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Maplin USB 3.0 A Male to B Female Adapter

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About this product


  • Male USB-A 3.0 to female USB-B 3.0 connectors
  • Durable plastic housing
  • USB version 3.0 cable with a maximum 5Gbps data transfer rate

Product overview

• Male USB-A 3.0 to female USB-B 3.0 connectors
• Durable plastic housing
• USB version 3.0 cable with a maximum 5Gbps 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 USB 3.0 adapter?
This male USB-A 3.0 to female USB-B 3.0 device allows you to adapt an existing USB 3.0 A to B cable for use with devices, such as some hard disks or optical drives, that require a USB 3.0 A to A connection to attach to your computer. This adapter can be a cost effective alternative to purchasing a new cable. When used with USB 3.0 compliant devices and ports, the maximum data transfer rate is 5Gbps.

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


USB Standard 3.0
Maximum transfer rate 5 Gbps
Connection Type 1 USB A
Connection Gender Male
Connection Type 2 USB B 3.0
Connection Gender Female
Colour Black
Cable or Adapter Adapter
Connector Plating Nickel
ROHS compliant Yes

Is it suitable for connecting a printer to a laptop?

Asked by: Sapper436
This may help to adapt existing cables for this purpose, but it's design is to change a USB 3.0 B type male plug to a USB 3.0 A type male plug.
Answered by: Gareth
Date published: 2017-01-01
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