|How can I extend legacy USB 2.0 or 1.1 devices with this cable?|
To answer this question, first let’s review the differences in USB 3.0 and 2.0 at the signal level.
USB 2.0 devices use the 4 pins that you can easily see when you look inside a male A-type connector. USB 3.0 devices however do not use these pins, instead, they use their own dedicated USB 3.0 pins that are deep in the back of USB 3 connectors. The designers of USB 3.0 added these new pins in the back to allow backward compatibility so both USB 2.0 and 3.0 devices could be plugged into the same connector.
The CUSB3V1-AP* cables actively extend the signals on the USB 3.0 pins using fiber optic cables, therefore USB 2 or 1.1 devices are not generally supported.
However, if your host is using Windows™ operating system and you want to extend legacy USB2.0 or 1.1 devices with this cable, you need to install a Windows™ driver first. The driver is available for download under the Downloads tab on this page.
Note for extending purely USB 3.0 devices you don’t need to install any drivers and the cable supports all platforms be they Windows™, Mac™, Linux™, etc.
|Input||Male USB 3.0 Type A|
|Output||Female USB 3.0 Type A|
|Available Lengths||15m (~50ft), 30m (~100ft) and 50m (~164ft)|
|USB Standards||USB 3.0 or USB 3.1 Gen 1|
|Bandwidth||5 Gbps max|
|Supply Voltage||Powered from USB 5v pin|
Nominal: 5v (operating range: 4.7v~5.3v)
Damage will occur if 5v input > 6v
|Supply Current||Nominal: 50 ma max (not including remote USB device load)|
|Power Consumption||Nominal: 0.25 watts|
|Grade||Plenum CMP (UL)|
|Diameter||5 mm (0.2 inch)|
|Bend Radius||8mm (0.3 inch) minimum|
|Connector Pull Strength||10 Kg (22 lbs) maximum (never pull on the connector, use a pulling sock|
|Connector Housing Dimensions||USB A Male (Host side)|
1.4 inch x 0.6 inch x 0.3 inch (35.6mm x 15.3mm x 7.6 mm)
Total length including USB and Strain relief: 2.3 inch (58.4mm)
USB A Female (device side)
1.8 inch x 0.6 inch x 0.3 inch (45.7mm x 15.3mm x 7.6 mm)
Total length including Strain relief: 2.2 inch (55.9mm)
|Temperature/Humidity||Storage: -4 to +158 °F (-20 to +70 °C) / 5% to 90%, non-condensing|
Operating: +32 to +122 °F (0 to +50 °C) / 10% to 85%, non-condensing
|Regulatory EMI/EMC||CE, RoHS|
CE, FCC Class A
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