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Tripp Lite's 5 m (16-ft.) USB 3.0 active extension cable is a bus powered extension cable that can be used to increase the length of a device cable without the worry of signal loss and potential performance problems. Increase the extension distance to 10 m (33-ft.) by connecting two U330-05M together. USB limits a cable's length to 5 m (16-ft.) Any length above 4.88 m (16-ft.) requires the use of an active cable such as this one. This cable has a signal booster built in. The cable must be plugged directly into a USB port (either on the PC or a hub). Use a standard 1.83 m (6-ft.), 3.05 m (10-ft.), or 4.57 m (15-ft.) USB 3.0 A-B cable to reach the desired distance. The U330-05M provides up to 150mA of power to the connected device. If your device requires more than 150mA of power, an external power supply will be required. The U330-05M accepts a 5V, 2A power supply with a 3.5 x 1.35mm DC jack. The output plug on the power supply should have a positive tip and a negative sleeve.