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Will my USB device work with this cable?

Most consumer electronics devices will not work with our USB adapter cables. We currently sell two USB adapters for Vernier and Texas Instruments products.

Go to Easy Adapter, order code USB-MINI, $9
This adapter was intended for a Go!Temp or Go!Link revision 2 to be connected to a TI-84 graphing calculator. It has a USB Standard-A receptacle and a USB Mini-A plug.

Easy to Go Adapter, order code MINI-USB, $17
This adapter is to allow the EasyTemp or EasyLink to connect to a computer. It has a USB Mini-A receptacle and a USB Standard-A plug.

Most consumer devices will not work with our adapters because they generally use USB Mini-B. A USB Mini-B plug does not work with a USB Mini-A receptacle and a USB Mini-A plug does not work with a USB Mini-B receptacle.

The USB “standard” is unfortunately confusing with two types of mini plugs. One more consideration is that there is a special type of USB mini receptacle, which is a USB Mini-AB, which is a mini receptacle that can accept USB Mini-A and USB Mini-B plugs. For further reading about USB connectors, please refer to:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USB#USB_connectors

For a chart of all of our USB cables, please see:
http://www.vernier.com/probes/usbchart.html

Related TILs:
TIL 1469: Can I use a Go! device with my calculator or my Easy device with a computer?

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