USB Connectors

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  1. ShiftZZ

    ShiftZZ Funster Life Member

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    Doew anyone know where I can buy a USB multi-connection kit...

    I have a number of different devices, iphone, cameras etc and they all have different connectors.. Is there a multi-USB kit?
     
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    any PC shop Hilda even Tesco
     
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    Ken

    The issue is whats at the end of the USB cable..

    Cameras.

    Canon EOS400D
    Fuji Finepix
    Samsung FinePix
    Sony Cybershot

    They all have different terminals...
     
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    Thats so that they can sell you one of their in house adapters, at their price of course!

    Doug.

    PS its called "RIP OFF"
     
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    Im reasonably sure that at least three of those have the same connection at the 'object' end and a usb at the other...
     
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    OK Hilda, now I have my netbook up I can answer you properly.

    What you want is called a USB hub.

    In my experience the ones branded "Belkin" are the best.

    The hub plugs into your pooter USB port.

    The other end will have anything between 3 and 6 connectors.

    The pooter end of your leads is always the same this is the end that plugs into the hub.

    Some items will not work on a hub though this is rare these days. In the past printers and scanners can be iffy on a hub but in recent years all mine work ok.

    Price depends on quality, a cheap one will cost around £4. I would pay the extra for a Belkin one.

    Hope this is clearer for you. :BigGrin:
     
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    No its not a hub

    Each device has at one end a USB terminal and on the other a different type of terminal. Looks like they are made for each device.
     
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    Do you mean a HUB ?

    Or a few leads ?
     
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    Sorry Hilda it IS a hub.

    The odd end of your lead plugs into your device. e.g. a camera.

    The other end is common otherwise you would not be able to plug it into your computer.

    This is the end that plugs into the hub. :thumb:
     
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    Looks like what you are after is what you have already got, but shorter.

    No, I've never come across a multiple USB data connector set.

    It's a real pain I agree. A stupid real pain the the neat mini-USB connector is small enough for any device. Kindle are just perverse altering it by a tiny fraction.

    And while we are on a good RANT, chargers, why have I 20 wall warts here and all different !!!!!
     
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    I may not be making myslef very clear...

    "odd end of your lead plugs into your device", yes that the issue, I want a kit atht allows me to connect whatever with one cable (interchangable ends)
     
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    Then the answer is No there is no such thing. :cry:

    I thought you meant you did not enough ports on your pooter. :Blush:
     
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    Then post number 6 does it for you hilda, one USB one end and mutiple ends the other a wide choice to cover most of what you need, a usefull kit, one ordered.

    <Multiple end USB kit click here>
     
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    I have never seen one of those before:Blush:

    I would be concerned though if you attached multiple devices would they all work correctly bearing in mind as i said some devices do not even like hubs? :Doh:
     
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    Only for charging !
     
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    if only for charging, then the multi end does it

    If for data connection then the USB hub is the only real option

    Perfect solution doesn't exist yet that im aware of, but i would love to be corrected on that

    Even the so called standards arent always the same, mini USB as an example, some manufacturers change around the data pins so they dont work with others using the same type of port...gits!:Angry:
     
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    fair enough why else would you need to connect.
     
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