the Durametric Pro kit work with a regular USB extension cable?

I have a 996, and currently do not have a need for the round connector cable. Which Pcars have the round connectors?

Thanks in advance,

Al

The answers are yes, and yes.......... The standard cable is about 8 ft., and you can use a USB extension cable rather than jump for their long cable. We like the shorter cable for using a laptop in the car on mobile tests without a big wad of cable in the car, the longer USB extension is used in the shop to connect to our Dell XPS tower. Combination gives you a lot of flexibility. Buy a good quality USB extension cable, there is some really cheap crap running around, and you want something that will wear well and last.

The round connector fits 928, 944S2, 968, 964 or 1994-1995 Porsche 993.

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