USB cable problem
Recently I bought a new home weather station to replace an old one that sensors are not made for anymore.
New station came with a 4' long USB cable. It is way too short, so I bought a USB cable extension. It does not work. The 4' cable has has a mini connector to the console and a PC connector. 4" from each connector is some sort of 'fitting' the cable runs through. The guy at the electronic store said the extension cable should work ok....it does not and I'm wondering what those fittings are for and if that is the problem/why the extension doesn't communicate? The fitting look like a choke or maybe a capacitor...I don't know tho.
Any ideas would be great! The manufacturer of the station does not show any USB cables being sold at their website, so I'm kinda at a loss. I can't rearrange anything to make the short cord work due to sight and space available.
Thanks for any help