What the hell kind of cable...

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  1. deusexaethera

    deusexaethera OT Supporter

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    ...has a USB plug at one end and an RJ45 plug at the other?

    Crazy bastards.
     
  2. CodeX

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    USB to ethernet back to USB...

    We actually supply that with one of our products, because you can connect the instrument to a PC via USB and control it, this allows you to extend that control to anywhere in the world.
     
  3. 5Gen_Prelude

    5Gen_Prelude There might not be an "I" in the word "Team", but

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    Thought I saw one with some APC UPS packaging.
     
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    dorkultra OT's resident crohns dude OT Supporter

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    yeah, pretty sure my ups came with one
     
  5. retorq

    retorq What up bitch??

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  6. CodeX

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    Thats not an RJ45 jack...
     
  7. retorq

    retorq What up bitch??

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    Close enough. ;)
     
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    RS and XS series come with them and some of the small ones too I think.
     
  9. Peyomp

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    But you can't directly hook these up via a straight cable, can you? There's a laserbean chip in that cable, right?
     
  10. CodeX

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    Well yeah... there is a chip in the connector itself I am sure, though I have never dissected it but I am sure there is some translation that must take place between USB protocol and ethernet protocol.
     
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  12. Peyomp

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    Aye, some folks use them with RJ style connectors just to have a locking end on them, or something. Its still USB, I assume - just through 2 of the wires.
     
  13. deusexaethera

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    Isn't there already a locking USB connector?

    You know, now that I look at it more closely, I bet it is APC. It has the part number 940-0127B, which looks a lot like APC part numbers -- and given my prior experience with APC running whatever the hell voltage they want through whatever the hell outlet they want, I can definitely believe they would use whatever the hell connector they want with whatever the hell data protocol they want. Standards? We don't need no fucking standards.
     
  14. Peyomp

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    Well, you hook it to a USB port - so I think its just USB.
     
  15. deusexaethera

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    Yes, but USB is not supposed to use RJ45 plugs, hence it makes perfect sense for APC to use RJ45 plugs for USB connections. That's how they *roll*, as it were.
     
  16. 5Gen_Prelude

    5Gen_Prelude There might not be an "I" in the word "Team", but

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    I think this thread is about 10 posts too many.
     
  17. deusexaethera

    deusexaethera OT Supporter

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    So what you're saying is, you're part of the problem.
     
  18. CodeX

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    WON'T SOMEONE THINK OF THE CHILDREN!!!

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  19. deusexaethera

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    AAAhaha, I quote that about once a week.
     

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