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32ft 10M USB 2.0 A Male to A Female Active Extension / Repeater Cable (Kinect & PS3 Move Compatible Extension)
Due to its design, USB cable has a normal maximum length of about 5 meters (16.4 feet), but you can get longer distances by using an Active USB Extension/Repeater Cable from Monoprice!
This is a bus-powered extension cable that can be used to increase the length of a device without any signal loss or potential performance problems. It contains active electronics, which boost the USB signal for maximum reliability and performance over extended distances. The cable operates as self-powered extender, for use with USB cameras‚ printers‚ webcams‚ keyboard/mouse, etc.
It is a true plug-and-play device. No additional drivers are required. It supports Win98/2000/XP/Vista/7, Mac OS V9.0 or higher, and Linux. It can also be used with many types of USB devices, including the Xbox® Kinect™* and the Eye of the PS3™ Move™!
*Important notes for Kinect users:
1. You can use this cable to connect the USB version of the Kinect only. It is not compatible with the proprietary Kinect connector. If you have a Kinect connector, please use PID 8487.
2. The Kinect requires more power than traditional USB ports are capable of providing. In order to prevent damage to equipment, Microsoft has designed the Kinect with a proprietary connector. If your Kinect did not come with a USB/Power adapter, you must purchase one from Microsoft before you can use this extension cable.
- USB A male to A female extension
- Gold-plated connector
- 28/24 AWG wires
- Compliant with USB 2.0 High Speed (480Mbps) standard
- Backwards compatible with USB 1.0/1.1 standards
- Active USB extension cable
- Ensures good signal quality to meet USB 2.0 specification
- Extends USB signal up to 10 meters (32 feet)
- Operating temperature range from 0 to +80°C (+32 to +176°F)
- Compatible with Windows® 98/2000/XP/Vista®/7, Mac® OS X®, and Linux®
Microsoft®, Windows®, Vista®, Xbox®, amd Kinect™ are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries.
Apple®, Mac®, and OS X® are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.
Sony® and PS3™ are trademarks of Sony Interactive Entertainment LLC.
Linux® is the registered trademark of Linus Torvalds in the U.S. and other countries.
Questions and Answers
PROS: Works as advertised!
CONS: Random glitch here and there, loss of connectivity
The power conductors in the cable are 24AWG, which is too small to allow a full 500mA load (the limit for a port-powered USB device) without excessive voltage drop (64 feet of 24AWG is about 1.7 ohms, so at 500mA the voltage drop would be 0.85V, taking the voltage at the far end of the cable below the USB spec). This is of no concern whatsoever for devices that have their own power supplies. A mouse or a keyboard should be fine powered through the cable. Any sort of disk drive that gets its power from the USB connection probably won't work.
The quality of the molding of the plastic parts is excellent.
When I saw how tightly the cable was coiled in the package, I thought it would probably take me half an hour with a hair dryer to warm it up and take the curl out. Not so! The cable is remarkably flexible and without any memory of its close confinement.
Note that this cable is, in effect, a single-port USB hub ("all" active repeater cables are). This would very rarely be a problem, unless used with something that does not support a downstream hub. A USB port on a NAS device, for example, might not work with this cable.
One important feature, the quality of the plating on the connector contacts, is beyond my abilitity to determine non-destructively.
PROS: A well made cable with good performance.
CONS: Power conductors are a little light.
PROS: These cables are great. I use usb web cameras for my home security system. A good quality high def 1080 web camera will only work 16' from where it is plugged into a computer. These 32' cables are so good that you can extend another 16 feet from these powered cables. Giving you 48' distance. Most my cameras come with a 6' cable. So in all You can run 54 feet perfectly. I think of mono price as the new and way better radio shack. Mono price has the best prices anywhere.
PROS: Perfect to extend your Sony PS3 eye camera to play Move games.
If did work with my wifi dongle but seemed to drop. When I got up on the ladder the last time to check it the dongle was too hot to hold onto.
Returned dongle to short cable and it worked fine, and stays cool.
At some point in the reviews, it's recommended that a powered hub be used for non powered devices, but it's not clear if it should be at the near or far end of the cable. Again this is something that should be in the product description so you can order a powered usb hub if you don't have one already.
I love Monoprice, but I think they dropped the ball a little on the info side of this product.
PROS: Great idea for some apps
CONS: Didn't work consistently for my wifi
My PS3 didn't recognize the USB hard drive connected through this cable. Windows 7 recognized this cable as a USB hub and reported that there are other faster USB 2.0 ports available on the machine and when I connected a hard drive through this cable it was reported as device is malfunctioning (2 of my USB hard drives works fine when I connect them directly).
I wish monoprice includes compatible devices in the product details page with a warning of which of the commonly used USB devices may not work.
I live in Canada and return would cost more than the price of the item. No choice but to throw it in the garbage.
Sometimes you get what you paid for!
PROS: Long cable?
CONS: Doesn't work
Only tested with one active extension cable so YMMV if tried through a hub or multiple active extension cables.