USB Question??

What is the maximum distance you can go with USB cable with and without repeaters. and what is the longest cable available for sale and were can i get it
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hilltopAsked:
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WakeupSpecialist 1Commented:
One site says 5 meters, which is 15 feet.

http://www.ame-group.com/tech_general.htm#q5

this site says a little more:
http://www.wolfvision.com/wolf/usb.html
What is the maximum USB cable length?

At the moment the maximum cable length of a USB connection is 25m. For 25m 4 USB-hubs are required. (4 x 5m + 5m). The longest single USB cable can not be longer than 5m.

so basically with out repeaters or hubs, you can have only 5 meters per cable.
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magarityCommented:
Wakeup is correct; the electrical design isn't strong enough to go farther.

Here are some example of where you can buy a 5 meter USB cables:

http://www.dvdirect.com/shop/product.asp?sku=CNN7144
http://www.micra.com.au/UNIVERSAL_SERIAL_BUS__USB.htm
http://www.allusb.com/products/P11153.html
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magarityCommented:
Just out of curiosity, is there some reason why you can not use twisted pair ethernet to share the device with another computer closer to where it needs to be located?
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hilltopAuthor Commented:
just a very long drop to the hub
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hilltopAuthor Commented:
just a very long drop to the hub
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WakeupSpecialist 1Commented:
Hmmm...why a C grade?  I did not notice this before...I thought it was an A grade...I answered correct information...plus links supporting my answers....
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magarityCommented:
Maybe because you only answered the part about the max length while I supplied the part about where to buy it?  But don't feel too bad, I didn't even get a message.
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WakeupSpecialist 1Commented:
hehe...ya...I suppose....
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MindphaserCommented:
hilltop

I am not sure why you graded this answer with a 'C', but I will change it per request.

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