Does anyone have an extra long Apple charging cable?

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  1. Matth3w

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    If so, where did you get it from? I'm talking about 10+ feet. The Bluetooth keyboard really drains the battery and I wouldn't mind having the iPad plugged into the wall while using it, but the cable the comes with the charger isn't long enough.

    Could I just get something like this:

    [ame]http://www.amazon.com/Belkin-F3U134-10-Extension-Cable-10-Feet/dp/B00001ZWXA[/ame]
     
  2. Bogy

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    I think that is what extension cords are for. Just a plain old electrical extension cord, that when you don't need it you can unplug.
     
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    I'd rather not use the extension cord. Reason being, cheap extension cords look like crap whereas a white USB extension cord would look normal, if that makes sense. Plus I'd rather have the power block plugged into the wall instead of resting somewhere between the table and the wall....
     
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    Well then I think the one you have pictured should suit, unless you want it in white instead of the gray. I have a similar cable, in fact in white I think, that I use to locate my printers in a closet in the office. But it's at least 6 years old and I have no idea where I bought it.
     
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    Like this.
    Cables To Go USB Extension Cable - 26686 - Buy.com

    You are only using it to charge. I don't think you'll notice that much of a problem with the voltage dropping over a 10 or 15 foot run. As I said, I have about 15 to 20 of cable between my computer and the printers and don't notice a problem. I do use self powered hubs to boost the signal.
     
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    Maximum Lengths
    According to USB.org, USB operating specifications limit the maximum length of the cable to 5 meters for full speed devices and 3 meters for any low speed devices. 5 meters is around 16 feet 5 inches, and 3 meters is around 9 feet 10 inches.
    Full Speed vs. Low Speed
    Full speed devices are devices that typically require an external power supply and are sending and receiving larger amounts of data. Low speed devices can be powered by the USB connection itself. An example of a full speed or externally powered USB device would be an external hard drive. An example of a low speed or USB-powered device is a USB mouse or an MP3 player.

     
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    Matt, I have a couple of those USB extension cables. They work perfectly. I got mine off ebay.
     
  10. Matth3w

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    Great, thanks. So I should assume I can get one of those 10ft white extensions since it is a full speed device...
     

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