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Other Cable tidy.

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Kronos, 7 Apr 2015.

  1. Kronos

    Kronos Well-Known Member

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    Just redecorated and refurbished my bedroom come man cave and now I am coming to the detail. hiding or a least tidying up the many cables I have for my TV, PVR, Sound bar and Chromecast and the only one causing me difficulty is the Chromecast power lead, which is a couple of feet short to conceal it with the aforementioned other electronics.

    I could run an extension from the extension but that defeats the object of having the original extension hidden away now.

    I do not no if an extension exists for the Chromecast power supply but I doubt it. Or perhaps a PSU with a longer cable?

    Any suggestions?
     
  2. Bradley8988

    Bradley8988 New Member

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    What power cable does it use?
     
  3. CarlT2001

    CarlT2001 New Member

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    It's DC, so you could cut the connector off and splice some two core onto it to make it longer.
     
  4. GMC

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  5. Kronos

    Kronos Well-Known Member

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    oops.
     
  6. Kronos

    Kronos Well-Known Member

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    This.

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    Not sure about that but a possibility.

    Cannot see how as it does not help with my short cable problem. Not even sure what this does to be honest.
     
  7. Big_malc

    Big_malc Well-Known Member

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  8. Kronos

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    Too the rescue again Malc, perfect thanks.
     
  9. Atomic

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    I just plugged my chromecast into a USB port on my TV rather than use the PSU it came with... it only wants power so the TV doesn't care.
     
  10. Kronos

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    Where did you get the adapter from?
     
  11. Arboreal

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    I'm sure our Chromecast came with a USB to micro cable to power it from the TV as suggested by Geoff.
    It'll be the same sort of cable (usually shortish) that is a standard USB to micro USB phone data/charge lead.
    Just had a look, and that's how it's set up; Chromecast in the HDMI with power fed from the USB socket next to it.
     
  12. Atomic

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    The cable that comes with the chromecase is a standard USB lead with a normal plug on the end already ;)


    One end if Type-A (normal usb plug that almost everything has) and the other end is the smaller Micro-USB plug (most android devices and portable electronics use this).

    Here's the common USB plug types:
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  13. Kronos

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    You sir are a genius, I did not even think to look at the other end. Now to cancel the extension.
     
  14. Arboreal

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    ^^This. Geoff went the extra mile and found the pics to make it really clear.
    A success all round then :thumb:

    Glenn, enjoy your clutter free Chromecast; ours isn't tidy as it commutes between TVs.
     

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