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Windows 7: Are USB Cable Length Limits hard limits?

13 Aug 2012   #1

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Are USB Cable Length Limits hard limits?

I'm trying to get a longer cable for my digital SLR camera, so I can live preview / shoot from the computer. The camera has about a 3 foot cable with a special USB end.

I was just going to order a 15 foot usb extension cable, but this would put me at a total of about 18 feet. Will this extra 2 feet matter? I've read various things about this, most of them saying that if the computer can't output enough power for the cord, that is when you have a problem.

I will be connecting to my Dell studio XPS built in USB port.



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13 Aug 2012   #2

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It probably will matter. Perhaps a powered hub in between may work: - USB FAQ
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