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Offline Jackal

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Need longer cords on mouse & keyboard.
« on: July 02, 2011, 01:35:53 PM »
I'm sure others have had this problem.

There are extension cords available, but what are you guys using?

My mouse is  6.5 feet  (around 2 meters). The keyboard is a little shorter.

One that is 10 feet  (about 3 meters ) would be ideal. The extension cords give you another connection that can become loose, corroded,etc.

Has anyone bought one of those extension cords and used it to replace the factory cord on a mouse or keyboard?

Is there any reason why  this couldn't be done?

Don't want wireless either.

Thanks,

JAckal :)
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Re: Need longer cords on mouse & keyboard.
« Reply #1 on: July 02, 2011, 02:36:26 PM »
I have wired in longer leads to my PS2 keyboards but for the USB ones I just use a powered hub in the control pendant and plug in the keyboard/trackball to that.
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Re: Need longer cords on mouse & keyboard.
« Reply #2 on: July 02, 2011, 03:50:27 PM »
10 footers work fine. Tape the connections  to keep dust/moisture out.

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Re: Need longer cords on mouse & keyboard.
« Reply #3 on: July 03, 2011, 12:39:59 AM »
Thanks guys,

I'll check into the extension cords for the USB  & see if I can just replace the keyboard one  with an extension cord.

JAckal
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Re: Need longer cords on mouse & keyboard.
« Reply #4 on: July 03, 2011, 07:13:52 AM »
The only potential problem I see is if the wires are not real wires. I've occasionally run into "wires" that are very thin copper foil wound around a filament center, and the stuff is virtually impossible to deal with -- at least I can't. As long as the keyboard wiring is normal though, I don't see why it wouldn't be straightforward to swap cords.
Re: Need longer cords on mouse & keyboard.
« Reply #5 on: July 03, 2011, 11:43:43 AM »
I have a wireless mouse and keyboard. Although I'm just starting out I haven't noticed a problem with them, plus as I'm walking around the table I have the mouse in my hand with the cursor over the e-stop just in case.

Chris

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Re: Need longer cords on mouse & keyboard.
« Reply #6 on: July 04, 2011, 10:22:28 AM »
Thanks for all of the good info. I  will probably stay with cords, though.

Will let you know how it turn out, too.

JAckal :)
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Re: Need longer cords on mouse & keyboard.
« Reply #7 on: July 04, 2011, 10:31:00 AM »
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I haven't noticed a problem with them, plus as I'm walking around the table I have the mouse in my hand with the cursor over the e-stop just in case.

You do realize that when you do have a problem, the mouse button won't work.  :o
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Re: Need longer cords on mouse & keyboard.
« Reply #8 on: July 05, 2011, 09:40:56 AM »
Yeah just to see if it would work I tried that and the mouse has to be on the table.