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Maplin USB 3.0 A to B Cable 1.5m

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Product overview

• Male USB-A 3.0 to male USB-B 3.0 connectors
• 1.5m cable length
• 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-A 3.0 to USB-B 3.0 cable?
This cable uses USB-A 3.0 and a single USB-B 3.0 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 5 Gbps when both devices use USB 3.0 ports.

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.

Rated 1 out of 5 by from Not Compatible Be warned that these cables are not backward compatible, the 'B' connector is totally different to previous version of the USB connector and will not fit into previous USB sockets. This is despite the statement on the side of the box which says "USB version 3.0 campatable with all previous specifications" Perhaps the connector isn't a specification is to me!
Date published: 2014-09-30
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USB Standard 3.0
Maximum transfer rate 5 Gbps
Connection Type 1 USB-A
Connection Gender Male
Connection Type 2 USB-B
Connection Gender Male
Cable Length 1.5 m
Colour Black
Cable or Adapter Cable
Connector Plating Nickel
ROHS compliant Yes

Is this compatible for the Cannon printer MG2950

Asked by: Pernopal
The cable you require would be.. Maplin USB 2.0 A to B Cable 3m Code: A04QC
Answered by: Darren
Date published: 2016-02-03

 I asked the other day if this cable was compatible with USB and you replied: Russell  · 5 hours ago   This is compatible with USB B 3.0 only, not USB B 2.0 So why is it your web site says it is compatible with all previous specifications?

Asked by: Martin
The USB type A end is backwards compatible, the USB B 3.0 is a slightly different shape to USB B 2.0, this means the USB B will not physically fit with 2.0.
Answered by: Brad
Date published: 2015-11-30

Is this cable compatible with USB B or not? Is the reviewer who says it is not compatible correct?

Asked by: Martin
This is compatible with USB B 3.0 only, not USB B 2.0
Answered by: Russell
Date published: 2015-11-26
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