do you need a special usb cable for webcams

May 5, 2011 at 19:25:46
Specs: Windows XP
I tried using a usb extention cabel to extend the range for about 3' on by webcam but it did not work
Do I need a special webcam extention cable?

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May 6, 2011 at 04:01:02
There is nothing a special about any USB cable except for the plugs on each end.

However some devices, especially those that get their entire power supply from the USB socket in the computer, do not like being extended. The extra length of cable has present too much of a resistance to the the small amount of current that is available - only 500 mAs Either that or you have connected a faulty cable.

Stuart


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