CarPlay USB extension cable

Discussion in 'HomeKit, HomePod, CarPlay, Home & Auto Technology' started by Rembixe, Oct 10, 2018.

  1. Rembixe macrumors newbie

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    Will CarPlay work if the lightning cable is connected to the car through a standard USB extension cable?
     
  2. iVoid macrumors 65816

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    As long as it's not too long, sure. I've had 3-9 feet extensions on USB cables without issues. Even 25 foot active usb extensions are available.
     
  3. PeteLP, Oct 12, 2018
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    PeteLP macrumors 6502

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    Not sure if you really mean EXTENSION cable, as opposed to simply a longer SINGLE cable.

    Just to be clear, an extension cable is one which has a female connector on one end and a male on the the other end. When using an extension cable you would need to use a standard lightning cable connected to the extension.

    If that’s really what you mean, you’re generally better off with one cable of 10 ft, for example, than two combined cables adding up to 10 feet. Partially because you have a chance of added resistance from oxidation on the additional connectors with an extension
     
  4. Rembixe thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for clarifying.

    Basically I have a Brodit cradle that comes with an integrated cable that ends in a USB male connector I want to extend this cable as the USB plug to CarPlay is located to far away from where I want to mount the cradle.
     
  5. PeteLP macrumors 6502

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    Right. The extension IS exactly what you need. And it should work fine. My preference for a single cable is a very minor one, which is not relevant when you have no choice, as in your case.
     

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