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    USB panel mount

    I was looking at installing a few USB panel mounts in a removable plastic insert in my car however the price of the USB extensions is like 10 bucks for 2 feet.
    Was thinking of using the Rear panel mounted ones. They are basically the same connections only it plugs directly into mb, and is short. Is it viable to splice into this cable with something like a spare Ethernet cord to add on the extra couple feet or would it lose signal?

    http://mobile.buy.com/ibuy/Product.aspx?sku=216778197
    Something like this. Cheap and 2 plugs for one buy

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    Here is what I am using, they are about $5 each and just fit in a drilled round hole. You add your own usb cable to the back side of them.

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    i have used cat5 cable to extend them, just keep in mind that usb is limited to about 3m unpowered.

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    Good I was only planning to run em a few feet. Also I found like 4 of the double USB mounts for back of a pc. Yay already owned mods

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lem89 View Post
    I was looking at installing a few USB panel mounts in a removable plastic insert in my car however the price of the USB extensions is like 10 bucks for 2 feet.
    What?

    15ft, $6.85 (free shipping for me); there's also an "active" one, with an inline amp (for devices themselves that requires little power) for $.85. I have used both, with great results (as long as you don't power an usb camera or GPS, everything else worked).

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    Monoprice.com has the best cable selection for the cheapest prices. I always check them first when I'm buying any cables, be they HDMI, DVI, USB, or CAT-5e, or any other cable for that matter.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RipplingHurst View Post
    What?

    15ft, $6.85 (free shipping for me); there's also an "active" one, with an inline amp (for devices themselves that requires little power) for $.85. I have used both, with great results (as long as you don't power an usb camera or GPS, everything else worked).
    by the expensive part, i didnt mean a normal usb cable. meant more along the lines of the special ones that have a mounting part <similar to what i linked> and of decent length.
    so much money wanted for just that little bit of plastic to mount it. Oh well I found some of the rear panel mounted USB's that plug directly into pins on the board so I will attempt to extend those a few feet so it can reach from behind the dash to center console.

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    Link? Amazon has free and fast shipping. And best return policy. But I agree, monoprice is very competitive for some things.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RipplingHurst View Post
    Link? Amazon has free and fast shipping. And best return policy. But I agree, monoprice is very competitive for some things.
    15' USB extension cable, $1.79.

    http://www.monoprice.com/products/pr...seq=1&format=2

    Monoprice isn't competitive - everyone else tries to compete with their prices.
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    Where do you get those USB plugs Phil?
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