View Full Version : USB cables safe to use?

08/20/2012, 01:03 PM
My 6' apex cable that connects my base unit to my E8 is too short. Are these special cables or can I use any USB cable to connect them? Is it better to extend it or buy a whole new cable?

I ask because I remember seeing all those *do not plug a USB cable in*!!*!*!*!*! zomg dont do it****

Thanks guys.

08/20/2012, 01:21 PM
The warning is to not plug in USB *devices*. Look back to yesterday's thread called "cable fabrication" for a discussion about USB cables.

08/20/2012, 07:35 PM
I use generic USB cables from typical Internet retailers with great results. I usually try and get a new cable the length I need, avoiding extensions.