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Kenwood CA-U1EX

USB extension cable kit

Item #: 113CAU1EX

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If you want to increase the reach of your USB input, Kenwood's CA-U1EX USB extension cable fits the bill. The kit includes a USB-to-USB cable, a USB-to-mini-USB cable, and mounting kits. Plug either cable into your Kenwood receiver's front or rear USB input, and you'll have an extra 39 inches of cable to play with.

If you want to spiff up your installation, you can use the flush-mount or under-dash mount kits to install a permanent USB input in your car. Kenwood includes all the hardware you'll need for the installation.

Product Highlights:

  • includes a 1-meter USB to USB cable and 1-meter USB to mini-USB cable
  • under-dash and flush-mount kits included
  • compatible with all Kenwood receivers featuring front or rear USB inputs
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

Kenwood CA-U1EX Reviews

Average Customer Review:

11 Reviews

Just long enough

Written by: Tss from Oregon on August 21, 2015

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Perfect fit can run it hidden and the mount works perfect

Pros: Plug and play

Cons: None

Kenwood CA-U1EX

Written by: dino4520 from Indiana on March 30, 2015

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I was looking for something to extend my USB connection from my new double din stereo and be able mount it instead of having the cable just hanging loose. Perfect for what I was needing to do. You can either cut a hole in your dash and mount it flush or mount it exposed under the dash. I didn't want to cut holes in my dash so I chose to mount it under the dash. It comes with screws, but I chose to use double sided sticky tape instead and didn't have to drill any holes. Worked perfect. Highly recommended. Crutchfield has great prices and shipping was fast.



Almost exactly what I wanted

Written by: Josh from San Diego, CA on December 22, 2014

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This product is almost exactly what I was looking for. It installs perfectly and sits flush with the surface you are mounting it to. It is square so it can easily replace a blank switch port in a car. I just wish it came with a 12v to 4v converter so it was more plug-n-play in a car.

Pros: Easy to use mounts

Cons: Wish it had a 12v to 4v converter so it could be wired in a car.

Easy installation

Written by: Eric from Kailua Kona, HI on September 30, 2014

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Cheap, works great, easy 5 minute installation

Pros: Cheap, works great, easy 5 minute installation

Cons: None

Great way to extend USB

Written by: Anonymous from Arizona on June 29, 2014

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Great little kit to extend USB and have an easy mounted spot to plug in ipod or USB drive. Makes for a clean install. I used mine to relocate my ipod to the center consul of my truck.



what I needed

Written by: Anonymous from delray beach florida on June 21, 2014

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Just what I needed to discreetly mount the usb in my classic camaro.

Pros: Assortment of mounting clips

Cons: None

Kenwood ca-u1ex

Written by: amhauser from pleasant prairie, WI on March 2, 2014

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Great product!

Pros: Has flush mount bracket!

Cons: Not a single one

Does what it says

Written by: BobbyC from Pittsburgh, PA on January 1, 2014

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Just what I needed for a professional install!



Nice touch

Written by: Rick from Florida on December 10, 2013

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Bought this to provide a usb port in my I was able to put it where I wanted t!

Pros: good quality

Cons: none

Very nice kit

Written by: Lofdog from Delavan, WI on July 18, 2013

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I bought this to extend the USB port of my App Radio 3 so when I have to do firmware updates on it, the port is readily accessible. I like the inclusion of both types of mounts and everything you need to make a USB port look nice and clean installed.

Pros: The kit has everything you need to make an accessible USB port

Cons: It came with a USB to USB mini cable, I didn't have a use for this and think that it shouldn't be part of the kit.

Kenwood CA-U1EX

Written by: Anonymous from Breezewood, Pa on May 16, 2013

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Product worked good for what i needed

Pros: One of the two cables worked correctly

Cons: One of the cables didn't have the right end

Hands-on research

What's in the box?

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  • 39" USB type-A extension cable (male USB type-A connector on one end and a female USB type-A connector on other end)
  • 39" miniUSB type-B adapter cable (male USB type-A connector on one end and a male miniUSB type-B connector on the other)
  • Flush-mount bracket
  • Bottom-mount bracket
  • Self-adhesive rubber pad
  • 2 Screws
  • 2 Wire-ties
  • Instruction Manual

Product Research


Overview: Kenwood's CA-U1EX USB Mounting Kit comes with a 39" male USB (type-A) to female USB (type-A) extension cable and a 39" male USB (type-A) to male mini-USB (type-B) adapter cable. It also comes with a flush-mount bracket and an under-dash mount bracket. The CA-U1EX USB Mounting Kit is convenient option for headunit's with a rear-panel USB port.

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Customer Q&A

1 question already asked

Carl, I did buy one of these but found I had already installed a USB cable into my glove box when I originally installed the unit. It had been about a year and I forgot I put it in. That being said I see no reason why this cable wouldn't work. The extra length and the flush mount ports are a really nice feature. I only use mine for updating the GPS. I also have a direct plug-in cable for my iPod but I believe you can connect anything that use USB connectivity through this cable. Kenwood themselves may be of more assistance on this matter. [ MARK J  Aug 11, 2015 ]
Any USB extension cable will fit, you just won't have the mount kit [ Simon  Aug 11, 2015 ]