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Maplin USB 2.0 A to Mini B Dual Power Cable 3m

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About this product


  • Dual male USB-A 2.0 to male mini USB-B 2.0 connectors
  • 3 m cable length
  • USB version 2.0 cable with a maximum 480 Mbps data transfer rate

Product overview

• Dual male USB-A 2.0 to male mini USB-B 2.0 connectors
• 3 m cable length
• USB version 2.0 cable with a maximum 480 Mbps 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.

Why use this dual USB-A to mini USB 2.0 cable?
This cable is used to connect a variety of external mini-USB devices to your computer. Some devices, like external hard-disk drives or external optical CD/DVD drives, require more power than one USB connection can provide. To overcome this, a second inline USB-A connection is provided to supply additional power. When used with a USB 2.0 port, the maximum data transfer rate of this cable is 480Mbps.

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 Dual USB A
Connection Gender Male
Connection Type 2 Mini B
Connection Gender Male
Cable Length 3 m
Colour Black
Cable or Adapter "Y" Cable
Connector Plating Nickel
ROHS compliant Yes

Do you have a USB3.0 version of this please?

Asked by: Dave
On this occasion Maplin do not stock a product that exactly meets your requirements, or indeed anything close enough to offer you as an alternative.
Answered by: Dominic
Date published: 2016-03-21
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