View Full Version : USB camera max cable length?
September 25, 2009, 20:04:50
I'm going to buy a IS camera (in few weeks, at most few months) but I'm already planning my setup. I just want to know two things:
What's the length of the USB cable?
How can it be extended? HUB? Will it work?
Please, any comments about this will be greatly appreciated! :-)
Thanks a lot
September 27, 2009, 20:23:48
The cable supplied with my DMK21AUO4 is 5 feet.
Because of the way my equipment is set up I have to use a 10 foot USB extension cable.
I haven't noticed any problems.
September 28, 2009, 08:33:00
"The maximum length of a standard USB cable (for USB 2.0 or earlier) is 5.0 metres (16.4 ft). "
September 28, 2009, 17:00:56
Thank you John and Stefan, I'll use an extension.
September 28, 2009, 17:04:41
I suggest a maximum cable length of 3.5 m.
September 28, 2009, 17:55:10
I think it's always best to use the shortest possible USB cable.
I know there are special cable set ups for long distances, but I never have looked into them.
Also I think it would pay to buy the highest quality cables possible.
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