Is there a difference between usb series a and b?

  SB23 18:02 28 Jul 2008

Can someone please explain what the differences are, if any, between a usb series a, and b cable.

A neighbour has just asked, and after feeling extremely silly for not knowing, I said I would find out.

Looks like something else I can learn today!



  Cuddles 18:11 28 Jul 2008

Type A is like the one on a computer.
Type B is found on for example a printer or digital camera.
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  SB23 18:15 28 Jul 2008

Got it.

My printer for example then, has an "a" connector to the pc, and a "b" connector to the device itself.

  wiz-king 18:17 28 Jul 2008

The plugs - the A plug is the flat rectangular type, the B is the square with two rounded off corner. Most USB leads ate A to B but you can get A to A, B to B or Socket A to A as an extension cable.

  SB23 18:29 28 Jul 2008

I had seen the plugs in question, but honestly had never given it any thought.
I'll go and tell my neighbour, and ask him why he wanted to know.

Thanks both,


Btw, I still feel silly for not knowing, lol!

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