USER MANUAL
IC402A-R2
USB 2.0
CAT5E/6/7
EXTENDER
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PRODUCT OPERATION AND STORAGE........................................................................................................................................... 3
1. SPECIFICATIONS............................................................................................................................................................................ 4
2. OVERVIEW....................................................................................................................................................................................... 5
2.1 Introduction................................................................................................................................................................................................5
2.2 Features.....................................................................................................................................................................................................5
2.3 What’s Included.........................................................................................................................................................................................5
2.4 Additional Items You Will Need................................................................................................................................................................5
2.5 Hardware Description...............................................................................................................................................................................6
2.5.1 Local Extender..................................................................................................................................................................................................... 6
2.5.2 Remote Extender................................................................................................................................................................................................ 8
3. INSTALLATION............................................................................................................................................................................. 10
3.1 Preparing for Installation........................................................................................................................................................................10
3.2 Installing the Local Extender..................................................................................................................................................................10
3.3 Installing the Remote Extender..............................................................................................................................................................10
3.4 Installing Flexible Power.........................................................................................................................................................................10
3.5 Connecting the Local Extender to the Remote Extender....................................................................................................................11
3.6 Connecting a USB Device....................................................................................................................................................................... 11
3.7 Checking the Installation........................................................................................................................................................................ 11
3.8 Compatibility...........................................................................................................................................................................................12
4. USB EXTENDER MOUNTING OPTIONS...................................................................................................................................... 13
4.1 Option 1: USB Extender Mounting Kit....................................................................................................................................................13
4.2 Option 2: USB Extender Direct Surface Mounting...............................................................................................................................14
4.3 Option 3: Cable-Tie Mounting................................................................................................................................................................ 15
5. TROUBLESHOOTING.................................................................................................................................................................... 16
5.1 Troubleshooting Tips..............................................................................................................................................................................16
5.2 Contacting Black Box Technical Support.............................................................................................................................................17
APPENDIX A. REGULATORY INFORMATION................................................................................................................................. 18
A.1 FCC Radio Frequency Interference Statement Warning......................................................................................................................18
A.2 CE Statement..........................................................................................................................................................................................18
A.3 IC Statement...........................................................................................................................................................................................18
A.4 WEEE Statement.....................................................................................................................................................................................18
APPENDIX B. TECHNICAL GLOSSARY........................................................................................................................................... 19
TRADEMARKS/DISCLAIMER.......................................................................................................................................................... 21
Trademarks Used in ths Manual..................................................................................................................................................................21
DIsclaimer......................................................................................................................................................................................................21
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Please read and follow all instructions provided with this product, and operate for intended use only.
Do not attempt to open the product casing as this may cause damage and will void warranty. Use only the power supply provided with this
product. When not in use, the product should be stored in a dry location between -4 to +158° F (-20 to +70° C).
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TABLE 1-1. SPECIFICATIONS
SPECIFICATION
DESCRIPTION
Range
Direct Connect
Up to 330 ft. (100 m) over solid-core CAT5e/6/7 cable
USB Device Support
USB 2.0 Throughputs
Up to 480 Mbps
USB 1.1 Throughputs
Up to 12 Mbps
Power
Power Supply
Input: 100 to 240 VAC;
Output: 24 VDC, 1 A
Local Extender
USB Connector
(1) USB Type B receptacle
Link Connector
(1) RJ-45
Dimensions
1.0"H x 3.4"W x 3.0"D (2.6 x 8.7 x 7.5 cm)
Mounting
Slots for cable ties or via optional mounting kit (part number IC401MK)
Enclosure Material
Black anodized aluminum
Remote Extender
USB Connector
(2) USB Type A receptacles
Link Connector
(1) RJ-45
Available Current
Up to 1 amp per USB port, 1.5 amps total shared
Dimensions
1.0”H x 3.4”W x 3.0”D (2.6 x 8.7 x 7.5 cm)
Mounting
Slots for cable ties or via optional mounting kit (part number IC401MK)
Enclosure Material
Black anodized aluminum
Environmental
Operating Temperature
32 to 122° F (0 to 50° C)
Storage Temperature
-4 to +158° F (-20 to +70° C)
Operating Humidity
20 to 80%, relative humidity, noncondensing
Storage Humidity
10 to 90%, relative humidity, noncondensing
Compliance
4
EMC
FCC Class B, CE
Environmental
RoHS2
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2.1 INTRODUCTION
The 2-Port USB 2.0 CAT5e/6/7 Extender lengthens high-speed USB 2.0 connections up to 330 feet (100 meters) using CAT5e/6/7
cable. It is ideal for extending USB peripherals including keyboards, mice, interactive whiteboards, flash drives, hard drives, audio
devices, web cameras, and any other USB device. The extender can be powered at either the local unit or the remote unit (but not
both).
2.2 FEATURES
ŠŠUSB device(s) can be located up to 330 feet (100 meters) from the computer
ŠŠSupports new USB 3.0 host controllers and devices (up to 480 Mbps)
ŠŠSupports all USB device types
ŠŠProvides full device and host support
ŠŠSupports mass storage acceleration for improved USB 2.0 device bulk transfer speeds
ŠŠFlexible power — connect the power adapeter to either the local or remote extender (but not both)
ŠŠSupplies up to 1.5 amps total when both USB ports are in use
ŠŠSupports throughput of up to 480 Mbps
ŠŠProvides transparent USB connection
ŠŠPlug and play: no software drivers required
ŠŠWorks with all major operating systems: Windows®, Mac OS®, and Linux®.
2.3 WHAT’S INCLUDED
Your package should include the following items. If anything is missing or damaged, contact Black Box Technical Support
at 877-877-2269 or info@blackbox.com
ŠŠ(1) Local Extender
ŠŠ(1) Remote Extender
ŠŠ(1) USB 2.0 Cable
ŠŠ(1) international AC power adapter
ŠŠ(1) country-specific power cord
ŠŠ(1) Quick Start Guide
2.4 ADDITIONAL ITEMS YOU WILL NEED
To complete the installation, you will also require the following items that are not included with the product:
ŠŠUSB 1.1 or 2.0 compatible computer (host computer) with a USB compliant operating system
ŠŠUSB 1.1 or 2.0 compatible device(s)
ŠŠCAT5e/6/7 solid-core unshielded twisted-pair (UTP) cable with two RJ-45 connectors (if using surface cabling) or CAT5e/6/7
cabling with two information outlets and two CAT5e/6/7 patch cords with RJ-45 connectors (if using premise cabling)
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2.5 HARDWARE DESCRIPTION
The IC402A-R2 Extender consists of two units: the Local Extender unit and the Remote Extender unit.
2.5.1 LOCAL EXTENDER
Figures 2-1 and 2-2 show the front and back panels of the Local Extender. Table 2-1 describes its components.
1
2
3 45 6
FIGURE 2-1. FRONT PANEL OF THE LOCAL UNIT
7
8
9
FIGURE 2-2. BACK PANEL OF THE LOCAL UNIT
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TABLE 2-1. LOCAL EXTENDER COMPONENTS
NUMBER IN FIGURE 2-1 OR 2-2
COMPONENT
DESCRIPTION
1
Mode button
Reserved for manufacturer use.
2
Config port
Reserved for manufacturer use.
3
Power LED (Green)
LED turns on when power is supplied.
LED is off when no power is supplied by the host computer.
LED turns on when link between the local and remote extenders is established.
4
Link LED (Green)
LED is off when there is no link between the local and remote extenders.
LED is slow blinking when the unit is attempting to establish a link.
LED is fast blinking to indicate the unit is in Pairing Mode.
5
Host LED (Green)
Indicates that the extender system is properly enumerated on the host computer.
LED blinks when the extender system is in a suspended state.
ndicates data transmission is occurring between the local and remote extenders.
6
Activity LED (Green)
LED blinks intermittently with or without a USB device connected.
When the local and remote extenders are in suspend mode, the LED is off.
7
Power Port
Connects to the AC power supply.
8
Link Port
Accepts RJ-45 connector for CAT 5e/6/7 cabling to connect the local extender to the
remote extender.
9
USB host port
Used to connect the local extender to the host computer. Accepts USB Type B
connector.
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2.5.2 REMOTE EXTENDER
Figures 2-3 and 2-4 show the front and back panels of the Remote Extender. Table 2-2 describes its components.
1
2
3 45 6
FIGURE 2-3. FRONT PANEL OF THE REMOTE UNIT
7
8
9
10
FIGURE 2-4. BACK PANEL OF THE REMOTE UNIT
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TABLE 2-2. REMOTE EXTENDER COMPONENTS
NUMBER IN FIGURE 2-3 OR 2-4
COMPONENT
DESCRIPTION
1, 2
USB Device Ports
Accepts USB device using Type A connector.
3
Power LED (Green)
LED turns on when power is supplied.
Indicates a valid link is established between the local and remote extenders.
4
LED turns on when link between local and remote extenders is established.LED is off
when there is no link between the local and remote extenders.
Link LED (Green)
LED is slow blinking when the unit is attempting to establish a link.
LED is fast blinking to indicate the unit is in Pairing Mode.
5
Indicates that the extender system is properly enumerated on the host computer.
Host LED (Green)
LED blinks when the extender system is in a suspended state.
Indicates data transmission is occurring between the local and remote extenders.
6
Activity LED (Green)
LED blinks intermittently with or without a USB device connected.
7
Power Port
Connects to the AC power supply.
8
Link Port
Accepts RJ-45 connector for CAT 5e/6/7 cabling to connect the local extender to the
remote extender.
9
Config port
Reserved for manufacturer use.
10
Mode button
Reserved for manufacturer use.
When the local and remote extenders are in suspend mode, the LED is off.
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CAUTION: Connect the provided power adapter to either the local or remote extender, not both.
Power can be supplied to either
Local Extender or Remote
Extender (but not both)
USB devices
CAT5e/6/7 cable
(up to 330 ft.
[100 m])
Host computer
Local extender
Remote extender
FIGURE 3-1. INSTALLATION DIAGRAM
3.1 PREPARING FOR INSTALLATION
Before you can install the Extender, you need to prepare your site:
1. Determine where the computer is to be located and set up the computer.
2. Determine where you want to locate the USB device(s).
3. If you are using surface cabling, the Extender supports a maximum distance of 330 ft. (100 m).
OR
If you are using premise cabling, ensure that CAT 5e/6/7 cable is installed between the two locations, with CAT5e/6/7 information outlets
located near both the computer and the USB device(s), and the total length, including patch cords is no more than 330 ft. (100 m).
3.2 INSTALLING THE LOCAL EXTENDER
1. Place the local extender near the computer.
2. Install the supplied USB cable between the local extender and USB port on the host computer.
3.3 INSTALLING THE REMOTE EXTENDER
1. Place the remote extender near the USB device(s) in the desired remote location.
3.4 INSTALLING FLEXIBLE POWER
1. Place the remote extender near the USB device(s) in the desired remote location.
1. Connect the supplied 24-V, 1-A AC power adapter to the local extender or remote extender, based on installation requirements.
NOTE: The IC402A-R2 features flexible power, allowing the installer to connect the supplied 24 V, 1 A power adapter to either the local
or remote extender for normal extension operation. Please note, when powering at the local extender, take care not to plug the remote
side of the CAT5e/6/7 link cable directly into equipment other than the remote extender to avoid possible damage as flexible power is
different from Power over Ethernet (PoE) and will only properly power the remote extender.
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3.5 CONNECTING THE LOCAL EXTENDER TO THE REMOTE EXTENDER
To ensure proper operation, we recommend that you use only solid core CAT 5e/6/7, Unshielded Twisted Pair (UTP) cabling to connect
the local extender to the remote extender. The cabling must have a straight-through conductor configuration with no crossovers
and must be terminated with 8-conductor RJ-45 connectors at both ends. The combined length of any patch cords using stranded
conductors must not exceed 330 ft. (100 m).
WITH SURFACE CABLING:
1. Plug one end of the CAT 5e/6/7 cabling (not included) into the Link port (RJ-45) on the local extender.
2. Plug the other end of the CAT 5e/6/7 cabling into the Link port (RJ-45) on the remote extender.
WITH PREMISE CABLING:
1. Plug one end of a CAT5e/6/7 patch cord (not included) into the Link port (RJ-45) on the local extender.
2. Plug the other end of the patch cord into the CAT 5e/6/7 information outlet near the host computer.
3. Plug one end of the second CAT 5e/6/7 patch cord (not included) into the Link port (RJ-45) on the remote extender.
4. Plug the other end of the second patch cord into the CAT 5e/6/7 information outlet near the USB device.
3.6 CONNECTING A USB DEVICE
1. Install any software required to operate the USB device(s). Refer to the documentation for the USB device(s), as required.
2. Connect the USB device to the device port on the remote extender.
3. Check that the device is detected and installed properly in the operating system.
3.7 CHECKING THE INSTALLATION
1. On the local and remote extenders, check that the Power, Activity, Link, and Host LEDs are on. If the Host or Link LEDs are permanently
off, then the cabling between the local and remote extenders may not be installed properly or is defective.
2. For Windows users (XP, 7, 8, 8.1, 10), open Device Manager to confirm that the Extender extender system has been installed correctly.
Expand the entry for Universal Serial Bus controllers by clicking the “+” sign. If the extender system has been installed correctly, you
should find it listed as a “Generic USB Hub.”
TO OPEN DEVICE MANAGER IN WINDOWS XP:
Right-click “My Computer” then select: Properties >> Hardware tab >> Device Manager.
TO OPEN DEVICE MANAGER IN WINDOWS 7:
Open the Start Menu, right-click on “Computer” then select: Manage >> Device Manager.
TO OPEN DEVICE MANAGER IN WINDOWS 8, 8.1, OR 10:
Right-click the Start Menu and then select: Device Manager .
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FIGURE 3-2. SELECT DEVICE MANAGER IN WINDOWS
3. For Mac OS users, open the System Profiler to confirm that the Extender Series extender system has installed correctly. In the lefthand column under Hardware, select “USB” and inspect the right-hand panel. If the extender has been installed correctly, you should find
it listed as a “Hub” under the USB High-Speed Bus/USB Bus.
TO OPEN SYSTEM PROFILER IN MAC OS:
Open the Finder, select Applications, then open the Utilities folder and double-click on the System Profiler icon.
4. If the Extender Series extender system is not detected correctly or fails to detect, consult the Troubleshooting section in this guide.
3.8 COMPATIBILITY
The Extender complies with USB 1.1 and USB 2.0 specifications governing the design of USB devices. However, there is no guarantee
that all USB devices will be compatible, as there are a number of different factors that may impact the operation of USB devices over
extended distances.
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The bottom of the IC402A-R2 enclosure features four convenient pre-drilled holes for optional direct surface mounting and four
mounting slots for easy cable-ties. Based on your requirements, choose from three available mounting options:
1. USB Extender Mounting Kit (part number IC401MK, ordered separately)
2. USB Extender Direct Surface Mounting
3. USB Extender Cable-Tie Mounting
4.1 OPTION 1: USB EXTENDER MOUNTING KIT (PART NUMBER IC401MK)
Order part number IC401MK (available for purchase separately): 1 kit required to mount per Local Extender or Remote Extender
Each kit includes:
ŠŠ(2) mounting brackets
ŠŠ(4) M2.5 locking washers
ŠŠ(4) M2.5 x 7.0-mm) Phillips pan-head screws
Using a Phillips screwdriver, in the order as illustrated below, fasten and secure the provided screws, locking washers and brackets into
place.
FIGURE 4-1. ASSEMBLING THE USB EXTENDER MOUNTING KIT
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4.2 OPTION 2: USB EXTENDER DIRECT SURFACE MOUNTING
The bottom of the IC402A-R2 enclosure features four pre-drilled holes for optional direct surface mounting. Using the stencil
below, along with your own hardware, you can directly mount your USB Extender on a surface.
Mounting hole
Distance between the enclosure
mounting holes: 1.65" x 2.46"
(42.00 x 62.53 mm)
FIGURE 4-2. BOTTOM OF THE ENCLOSURE FOR DIRECT SURFACE MOUNTING
1. Mark the center point of each of the four holes on your mounting surface either by directly measuring or using a printout of the
stencil below.
2. Hardware recommendation: M2.5 locking washers and M2.5 screws (4 of each per extender), noting screw length will depend
upon thickness of mounting surface.
3. Drill through each of the four-hole markings on the mounting surface using a 3.70-mm (0.1457") drill bit.
4. Align the bottom enclosure holes to the newly drilled-out holes on the mounting surface.
5. Place a locking washer on each of the four screws and using a screwdriver, fasten the extender into place.
1.65" (42.00 mm)
2.46" (62.53 mm)
FIGURE 4-3. DIRECT SURFACE MOUNTING MEASUREMENT STENCIL
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4.3 OPTION 3: CABLE-TIE MOUNTING
The bottom of the IC402A-R2 enclosure also features four convenient slots for cable mounting. Simply thread a cable tie, (also
called tie-wrap or zip tie), into the mounting slot and through the cable tie head, and secure it to a pole or other surface by pulling it
tight. Cable ties are not included with this system because varying lengths are required depending upon the application.
(4) mounting slots
FIGURE 4-4. MOUNTING SLOTS FOR CABLE TIES
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5.1 TROUBLESHOOTING TIPS
The following table provides troubleshooting tips. The topics are arranged in the order in which they should be executed in most
situations. If you are unable to resolve the problem after following these instructions, contact Black BoxTechnical Support
at 877-877-2269 or info@blackbox.com for further assistance.
TABLE 5-1. TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE
PROBLEM
CAUSE
SOLUTION
ŠŠThe USB device requires drivers that
were not installed.
1.. Install the required USB device driver on the computer
operating system before attaching the USB device into the
remote extender. See your USB device manufacturer’s website
for details.
USB device is attached but not functioning. ŠŠThe USB device does not support USB
2. In the Universal Serial Bus controllers section of Device
hubs.
Manager, check that the USB device has enumerated.
ŠŠThe USB device has malfunctioned.
3. Contact Black BoxTechnical Support at 877-877-2269
or info@blackbox.com for assistance.
1. Power cycle the remote extender by unplugging the power
adapter from the extender. Wait approximately 30 seconds
An overcurrent condition has occurred
and then plug the power adapter back into the remote
because the USB device has drawn more extender.
current than can be supplied per USB
USB device is attached but not functioning.
2. If the overcurrent continues to occur, either :(a) the USB
specification (1A). The operating system
device may use more power than the USB specification,
may generate a status bubble indicating
or (b) the USB device may be damaged.
an issue.
3. Consult your USB device documentation and power your
USB device with the required power supply.
The Link LEDs on the local and remote
extenders blink intermittently.
The CAT 5e/6/7 cable connecting the
local and remote extenders is faulty.
1. Make sure the CAT 5e/6/7 cable is of decent quality.
2. Contact Black BoxTechnical Support at 877-877-2269
or info@blackbox.com for assistance.
1. Confirm that the host computer is on and providing power
to the local extender.
The Link LEDs on the local and remote
extenders are off.
ŠŠThe remote extender is not receiving
power.
2. Make sure the supplied AC power adapter is properly
connected to either the local or the remote extender.
ŠŠThe local extender is not receiving
power.
ŠŠThe link cable is malfunctioning.
3. Make sure the CAT 5e/6/7 cabling between the local
and remote extenders is properly installed or replace the link
cable.
ŠŠThe extender system is
malfunctioning.
4. Check that the AC adapter is connected to a live source
of electrical power.
5. Contact Black BoxTechnical Support at 877-877-2269
or info@blackbox.com for assistance.
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5.2 CONTACTING BLACK BOX TECHNICAL SUPPORT
If you are experiencing problems not referenced in the Troubleshooting Guide, contact Black BoxTechnical Support
at 877-877-2269 or info@blackbox.com for assistance and provide them with the following information:
ŠŠHost computer make and mode
ŠŠType of operating system installed (e.g. Windows 10, macOS 10.12, etc.)
ŠŠPart number and serial number of both the Local Extender and Remote Extender unit
ŠŠMake and model of any USB device(s) attached to the product
ŠŠDescription of the installation
ŠŠDescription of the problem
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A.1 FCC RADIO FREQUENCY INTERFERENCE STATEMENT WARNING This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) this device may not cause
harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference received including interference that may cause undesired
operation.
A.2 CE STATEMENT
We, Black Box Corporation, declare under our sole responsibility that the USB 2.0 IC280A-R2, to which this declaration relates, is in
conformity with European Standard EN 55022, EN 61000, and EN 55024.
A.3 IC STATEMENT
This Class A digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003.
A.4 WEEE STATEMENT
The European Union has established regulations for the collection and recycling of all waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE).
Implementation of WEEE regulations may vary slightly by individual EU member states. Check with your local and state government
guidelines for safe disposal and recycling or contact your national WEEE recycling agency for more information.
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Category 5e/6/7 (CAT5e/6/7) Network Cabling: Category 5e/6/7 cable is commonly also referred to as CAT5e, CAT6, or CAT7.
This cabling is available in either solid or stranded twisted pair copper wire and as UTP (Unshielded Twisted Pair) or STP (Shielded
Twisted Pair). UTP cables are not surrounded by any shielding, making them more susceptible to electromagnetic interference (EMI).
STP cables include shielding over each individual pair of copper wires and provide better protection against EMI..
USB Cables: USB cables have two distinct full-size connectors. The Type A connector is used to connect the cable from a USB device
to the Type A port on a computer or hub. The Type B connector is used to attach the USB cable to a USB device.
USB Type A
port
USB Type A
connector
USB Type B
port
USB Type B
connector
FIGURE B-1. USB TYPE A AND TYPE B CABLE CONNECTORS
RJ-45: The Registered Jack (RJ) physical interface is what connects the network cabling (CAT5) to the local unit and the remote unit.
You may use either the T568A scheme (see Table B-1 and Figure B-2) or the T568B scheme (see Table B-2 and Figure B-3) for cable
termination. RJ-45 connectors are sometimes also referred to as 8P8C connectors.
NOTE: Any given cable must be terminated using the same T568 scheme on both ends to operate correctly.
RJ45 Pin Positioning:
TABLE B-1. T568A WIRING
PIN
PAIR
WIRE
CABLE COLOR
1
3
1
White/Green
2
3
2
Green
3
2
1
White/Orange
4
1
2
Blue
5
1
1
White/Blue
6
2
2
Orange
7
4
1
White/Brown
8
4
2
Brown
FIGURE B-2. T568A WIRING
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TABLE B-2. T568B WIRING
PIN
PAIR
WIRE
CABLE COLOR
1
2
1
White/Orange
2
2
2
Orange
3
3
1
White/Green
4
1
2
Blue
5
1
1
White/Blue
6
3
2
Green
7
4
1
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8
4
2
Brown
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