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Scanner 3 to 3,5 meters from the PC

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Last response: in Computer Peripherals
February 6, 2012 3:41:43 PM

I have an HP 4500c flatbed scanner bought in 2004 and at the time I remember that I had problems making it to work and later I found out that the issues was due having 2 usb cables between the usb in the PC and the usb in the scanner ie I was using an extension now I am worried that the scanner would not work well again because I am changing home and now it must be placed 3 to 3,5 meters from the PC.

Would this be corrected with a single long usb cable or a usb hub?

Any suggestions?


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February 6, 2012 10:21:26 PM

You should get a single long cable.
February 6, 2012 10:29:10 PM


Will really solve my issue? should I get a powered one if there is any?
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a b α HP
February 6, 2012 10:29:54 PM

The USB 2.0 specification for maximum cable length without a repeater is 5m. I suggest you use a cable less than 5m. Just make sure you don't use a single 5m USB cable. Use a single 3m USB cable instead. Your printer have its own power source, so you don't need a powered USB port.
February 6, 2012 10:55:53 PM

I just checked and 3,50 meters would be the best but I can only find 4.5 meters.
a b α HP
February 7, 2012 12:41:30 AM

Or make your own.
February 7, 2012 4:09:52 PM

Thanks for the imput!