USB Extension won't work with Security Camera

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by multi-tasking_guy, Jun 16, 2017.

  1. multi-tasking_guy

    multi-tasking_guy [H]Lite

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    Hello,

    I have a security camera hooked up to my computer and the cord is 3 metres

    I moved my computer to the other side of the room and now it barely reaches. So i need a usb extension

    I found 3 usb 2.0 extensions, in my drawer but none of them work. I'm not sure why it won't work. I tested it with a mouse and the extension works fine. So the problem is not the extension.

    Why will it work with other devices but not my security, is there a limit for the distance?



    Here is my camera. i'm not sure if it is 2.0 or 3.0

    https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B01FJR3XXY/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o03_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
    cam.jpg




    and here is the extension i have, it says usb 2.0 on the cable itself, i got it 6 years ago, its about 6 feet
    ex.jpg



    I'm not sure why my extension won't work
     
  2. Ocellaris

    Ocellaris Ginger @le, an alcoholic's best friend.

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    Buy a better extension cable, your isn't supplying enough power to the cam.
     
  3. DCookSta

    DCookSta [H]ard|Gawd

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    You may need to put a powered USB hub between your machine and camera. I agree, doesn't sound like the cam is getting enough power.
     
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  4. pendragon1

    pendragon1 [H]ardForum Junkie

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    should work on a 3.0 port with a 3.0 extension as it carries more power. if not then the powered hub should work.