USB 2 extension cable for WEBCAMERA (LAPTOP/PC use)
Replacement usb2 extension cables fpr Webcamera Nestbox (PC/LAPTOP USE ONLY)
(FOR CCTV CAMERA NESTBOX CABLES PLEASE SEE OUR OTHER ITEMS)
Choose 5m cable if nestbox is within 6.5m/21ft of your laptop/computer.
PLEASE NOTE: The 5m cable does not feature a repeater unit to boost the signal so it will not extend the reach of your camera beyond 6.5m from the pc.
Our 10m cable is a good quality cable with the necessary active repeater unit to enable the signal to reach up to 37ft from nestbox (this is including length of cable attached to camera itself)
In fact we strongly recommend that you DO NOT TRY TO "DAISYCHAIN" usb2 extension cables between a pc and the nestbox in order to reach the required distance - daisychaining exposes extra joins to wet outdoor conditions and also creates more points where power supply may be interrupted.
If you need more than 10m distance it is possible to buy 10m, 15m, 20m and even longer active repeater extension cables from other sellers and we strongly suggest you do that. We do not carry a supply of these ourselves due to their cost which, unless we buy in bulk, would have to passed on to our customers whereas you can get a much better deal from a specialist cable supplier.
If shopping elsewhere for additional extension cables please ensure that you buy one with a good quality active repeater unit. At time of writing (Jan 2020) several of our customers have reported satisfaction with cables from this Amazon supplier:
Finally, at distances beyond 20m even with a good quality cable signal may not be adequate to power the webcamera and if you wish to watch birds nesting at distances greater than 20m it may be a better option to buy a cctv system where cables up to 50m can be employed successfully due to the power coming from a mains supply.