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Thursday, May 21st, 2020 10:33 PM

Max Length of SimpliCam USB cable

I want to move my SimpliCams to an area where they will get a better view.  Unfortunately, they will not be near power outlets.  I'll need to order a 15-foot USB to micro USB cable plus a 10-foot USB extension cable (both in white) to reach the outlet.  This will result in a 25-foot cable on each camera.  Will this work?  Is there a maximum length that we should not go beyond?

If this will work, can anyone suggest compatible cables on Amazon.com?  Many show which cameras they are compatible with, but I don't see any that specifically state that they are compatible with SimpliCams.

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4 years ago

The cable is just used for power, with no signal requirements.  Thus any USB cable should work fine as long as all connectors match up.  Cables which talk about "cameras they are compatible with" I suspect are used to transfer data from the camera, and in that case, the signal wires do have importance. .

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4 years ago

Yes, there is a theoretical limit - but 15-25 feet should be fine.  It's actually the "connections" between different cables that can cause resistance and potential problems.  If you can find a single USB->Micro USB cable 25ft. it would be best.  But, a single "connection" between 2 "well manufactured" cables should be fine.   Any "amazon choice" is probably fine.  Good luck!

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