Sewell Active USB Extension Cable, 16 feet

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USB Active Extension Cables:


HDMI Switch Options usb 2.0 1-port 16 ft usb 2.0 1-port 32 ft usb 2.0 1-port 64 ft usb 2.0 2-port 16 ft usb 2.0 2-port 32 ft usb 3.0 1 port 10 ft

We now carry USB 3.0 Active Extension Cable (SW-30330) for full USB 3 speeds at long distances.

The specification for USB states that the maximum length of a USB cable is 5 meters (16 feet). As a result, you cannot extend the distance of your USB device more than 16 feet without using a USB "active" extension cable (also known as a USB repeater cable). This cable contains active electronics which boost the USB signal for maximum reliability and performance over extended distances.

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Up to 4 of these USB Active Extension cables can be linked together to extend the distance to your USB peripheral by over 60 feet.

Need to go farther? Try the U-Link USB 2.0 over Cat5 Extender for 200 ft of extension using inexpensive Ethernet cable. If you don't need to go quite that far, try this 33 ft. USB 2.0 cable with built-in repeater.

Looking for a shorter extension cable? If you don't need to extend the distance of your device more than 16 feet, you can use one of our shorter USB passive extension cables which come in lengths of 3, 6, and 10 feet.

We also carry regular USB device cables.

Need two USB 2.0 ports instead of one? Check out this USB 2.0 Extension Cable with 2 ports (SW-29418).

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Mfg. Part Number

  • SW-1202


  • Sewell

USB Spec

  • 2.0 specification, fully backward compatible


  • Windows 98SE/ME/2000/XP/ Vista/7/8/10
  • Mac OS 8.6 and up
  • USB 2.0 (480 Mbps)
  • USB 1.1 (12 Mbps)

Cable Length

  • 5 meters (16 feet)

Power Supply

  • Bus Powered

Supply Current Drawn

  • 5 mA maximum, 3 mA typical


  • 1 Type A Male, 1 Type A Female


  • 150 grams (5.3 ounces)

Operating Temperature

  • 0 to 40 degrees Celsius (32 to 104 Farenheit)

Storage Temperature

  • -40 to 85 degrees Celsius (-40 to 185 Farenheit)


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Anonymous - 4/25/2008 5:56:31 PM

27 found this review helpful

Pros: Presently using wireless internet adapters with 4 cables connected on one and two cables on the other. Works great too.

Cons: None


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SD photog - 8/1/2008 12:09:55 PM

5 found this review helpful

Pros: I used 4 of these cables, making 64', to connect my camera to laptop and they worked great, what a find. I would recommend it.

Cons: none


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Beav6 - 8/11/2008 6:47:17 AM

4 found this review helpful

Pros: Excellent quality at a great price. Using it to connect webcam to PC.

Cons: none

Other: Shipping was super fast and tech support outstanding! Remember to connect extension to pc first, then connect your device to extension.

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Great Product

Hanna - 4/17/2015 5:28:27 PM

Works like it should still works

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Anonymous - 10/10/2014 1:50:15 PM

Loved it. Great the price. Perfect for my needs.

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Works Great

Anonymous - 9/8/2012 12:09:03 PM

It works. Reasonably priced.

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Sewell Active USB Extension Cable, 16 feet

Anonymous - 6/12/2012 7:56:11 PM

Works as it should GREAT!!

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myguy - 5/16/2012 9:32:30 AM

Durable, USB 2.0, works to extend any USB situation, WORKS!

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I need a USB extension cable (for keyboard and mouse) about 25ft long. Which one do you recommend?


If you need to go 25 feet your best option is probably getting one of these active repeater cables and a 10 foot USB cable - that will give you a total of 26 feet (doesn't hurt to have a little room for error) and will operate seamlessly because of the active repeater.

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I do need an Active USB "2.0" extension cable, and it seems this is what I have to buy. But I found another model which is 'Gefen Active USB 2.0 Extension Cable' in your website. The price difference is really HUGE. The Gefen is three times more expensive than this one. It seems both products work same. What's the REAL differences between them? Is this product really for USB 2.0?


The difference is actually due to due branding. Gefen is a very good brand. These cables do work very well and they are just a generic brand. So basically it just depends if you want a Gefen brand cable. Both cables from our testing work equally as well.

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Does this product require any software or drivers to be loaded?


This item does not require that any drivers or software be installed to function.

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