Illustration USB. © 2016 Merdeka
Most computers and other electronic devices have a USB connection. In fact, there are often different cables for different USB connection.
Often we are confused, why USB is the "Universal Serial Bus" turned out to have many kinds and universally not only represented by one cable. What is the difference of the type of one type to another? It is important for you to know because of differences of this type refers to the development of USB technology and devices that use this technology that is also more sophisticated. Thus, the cable that you use today may be lost in the near future.
Here are some types of USB.
USB Cable Type 2016 MerdekaType-A
Most USB connector we use today use a USB type-A. Starting from the keyboard and mouse on a PC, to transfer data and charging cable for our smartphones.
Connectors with a form almost 'square', it seems somewhat rarely used. Its usefulness is usually the same as the type-A where various devices connected to computers, smartphones and digital cameras use a USB type-B.
Mini-USB is the standard connector for mobile devices. Mini-USB smaller than regular USB, and used in small devices such as smartphones or digital cameras. Mini-USB has now been abandoned and most are now using the micro-USB.
Settling the shape of the Mini-USB, and has been agreed by many manufacturers to produce a variety of its mobile devices with this type of USB. Shape USB charger is contained in our smartphones. In addition, only Apple is not using this type of USB.
USB is the latest type, were smaller and can be inverted. USB Type-C promises higher transfer speeds and has power that is stronger than the previous USB type. Currently, USB Type-C has started being used on some laptops and a fraction latest smartphones and tablets.
USB Type-C 2016 MerdekaLightning
Lightning is not really a standard USB, but is generally used by Apple's iPhone and iPad connector. Similar in size to micro-USB and can only be used by Apple devices produced over the month September 2012.
Lightning cable Merdeka