30 meter IEEE 1394 Firewire cable

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Hi All,

I have a Firewire device that I need to access over 30 meters of
sheilded twisted pair (STP) cable.  Yes, I know this isn't even close
to spec, but I only need about 2Mbps data transfer rate.

Option 1 - Since I haven't found any cabling kits like there are for
ethernet plugs, I am going to have to solder the conductors inline at
each end from a salvaged FW cable.

Option 2 - Use an interface converter at each end that will reliably
transfer over 30m of solid core copper cable at 2Mbps minimum.

Option 3 - ???

Any thoughts or suggestions on the subject?

Thanks,

Jason


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Google for "firewire extender" gets lots of hits.

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True, I do get lots of hits, however they are mainly 15ft. cables that
can be grouped together, or a more attractive fiber optic link.

The problem, however, is that I'm stuck with this 30m STP cable and
need a protocol that will work at the data rate I need.

-Jason

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gaudetteje@gmail.com wrote:
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Check out Black Box out of PA. Much of their stuff is rebranded and some
of it over priced but at one time they had a widget to convert / extend
almost anything to anything. I always start there when looking for
something like what you need.


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