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USB Cables

USB cables, also known as USB leads, provide connection from computers to peripherals such as keyboards, printers, portable media players, network adaptors and pointing devices. They are also used to provide electrical power to portable devices via a wall adaptor or computer. "USB" stands for Universal Serial Bus. To find out more, please visit our ultimate guide to USB cables.

USB cables have "A" plugs and "B" plugs, ensuring that only one side of the cable is connected to a power source, to prevent electrical overload.

What are USB Cables Used for?

USB cable are typical components used to operate a range of human interface devices for personal and professional use. USB cable are also used as chargers for portable devices like mobile phones, tablets, smartwatches and other electrical products.

USB cable are commonly found in the digital and media industries for use in audio and video applications. They are also used in the manufacturing and production industries with lathes and CNC (computer numerical control) machinery.

USB Lead Lengths:

USB cables come with various lead lengths from just 30cm through to 15m. The length of cable required can depend on your chosen application.

Types of USB Connector:

  • USB A
  • USB B
  • USB C
  • Mini USB A
  • Mini USB B
  • Micro USB A
  • Micro USB B
  • Lightning

Note: Some USB connectors are available in both male and female (plug or socket) versions.

Types of USB Cables:

  • USB to USB
  • RS232 to USB
  • DVI to USB
  • HDMI to USB
  • VGA to USB
  • Lightning to USB

IP Ratings for USB Cables

IP ratings describe how "waterproof" the cable is. If you are looking for a cable which is water resistant, around IP40 is suitable. If you require something which is waterproof, you should look at a higher number such as IP67 or IP68.


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