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Avoid compatibility issues by finding the right USB cable to connect an accessory to your computer or charge your mobile device. Universal Serial Bus or USB is a widely adopted standard that replaces a number of incompatible legacy connectors. It standardized the connection between most computer peripherals and host PCs and can carry both data and power. Staples® has a wide selection of cables with USB connectors.

Choose From Different Types of USB Cables
While USB is universal, it takes different forms and each has a specific type of connector. The two most common ones are Type-A and Type-B connectors. Type-A plugs have rectangular cross-sections while Type-B ones have square profiles with beveled edges. Each full-size connector type has smaller mini and micro versions. A Universal Serial Bus cable sports two connectors with one on each end. Usually, there is a Type-A connector on one end while the other end may have a Type-B, mini-B, or micro-B connector.

USB A to B cables are rare and mostly used by large computer accessories like printers. USB A to mini-B or mini-USB cables are popular as charging cords for old cell phones. You can also find them used as data cables for some cameras and printed circuit boards. USB A to micro-B or micro-USB cables replaced mini-USB cables and they are popular for charging mobile phones and other portable devices.

Consider File Transfer Speed When Shopping for USB Cables
Besides connector type, you should also consider the USB version supported by a cable before ordering it. This is important because it determines the cable's file transfer speed. The different versions of this universal standard are USB 1.0, 1.1, 2.0, 3.0, and 3.1. USB 1.0 cables have a maximum transfer rate of 1.5Mbps. USB 1.1 cables can deliver speeds up to 12Mbps while a 2.0 interface has data speeds up to 480Mbps. The maximum data rate for USB 3.0 cables is 5Gbps while USB 3.1 options enjoy double the transfer speed. USB 3.0 and 3.1 are backward compatible with some older versions of the standard.

Do All USB Cables Support USB OTG?
No. USB OTG or On-the-Go is an extension of the USB standard that allows a USB device to act as a host for another USB device. For example, a smartphone with a USB OTG port can mount and recognize a USB flash drive just like a computer. To establish this connection, you need a special USB OTG cable.

What Is the Difference Between Regular USB Cables and USB-C Cables?
A USB Type-C cable has a USB-C connector on one end and a USB-A connector on the other. The USB-C connector is a small reversible plug that is as small as a micro-USB connector but has more pins and delivers more power.

Can You Charge a Laptop With a USB Cable?
Regular USB-A and B cables do not carry enough power to charge laptops but USB-C cables can easily deliver the 20 to 65 watts required by most mobile computers. These cables support the requirements of USB PD or Power Delivery. They can carry current at higher amperages and voltages to deliver a maximum power output of 100 watts.
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V7 16' USB 2.0 Male to Male USB Cable, Black
Item: IM1DT2740 / Model : V7N2USB2AB-16F
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  • USB 2.0 USB cable is compatible with various modern-day devices
  • 16' length for convenient use
  • Male to male design eliminates the need of any separate adapter
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Tripp Lite 10' USB 2.0 Male to Male High Speed Cable, Black
Item: IM1TB4117 / Model : UR020-010
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  • USB 2.0 high speed cable facilitates connection between various devices
  • 10' length for convenient use
  • Male to male construction requires no separate adapter
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Belkin® 6' Hi-Speed USB 2.0 Cable, Black
Item: 2509407 / Model : F3U133B06
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  • Cable type: USB
  • Connect your USB printer, scanner, external hard drive and other peripherals and error free data transmissions
  • Cable length: 6'
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Staples 6" USB-C to USB 3.0 Type A Adapter, Black
Staples 6" USB-C to USB 3.0 Type A Adapter, Black
Item: 1913673 / Model : 28653
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  • Connect USB type A equipped devices to USB type C equipped devices
  • 0.15 meter (6in) compact cord length
  • Compatible with USB-A cable
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Staples 1' USB to Serial Adapter, Black
Item: 2093905 / Model : 29764
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  • USB Serial adapter cable to connect computer with serial devices
  • 0.3 meter (1ft) cable length
  • Compatible with Windows® 10, 8, 7, Windows Vista®, XP, 2000 and Mac OS® 10.6 or higher
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Apple USB-C To Lightning Cable - iPad / iPhone / iPod Charging / Data Cable - Lightning / USB - 6.6 Ft - MKQ42AM/A - White
Item: IM11V7510 / Model : MKQ42AM/A
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  • Length: 6.6 ft
  • Left Connectors: 1 x USB Type C - male
  • Right Connectors: 1 x Apple Lightning - male
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Staples 6' USB 3.0 Micro Cable, Black
Item: 2093414 / Model : 29773
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  • Connect USB-A to USB 3.0 Micro B
  • 1.8 meter (6ft) cable length for versatile setup options
  • Supports transfer speeds of up to 5 Gbps
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Apple Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) to Thunderbolt 2 Adapter
Item: IM17M4452 / Model : MMEL2AM/A
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  • Allows easy connection between devices and helps transfer data quickly with accuracy
  • 1 x Female Thunderbolt 2 offers a secure and reliable connection with the compatible Macbook Pro
  • Connector on First End: 1 x USB Type C Male Thunderbolt 3
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V7 6' USB Male to Male Extension Cable, Black
Item: IM1DT2744 / Model : V7N2USB2EXT-06F
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  • USB extension cable extends the reach of your USB peripheral
  • 6' length for extra coverage
  • Male to male construction requires no separate adapter
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Rocstor Premier 6 ft USB 2.0 Extension Cable A Male to A Female, M/F, USB, 6 ft, 1 Pack, 1 x Type A Male, 1 x Type A Female -Blk
Item: IM18J2847 / Model : Y10C117-B1
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  • Transfer data in a snap
  • With USB port, enjoy the plug-and-play facility
  • Features 1 x Type A Female USB 2.0 USB connector, permitting you to establish a connection with a scanner
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Tripp Lite 5ft 2-Port USB 2.0 Hi-Speed Desktop Gold A/A Extension Cable M/F
Item: 2756165 / Model : 12391611
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  • Features one USB 2.0 data/power port and one power-only port
  • Supports data transfer rates up to 480 Mbps
  • Premium foil and braid shielding
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StarTech 1' USB to RS232 Serial Adapter Cable, Black
Item: IM1TW5188 / Model : ICUSB232V2
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  • RS232 serial adapter cable for speedy communication and data transfer
  • 9-pin DB-9 male RS-232 serial on one end and 4-pin Type A male USB 2.0 USB on second end enables easy connectivity
  • Male to male connector construction requires no separate adapter
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Staples 6.6' USB-C to USB 2.0 Type A Cable, Black
Item: 1917067 / Model : 28648
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  • Connector cable that allows connection between USB-C devices and USB-A laptops and chargers
  • 2 meter (6.6ft) length allows for connection to hard-to-reach ports
  • Compatible with USB type C-equipped devices and USB A-equipped laptops and chargers
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Monoprice USB 2.0 Male to Female Ethernet Adapter Cable, Black
Item: 1255662 / Model : 109466
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  • Ethernet adapter for quickly adding a 10/100 Mbps fast Ethernet to your desktop
  • Comes with a suspend mode that helps to save energy while the device is not in use
  • Remote wakeup via link-up and magic packet enable control of a computer that is offline
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StarTech 50' USB 2.0 Male to Male Data Transfer Cable, Black
Item: IM1RV6965 / Model : USB2HAB50AC
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  • USB 2.0 data transfer cable is compatible with various modern-day devices
  • 50' length for easy access
  • Male to male design eliminates the need of any separate adapter
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COMPREHENSIVE CABLE® 10' USB 2.0 A Male To B Male Cable, Black
Item: IM1PK6272 / Model : USB2-AB-10ST
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  • Black USB 2.0 cable that is compatible to connect with various devices
  • 10' length for easy access
  • Male-to-male cable design eliminates the need for separate adapters
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QVS® 16' USB 3.0 Active Extension Cable, Black
Item: IM1NZ0712 / Model : USB3-RPTR
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  • USB 1.1, USB 2.0, USB 3.0 extension cable extends the reach of your USB peripheral
  • 16' length for longer distance usage
  • Male to female construction requires no separate adapter
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Kanex K181-1011-WT USB-C To USB Adapter
Item: 2699000 / Model : KAN1811011WT
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  • Adds additional USB port to MacBook for phones, tablets or other accessories
  • Compact design
  • White
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COMPREHENSIVE CABLE® 15' USB 2.0 A Male To A Male Cable, Black
Item: IM1PK6278 / Model : USB2-AA-15ST
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  • Black USB 2.0 cable that is compatible to connect with various devices
  • 15' length for easy access
  • Male-to-male cable design eliminates the need for separate adapters
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HP® Pavilion USB Type C to HDMI 2.0 Adapter, Black (HP2PC54AA)
Item: 24205919 / Model : HP2PC54AA
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  • Adapter is ideal for TVs and monitors
  • Connection: USB type C on first end to HDMI 2.0 on second end
  • Dimensions: 0.43"H x 5.91"W x 0.98"D
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Rocstor Premier Micro USB to USB OTG Host Adapter M/F, 6in, USB Adapter for Tablet PC, 6"
Item: IM18J2874 / Model : Y10C136-B1
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  • Transferring data is not a big deal! Transfer your valuable data with ease
  • Hot-pluggable USB port for a quick connection
  • Features 1 x Type A Female USB connector to let you worry-free about setting up a connection with a mouse
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Staples 6.6' USB 2.0 Type C to Type C Cable, Black
Item: 1917069 / Model : 28649
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  • Charge and sync USB Type C equipped devices from USB Type C equipped laptops and chargers
  • 2 meter (6.6ft) length allows for connection to hard-to-reach ports
  • Up to 15 watts of charging power and 480 Mbps transfer speeds
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StarTech 8-Pin Apple Lightning Connector Male To Type B Female Micro USB Adapter, Black
Item: 2419242 / Model : USBUBLTADPB
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  • Black USB adapter that is compatible to connect with various devices
  • Male-to-female cable design eliminates the need for separate adapters
  • Micro USB for quick data-transmission
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Staples 9.8' Extended Length Micro USB Charge/Sync Cable, Black
Item: 1517998 / Model : 27904
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  • Charging cable for Micro USB-equipped devices
  • 3 meter (9.8ft) length allows for a more flexible charging solution
  • Compatible with Micro USB-enabled devices, including most Android phones
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