Usb extension cable

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Streetlightastro
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Usb extension cable

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Hi
Last night I shoot some images with the asi1600mm pro, Orion star shoot guide camera and a usb dew band connected to the usb hub. To reach my imaging laptop I have connected a 3m usb 3 extension cable attached to the blue cable that came with the usb hub. Have the software for the hub and also the ASCOM drivers installed.
My question: is there any known issues running an extension between the hub and the laptop?
I experienced multiple times where images would not download. And SGP would park the scope.
Had to restart the camera every time to get it working again.
BR
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USB3 protocol does not guarantee reliable transmision for cable more than 3meters.
For more information please check here: https://pegasusastro.com/cable-manageme ... phy-setup/
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Thanks for the guidance. Will reroute cables and separate the power and usb cables to see if it makes a difference.
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Question about the provided 1.5m cable. Is the provided cable shielded?
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Yes of course.
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