Extending USB

Is there a way to extend the distance between a computer and a Micro Maestro 6-Channel USB Servo Controller beyond the length limits of a USB cable? Can it be interfaced with ethernet?


Yes. We bought this Bytecc USB-RJ45 - USB extender - external - up to 150 ft. It worked (I was able to move a servo via the control center) for us for approximately 100’; we didn’t try longer than that. It was less reliable than a normal USB cable, because it got disconnected for me sometimes, but that could just been me jostling the cable around too much.

- Ryan


Note that the extender that Ryan linked to simply uses Cat 5/Cat 6 cables; it does not use the Ethernet protocol (I mention this because you specifically asked about interfacing with Ethernet).

- Kevin