USB extension cable > 3 metres not possible

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by eiger3970, Jan 17, 2011.

  1. eiger3970 macrumors newbie

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    Hi MacRumors: Forums,
    I have discovered that using a USB extension cable for an iPhone (mine is the iPhone 3G), that a USB extension cable > 3mts. will not work.

    I bought a 5mt. USB extension cable and while the PC recognises the iPhone, data will not sync and power will not power up about 80% of the time.

    I rung Apple and went to an Apple store and they will only provide a 3mt. USB extension from a 3rd party supplier.

    This is sad news as I need my iPhone on the right side of my desk, and the PC will only fit on the floor on the left side of my desk. I need the left side of my desk for space like important incoming papers or to rest my feet ;-)

    The right side of the desk is always vacant and has my cordless phone and space for the iPhone sitting in a cradle.

    If anyone knows how to power up the week USB ports to handle greater length, I would be very happy.

    Cheers,
    eiger3970.
     
  2. QuarterSwede macrumors G3

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    Colorado Springs, CO
    #2
    I would guess getting a powered USB hub would do the trick.
     

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