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How To Distinguish Between Various USB Connectors

This guide is meant to show you all the standard USB connectors. If you have a USB cable and one of the connectors is not shown here it is very likely a custom cable created by the manufacturer. This is very common with MP3 players and cell phones but some do use standard connectors.

USB Female A:

This connector is the standard USB port found on your computer and USB hubs.

USB Female B:

This connector is found on most USB printers, scanners and many older digital cameras. This is the female end that your USB cables plugs into.

USB Male A:

This connector is the end of your USB cable that plugs into your computer or USB hub.

USB Male B:

This connector is the other end of USB cable that plugs into most USB printers, scanners and many older digital cameras.

USB Male Mini 5 Pin:

This small connector is found on the cable used for many digital cameras, MP3 players and other small electronics devices.

USB Female Mini 5 Pin:

This small connector is found on many digital cameras, MP3 players and other small electronics devices.

USB Male Mini 4 Pin:

This small connector is found on the cable used for many digital cameras, MP3 players and other small electronics devices.

USB Female Mini 4 Pin:

This small connector is found on many digital cameras, MP3 players and other small electronics devices.