Any recommendation 10m usb extension cable for outdoor camera??

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Posted 2nd Jan 2019
I need to extend the usb cable for YI outdoor camera. Need around 8-10m extra. Any recommendation based on experience? Without any quality or functionality loss
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Not going to happen without some loss
By loss do you mean speed loss or picture quality loss or data loss?? This is a 1080 camera
esar02/01/2019 10:31

https://www.amazon.co.uk/UGREEN-Extension-Amplification-Keyboards-loudspeakers/dp/B00B2HP2UI


Thanks. Why are you recommending this one? I heared ugreen cables before, but what is it like compare to £5 10m on ebay?
This ugreen 10m is for £12.99
bullsblood2 h, 31 m ago

Thanks. Why are you recommending this one? I heared ugreen cables before, …Thanks. Why are you recommending this one? I heared ugreen cables before, but what is it like compare to £5 10m on ebay?This ugreen 10m is for £12.99


Not exactly recommending, but read all the questions and reviews
Edited by: "esar" 2nd Jan 2019
esar39 m ago

https://www.amazon.co.uk/UGREEN-Extension-Amplification-Keyboards-loudspeakers/dp/B00B2HP2UI


If the camera shifts data exclusively by wifi, the USB cable provides power only. The suggested data USB repeater cable therefore has no benefit. What is required is a low resistance cable so that the 5V supply at the power socket is still 5V at the end of whatever extension cable is used.
So the burning question WiFi or wired?
esar2 m ago

So the burning question WiFi or wired?


It is a wifi one
If you want a long USB cable for power supply purposes then you're going to struggle, especially if the camera gets anywhere near the limit of what USB provides. You're better off using a mains extension cable and moving the USB power supply closer.
I have one of these for my YI camera. No loss. No problem.


UGREEN USB Extension Cable, 10m USB 2.0 Active Repeater, USB Male to Female Lead With Signal Amplification Active Cord for Printers,Keyboards, Game Console, Wifi Antenna, loudspeakers, scanners, displays, headsets etc. amazon.co.uk/dp/…TPK
A higher rated power supply might help keep the voltage up
StonkwellBogtrotter02/01/2019 12:37

I have one of these for my YI camera. No loss. No problem.UGREEN USB …I have one of these for my YI camera. No loss. No problem.UGREEN USB Extension Cable, 10m USB 2.0 Active Repeater


The fact that the Ugreen extension cable functions as required is good, but such a cable with an active data repeater will actually marginally degrade the 5V power capability. Maybe the Yi cam is flexible enough to tolerate a marginal power supply.
AndyRoyd1 h, 32 m ago

The fact that the Ugreen extension cable functions as required is good, …The fact that the Ugreen extension cable functions as required is good, but such a cable with an active data repeater will actually marginally degrade the 5V power capability. Maybe the Yi cam is flexible enough to tolerate a marginal power supply.


All I know is, it works with no problem at all, and has done for over 6 monhts
Thanks for all participating..
I still don’t know which one to go for...I think a £5 one will do the job too
bullsblood02/01/2019 18:45

Thanks for all participating.. I still don’t know which one to go f …Thanks for all participating.. I still don’t know which one to go for...I think a £5 one will do the job too


Get the one I said about. It's a good quality, well sealed etc and has never let me down. Just remember...sometimes cheap is not always good. I used a £3.99 jobby from eBay originally and it failed in around 4 weeks.
StonkwellBogtrotter02/01/2019 19:08

Get the one I said about. It's a good quality, well sealed etc and has …Get the one I said about. It's a good quality, well sealed etc and has never let me down. Just remember...sometimes cheap is not always good. I used a £3.99 jobby from eBay originally and it failed in around 4 weeks.


Is that for your outdoor one? Thanks
bullsblood43 s ago

Is that for your outdoor one? Thanks


Yes.
StonkwellBogtrotter02/01/2019 12:37

I have one of these for my YI camera. No loss. No problem.UGREEN USB …I have one of these for my YI camera. No loss. No problem.UGREEN USB Extension Cable, 10m USB 2.0 Active Repeater, USB Male to Female Lead With Signal Amplification Active Cord for Printers,Keyboards, Game Console, Wifi Antenna, loudspeakers, scanners, displays, headsets etc. https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00B2HP3A2/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_7allCbPJPFTPK


Hi, I have this camera and it is a total ball ache. The short power cable is a joke, I have other indoor cams and they are great. With the outdoor one, I have set it up using three different extension cables and all don't allow the camera to function properly. I have used the plug it came with plus a more powerful plug. I have bought a 3 quid cable, an 8 quid cable and a 15 quid cable.

The issue I get are, it works for a time, ranging between a minute and an hour then it disconnects. You cant use the audio or mic as that must send a surge and causes it to disconnect, it then tries to reset but just stays in a state of disconnect. The audio also sounds like there is crickets, as weird as that sounds.

Maybe I have a faulty unit, I am tempted to try the cable you have recommended as one last try!
Rusty8219/06/2019 11:50

Hi, I have this camera and it is a total ball ache. The short power cable …Hi, I have this camera and it is a total ball ache. The short power cable is a joke, I have other indoor cams and they are great. With the outdoor one, I have set it up using three different extension cables and all don't allow the camera to function properly. I have used the plug it came with plus a more powerful plug. I have bought a 3 quid cable, an 8 quid cable and a 15 quid cable.The issue I get are, it works for a time, ranging between a minute and an hour then it disconnects. You cant use the audio or mic as that must send a surge and causes it to disconnect, it then tries to reset but just stays in a state of disconnect. The audio also sounds like there is crickets, as weird as that sounds.Maybe I have a faulty unit, I am tempted to try the cable you have recommended as one last try!


Probably a faulty unit but the cable I have is still working spot on.
StonkwellBogtrotter19/06/2019 11:57

Probably a faulty unit but the cable I have is still working spot on.


Cheers, I might give it a go and failing that will try and get a replacement. Cheers.
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