13th January 2005, 05:51 PM
Firewire cable extender ?
Does anyone know where I can buy or get fabricated a firewire cable extender ?
I'm playing with tethered shooting, and the longest cable I can find now is only 2m, which is a bit restrictive. 4-5m would be much better, so I'm either looking for an extender (ie. male on one end, female on the other, 6 pins), or better yet, someone who can fabricate a new cable to a custom length.
13th January 2005, 06:24 PM
Just to ask, where can you find this Firewire cable extender?
I can't even find one on the current market...
13th January 2005, 10:46 PM
13th January 2005, 11:16 PM
I think you mean repeaters, yes they do exist. here:
Originally Posted by ericp
Also, according to the IEEE1394 specs, node-to-node should not exceed 4.5meters. This also means that a physical cable cannot exceed this distance, else the signal will suffer attenuation. So this means that cable of up to 4.5meters do exist (technically at least). =)
hope this helps. =)
13th January 2005, 11:25 PM
I bought a 5m 4/6 firewire from SLS for $45.
They also come in 10m.
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13th January 2005, 11:43 PM
Thanks karwing & acidboi, that really helps. Another visit to SLS is in order ! (and sounds like I went to the wrong shops !)
I've done a bit of searching on the net, and apparently the specification only supports a max length of 15 ft or about 5m, but that's good enough for me ... much better than 2m !
13th January 2005, 11:47 PM
go to funan. There's a shop on the third floor i think, near swensens or something that does custom cables. Ask around the information desk, they should know
14th January 2005, 12:22 AM
welcome, what acidboi mentioned is also true, there are 10m cables on sale at some websites too.
14th January 2005, 07:00 PM
Wah... so expensive!
Anyway, does these shops sell 6/6 pin cables?
14th January 2005, 07:04 PM
are there things like 6 pins to 4 pins adapter?
anyone tried searching at SLT, usually the price is much cheaper
14th January 2005, 10:43 PM
SNAG, I think the 6/6pin cables are easy to find, especially the shorter lengths. I bought mine (6/4pin, 2m) for about $12 at PK Computer.
Wai, in my search on the net, saw a few adapters available (just google "firewire cable"), but didn't take too much notice as my needs were for the longer cable or a female/female adapter (to join 2 cables together). Good point about SLT, maybe worth a look there first.