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Maplin USB 2.0 A to A Active Extension Cable 12m

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About this product

Overview

  • Male USB-A 2.0 to female USB-A 2.0 connectors
  • 12m cable length
  • USB version 2.0 cable with a maximum 480 Mbps data transfer rate

Product overview

• Male USB-A 2.0 to female USB-A 2.0 connectors
• 12m cable length
• USB version 2.0 cable with a maximum 480 Mbps data transfer rate
• Nickel plated connectors
• 5 year warranty

What is USB?
Commonly found on desktop computers and laptops, USB connections are among the most versatile type of connections. USB is primarily used for transferring data between devices, but it also has the ability to transfer power between compatible devices. Currently four versions of USB exist – USB 3.1 (10Gbps), USB 3.0 (5Gbps), USB 2.0 (480Mbps) and USB 1.1 (12Mbps). In most cases cables are compatible across all versions but maximum transfer speed may be limited. For example, a USB 2.0 cable in a USB 3.0 port would only provide a maximum transfer rate of 480Mbps, not 5Gbps. To achieve optimum transfer speeds here, a USB 3.0 cable should be used.

Why use this USB extension cable?
This cables uses a male USB-A 2.0 port to female USB-A 2.0 port, which allows you to extend an existing connection or move a USB connection point to another location without the hassle of moving your computer. This cable can be used to passively extend your connection up to a maximum of five meters, however a larger distance can be covered with help from an active USB repeater cable. The maximum transfer rate of this cable is 480Mbps when all devices are USB 2.0 compliant.

Why choose Maplin cables?
The Maplin range of cables features premium construction and specifications, with market-leading cable technology. Maplin cables are constructed from hard-wearing materials with colour-coded, compact connectors available for almost any use. All Maplin cables are quality assured, with a five year warranty across the range.

Specification

General

Type:

USB 2.0 A to A Active Extension Cable

Connectivity

Connector A:

USB A

Connector B:

USB A

USB Version:

v2.0

Construction

Cable Length:

12m

Cable Colour:

Black

Contents

Package Contents:

Maplin USB 2.0 A to A Active Extension Cable 12m

Warranty

Warranty:

5 years

Operating Specifications

Max Data Transfer Rate:

480 Mbps

I'm trying to use this extension cable to charge a dongle for my internet but it isn't working. I've tried to charge my phone with it also, but I get the same problem. Any thoughts as to why this may be?

Asked by: Jack7
Unfortunately, this would be impossible to diagnose through an FAQ, I would suggest returning the product to a store so the store staff can take a look at this product for you.
Answered by: James
Date published: 2017-09-11

Your overview says "can be used to passively extend your connection up to a maximum of five meters, however a larger distance can be covered with help from an active USB repeater cable", however - it's a 12m "active" cable. Do you need anything else with?

Asked by: Dom Beken
No this would be fine on it's own.
Answered by: Dale
Date published: 2017-08-17
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