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Identifing a USB(?) connector
« on: February 08, 2021, 10:58:08 am »
I've found a cable in the house that has a standard USB type A at one end and a small connector at the other.  It is non symetrical so not a USB C.  It is 4.9x2.0mm (USB micro is 6.8x2.2mm) so smaller than a micro.  It has 5 pins with 4 grouped close together at one side of the connector and a 5th on its own at the other end.  The cable has an inductor fitted.

What is it please?

Re: Identifing a USB(?) connector
« Reply #1 on: February 08, 2021, 11:01:02 am »
Likely proprietary for a camera or some such.

Re: Identifing a USB(?) connector
« Reply #2 on: February 08, 2021, 11:14:20 am »
Spot on Phil.  It fits my daughter's DSLR.  A/V out connector.

Thanks muchly.


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Re: Identifing a USB(?) connector
« Reply #4 on: February 08, 2021, 05:17:08 pm »
Likely proprietary for a camera or some such.

Was what I came to post, based on the Subject line.  These things lurk at the bottom of the useful cables box to mislead you.  Unless you have a camera which needs one, of course.
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Re: Identifing a USB(?) connector
« Reply #5 on: February 09, 2021, 07:20:04 pm »
Was what I came to post, based on the Subject line.  These things lurk at the bottom of the useful cables box to mislead you. 

You have a useless cables box too?

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Re: Identifing a USB(?) connector
« Reply #6 on: February 09, 2021, 07:34:06 pm »
Spot on Phil.  It fits my daughter's DSLR.  A/V out connector.

Thanks muchly.

Looks similar to one that works with 1 of my Fuji cameras and one of my Lumix cameras.
There seems to be standards of non-standard

Re: Identifing a USB(?) connector
« Reply #7 on: February 09, 2021, 07:42:41 pm »
While we're on the subject what are the tiny USB plugs that used to be used with digital compact cameras (pretty much all makes as far as I can see) to connect to PCs and to charge with a USB charger. The other end was always the standard big USB for chargers (I would say "and computers" but these days that is no longer completely true). I only have one left for my Fuji compact and when it dies I won't be able to charge it!

And the super chunky one that did portable media players and Tomtom gps units? Mini USB or some such? (I used to know this once - getting old ain't much fun!)

Re: Identifing a USB(?) connector
« Reply #8 on: February 09, 2021, 07:47:27 pm »
Mini USB seems about right. Also the same as used on TomTom satnavs and some older Garmins like eTrex.
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Re: Identifing a USB(?) connector
« Reply #9 on: February 09, 2021, 08:02:06 pm »
The one for Garmin TwatNavs looks almost identical to the one for Olympus cameras, but isn’t.  Coronalurgi has meant I ent got round to replacing Emily the TwatNav yet.
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Re: Identifing a USB(?) connector
« Reply #10 on: February 09, 2021, 08:08:25 pm »
The type used by cameras were often "8-pin Mini-B". Not really standard, but seemed quite common for a while. And they may not use all of the pins, so could only have 5 pins.
https://pinoutguide.com/DigitalCameras/micro_usb_8pin_camera_pinout.shtml

There was also "Mini-A" and "Micro-A" connectors. Looked quite similar to Mini-B or Micro-B. They were part of the standards, and but I don't think they were ever used much.

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Re: Identifing a USB(?) connector
« Reply #11 on: February 09, 2021, 10:17:23 pm »
The type used by cameras were often "8-pin Mini-B". Not really standard, but seemed quite common for a while. And they may not use all of the pins, so could only have 5 pins.
https://pinoutguide.com/DigitalCameras/micro_usb_8pin_camera_pinout.shtml

There was also "Mini-A" and "Micro-A" connectors. Looked quite similar to Mini-B or Micro-B. They were part of the standards, and but I don't think they were ever used much.

Ah!
Yes my cameras are in that list.

Kim

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Re: Identifing a USB(?) connector
« Reply #12 on: February 09, 2021, 11:55:08 pm »
Was what I came to post, based on the Subject line.  These things lurk at the bottom of the useful cables box to mislead you. 

You have a useless cables box too?

Tragically, I have about 6 of them.
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Re: Identifing a USB(?) connector
« Reply #13 on: February 10, 2021, 06:03:40 am »
I have a "useful cables" box and a "might be useful someday / WTF is this" cables box. Cables gradually migrate from the first to the second and then after a few years get consigned to the "graveyard of old cables" box in the attic, usually about two days before I discover I need one.
I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that.