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USB 2.0 over Cat5 Extender Balun - 480 Mbps - 150 Ft


Extend Up to 150 FT | Works with Cat5e, Cat6 | Plug & Play Design

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USB 2.0 over Cat5 Extender Balun - 480 Mbps - 150 Ft

With the USB 2.0 over Cat5 Extender you can use inexpensive Cat5e or Cat6 cable to extend your USB devices to distances up to 150 ft., while still supporting full USB 2.0 high speed connections. Simply connect the adapter to the host computer unit. Then connect the sender unit to the receiver unit using any Cat5e cable.  Use this with USB cameras, medical diagnostics and imaging, industrial automation and control, security, education, digital signage, web cams, and more.


  • Use Cat5e, or Cat6 RJ/45 cabling to extend your USB peripherals up to 150 feet away
  • Ideal for use with USB cameras, printers, web cams, keyboard/mouse extensions, and any other USB device
  • Uses standard Cat5/Cat5E/Cat6 patch cord (not included).
  • Max current draw of 500 mA
  • Extremely easy to install
  • Compact design, allows for easy placement
  • Fully compliant with 2.0 (also compatible with 1.0, 1.1) USB standards
  • For use with any USB compatible computer
  • No software required
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    Q: What is a balun?

    A: A balun is a small transformer which converts an audio or video signal from unbalanced to balanced and vice versa (hence the term 'bal*un'). By doing so baluns make the necessary impedance adjustment for audio-visual signal transmission between different wiring systems.

    Q: Why use a Balun?

    A: Sending your audio video and data signals over a Cat5e or Cat6 gives you three big advantages. First it allows you to carry your signal over an extremely long distance overcoming distance limits of some technologies. The second advantage is that it saves you money. Cat5e/6 is affordable especially in plenum rated spaces which is why it’s the cable of choice for media extension. Last Cat5e/6 cable is easier to run in small conduit and tight in-wall installations.

    Q: What is the picture quality when using a balun?

    A: The picture will be the as good as the source signal. Baluns are designed to maintain signal quality.

    Q: Do I need any special tools to install a balun system?

    A: No all of our baluns are plug-and-play. Simply connect both baluns to your equipment and run the cable.

    Features & Specs
    Connector AType of Connector on Side A of the adapter?USB 2.0 Type A Male
    Connector BType of Connector on Side B of the adapter?USB 2.0 Type A Female
    DistanceMax distance this adapter supports?200 Feet
    Additional Cable RequiredDoes this adapter require any other cables?Ethernet
    Powered ByHow is this adapter powered ?USB Port