Running USB 3.0 extension next to AC line Answered
I have an HTPC hooked up to the entertainment center. I have a 5ft rubber "wire-hider" that I'm running an extension cord to a coffee table with a hidden power strip so people can plug in their laptops, etc.
I bought a 5m/"15 ft" usb 3.0 extension cable and ran it next to the cord in the wire-hider, then connected usb 3.0 powered hub to the cable. PC struggles to connect devices, and drops them intermittently. My 1st guess was EMI, so I unplug the extension and no problems.
My question, can anyone suggest a source for shielded USB 3.0 extension cable OR can I use Shielded Cat6 to run USB 3.0 signals? Besides wireless or buying a second wire-hider, do you have any other suggestions?