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. 437-0117
BrandRS PRO
$7.98
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Male Mini USB A Male Mini USB B 1m - - Grey - - - -
RS Stock No. 116-9374
BrandRS PRO
$16.01
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Male USB C Female USB A 150mm USB 3.1 - Black - - - -
RS Stock No. 908-3944
Mfr. Part No.ES-U-1001-R100
BrandEasysync
$54.01
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Male USB A Male RS232 1m USB 2.0 - White - CE Certified, DecaBDE Approvals, FCC Approvals, PFOS Approvals, REACH Approvals, RoHS Compliant, WEEE Approvals - -
RS Stock No. 294-9474
BrandRS PRO
$13.89
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Female USB A Female 10 Pin Housing 200mm USB A - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 437-0139
BrandRS PRO
$8.12
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Male Mini USB A Male Mini USB B 3m - - Grey - - - -
RS Stock No. 815-8485
Mfr. Part No.11.02.8878-10
BrandRoline
$21.61
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Male USB A Male Micro USB B 0.8m USB 3.0 - Black/Gold - - - -
RS Stock No. 437-0123
BrandRS PRO
$6.50
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Male Mini USB A Male Mini USB B 2m - - Grey - - - -
RS Stock No. 815-8494
Mfr. Part No.11.02.8879-10
BrandRoline
$27.08
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Male Micro USB B Male Micro USB B 2m USB 3.0 - Black/Gold - - - -
RS Stock No. 252-040
Mfr. Part No.PX0446
BrandBulgin
$12.79
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Female Mini USB B 5 Way Male Header 100mm USB 2.0 - Black - - - -
RS Stock No. 121-6563
BrandRS PRO
$5.78
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Male USB A Male USB A 1.8m USB 2.0 - Black - - - -
RS Stock No. 116-9372
BrandRS PRO
$20.75
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Male USB A Male USB C 1m USB 3.1 - Black - - - -
RS Stock No. 765-8798
Mfr. Part No.09451451915
BrandHARTING
$53.90
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Male USB A Male USB A 5m USB 2.0 - Black - - - -
RS Stock No. 800-6983
Mfr. Part No.68784-0003
BrandMolex
$15.72
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Male USB A Male Micro USB B 2m USB 2.0 - Black - - - -
RS Stock No. 121-2772
Mfr. Part No.11.02.8317-10
BrandRoline
$7.24
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Male USB A Male Micro USB B 1m USB 2.0 - Black - - - -
RS Stock No. 467-591
Mfr. Part No.PX0457
BrandBulgin
$11.00
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Male Mini USB AB 6 Way Male Header 100mm USB 2.0 - Black - - - -
RS Stock No. 724-4119
Mfr. Part No.PREM-USB3.0-AM-AM-5.0M
$24.39
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Male USB A Male USB A 5m USB 3.0 - Blue - - - -
RS Stock No. 723-4780
Mfr. Part No.111015-0100
BrandMolex
$15.16
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Female USB A Male Mini USB B 0.5m USB 2.0 - Black - - - -
RS Stock No. 748-0923
Mfr. Part No.692904100000
$30.59
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Male USB A Male Micro USB B 1m USB 3.0 - Blue - - - -
RS Stock No. 170-5631
Mfr. Part No.2431 05
BrandLumberg
$22.134
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Male USB A Male USB B 5m USB 2.0 - Black - - - -
RS Stock No. 841-8733
Mfr. Part No.PX0840/B/3M00
BrandBulgin
$28.00
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Male USB B Male USB A 3m USB 2.0 - Black - - - -
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