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Hiltonjoy

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USB Cable Length
« on: February 20, 2014, 08:42:56 AM »
Just wanted to know the approximate length of the USB cable.
Thanks
Hilton

cws

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Re: USB Cable Length
« Reply #1 on: February 20, 2014, 12:14:25 PM »
Hi Hilton, the one that came in my box is 1.8m.   ;D


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Hiltonjoy

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Re: USB Cable Length
« Reply #2 on: February 20, 2014, 05:05:31 PM »
Thanks Chris. Probably a dumb question but just thinking ahead.

LOL as I often need to google the answer to some of those anti spam bot thingies too.

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Haakon

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Re: USB Cable Length
« Reply #3 on: February 21, 2014, 11:34:55 PM »
Longer cables can be bought IF you need it- and not expensive.
I guess the expression "expensive" is open to dicussion....
That said, MY cable was NOT that long.
My GS911 was one of the first so I do not know.
I am sure the USB cable lenght can be found on the Hexcode site?
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Hiltonjoy

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Re: USB Cable Length
« Reply #4 on: February 22, 2014, 02:07:26 AM »
Thanks Haakon. Guess I can buy a super long one from the computer mall.
IIRC USB can do around 5+ feet OK.
Actually 1.8m would be about 5 1/2 feet so if that's the supplied length, all is good.  :)
Thanks for your reply.

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« Last Edit: February 22, 2014, 03:27:38 AM by Hiltonjoy »

cws

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Re: USB Cable Length
« Reply #5 on: February 24, 2014, 02:16:42 AM »
Hilton, you can go much longer than 5' with USB extenders, I've got one here at work that was about 5 metres.
Here's one that's local to you on ebay..    ;)
http://goo.gl/MX3l19
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Haakon

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Re: USB Cable Length
« Reply #6 on: February 24, 2014, 03:33:51 AM »
It is almost impossible to say what the max lenght "can" be.
5 meters = 16 feet may work ok with the GS911.
MAYBE  :)
I use a 16 feet for my printer, but never tried that lenght on the GS911
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Re: USB Cable Length
« Reply #7 on: April 30, 2014, 04:34:04 PM »
Hilton, you can go much longer than 5' with USB extenders, I've got one here at work that was about 5 metres.

While a long cable might work for normal use, I suspect that as soon as you start the bike communications would stop due to EMI from spark plugs and coils (it also depends on the quality of your laptop/PC USB port).

The bike might sound like a sewing machine, but it's actually quite noisy when it comes to EMI :)
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Re: USB Cable Length
« Reply #8 on: May 01, 2014, 01:10:00 AM »
Thanks.
I can buy a 5 meter cable for about 80 rand.
Good point about the interference when running.
Guess I'll just have to see what happens....

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Re: USB Cable Length
« Reply #9 on: May 01, 2014, 07:59:13 PM »
Shorter is better- for once :-[
The max lenght stated by the DEC is 5 meters- as Kobus say.
Interference can be a issue but by careful routing not a huge problem.
The inbuitl shield mesh should prevent that.
I do not think anyone have had any problems.
More than 5 meters can cause a speed problem- but again, not likely.
The max speed of the diagnostic system is actually low compared to other uses.
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