USB micro-B Cable - 6 Foot

USB 2.0 type A to micro USB 5-pin. This is a new, smaller connector for USB devices. Micro USB connectors are about half the height of mini USB. Micro USB is found on newer hand held devices like cell phones and portable media devices. Works great with the Google Nexus One. Cable color and shape may vary slightly from image as our stock rotates.

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  • Are you planning on selling a SF branded one, like the Mini USB one?

  • Anyone use these with Raspberry Pi? Any of the fit issues?

  • Does this cable have a wire connected to the 5th pin on the micro USB plug side?

  • How thick is the cable? Could someone throw a caliper on them.

  • Is there any plans for a red SparkFun MicroB 3.0 cable?

  • I ordered one to have an extra to use with teensy 3.1 Turns out it's the only one that stays plugged into my worn out phone. So the other one is with the teensy. To me it's a good, rugged USB cord, much better fit in any device I've used it on than the super cheepos that come with cell phones. I think I'll just order one every time I place a SFE order. My $0.02

  • I hope this will work well for Teensy 3.1.

  • I bought this cable with the LiPo Charger Basic (PRT-10217). I think that it's very difficult to plug and unplug the cable into the microUSB connector. I'm always afraid to snap off the connector from the breakout board.

    • Yep, I bought this to go with the old-school LiPo Charger/Booster (PRT-10300). Gave the device prototype to a user and the PRT-10300 connector was snapped off within 48 hrs. Too tight a fit.

      Does anyone have a suggestion for a cable that will be a little less snug?

    • I have to report the same thing. The micro USB end on this is very tight when plugging into my phone and other devices. To the point where it actually doesn't work with some of my devices such as my Sansa Clip 2gig.

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Review of USB microB Cable - 6 Foot - not so great

Greetings Bought 4 of these cables, two have failed within a week of going into service. Both had issues with the micro b end. One went intermittent, no sign visible damage, But seemed loose when mated and had lots of wiggle. The other physically broke loose internally but did not come out of the connector backshell. One cable used on an Asus T-100 transformer book. The next on a galaxy s4. No I don't try to abuse them and yes I'm a sixty something yo klutz. But I typically get a couple of years out of a cable that is used daily. My plan is to lop off the affecting appendage and replace it with new end. Going to try to do more thorough research on the replacement part.

It is workin fine.

Could not ask for better!

The cable connected my laptop to my Arduino Leonardo and never missed a bit. Program transfer first time I tried it.

Good cables

I used to buy my USB microB cables from Amazon.com when I had free shipping with Amazon Prime but now that I don't, I order these and I think they are comparable in quality and I've never had an issue with them breaking or not fitting the Arduino Leonardo, which is what I typically use them for. Great price for a great product, highly recommend.

It works great!

Using to power/flash my particle photon. Works great and the 6' is a good length!

Very Good

Works well, just as expected.

Works great

The right cable for the logo matic ver 2 from spatkfun. Many thanks to spatkfuns great customer support. I buy items based on quality of your support. Cheers!

Great cable

What can I say, it is a great cable and was just what I needed! 😋

Works great

Its been working great.