Jump to content


5 metre USB2 extension booster cable and ZWO ASI120MC camera


Recommended Posts

Hi folks

Anyone had any success when using a 5m usb high speed active repeater extension cable when using it as a guide camera using PHD software? I think I read somewhere that you shouldn't use extension cables with the ZWO.

Thanks for looking


Link to comment
Share on other sites

couldn`t get my zwo 120 mono to work at all with a 5 meter active cable, didn`t like the powered usb hub either.

really wanted to use the camera as a planetary camera and a guide camera so i was getting cheesed off as i thought i might have to buy another guide camera,

but what i did try and it worked for me was i bought a 5 meter extension cable of e bay, not active just usb male one end and female the other for £1.69 which covered the distance to my obsy pier, i then plugged in a 1.2 meter usb printer cable into that and it runs fine, i`m using an old hp microtower pc in the obsy with xp on it and i`m still getting 17 fps on full chip size mode using firecapture 2.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Create New...

Important Information

We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue. By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use.