USB data cable is the most common wire used in our life, and the micro usb and Type-C data cable are the most popular, but very few people will pay attention to the cable of printers, scanners and other office equipment.
Today let's talk about USB printer cable
The printer data cable is the USB A male to USB type B male cable with magnetic ring , the magnetic ring will ensure the signal transmission between the devices. The detailed parameters of the USB printer data line are as follows:
1. The USB plug on the computer is a type A connector with a shape that is well recognized. Type A sockets (female) typically appear on the upper device, such as a host or hub. Type A plugs (male) are typically used on cables or smaller peripherals such as a mouse or flash memory.
2. Many large USB peripherals, such as printers and scanners, use detachable cables and type B outlets. Type B sockets are square in shape. The instrument belongs to another type of downstream device. Connecting an instrument to a computer requires a USB A to B cable.
3. The number of plugs of these two types is the same, the electrical characteristics are the same, but the mechanical shape is different. This is intentional by the designer to prevent the user from connecting one device to another, causing a short circuit.
4. In the figure below, the left picture shows the type A plug, and the right picture shows the type B plug. It can be noticed that the number of pins is the same. Both types of plugs have the same number of pins, only the difference in mechanical shape.
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