Electronics newb, writing code on a Mac for ESP32 using Platformio. The ESP32 is connected to my Mac Studio via USB and a USB hub. All works well as long as I use one specific Micro USB cable which I have found via trial and error. The device is properly detected and upload works fine.
However, now I’d like to move the prototype further away from my workstation. For this I require a longer USB cable. After some searching I realized that not all Micro USB cables support a data connection. Considerin this, after just buying my second, supposedly fully connected Micro USB cable — still not luck.
Could the length be an issue? Do you have some advice which cable to buy for this use case?
Any advice (and maybe explaination) on this issue would be greatly appreciated.