specification for USB states that the maximum length of a USB cable is
5 meters (16 feet). As a result, you cannot extend the distance of your
USB device more than 16 feet without using a USB "active" extension
cable (also known as a USB repeater cable). This cable contains active
electronics which boost the USB signal for maximum reliability and
performance over extended distances.
Caution: Each active extension
cable uses a portion of the power supplied via the USB cable and may
cause a dim display or malfunction of the Lathem TouchStation because
this device gets its power from the same USB cable.
Lathem has tested this particular cable and has achieved
acceptable performance with up to 4 cables (64 feet total). However,
your system's performance will be determined by many factors including
the power output of your PC's USB port.
Windows XP, ME, 2000, 98SE, and Mac
1.1 specification for both low and full speed
USB 1.1 and 2.0 (at USB 1.1 speeds)
5 meters (16 feet)
Supply Current Drawn
500 mA maximum, 300 mA typical
1 Type A Male, 1 Type A Female
150 grams (5.3 ounces)