This is another part in an occasional series about different types of connectors and inputs.
USB ‘B’ is probably familiar to most as the data cable port on the back of a printers. Watch out if you’re getting a new wired printer, as some printer manufacturers deliberately leave out the cable to keep the cost of the printer down, charging the earth for this simple cable separately, but that’s a rant for another day, really!
It’s used on lots of other devices too – external hard drives, scanners, and music gear like MIDI controller keyboards often use USB B.
This is another part in an occasional series about different types of power inputs.
This week: the unpolarized C7/C8 coupler – more commonly known as the figure-of-8 connector. You know the one: it looks like, well, an eight.
More specifically, on the device side, it looks like an eight on its side, with a metal pin in each loop.