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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RS Stock No. 467-595
Mfr. Part No.PX0456
BrandBulgin
$12.00
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Male Mini USB AB 6 Way Crimp Socket 100mm USB 2.0 - Black - - - -
RS Stock No. 272-860
Mfr. Part No.UC232A USB-RS232
BrandMitsubishi
$114.27
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Male USB A Male RS232 350mm USB 1.1 - Transparent - - - -
RS Stock No. 468-6377
Mfr. Part No.PX0840/B/5M00
BrandBulgin
$33.07
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Male USB B Male USB A 5m USB 2.0 - Black - - - -
RS Stock No. 901-5064
Mfr. Part No.USB 3.0 A MICRO B CABLE
BrandFTDI Chip
$9.04
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Male USB A Male Micro USB B 1m USB 3.0 - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 790-3647
BrandRS PRO
$9.48
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Female USB A Male Micro USB B 150mm USB 2.0 - Black - - - -
RS Stock No. 920-9174
Mfr. Part No.68798-0004
BrandMolex
$41.59
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Male USB C Male USB C 0.8m USB 3.1 - Black - EIA-364-38, EIA-364-41, QEHS-699000-301 - -
RS Stock No. 116-9375
BrandRS PRO
$8.49
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Male USB A Male USB C 1m USB 2.0 - Black - - - -
RS Stock No. 411-176
Mfr. Part No.11.02.8808-50
BrandRoline
$7.34
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Male USB A Male USB B 0.8m USB 2.0 - Black - - - -
RS Stock No. 800-6946
Mfr. Part No.88732-8902
BrandMolex
$13.44
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Male USB A Male Mini USB B 2m USB 2.0 - Black - - - OTG
RS Stock No. 815-8479
Mfr. Part No.11.02.8825-10
BrandRoline
$12.48
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Male USB A Male Micro USB B 0.8m USB 2.0 - Black/Gold - - - -
RS Stock No. 815-8488
Mfr. Part No.11.02.8826-10
BrandRoline
$15.21
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Male USB A Male Micro USB B 1.8m USB 2.0 - Black/Gold - - - -
RS Stock No. 912-5091
Mfr. Part No.PXP4040/B/2M00
BrandBulgin
$21.18
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RS Stock No. 121-2771
Mfr. Part No.11.02.8765-10
BrandRoline
$7.96
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Male USB A Male Micro USB B 1m USB 2.0 - Black - - - -
RS Stock No. 703-1348
Mfr. Part No.68784-0001
BrandMolex
$10.99
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Male USB A Male Micro USB B 1m USB 2.0 - Black - - - -
RS Stock No. 790-3710
Mfr. Part No.11.02.8970-50
BrandRoline
$20.21
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Male USB A Male USB A 1.8m USB 3.0 - Black - - - -
RS Stock No. 895-0506
BrandRS PRO
$15.44
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Male USB C Female Micro USB B 150mm USB C, USB Micro B - Black - RoHS Compliant, UL 2725 - -
RS Stock No. 895-0492
BrandRS PRO
$53.04
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Male USB C Male USB C 2m USB 3.1 - Black - RoHS Compliant - -
RS Stock No. 790-3713
Mfr. Part No.11.02.8971-50
BrandRoline
$22.09
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Male USB A Male USB A 3m USB 3.0 - Black - - - -
RS Stock No. 765-9797
Mfr. Part No.PXP6042/A
BrandBulgin
$21.65
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Female USB A Male USB B - USB 2.0 - - - - - Waterproof
RS Stock No. 252-062
Mfr. Part No.PX0441/2M00
BrandBulgin
$23.67
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Male Mini USB B Male USB A 2m USB 2.0 - Black - - - -
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