Re: Through the mount USB3.0 on Mach2 trouble unrelated to temp

Don Anderson

Hopefully you get your usb communication problem solved. I think you will like the features of the Pegasus hub. Besides the cold temp capability, I like the ability to turn ports on and off with the app. Handy for me with my Starlight Xpress filter wheel that sometimes loses communication with the computer and needs to be rebooted.
Regards and good luck

Don Anderson

On Thursday, January 14, 2021, 12:35:20 p.m. MST, Micheal Fields Jr via <mpfjr@...> wrote:

That is a nice short repeater/booster for sure. My issue with it is that it has a female connection and so does the mount.  So I would have to add yet another connection between.  Also it seems to be bus powered.  This "booster" can't create energy out of nowhere.  My computer is right next to the female USB3 slot in the bottom of the mount and I am using a 1 foot USB 3.0 cable.   If the signal and voltage drops that much along a 1 foot cable that I would need a repeater at the end of it, I am not sure what I am even doing.

I have a total of 48 inches from the port on the PC to the 12v powered hub.  I have 24 inches after the hub to the camera.  I have ordered new cables and the Pegasus usb hub.  I'll know more in a week.

On Thu, Jan 14, 2021 at 08:39 AM, Allen Ruckle wrote:
        I had problems with USB3 due to the length of the cable needed,  I purchased a 15' USB 3.0 active cable and it greatly improved things it did not eliminate every issue.  In searching for a product to solve USB cable length issues, I found a product that is specifically designed to improve USB 3 signal, and to stabilize the power .  It is basically the active element of a USB 3.0 Active cable that is about a foot long.
 you install it between your computer connection and USB 3 cable to the mount.  It is designed for problems with Tethered cameras.

  The product is named TetherBoost Pro USB 3.0   core controller.  here is the description from the manufacturer.  The TetherBoost Pro USB 3.0 Core Controller alleviates a common problem amongst USB 3.0 camera and digital back users who are experiencing dropped tethering connections or are unable to get a tethered connection started at all.


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