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Maplin USB 3.0 A to B Dual Power Cable 3m

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Product overview

• Dual male USB-A 3.0 to male USB-B 3.0 connectors
• 3 m 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 dual USB-A to USB-B 3.0 cable?
This cable is used to connect a variety of external USB-B devices to your computer. Some devices, like external printers 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. The maximum data transfer rate of this cable is 5Gbps when used with a USB 3.0 port.

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 3.0 A to B Dual Power Cable


Connector A:

Dual USB A

Connector B:


USB Version:



Cable Length:


Cable Colour:




5 years

Operating Specifications

Max Data Transfer Rate:

5 Gbps

The product details state USB 3.0 but the technical details state that the USB standard for this item is USB 2.0. What is the actual USB standard for this item?

Asked by: Thalyer
I can confirm this is USB 3.0 standard and I will have the information updated to reflect this.
Answered by: DaveB
Date published: 2017-03-06

Hi I have 2 computers that need to connect to my printer by usb leads is there a way to use a split usb lead for both

Asked by: marie
I am sorry but the item in question does not support use in your intended application.
Answered by: Neil G
Date published: 2016-03-28
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