An Alternate USB Solution: Active USB Extension Cables

The best alternative to USB extenders is active USB extension cables with bi – directional booster that allows addition of extra USB cables with maximum length of 5 meters or more. Here, need of extra hub can be eliminated that are generally required to connect cables together. Active USB cable has one small controller to transmit signals in right direction. It may have captive cable at one end and connector at other end.


The self powered version of active USB cable is also available in market that allows signal transfer without any interference. Signal delay is common problem with USB cables because multiple active components travel together from 5 to 40 meters cable length.

Problem and solutions

  • The biggest problem with USB extenders is power management. But this problem has been eliminated with active USB cables as they are bus powered and it can be operated at low voltage also. They are also capable in handling heavy loads without any signal loss or interference.
  • The other common problem with USB extenders is sudden voltage drop when multiple extenders are connected together in proper way. The only solution to address this problem is utilizing bus powered extenders that is compatible with multiple PCs and other electronic devices. It reduces extra cost for hub connectors and power cables. Voltage consumption is also low when compared to other similar devices.

The active USB extension cables India have immense capability of power handling but calculations have to be made carefully to avoid power overloading. These are self powered devices that can be used anywhere with maximum comfort and convenience. These wires can be extended up to 40 meters length as needed by particular application or project.

These wires can be availed in both self powered and bus powered versions. Both versions have multiple benefits and advantages. So industries have to select carefully which version is more efficient for their applications.


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