Tag: Nexiq

How to spot a China Nexiq USB Link 2 Clone

The Nexiq USB Link original adapter came out around 7 years ago, and sold over 130,000 before it was discontinued and replaced by the Nexiq USB Link 2. The Nexiq USB Link 2 came out around mid-2014, and is the number one selling commercial truck adapter in the market. Besides the fact that Nexiq is worried about USB Link 2 clone, one of the nagging issues that Nexiq had with the original design was that several different OBDII cables were needed (Regulard OBDII, Volvo/Mack HD OBDII, CAT in GMC/Chevy Truck OBDII, etc…). The other issue was that Nexiq never...

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Nexiq USB Link and DPA5 differences explained

Nexiq USB Link vs DG Technologies DPA5 The two most common aftermarket communication adapters are the Nexiq USB Link and the DG Technologies DPA5. Customers quite often ask us: What’s the difference? Well, we’re here to break it down for you. The Nexiq USB Link is manufactured by Nexiq, which is owned by Snap On. This is by far the most common adapter, as they have a very large distribution network and brand name recognition. Below is our list of Pro’s and Con’s on this adapter: Pro’s Aftermarket cable ends are readily available all over the Internet around $30 each. You can buy them anywhere – Your Snap On Tool Truck, dealerships, Internet, etc… If repairs are needed after warranty has expired (12 months), Nexiq repairs them at reasonable pricing. Con’s Only has a 12-month warranty No diagnostic software included There are TONS of Chinese clones/knock offs so be careful where you buy from The most expensive aftermarket adapter available Item is manufactured out of plastic (Not as durable as others) The DPA5 adapter is manufactured by DG Technologies, which was previously called Dearborn Technologies. While a smaller company, they do a lot of business directly with manufacturers such as Case New Holland, Detroit, and more. Pro’s Priced competitively ($75 or so less than a Nexiq) Standard 2-year warranty and extended warranties available Made out of metal, so very...

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