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TRIPP.LITE U215-004-R 4-Port USB 2.0 Printer Sharing Switch

  • 1 x Type A Female USB 2.0 USB
  • 4 x Type B Female USB 2.0 USB
  • USB 2.0/1.1

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Gain even more functionality from home or office computer peripherals by sharing them with multiple PCs. Tripp Lite's U215-004-R USB 2.0 Peripheral Sharing Switch allows you to connect up to four computers to one USB peripheral like a printer, scanner, high-capacity hard drive and many others. This unit supports both high-speed USB 2.0 peripherals with transfer rates up to 480 Mbps and legacy USB 1.1 devices for ultimate compatibility. Switch between computers with one touch via push-button, mouse or keyboard hot-key command. The U215-004-R's active LEDs indicate which computer is currently using the peripheral. The unit is compatible with most major operating systems, is RoHS-compliant and comes with a one-year limited warranty.

U215-004-R Applications

The Perfect Solution for Home or Office Workstations

Tripp Lite's U215-004-R allows you to share a USB peripheral between four separate computers. This functionality is perfect for home or office workstations that need to share a printer, scanner or high-capacity hard drive among multiple PCs. This peripheral sharing switch eliminates the need for redundant peripherals attached to each PC and saves money, time and space when setting up a multi-PC application.

U215-004-R Feature Focus

Broad Compatibility

With both USB 2.0 and USB 1.1 compatibility, the U215-004-R can be used with any USB peripheral that needs to be shared. The unit is also compatible with most major operating systems, including Mac OS X and Windows 98SE/2000/ME/XP/Vista/WIN7 (both 32 and 64-bit versions).

Easy-to-Use, Plug-and-Play Convenience

The U215-004-R is self-powered and requires minimal setup via the included software disk. Its active indicator LEDs alert the user to which computer currently controls the switch. The computer ports can easily be controlled via push-button, mouse or keyboard hot-key command.

Technical Specifications

  • Type: 120 USB 2.0 Printer/Peripheral Sharing Switch, 4-Port
  • Connectors: 1 x USB A female; 4 x USB B female
  • Housing: Silver
  • Warranty: 1-year limited
Tripp Lite
USB Accessories
Type Peripheral Sharing Switch Hub Hub Hub
USB Ports 4 4 7 10
Compatibility USB 2.0/USB 1.1 USB 2.0/USB 1.1 USB 2.0/USB 1.1 USB 2.0/USB 1.1
Warranty 1-year 1-year 1-year 1-year

Learn more about the Tripp Lite U215-004-R




USB 2.0/1.1
1 x Type A Female USB 2.0 USB
4 x Type B Female USB 2.0 USB


Tripp Lites 4-Port USB 2.0 Printer/Peripheral Sharing Switch lets you conveniently share a printer, scanner, external hard drive, etc, among four PCs. Quickly switch between computers using keyboard hot-keys, mouse, or manually. Plug-and-play functionality makes installation a breeze. Icon task bar indicates switch status at a glance, and LED's display which computer is active. Power drawn through the USB cables eliminates the need for seperate AC adapter.


Package Contents
4-Port USB 2.0 Printer Sharing Switch
U215-0004-R 4-port Peripheral Sharing Device
USB cable
Software CD with user guide
Warranty, Returns, And Additional Information
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year
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  • James C.
  • 10/27/2015 3:00:48 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsBad Printer Switch

Pros: Ease of push button switching

Cons: The switches stopped after 6 months. It will no longer switch from one computer to the other and I have to unplug the USB cable and plug it in again to make it work. It is basically stuck on the 1st switch. I would not purchase another one.

Manufacturer Response:

We apologize for the experience you have had with the U215-004-R. This product is backed by a 1-Year Warranty and we are always happy to replace a product when it is not performing accordingly. Please reach out to our Chicago-based Tech Support Team at 773-869-1234 (M-F 7AM-6PM Central) so we can assist you and provide warranty support.

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  • Charles Q.
  • 8/25/2013 5:28:29 AM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Fast shipping from Newegg
Good price

Cons: Small software glitch, have to turn off HP printer to switch over, because it says it's in use.

Other Thoughts: I did a lot of reading, trying to find a switch for my 2 computers for the printer.
The problem a had was I bought a Belkin one and software didn't work for windows XP (old computer) and windows 7 ultimate (new computer)
Wouldn't switch to windows 7 computer no matter what I did.
This one works great, other than the busy error.
(see cons)

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