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.

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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Description Price Connector A Connector B Length USB Type Function Sheath Colour IP Rating Standards Met Series Additional Features
RS Stock No. 888-8801
Mfr. Part No.US232R-10-BULK
BrandFTDI Chip
$38.03
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Male USB A Male RS232 100mm - - White - CE, FCC, RoHS Compliant - -
RS Stock No. 121-3260
Mfr. Part No.11.02.8873-10
BrandRoline
$14.27
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Male USB A Male Micro USB B 0.8m USB 3.0 - Black - UL 20276 - -
RS Stock No. 121-3243
BrandRS PRO
$5.07
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Male Micro USB B Male Micro USB B 300mm USB 2.0 - White - UL 2725 - -
RS Stock No. 121-3250
BrandRS PRO
$1.83
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Male USB A Male Micro USB B 150mm USB 2.0 - White - REACH Compliant - -
RS Stock No. 758-7494
BrandRS PRO
$7.95
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Male USB A Male USB B 2m USB 2.0 - Grey - RoHS Compliant - -
RS Stock No. 758-7504
BrandRS PRO
$10.16
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Male USB A Male USB B 3m USB 2.0 - White - RoHS Compliant - -
RS Stock No. 758-7490
BrandRS PRO
$6.47
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Male USB A Male USB B 1m USB 2.0 - Grey - RoHS Compliant - -
RS Stock No. 164-8497
Mfr. Part No.1487588-2
$8.752
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Male USB A Male USB B 1.5m USB 2.0 - White - - - -
RS Stock No. 529-8252
Mfr. Part No.1487588-2
$9.81
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Male USB A Male USB B 1.5m USB 2.0 - White - - - -
RS Stock No. 876-2403
BrandRS PRO
$10.54
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Male USB A Male Micro USB B 1.2m USB 2.0 - Black - CE, FCC, REACH SVHC161, RoHS 2.0, UL, UL 2725 - -
RS Stock No. 822-3226
Mfr. Part No.88732-8702
BrandMolex
$4.43
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Male USB A Male Mini USB B 1.5m USB 2.0 - Black - - - OTG
RS Stock No. 790-3675
Mfr. Part No.11.02.8755-10
BrandRoline
$14.14
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Male USB A Male USB Micro B 3m USB 2.0 - Black - - - -
RS Stock No. 121-6582
BrandRS PRO
$13.05
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Male USB A Male Micro USB B 5m USB 2.0 - Black - REACH Compliant, RoHS Compliant - -
RS Stock No. 121-6579
BrandRS PRO
$6.27
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Male USB A Male Micro USB B 0.5m USB 2.0 - Black - REACH Compliant, RoHS Compliant - -
RS Stock No. 121-6581
BrandRS PRO
$8.51
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Male USB A Male Micro USB B 3m USB 2.0 - Black - REACH Compliant, RoHS Compliant - -
RS Stock No. 121-6580
BrandRS PRO
$5.92
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Male USB A Male Micro USB B 1m USB 2.0 - Black - REACH Compliant, RoHS Compliant - -
RS Stock No. 790-3662
Mfr. Part No.11.02.8754-10
BrandRoline
$9.05
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Male USB A Male Micro USB B 0.8m USB 2.0 - Black - - - -
RS Stock No. 790-3666
Mfr. Part No.11.02.8752-10
BrandRoline
$9.08
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Male USB A Male Micro USB B 1.8m USB 2.0 - Black - - - -
RS Stock No. 612-0740
Mfr. Part No.PX0843/A
BrandBulgin
$29.42
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Female USB A 5 Way Crimp Socket 150mm USB 2.0 - Black - - - -
RS Stock No. 468-6355
Mfr. Part No.PX0840/B/2M00
BrandBulgin
$18.90
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Male USB B Male USB A 2m USB 2.0 - Black - - - -
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