USB Cables

USB cables, also known as USB leads, provide connection from computers to peripherals such as keyboards, printers, portable media players, network adaptors and pointing devices. They are also used to provide electrical power to portable devices via a wall adaptor or computer. “USB” stands for Universal Serial Bus.

USB cables have “A” plugs and “B” plugs, ensuring that only one side of the cable is connected to a power source, to prevent electrical overload.

What are USB cables used for?
USB cable are typical components used to operate a range of human interface devices for personal and professional use. USB cable are also used as chargers for portable devices like mobile phones, tablets, smartwatches and other electrical products.
USB cable are commonly found in the digital and media industries for use in audio and video applications. They are also used in the manufacturing and production industries with lathes and CNC (computer numerical control) machinery.

USB Lead Lengths:
USB cables come with various lead lengths from just 30cm through to 15m. The length of cable required can depend on your chosen application.

Types of USB Connector:
USB A
USB B
USB C
Mini USB A
Mini USB B
Micro USB A
Micro USB B
Lightning
Note: Some USB connectors are available in both male and female (plug or socket) versions.

Types of USB Cables:
USB to USB
RS232 to USB
DVI to USB
HDMI to USB
VGA to USB
Lightning to USB

IP Ratings for USB Cables
IP ratings describe how “waterproof” the cable is. If you are looking for a cable which is water resistant, around IP40 is suitable. If you require something which is waterproof, you should look at a higher number such as IP67 or IP68.

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RS Stock No. 790-3697
BrandRS PRO
£6.00
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Male USB A Male USB B 3m USB 3.0 - White - - - -
RS Stock No. 790-3940
BrandRS PRO
£2.27
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Male USB A Male USB B 3m USB 2.0 - White - REACH Compliant, RoHS Compliant - -
RS Stock No. 758-7494
BrandRS PRO
£2.67
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Male USB A Male USB B 2m USB 2.0 - Grey - RoHS Compliant - -
RS Stock No. 758-7490
BrandRS PRO
£2.32
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Male USB A Male USB B 1m USB 2.0 - Grey - RoHS Compliant - -
RS Stock No. 758-7504
BrandRS PRO
£4.18
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Male USB A Male USB B 3m USB 2.0 - White - RoHS Compliant - -
RS Stock No. 876-2403
BrandRS PRO
£4.26
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Male USB A Male Micro USB B 1.2m USB 2.0 - Black - CE, FCC, REACH SVHC161, RoHS 2.0, UL, UL 2725 - -
RS Stock No. 121-6566
BrandRS PRO
£4.36
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Male USB A Male USB A 5m USB 2.0 - Black - - - -
RS Stock No. 121-6564
BrandRS PRO
£2.14
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Male USB A Male USB A 1m USB 2.0 - Black - - - -
RS Stock No. 121-3243
BrandRS PRO
£2.37
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Male Micro USB B Male Micro USB B 300mm USB 2.0 - White - UL 2725 - -
RS Stock No. 895-0499
BrandRS PRO
£7.09
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Male USB A Male USB C 2m USB 2.0 - Black - RoHS Compliant, UL 2725 - -
RS Stock No. 758-7497
BrandRS PRO
£4.18
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Male USB A Male USB A 3m USB 2.0 - White - RoHS Compliant - -
RS Stock No. 758-7488
BrandRS PRO
£2.67
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Male USB A Male USB A 2m USB 2.0 - Grey - RoHS Compliant - -
RS Stock No. 758-7484
BrandRS PRO
£2.32
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Male USB A Male USB A 1m USB 2.0 - White - RoHS Compliant - -
RS Stock No. 122-3018
BrandRS PRO
£16.96
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Male Micro USB B Male USB A 2m - - Black - IP67 Rated, IP68 Rated, RoHS Compliant - -
RS Stock No. 111-6750
BrandRS PRO
£22.90
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Female Micro USB A Male Micro USB B 200mm - - Black - IP67 Rated, RoHS Compliant - -
RS Stock No. 437-0123
BrandRS PRO
£4.54
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Male Mini USB A Male Mini USB B 2m - - Grey - - - -
RS Stock No. 437-0139
BrandRS PRO
£5.04
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Male Mini USB A Male Mini USB B 3m - - Grey - - - -
RS Stock No. 437-0117
BrandRS PRO
£3.86
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Male Mini USB A Male Mini USB B 1m - - Grey - - - -
RS Stock No. 895-0506
BrandRS PRO
£12.00
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Male USB C Female Micro USB B 150mm USB C, USB Micro B - Black - RoHS Compliant, UL 2725 - -
RS Stock No. 121-6576
BrandRS PRO
£1.95
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Male USB A Male USB B 0.5m USB 2.0 - Black - - - -
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