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USB Extenders

Easy USB Connectivity

USB Extenders enable you to put your USB devices where YOU need them—far beyond the 5-meter USB limit. With an extender you can put USB devices anywhere from 50 feet to 10 kilometers away depending on whether you use copper or fiber. Find your extender quickly with the handy selection chart below.

USB Extenders
Extend USB peripherals, including printers, scanners, white boards, and touch screens, up to 10 km.
Part Number USB Standards Max Speed
Remote Hub
Distance Supported Connectivity
IC101A 1.1, 2.0 12 Mbps 1 85 m CATx
IC282A 1.1, 2.0 12 Mbps 2 85 m CATx
IC280A 1.1, 2.0 480 Mbps 1 100 m CATx
IC401A 2.0 480 Mbps 1 100 m CAT5e or better
IC402A 1.1, 2.0 480 Mbps 2 100 m CATx
IC400A 1.1, 2.0 480 Mbps 4 100 m CATx
IC404A 1.1, 2.0 480 Mbps 4 500 m Multimode Fiber
IC406A 1.1, 2.0 480 Mbps 4 10 km Single-mode Fiber
IC408A 1.1, 2.0 480 Mbps 4 100 m CATx, LAN
IC502A-R2 3.0 5 Gbps 2 100 m OM3 Multimode Fiber
USB3ACE-15M 3.0 5 Gbps 1 15 m Active copper cable

The benefits of USB:

• Convenient plug-and-play connections. No rebooting.

• Power. USB supplies power.

• Speed. USB is fast and getting faster. 


Extend the distance to:

• Printers

• Scanners

• Hard drives

• Audio devices

• Touch screens

• Cameras

• Any USB peripheral


Use in application such as:

• Industrial control

• KVM extension

• Digital signage

• Educational environments

• Security and surveillance

• Medical device connectivity

• Point of sale and retail kiosks

USB Connectors
 usb 1.1 and 2.0 type a icon  usb 1.1 and 2.0 type b icon  usb 1.1 and 2.0 mini a icon   usb 1.1 and 2.0 type a icon  usb 3.0 type a icon  usb 3.0 type b icon  usb 3.0 mini b icon  usb type c icon
1.1 and 2.0 Type A   1.1 and 2.0 Type B 1.1 and 2.0 Mini A   1.1 and 2.0 Mini B 3.0 Type A   3.0 Type B 3.0 Mini B   USB C



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TAA Compliance


USB 1.1 CAT5 Extender, 1-Port


Extends USB peripherals beyond the desktop up to 131 feet.

This product replaces the Single USB to CAT5 Extender (IC244A-R2).

USB 2.0 CAT5 Extender


Transmit USB 2.0 device signals up to 328 feet over CAT5, and power it locally or remotely.

USB 1.1 and 2.0 CAT5e Extender - 2-Port


Extend USB connections beyond the desktop, as far as 130 feet over CAT5, to two USB devices.

USB Extender - CATx, 4-Port


Extends USB 2.0 up to 100 meters over CATx UTP cable.

This product replaces the (IC400A).

USB Ultimate Extender over UTP, 1-Port


Easily extend a wide range of USB devices beyond the desktop using CAT5.

USB Ultimate Extender over UTP, 2-Port, with Remote Power


Extends USB 2.0 up to 100 meters over UTP cable, while providing power to the remote hub.

USB Ultimate Extender over Multimode Fiber, 4-Port


Extends USB 2.0 up to 500 meters over multimode fiber.

USB Ultimate Extender over Single-Mode Fiber, 4-Port


Extends USB 2.0 up to 10 kilometers over single-mode fiber.

USB 2.0 Extender - LAN, 4-Port


Easily extend USB 2.0 signals over an IP network or directly over a CATx link.

USB 3.0 Ultimate Fiber Extender - 2-Port USB over Multimode


Easily extend SuperSpeed USB 3.0 signals up to 100 meters (330 ft.) over fiber.

USB 3.0 Active Extension Cable - 15m


Extend a USB 3.0 connection up to 15 meters.

Black Box products can be conveniently purchased through a broad range of qualified distributors and resellers located around the globe

Black Box Explains...     
Universal Serial Bus (USB) is a royalty-free bus specification developed in the 1990s by leading manufacturers in the PC and telephony industries to support plug-and-play peripheral connections.