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10/100/1000 Copper Ethernet Tap

With 1 network Connection and 1 Monitor Connection

24x7 Real-time Secure Access and Monitoring

24x7 Real-time Secure Access and Monitoring

The USRobotics 10/100/1000 Copper Tap provides easy 24 x 7 access to your Gigabit Ethernet segments. Ideal for security applications or anywhere you need non-intrusive dedicated access to your network links for real-time observation or monitoring on a dedicated port mirror. A convenient DIP switch on the back of the tap can be used to select auto-negotiation at 10/100 or fixed speed and duplexing settings at 1000Mbps. The 10/100/1000 Copper Tap's fault tolerant design will help ensure that network performance and integrity will not be affected by power loss.


Monitoring & Analysis

  • Captures all traffic and delivers a copy to a tool for analysis
  • 100% visibility into the network - including VLAN tags
  • View all traffic on both sides of full duplex links
  • Reduces degradation of switch performance due to port mirroring
  • View Layer 1 and 2 errors such as runts and CRC errors
  • Full duplex monitoring
  • Best method to measure network link's performance
  • Ideal for Security and Monitoring applications

Network Stability

  • Ideal for 24x7 permanent access - eliminating the need to connect tools each time a link needs to be monitored
  • Non-intrusive way to connect a network tool
  • Fault-tolerant
  • Non-directional totally passive inline tap
  • Minimize traffic delay through the tap


  • Invisible on the network in 10/100 mode
  • No single point of failure*

Simple installation

  • Plug and play
  • Comes with convenient built-in rackmount or use an optional 1U rack mount kit for up to 3 devices.
  • 10/100/1000 BaseT compatible
  • Standard RJ45 connectors

Reliable Power

  • Redundant power supply insures seamless monitoring even if the main power source is unavailable
  • In the event of a power failure, the tap will continue to pass network traffic uninterrupted
  • Supports Power over Ethernet (PoE) on Network Ports


Specifications & Standards


  • Metal 1U chassis
  • Eight LEDs (Power 1, Power 2, Network A Link, Network B Link, Monitor 1 Link, Monitor 2 Link, 10/100, 1000)
  • Two RJ-45 10/100/1000 Ethernet Network Ports
  • Two RJ-45 10/100/1000 Ethernet Monitor Ports
  • Power Supply: 100-240VAC , 50-60HZ, 0.8A


  • Temperature:
    • Operating Temperature: 0° to 40° C
    • Non-Operating Temperature: -30° to 65° C
  • Humidity: Less than 95% non-condensing operating or non-operating

Regulatory & Certifications

  • EN 50082-1 61000-4 Series
  • EN 55022 Class B
  • Low Voltage Directive 72-23-EEC (1993)
  • CE approved
  • RoHS Compliant
  • WEEE Compliant

Package Dimensions/Weight

  • 15.75 x 11.5 x 4.25 in (40.01 x 29.21 x 10.80 cm)
  • 4.0 lbs. (1.81 kg)

Product Dimensions/Weight

  • 1.10 x 5.75 x 5.75 in. (2.8 x 14.6 x 14.6 cm) with rack mount
  • .95 lbs (.43 kg)

Package Contents

  • USRobotics 10/100/1000 Copper Tap with rackmount bracket
  • 2 Power Supplies with power cords for US, UK/IRE, Europe

Product Numbers

  • USR4502
  • Optional 3 Unit 1U Tap Rack Mount Chassis USR4500-RMK


Support & Documentation

Support Page

Thumbnail Title Size Type
Install Guide 274.03 KBPDF
USR4500-RMK Rackmount Install Guide 586.93 KBPDF
Declaration of Conformity 79.47 KBPDF
Data Sheet 1,015.13 KBPDF


* To eliminate power as a single point of failure both power supplies must be used. The second power supply must be connected to a different external power source circuit than the first power supply.