Active USB 3.0 Extension Cable


USB 3.2 Gen 1, 5Gbps, A to A Female, up to 16 meters

FireNEX™-uLINK-EX provides customers a flexible detachability for long-distance USB extension. User can use any USB device cable at the extension port to adapt to all kinds of peripherals, no matther it's a USB-C, Micro B or any other USB connector types.

Featured with innovated repeater technology, FireNEX™-uLINK-EX is capable of extending USB 3.0/3.2 Gen 1 over 16 meters* at 5 Gbps SuperSpeed data rate with minimum time delay and universal compatibility with various of USB peripherals.

With enhanced bus power delivery feature, FireNEX™-uLINK-EX provides standard-compliant 5 V/0.9 A (4.5 W) bus power at the far end extension port with no external power source or any additional split cables.

*Recommend not to use with device cables longer than 5m.

Ordering Information

5M (16ft)
USB 3.0 A/M to A/F
10 m (33 ft)
USB 3.0 A/M to A/F
16 m (50 ft)
USB 3.0 A/M to A/F

Key Features

  • Active extension over 16m (52.5 ft.)*
  • Free to pair with regular USB Type-C or Micro B Device Cables
  • Support full 5 Gbps SuperSpeed USB 3.2 Gen 1 data rate
  • USB 2.0/1.1 backward compatible
  • 5 V/0.9 A (4.5 W) bus power at extension port
  • Plug and Play
  • Works with PC, Mac, and Linux
  • RoHS Certified
  • FCC and CE Compliant

*Recommend not to use with device cables longer than 5 m.


USB 3.0/USB 3.2 Gen 1
5 Gbps
USB 2.0
480 Mbps
USB 1.1
12 Mbps

Extension Cable Length
5 m, 10 m, 16 m
Cable Diameter
6.4 mm (0.27”)
Jacket Material
PVC, Black

1x USB 3.0 A Male
1x USB 3.0 A Female

Power Source
Bus Power from USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen1) Host
Available Power to Device
5 V, 900 mA

Operating Temperature
0°C to 70°C (32°F to 158°F)
Storage Temperature
-10ºC to 85ºC (-14ºF to 185ºF)


1-year Manufacture Warranty

Helpful Links


Q: Is FireNEX™-uLINK-EX backward compatible with USB 2.0?
A: Yes, FireNEX™-uLINK-EX is compatible with USB 2.0/1.1 peripherals.

Q: What is the maximum length of USB3 cable I can connect to the FireNEX™-uLINK-EX?
A: User can connect a maximum of 5m passive USB3 cable to the extension port of FireNEX™-uLINK-EX. Connecting FireNEX™-uLINK-EX with another active cable varies depend on the application, please contact Newnex for more information.

Q: Can I daisy chain two or more FireNEX™-uLINK-EX together?
A: No, FireNEX™-uLINK-EX does not support daisy chain connection.

Q: Where can the RoHS Certificate for FireNEX™-uLINK be found?
A: FireNEX™-uLINK Rohs Certifcation can be found in Newnex's FireNEX™ Repeaters Certificate.

Q: Is FireNEX™-uLINK plenum rated?
A: Currently, FireNEX™-uLINK active cables are not plenum rated. When installing a FireNEX™-uLINK cable in plenum space, user could find a proper way, such as using a conduit, to install the cable in order to meet the installation code.

Installation Setup

USB 3.0 Active Repeater Cable

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