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Windows 7: How long a USB2 cable dare i run for a USB camera?

03 Aug 2017   #1

Win 7 Pro 64 Bit
How long a USB2 cable dare i run for a USB camera?

I have a basic USB2 camera from Microsoft, the sort of thing one might use on Skype. How long a USB cable dare i run, and if it were over say 20 feet does it need powering at the camera end? I want to use it temporarily to watch outside through a window about 25 feet or so from the PC, which runs Windows 7 64 bit OS. I see on Ebay powered USB cables up to 25 meters, but they mainly say PRINTER extension powered cables, can I use one of those? Thanks!

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03 Aug 2017   #2

win 8 32 bit

Between 3 to 5 meters is the limit depending on speed and power
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03 Aug 2017   #3

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit

The USB specs are 5 meters or about 16 feet for USB 2. That assumes good quality cables. To exceed 5 meters you can use powered hubs between cables but be sure that no cable run exceeds 5 meters.
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 How long a USB2 cable dare i run for a USB camera?

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