Extension for Link Box Power

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skittulls
Explorer

Extension for Link Box Power

Has anyone found an extension cable for the Vive Link Box power plug? I purchased a 3.5mm x 1.3mm but it ended up not being the right size. I guess that's the size for the headset side of the linke box. I want to move the wall wart out of the way and use the extension cable. From everything I could find and my own measurements, it looks like the plug is 3.75mm x 1.35mm.

Vive Staff

Re: Extension for Link Box Power

@skittulls


Have you tried just using a power strip or normal extension cord and daisy chaining it?

-John C

 

"Welcome to the desert of the real."
skittulls
Explorer

Re: Extension for Link Box Power

That's how I have it now. The problem is that now the wall wart is dragging on the ground which is putting stress on the wire connection. If I can get an extension, then the wall wart will be in the outlet and the wires can move freely.
harperhendee
Contributor

Re: Extension for Link Box Power

skittulls
Explorer

Re: Extension for Link Box Power

No, I believe that one is for the lighthouse base station. That is not the size for the link box power cable.
skittulls
Explorer

Re: Extension for Link Box Power

Is there anyway to just order the two barrel connectors from HTC to make an extension?
Vive Staff

Re: Extension for Link Box Power

Vive accessories can be ordered at https://www.vive.com/us/accessory/

Keep an eye on that page for updates as well!

Thanks

-John C

"Welcome to the desert of the real."
skittulls
Explorer
Solution

Re: Extension for Link Box Power

Here is what I'm working on for anyone else running into this same issue. I just ordered the below two items from eBay:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/291697424917

http://www.ebay.com/itm/391398047669

 

and this from Amazon:

https://www.amazon.com/SANOXY-Female-Coupler-Adapter-Cable/dp/B007FN910U/ref=sr_1_12?ie=UTF8&qid=149...

 

I don't know if these will be the right size but I'm going to find out. I will post back here what I find.

skittulls
Explorer

Re: Extension for Link Box Power

This ended up working. I cut the plugs off and attached them to a longer cable. The male connector they sent was actually 3.5mm and not 3.8mm like advertised but the female plug was 3.8mm. The 3.5mm seems to be working but I wouldn't necessarily recommend doing this Smiley Happy

 

I tried ordering more 3.8mm male connectors since they're onyl $2 shipped. I'll report back if these are the right size.