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USB 3.0 A Female to B Male Adapter

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Product overview

• Female USB-A 3.0 to male 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 USB 3.0 female-A to USB 3.0 male-B device can be used to adapt an existing USB 3.0 male-A to male-A cable to be used with devices, typically printers or scanners that utilise the USB 3.0 connectors. The USB 3.0 adapter offers a cost effective alternative in situations where purchasing a new cable is not viable. The maximum throughput of this adapter is 5Gbps when used with USB 3.0 compliant devices, cables and ports.

Why choose Maplin adapters?
The Maplin range of adapters 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 cables 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 Female
Connection Type 2 USB B
Connection Gender Male
Colour Black
Cable or Adapter Adapter
Connector Plating Nickel
ROHS compliant Yes