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Thread: USB camera max cable length?

  1. #1
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    Question USB camera max cable length?

    Hello all!

    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:

    1. What's the length of the USB cable?
    2. How can it be extended? HUB? Will it work?


    Please, any comments about this will be greatly appreciated!

    Thanks a lot

    Dominique

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    Re: USB camera max cable length?

    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.
    John

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    Re: USB camera max cable length?

    Hi

    "The maximum length of a standard USB cable (for USB 2.0 or earlier) is 5.0 metres (16.4 ft). "

    Source:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Univers...ial_Bus#Cables
    Best regards
    Stefan
    IC Imaging Control Support

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    Re: USB camera max cable length?

    Thank you John and Stefan, I'll use an extension.

    Dominique

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    Re: USB camera max cable length?

    I suggest a maximum cable length of 3.5 m.
    Best regards
    Stefan
    IC Imaging Control Support

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    Re: USB camera max cable length?

    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.
    John

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