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USB 3.0 Spectra™ 3001-15 1-Port 15m Active Copper Extension Cable

USB 3.0 15 meter active extension cableThe USB 3.0 Spectra™ 3001-15 is a rugged grade single-port USB 3.0 SuperSpeed active copper extension cable, a perfect short-range extension solution when up to 15 meters distance is required for your application. The Spectra 3001-15 cable supports throughput of 5Gbps, features a locking USB 3.0 port delivering 900mA power, and is bus powered so no external power outlet is required. This cable is well suited for AIA USB3 Vision™ camera applications, and comes with a two year warranty. Note:  backward compatibility to USB 2.0/1.1 is not supported.

Vision Systems Design 2015 Innovation Awards Silver

This product received silver honor distinction from Vision Systems Design at the first annual Innovators Awards held in Chicago, IL during the Automate Show on March 25th.


USB 3.0’s distance limit is approximately 3 meters. When up to 15 meters is required, consider the USB 3.0 Spectra 3001-15 active copper cable. This rugged bus-powered active cable supports USB 3.0 5Gbps throughputs and provides 5V/900mA without the need for an external power source. A true plug-and-play solution, the Spectra 3001-15 cable is compatible with all leading operating systems and features a locking USB port as specified by AIA USB3 Vision™. The cable is warranted for 2 years from the date of purchase. Backward compatibility to USB 2.0/1.1 is not supported by this particular extender.


  • USB 3.0 extension for 15m
  • Supports USB 3.0 throughputs up to 5Gbps
  • Bus powered from host PC, no external power supply needed
  • USB 3.0 device port provides 5V, 900mA power
  • Second USB power connector for use if additional power is required
  • Locking USB connector
  • Slots on device port for convenient cable tie mounting
  • Rugged grade cabling
  • Status LED at device port with power, enumeration and over-current indication
  • Works with AIA USB3 Vision™ compliant devices
  • 2 year warranty
  • ExtremeUSB® suite of features:
    • Transparent USB extension
    • True plug and play; no software drivers required
    • Works with all major operating systems:  Windows®, Mac OS X®, and Linux®



  • Active Copper Cable: 15m (49.21 ft)


  • USB 3.0: Up to 5Gbps (Not backward compatible with USB 2.0/1.1)


  • USB Connector on Device Side: 1 x USB 3.0 Type A Locking Receptacle
  • USB Connectors on Host Side: 1 x USB 3.0 Type A Host Connector; and
    1 x USB Type A Power Connector (required for devices drawing more than 2.5W)
  • Cable Diameter: 6.9mm (0.27″)
  • Jacket Material: PVC
  • Bend Radius: 28mm (1.10″)
  • Mounting Slots on Device Side: Slots for Cable Tie


  • Power Source: Bus power
  • Available Current: 5V, 900mA


  • Operating Temperature: 0°C to 50°C (32°F to 122°F)
  • Storage Temperature: -20°C to 70°C (-4°F to 170°F)
  • Operating Humidity: 20% to 80% relative humidity, non-condensing
  • Storage Humidity: 10% to 90% relative humidity, non-condensing


  • EMC: FCC (Class B), CE (Class B)
  • Environmental: RoHS2 (CE)
  • Flammability: VW-1 (UL 1581)
  • Machine Vision: Works with AIA USB3 Vision™ compliant devices


  • Warranty: 2 years

In the Box

The USB 3.0 Spectra 3001-15 active extender cable includes:

  • 15 meter USB 3.0 Spectra 3001-15 Active Cable
  • Cable Tie
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Two year warranty


USB 3.0 Spectra 3001-15 (15m) active extension cable