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ps2 and vga distances

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  1. isotonic_uk

    isotonic_uk Thread Starter

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    Hi

    Does anyone know what sort of distances ps2 and vga can be taken to before there is any signal degregation.

    I looking to run vga and ps2 cables just under 40metres away.

    I was looking to join up two 15m ps2 male to female extensions. Does anyone know if there would be any issues for this.

    Any sites which you think may be appropraite would be really useful

    Thanking in advance
     
  2. Rumpo-Stiltskin

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    Would depend on the quality of the cabling more than anything else.
    Shouldn't think you'd have any problems over that distance.
     
  3. JohnWill

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    I think that's certainly pushing the limit, but there are extender boxes that will boost the signals and allow you to connect them remotely. 120 feet is too far for just connecting them with long cords. Start looking here: http://www.kvms.com/vga-extender.asp
     
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    If you want more options, this Google Search should provide lots of reading.
     
  5. loserOlimbs

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    Why are you planning on running the cables so far?

    There may be another approach.
     
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    I used to do stuff like this on Wall St. for trading firms, they'd have a control room where they'd manage all the equipment, but it would be in a machine room across the building.
     
  7. gotrootdude

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    Because of the low transfer rate of the PS/2 port, you shouldn't have any problems extending it.

    You won't be as lucky extending SVGA, the maximum length for 800X600 will only be around 10 meters, depending on the quality of the cabling. You might be better off extending the svga signal with shielded cat5e or cat6 cabling. (make sure to use shielded cable, not the unshielded stuff)

    http://www.elephantstaircase.com/wiki/index.php?title=VGAtoRJ45conversion
     
  8. JohnWill

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    Actually, without a signal boost, I doubt you'd get the keyboard to work at 120 meters. Another issue is the +5V power going down the cable, it'll have to be a pretty heavy wire not to have a significant drop in voltage for that long a run. :)
     
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    I've had mice not work on 20m extensions on one set of systems and work fine on another pair, so what 'may' work for one system may not work on for another.
     
  10. loserOlimbs

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    I'd still like to know he has to run VGA and PS/2, not another approach.

    I'm sure there are times when its a good idea, but I'm wondering if for him there is a better approach.
     
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