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?
will they fit together?USB can be effected by cable lenthYou may be beter to get a longer cable.Some scanners will only work properly with the cable supplied.
You can join them with a female A to Female B adaptor.I got mine at Maplins.
why not just try it, I doubt you would harm the scanner.
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
Thanks kudu and Kegsy, I'll check out Maplins to price it.Sapins.
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)
USB has a limit of about 5 meters.butUSB2 is considerably more capable although I don't know how far it's good for.
USB2 is considerably more capable although I don't know how far it's good for.5m
I recommend you to buy a longer cable rather than an extension cable - it's a more reliable solution.
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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