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Old Feb 2, 2003, 4:19 PM   #1
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Default USB Cable Length?

Can I sucessfully connect the USB cable that comes with my Minolta F100 to a 10ft USB cable extension to get to my PC? What is the max USB lenth?
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Old Feb 2, 2003, 6:47 PM   #2
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Depends on the device being connected and whether you're using a hub or straight off the computer. For devices like digicams that are not powered from the USB bus it will probably work. I don't think it will hurt anything to just give it a try.

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Not using a hub. Will go straight from camera to PC. 10ft USB cable came with warnings not to exceed 10ft for "slow" devices like keyboards and printers OR 15ft for high speed devices.
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I've had no problems with longer cable lengths (including adding a 16ft extention cable to the camera). With longer lengths, it's best to add a hub in between to boost the signal (as well as the voltage).
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