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Extending The Ez Cam Cable , Splice And Solder?

Hey guys, this may have been discussed so my apologies if I am kicking up an old subject. I have some cables I may need to extend about a foot and was wondering if the communication between the cam and ezb is too sensitive for me to splice in and solder 12 inches of extension with silver solder.


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Should be ok. I have the camera cable on my Cybot extended to 24" and it works just fine.


EZR even sells a 60 cm extension cable (although currently on 4 week shipping delay)..



Yeah those shipping delays get me every time, Phew! Makes me wonder how many last many orders ez robot would get if they had a setup to ship over the holidays and through the new year , but I am sure they have looked at that :)


I have extended IDE hard drive cables about 2 foot before. Once I tried a sata cable and FAILED horribly, I think the resistance was too much after the splice to work.


Jeremie has a video of extending the cable 6 feet or something...

Ezrobot sold out of product due to Black Friday and a pile of education sales. Revolution product line is very popular in school systems.

Ezrobot is transitioning to a new manufacturing facility right now, as well. This will rectify shipping delays and offer the products that everyone has been waiting for. Including the Lidar and IPS


Awesome sauce, I am glad to hear you sold out DJ, gotta keep the gears of robotic process turning! I look forward to the Lidar, that is a awesome feature upgrade.

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if you can find the pin outs on the cable, double or treble up on the power cores cos of volt drop over 100 meters it's like a volt or two, and never ever ever double up on any data cores.


old thread but I just had to extend my camera cable so I figured I would add that the pinouts for the cable.  IoTiny is the clue as it has the pinouts underneath. Anyway it uses pins 123 and 5 of the 6 pin ribbon cable.  Pin 1 is 3.3v and Pin 2 is Gnd so you can get orientated from from there with a multimeter.  pin 3 is RX and pin 4 is RTS. I used an old SATA cable for mine and just cut the ribbon cable. User-inserted image


Reference to the ezrobot ezb v4 pinouts is in the data sheet here: