FireWire Active Extension Cable, 14.5 ft

Sewell Part # SW-1101

$19.95

5.0 (17 reviews)

Discontinued

"Very prompt delivery and excellent product."

Overview

The specification for FireWire (also known as i.link or IEEE 1394) states that the maximum length of a FireWire cable is 4.5 meters (14.5 feet). As a result, you cannot extend the distance of your FireWire device more than 14.5 feet without using an "active" extension cable.

The 14.5 foot FireWire Active Extension cable can be chained together to extend the distance of your FireWire device (DV camera, hard drive, iPod, digital camera, etc.) from your computer. The maximum length you can acheive using the FireWire extension cables reliably is 60 ft.

The cable works like any other extension cable -- simply plug the cable into the FireWire port on your computer or hub and plug the device into the other end.

Need to extend your USB device? Check out our USB Active Extension Cables - we have USB 1.1 and USB 2.0 Active Extension Cables in stock.

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Specifications

Mfg. Part Number

  • FW-X-4.5M

Brand

  • GoldX

Compatibility

  • Windows 98SE/ME/2000/XP, Mac OS 8.6 and higher, OS X or higher

Power Supply

  • Bus Powered

Connectors

  • 1 6-Pin Male, 1 6-Pin Female

Cable Length

  • 4.5 meters (14.5 feet)

Supply Current Drawn

  • 500 mA maximum, 300 mA typical

Weight

  • 15 Ounces

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JHO - 9/17/2008 6:31:39 AM

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Pros: Works.

Cons: Doesn't not work

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Works Great

Anonymous - 9/15/2009 6:59:13 PM

2 found this review helpful


Pros: Does what it says it does. Use it at our church to extend the firewire connection from HD camera to the computer. (30 ft) No loss of signal or drop outs.

Cons: Price is high for 15 ft of cable. Wish it were less.

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Worked great

keiths57 - 9/11/2009 12:14:31 PM

2 found this review helpful


Pros: Reasonable price, easy to use, functionality, shipped on time

Cons: Plastic housing may be fragile

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Excelent!!!

Rodrigo Castillo - 9/22/2012 7:34:13 PM

I chainned 4 extensions and a 4.5m cable to run an audio interface Focusrite from 23.5m away the computer, no dropsouts, no distortion. All perfect...

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FireWire Extension

Cynthia - 12/15/2010 9:16:13 AM

Works great! Haven't had any trouble. We have 4 linked from our Canon Camcorder to our MacPro to stream Sunday services live. Picture quality is great. Works like we had hoped.

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Cheap and efficient

jfbois - 12/2/2010 9:01:18 PM

Do his job perfectly with HD camera, wich is 35 feet (two extensions connected) away from my computer.

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Coach

SE - 3/22/2010 1:58:30 PM

Worked great

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Works as advertised

Anonymous - 1/29/2010 4:59:54 PM

Works as advertised. I have two of them chained together along with a 25' firewire cable. No issues.

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Questions

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Question:

I have an external Apple iSight camera-mike mated to OS X 10 5.2 (Leopard). As far as I can tell it's 6-pin. Will this unit connect thereby extending locale where I can place iSight?


Answer:

This unit will allow you to extend any 6-pin firewire device. Assuming your device is a 6 pin firewire device this will work fine. This cable must be plugged directly into a 6 pin port on the computer. If the port on the computers is a 4 pin port this cable will not work. Using this cable you can extend your device up to 14.5 feet further away from your computer. You can use up to 3 of these cables for an extension of 43.5 feet plus the 15 feet of a standard cable.

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Question:

Does this cable support suspend and resume?


Answer:

This should pass through any signals recieved from your FireWire controller, including suspend and resume signals.

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Question:

how does this work? Doesn't it need an external power supply to boost the signal?


Answer:

Firewire has power in the signal which this cable draws upon to boost the signal. There is no external power needed.

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