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boarder3
10-30-2008, 04:48 PM
What is the longest the 595 can be from my computer?

BuzzKill
10-30-2008, 06:20 PM
It is a parallel port connection. So figure the maximum to be about 25'. Your mileage may vary.

Doug-in-the-woods
11-09-2008, 08:22 AM
I have heard "astories" of 75ft or so but I would question that.
When I first got my 595 hooked up I had 40 ft of cat5 from computer to 595 (parallel port) and it was acting funny.
cut down to 20n ft no problems.
there is a circuit that you can build that will allow up to 100ft away but locating the parts??
just stay at 25ft or less and avoid the headachs.

bmcgeeny
11-09-2008, 09:38 AM
What is the longest the 595 can be from my computer?

Here is a thread about using Hex Inverters.

I have one working. It helped. But it was a lot of gizmo's attached.

http://www.doityourselfchristmas.com/forums/showthread.php?t=3527&highlight=inverter