I'm trying to avoid use of a 'headless' mini-PC mounted on the scope for the time being at least. I have had no consistent camera connections using various good quality passive and active USB3 cables.
What length are you desiring?? There are plenty of 10'-12' USB3 Cables which will work well with any "high quality PC USB3 Port" (and not all are - unfortunately). Or are you looking for 30'?? 50'??tonyowens_uk wrote:I wonder whether anyone can recommend any type of significant USB3 cable lengthening option for cameras like the ASI174m please?
Again, are you sure that your Laptop USB3 is up to the task?? Have you tried throttling-back the USB3 via the ASI Driver??tonyowens_uk wrote:I have had no consistent camera connections using various good quality passive and active USB3 cables.
Considering the cost of many USB3 Active Repeater solutions, you might want to jump to a PC Stick or Mini-PC or NUC...tonyowens_uk wrote:I'm trying to avoid use of a 'headless' mini-PC mounted on the scope for the time being at least.
550D (Modded) / 60D / ASI1600MM-Cool / ASI120MM-S
Dark Skies in SW CO when I can get there, and badly light polluted backyard when I can't...
I would like a 7 metre run that is reliable.
I've tried a number of different 5m long passive USB3 cables, one 10m active cable (with and without power to the camera end) and a 5m passive USB3 cable into an 8 port powered USB3 hub mounted to the scope.
I use Dell Precision M3800 laptops (a model introduced in 2014) and I dont believe there is any issue with the 3 USB3 ports this model provides.
What I was hoping to discover was whether anyone of you folk have a specific hardware solution that is known to be reliably capable of a 7m stretch.
http://www.manhattan-products.com/super ... sion-cable
Not a dropped frame or connection since switching to it. Just as much depends on your hub or USB port. 3.0 can be picky.
https://www.corning.com/optical-cables- ... ables.html