Can you get USB cables longer than the standard? (No extension cords, need new cable)

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by felixen, Oct 17, 2009.

  1. felixen macrumors 6502a

    Apr 13, 2009
    I need to buy a second USB cable for my iPhone. So while I think the standard cable is a tad too short I was wondering if there are USB cables available that are longer than the standard? I know I can buy a regular cable and use an extension cord, but if I can just get a longer cable I might as well do that. Doesnt have to be an official Apple product as long as it gets the job done
  2. felixen thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Apr 13, 2009
    actually I just read about that :) And it says for small devices the cable can be up to 3-5 metres, and the iphone cable is way, way shorter than that
  3. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem


    Feb 19, 2005
    I've heard of people using USB extenders just fine.
  4. strike1555 macrumors 6502

    Jun 29, 2009
    You can daisy chain a certain number of active extenders (I think 4 tops). I am currently running two 16 footers from my server to my dock. At first it was hit or miss, it would always sync with good speed but only charge some of the time.

    I resolved the problem with a powered USB hub at the end of the line. I reccomend you do the same if going longer than 16 feet.
  5. holyindian macrumors 6502

    Sep 5, 2009
    Thanks for the info, however the cable is not available with them as of now, u gotta back order them!! :(
  6. Daremo macrumors 68020


    Jul 3, 2007
    Radtech has a ProCable that is 2 meters (6.5 feet) for $12.95. Last order I placed was on a Wednesday and I received it on Friday.

  7. Beardown17 macrumors newbie

    Jan 21, 2010
  8. Vandam500 macrumors 68000


    Sep 29, 2008
  9. lemonademaker macrumors 6502a


    Jul 18, 2009
    In a Van Down By The River! Metro Detroit!
  10. Beardown17 macrumors newbie

    Jan 21, 2010
    Hahaha, my bad. Was google searching for a longer cable and came across this forum. Then when I found one, I decided to share
  11. MrBorsa macrumors newbie

    Nov 15, 2009
    hahaha :p

    but his link really useful :rolleyes:

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