15ft USB 3.0 A Male to A Female Active Extension Cable
    Product # 9470
    15ft USB 3.0 A Male to A Female Active Extension Cable
    Product # 9470
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    15ft USB 3.0 A Male to A Female Active Extension Cable

    Take USB 3.0 to new lengths with this USB 3.0 Active Extension Cable from Monoprice!

    With data transfer rates up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0, USB 3.0 is quickly gaining in popularity. However, although it has a higher voltage and current level, passive cables are still limited to a maximum length less than 15 feet.

    This Active Extension Cable draws power from the USB 3.0 bus and uses it to boost and regenerate the data signals, ensuring that full SuperSpeeds can be maintained to much longer lengths. By combining two of these extension cables with a 3 meter passive cables a total length of 13 meters (42.6 feet).

    This 5 meter (16.4 foot) cable is backwards compatible with all previous USB versions and any USB equipped device. It has a USB 3.0 A male connector on one end and a USB 3.0 A female port on the other end. Per the USB 3.0 spec, the plastic inside each connector is colored blue to distinguish it from connectors designed for previous USB versions.

    3.2 / 5.0
    25 Reviews
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    Good Value

    PROS: This cable is of good quality and value. Performs well and met expectations.

    CONS: None
    May 22, 2013
    Doesnt work on external usb 3 drives
    works with thumbdrives but not harddrives doesnt provide enough power.

    PROS: usb 3

    CONS: doesnt work on usb 3.0 external harddrives.
    November 6, 2012
    Works Flawlessly
    I bought this extension canle to rearrange our home office. It works great. We have multiple devices using this line and there have not been any issues.

    PROS: Does excactly what it is supposed to do.

    CONS: None
    March 26, 2013
    Using 3 x 15' (45' total)
    Decided to wait for a longer cable to come out.

    PROS: It should work according to tech support. But I'll wait for a 50' length to come out.
    Quick response from Tech support. They are very good.

    CONS: You have to put 3 together to get 45'.
    November 14, 2012
    Works But Not Great Fit
    Female active port does not assure a snug fit.

    PROS: Cable build.

    CONS: Female active port does not assure a snug fit.
    February 28, 2014
    USB 3 active extension cable
    I commented earlier that I was having trouble with the cable. It for thumbdrives but didn't work for harddrives. I spoke to a tech and they processed a refund. I decided to try one additional time and talked to another tech and he arranged for a replacement cable. I don't know why, but it still doesn't work on my USB powered USB2 harddisk, but it DOES work on my 3TB externally powered harddisk (the reason I wanted the cable in the first place). It would be nice to understand the differences and why the cable doesn't work for one drive, but these obviously work and typical of monoprice, they back their products. Thanks Monoprice!

    PROS: works with 3TB external drive (remotely powered)

    CONS: doesn't work with usb powered usb2 drive
    March 21, 2014
    Works well
    I use this for shooting pictures tethered to my desktop. Very fast, very dependable.

    PROS: Great length and quality

    CONS: none
    February 25, 2014
    This cable works perfectly! - but not if you don't understand USB power!
    This cable works flawlessly if you know what you are doing.

    Ignore the reviews that state "it won't power my device" blah, blah...

    Read, on...

    I went through many "passive" (regular) USB extension cables before purchasing this "Active" USB 3 cable.

    I tried to avoid using "active" cables due to the difference in price from the non-active cables.

    Big mistake. You cannot have a USB cable longer that about 9-10 feet (usually 9) before you start having serious errors if the cable works for your device at all.

    Too many people are buying the cable and trying to run USB devices that can be powered by the USB power.

    YOU CAN NOT DO THAT ON AN ACTIVE CABLE! The reason the cable is active is because it's USING the power from the USB3 port to run a repeater in the cable. This is what makes it capable of being the length it is without a problem.

    You therefore can only use this USB cable with:

    1) Devices that require extremely low power (e.g. USB memory sticks)

    2) Externally Powered USB HUBS

    That's how it's SUPPOSED to work.

    I placed my SiiG USB 3 externally powered Hub on the end of this cable and connected a Rosewill UASP capable HDD enclosure with a 3TB SATA III drive installed. It recognized the USB3 Hub, and the drive, and then my PC connected to the SATA III Drive using UASP ove USB 3 and the speed was BLAZING fast, as expected.

    Of course all other USB devices worked flawlessly too. Many WITHOUT the powered hub.

    (Of course all those devices were VERY low power USB memory sticks.)

    PROS: This cable is very well built and generally high quality.

    Great length.

    Excellent, firm connectors.

    CONS: Too many people review this cable as "poor" or "so-so" because they don't understand how USB works, or the power requirements for their USB devices and what it means to USB power when you use an "ACTIVE" cable.

    (Which at these lengths, you -must- use an active cable for USB 3 devices to work correctly!)
    October 3, 2015
    Exactly what I needed
    A perfect product and a more-than-fair price.

    PROS: works with, usually difficult to match, sony wifi range extender. effective and affordable.

    CONS: i only needed one
    November 21, 2012
    Works - have only used for simple 2.0 connection to extend another cable
    December 1, 2014
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