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Windows 7: usb extension cable or power issues?

20 Feb 2010   #11
theog

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by charlie3 View Post
my mouse works fine on the 15m cable
Very lower power.


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20 Feb 2010   #12
pebbly

win 7 ultimate32bit, Win8.1pro wmc 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by charlie3 View Post
my mouse works fine on the 15m cable
charlie3, a mouse only requires about 5ma to run, most usb ports run at 500ma ,the longer the cable length the more ma you loose try powering the hub and see if that helps post back and let us know how you get on
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20 Feb 2010   #13
charlie3

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 & Ultimate x64
 
 

so this boosts the power without an extra power cable?

im guessing my mouse works as its so low power, yes?

so if i got this i could run a usb hub from the one port and connect a mouse and a keyboard to it?

this would replace one of my existing 5m cables or do i need 3?

is the power cable for the hub still an option?
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20 Feb 2010   #14
charlie3

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 & Ultimate x64
 
 

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20 Feb 2010   #15
theog

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Active USB Extension Cable?

An Active USB Extension Cable is different to Passive USB Extension Cable in that with active USB extension cable the signal passing through the lead is amplified by the cable's built in repeater. This cable buffers the data passing through it (both upstream and downstream). This buffering ensures signal quality.

How Does It Work?

The 5m Active USB 2.0 Extension Lead can be cascaded so that it can bridge much longer gaps. Alternatively you can add more of the Newlink Active 5m USB 2.0 Extension Leads to give an even longer length. You can daisy chain up to five of these leads giving you up to 25m (depending upon the USB 2.0 device connected).

Anything Else?

The 5m Active USB 2.0 Extension Lead does not need an additional power adapter (current draw is only 5mA). It is 100 percent compatible with USB 2.0 electrical and timing specifications.
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20 Feb 2010   #16
pebbly

win 7 ultimate32bit, Win8.1pro wmc 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by charlie3 View Post
thats similar to the one theog posted try powering the hub first it will be the cheaper option
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20 Feb 2010   #17
charlie3

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 & Ultimate x64
 
 

so can i just get 1 and then conect 2 of my existing cables after that? this would still work?
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20 Feb 2010   #18
pebbly

win 7 ultimate32bit, Win8.1pro wmc 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post
Active USB Extension Cable?

An Active USB Extension Cable is different to Passive USB Extension Cable in that with active USB extension cable the signal passing through the lead is amplified by the cable's built in repeater. This cable buffers the data passing through it (both upstream and downstream). This buffering ensures signal quality.

How Does It Work?

The 5m Active USB 2.0 Extension Lead can be cascaded so that it can bridge much longer gaps. Alternatively you can add more of the Newlink Active 5m USB 2.0 Extension Leads to give an even longer length. You can daisy chain up to five of these leads giving you up to 25m (depending upon the USB 2.0 device connected).

Anything Else?

The 5m Active USB 2.0 Extension Lead does not need an additional power adapter (current draw is only 5mA). It is 100 percent compatible with USB 2.0 electrical and timing specifications.
thank you theog thats something ive learned today
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20 Feb 2010   #19
charlie3

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 & Ultimate x64
 
 

well a 5v dc 1a power cable is 14.99 + postage so an active cable will be cheaper, i just want to make sure it will work with 2 other cables.
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20 Feb 2010   #20
theog

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by charlie3 View Post
so can i just get 1 and then conect 2 of my existing cables after that? this would still work?
NO,you will need three.

5m x 3 = 15m.
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