6ft USB 2.0 A Male to B Male 28/24AWG Cable - (Gold Plated)
Connect your USB peripherals to your using this USB 2.0 A Male to B Male cable from Monoprice!
While some newer peripherals use the mini B or micro B USB connector, the original USB B connector is still the common connector for printers, scanners, and similar large peripherals. This cable uses 28 AWG conductors for data and 24 AWG conductors for power. It features gold plated connectors to ensure smooth, corrosion-free connections. It is shielded to protect against signal interference and data loss.
- 100% compliant with USB 2.0 specifications
- 28 AWG data conductors and 24 AWG power conductors
- Gold plated connectors ensure a smooth, corrosion-free connection
- Molded connector heads with molded strain relief boots
- Shielded to protect against external signal interference
Question: What's the difference between USB Type A, B and mini B connectors?
Answer: Type A connectors are flat thin rectangular connector. They are the ones most commonly found directly on computers. Type B connectors are Squarish with two beveled corners on one side. These are the ones most often found on peripheral devices like printers and scanners. Mini B's come in a variety of shapes an pin configurations. They are commonly smaller than A's and regular B's. They are usually found on smaller peripherals and portable devices like digital cameras. Different manufacturers will utilize different configurations of mini B's so it's important to match the right cable for your particular device.
Question: What is the maximum range of USB?
Answer: USB specs define a maximum effective range of 15ft. For longer distances you need a repeater cables. Up to 5 repeater cables can be chained for a maximum distance of 80ft.
Question: What is the difference between USB 2.0 and 3.0?
Answer: The maximum transfer rate for USB 2.0 is 480 Mbps, also referred to as High Speed. USB 3.0 has a transfer rate over 10x faster with a top speed of 5.0 Gbps. To take advantage of the additional speed, you will need a host controller, cables and devices that are all USB 3.0 compliant. The actual transfer rate will depend on the equipment being used.
Question: Is USB 3.0 backward compatible with prior versions of USB?
Answer: Yes, it is. However, maximum transfer rates will be limited to the maximum performance of the slowest device or cable in your connection.
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