USB cables

usb cables

USB cables are in widespread use and are used to charge our cell phones, tablets, cameras or other devices. We can manufacture according to standard measures or under customer specifications.

It is the best known and recognized of the USB connectors. It consists of a flattened rectangle with internal connections and a unique way of plugging in to avoid wrong circuits. They exist in male and female modalities, logically, and the female connectors are the typical ones that we can see in any PC. The male connectors are found at the end of the cable or the devices that are plugged into the computer (pen drive, printers, PDAs, etc).

Male and female versions, are the USB connectors that usually go "on the other side of the cable", that is, what is plugged into the device in question that we want to communicate with the computer, and also the female connectors of these devices. We identify them in the following image:

There are several types of type B connectors, we detail them below:

The Mini USB connector is smaller than the standard USB Type A, and has a trapezoidal or rectangular shape with chamfered corners, depending on the version. The 5-pin Mini USB has a trapezoid shape and can be found in photo cameras, video cameras or MP3 players. We illustrate it in the next photo.

The 8-pin mini USB is somewhat smaller and is identified by having two of its corners cut by a chamfer. The internal connections differ from the previous one, and it is in devices such as PDAs and Pocket PCs, in mobile phones or in GPS.

Very widespread device in recent years, it is ideal for small items such as those of current phones, smartphones, we identify it in the photo below. This device was standardized in a regulation published in 2009.

These devices are the latest introduced in the market, their speed is up to ten times higher than previous USB devices.


They are the same in appearance and size as the previous ones but they differ in the internal blue color, the transmission speed and in the introduction of 5 pins, the previous devices will be compatible and the 3.0 ones too but they will not be able to take advantage of all their transmission speed. We look at them below.

With respect to Type B connectors, the physical models change completely. USB 3.0 Type B also introduces the 5 additional pins, but it does so by increasing the size of the connector by means of an addition or portion. For its part, Micro USB 3.0 adds new contacts to one side of the main connector, making it totally incompatible with old mobile phones or cameras. (See photos)