USB Mini-B Cable - 6"

This is a USB 2.0 type B to Mini-B 5-pin black cable. You know, the mini-B connector that usually comes with USB Hubs, Cameras, MP3 players, etc. We specifically like these 6" long cables because using USB peripherals in projects within a small enclosure is much easier these days, and most times you really don't need six feet of cable to do that. You can still use this USB cable with our SparkFun RedBoards, FTDI Basics, ProtoSnap, or anything else that utilizes a Mini-B connector type!

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  • 6in Long (150mm)

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January 18, 2013

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  • Member #427137 / about 9 years ago / 1

    Can we get this in the standard A - B cable too (like what the UNO uses)? I am usually on the go with my equipment and having a short A - B cable would be perfect instead of the 3+ft cables that I have to cram into a small box that I use for my AVR ISP mkii, NI MyDAQ, Hantek Oscilloscope, and other devises... and I am ordering the two version you have now :P

  • CompuCat / about 9 years ago / 1

    I've had cables like this (from unknown sources) that don't work even with lower speed devices like the Teensy 2.0 since they had no shielding whatsoever and the data lines were untwisted. Does this cable have shielding and a proper twisted pair?

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Thought 6" would be great, but,

After receiving, I wished they were a bit longer and not as stiff. I wanted to plug my phone or devices in close to the computer, but with shortness and the stiffness the device ends up in a position not desired, like pointing away from the computer. It was a try.

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An excellent short Mini USB cable

The B connector has a bit too much material around it for some recessed connections, but that's not Sparkfun's fault. It's a well made cable, with the molded ends firmly attached.

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Compact and Neat

Used with my pocket programmer. Nicely fit with inside the box when not used.

Great for Going Portable

This cable really helped with making the Sound Visualizer project portable.