Amazon Basics USB 2.0 A-Male to Micro B Cable, 3 feet, Black
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The Micro connector is also designed to reduce the mechanical wear on the device; instead, the easier-to-replace cable is designed to bear the mechanical wear of connection and disconnection. In a charge-only cable, the data wires are shorted at the device end, otherwise the device may reject the charger as unsuitable.
Type-C USB connectors can be used with adapters that allow the connection of various other USB types, and they are capable of transferring power and data to/from all previous generations of USB devices. Cabling [ edit ] A USB twisted pair, in which the Data+ and Data− conductors are twisted together in a double helix.For example, Apple's iPod and iPhone chargers indicate the available current by voltages on the D− and D+ lines. at all locations for high-power [b] devices (however, high-power devices are required to operate as a low-powered device so that they may be detected and enumerated if connected to a low-power upstream port). USB was designed to standardize the connection of peripherals to personal computers, both to exchange data with and to supply electric power.
This is common for external hard and optical disc drives, and generally for devices with motors or lamps. The Mini-A connector is obsolete: no new Mini-A connectors and neither Mini-A nor Mini-AB receptacles will be certified. Two decades of "plug and play": How USB became the most successful interface in the history of computing".However, such devices may come with a Y-shaped cable that has two USB plugs (one for power and data, the other for only power), so as to draw power as two devices. Hewlett-Packard Company Intel Corporation Microsoft Corporation Renesas Corporation ST-Ericsson Texas Instruments.
g., realtime audio or video) Interrupt transfers Devices that need guaranteed quick responses (bounded latency) such as pointing devices, mice, and keyboards Bulk transfers Large sporadic transfers using all remaining available bandwidth, but with no guarantees on bandwidth or latency (e. Optionally, the hub controller may draw power for its operation as a low-power device, but all high-power ports must draw from the hub's self-power. As of 14June2007 [update], all new mobile phones applying for a license in China are required to use a USB port as a power port for battery charging.eSATAp (power over eSATA; aka ESATA/USB) is a connector introduced in 2009 that supplies power to attached devices using a new, backward compatible, connector.