USB Cables Distance Limitations

USB cables have a limitation of 14FT, unless a repeater is built-in to the cable.   USB extension cables that have a repeater built-in (at intervals of 10FT to 15FT) are called Active USB Cables.  Active USB extension cables can be chained together, up to a total length of 80FT.

As their length increases, USB cables lose their ability to carry signal and power.  This includes Active USB cables:  The longer the chain of Active USB extension cables, the more likely the total chain will lose its ability to carry signal and/or DC power effectively.

 

Other USB cables

USB Cables Distance Limitations

USB cables have a limitation of 14FT, unless a repeater is built-in to the cable.   USB extension cables that have a repeater built-in (at intervals of 10FT to 15FT) are called Active USB Cables.  Active USB extension cables can be chained together, up to a total length of 80FT.

As their length increases, USB cables lose their ability to carry signal and power.  This includes Active USB cables:  The longer the chain of Active USB extension cables, the more likely the total chain will lose its ability to carry signal and/or DC power effectively.