Full Guidelines for how to buy Smart USB Cable all time

USB Buying Guide.

Full Guidelines for how to buy  Smart USB Cable .

One day in 1994, seven world-leading technology companies sat down and created a new standard for connecting computer peripherals. By “one day,” of course I mean, “over the span of several months.” But all technicalities aside, the standard that they laid down became the Universal Serial Bus, or USB for short.

Today, USB is truly a ‘Universal’ standard and you’d be hard-pressed to find an electronic device that doesn’t have a USB port of one kind or another. But how do you know which USB cable will fit your device? Hopefully this buying guide will help you find the cable that you need for your next project.

What Does USB Do?
USB cables replace the huge variety of connectors that used to be standard for computer peripherals
: Parallel ports, DB9 Serial, keyboard and mouse ports, joystick and midi ports… Really, it was getting out of hand. USB simplifies the process of installing and replacing hardware by making all communications adhere to a serial standard which takes place on a twisted pair data cable and identifies the device that’s connected. When you add the power and ground connections, you’re left with a simple 4-conductor cable that’s inexpensive to make and easy to stow.

The USB standard defines the way in which a device talks to the host. Unless you’re taking advantage of a brand new standard called “USB On the Go” (USB-OTG) which allows devices limited host capabilities, you’re probably going to be connecting a device directly to a host. A USB device can’t initiate communication, only the host can, so even if you can find the right cable: connecting two devices with no host just doesn’t work. Also, because USB cables carry both power and data, connecting two hosts without a device in-between can be disastrous (causing high-currents, short circuits, even fires).
What Kinds of Cables are Out There?

99% of host controllers will have a USB-A receptacle, so when you’re looking for a USB cable, you’ll usually be looking for a “USB A-to-something” cable. A lot of the time the USB-A end is assumed, since that’s the connector on most PCs, and cables will be named after the connector on the opposite end. Some smaller hosts use a Mini or Micro receptacle but they usually supply a pigtail adapter to USB-A.
Some cables are also hubs, which allow multiple USB devices to be plugged into the same host port. In theory, you can stack these hubs as deep as you want to up to 127 devices, but in practice you need to consider power limitations. Some cables are extension cords, with the plug at one end and the receptacle at the other. There are limits to this as well because of the round-trip signal time of the serial data. It’s suggested that USB cables are kept under 5 meters in length.
There are also some wacky, non-standard USB cables out there so you have to be careful when you’re just plugging things in. Not everything that can be physically connected can be electrically connected.

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