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07-08-2012, 10:26 AM
I have CGEM outside with cameras and things attached and computer in house 8 metres away. I want to put a powered USB hub 4 meters from mount and then run 5 metre cables to hub from computer.
Will this work? Which hub is best?
07-08-2012, 11:05 AM
I'v used a couple of generic Dick Smith ones and although they are Ok, they can be unpredictable when unplugging/plugging a lot. Also they kept reloading the driver software each time I plugged it in (to an older laptop).
I also had issues running PHd via a USB hub- had to put other stuff through it and PHD into a port on the laptop to ensure good connections.
I am interested in this thread too as tempting to go down the Hitec astro route but keen on other suggestions too.
07-08-2012, 11:45 AM
If you want trouble free operation over really long runs (up to 100m!) and utilising just a single cable, then I'd strongly recommend one of these:
Costs a bit more than a hub and repeater cable, but is hassle free and just works, and provides plenty of power.
07-08-2012, 04:34 PM
I have a couple of these and they have been great
08-08-2012, 09:55 AM
Hi Marke, that link brings up a whole page of items for me, which ones are working for you particularly?
08-08-2012, 11:12 AM
Sorry Peter its the
USB 2.0 Active Extension Pro 4 port Hub with 8m cable
stupid link doh!
08-08-2012, 11:42 AM
What ever hub you get ensure it is powered and has Vusb current limiting.
Also might be nice to go USB3, better bandwidth.
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