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Printer cable Length

Discussion in 'General Questions' started by Kurt Kadow, May 5, 2017.

  1. Kurt Kadow

    Kurt Kadow New Member

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    Does it matter how far I run the printer cord from my PC to my R1+ i want to move my printer to my hobby room that is about 40 ft away I wanted to run cable through my crawl space.

    Will that effect the performance of the PC to the printer?

    Thank you
    Kurt
     
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    Why not install an XXL lcd screen w/ an SD card reader. Then you don't need to be tethered to your computer.

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    I have seen 15 ft USB cables but it is rare to find a 40 or 50 foot cable The USB 2.0 specification suggest a limit of 5 meters (16' 5") on the cable for full speed communications.
     
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    You will likely need a USB hub in the middle. I have tried using USB "extenders" that take a USB signal and convert it to CAT5 for longer runs, but if you use that you need to use the more expensive versions :)
     
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  6. Kurt Kadow

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    Thanks for all the replies I was concerned about the USB not getting the right amount of signal. I will be looking into all your suggestions.
    Thank you for your help.
     

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