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USB Extenders and Hubs

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USB Extenders and Hubs

USB Extenders

There are many types of USB Extenders on the market, depending on the cable length, you need to choose the correct type.

The most common are:

  • Passive cables, which don’t have a power adapter or repeater to boost the signal.
  • Repeater cables are usually powered, theoretically allowing to use longer cable lengths compared to passive cables.

The operation of the Skin Ultra/Fit/Dualtouch with these accessories will vary for each USB extender type. We can’t ensure the proper function of the touch sensor.

We highly recommend testing the accessories before doing the final installation.

Using bad quality USB Extenders can provoke:

  • Bad touch performance.
  • DISPLAX Connect to stop working.
  • Noise resulting from a signal loss.

If you want to use an USB extender we recommend you to choose one that is powered and has a repeater to boost the signal.

USB Hubs

The most common Hub types can be powered or not powered. As the USB extenders this devices may not be appropriate to use with the SKIN. The behaviors of a device not compatible with the SKIN are similar to the USB extenders :

  • Bad touch performance.
  • DISPLAX Connect stop working.
  • Noise resulting from a signal loss.

We highly recommend testing these devices before completing the final installation.

If you want to use this kind of accessory, we recommend using a powered USB hub. This device has its own external power adapter that will prevent affecting the power consumption of all the connected devices.

Tested Equipment

Displax tested several USB extenders and found the following that work with the Displax ULTRA/FIT/DUALTOUCH: Icron Ranger 2311 and the Lindy 15m USB 3.0 Active Extension Cable