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USB3 2-Position Switch, RS232 Remote Model 4508 Catalog # 304508

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    • USB 3.0 AB Switch w/Remote
    • USB 3.0 AB Switch w/Remote
    • USB 3.0 AB Switch w/Remote
    • USB 3.0 AB Switch w/Remote
    • USB 3.0 AB Switch w/Remote
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Catalog No: 304508
Model No: 4508
Product Type:Switches: Copper
Cable Type/Port Connector:USB
Channels per Switch Chassis:1
Electronic Switches/Power Required:PathWay® Copper
Remote Control:RS232 Serial
Pins Switched:All 8 pins of the USB 3.0 Interface are Supported.
Remote Port:DB9
Local Control:Pushbutton
Feature:Compatible with Hi-Speed USB 3.0 devices.

  • USB 3.0, Connects (2) USB Devices to (1) Computer.

  • For product selection, compare both Models 4508 and 4509 by viewing USB Type A and Type B Connector layouts in application diagram or call 401-943-1164 for technical support.

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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

  • Manually or Remotely Switch between two USB 3.0 Type A devices to one USB 3.0 Type-B device without having to disconnect cables

  • Share multiple USB 3.0 devices between one Host or PC.

  • Field proven in Conference Rooms for Switching Creston Processor Camera Systems

  • Perfect to connect a computer to multiple USB 3.0 peripherals such as cameras, printers or scanners.

  • Model 4508 is both USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 Compatible! 


    • (2) USB 3.0 Type-A connectors labeled A, B
    • (1) USB 3.0 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)


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. 

PathWay Model 4508 USB 3.0 A/B Application


  • The Pathway USB 3.0 Model 4508 allows quick connection to any one of two USB 3.0 interface devices from one COMMON device!
  • Compatible with Hi-Speed USB 3.0 devices.
  • The switch ports are transparent to all data.
  • All 8 pins of the USB 3.0 interface are supported.
  • 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, obtain switch status, as well as, query firmware version number, query serial number, and enable/disable autosend of switch positions.
  • 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 PC connected to the COMMON port among two USB 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.

For a similar unit, see Model 4509, Catalog# 304509


(Cat No 517277) CE, RoHS, and UL listed table mount power module, 100 VAC / 240 VAC, 50Hz/60Hz for use in place of standard power module that is included with the unit. 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.

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This is the switch you need. It has been field-proven! Reliable! It comes complete with Tech Support.

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