The Light-Link is a USB 3.0 Fiber Optic Cable. Because it uses fiber, it can send the signal instantly with no perceptible latency at much longer distances than regular USB extenders.
Note: This cable is only compatible with devices that are USB 3.0 and above. We are working on creating a backwards compatible option, so check back soon!
How it works
The converters inside the cable heads convert incoming electrical signal into optical on one end, and back into electrical on the other end. The Light-Link is composed of two fiber cables and two copper cables. The copper cables are used for non-data information such as +5v power for USB devices. The fiber strands carry all the data information.
|The light travels down the fibers using internal reflection, which allows the light to bounce off the cable walls similar to a bobsled. Light travels extremely fast (186,000 miles a second) so the signal arrives almost instantly without losing any quality.|
Eliminates possible points of failure
In a typical long distance USB extension setup, you have many potential points of failure (source to sender, receiver to device, an RJ45 cable in between, and two power adapters for the baluns). The Light-Link extends the signal with zero latency and without having to worry about baluns or power adapters.
Using with Oculus Quest?
You will need a USB-C cable like this one (Sold Separately)
Works with Oculus Quest and Quest 2.
Mfg. Part Number
- SW-33042-30 30 ft.
- SW-33042-50 50 ft.
- SW-33042-100 100 ft.
- Link by Sewell
- Length: 30ft
- Up to USB 3.0 speeds
I bought these without understanding they would not be backwards compatible with usb1/2. I was able to arrange a return with great service even though it was my error and this was clearly stated in the description. I’d have given 5 stars if it did what I needed.
Neither USB cable worked on numerous devices tested.
Works on Vaddio roboshot cameras.
We have been acing an issue with active 3.0 cables.
This 100’ cable works
I used these on serveral conference rooms for video camera extentions. I used both the 50' and 100'. They have worked now for over 8 months and they are great! I was concerned about video drop out or getting damaged going through conduit but they helded up just fine. This is a good product and plan on using them again.
Light-Link USB, USB 3.0 over Fiber