If you have ever wanted to transfer data or even charge your device, you may have seen and used a USB Serial Cable. With the development of technology, USB has come a long way. The latest USB cables may provide faster speeds and different compatibility, which means you need to understand the difference between each type. What are the types of USB cables? How do they work? How to choose them when buying? Learn more details in this article.
What is the USB cable? How does it work?
The term USB stands for “Universal Serial Bus”. FTDI Cables assemblies are some of the most popular cable types available, used mostly to connect computers to peripheral devices such as cameras, video cameras, printers, scanners, and more. USB device communication is done through pipes. These pipes are a connection pathway from the host controller to an addressable buffer called an endpoint. The USB cable provides four pathways- two power conductors and two twisted signal conductors. The USB device that uses full speed bandwidth devices must have a twisted pair D+ and D- conductors. The data is transferred through the D+ and D- connectors while Vbus and Gnd connectors provide power to the USB device.
What are the Types of USB cables?
USB-A. This is a standard connector, and you can find it at one end of almost every USB cable. This is a rectangular connector and can only be installed in one way. USB-A is most commonly used in computers or power outlets. Many TVs, game systems, cars, media players, and other devices also have one or more. When charging, you will connect the USB-A side into the USB-plug or into a laptop or computer. The IP67 Cables will only enter the port in one way. Yes, you won’t find a cable with USB-A on both ends, because there is actually no useful situation. Make sure to insert the cable correctly to avoid damage to the cable or equipment.
USB-B. This is an older connector that is rarely used today. They are commonly used to connect printers or external hard drives to computers. the USB Type B connector (technically known as a “Standard B” connector) is roughly square in appearance, with a squarish protrusion on top. Type B ports are found on many USB non-host devices, such as audio interfaces, external hard drives, and printers. Type B plugs are found on one end of most RJ45 Cables.
It is so-called “backward compatible”, which means they can actually be used with older USB ports and other bulk OEM Cables. USB 3 has connector pins of different shapes, so it can withstand more frequent use. The USB 3 has different shaped connector pins so it can withstand more frequent use. (and the color is usually blue, so you can distinguish them). However, it is important to note that all devices must be compatible with USB 3 to get higher speeds. For example, if you have a USB 3.1 compatible device, you can transfer data at 10 Gbps using these cables. However, if you are using an older device, you will not be able to get the same fast data transfer rate.