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TOPIC: USB extension cables

USB extension cables 6 days 4 hours ago #48536

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Hey Folks

Can I use extension cables connected to the USB cables that came with my new SHD Studio (now 1.5 meters) and the UMIK-1 ( now 3 meters)? Looks like the general maximum length for USB is 5 meters, should I stick with this?
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USB extension cables 6 days 3 hours ago #48537

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Extention cables are not a good idea, I've seen many problems with them. Buy new cables of the right length
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USB extension cables 6 days 2 hours ago #48539

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You can yes, I've used extension cables to make lengths up to 5m without problems. But if you need to buy extension cables I suggest just buying longer cables which may be more reliable.

Also note that an active USB hub can act as a repeater. I've used lengths up to 10m that way.
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USB extension cables 6 days 2 hours ago #48540

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Juoigâ wrote:
Extention cables are not a good idea, I've seen many problems with them. Buy new cables of the right length

This is what I'd do, and have in fact done.
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USB extension cables 6 days 1 minute ago #48542

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Thanks all. I've ordered 5 meter cables for both.
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