Cable Extension?

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#1

I thought someone had posted extension cables that worked for the Pimax, but I could not find the post when I did the search. Has anyone successfully extended the cables?


#2

I’m interested too. I have some usb cables and have problems with O+ because it’s power demanding.

I don’t know if Pimax, without inside out tracking, can works with normal usb cable extension, and how long. And the same for DP


#3

I would think they would have to be active cables.


#4

I am using the below 10’ DP extension cable currently

it works fine

I am using a 3.0 usb extension cable that I already had also. Don’t remember the brand, but it was nothing special or expensive


#5

Awesome thank you.

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#6

and also wich power cable extension?


#7

I posted in my review. Look it up


#8

I picked this one up to extend the DP cable which also works fine - https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/5m-DisplayPort-Extension-Cable-Gold-Plated-Male-to-Female-Display-Port-Lead/360487973101


#9

My current HDMI is 50ft (15M) that is connected to my vive in the living room. Has anyone found any DisplayPort 1.4 extensions working in that length for Pimax 5k+? I’ve searched through the forum, longest i hear is 7.5M.


#10

For power extension, just use any extension cord you have that is long enough and then plug the included power adapter into the extension cord.

I am using that 10 foot DP extension linked to above at Amazon. Works fine. I am also using a 10m USB 3.0 extension cord. Looks generic. The only issue I have is the audio is crackling when I plug headphones into the HMD. I read someone’s advice saying to to try different USB ports or a USB hub to make sure enough power is getting to the headset. It could be the USB extension cord I have is adding too much resistance.

Normally I use a Bluetooth headset but I wanted to try the headphone plug out.


#11

Try https://www.startech.com
I think they have cables guaranteed to work up to 15m/50ft
But on top of that length the headset cable, I don’t know.


#12

thanks for the tip, their site has 50ft - but rather expensive to try outside of US (USD $101) - has anyone in forum tried these? successful?


#13

Check if they have a local distributor in your country.
They have insane shipping fees if you order directly from them, for my 90cm /3ft cable the calculator show 80€ for shipping, so I contacted their support and they find me a local dealer.

And even with that it was awkward, their local dealer here sells for businesses only so I had to order it with my company name.

TLDR: Not very user friendly experience :sweat_smile::beers:


#14

hmm… yeah, some kind of bummer with the used DP Cable, i didn´t managed to get any sort of extension or adapter to extend my cable length in any pc shop/hardware seller 50 km around me. Ebay showed me one (!!!) seller of a clutch adapter and amazon one seller of the delock extension wire… both were cheap but take some days to deliver…


#15

so…my DeLock 7.5m cable came today… it works with my Screens, but not with the 5k. Has anybody now tested the Stardock Cabel now with a lengh over 7.5m?


#16

How to extend the USB ?

I have bought the cable that acegamer mentioned. Cable Matters DP to TP 10feet. Works.
But now I need USB extension.

I have a 3(?)m DelayCon which appears to be USB3.0 because it’s blue inside. But no luck. Perhaps too long. For the Vive (before the spiltter box) it works.


#17

This is not a DP extension cable. It’s a normal DP cable. You can only use extension cables on the Pimax.


#18

Hello, my pc is in the next room and i need 10m display port extention solution. What is currently working with pimax 5k+? Please provide links thank you.


#19

Has anyone tried hooking the pimax up to an thunderbolt hub with usb 3.1 and displayport?

I have no idea if it works but if it does then it should be possible to find solutions with fiber optic thunderbolt and a powered hub for practically unlimited(within the fiberoptic thunderbolt specs) range.

Pricey though.


#20

We need a 15M (50ft) extension in our studio. I’ve already got HDMI and USB working fine at that distance with the Oculus and Vive.

For the Pimax 5K+ I ordered this DisplayPort cable and will report back on whether it works or not:

And as someone above pointed out, yes most long DisplayPort cables are not extenders and are male on both ends. A female/female coupler like this should work fine: