USB A to Micro B Cable (CE07762)

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This USB A to micro B cable is perfect for connecting microcontrollers to your PC, with a strong braided cable it is sure to last through many projects.

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Hi , can this be used for microbit?


Yes, they have a micro b connector.


Checked the stock here and they’ve also got data lines. Yes, they work nicely with either v1 and v2 of the MicroBits.

P.S. for anyone reading this in the future. with USB-A connections the data lines are typically the central two pins on the connection, and sometimes with chargers and cheaper connections, they’re removed to save on manufacturing costs (mostly).

If you have any further questions, please let us know.


usb micro B aka usb-3 micro…having all 9 pins…???am i correct…??


Hey Bryce,

Micro B connectors are USB 2.0 - they’ve only got 5 pins: V_Bus, D+, D-, Ground, and an ID pin (for USB OTG).

USB 3.0 A has extra pins up the back if you look.down the connector.

The 3.0 version is commonly seen on external hard drives, basically has an extra connector on the side. They’re backwards compatible with the 2.0 version though (you can stick a standard micro B cable into a 3.0 SuperSpeed Micro B and it’ll work fine, just at 2.0 speeds.


you have 2 physically listed connectors with the same name …??? bottom 2 of them on the right…???

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Good catch, forgot about the extra pins in 3.0.

The four nearest pads/pins still have the same application (and are reverse compatible as you’ve said) although this cable we’re discussing is just a classic USB-1.1 A connection rather than USB-3.0 A my bad for leaving the 3.0 in originally :sweat_smile: should still be the same process to check for data lines

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Yes, USB 3.0 is still reverse compatible to 2.0, but the extra pins used in the 3.0 connections allow for it to use a different encoding standard for communication with other matching ports for much higher bandwidth on data transfers:

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i know if the usb-3 drops below standards for what ever reason it drops back to usb 2 speeds also usb 3 does not support all that usb 2 can there fore it lacks in a protocol from mem this is made up by the choice of usb-3 speeds are faster than usb 2, but usb -2 micro there is no such thing as an otg port it is slang and yes there is still that missing part that usb3 does not have like a pure usb2 port...bu tusb 2 lacks speed...arhh yes we get to the color misconception yes white/black/ightblue/ etc.light blue stands out very clearly as a usb cable and white especially in usb2 are a mix of possibilitys…being both data/power or just plain power …we could be here all day debating about what is an what should be when it comes to usb-2 V`s usb-3 and switching between speeds buses and protocols…

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point is whether they be enhanced they still both differ at the end of the day …

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