• RS Stock No. 182-8835
  • Manufacturer RS PRO
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Product Details

RS PRO USB 2.0 Active Extension Cable, Male USB A to Female USB A, 12 Metre

This USB active extension cable from RS PRO features a male USB A connector at one end with a female USB A connector at the other, allowing you to extend the length of your USB 2.0 cable by an additional 12 metres. The extender features an internal active repeater to regenerate the USB signal, with no additional power required. The cable flex features copper wire conductors and drain wire with an aluminium braid foil shielding, ensuring a high performance USB cable. The internal wires are enclosed in a PVC sheath offering excellent durability and corrosion resistance, whilst remaining flexible enough to accommodate cable management solutions. Both connectors are manufactured from nickel and feature strain relief to prevent the cable splitting whilst offering optimum performance and protection. This high performance USB extension cable is ideal for extending USB cables that are too short and can be used in various applications such as connecting devices together that require charging, power or data to be transferred.

Features and benefits

• USB 2.0 Compliant
• USB type A male to type A female
• Data transfer up to 480Mbps
• Plug and Play
• No power needed
• Windows 10 and older compatible
• Ideal for use with a range of applications
• Extend USB 2.0 cables by an additional 12 metres


USB active extension leads can be used to extend USB cables beyond their maximum length limitations and can be used in conjunction with various USB devices for charging, providing power and transferring data. Typically, active extension leads are bus powered meaning they can provide power at 5V without a power supply which is ideal for devices such as an external hard drive, for applications requiring more power an additional power supply may be required.


What does active refer to?

USB active extension leads feature built-in electronics to regenerate the USB signal, allowing them to be used without an additional power supply whilst maintaining maximum transfer speeds.

What is the maximum length of the USB cable this is suitable for?

This USB extender from RS PRO is ideal for extending a USB 2.0 cable beyond the maximum 5 metres by an additional 12 metres.

What is the difference between Male and Female USB connectors?

USB cables can feature either male or female connectors suited to various applications. Male connectors are typically used to connect to a host such as a computer, whereas a female connector is used to receive a male connector. For example, a computer will often feature a female USB port to allow male connectors found on devices such as a keyboard to be inserted and connected.

What is USB Version 2.0?

USB stands for Universal Serial Bus. The USB version relates to the technology that allows the data to be transferred along a cable from one device to another. USB 2.0 allows for a transfer speed of 480 Mbit/s. Most devices on the market are compatible with this standard.

Attribute Value
Connector A Male USB A
Connector B Female USB A
Length 12m
USB Type USB 2.0
Sheath Colour Black
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