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Maplin USB 2.0 A to B Dual Power Cable 3m

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Product overview

• Twin male USB-A 2.0 to Single male USB-B 2.0 connectors
• 3m cable length
• USB version 2.0 cable with a maximum 480Mbps data transfer rate
• Nickel plated connectors
• 5 year warranty

What is USB?
Commonly found on desktop computers and laptops, USB connections are among the most versatile type of connections. USB is primarily used for transferring data between devices, but it also has the ability to transfer power between compatible devices. Currently four versions of USB exist – USB 3.1 (10Gbps), USB 3.0 (5Gbps), USB 2.0 (480Mbps) and USB 1.1 (12Mbps). In most cases cables are compatible across all versions but maximum transfer speed may be limited. For example, a USB 2.0 cable in a USB 3.0 port would only provide a maximum transfer rate of 480Mbps, not 5Gbps. To achieve optimum transfer speeds here, a USB 3.0 cable should be used.

b>Why use this twin USB-A 2.0 to single USB-B 2.0 cable?
This cable uses twin USB-A 2.0 and a single USB-B 2.0 connector and is mainly used to connect large devices such as printers and scanners to computer systems, but can also be found on a number of other devices. The cable provides a maximum data transfer rate of 480Mbps when both devices use USB 2.0 ports. This cable uses a second USB-A connection for inline USB power when used with compatible devices.

Why choose Maplin cables?
The Maplin range of cables features premium construction and specifications, with market-leading cable technology. Maplin cables are constructed from hard-wearing materials with colour-coded, compact connectors available for almost any use. All Maplin cables are quality assured, with a five year warranty across the range.


USB Standard 2.0
Maximum transfer rate 480 Mbps
Connection Type 1 2x USB A
Connection Gender Male
Connection Type 2 USB B
Connection Gender Male
Cable Length 3 m
Colour Black
Cable or Adapter Flat cable
Connector Plating Nickel
ROHS compliant Yes

do you have this cable in a smaller length 0.5 m?

Asked by: egg661
Unfortunately i am sorry but the item in question doesn't support use in you intended application.
Answered by: darren cordon
Date published: 2017-02-07

I want a cable that will allow me to have a lap-top and pc connected to the same printer - would this be suitable or can you suggest an alternative?

Asked by: Tricky
No, I am sorry but the item in question does not support use in your intended applicatiomn, The item in the link below maybe of more use
Answered by: Dominic
Date published: 2015-12-16

Dou you have something more shorter? Let's say 1,8 mts. Which is the part number? 

Asked by: ramon
This is the only length we have for this cable.
Answered by: Les
Date published: 2015-09-12

Could this cable be used to transfer data from two separate computers  and use just one printer.

Asked by: Malc
Yes, I think is correct. The goal of this cable is to enhance the DC current capability.
Answered by: ramon
Date published: 2016-01-06
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