Black Box USB X-Tender

Allows you to Break the 15-Foot Barrier to use USB for Long Distance Applications!


Black Box IC169A, USB Extender

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Black Box USB X-Tender

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Low Price GuaranteeWhat makes this USB box so special?

  • Allows you to extend two USB channels over one CAT5 cable
  • Perfect solution for long distance applications, extends USB connections up to 1000 ft
  • Eliminates the need for a USB hub, reducing the amount of equipment
  • Each of the two channels allows to independently select speed and distance
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USB connections are one of the most convenient and inexpensive interfaces around and have become increasingly popular in newer PCs. Unfortunately, it only has a 15-foot limit, which puts a damper on how useful it is when you are further away from your computer. Black Box’s USB X-Tenders are your answer for this. When used in pairs, these devices allow you to extend your USB connection up to 1000 feet using CAT5 cable.

  • Supports all USB devices, like cameras, hubs, keyboards, mice, scanners, and printers
  • The USB X-Tender allows you to extend USB up to 1000 feet (304.8 m) over CAT5 cables
  • Compatible with low speed (1.5 Mbps) and full speed (12 Mbps) USB 1.1 devices
  • Comes with a local and a remote module
  • Supports low-speed and full-speed USB
  • USB X-Tender can take two USB channels and transmit their data across Category 5 cable, allowing for widely separated USB computers and peripherals to communicate with each other
  • Double Diamond 1-year


Package contains:

  • (1) Local Module USB X-Tender
  • (1) Remote Module USB X-Tender
  • (1) 115-VAC, 60-Hz power supply with cords for remote module
  • (2) 6' (1.8 m) USB output cables
  • (1) User Manual


Channels: 2
Controls: (2) DIP Switches: low speed or full speed
Connectivity: 2 ports
Connectivity Type: USB

Local Module - USB Extension Bus

(1) RJ-45
(2) USB Type B

Remote Module - USB Extension Bus

(1) RJ-45
(2) USB Type A

Ports and Connectors per Module: (1) RJ-45
(2) USB Type "B" ports
Maximum Distance: Low Speed 150 ft (45.7 m)
High Speed 1000 ft (304.8 m)
Data Transfer Rate: Minimum - 1.5 Mbps
Maximum - 12 Mbps
Power Notes: 115VAC, 60Hz
Total weight: 2.2 lbs
Weight per Module: 1 lb (0.5 kg)
Size per Module: 1.1" H x 2.9" W x 3.4" D (2.8 x 7.4 x 8.6 cm) (without flanges)
Color: Black
Humidity Operating Range: 20 – 90%
Operating Temperature: Minimum - 5° F
Maximum - 95° F
BB-IC169A USB X-Tender
(includes Local and Remote Modules)
1.1" H X 2.9" W X 3.4" D - per module 1 LB (O.5 KG) per module DISCONTINUED
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