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Hall Technologies CUSB3-AP30 - USB 3.0/3.1 Gen 1 Javelin Active Optical Plenum Cable - 30M (98.4')


These cables only extend USB 3.0/3.1 Gen1 signals.

The CUSB3-AP* cables are members of Hall Technologies Javelin™ family of active optical video and USB cables. The CUSB3-AP* cables are used to extend USB 3.0 (USB 3.1 Gen1) Super-Speed signals at data rates of up to 5 Gbps.

They support transparent extension of USB 3.1 Gen1 and are compatible with all USB 3.0 devices including 4K USB 3.0 cameras and USB 3.0 memory devices. They are offered at standard lengths of 15, 30, and 50 meters (50, 100 and 164 ft).

The cables are light-weight and are constructed using a hybrid of fiber and copper. Fiber optics offer high immunity to EMI and RFI noise for trouble free operation. The cable uses minimal power and does not require any additional power supply. The USB host connection provides 5v power for operation and the cable sends 5v via its copper wires to the remote (device) end. The cables are constructed using Plenum (CMP) Rated jacket material to ensure compliance with modern building codes. The small cable ends can be easily pulled through most conduits (a pulling sock is recommended).

CUSB3-AP* cables are compatible with virtually all USB 3.0 and 3.1 Gen1 devices, and are a perfect solution for extending 4K videoconferencing cameras, video capture, docking stations, and other high-speed data communications.

How can I extend legacy USB 2.0 or 1.1 devices with this cable?

USB 3 vs USB 2 pinoutTo answer this question, first let’s review the differences in USB 3.0 and 2.0 at the physical layer.

USB 2.0 devices use the 4 pins that you can easily see when you look inside a male A-type connector. USB 3.0 devices however do not use these pins, instead they use their own dedicated USB 3.0 pins that are deep in the back of USB 3 connectors. The designers of USB 3.0 added these new pins in the back to allow backward compatibility so both USB 2.0 and 3.0 devices could be plugged into the same connector.

The CUSB3-AP* cables actively extend the signals on the USB 3.0 pins using fiber optic cables, therefore USB 2 or 1.1 devices that are using the legacy pins cannot be extended.

However, Hall Technologies offers the USB23H-4 which is a unique hub that converts USB 1.1, 2.0 data to USB 3.0. When used at the remote (device) end of the Javelin” cable, users will be able to plug in a combination of USB 3 and 2.0/1/1 devices. Please contact our sales team for more information.


USB 1.1/2.0 to USB 3.0 up-converter


  • Plenum Rated
  • Data transfer rates of up to 5 Gigabits per second
  • Offers fiber-optic noise immunity
  • No additional power supply required
  • Supports all USB 3.0 devices
  • Thin and flexible with bend radius of 0.3 inch
  • Plug and Play, no driver required


Input Male USB 3.0 Type A
Output Female USB 3.0 Type A
Available Lengths 15m (~50ft), 30m (~100ft) and 50m (~164ft)
USB Standards USB 3.0 or USB 3.1 Gen 1
Bandwidth 5 Gbps max
Supply Voltage Powered from USB 5v pin
Nominal: 5v (operating range: 4.7v~5.3v)
Damage will occur if 5v input > 6v
Supply Current Nominal: 50 ma max (not including remote USB device load)
Power Consumption Nominal: 0.25 watts
Grade Plenum CMP (UL)
Color Black
Diameter 5 mm (0.2 inch)
Bend Radius 8mm (0.3 inch) minimum
Connector Pull Strength 10 Kg (22 lbs) maximum (never pull on the connector, use a pulling sock
Connector Housing Dimensions USB A Male (Host side)
1.4 inch x 0.6 inch x 0.3 inch (35.6mm x 15.3mm x 7.6 mm)
Total length including USB and Strain relief: 2.3 inch (58.4mm)
USB A Female (device side)
1.8 inch x 0.6 inch x 0.3 inch (45.7mm x 15.3mm x 7.6 mm)
Total length including Strain relief: 2.2 inch (55.9mm)
Temperature/Humidity Storage: -4 to +158 °F (-20 to +70 °C) / 5% to 90%, non-condensing
Operating: +32 to +122 °F (0 to +50 °C) / 10% to 85%, non-condensing
Regulatory EMI/EMC CE, RoHS
CE, FCC Class A