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Description: We have no idea what USB device you are hooking up to, but if you want to access the microUSB port on something, you might want this. We broke out all 5 pins with a vertical microUSB connector for your prototyping needs.

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  • Would this fit on a raspberry pi with the SD card installed? It seems like a bit of a tight fit…

    • The photo with measurements shows roughly 1cm from the edge of the connector to the edge of the board. With an SD card, my RPi has about 7 to 8mm of room between connector and card. It seems like you’d have to get handy with a Dremel-like tool to cut away some of the board on one side. It would be neat to have a slimmer breakout without the screw holes. It would be a great little board to build a power/reset switch on top of for the Raspberry Pi.

    • Fits perfectly with the microSD to SD card adapter I’m using. The small bevel in the SD card adapter is exactly the distance and shape to fit this breakout board. It’s in direct contact which I would normally consider bad, but it actually seems to help in keeping the card from getting bumped around.

      I purchased one a year or two ago and finally found it for use with my Pis. Both model A and B line up the same. I’m going to get a few more.

      Crappy photos: http://imgur.com/a/L5z2y

  • Perfect for Nexus One mobile. Now i can make a cheap dock fo it :)

  • How about selling just the plug?

    • We can consider it, but it’s difficult to use, as it’s a relatively tight-pitch SMD part.

      • Hey, you guys are the ones that taught me EagleCAD and tight pitch soldering! I’m sure there are people here who could get some use out of it. I actually jumpered to an unused pin on an LGA package last week with the soldering skills I learned here!
        So don’t think your customers couldn’t use an eagle footprint and the raw part. ;)
        -Taylor

        • You make a great point. I’ll see what I can do, we have limited shelf space and can’t have a spot for everything.
          We probably taught you have to desolder too ;-) You can always remove it. Now THAT’S skill.

          • I personally would desolder it, except that I’m then not just paying for a connector, but also a coffee coaster. Another one. But hey! It’s on the wish list. :)

      • Hi,

        Do you have the eagle footprint of this connector??? I’m going to desolder a pair of this and solder it on a flexible pcb : D

        • Yep, any breakout board that we make will have the footprint in the SparkFun Eagle Library that we keep on github.

          • Great, all of you are awesome!!!

          • As a newly minted Eagle user, can you provide a link somewhere on the site (doesn’t have to be here) for us to go to for that GITHUB? I’m loving the capability that Eagle brings to the table :)

            • Here you go. For any part that’s in the Eagle library, there’s a link at the top of the page (right under the SKU, next to RoHS, etc) that contains a link to the library. This one doesn’t because it’s an assembly.

  • Are there any of these boards with a female socket on them?

  • Would there be a chance of getting a side photo with the vertical dimensions? I’m building a panning camera controller to add motion to a Dropcam, it would be nice to know the vertical dimensions so I can design the enclosure.

  • Can we sell this with the male port vertically flush with the breakout board please? Peoples prototyping needs need this vertically flush with the pcb.

  • Any chance of a sheathed version? one you can make your own cables with? or a cable with all wires (including ID) or (this only really helps me) an USB OTG (USB host) cable where ID is shorted to ground

  • Thinner, or a flipped version would be helpful. It appears as the only reason for the width is to fit the silkscreened labels but you can put them on the back.

    I need a really low profile (axially) connector and this works except it sticks out toward the back.

  • any chance of breaking out the shield contact as well? If you’re abusing the USB standards, you can use this + the socket to make a really tiny and mechanically strong 6-contact connection.

  • Any plan to stock the horizontal version for cable making?

  • The jig is not working I plug it in my Samsung Galaxy i9000 and nothing happens.. What should I do?

  • You guys carry a female connector for use in making cables. I’d love to see this in a separate connector form factor so I could create some little heat shrink adapters.
    The adapters on the market are scattershot WRT pins 4 and 5 being shorted.

  • What about a Vertical microB plug?

  • I need this ASAP.
    I backordered it…How long would it take??

  • OK, I might be dumb or just tired, but how come the female Micro B breakout only has four pads and the male one has five? I’m not incredibly conversant with the Micro B spec; apologies.

  • any ETA on backorder status?

  • This is another life-saver (but I do not like the vertical orientation).<br />
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    I used it to build a jumper-configurable cable (from USB or battery to Nokia N900, plus jumper for host/client USB modes).<br />
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    Well, it doesn’t appear very elegant when fitted to the N900 - perpendicular to it and with the larger part looking down, but it’s so geeky… :-)

  • When you will have more units? I need at least twenty.

  • Perfect for manufacturing JIG’s for Samsung Smartphones to call up various user modes, for example Car Docking mode, or Download Mode for when you brick your device. Many other modes exist and all that is needed is figuring out the resistance value between pins 4 and 5 to call up the function desired. Nice little board.

  • Great product. I build it in a car holder the Sony Erisson HCH-60. My HTC Desire fits perfect in it.
    For charging in the car you need to connect the D+ and D- pins. See this post: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=742706

  • Cool. Is there a vertical miniB on the way too?


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