Black Box IC408A-R2 USB 2.0 Gigabit Ethernet or Direct Connect Extender, 4-Port

Black Box IC408A-R2 USB 2.0 Extender, CATx/LAN, 4-Port
Model: IC408A-R2
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Black Box IC408A-R2 4-Port USB 2.0 Extender Over LAN or CAT5e/6/7 Cable

Extend a USB 2.0 connection beyond the 16 ft (5 m) limitation over a CATx link 328 ft (100 m) or over an Ethernet LAN to four peripherals with the IC408A-R2. Extend a USB connection beyond the desktop to peripherals for applications such as industrial control, KVM extension, Digital Signage, Remote Desktop USB connections, Security web cameras and access control, Medical device connectivity, USB Web device sharing: printing scanning , storage. The extender can be used in industrial control, factory floor, classroom, or meeting room applications It supplies up to 600 mA to the downstream USB device and offers reliable operation with USB 1.1 and USB 2.0 devices.

Key Features

  • Transmits up to 328 feet (100 m) over CATx or over a LAN
  • Includes a local unit and remote unit with four USB 2.0 ports
  • Supplies 1A max power to the USB devices
  • Extends USB signals at speeds up to 480 Mbps
  • Plug and play. No drivers to install on your computer
  • Works with Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux® systems
  • 2 Year Double Diamond™ Warranty (Standard) included. Extended warranty available. Contact Westward Sales.

In the Box

  1. Local Extender Unit
  2. Remote Extender Unit
  3. USB Cable
  4. Power Adapter
  5. US Power Cord
  6. Quick Start Guide


The maximum throughput depends on network traffic and distances, and the maximum distance depends on the number of switches you use between between extenders.

CategorySerial Connectivity
Total Ports4
StandardsFCC (Class B), IC (Class B), CE (Class B); ESD Rating: EMC EN-61000-4-2:2001 8kV Contact, 16kV Air
FunctionalityWhen used to extend over an Ethernet IP network: Data traffic: Layer 2; Management traffic: Layer 3 (dynamic or static IP assignments)
Transfer RateUp to 480 Mbps
Transmission Distance328 ft. (100 m) maximum between local and remote units
Serial Interface
CategoryUSB Extender
Output Voltage24 VDC
Operating Temperature32 to 122° F (0 to 50°C)
Humidity10 to 90%, noncondensing
RoHS CompliantYes