USB Extension Cables?

Discussion in 'iPod touch Accessories' started by samdev, Oct 23, 2012.

  1. macrumors regular

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    Since nobody is making extra long Lightning to USB cables yet, since the Lightning cable has a special chip inside it,
    the next best thing is to buy a USB 2.0 extension cable.

    Would like to know what brands work well with iPod Touch 5G.
    Cable needs to be at least 6 feet long.
     
  2. macrumors 65816

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    Why not just buy the 10W USB power adapter, plug it into an extension cord, and plug your Lightning cable into the USB on the adapter?

    I've been charging my touch 5G using the power adapter from my iPad 2. Works perfectly.
     
  3. thread starter macrumors regular

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    I guess I didn't make myself clear enough. I need the iPod Touch 5G connected to my computer.
    The 10W USB power adapter only allows charging from an electrical outlet. My purpose is
    not solely for charging.
     
  4. macrumors 65816

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    Yes, I did misunderstand what you were looking for.

    Try Amazon. They have lots of them, some 16 feet long.
     
  5. thread starter macrumors regular

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    The point of my post is to ask people who already are using a USB extension cable with their iPhone5/iPod Touch 5G
    Lightning cable. Does it work well, if so, what brand are you using.

    You may assume USB is USB, so any old cable will work, but every brand is made with different quality
    in terms of shielding, gauge, and wiring, etc... It may mean the different between working and not
    working at all.

    And I don't want a cable over 10 feet long. The longer the cable, the weaker the signal.
    6 feet in total length is better.
     
  6. macrumors 65816

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    My apologies for even attempting to assist.
     
  7. thread starter macrumors regular

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    No offense taken!

    I just don't want to buy a dozen cheap USB cables just to find out which works, and which doesn't.
     
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    I sometimes use multiple USB extenders with my iPod touch 4. They are fine except when you connect more then 5 of them.
     
  9. thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks. Well then, I suppose this is a non-issue!
     

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