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Hub One longer length power supply/extension cable

Anyone out there know where I can purchase a longer length power supply or an extension cable for a hub one? I've seen plenty of 2.1mm dc cables, but none for the 3.1mm (ish) cable the hub one takes. A 5m cable would do it.
I've read a few other posts with no solution.
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Re: Hub One longer length power supply/extension cable

@Jrfraser83  Welcome to the forum.

Two obvious solutions.

1. Use a mains extension cable instead.

2. Carefully cut the cable and join in a longer length, making sure that the cores aren't shorted together or crossed over.

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Re: Hub One longer length power supply/extension cable

@Jrfraser83 

Amazon has a variety.

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Re: Hub One longer length power supply/extension cable

I am already plugged into a multi extension so dont really want to plug another one into it. Without going Into detail, a longer dc adapter cable is the only option.
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Re: Hub One longer length power supply/extension cable

Amazon seem to only have 2.1mm diameter adapter cables. The hub seems to have a 3mm diameter.
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Re: Hub One longer length power supply/extension cable

I've found this on Ebay.
Anyone know if this will work?
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/264369952956
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Re: Hub One longer length power supply/extension cable

As long as it has reasonably thick wire in it, it should be OK.

Remember you are pulling 1-2 Amps through the cable, and if the copper is too thin you might drop a volt or two along a fairly long cable.

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Re: Hub One longer length power supply/extension cable

@daveplus
I already have one of those.. they are only 1.5m ish long. I Need 5m and still dont think that one has 3.1mm Internal as needed

@wisty
It's the diameter pin at the router end I am asking about. Is there an official plusnet technical department who can advise me?. I believe its 3.1mm internal (as mentioned in other forums) but there is only the 3.3mm one I found on the market.

God knows why this hub is the only appliance in the world with this power pin diameter? I have a photo but cant seem to find out how to attach it to here?
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Re: Hub One longer length power supply/extension cable


@Jrfraser83 wrote:
I have a photo but cant seem to find out how to attach it to here?

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Re: Hub One longer length power supply/extension cable

@Jrfraser83

How did you measure the plug?

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@daveplus
With a ruler. Have taken a photo but cant add it via my mobile. It's in my public photo album though?
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Re: Hub One longer length power supply/extension cable

The HH 4 & 5 PSU I have here is 5.5mm OD and 3mm ID (measured with a micrometer and pin gauge).

The HH6 is the same. But it's definitely a non standard size.

Its 20 AWG cable so on a 6M length @1amp you will drop about 0.5v

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Re: Hub One longer length power supply/extension cable

Would a long ethernet cable to connect a switch to the router enable you to achieve what you wantby a different route?

See https://www.amazon.co.uk/TP-Link-TL-SF1005D-5-Port-Desktop-Ethernet/dp/B0766D8HZ3/ref=sr_1_6?crid=2N...