USB 2.0 Extension Cable - A-Male/A-Female - Active - 16 FT

Plug & Play | Bus Powered | Indicator Light | Extend USB Beyond 15 FT
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USB 2.0 Cables - 16FT USB A M/F Active Extension Cable

The USB A Male to A Female USB Active Extension Cable allows you to extend your USB signal 16 additional feet.  This allows you to put your printer, camera, or other devices up to 31 feet away*.

This cable uses smart technology to re-condition and boost your signal. For added distance, four active extension cables can be linked together providing a reliable signal up to 79 feet!


  • Length: 16 foot
  • Connector 1: USB Type A Male
  • Connector 2: USB Type A Female
  • Plug and Play—No software needed
  • Bus powered—No external power required
  • Indicator light to show a connection is made
  • Downward compatible with USB specifications 1.0 and 1.1
  • Compatible with Microsift Kinect

*To achieve all 31 feet requires a standard 15 foot USB cable along with the active extension. If you have a 6-foot cable already, it would be a total working distance of 22 feet.

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Q: What kind of cable do I need for my printer?

A: Typically printers today are connected with a USB A Male to B Male cable

Q: What if I need to extend my current USB cable past the 16 foot distance limit?

A: Because passive USB cables have a distance limitation you would need an active extension cable to help boost the signal coming from the source.

Q: I'm unsure what USB cable I need can you help?

A: Please click on the resource tab to see the USB connector graph. This should help identify the correct cable.

USB Connector Guide

Connector Type


Common Use

USB 2.0 A Male

USB A Male

Commonly plugged into the USB port on a computer

USB 2.0 A Female

USB A Female

Commonly used for extending the length of an existing USB cable. USB A Male is able to plug into this connector

USB 2.0 B Male

USB B Male

Commonly used on a printer external hard drive and other USB Devices

USB 2.0 Micro Male
USB Micro Male

Commonly used on new smartphones and other USB devices

USB 2.0 Mini Male

USB Mini Male

Commonly used on cell phones digital cameras and GPS devices

USB 2.0 Mini Female

USB Mini Female

Commonly used to extend the length of an existing USB mini cable

USB 3.0 A Male

USB 3 A MAle

Commonly used on USB 3.0 devices

USB 3.0 B Male

USB 3 B Male

Commonly used on USB 3.0 printers and other USB devices

USB 3.0 Micro

USB 3 Micro Male

Commonly used on USB 3.0 hubs and other devices
Features & Specs
Connector AType ofConnector on Side A of the adapter?USB 2.0 Type AMale
Connector BType ofConnector on Side B of the adapter?USB 2.0 Type AFemale
DistanceMaxdistance this adapter supports?16 Feet
Additional Cable RequiredDoes thisadapter require any other cables?No
Powered ByHowis this adapter powered ?Bus Powered