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Windows 7: Cable makers make me grr! (usb!)

13 Oct 2011   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, & Mac OS X 10.9.2
Cable makers make me grr! (usb!)

not really something that needs help or answering but it made me laugh after i was done being miffed!

everyone knows the maximum length of a usb cable is 5m or 16.4ft (well you do now)

so i just bought a 5m cable to add an extension. the seller sold me a 5mt male to male cable with a female to female adapter.. fair enough.

But when you plug the adapter into the cable and then a device into the cable it makes it slightly longer than the maximum length and the device doesnt work!

Its not the cable as i have 2, and it powers a usb HDD without the adapter, and its not the adapter as ive like 5 of the things floating about!

But ive now got 2 5m cables that are useless lol! so bought a powered hub to shut myself up! lol

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14 Oct 2011   #2

Windows 7 Professional SP1 32-bit

hehe thanks for sharing this important little educational bit.
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14 Oct 2011   #3

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What you need is a USB2 Active Repeater Cable.

Cable makers make me grr! (usb!)-novatech-usb2-rep10.jpg

Novatech USB2 Active Repeater Cable - 10m | USB2-REP10

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