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USB Extender via CAT5 up to 150 Feet

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Features & Applications

The USB-C5-LC extends one USB device up to 150 feet, and the USB-C5(-CE) extends four USB devices up to 100 feet. The USB extenders consist of two units, the local unit and the remote unit, which are interconnected with CAT5/5e/6 cable.

  • Transparent data extension.
  • Compact chassis.
  • Extend self-powered and/or bus-powered USB peripheral devices (security cameras, printer, scanner, keyboard, etc.).
  • Compatible with USB PC, SUN and MAC computers.
  • Compliant with USB 1.1 specifications.
  • Supports Plug-n-Play specification.


Local Unit

  • USB-C5-LC: one male USB Type A connector.
  • USB-C5(-CE): one female USB Type B connector.
  • CPU Platform Compatibility
    • SUN Blade?100, SUN Blade 1000, SUN Ray? SUN Fire?280R, and SUN Fire V20z.
    • PCs with USB-enabled OS (Win 98/2000/ME/XP) and USB ports.
    • PCs with USB-enabled BIOS (legacy USB support) and USB ports.
    • MACs G4, G5, Xserve, and mini (using USB-C5-LC).

Remote Unit

  • USB-C5-LC: one female USB Type A connector.
  • USB-C5(-CE): four female USB Type A connectors.
  • Supports low-speed and full-speed USB devices.
  • USB 1.1 compliant.
  • Supports self-powered and/or bus-powered USB devices.


  • USB-C5-LC:
    • Local unit: powered from attached computer.
    • Remote unit: powered from USB computer attached to local unit.
      • USB port supports up to 400mA current.
  • USB-C5(-CE):
    • Local unit: powered by CAT5 cable from remote unit.
    • Remote unit: 110 or 220 VAC at 60 or 50 Hz via AC adapter.
      • Operates with up to four devices whose combined current consumption cannot exceed 1.5A

Regulatory Approvals:

  • USB-C5-LC: FCC, CE, RoHS
  • USB-C5: RoHS
  • USB-C5-CE: CE, RoHS

Dimensions WxDxH (in.)

  • USB-C5-LC: 1.2x1.9x0.7 (local and remote units).
  • USB-C5: 5.2x4.3x1.6 (local and remote units).
  • USB-C5-CE: 4.9x4.1x1.1 (local and remote units).


  • Two years


  • The USB-C5(-CE) and USB-C5-LC are not designed to be connected to an Ethernet card, Ethernet router, hub or switch or other Ethernet RJ45 connector of an Ethernet device. Damage to devices connected to the Ethernet may result.


Interface Cables

  • USB-C5(-CE) includes a one-meter male USB Type A to male USB Type B interface cable.
  • Existing device cables with male Type A connector required.

Extension Cable

  • Use CAT5, CAT5e or CAT6 UTP straight through cable for TIA/EIA-568B wiring terminated with standard RJ45 connectors (not included).

Extension Limits

  • USB-C5-LC: extend CAT5/5e/6 up to 150 feet.
  • USB-C5(-CE): extend CAT5/5e/6 up to 100 feet.
  • Use of CAT6 cable may decrease the maximum length of extension.


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