ACD Extender Cables

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by GermanyChris, May 26, 2013.

  1. GermanyChris macrumors 601

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    So my googlefu is failing me, does anyone know if they make extender cables for older aluminum ACD's. It's coming up on summer and I'd like to put the tower on the desk near the window to blow out the heat outside.
     
  2. Aldaris macrumors 65816

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    I believe the aluminum cinema displays just used a DVI and had a USB and FireWire dongle out, if that is indeed the case you could just use a DVI extender.
     
  3. GermanyChris thread starter macrumors 601

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    NA you need the one for the cable that goes into the Power supply
     
  4. ScottishCaptain macrumors 6502a

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    No such cable exists.

    The ACD PSU uses a proprietary Apple connector. Nobody has ever made an extension for it. Gefen had an ACD combo cable that cost around $220-$300 once, but that has been discontinued and it didn't extend the power cable.

    Your only solution is to extend all three cables (DVI, USB, and FW) separately, and hang the PSU off where you make that connection, then use a longer power cord. If you use cable binding to tie it all together, this can be a clean solution, even though you'll have to deal with the white brick in the middle of the extended chain.

    -SC
     
  5. Tesselator macrumors 601

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    I bet you buy the connectors needed and just make one. I dunno what the connectors look like nor what they're called or I'd suss one out for ya.
     

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