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Firewire Cable Lengths

KF4HR Member ✭✭
I notice Flex sells a 6 foot Granite Digital Firewire cable for the 5000A.  If I were to opt for the 10 foot version of this cable (same manufacturer) am I asking for trouble?  And I've noticed that Granite Digital sells cables with a troubleshooting LED.  Is this a useful option?



  • john doe
    john doe Member
    edited January 2018
    I checked this week and Flex had none in stock, I got 2, 3' cables from Granite, no 6' cables in stock, anything longer is too long for the Flex 5000-A. Good Luck. de KD6OS Ralph
  • Neal_K3NC
    Neal_K3NC Member ✭✭
    edited January 2018
    You can go up to 15' for firewire cable. I use one regularly in my shack in fact.

  • Paul - K6HR
    Paul - K6HR Member ✭✭
    edited January 2018
    FWIW I use a 10ft Granite cable and have never had a problem
  • KF4HR
    KF4HR Member ✭✭
    edited November 2018
    Is there any advantage (or disadvantage) to having a LED built into the Granite Firewire cable?

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