|Well it doesn't answer the question. But thanks for trying.|
From your article:
"You can, however, have a 6 foot cable and a 10 foot extension cable run for
a total of 16 feet making the power of USB very limited."
That doesn't apply in my case as I'm not trying to run 16ft of daisychained passive cable, as their example suggests.
The rest of the article is basically a re-iteration of the info from the 2 links in my op. (read it carefully)
I wasn't asking how long can you daisychain active cables.
I wasn't asking how long you can daisychain passive cables.
That info was covered in the links from my op.
My question was:
How long of a passive cable can you run after an active extension - daisychained or not
- 16ft active with repeater
- 6 ft passive
Looking into this further I found the exact answer:
Here's a summation:
"The extension cables built in signal booster ensures reliable data transfer for the combined length of the extension cable & your device cable"
Contacting them to clarify how long of a device cable:
If the active cable is of good quality and conforms to the High-Speed 480Mbps transfer rate with 250 mA per port, then theoretically you can add up to another 16ft of passive. (Theoretically, as in practice it rarely works up to that length after an active extension) It depends on the quality of the cable, and if the device is powered or not.
As it was explained to me, you can consider the end of the active cable (again, depending on quality) to be equivalent to the USB port on your computer.
In my case a 16ft active with a 6 ft passive printer cable is fine. It will work. The Passive portion is well below the 16 ft limit.
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