Types Of USB Cables

The USB cables have played a key role in providing a universal standard for connecting the various computer and electronic peripherals. This is a universal cable which has replaced the connectors which were used in the past such as DB9 serial, parallel ports, mouse ports and the midi ports.

These cables have indeed simplified the entire process involved when connecting a hard drive, a mouse, a monitor or a keyboard to the computer. You can easily connect the various devices with the use of the standard cables. This means that you do not have to find specific cables for connecting the various pieces of hardware. The following are the common types of USB cables

USB-Mini

This is a smaller model or version of the standard cables. It is a practical choice which is designed used for connecting the common types of portable devices. This cable is suitable for hardware such as MP3 players and cameras. However, it is a version which is rarely used in the modern devices since it has been replaced by the latest version of USB cables which is the USB Micro.

 

USB Micro

This cable is preferred by many people when they are connecting the flash drives, memory sticks as well as the latest mobile devices. Furthermore, this cable can be used for reading data without relying on a computer.

USB-A

This choice of USB is preferred when using computers or power outlets. Additionally, it is a multi-purpose cable which can be used in data transfer, connecting devices to charging devices or computers. It is a one-way cable.

USB-B

This is a cable which is designed for connecting printers and external hard drives to computers. This cable is not typical.

USB-3

This is a high-speed cable which is more versatile than USB micro and USB macro. It is designed such that it is compatible and easy to use with the earlier designs of USB cables and ports. However, there is a notable change in the connector pin’s shape. This has made this cable more durable than the rest. There is a special type of USB 3 cable which is designed with more pins to increase its efficiency when transferring data. It is referred to as USB 3 micro-cable.

USB-C

This cable is among the latest versions of US cables. It has provided an easier way of connecting devices. It is a cable which is high valued due to it high –speed when transferring data and its high-power flow. This cable is also very flexible since it can be reversed quickly.…

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