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1394 Firewire cable length?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by stranglehold, Feb 4, 2007.

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  1. stranglehold

    stranglehold Thread Starter

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    I see there is a 4.5M limitation, but can that be overcome?

    Will the signal carry longer to something like 25'? I see there are a few cables available at that length. But newegg is out of stock on the 6-pin to 6-pin that I need.
     
  2. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

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    Well, 4.5 meters is 15 feet, but I know that some uses of IEEE-1394 use much greater lengths. I worked on the fuel system for the X-47 UCAV, and Firewire was used for all the internal communications between the multiple redundant computers, and they're all over the airframe.
     
  3. stranglehold

    stranglehold Thread Starter

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    I found one place selling 100 cables. But cables longer than 15' look to be rather uncommon.
     
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    Most people don't feel the need to put their devices on the other end of the house. :D
     
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