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Tripp Lite U026-016 16ft 5M USB2.0 A/A Active Extension/Repeater Cable, 16 Feet

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16 feet (5 meters)
  • 16-ft. USB 2.0 Active Extension Cable extends a USB signal
  • Supports data transfer rates up to 480 Mbps
  • Premium double shielding minimizes signal interference
  • Gold-plated connectors with gold-plated copper contacts assure positive connectivity
  • 1-year limited warranty (no lifetime warranty)
  • Provides up to 250mA of power to the connected device. If your device requires more than 250mA of power, it will either need to have its own power supply or be plugged into a powered USB 2.0 hub (Tripp Lite U222-004-R) that is connected to the U026-016. Use a standard 6' 10' or 15' USB cable to reach the desired distance.
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Technical Details

Size: 16 feet (5 meters)
  • Brand Name: Tripp Lite
  • Model: U026-016
  • Hardware Platform: Pc
  • Left Connector Type: USB Type A
  • Left Connector Gender: Male
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Product Details

Size Name: 16 feet (5 meters)
  • Product Dimensions: 5.7 x 4.3 x 1.4 inches ; 5.6 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 5.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B0002D6QJO
  • Item model number: U026-016
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (287 customer reviews)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: June 3, 2004

Product Description

Size: 16 feet (5 meters)

16-ft. USB 2.0 Active Extension Cable extends a USB signal

From the Manufacturer

Extend a USB Signal Up to 16-ft.

The Smart Solution for Home and Business Desktop Computer Setups

This genuine Tripp Lite USB 2.0 A/A Active Extension Cable offers an easy, inexpensive solution for connecting a USB device to your computer over distances of up to 80 ft. Featuring male USB A connectors, the U026-016 assures peak performance with no loss of signal quality. You can daisychain up to five 16 ft. cables for a complete distance extension of up to 80 ft.

Broadly Compatible with PCs and Macs

The U026-016 supports error-free data transmission at the high speeds you’re used to from all of your USB 2.0 devices. Legacy USB 1.1 devices also get a speed boost with transfer speeds from 1.5 to 480 Mbps. This cable provides up to 150mA of power to connected devices. If a device requires more than 90mA of power, it will either need to have its own power supply or be plugged into a powered USB 2.0 hub (Tripp Lite U22-004-R). The U026-016 is compatible with all computers, devices and cables with USB A connectors.

Superior Quality to Ensure Error-Free Signal Transfer and 1-Year Warranty

The U026-016 is constructed of top-quality materials. Premium double-shielded foil-and-braid cable provides maximum EMI/RFI protection and superior signal quality. The U026-016 features gold-plated USB A connectors with gold-plated copper contacts to ensure excellent conductivity. The built-in signal booster regenerates the signal for even higher quality and longer extension distances. The connectors feature integral strain relief for durability and long life.

The U026-016 is manufactured in compliance with strict RoHS specifications, reflecting Tripp Lite’s commitment to environmental responsibility. For peace of mind, it comes backed by a one-year warranty.


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Customer Reviews

The cable seems to be made of very good quality material and it worked great.
shopper1
I got this to extend a USB hub to another room for keyboard/mouse/iPod and it works exactly like it should.
OCPik4chu
The driver quickly automatically installed and I could control the camera from my computer.
J. Alan Kehr

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

41 of 43 people found the following review helpful By Thomas G on September 16, 2007
Size Name: 16 feet (5 meters) Verified Purchase
I am using this to extend the usb printer connection to my computer, after trying unsuccessfully with a lower cost active extension cable that I purchased elsewhere. The generic cable I tried first had near constant communication errors, making it essentially unusable. After several weeks of use, I have had no problems or error messages with the Tripp Lite cable. It seems well made. I should have purchased a quality product first.
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32 of 33 people found the following review helpful By Clay Marley on December 11, 2007
Size Name: 16 feet (5 meters) Verified Purchase
Any USB extension over 15 feet requires an active cable. This one works just fine. I am connecting a VGA webcam to use as a security monitor and it needed to be a ways from the PC. I have not yet tried chaining a couple together.

I had earlier bought another brand that cost more but didn't work. Junk. So my advice is to buy the ones that have the most consistently good reviews.
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37 of 39 people found the following review helpful By D. Morrison on August 7, 2006
Size Name: 16 feet (5 meters) Verified Purchase
I bought two of these Tripp Lite U026-016 USB 2.0/FireWire 16 foot Active Extension Cables. I have had them for a month and use them with both my PC and with my Playstation 2 Force Feedback Driving Wheels. They are well designed and made with nice thick insulation on the wires and tight connectors.

I am a picky consumer and have been very happy with other Tripp Lite products. (I also own two IsoTel Ultra 8s with metal cases and frequency shielding.) So after doing some comparisons, I put these at the top of my list. Tripp Lite is a little more expensive, but I have never had any failures, problems or headaches because of them.
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32 of 34 people found the following review helpful By HMMWV TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on July 19, 2010
Size Name: 16 feet (5 meters) Verified Purchase
USB is a complicated protocol so lets get to simplification.

USB Power is 5V +/- 0.5 V and 500 mA current. About 2.5 watts of power are available. The reason alot of external usb hubs come with a wall wart is if you have 4 devices each drawing 500 ma, that's more than the computer gives you, and something will have to be removed without external power. The wallwart is usually a 5.5V, 2A or less power supply so that each usb port can have the full 500ma on a 4 port hub, neglecting the data rates which are transparently handled on usb 2.0

As for cables, the standard USB cable was defined as 6 feet, just like power cords are 6 feet most commonly. Following the power cord tradition, USB offered a 10 foot extension for a maximum distance of 16 feet before the signal degraded too much to be usable. Hence you'll find 10 foot PASSIVE extension cables in the $9 price range, which you can combine with your existing 6 foot cable for 16 feet total.

The real advantage here is there is a low power (<50mA) "1 port" hub at the end of this 16 foot extension - that regenerates your high speed usb signals for your device. It does steal some power, allowing 450 mA for the device, but most devices don't complain about not having the full 500 mA to themselves with a few exceptions for battery containing devices that must charge and disk drives that get their power from the usb cable.

Now at the end of this you can put another 10 foot extension and 6 foot cable for 32 feet of total length if needed for outdoor or room to room usb. It's a great product to get around the 10 foot extension common length limit.

Often I have "usb radio fobs" or radio transmitters for wireless keyboards.
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on February 11, 2008
Size Name: 16 feet (5 meters) Verified Purchase
Don't be confused by some of the reviews here. The title is correct: this is an *active 2.0* USB extension cable. I emphasize *active* and *2.0* because other cables not specifying these features are older and will not work with today's current high-speed ports.

I use it with my Logitech QuickCam Pro to capture an entire conference room full of people with no difference in transmission speed.
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15 of 17 people found the following review helpful By LC in Michigan on June 1, 2009
Size Name: 16 feet (5 meters) Verified Purchase
1st: I noticed from the bar code number that it was made in the USA;
so, it's a relief knowing it's not just another piece of crap from China.

2nd: It seems to be very well made (but then it should be for the price).

3rd: It performs very well as a USB Repeater. My Linksys WUSB300N USB
Network Adapter performs perfectly using this as a 16 foot extension.
Getting my USB Adapter in front of a Window really improves the signal
strength (although even then, positioning the unit even a couple inches
one way or another can really affect the signal).

Final Comment:
I think sellers would do them selves a favor by stating in their ads
if the product is not made in China. Most people these days
associate the "Made in China" label to mean the same thing
as "CRAP".

It's refreshing to find a good product idea that hasn't been
ruined by Chinese manufacturing.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By ToxMox on May 20, 2011
Size Name: 16 feet (5 meters) Verified Purchase
We use this cable at my employer's photography studio to to tethered capture to Capture One with a 5D Mark II.

The cable gives us extra reach in situations where we can't keep the workstation close to the camera but still want to see the captures show up on screen as the photo shoot progresses.

It has been working great for us so far with no issues to report.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Wayne on August 10, 2007
Size Name: 16 feet (5 meters) Verified Purchase
This is a very well-made and rugged USB extender used by me to extend USB 2.0 across the room to a scanning table. I had attempted to use an older USB 1.1 extender and, as expected, performance of the scanner dropped considerably. While waiting for the Tripp-Lite to arrive - it came to me quickly - I used passive cables to extend the full 16 feet. The scanner performance was fast but I was concerned about errors because it was far longer than what's permitted by USB. I got lucky.

The Tripp-Lite performs flawlessly and it's USB 2.0 performance was immediately apparent with scan times approaching those of the scanner connected locally. The cable used in this product is larger and heavier than most USB cables. My particular scanner is not port-powered so I don't know much about the DC performance of the Tripp-Lite. I would definitely buy it again because it works and is well made.
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