jonapap
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Longer ribbon cable

Thu Dec 10, 2015 10:45 pm

I was looking to buy the official Raspberry Pi touchscreen and was wondering if there was a longer ribbon cable to connect the Raspberry Pi to the adapter board?

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Re: Longer ribbon cable

Fri Dec 11, 2015 5:24 am

Adafruit has flex cables in a variety of lengths--at least up to 1 meter, IIRC.

jonapap
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Re: Longer ribbon cable

Fri Dec 11, 2015 1:02 pm

So this one should work?: https://www.adafruit.com/products/2143

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Re: Longer ribbon cable

Fri Dec 11, 2015 1:23 pm

Yes, it appears that that would work fine, although I am not absolutely certain as I have no experiencw with the RasPi touch screen.

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Re: Longer ribbon cable

Fri Dec 11, 2015 1:27 pm

Yes, longer CSI/DSI cables are available, also e.g. on ebay

Choose not too long I suppose, it may influence quality of the digital signals and lead to more rf radiation.
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jonapap
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Re: Longer ribbon cable

Sat Dec 12, 2015 1:51 am

So any cables saying it work for the Raspberry Pi camera should work for the screen, right?

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Re: Longer ribbon cable

Sat Dec 12, 2015 10:57 am

jonapap wrote:So any cables saying it work for the Raspberry Pi camera should work for the screen, right?
No... No other than the standard cable is tested and certified. This applies to the camera, too. People have found out that the camera occasionally works with longer cables. So might the touchscreen, too. You can ask people who tried cables, or try for yourself. But there's no guarantee in any way.

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Re: Longer ribbon cable

Sat Dec 12, 2015 4:03 pm

Ok, thanks

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