USB cables...max length

  zinnie 20:46 30 May 2006
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has anybody out there any idea what is the maximum length that I can have a USB cable to drive my printer.
I know they make USB cables 5m in length but is that the maximum that can be effectively used.

  ed-0 20:57 30 May 2006

Has purchased a 10 Mtr from maplins. click here

  Stuartli 20:59 30 May 2006

Or the active type:

click here

  Stuartli 21:00 30 May 2006

Probably find cheaper outlets than Maplins with a little Googling.

  namtas 21:17 30 May 2006

Your question, the length is restricted by power loss and for a unassisted cable this is 5 mtrs. As above you can use a active cable or use a powered hub.

  Imho 03:14 31 May 2006

It probably depends on the quality of cable, where it's used and what for.

Your problem may be in finding a very long cable.
You can use hubs to join lengths together.

  zinnie 05:45 31 May 2006

thanks everyone for the responses....you have answered my question

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