Can I use the ZED camera with an extension cable?

Yes, you can use the ZED camera with USB 3.0 extension cables or optical fiber cables to extend the camera operating range up to 200m. We recommend using the following cables: 

Cable   ZED ZED Mini

FireNEX™-uLINK-EX (5m, 10m, 16m)


FireNEX™-uLINK-C  (8m, 12m, 16m)


Cable Matters Active Extension 5 Meters/16.4 Feet (2)


Cable Matters Active Extension 10 Meters/32.8 Feet (2)


Icron Spectra™ 3001 15m Active Copper Extension Cable


Icron Spectra™ 3022 Multimode Fiber 100m Extender


Icron Raven 3124 Multimode Fiber 200m Extender


(1): Unlike the ZED, the ZED Mini uses both USB 3.0 and 2.0 to send video and motion sensor data. Some extension cables which have only USB 3.0 internal wires or fiber extenders will not work with ZED Mini. 

Note (2): The Cable Matters cables can be externally powered to ensure their capabilities. The following power adapter can be used: (DC 5V, 2A, 3.5mm x 1.35mm jack)

Note (3): This is a USB Type-C to Type-A cable that replaces the original cable of the ZED Mini.

Other USB 3.0 extenders might also be compatible, however, the above recommendations are the only models that reliably passed all of our tests.