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What max USB cable length did you get away with?

Discussion in 'Electronic Design' started by Joerg, Dec 19, 2004.

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  1. Joerg

    Joerg Guest

    Hello,

    Usually USB 2.0 is limited to 16ft. Did anybody get away with much more
    than that? If so, was it reliable?

    Data rate doesn't matter, as long as everything sent still gets there.

    Regards, Joerg
     
  2. nyffeler

    nyffeler Guest

    As far as I know 5 Meters ~ 16ft are the longest to fulfil the specs.
    For greater distances you will need a repeater.
    An example is on www.ebusinesscables.com/usb_repeater_cable.htm
     
  3. Add a hub.
    You can know get single chip 'active repeaters' (effectively a one port
    hub), for USB2 (for a long time only USB1 versons were available).
    'Pushing' the spec, is not a good way to get reliability.

    Best Wishes
     
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