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USB B header
September 9, 2014 by

Know your connectors – USB ‘B’

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.