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Monoprice USB-A to USB-A Female 2.0 Extension Cable - Active, 26/22AWG, Repeater, Kinect & PS3 Move Compatible, Black, ...
Monoprice USB-A to USB-A Female 2.0 Extension Cable - Active, 20/28AWG, Repeater, Kinect & PS3 Move Compatible, Black, ...
|Optional Power Receptacle Specifications|
|Inside Pin Diameter||1.3 mm|
|Pin Length||5.5 mm|
|Diameter of Outer Cylinder||5.0 mm|
|Diameter of Inner Cylinder||3.8 mm|
PROS: Extends length of usb cable over passive cabling.
Split one port into two with built in hub.
Easy to use, reliable and affordable.
PROS: Supports two devices. Indicator lights.
CONS: Indicator lights.
PROS: Perfect length. Adequate power for USB camera without using optional power supply.
CONS: No cons experienced.
As I mentioned in the "Cons", there is a junction block at the end of the cable where the two USB sockets join to the main cable. This is also where you connect external power if you need it. The power plug comes in at a right angle to the rest of the cords - it would be better if the external power jack was placed beside the place where the main cable goes into the junction block. Even if this made the junction block a little thicker, it would be better than the current side connection.
PROS: Easy to use.
Works like it's supposed to.
CONS: Placement of power connector could be better.
CONS: LEDs are too bright. I had to cover them with electrical tape.
Next I swapped the 32' cable for a Monoprice 15m single port cable and Monoprice 4 port USB hub. This raised an information dialog box on my Win 7 Toshiba laptop raised and stating that there was a 4 hub limit on chains. Removing the 4 port hub solved the problem, but of course I could only connect one device and not both. Apparently the system sees the repeater modules as hubs.
There is a good deal of contradictory information about the 4-hub limit, but no clear solution. Neither device at the mount draws much power, so I do not know if connecting a 5VDC adapter would help. In any case Monoprice does not seem to stock the adapter they recommend for 15m cable.
That noted the cable works fine by itself or daisy chained with another repeater cable. Whether it can be chained with another 82ft cable, I do not know.
PROS: Worked out of the box and still works many months later
CONS: Sometimes on start up I have to disconnect and reconnect the attached devices (a USB video dongle and a USB to serial adapter) for the laptop to recognize them.
PROS: Carries signal well, no lag when using wired peripherals. Using xbox controller, Logitech HD webcam c910.
CONS: Cable is standard gauge for usb so have to be careful to not to run it over with a chair or hit it in a door.