Connecting usb cables

  Sapins 22:09 26 Nov 2003
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I have just had to buy another scanner so I now have 2 usb cables, can I connect them together so I can place the scanner further from the computer?

  Simon_P 22:16 26 Nov 2003

will they fit together?

USB can be effected by cable lenth

You may be beter to get a longer cable.

Some scanners will only work properly with the cable supplied.

  Kudu 22:23 26 Nov 2003

You can join them with a female A to Female B adaptor.I got mine at Maplins.

  Kegsy 22:25 26 Nov 2003

why not just try it, I doubt you would harm the scanner.

  Sapins 22:26 26 Nov 2003

Thanks Simon7063, I don't think you can but maybe?

I can keep the scanner close to the computer but I am re-doing the workspace so I thought I would ask to give me another option.

Sapins

  Sapins 22:28 26 Nov 2003

Thanks kudu and Kegsy, I'll check out Maplins to price it.

Sapins.

  Simon_P 22:31 26 Nov 2003

you could keep it off line and just plug it in when you want it, as its USB it will only take a few seconds to be reconised (providing it has been installed)

  wee eddie 22:32 26 Nov 2003

USB has a limit of about 5 meters.

but

USB2 is considerably more capable although I don't know how far it's good for.

  DieSse 23:53 26 Nov 2003

USB2 is considerably more capable although I don't know how far it's good for.

5m

  DieSse 23:55 26 Nov 2003

I recommend you to buy a longer cable rather than an extension cable - it's a more reliable solution.

  Sapins 08:05 27 Nov 2003

Thanks for your replies wee eddie and DieSse. I will probably keep to one supplied cable but it's good to know you can use a longer cable if you wish to.

Regards,

Sapins.

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