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CAN IMU Cable Extend
  • Hello.
    Thank you for your attention.
    It seems like my explanation is a bit lacking, so I ask again.

    I'll explain the configuration of my device.
    First of all, it's not camera gimbal. I made an antenna tracker using the camera gimbal.
    The problem is that the camera IMU is far from the baseboard.
    To solve this problem I am using an extension of the standard cable.
    The basic cable is 50cm, but I am using it by extending it to about 200cm.
    That's why the alarm sounds every time I turn on the power. Every time I reset the IMU to solve the problem.

    Can I extend the length of the CAN IMU cable?

  • Hello,
    Yes, you can make cable longer, but each added meter of CAN cable decrease speed of CAN a little bit.
    We not recommend to use cable with length more than 3 meters.
    Also cable can receive interferences. Try to use shielded cable or use special copper sleeve for shielding, and connect only one end of shield to GND pin.
  • Hello,
    And one important note, we strongly recommend to use twisted pair for CAN_H and CAN_L lines (alike in original CAN cable): http://ybex.com/d/fvlhcbgzz9cy1uce65k3acz0wukp8m5pz0rh1tmi.html
    Try to use one entire piece of cable, without any internal connectors or soldered joints.