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Thinkerion

I am trying to find a USB to mini usb cable for my Nano that is a litle longer than the standard one...   about 1 meter so it is easier to connect to the stationary pc.

I have tried all the cables I had at home and ordered two different cables off ebay but none of them works, has anyone ordered a cable around 1 meter that is working off ebay or something ? I am looking for a link to something that actually works.

I could not figure out if this was the right place to post this question but hopefully you can provide some good answers.

johnwasser

Any standard USB to Mini-USB cable should work.  What doesn't work when you use the longer cables?  Does it still work when you use the original cable?
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Thinkerion

Well i thought any cable would work too at first but apparantly it does not. 

I dont know what the reason is.   The last cable i got today was a litle bit faulty too so I had to bend it to get it working but then I just got the message that windows could not recognize the device.

I changed to the original "blue" cable and it works fine.


KenF

I've just been doing a bit of googling and it appears you're not alone.  I don't think the length has anything to do with it.  I suspect its a dodgy socket on the nano.

http://shallowsky.com/blog/hardware/arduino-nano.html

Thinkerion

I see.  that means that i have to go through most likely a lot of cables untill i find one that works...   or maybee on second thought try to buy an extension cable so the original blue goes into the Nano

KenF

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buy an extension cable so the original blue goes into the Nano
That sounds like the way to go.  Have you never had a usb network dongle?  They usually have a little extention lead with them.

Thinkerion

Nope, Never had the need before. 

I forgot that the playstation used the right kind of USB so i tried the cable that followed the ps3 and it works.  :D

I wonder, could it be that the usb cable for the Arduino needs to be shielded ?   Of all the cables i have tried only the two working ones have it as faar as i can see, the original blue and the PS3 cable.


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