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Grove Cable extenders - Pair
Grove Cable extenders - Pair
Grove Cable extenders - Pair

Grove Cable extenders - Pair

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Grove Cable Extenders - Pair

These two boards are to allow you to extend grove cables to whatever length you need.  You can use RJ11 or RJ45 connectors.

This pair of connectors DO NOT COME WITH A CABLE.   You will need to build your own.

RJ11 cables are often called "Phone Cables" but you need to make sure your pre-made cable is a "straight through - Extension" cable and not a "reversed cable".

 

 

 

A reversed cable looks like this:

 

 

To get the right length for your project, we suggest building your own cables.

 

Here is what we use to build or buy our own cables:

For Pre-assembled cables:

Pre Made 7 foot cables (10 Pack) Straight Wiring

Build Your own tool set:

Build / Test Kit

RJ11 Connectors (50 pc)

25 foot Telephone Cord – (this is for raw materials)

 

 

Note On Cable Lengths

In general, 5V lines will go further than 3.3V lines.

Data Cables 

For Data cables,  anything under 10 feet should work.  The longer the cable, the higher resistance and more noise on the cable.  Try the length you need and test it by running your sensing software.

Analog Cables

For Analog cables,  anything under 10 feet should work.  The longer the cable, the higher resistance and more noise on the cable.  Try the length you need and test it by running your sensing software.

 

Serial Cables

For Serial cables, 10 feet is a good limit.  You need to test your system and make sure the serial data is coming through OK.

I2C Cables

10 Feet should work well, but it depends on your pullups on the data (SDA) and Serial Clock line (SCL).   You can go further (depending on your noise environment) but you will have to put lower resistance pullups (stronger pullups) on your SDA and SCL lines.   1K Ohm is a good value to start with on long calbes.

There are two locations on the Grove extender Board to put resistors.  Only put them on the far end  of the cable.