I have a camera that uses a USB cable to connect to my computer. I want to extend the cable from 3ft to about 6ft. Originally I just created my own cable, soldering 4 26AWG wires to a blank USB connector and connecting the other side to the correct leads on the camera (this cable shown on right in the photo). The original wire (shown on the left in the photo) has slightly smaller wires probably either 28AWG or 30AWG.
When I plugged the new cable in, the camera would not come up and my computer said it was drawing too much power. So I tried just extending the original cable by just splicing additional wire before the connector. Once again I used they 26AWG wire.
With the extended original cable, the camera still does not show up, and it also does not give the warning that it is drawing too much power.
I am not sure what is happening. Given that the original cable extended does not work I am guessing that either the increase in wire gauge or the added length is causing an issue, but I do not understand why. If anyone has context on this it would be greatly appreciated!