USB Extension Cables

USB Extension cables, also known as USB extension leads, provide connection from computers to peripherals, and are similar to standard USB cables. However the primary functionality for USB extension cables is to extend the functionality of a USB port which cannot be easily reached.
The majority of USB extension cables go from a male USB connector to a female USB connector.

Where are USB extension cables used?
They can prevent needing to access the back of a desktop computer. By adding a USB extension cable you will have easier access to USB ports at the front of the unit.
Alternatively if you have a peripheral such as a printer, of which the cable is too short to reach the USB port, you can add the extension cable. With the extension cable, you do not have to locate the printer within close proximity to the computer.

How long are USB extension leads?
USB extension leads are available in various lengths to suit a range of applications. They can vary from around 0.5m to 15m.

Types of USB Connector:
USB A
USB B
USB C
Mini USB A
Mini USB B
Micro USB A
Micro USB B
Lightning
Note: Some USB connectors are available in both male and female (plug or socket) versions.

IP Ratings for USB Extension Cables
IP ratings describe how “waterproof” the cable is. If you are looking for a cable which is water resistant, around IP40 is suitable. If you require something which is waterproof, you should look at a higher number such as IP67 or IP68.

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RS Stock No. 121-3247
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0.8m USB 2.0 Male USB A Female USB A White - - UL 94V-2
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15m USB 2.0 Male USB A Female USB A Black - - -
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1m USB 2.0 Male USB A Female USB A White - - RoHS Compliant
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200mm USB 2.0 Female USB A Male USB A Black - IP67 IP67 Rated, RoHS Compliant
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225.5mm USB 2.0 Male USB A Female USB A Black - IP67, IP68 IP68 Rated, RoHS Compliant
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1.8m USB 3.0 Male USB A Female USB A White - - UL 2725
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200mm - Male Mini USB B Female Mini USB B Black - IP67 IP67 Rated
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225.5mm USB 3.0 Female USB A Male USB A Black - IP68 UL 2725
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200mm USB 2.0 Male Mini USB B Female Mini USB B Black - IP68 IP68 Rated, RoHS Compliant
RS Stock No. 124-3469
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200mm USB 2.0 Male Micro USB B Female Micro USB B Black - - -
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200mm USB 2.0 Male Micro USB B Female Micro USB B White - - -
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0.5m USB 2.0 Male USB A Female USB A Grey - - -
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Mfr. Part No.12.04.1096-8
BrandRoline
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5m USB 3.0 Male USB A Female USB A Black - - -
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0.5m USB 2.0 Female USB B Male USB B Grey - - -
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0.8m USB 3.0 Male USB A Female USB A Black - - UL
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1.8m USB 3.0 Male USB A Female USB A Black - - UL
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Mfr. Part No.12.03.2991
BrandRoline
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- USB 3.0 Female USB A Female USB A Black - - -
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Mfr. Part No.09454521922
BrandHARTING
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1.5m USB 2.0 Male USB A Female USB A Grey - - -
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