What is a USB A to USB B cable used for?

What is a USB A to USB B cable used for?

The staple of any USB connection, the DataPro USB A to B cable connects any standard host device (computer, hub, or controller) to any standard peripheral (printer, scanner, external drive).

Is USB A and B compatible?

The USB Type B plug fits into the USB Type B receptacle on the printer or another device, while the USB Type A plug fits into the USB Type A receptacle located on the host device, like a computer.

What is the difference between mini USB A and B?

Mini USB is much smaller than USB Type A and B but twice as thick as Micro USB (see illustration below). See Micro USB, USB Type C, USB 3.0 and USB. Mini-B Is Widely Used. Digital cameras typically have a Mini-B USB socket for the Mini-B/Type-A cable that plugs into the computer or hub.

What does a mini B USB cable look like?

A mini USB connector is a much smaller, five-pin version of a standard USB connector, with two crimped sides that give it a trapezoid shape. These connectors are also known today as mini-B connectors.

Is a mini USB the same as a micro USB?

A mini USB was a tad smaller than your standard USB connector, while a micro USB is smaller than the mini USB. They may have the same purpose, but efficiency goes slightly in favor of the micro USB, simply because the five pins that contain the ID pin on both plugs doesn’t work on the mini USB but does in micro USB.

What is a micro to USB cable?

Micro-A USB Cable. USB Micro-A is the preferred connection type for USB On The Go devices. According to PC Magazine, USB OTG is different from the normal USB connection because it allows two devices to communicate without a computer to facilitate the connection.

What is a mini B connector?

As ubiquitous as USB is, many people still call us asking what the heck a “mini-b” USB connector is. The mini-B is a true USB connector, but often relegated towards smaller peripheral electronics like GPS devices, some cell phones, digital cameras, and other communication devices.

What is an USB B connector?

USB Type B Also known as USB standard B connector, the B style connector is designed for USB peripherals, such as printer, upstream port on hub, or other larger peripheral devices.