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    what is the name of this usb wire?

    Well, Last night I was looking around for a usb extension wire to connect my LCD from my dash to my trunk... I need about 15 feet (4.57200 meters).

    Attached are the images of a wire i have which seems that will do the job, but its too short. When asking for this wire, what is the proper name?

    Also, can this be made out of cat 5? I have lots of cat5 laying around with no use. Im sure I could solder the wires on to a connector. but I wonder if there would be signal issues and such...
    hmm...
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    it's just a usb extension


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    i'm thinking its "a to a extension." Is this correct?
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    google

    yes. it is an "A" to "A" usb extension cable. furthermore, it's male to female as well.

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    thanks everyone!
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    I am sure you can use CAT5 cable to make one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MatrixPC
    I am sure you can use CAT5 cable to make one.
    Perhaps. USB uses a different form of signaling than 802.X ethernet standards. USB employs something called differential signaling where there is actually a DATA+ and a DATA- line. I'm not sure about all the consequences (I'm a computer major, not an electronics), but there is a chance that the twisted pairs may have an adverse effect. If you want to try using ethernet cabling then I would recommend that you at least use STP and not UTP since USB cables must be shielded.

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    Maybe I miss something, but I did see Fry's Electronic sell USB extension with CAT5 as cable.
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    hundreds of them are for sale on ebay with a 5m length
    http://search.ebay.com//search/searc...=usb+extension

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    got it!
    5m USB 2.0 A/A ACTIVE EXTENSION CABLE.
    should be here by tuesday.
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