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is it the Summa/ flexi or to long a usb 2 cord?

Discussion in 'Summa' started by gabagoo, May 7, 2010.

  1. gabagoo

    gabagoo Major Contributor

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    I have been running my Summa plotter from my Laptop recently and I tried a 15 foot usb2 cable but it nothing happens so I bought a 6 foot cable and yesterday it was cutting. Today I tried sending a 48" x 72" vinyl cut and 33% in the plotter stops and the program manager is locked at 33% and not sending any more info it seems.
    Do you suppose 6' is to long to use too?
     
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    tcorn1965 Very Active Member

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    The limit is supposed to be 16 feet. Although I used to have problems sending large files to T-Jet jumbo 2 via usb2 with a 6' foot cable. I bought a Powered usb hub ($6.00), the problem went away.

    I send files to a mimaki Jv3 that's on a 15' usb and have never had a problem.

    Terry
     
  3. gabagoo

    gabagoo Major Contributor

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    i have seen powered usb hubs and they are like $50.00 where do u get them for 6.

    The summa just finished cutting the graphic when I switched back to a regular usb 2 cable for a desktop printer although it is tight.
     
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    The reviews on that second hub are not the greatest, I think I would avoid it. The first one works great IMO (I have 2)

    Terry
     
  6. Rooster

    Rooster Very Active Member

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    There's USB extenders that can run cat5 cables ridiculous lengths and use your USB connections.

    I used some of these daisy chained to reach my summa plotter:

    Link to product

    I've never had a cut job stop part way through. It can take a little while to establish a connection with it sometimes, but it's never cost me a penny in ruined work.
     
  7. Jim Doggett

    Jim Doggett Very Active Member

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    Here's good info:

    http://www.summa.be/en/faq.php#cq

    Good luck,

    Jim
     
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