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HORNACHO

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USB cable length
« on: May 07, 2022, 07:11:40 am »
Hi! Is it possible to use a longer USB cable than the one that is provided for the MKII? I just moved my computer to the other side of my desk and I need a much longer cable to reach the MKII. Is there any special USB cable I would need to get?

Thank you in advance for any advice or info!

DrJustice

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Re: USB cable length
« Reply #1 on: May 07, 2022, 06:21:56 pm »
The USB standard has max cable length at 5m, but if you use active repeater cables you can get very long USB cables, several tens of meters if you need.

Check out some tips here:

https://forum.arturia.com/index.php?topic=108911.msg188555

HORNACHO

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Re: USB cable length
« Reply #2 on: May 10, 2022, 06:24:39 am »
Thank you, Dr. Justice! So I could take my usb cable that came with the MKII and attach it to something like this and that's not going to damage the keyboard? 

https://www.amazon.com/MutecPower-Active-Extension-chipsets-Booster/dp/B07MC95RXR?th=1


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Re: USB cable length
« Reply #3 on: May 20, 2022, 05:43:37 pm »
Just get a longer USB cable. By the sounds of it a 3m should do you OK...

I got a 5M and it is all good.
Just make sure it has the little booster coils at either end. They look like little black cylinders.
A powered booster I would think you would only need if your USB went beyond 5M.

 

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