Long Firewire 4 pin Cables
Firewire has a cable limit of 15′ without a repeater. If you are
coming from a powered 6 pin firewire port, (like those on desktop
computers) repeater cables like our SW-1101 are a simple and
If you have a 4 pin port on your computer, (or an un-powered 6 pin
port) then the repeater cables will not work. The repeater requires
in-line power from the 6 pin port.
Gefen has a solution for exending firewire cables. It is a little
more complicated, (and unfortunately more expensive) but it will allow
you to run longer distances.
You will need the firewire
400 repeater from gefen, and the power supply (which isn’t
included) and a couple of the longest
firewire device cables.
Depending on your total distance, you can daisy-chain repeaters
together with specialized
33 foot cables.