Good day, everybody. I know, that this theme (about long USB cables) was discussed many times on different resources, but my question still keeps uncovered.
The task is typical: my PC is in one room, my TV is in another. I want to play on my TV (by using joystick) or control my PC by using TV as monitor. The distance between PC and TV about 8 meters. As you probably knows, USB cables has a distance limitation of 5 meters. I seen (and already ordered a pair) adapter USB - RJ45 - USB. But, unfortunately, I couldn't find this kind of an adapter that will support USB 2.0, only USB 1.1. Well, I found a few, but they costs too much - from 50$.
Then I found long USB cables which are called active (with IC on one of the ends), it looks as following: 1
But there a lot of suggestion to not to use it with power consumable devices, only for something simple, like mouse. So, this doesn't fit my requirments, so here is what I would like to do: PC - active USB cable (10m)- active USB hub (that has it's own power adapter) - USB devices.
This way, I think, the energy loss because of long USB cable will be restored by active USB hub. So, everyone tried this kind of a connection scheme? Will this work?