Most devices now require USB cables. Essentially these cables are used in order to connect your device such as your mobile phone to another device such as a computer. However, whenever you are to purchase a cable for your device, you are not to just randomly pick one. There are still some considerations that you have to keep in mind when choosing the right cable for your device.
With that said, here are some guidelines on how to choose a cable for your device:
1.Not all USB cables are the same. There are the A-type and the B-type cables, which apparently are different from each other. Basically, the A-type cable is the one with a rectangular shape and is around half an inch wide. B-type cable, on the other hand, is square shaped and is about 1/3 inch thick. Therefore, you have to know the actual USB port of the hardware in which you are going to connect your device to so that your cable would fit into the port.
2.Think about whether you need to connect your cable directly to your hardware’s ports and your computer or if you just have to plug the cable into the cable that is provided along with the hardware. This in turn will determine which type of connectors you will need on your cable.
3.The USB cable that you should choose must also have a male connector on both ends. Basically, the male connector is the one that you will insert directly into the USB port of your computer or any other device. Your USB cable should have this type of connector so that you can directly insert your cable into your hardware’s port.
4.On the other hand, if you are planning on using the USB cable that is already provided with your device with the USB cable that you are going to purchase, then you need to keep an eye on USB cables that have one female end and then one male end on the other. The cable that comes with your device needs to be plugged into the USB port of your computer or other hardware, while the opposite end of your cable needs to be plugged into the female end of your USB cable. Now that they are all plugged together, you can now plug in the male end directly into the USB port of your device, like your computer.
5.You also have to consider the distance between your computer and the device that you want to connect to it. Though this may seem optional, this can still matter when you are choosing USB cables. There are times when you would need a much longer cable so that you would be able to properly place it somewhere comfortable (and so that you would no longer have to keep it near the hardware at all times). Basically, when you know the distance between the computer and the possible location of the device that you are going to connect to the computer, you would be able to know how long your USB cable should be.
6.Most of all, you have to check if the USB cable that you are about to purchase is really working. There are times when a USB cable can malfunction, even if it is just brand new. Also, you have to check if the cable is really compatible with your device. You would not want to waste your money buying something that is not even working, would you? Or if it is fully functional, you still wouldn’t want to spend on something that you can’t use just because it is not compatible with your device. Once you are already sure and convinced that your cable is properly working with your device, you can now pay for it!