New USB 3.0 Switch, Compatible w/ Hi-Speed Devices

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PathWay® Remotely Controllable Network Switch, USB Type-A, Type-B
Model 4508 USB 3.0 A/B Switch with RS232 Serial Remote Control, Desktop

  • Switch between two USB 3.0 devices without having to disconnect cables
  • Share a USB 3.0 device between 2 PC's
  • Perfect to connect a computer to multiple USB 3.0 devices


    • (2) USB 3.0 Type-A connectors labeled A, B
    • (1) USB Type-B connector labeled COMMON.
  • FRONT PANEL CONTROL: (1) Manual pushbutton allows local switching.
  • DISPLAY: (2) Front panel LED's display switch position and power status.
  • REMOTE: (1) DB9 (F) connector on rear panel accepts ASCII RS232 Serial Data for Remote Control operation.
  • POWER: UL approved 100VAC/240VAC, 50Hz/60Hz wall mount power module supplies 12 VDC, 500 mA to the unit.  Has 2-prong, US, non-polarized plug. 
  • DIMENSIONS: Desktop configuration 8.11" W x 2.39" H x 7.34" D (20.6 x 6.1 x 18.7 cm) 
  • WEIGHT: Approximately 1.8 lbs (0.9 kg)

USB 3.0 A/B SWITCH w/RS232 SERIAL REMOTE APPLICATION: The drawing illustrates a Type-B USB 3.0 COMMON port connector with access to two Type-A USB 3.0 connectors ports labeled A and B. A computer or device connected to the COMMON port has access to two USB Devices with Type-A USB ports. The DB9 REMOTE port accepts ASCII RS232 Serial so the user can remotely control the unit operations.

Network Application Diagram for Model 4508 USB 3.0 A/B Switch with RS232 Serial Remote Control, Desktop


  • Allows quick connection to any one of two USB Type-A interface devices from one COMMON device!
  • Compatible with Hi-Speed USB 3.0 devices.
  • The switch ports are transparent to all data.
  • All (9) pins of the USB 3.0 interface are switched.
  • The unit maintains last set position on power loss.
  • Front-panel pushbutton control.
  • The REMOTE RS232 ASCII commands that allow the user to control switch position, lockout front panel operations, and obtain switch status.
  • Front panel LED's display switch position and power status.
  • Attractive all metal black box packaging provides EMI/RFI shielding.

 The PathWay® Model 4508 USB 3.0 A/B Switch with Remote Control  allows the user the capability of sharing a single USB interface device connected to the COMMON port among two other devices connected to the "A" and "B" ports.  The Model 4508 is packaged in a slim desktop style enclosure. The switch may be controlled manually via the front panel pushbutton or remotely from an RS232 serial port located on the rear of the unit.  Switch position status may be attained via the front panel LED display or the REMOTE RS232 serial port (DB9) located on the rear of the unit.

Option: Wide Range Power Module: (Cat No. 517277) CE, RoHS and UL listed table mount power module, 100VAC/240VAC, 50Hz/60Hz in place of the standard power module.  Has IEC 60320 C14 inlet.  Ideal for international applications.

  USB (Universal Serial Bus) is designed to connect peripherals such as, keyboards, mice, scanners, digital cameras, printers, hard disks, and networking components to the PC USB interface.

This is the switch you need. It has been field-proven! Reliable! It comes complete with Tech Support. Call 401-943-1164,, or buy on-line, right now. 


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