Re: max IEC bus length and loading?

From: Nate Lawson <>
Date: Mon, 08 Nov 2010 10:11:10 -0800
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On 11/7/2010 10:30 PM, Baltissen, GJPAA (Ruud) wrote:
> Just two ideas:
> - If load could be a problem and you have, for example, four drives
> in-line, what about removing the resistors of the first three?

That could work, except the drives could no longer be used by themselves.

> - Do you have to place the drives in-line i.e. can't you make a little
> box with IEC connectors that enables you to place them in a star
> formation? (I don't know if the resistor is needed as terminator as
> well. I learned something about reflections, stubs etc. on a blue monday
> 25 years ago.)

Sure, you could build an active cable extender. No termination is needed
because the bus is so slow.


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