What is the Maximum Recommended USB Cable Length for NI USB DAQ Devices

Updated Oct 29, 2018

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Hardware

  • Multifunction I/O Device
  • CompactDAQ Chassis

Issue Details

What is the maximum distance of the USB cable that can be used for connecting my computer and a NI USB DAQ device?

Solution

The USB specification limits the length of USB cables to to 5 m for high speed data rates.

For distances further than 5 m, NI recommends that you use Ethernet or Wireless DAQ devices.

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