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Tripp Lite USB 2.0 Hi-Speed A/B Active Repeater Cable (M/M) 25-ft. (U042-025)

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  • Connect a computer to a printer or other USB device up to 25-ft. away
  • High-Speed USB 2.0 and USB 1.1 compatible. Windows 98/ME/2000/XP/Vista/WIN7/8 and MAC compatible
  • Active repeater maintains 480Mbps signal integrity
  • USB "A" to USB "B" connections
  • 1-year limited warranty
  • A-male To B-male
  • Connects Computers To Printers Or Other Usb Devices
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Product Description

Size: 25 ft.

TRIPP LITE U042-025 USB 2.0 Hi-Speed A/B Active Repeater Cable (25ft)

Product Information

Size:25 ft.

Technical Details

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Brand Name Tripp Lite
Item model number U042-025
Operating System Windows 98/ME/2000/XP/Vista/WIN7/8, MAC
Item Weight 7.2 ounces
Product Dimensions 0.5 x 10 x 11 inches
Item Dimensions L x W x H 0.5 x 10 x 11 inches
Color Silver

Additional Information

ASIN B00BFRKYSU
Customer Reviews
4.5 out of 5 stars 90 customer reviews

4.5 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #2,954 in Industrial & Scientific > Industrial Electrical > Wiring & Connecting > Cables & Interconnects > USB Cables
#12,670 in Electronics > Accessories & Supplies > Cables
Shipping Weight 7.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
Date First Available February 11, 2012

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U042-025 Feature Focus
Extend a High-Quality USB Signal Up to 25 Feet with This USB 2.0 Active Extension Cable

Don’t settle for inferior workmanship and performance! The U042-025 25-ft. USB 2.0 Active Extension Cable ensures maximum performance from USB 2.0 devices over distances of up to 25 feet. It features USB A male and USB B male connectors, is backward compatible with USB 1.1 devices and meets or exceeds USB 2.0 specifications. With plug-and-play convenience, it is simple to set up, and with hot-swap capability you can easily switch between connected devices without powering down your computer. Unlike cut-price cables, the U042-025 is manufactured to exacting specifications with superior materials to deliver full 480Mbps speed along the entire length of the cable so multimedia and other high-end applications continue to perform at their peak. The U042-025 also provides up to 250mA of power to a connected device. For peace of mind, it comes backed by a one-year warranty.

Tripp Lite U042-025 25-ft. USB 2.0 Active Extension Cable:
  • Extends a USB 2.0 signal up to 25 feet
  • Backward compatible with USB 1.1 devices
  • Plug-and-play convenience with no complicated setup procedures required
  • Bus-powered signal booster requires no external power
  • Supports transfer rates of up to 480 Mbps for low- and high-speed devices, including multimedia applications
  • Premium double-shielded cables constructed with tinned copper braid and aluminum Mylar foil
  • Molded connectors and integral strain relief for extra durability and long life
  • One-year warranty and RoHS-compliant design
  • Guaranteed to be a genuine Tripp Lite product if ships from and sold by Amazon
Application Diagram
Bus-Powered Signal Booster and High-Speed Data Transfer

The U042-025 features a bus-powered signal booster (no external power source required) in the middle of the cable that extends the range of the USB signal, allowing you to overcome the typical 5-meter limitation. This allows USB peripheral devices, such as printers, scanners and card readers, to be located up to 25 feet from the host computer with no loss in signal quality.

With its superior design and construction plus data transfer rates of up to 480 Mbps, the U042-025 is ideal for multimedia and other high-end applications that require fast, clear transmission that is free of line noise and other interference. The U042-025 also provides 250mA of power to a connected device. If a 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 model U222-004-R, sold separately).

Superior Quality with One-Year Warranty and Environmentally Responsible Design

The U042-025 is constructed of top-quality materials. Premium double-shielded cables with tinned copper braid and aluminum Mylar foil feature twisted 28/24 AWG data lines for maximum EMI/RFI protection and signal quality. Molded connectors and integral strain relief guarantee durability and long life. A flexible PVC jacket makes the U042-025 easy to install, even in tight corners and other space-constrained areas.

The U042-025 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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The manufacturer commented on the review below
Size: 36 ft. Verified Purchase
This was a real letdown. After reading these reviews i decided to purchase with the intentions of using devices like keyboards, mice and gamepads... and the connection is horrible on any of those.
Don't get this if that is your intension. However, this wire seems to do fine for more passive products like an mp3 player or thumb-drive... and maybe a printer.

But for devices that need to give rapid input like any input device it is terrible and unusable.

Example

if you plug a gamepad or keyboard in and press any keys... it will detect about 10% of your keypresses.
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The manufacturer commented on this review(What's this?)
September 7, 2012
This product is designed to be used for the applications you intended it for. Performance can be affected by multiple factors and we would like the opportunity to assist you. Please contact Tripp Lite's Chicago-Based Tech Support team at 773-869-1234 and we would be happy to help troubleshoot the issue. Additionally, the U042-036 is covered by a lifetime warranty and we would be happy to replace the cable if necessary. Thank you.
Size: 36 ft.
I was considering this, for the length, but I'm sure now that it won't work for my purpose, which is to connect - AND POWER - an HD webcam. There are two levels of power for USB 1.0 and 2.0: 100ma and less, and up to 500ma. (All at 4-5Vdc.) I think the rules are that a self powered hub (like the one in the middle of this cable) can only supply 100ma of output power to downstream devices (ie, your device at the end of the cable).
Notice that the people who have happy reviews are mostly using self-powered devices (like printers), and the people who are unhappy have more power-hungry devices (like the guy with the portable hard disk).
This is a clever product and serves a very useful purpose, but Tripplite doesn't provide enough guidance about this limitation.
(And I am looking at a FaceVsion webcam, which unhelpfully reports that it uses "USB 5V" power - yeah, I knew what the voltage had to be: tell me what the current demand is!!)
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Size: 36 ft. Verified Purchase
I needed to connect my hp deskjet 5550 printer to my apple airpot express so I could print wirelessly, only problem was the printer is 8.00 meters (about 26') away from the airport express, and maximum recommended USB 2.0 cable length is 5.00 meters (about 16'). This cable being 11.00 meters (36') long did the trick. Worth every penny.
Bottom line:
1.- Works at USB 2.0 speeds.
2.- Plug and play connectivity (didn't need any set up other than connecting it).
3.- Sturdy construction.
4.- It even looks great.
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Size: 36 ft. Verified Purchase
Excellent cable for extending the distance from a PC that a printer or other device can be located. This device eliminates the need to daisy chain shorter cables together. It has an active repeater installed in the middle (which is about 1"x 1"x 1/2" thick) and is bus powered so no other power supply is needed. Response time for my printer has not changed in comparison to the original 6-foot cable I had been using. Now my printer is in a new location off my desktop freeing up valuable desktop working area. I've just ordered a second cable to allow me to relocate my scanner as well.
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Size: 36 ft. Verified Purchase
I use this to connect a printer to a laptop, on demand, when I feel like printing. It was never worth it to me to network my printer to the router and all of that and, as a result, a cable is needed for printing. In short, after five years of use, this is still working.

Good luck in making your choice.
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Size: 36 ft. Verified Purchase
In my quest to find a cable that actually works I tried MANY brands in MANY configurations and kept returning them until I found this one. I have not trued this with a PS3 or Xbox yet but I have a plotter and cables that work on those did not work on the plotter. I found out plotters are very particular when it comes to communication. I found out that almost all cables with the exception of triplite are made overseas and have a VERY HIGH failure rate. The folks at the plotter supplier told me this and said they estimate that failure rates are around 70% with plotters. We're talking 70%.....that's huge. I questioned this number and they confirmed their talking about DOA and premature failure. Extension cables that don't function for the application were not taken into account in their estimated failure rate. Out of maybe 20 various brand cables I received in one order maybe 5 were DOA. Even that is high odds. I had at least 3 other cables that just failed after working a month or less. I know for sure one only worked a coupe hours.

When I found out Triplite was made in the USA I jumped on board and it worked flawlessly and continues to work flawlessly. Buy it, spend the extra $ and don't waste your time fooling with other brands.
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The manufacturer commented on the review below
Size: 25 ft. Verified Purchase
Update: Contacted Tripp Lite and they replaced the cable for me.
No trouble so far with the replacement cable.

Purchased this 7 months ago and started using it 3 months ago. The USB device doesn't get moved much. The cable became unreliable disconnects for no reason without touching it. I have to jiggle it to get a reconnection. Moved the device closer with a different USB cable and don't have any trouble. Trouble proves to the cable. Tripp Lite gives this product a 1 year warranty... HOWEVER... Their web site REQUIRES a Serial Number to get an RMA. There is no serial number on the cable so there is no way to get an RMA. Tripp Lite is probably the only company on the planet that doesn't have a toll free number and playing email tag is not worth my time. I have always trusted Tripp Lite products but recently their quality seems to be dropping.
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The manufacturer commented on this review(What's this?)
October 19, 2015
We apologize for the experience you have had with the U042-025 cable. We do require proof of purchase to validate the warranty. We accept other forms of proof of purchase other than the serial numbers. Please reach out to our Chicago-based Tech Support Team at 773-869-1234 (M-F 7AM-6PM Central) so we can assist you and provide warranty support.
Size: 36 ft. Verified Purchase
Setting up for a Fax / Printer across the room from the desktop, this device performs well, with no loss in data received or sent. I was happily surprised by the fair pricing, when my usual source supplier sold it for double this seller's price, for exactly the same item. If you've done your homework in conceptualizing your extension plan, including what device is needed, look no further in acquiring this device.
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